Daily Graffiti: Foot Soldier Edition
FUN FACT: The Foot Clan from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comics are a parody of The Hand, a similar ninjutsu crime group from the Daredevil comics.
Graffiti by the always awesome TWE Crew.
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Star Wars Mashup Figures by Michael Leavitt
These awesome figures were created by artist Michael Leavitt, who was also responsible for the Banksy toy line from a while back. This Star Wars line mashes up Star Wars characters with important figures in history and pop culture. We’ve got Darwin, Gandhi, King Jong Il, Obama, and plenty of others.
No More Jingling Keys: The Orbitkey
Hate the sound of annoying jingling keys? Hate dangling them off of the side of your pants with a carabiner? Here’s the Orbitkey: a leather strap that neatly organizes up to nine standard house keys with neat folding action. It’s stylish and neatly collects all of your spare keys together in a way that’s similar to a pocket knife. It’s $22, and it’s currently funded in less than 10 days via Kickstarter. Hoping to grab one for myself soon enough!
(via Cool Material)
Kate Moss for Playboy’s 60th Anniversary Issue
The British supermodel dons the iconic bunny suit (and then takes it off) in this ultra-classy set of pics by photographer duo Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott. Playboy's 60th Anniversary Issue is currently available in digital form and will be available in print starting Friday, December 6.
Full NSFW gallery after the break.
Pop Up Funk - A Stylish Pop-up Book For Grownups
Pop Up Funk is a collaboration between comic artist Jim Mahfood a.k.a. Food One and designer Rosston Meyer featuring pop-up versions of Mahfood’s well-known works as well as all new pieces created just for the book. Each one comes signed and numbered by the artist and only 100 exist. Scoop it here.
Against the Infinite - Crazy Three Dimensional Art by AJ Fosik
You might recognize AJ Fosik as the artist responsible for the cover of Mastodon's 2011 record The Hunter. These pictures are from his solo exhibition “Against the Infinite” currently running until December 21 at the Jonathan Levine Gallery. The coup de grâce of the show is a collection of 30 animal heads on diamond-shaped panels that can be combined to form a giant 30-sided shape called a rhombic triacontahedron.
Badass Skull Armchair by Harow
French design firm Harow has created this ultra rad armchair in the shape of a skull, finished with a nice gloss with a steel internal frame. It’s straight up badass, complete with the best velvet for your rad ass tush to sit in. I’m sure it’s also super expensive, but a man can dream.
Fonts Made From Retro Japanese Storefronts
These retro fonts are unique to older storefronts in Japan, only available to view on old barbershops and florists. You can’t find any information on them in typography journals or anything of the sort, but thanks to three friends with interest in these fonts, the letters were restored with the help of the storeowners who helped create them.
Rintaro Shimohama, Naoki Nishimura, and Shinya Wakaoka gained the permission of several storeowners who have no prior experience in graphic design, but did have a hand in creating their store signs, and recreated each set of fonts to make available to download as a part of a project called Noramoji (nora meaning “stray,” moji meaning “text”).
The proceeds from buying the old fonts actually go to the storeowners who helped recreate the fonts from their stores. Pretty neat!
(via Spoon & Tamago)
Fan Art Friday: Chris Panda’s X-Ray Series
French illustrator Chris Panda has taken popular characters from cartoons, comics, and anime and turned them into coloring book pages with creepy red x-ray skeletons filled in. Click through for x-ray versions of Jessica Rabbit, Sailor Moon, Disney princesses, and more.