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Winners of the 59th Annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year Contest

What a treat: the winning entries in the 59th annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest.

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Vintage Typologies

Lost Found Art is a design company that “specializes in sculptural installations and assemblages.

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Emoji Kitchen

Ok, if you haven’t seen this before (or even if you have), I need to warn you that Emoji Kitchen is just a little bit addict

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The Stunning Winners of the 2024 Close-Up Photographer of the Year Contest

You all know I love a good photography contest and it’s hard to pick favorites.

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13-Year-Old Becomes First to Beat NES Tetris

13-year-old Blue Scuti is now the best Tetris player in the world after becoming the first human player to beat the NES version

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The Best Movie Posters of 2023

I am not in the habit of buying movie posters, but I bought one this year — for a movie that doesn’t even exist.

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The Best Book Cover Designs of 2023

I love a good book cover design. As I wrote last year: The book cover is one of my all-time favorite design objects

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A Perfectly Designed Climate Report Cover

This is the cover to the just-released United Nations Environment Programme Emissions Gap Report 2023.

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Winners of the 2023 Natural Landscape Photography Awards

The winners have been announced in the Natural Landscape Photography Awards for 2023.

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The Finalists in the 2023 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards are always a good time…and here are the finalists for the 2023 competition.

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Papercraft Four-Color Houses

Papercraft artist Charles Young has been constructing extremely tidy and precise little buildings.

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The Plot of All Objects in the Universe

You just have to admire a chart that casually purports to show every single thing in the Universe in one simple 2D plot.

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Antique Book Patterns

From the Bergen Public Library Norway, a collection of antique book patterns from front or end papers.

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The Process Tee

When you start something new, how do you know where you’re going to end up? Most of the time, you don’t.

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The Illustrated Book of Poultry

The Illustrated Book of Poultry by Lewis Wright was first published in 1870 and revised several times in the following decades.

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Striking Vintage Calculators

From Greg Maletic, glamour shots of his collection of calculators from 1968-1983.

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New Woodblock Prints of Hokusai’s Previously Unpublished “Book of Everything”

A team is carving woodblocks and creating prints from a series of previously unpublished drawings by legendary Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai.

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The Winners of the 2023 Drone Photo Awards

I am a sucker for aerial photography, so I had a lot of fun looking through all the winners and runners-up of the 2023 Drone Photo Awards.

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Logo Factory

Jigar Patel uses 3D modelling software to imagine factory production lines that “build” logos and app icons.

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SineRider: A Game About Love & Graphing

Remember Line Rider? It's a simple video game / physics toy where you draw slopes and curves for a person on a sled to navigate.