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Retro Travel Posters, Star Wars Style

Artist Steve Thomas created this stylized series of Star Wars posters inspired by government-issued tourism promotions for national and state parks between 1930 and 1950. These renderings of memorable places in a galaxy far, far away use the classic fonts and sleek imagery of the vintage posters upon which they are based.    See the collection [...]

Cosmic Sans

Cosmic Sans is a series of space-themed typography art, with each letter a contribution from a different artist. Designer Brad McNally came up with the idea based on the title pun, and he and his wife, printer Sarah McNally, recruited the artists within 48 hours. The framed art prints were all sold though an exhibit [...]

Snow Fall: The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek

The New York Times has a six-part multimedia presentation detailing the story of 16 skiers and snowboarders who were caught in an avalanche last February in the Cascade Mountains. The series includes awesome graphics, slideshows, videos, and a compelling narrative by John Branch that follows the events from the point of view of the survivors [...]

7 Television Characters Who Were Supposed to Die … But Didn’t

Killing off a popular TV character is a surefire way to get your show noticed. Of course, there are characters who are killed temporarily, with every intention of returning (Buffy in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, for example); characters who return later, with some crazy explanation, to improve the ratings (Bobby Ewing in Dallas); and others [...]

R.I.P. Larry Hagman

Larry Hagman, the actor who brought us two enduring TV characters among other roles, died yesterday of cancer at at Medical City in Dallas. He portrayed astronaut Major Anthony Nelson on the 1965-1970 TV series I Dream of Jeannie and then the notorious J.R. Ewing in the 1979-1981 series Dallas. Dallas was resurrected as a [...]

The Only Mother and Son to Each Have #1 Records

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website. In November of 1966, The Monkees’ first single “Last Train to Clarksville” went to number one on the charts, two months (to the day) after The Monkees TV series premiered. The Partridge Family, a TV series semi-similar to [...]

Reality show offering $10M Bigfoot prize

A new reality TV series is offering participants a grand prize of $10M if they can prove Bigfoot exists. Called “10 Million Dollar Bigfoot Bounty” the…

The Painted Faces of Valeriya Kutsan

Some of her designs are simple, as this one is, and some of them are complex. But all of Valeriya Kutsan’s facepaint designs in her series “Weird Beauty” are stunning.  Link -via Flavorwire | Photo: Alexander Khokhlov

Unusual and Fascinating Coins and Currency

In a continuing series on coins and currency, Dark Roasted Blend has a roundup of weird designs and stories about money. When the USSR was formed, and again when it crumbled, new money was designed for various areas that you may never have heard of. For example, Transnistria is a strip of land bordering Ukraine [...]