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Hamburg-based publisher Automatenverlag has transformed old cigarette machines into book vending machines and has installed them around the University of Hamburg. The small books include graphic novels, fiction, poetry and travel guides written by local authors. Let’s just hope that the smoking bans don’t turn into book bans…

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(parking) space invaders


Take back the streets!

by Antoine at Bike Friendly North Shore

free fix at freitag


At every FREITAG flagship store there are now five Gorilla fixed gear bikes, TSG helmets and FREITAG bags for you to borrow so you can take a tour of the city. FOR FREE! Improve your fixness!

room service to room 137C please



The Pantone Hotel opens today in Brussels, Belgium.

The guest rooms are works of art – white walls and bedding provide a clean, crisp canvas for saturated pops of vibrant color. The 59 affordably priced rooms and suites empower guests to transform their travels by selecting a room that complements their mood through color. The rooms and suites are patterned after one of seven distinct PANTONE Color palettes.

PANTONE Color consultants are also available by appointment for informal color consultations or to present educational seminars on color psychology and trends.

And if you can’t afford the Pantone, you can always stay at the CMYK on the other side of town.

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for couch surfing


Check out textile artist Elodie Blanchard‘s 2009 Top Searches Google pillow. This is the fifth year that Elodie has commemorated Google’s top 10 searches of the year on a canvas pillow. Brilliant! Get one now at her Etsy store…the prices just went down to only $59 each!


diy soccer ball



Metropolis Magazine hosted The Design Revolution Road Show’s mobile exhibition at ICFF this year. Housed in a 1972 Airstream trailer, the exhibition consists of 40 humanitarian design solutions that have been showcased in the book: Design Revolution: 100 Products that Empower People.

One of my favorite pieces in the show is Martí Guixe’s “Football Tape,” a simple roll of adhesive tape printed with a traditional soccer ball pattern on it. Allows you to construct footballs out of whatever trash you might have lying around. According to Mr. Guixe, it works better if stuffed with sports publications. Brilliant.

Get your roll here.

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This is a Batavus “PERSONAL” delivery bike. It’s black, has one speed, a coaster brake, a kick stand, chain case, racks, and a dynamo lighting system. I discovered it in the basement of the Smith and Butler boutique in Carrol Gardens last October.

I am selling this bicycle because my therapist suggested I need to come to terms with my attraction to african-american women. No sister is going to date a 34 year old systems administrator riding a european grocery bike. However, when I would cruise slowly down Park Slope’s fifth avenue, panties would literally fly off of every white or asian woman with a stroller and a master’s degree.

I live in Williamsburg now and the bike confuses most of the women here. If I grow my moustache out a little and explain it only has one speed “like a fixie” I can sometimes get to second base. But for the most part I might as well have a soul patch and collect classic cameras. If you want to get some action I’d only take this baby out south of Atlantic Avenue.

Spring is coming and if you like flat-assed waspy moms who went to Vassar, this is the ride you need.

$300 O.B.O.

•  Location: Williamsburg

•  it’s NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests

PostingID: 1624333458

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make, do with these pencil tips



RISD MFA Graphic Design’s graduating class has created a physical and virtual pop-up shop called RISD MAKE DO that will sell work related to our academic thesis process. The shop will be open at the graduate show from 20 May to 5 June and will sell original books, posters, tote bags, tshirts and more. There are plans this summer to travel to New York and other locations as well.

My favorite things at the shop thus far are Heather Phillips‘ ‘Pencil Tips.’ Heather has created a set of five pencils, each imprinted with a catchy graphic design phrase. Fun!

If you can’t make it to Providence, check it out online here or on their blog.

april showers bring may ikea raincoats


Stephanie Casper is an advertising and design student in her last year at Pratt institute. In her spare time, she likes to watch cartoons
and knit meat…and make rainwear from those ubiquitous blue and yellow Ikea bags. Go to Instructables for details and a pattern so you can make your own.





Hyperactivitypography from A to Z is an activity book for typographers
illustrated in a nostalgic vintage style to give it a sweet and childlike look.
The book is packed with activities, ranging from silly to hard core nerdiness.
It’s great to test your skills on and to learn new things while having fun.
Who said typography had to be stiff and boring?

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