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Giant Faces Stare Back In Nathan Smith's Series of Retro Oil Paintings

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They’re enormous: giant faces that peer at you over the horizon or from under ocean waves. They’re the subject of Nathan Smith’s fantastic series of oil paintings, which call back to the classic covers of sci-fi paperbacks.

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islandzero
2328 days ago
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SHOW ME WHAT YOU GOT
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Install Hoefler & Co. Fonts on iOS

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Hoefler & Co.:

Great mobile apps like Pages, Numbers, and Keynote make it easier than ever to use your iPad and iPhone not just to consume content, but to create it. Typography, a long-missing piece of the puzzle, just got a lot better: starting today, your iOS 7 devices can use all the Hoefler & Co. fonts you’ve ever purchased, and you can install them directly from this site. Free.

For those of us who care about typography, this is such a big deal. I still think Apple needs a better way to allow font management though — Font Book for iOS, more or less.

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islandzero
3026 days ago
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Fuck Hoefler
mxm23
3025 days ago
Why?
islandzero
3025 days ago
http://www.theverge.com/2014/1/17/5318206/hoefler-and-frere-jones-lawsuit
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How Clones, Fear, Sanitization, and Free-to-Play Soured Apple’s iOS Gaming Revolution

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But crucially – at least for the people who have seen iOS platforms become integral parts of their gaming lives – it feels like the potential we saw in Apple’s devices to become a disruptive force has dissipated. Where we once saw a promising new marketplace of fresh ideas, unrestricted creativity, and daring new ways to play, the App Store of 2014 is swamped with cash-guzzling junk, shameless knockoffs and predictable sequels. Games worth discovering still exist, but they mostly dwell on the fringes and in the shadows, while endless horror stories suggest that paid-for games are simply no longer profitable and are dying out. What happened to the iOS gaming revolution?

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islandzero
3068 days ago
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I think the best takeaway here is 'discovery in the App Store could be way better'
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mxm23
3068 days ago
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"Wah wah wah. Read my article about Apple 'cause I say something inflammatory." Meanwhile this is provably false since Apple just unveiled the Indy Games section in the iOS App Store.
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leonick
3067 days ago
I wouldn't really say it's false. It definatly is harder to find good stuff on the AppStore than it should be. For starters we have the good old example, go search for "twitter", you'll get the official app and loads of crap apps (with twitter in the name) with a few other Twitter clients among the junk. You'd expect the official Twitter app to show first, followed by the top third party clients. Just look at the second app that it gives you "InstaCollage Pro - The Best HD Collage Maker +Insta Fashion Pic Frame Editor+ Awesome Vintage Picture Effect Enhancer Caption&Cap Fun Font&Text&Quote+Live&Funny Emoticons icon&Border&Mask for Instagram&Facebook&Twitter&DropBox&Messenger&SMS&IM Free", Nice keyword spamming huh? Got loads of good ratings (can't check how real the seem since the long name breaks the layout, at least in itunes, ratings and reviews link unclickable) but even so it's not a very relevant app for the search. Even if we ignore the crap you still have apps like Shazam, Google+, Waze and Camera Awesome show up before the first third party Twitter client. WTF? As for the new "Indy Games Section", those collections are nice (even if this one contains way fewer titles than it should) but they don't show up in search so when its removed from the front page of the AppStore or the games category it becomes hard to find. Logically it would show up if you serched for "Indie Games".

Ember Equipment's Suh-Weet Modular Urban Pack

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Ember Equipment is the name of a group of industrial designers with "deep experience and expertise in the design of technical soft-goods and equipment," as they write. "We most especially love bad-ass backpacks." That adjective perfectly suits their awesome Modular Urban Pack, which appears to be designed with indestructible, weatherproof hardware and provides the flexibility to add tailored modules that suit whatever you're hauling. Take a look at the demo video of their two models, which are currently up on Kickstarter:

While consumers will ultimately be able to pick and choose options to build their own packs, for the MUP's Kickstarter campaign there will be four pre-configured pack-builds on offer. Buy-in starts at US $209 for a "Minimalist" model and top out at $289 for their "Outfitter" pack loaded up with every gear option.

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islandzero
3081 days ago
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They actually added to the faq on the kickstarted site. Apparently it's easy to attach but requires two hands to detach it.
Romanikque
3081 days ago
Thanks man!
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Romanikque
3081 days ago
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I kinda dig it
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islandzero
3081 days ago
I wonder how 'strong' the connections are for the 'snap on' pouches. They seem to attach easily, how easy is it for someone to run up behind you and remove one.
Romanikque
3081 days ago
Thats a good point. That could be a deal breaker.

Fez Original Soundtrack by Disasterpeace

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Fez Original Soundtrack by Disasterpeace

I have to admit, Fez was a very frustrating game for me. It started out really fun but then it began to boggle my mind and I couldn’t figure out what to do. Still, it had a kick-ass soundtrack by Disasterpeace, a Berkeley based musician who really helped bring the game to life. I’ve been listening to the soundtrack a lot lately while I design/write, fitting perfectly into the background and not distracting me.

You can listen to the whole thing by clicking that little play button above, or if you have Rdio you can click here and listen to it.

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islandzero
3087 days ago
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Fez is pretty, and funny, and mysterious and wonderful. But it would have been so much less without this soundtrack.
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WONDERFUL!

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WONDERFUL!

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3106 days ago
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