Those damn pigeons

October 19, 2012 § Leave a comment

I will shit on everything you love

Print by the lovely Etsy shop OliverandLyvia via istanbul loves Athens (Athens loves Istanbul back)

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10 more ways to visualize lyrics

October 12, 2012 § Leave a comment

Our first post on illustrated lyrics is one of our most popular ones, ever. It seems you share our obsession, hurrah! It is due time, then, to share some more visualizations that struck us as interesting and funny. Some interior design there, too. Again this list contains songs we love for the most part. So, for your viewing pleasure, here come 10 more ways to visualize lyrics:

1. The literal interpretation

adele: set fire to the rain

Set fire to the rain by Adele (source)

2. The eye-chart

3 little birds

3 little birds by Bob Marley (source)

3. The equation

every day is like sunday

Every day is like Sunday by Morrissey (source)

4. The upholstered armchair

perfect day

Perfect day by Lou Reed (source)

5. The stencil

maps

Maps by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs (source)

6. The cross-stitch

please please please

Please, please, please let me get what I want by The Smiths (source)

7. The street-sign

stop

Stop! In the name of love by Diana Ross & the Supremes (source)

8. The word-match

mambo no 5

Mambo no 5 by Lou Vega (source)

9. The staircase

hello i love you

Hello, I love you by The Doors (source)

10. The door-sign

push it

Push it by Salt-n-Pepa (source)

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A girl with colitis goes by…

March 29, 2012 § 4 Comments

In the early days of the web, Am I Right was one of the funniest sites there was: a database of misheard lyrics. The misunderstanding of the psychedelic Beatles lyrics “A girl with kaleidoscope eyes” with the absurdist “A girl with colitis goes by” is still one of the funniest things I’ve ever heard.

The Beatles mondegreen

And now there is a wonderful infograph by direct lyrics, to summarize the most common mistakes. Wasn’t it about time?

Adele mondegreen

By the way, Am I Right has also published a collection of misheard lyrics in Hold Me Closer, Tony Danza: And Other Misheard Lyrics.

See the full infograph after the jump.

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Weapons of mass distraction

March 27, 2012 § Leave a comment

weapons of mass distraction

by Hunter Langston

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Never le’ go…

March 15, 2012 § 1 Comment

I will never lego

Get it?

From the witty Heng Swee Lim and her Etsy shop, ILOVEDOODLE.

via buymodernbaby

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Tarantino from below and Anderson from above

February 28, 2012 § Leave a comment

Filming from below and filming from above. Two different techniques, two different approaches, both contributing to the film’s essence.

Kogognada has created two short fascinating videos; the first one is a compilation of Quentin Tarantino’s shots filmed from below.

And the second one is compilation of Wes Anderson’s overhead shots of hands doing all sort of things.

Pretty cool. Don’t you think?

via Laughing Squid

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The semicolon was getting tired of winking

February 26, 2012 § 3 Comments

by Marc Johns

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Lorizzle sheezy dolizzle boom shackalack amet, funky fresh yippiyo you son of a bizzle

November 18, 2011 § Leave a comment

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Nunc malesuada, est at varius faucibus, nisl massa suscipit velit, in pharetra nulla neque eu tellus.

Don’t tell me that you haven’t come across with these absurd Latin words? Lorem ipsum text is a placeholder text, used in graphic design to show how a web page/a mock up will look with real words once completed. It derives from sections 1.10.32–3 of Cicero’s De finibus bonorum et malorum and makes no sense at all.

However, it seems that designers and other internet professionals got bored with the classic dummy text and new word generators pop up more and more often. Well, there is a text version for every taste.

Here is the gangsta version:

If you prefer a meatier approach:

A sweeter one:

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The game is over

November 11, 2011 § Leave a comment

Game over. How many times haven’t we heard this phrase? Some of the most famous old school video games deaths compiled together.

via Kottke

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A world of clichés

July 7, 2011 § Leave a comment

All French people are arrogant, Greeks are lazy, Americans fat and all the people from the Middle East are bad. Our world is full of clichés, perhaps because it is our way to identify our self and differentiate it from the others. See some of them in The World Map of Useless Stereotypes created by Christoph Niemann.

via Laughing Squid

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I am socially stoned

July 6, 2011 § 2 Comments

Well, we all know that all social media can be extremely addictive, but each one with a completely different way. Patrick Moberg compares each one of them with popular drugs and alcoholic beverages:

via Design Taxi

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The history of search

July 5, 2011 § Leave a comment

via Geek and Poke

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Hello summer!

June 21, 2011 § 3 Comments

Google celebrates today the summer solstice with a new colorful Google Doodle, created by Japanese artist Takashi Murakami.

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The anatomy of a smurf

June 19, 2011 § Leave a comment


via Pop Chart Lab

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Killing time on a tablecloth

June 16, 2011 § Leave a comment

Killing time is never easy either you are in an airplane or in restaurant, but it can be creative. Illustrator Guibo draws his napkin tablecloth while he waits for his food, integrating in his drawings elements of the table.

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Help the semicolon not to become extinct

June 1, 2011 § 1 Comment

Out of all the punctuation marks the semicolon is my favorite; semicolon is the shit. And here’s how to use it:

semicolon

by the Oatmeal’s grammar series 

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WTF?

May 31, 2011 § 5 Comments

Don’t tell me that you have never reach the point when the only thing you could say was WTF? Argentina based design studio Minga created these minimalist posters for those moments in life.

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Midcentury furniture growing old

May 30, 2011 § Leave a comment

midcentury furniture growing old

by Fueled by coffee via core77

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Prose before Hos

May 21, 2011 § 2 Comments

One of the rare, true LOL moments online.

prose before hos

From the lovely people at Busted Tees, who also brought us little gems like:

haters gonna hatehelveticaresembles pacman

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Trapped in an iPhone

May 18, 2011 § Leave a comment

Trapped in an iPhone is a video, written and choreographed by Ronen Verbit and Vanya Polunin.

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