Step Away from the Screen : No. 65

02 April 2013   //     Comments Off   //   365, design, funny ha ha, step away from the screen

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It’s National Peanut Butter & Jelly day, y’all!


hipster puppies

12 February 2010   //     1 comment   //   funny ha ha

margi tells people she does “graphic design” for a living, but in reality does “nothing”


Crystal turned me on to the tumblr site hipster puppies today and I cannot stop scrolling. The writing is so perfectly hipster du jour, and the crowd-sourced photos are crazy hilarious. It’s Stupid Pet Tricks meets Chai Lattes.

(photo via mark h)



09 February 2010   //     1 comment   //   clever, diy, funny ha ha

I’m sure I’m the last one on this bandwagon, but I just stumbled upon Regretsy, a satirical Etsy. An archive of crafts gone wrong. Clever and funny stuff.


love, papyrus

05 January 2010   //     Comments Off   //   caught my eye, design, funny ha ha, type


Fantastic snarky letter to James Cameron over at pr*tty sh*tty.

Font snobs rejoice!

(Thanks Adam)


how to get your lost camera back

17 December 2009   //     Comments Off   //   clever, funny ha ha, photography

Andrew McDonald shares his clever idea for avoiding camera loss, or, more precisely, a clever way to get your camera back if you do lose it.

See the whole “slideshow” here.

(Thanks for the link Gwen!)


cash for warhol

17 December 2009   //     Comments Off   //   caught my eye, funny ha ha

cash for your warhol

Walking to work yesterday I saw this sign posted on the corner of Thomas and Central. I wasn’t sure if it was some sort of guerilla street art campaign, or a for-real recession buster ploy, a la your usual Work from Home! We Buy Houses! schemes. So I googled it, and there’s actually a website!

I can’t imagine that the sort of person who has an actual Warhol is also looking at utility poles for ideas on how to get some cash for it, but then again, stranger things have most likely happened.


adventures in art direction

15 December 2009   //     1 comment   //   design, funny ha ha, video

So real it makes me wonder if they listen in on conversations at our studio. Or, probably your studio too.

(Can’t see the video? Watch it here.)


Also, the whole site, called Xtranormal, is super cool. You can make your own videos using their scenes, characters, voices, camera angles, actions and more.



I made a goofy 30 sec movie to try it out.
But please consider yourself warned: it’s extremely goofy.

(Also find it here.)



09 December 2009   //     2 comments   //   funny ha ha

Found these today while looking for new lunchboxes for Zoe and Lucy. I especially love the smoking Kurt Cobain. Perfect for 2nd grade girls. And hooray for a lunchbox I can carry when I’m wearing my back-to-school bacon shoes.

Find more here.