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ebay photos as art

ebay photos as art

There’s plenty of sites out there that feature funny ebay photos. Most often an unusual background overpowers the product being sold. Think crazy cat about to attack a Beanie Baby. I just stumbled across a new (or new to me) genre. It’s unintentionally aesthetically pleasing photos. I love the photo above by ebay seller acace. […]

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Nikon FE shutter assembly

Nikon FE shutter assembly

Every once in a while I like to see what sort of accessories are available on ebay for my Nikon FE film camera. atcace is currently selling an FE shutter assembly. What’s really cool is the size of the light meter display. It’s in the lower right corner of the photo. When looking through the […]

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full frame SLR for $2000

full frame SLR for $2000

A couple months ago, I blogged about my wish for a full frame SLR digital camera with articulating LCD for $2000. Well, that wish is coming closer to reality. Today Sony announced the full frame (36mm x 24mm images sensor) 24.6 megapixel A850 digital camera. It has no rotating LCD, but that’s not a deal […]

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Eisenhower Expressway logo

Eisenhower Expressway logo

It turns out that the Eisenhower Expressway (east-west expressway connecting downtown Chicago with Chicago neighborhoods and western suburbs) has its own logo and website. Funny how the words “Eisenhower” and “Expressway” are crammed together in the logo. It resembles the typical traffic jams that occur on the Ike.

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Helvetica Neue is pronounced "noya"

Helvetica Neue is pronounced “noya”

Through my 12 years of being a professional designer, I always assumed that “Neue”, as in the fonts created by Linotype, was pronounced “new” because the German word “neu” is pronounced that way. And I assumed the second “e” was silent. But today I learned that “Neue” is pronounced “noya”. Go figure. I wonder what […]

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Sorry, Cy

Sorry, Cy

Yea, I’m repeating the same image from the immediate prior post. It’s safe to bet that that’s never been done before in the 1300+ post history of unlikelymoose.com/blog. All apologies to Cy Twombly for displaying his work in a meagerly tiny 300 pixel wide image and to do so TWO days in a row! The […]

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viscerality?

viscerality?

I plan on attending the Cy Twombly exhibit at the Tute later this week. I was looking up reviews of the show online. One such review used a word I never heard of before. One reason I like reading about art is that I often encounter new words which allows me to run them through […]

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