That is a fancy way of saying "crazy mushed up text with LOTS OF ALL CAPS! BOLD! I-T-A-L-I-C ! Nnnnnooooo negative space!" on product labels. I made up that bogus design category name, "Hyperbolic Bronnerian," to describe things like the plant stimulant product above. I found this at Home Depot on Sunday. Dr. Bronner's Soap is, of course, the greatest and most insane example of this aesthetic. I think Bragg Amino Acids are another good one. What are your favorite? "Unbalanced neighbor's signs" might be included, as might the rambly emails of mentally disturbed persons who fear black helicopters and alien butt probes. However, I am really looking for commercial products here. Viva Bronner!
Matt Keveney's Animated Engines features simple line-drawing animations of engines, such that you might know how the infernal machines work. (via; previously) READ THE REST
To become a photographer, you can take classes and training sessions to deep-dive into the medium. You can even throw yourself in by learning on the job and expanding your skill set through practice. But even with all that practical knowledge and hands-on training, you could still be missing that unique spark. That tiny extra… READ THE REST
Innovation almost always comes when someone, often in a mix of both genius and frustration, decides there's just got to be a better way. Back in 1989, Dutch computer scientist Guido van Rossum felt the same way. The result of his journey was Python, a decidedly lithe, streamlined coding discipline that has emerged to become… READ THE REST
For most of us, buying a PC is a lot like buying a car. We look for something responsible, sensible, efficient, and safe. That usually means we end up buying the computer equivalent of a Toyota or a Hyundai. But if you're a hardcore gamer, you're likely looking at a sports car-equivalent. Sensible is fine, but… READ THE REST
Americans are mostly oblivious to the metric system, so it likely comes as a big surprise that the kilogram is more than just a measurement of weight or even an idea. Back in 1879, the kilogram became an actual, physical object. Expert craftsmen in Britain literally created the prototype for the modern kilogram, a golf-ball… READ THE REST
While the iPhone 12 wasn't a huge technological leap over its predecessor, it did boast at least one significant upgrade: the new MagSafe feature makes it a whole lot easier to connect and power up your phone wirelessly. Now that Apple is totally on board with MagSafe, it's a great time to stock up on… READ THE REST