A pictogram conveys its meaning through its pictorial resemblance to a physical object. Designer/illustrator Viktor Hertz has applied this technique to some classic rock artists, like the Stones, Springsteen, Bowie, and The Beatles, creating a thought-provoking poster series. Can you name the tunes?
If conversations about the art hanging in your home all end with, “I don’t know what it is, she got it at IKEA,” these prints from Epic Frequency will give you more to talk about. They’re visual renderings derived from the waveforms of iconic audio recordings. Neil Armstrong’s “One small step”, JFK’s “Ask not …”, MLK’s “I have a dream” speech, etc. And if those don’t suit your decor, you can make a custom print with your own audio.
What came first, the artist or experimental drug use? Before you answer, look at this image of an alarm clock. Now consider this: it’s not just an image, it’s a functioning clock created by British designer Finn Magee. Weird, right?
Junk cars are cool but if you start filling the driveway and yard with ’em, you risk castration at the hands of your better half. A 1/24-scale model of the old Pontiac or mini replica of Grandpa’s truck is probably a safer bet. Each of these models is a unique work of art aged, rusted and beat up right. Park ’em in the man room and you should be ok.
Halloween is about horror and there’s certainly nothing scary or interesting about toothless Jack-O-lanterns or cartoon witches. If you want to impress the neighborhood parents, get a classic horror house re-creation from the crafty creeps at Haunted Construction Company.
If it weren’t for the well-trained eyes of real refs, the classic NFL and college football plays depicted in this art poster series would have been bungled. Confusion on the field turns miracles moments into mis-calls. These 11 X 14 posters illustrate the glory of the game when the officials are official.
Enjoy the eerie glow of an X-Ray image at home, without all the toxic radiation or medical expense. This lightbox-style frame contains a real X-Ray photo on real X-Ray film and also features a vintage-look cloth power cord.
Since the development of wooden boards, man has been building incredibly functional shelves with little more than a piece of wood. Here is a new, compact variation of the “shelf” big enough to hold your phone that features a cool wall mount bracket and a magnetic strip to hold your keys underneath.
Sure, arcade games were fun before you learned that the best games are played in the dark. This arcade inspired switch replaces the standard type and features the other kind of joystick plus a pair of noise making buttons. Turn it off and have some fun.
If your kids have been bugging you to get them a horse, maybe try this before going all in on the 4-legged kind. Serene Seahorses’ complete turnkey kits give you everything you need to start your own little seahorse ranch. Tank, pump, water conditioners, even a hitching post. Seriously, a hitching post.