Ten Dollar Fonts is a fresh new online store that helps designers sell their fonts to the masses for an accessible price of $10.
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View all the typefaces available at www.tendollarfonts.com. Every purchase gets a free discount code for 10% off your next visit to the store.
Ten Dollar Fonts is currently taking font submissions, so if you would like to sell your font on the site, send them an email!
Portland-based designer and art director Mengyu Chen is currently working on a new comic book and has mocked up some experimental pop-ups of her own design. The ideas and execution are really quite spectacular and I can’t wait to see the finished product. (via tuh dah)
Portland artist Jo Hamilton (previously) has a number of new crocheted portraits up on her website including a recently shot stop-motion video detailing the progress of a piece that’s one party freaky and two parts amazing. Hamilton was interviewed earlier this month in Vogue.
Mental health break. This recent TED talk by comedian and musician Reggie Watts is completely out of left field. Watts mixes music, language, comedy, satire and at times plain gibberish to create a 10 minute performance unlike anything I’ve seen before. I don’t know what it is, but I like it.
At a quick glance these colorful photographs by Milwaukee-based photographed Jack Long might pass as some kind of strange exotic flowers, but a squint of the eyes later reveals they are actually high speed photographs of colored water, captured in a way to mimic the shape of blooms, leaves, and even pots.
Each photograph from Long’s Vessels and Blooms series is captured in a stunningly precise take that took months of trial and error to perfect. Like a mad scientist he creates cocktails of dyes, thickeners, and pigments for each component of the shot and then blasts them through a customized mechanism before snapping a perfectly timed capture. “This series was a culmination of months of planning and testing. Hundreds of captures are made in testing and then many more during the actual final capture stage. A very few stand out as being the best,” he says. You can see much more of his work on Flickr and 500px. (via oddity central)
Banksy recently updated his website with a number of new works that have been making the rounds the last day or so. My favorite new artwork is this simple piece depicting a spray-painted ballerina delicately traversing the string on the back of a picture frame like a tight rope. What fun and thoughtful execution.
Also, a number of people emailed and tweeted me a few weeks ago suggesting that the origami bird I posted was not actually done by Banksy because it wasn’t his “style”. Well, case: rested. (via the fox is black)