David Pescovitz

David Pescovitz is Boing Boing's co-editor/managing partner and Medium's head of creative services. On Instagram, he's @pesco.

LEGO jewelry

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Artist emiko oye has been making Lego jewelry since 2006.

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Black Dynamite, the instrumental versions

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Black Dynamite is Scott Sanders' 2009 action comedy that parodies 1970s blaxploitation films. Adrian Younge composed the psychedelic soul score that's as good as almost anything from the era it attempts to mimic, and now he's released a vinyl LP containing the instrumental versions of those killer cuts. Above, a documentary about the making of the score.

Isaac Asimov on creativity (1959)

In 1959, Isaac Asimov penned an essay about the nature of creativity that was never published until it was recently discovered in a file by an old friend.

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Rick Rubin looks back at the birth of hip hop

In this Rolling Stone interview, Def Jam founder and legendary producer Rick Rubin returns to the New York University dorm room where his career began in the early 1980s and reminisces about the birth of hip hop. For more on this history, might I suggest...

Stunning photos of San Francisco from the mid-20th century

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In the 1940s and 1950s, photographer Fred Lyon, now 89, magnificently captured the enticing noir decadence of San Francisco's Barbary Coast and the majesty of the rest of the city.

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Air puppets: their strange past and stranger future

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Over at Re:form, Sam Dean tells the fascinating history of air puppets, from their invention and 1990s golden era to the laws that banned them in urban locales to their rebirth as scarecrows.

Video: trick for drawing a perfect circle

by DaveHax.

Bryan Cranston responds to petition against Breaking Bad toys

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A mother in Fort Myers, Florida is leading a petition against Toys R Us selling Breaking Bad action figures, to which Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston responded perfectly:

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Comic sans typewriter

Artist Jesse England modified a typewriter to use a Comic Sans typeface. "If I'd made it in Helvetica people would've just observed it as a little design experiment," he says of his device, called the Sincerity Machine.

Visualization: The Elements According to Relative Abundance (1970)

An excellent graphic from 1970 by Santa Clara University chemistry professor William F. Sheehan (RIP). (via Clifford Pickover)

San Francisco: Tested, the theatrical experience

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Our pals at Tested -- Adam Savage, Will Smith, Norman Chan, and Jamie Hyneman -- are bringing their site to the stage for Tested: The Show on Saturday, October 25, at San Francisco's historic Castro Theatre.

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Carved radish animals

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Excellent daikon oroshi animal sculptures from a Japanese book about the best artists in this curious business.

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Familiar film scenes in Lego

A film by Morgan Spence.

Music by Al Cisneros (OM, Sleep) in David V. D'Andrea's stunning 7" packaging

Artist David V. D'Andrea is releasing a limited number of these absolutely gorgeous handmade art pieces in the form of 7" records containing entrancing dub music by Al Cisneros of Sleep and OM fame, available on Samaritan Press. (via OMGVinyl)

Jordan Kurland: San Francisco's music impresario talks business

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Jordan Kurland and Public Enemy's Chuck D at the Treasure Island Music Festival, 2012.

My friend Jordan Kurland lives at the intersection of music and art, straddling the crossroads of culture and business. He's the co-founder, with music-tech veteran Kevin Arnold and promoter Another Planet Entertainment, of the Treasure Island Music Festival, the annual two-day extravaganza that returns to the middle of the San Francisco Bay this weekend with performances by the likes of Outkast, Alt-J, Massive Attack, and The New Pornographers. Jordan and Kevin are also the forces behind the Noise Pop Festival, a pioneering indie music festival in San Francisco that has hosted hundreds of emerging and cult bands, from The Magnetic Fields to the Gutter Twins, the Flaming Lips to Death Cab for Cutie. In fact, it was Death Cab's experience at the 1999 Noise Pop Festival that ultimately led to the group signing up with Jordan as a cornerstone client of his boutique Zeitgeist Artist Management firm. These days, Zeitgeist's roster includes Best Coast, Bob Mould, The New Pornographers, Rogue Wave, She & Him, and Thao & The Get Down Stay Down.

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