Twitter, Comics and Serial Killers

Art & Design
100+ Old Coca Cola Ads And Posters
This is a wonderful collection of Coke ads dating back to the early 1900’s. Coke’s logo has not changed from it’s inception in the 1890’s, giving it a strong continuity throughout the last 100+ years. From a marketing and advertising viewpoint, it’s fascinating to see how the designs, layouts and focal points of ads have evolved  throughout this time frame. I love how Coke has been described as a “The Ideal Brain Tonic” and “Delicious with Food”. There’s a great triangular bottle carry case design as well. This is well worth the look.

The Ideal Brain Tonic

The Ideal Brain Tonic

16It’s interesting to see how the trends in current swimwear is returning to older styles, ok, not exactly like Miss Bo-Peep in blue, but more styles of returning to fuller fabric coverups, both for modesty as well as protection from the sun.

Trianglular bottle carry case

Trianglular bottle carry case

Delicious with Food - direct and to the point

Delicious with Food - direct and to the point

Seen this interview? “Getting Personal with Richard Darell (@minervity)

Do you know who Richard Darell is?

Richard Darell

Richard Darell

Maybe you recognized him better as:

@Minervity

@Minervity

Kriselle Laran of Bullfrog Media has the word on Richard and his work. Get the full interview here

The Most Creative And Skillful Corporate Web Designs Of All Times

10 Common Mistakes In Logo Design

30 Best Photoshop Abstract Effect Tutorials

60 Photoshop Tutorials for Photo Touch-Ups | Vandelay Design Blog

10 Eye-Catching Professional Free Fonts

24 Modern Mugs and Creative Mug Designs

Soap Not Spray Can: Reverse Graffiti Art.

Society at Large
I’m a big fan of lists, and the weirder the better. Murder? Mayhem? Famous Filth? Bring it on!

20 Most Prolific Serial Killers of All Time

Famous Things Invented by Accident

15 Famously Filthy People From the Pages of History

Comics

X-Men Universe Relationship map
If you have ever read stories from the X-Men Universe, you’ll find a tangled web of relationships, flirtations, obsessions and unrequited yearnings among the plots, intrigues and efforts at world domination. Wolverine has had enough romantic exploits for 2 lifetimes, oh right – he is over 100 years old. This is a detailed  chart with all the relationships spelled out on the dotted line. Who thought comics were simple?

10 Alan Moore Comics You Must Read! (Besides Watchmen)

Alan Moore is a titan in the comic world. This article lists as must reads: The Ballad Of Halo Jones, Captain Britain, The Saga Of Swamp Thing, V For Vendetta, Whatever Happened To The Man Of Tomorrow?, 1963, From Hell (Jack The Ripper), The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Promethea, Top 10. Definitely a list to refer to if you need to fill in the gaps in your collection.

Environment

Living Root Bridges in India
The people in this part of India have trained the trees to grow into living bridges. The root bridges, some of which are over a hundred feet long, take ten to fifteen years to become fully functional, but they’re extraordinarily strong. Some of the ancient root bridges used daily by the people of the villages around Cherrapunji may be well over five hundred years old.

Living_Root_Bridges_in_India_3

Eco Gadgets: Solar coffee maker

Solar Coffee Machine

Solar Coffee Machine

The machine’s battery is charged by solar energy, then used to brew the coffee. I assume you’d have to have a sunny spot on your counter in order for this to work.

Neat, recycle wine bottles into Outdoor Torches

Bottle lights or Molotov Cocktails?

Bottle lights or Molotov Cocktails?

With the blue glass and copper hardware these look very pretty – but one of the comments in the article reads: “…if you fill it with gasoline and throw it it’s a MC. If you fill it with tiki oil, it’s lovely ambient lighting.” I guess it depends on your neighbourhood.

Very Cool: Air traffic in 24 hours Every yellow dot is a plane.

Twitter

11 Simple Twitter Secrets Revealed

Twitter Talkback: What Makes a Quality Tweet?

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