Month: April 2011

targets at Target

Target does indeed sell targets. Good for them. Places like Crate and Barrel, Pottery Barn, and Banana Republic could learn a lesson from Target.

stretch hulk

Remember the stretch Hulk action figure/doll from 1979? I do. That thing was just wrong.

list of Chicago-based food companies

I was finishing up a bag of Donkey Chips when I noticed on the back of the bag that the company is in Chicago. I’d love for Jewel and Dominicks to have a published list of all the food/drink they sell that is made by Chicago companies. Wikipedia has a small list.

tiny tiny tiny camera

Japan, Japan, Japan. So many awesome things never leave Japan. Include the mame-cam dx micro camera on that list. specs:1.8 x 1.1 x 0.4 inches (eeee gads!)8 megapixels (3264 x 2448p resolution)microSD/SDHC card slot USB 2.0 connectionHD-video 1280 x 960p at 30fpsvoice recorder Americans can buy it at geekstuff4u.com for the viscously marked up price …

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where else

Oh, Ebay. It’s a great place to find the wonderfully amusingly mundane. And guess what. You can buy the wonderfully amusingly mundane. Or you can simply download the wonderfully amusingly mundane for free. You can be the proud owner of the image above for only $3.75 (shipping included). It is appropriately titled, “VINTAGE POLAROID SCARY …

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nice name

When saving the image for the previous post, I was satisfied with the file name. Maybe that will be used in a painting some day. It is: 1inchx1inch300dpi.gif. It has a poetic feel to it.

300×300 is 1×1

Most of my blog post images are 300 pixels wide. I just realized that a 300 by 300 pixel image is 1 inch by 1 inch at 300 dpi. I like that relationship.

Paper in My Pocket

Today I start a new series called “Paper in My Pocket”. About a week ago, I pulled a gasoline ($4.20/gallon) receipt out of my pants. I was impressed by how my pocket shaped the paper. The hi-res of this image is at my Flickr along with the reverse side. Note: this is a backpost. True …

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I’m intrigued

I want this book: “100 Artists’ Manifestos, From the Futurists to the Stuckists“. Can I wait until Christmas and hope someone buys it? I dunno. I really like the cover. However, the type treatment is a bit too clunky. There should be some more contrast between the type sections. Imagine the last line being Futura …

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