Saturday, February 6, 2016

A Guided Tour: 13 Miles of Typography on Broadway

With the help of typography expert Ksenya Samarskaya, Hopes and Fears' Gabriella Garcia guides us through the rich landscape of typography on Broadway.

Broadway is easily America's most famous thoroughfare. Starting in lower Manhattan at Bowling Green and running the entire length of the island, it strings together some nine to fifteen neighborhoods—depending on who you ask—before bleeding over into the Bronx, serving as a cross-sectional study of the City's diversity in ethnicity, utility and design. As the Main Street of Manhattan, Broadway exhibits a catalogue of lettering—from neon lights to mom-and-pop shop signs, from theater marquees to building names. Join Hopes&Fears as we tour the typography of Broadway.

Featured image: Morningside Garage's sign with a similar type to Neuzeit Grotesk, 112 La Salle Street.

Café Sperl: The Oldest Authentic Coffee House in Vienna

Built in 1880, the coffee house Café Sperl has never been modernized and is one of Vienna's authentic establishments, making it a precious little gem.

Via Jungle in Paris.

A Beautiful Handblown Pint Glass with Washington's Peak Mt. Rainier Molded on the Bottom

From Oregon-based mountain lovers North Drinkware, the beautiful handblown pint glass "The Washington Pint" with Washington's highest peak Mt. Rainier molded on the bottom.

The Mt. Rainier Coaster:

Watch the making of "The Oregon Pint" with Mt. Hood on the bottom:

Via Cool Material.

Italian Driving Instructor Prank: One Crazy Drive

It was sort of refreshing to stumble upon low-quality footage with something that doesn't look staged – an Italian driving instructor got pranked by a professional stunt driver and got one crazy ride.

Aidan Tanner's Visuals: The Dreamlike Underground of New York City Subway

Watching Aidan Tanner's visuals of New York City Subway's underground in the short "6563" coupled with the mysterious music by KRUPA, is like having a hypnotic experience.

Via Fox 5.

Friday, February 5, 2016

You're Not You When You're Hungry: Actor Willem Dafoe Reenacts Marilyn Monroe's Famous Skirt Scene in Snickers Ad

I have come to appreciate the "You're Not You When You're Hungry" ads for the chocolate bar Snickers over the past years. In a recent one, actor Willem Dafoe reenacts Marilyn Monroe's famous skirt scene in the film "The Seven Year Itch" (1955).

Watch the original scene:

Via Viral Viral Videos.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Cultural Differences: The Independent School Kids of Japan

In Japan, children commute alone to school in a much higher degree in comparison to, in this case, Australian kids.

The footage got me thinking about my own childhood – as soon as I started school, I cycled to and from school everyday, alone or with classmates. But that might have depended on several different reasons such as living in a relatively safe small town and having great access to bike lanes.

Via Holy Kaw.