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d-pi:

azertip:

Eduard Thöny

Go to school. Simplicissimus is perfect for grave robbing. Paul Bruno is another favorite of mine and a mainstay in this publication.

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teenagesuccubus:

Exactly
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coelasquid:

thegreatpotatoking:

This is the single most important invention of 2014. No question about it.

Is this the real life

UM

(Source: pedalfar)

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dharbin:

THE PAN-GALACTIC GARGLE BLASTER.
An “Hour Drawing,” available to purchase here, and the 200+ set of them so far here. Subject suggestion for this one was “Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy.”

dharbin:

THE PAN-GALACTIC GARGLE BLASTER.

An “Hour Drawing,” available to purchase here, and the 200+ set of them so far here. Subject suggestion for this one was “Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy.”

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design-is-fine:

Sydney Mead, Studies for Concept Cars, 1960s. Source

Real cars will NEVER be as dope as Syd Mead cars
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alexlikesdesign:

Spec work being a hot button issue in our community recently afforded Dan Cassaro a swell of support when he publicly turned down Showtime’s offer of unpaid work. But despite the growing backlash against accepting projects without compensation, designers are content to remain silent about clients who refuse or systematically stall payment after a project is completed. While it remains important for members of our community to reject spec work invitations, we must also warn one another of those who leave contracts unfulfilled, turning what was legitimate work into a form of unpaid spec work.With that said, the potential for this post to be misconstrued as bitter or angry is nearly infinite, and I’m afraid future partnerships may be jeopardized by writing it. However, after talking it over with multiple colleagues and researching similar scenarios, I’ve decided at the end of the day, I have to do what I feel is right.If you are a designer or illustrator, I would advise against working with Tumblr.I have been, and continue to be, an ardent supporter of their platform, having personally hosted Games Designed, Future 52, and my own blog on Tumblr for years. When they contacted me in January, I was ecstatic to work with them on their collaboration with Axe and Yahoo! Sports to celebrate the Super Bowl. However, that excitement has given way to exasperation in the seven months since that I have gone unpaid. I won’t quote any dialogue with tumblr’s employees, as I acknowledge and respect that our conversations were had in confidence. Furthermore, I just want to say that I don’t hold any ill-will toward the employees that I’ve spoken with, as I believe they have had nothing but good intentions. The problem lies not with them, but with the broken system they are working within. That said, here is a brief summation of the events that have transpired:• Today is August 26th. My original invoice is 136 days past due.• My wife (who handles my invoicing) and I have exchanged 49 emails with five different tumblr employees over a period of six months.• I have received four different payment timelines, ranging from “This week” in March,  to “Within a 60 day period” in July. Last week, a PO was issued, which should guarantee me payment within the next 60 days.• I have submitted two invoices and I have signed up as a Yahoo! vendor twice.• Tumblr employees have apologized 10 times for the delayed payment.• Tumblr sent me a very nice thank you card when the project was wrapped. (I’m not being sarcastic of facetious, it was very thoughtful of them and I wish more clients sent follow-up cards like that.)After six months of back and forth, in an attempt to find a contact within the company that might help me navigate the labyrinth, I reached out to a number of other freelancers who have worked with Tumblr. Of the six contacted, four have also gone unpaid for a considerable amount of time. All, including those who were eventually paid, experienced the same difficulties my wife and I have been wading through for months. This is what propelled me to write this post.Make no mistake: Tumblr’s service has allowed clients to discover my work, helped me find new projects and offered me the chance to share my output with thousands. It’s for these reasons that I love Tumblr and am also incredibly disheartened by the professional disrespect my colleagues and I have received from them. They should not be asking for work from artists if there is no infrastructure in place to pay them within a reasonable period of time.This issue is something Tumblr needs to address internally; a company that values art and the creative community should be prioritizing compensation and the respectful treatment of the people it works with. In the mean time, I encourage the creative community to be more open with one another about clients that leave invoices unpaid, and avoid those clients that act in such a manner. If we don’t respect ourselves, how can we ask for respect from our clients?By Alex Griendling / Blog / Twitter

Uncool tumblr!

alexlikesdesign:

Spec work being a hot button issue in our community recently afforded Dan Cassaro a swell of support when he publicly turned down Showtime’s offer of unpaid work. But despite the growing backlash against accepting projects without compensation, designers are content to remain silent about clients who refuse or systematically stall payment after a project is completed. While it remains important for members of our community to reject spec work invitations, we must also warn one another of those who leave contracts unfulfilled, turning what was legitimate work into a form of unpaid spec work.

With that said, the potential for this post to be misconstrued as bitter or angry is nearly infinite, and I’m afraid future partnerships may be jeopardized by writing it. However, after talking it over with multiple colleagues and researching similar scenarios, I’ve decided at the end of the day, I have to do what I feel is right.

If you are a designer or illustrator, I would advise against working with Tumblr.

I have been, and continue to be, an ardent supporter of their platform, having personally hosted Games Designed, Future 52, and my own blog on Tumblr for years. When they contacted me in January, I was ecstatic to work with them on their collaboration with Axe and Yahoo! Sports to celebrate the Super Bowl. However, that excitement has given way to exasperation in the seven months since that I have gone unpaid. I won’t quote any dialogue with tumblr’s employees, as I acknowledge and respect that our conversations were had in confidence. Furthermore, I just want to say that I don’t hold any ill-will toward the employees that I’ve spoken with, as I believe they have had nothing but good intentions. The problem lies not with them, but with the broken system they are working within. That said, here is a brief summation of the events that have transpired:

• Today is August 26th. My original invoice is 136 days past due.

• My wife (who handles my invoicing) and I have exchanged 49 emails with five different tumblr employees over a period of six months.

• I have received four different payment timelines, ranging from “This week” in March,  to “Within a 60 day period” in July. Last week, a PO was issued, which should guarantee me payment within the next 60 days.

• I have submitted two invoices and I have signed up as a Yahoo! vendor twice.

• Tumblr employees have apologized 10 times for the delayed payment.

• Tumblr sent me a very nice thank you card when the project was wrapped. (I’m not being sarcastic of facetious, it was very thoughtful of them and I wish more clients sent follow-up cards like that.)

After six months of back and forth, in an attempt to find a contact within the company that might help me navigate the labyrinth, I reached out to a number of other freelancers who have worked with Tumblr. Of the six contacted, four have also gone unpaid for a considerable amount of time. All, including those who were eventually paid, experienced the same difficulties my wife and I have been wading through for months. This is what propelled me to write this post.

Make no mistake: Tumblr’s service has allowed clients to discover my work, helped me find new projects and offered me the chance to share my output with thousands. It’s for these reasons that I love Tumblr and am also incredibly disheartened by the professional disrespect my colleagues and I have received from them. They should not be asking for work from artists if there is no infrastructure in place to pay them within a reasonable period of time.

This issue is something Tumblr needs to address internally; a company that values art and the creative community should be prioritizing compensation and the respectful treatment of the people it works with. In the mean time, I encourage the creative community to be more open with one another about clients that leave invoices unpaid, and avoid those clients that act in such a manner. If we don’t respect ourselves, how can we ask for respect from our clients?

By Alex Griendling / Blog / Twitter

Uncool tumblr!

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nikolasdraperivey:

CINEMATIC MILES MORALES COSPLAY

Yo! My name is Nikolas A. Draper-Ivey…This is cosplay as Cinematic Miles Morales: The Ultimate Spider Man. This suit was made by 
Jesse Covington ( Writer and Costume Designer) and sewn by Sasha Williams ( Fashion Major graduate). Photos were taken by Pierre BL Brevard I specifically would like to thank Marvel Comics Artist Sara Pichelli for designing this character. I’m also very excited to see Olivier Coipel's work on Spider-Verse!

(Full shoot will be shot in New York itself just in time for NYCC)

The only Spiderman worth giving a shit about

(via hoodfuturism)

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Some quick Ruth gestures. One with giant shoulders and one who’s butt was added in after the fact. We drew each other drawing each other while camping.

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"When I started making those weird voices, a lot of people told me how whack it was,” she says, “‘What the fuck are you doing?’ they’d say. ‘Why do you sound like that? That doesn’t sound sexy to me.’ And then I started saying, Oh, that’s not sexy to you? Good. I’m going to do it more. Maybe I don’t want to be sexy for you today."

— Nicki Minaj (via justaboat)

Hell yes

(Source: youwantsum, via machinery)

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beesandtreesblog:

(via APOD: 2014 August 3 - Dark Shuttle Approaching)
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earth-song:

Who knew chickens could be so cool? The colorful comb (top part) and wattle (bottom part) of the Green Junglefowl (Gallus varius) is so gorgeous! Actually, the bird isn’t exactly a chicken - it’s in the pheasant family. That explains it.You’ll find Green Junglefowl in pairs/groups of two to five in the wild led by a dominant male who leads the pack, so to speak. At night he’ll lead the rest of his troop back into the cover of the forest where the birds nest in bamboo stands at 15–20 feet above the forest floor.

The Green Junglefowl, Gallus varius also known as Javan Junglefowl, Forktail or Green Javanese Junglefowl is a medium-sized, up to 75 cm long, bird in the pheasant family Phasianidae. Recent molecular work (Kimball et al., Barrowclough) has revealed that Junglefowl and Pheasants are not monophyletic.

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darrylayo:

In comics, the “story” isn’t the words in the balloon, and the storyteller isn’t just the person deciding on plot elements. Storytelling comes from the artist/s of the comic as well as the writer/s of the comic.

The best way to explain storytelling to comics readers is to…

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sordaradical:

[image description: 
"Letting Go of Emotional Suffering: Mindfulness of Your Current Emotion"
5 segments in boxes:
OBSERVE YOUR EMOTION
-Note its presence
-Step BACK
-Get UNSTUCK from the emotion
EXPERIENCE YOUR EMOTION FULLY
-As a WAVE, coming and going
-Try not to BLOCK emotion
-Try not to PUSH the emotion away
-Don’t try to KEEP the emotion around
-Don’t try to INCREASE the emotion
-Just be a witness to your emotion
REMEMBER: YOU ARE NOT YOUR EMOTION
-Do not ACT on the sensation of urgency 
-Remember when you have felt DIFFERENT
-Describe your emotion by saying “I have the feeling of ______” rather than “I am _____.”
-Notice OTHER feelings that you have at the same time you feel the strong emotion.
REMEMBER: YOU ARE NOT YOUR EMOTION
-Do not ACT on the sensation of urgency 
-Remember when you have felt DIFFERENT
-Describe your emotion by saying “I have the feeling of ______” rather than “I am _____.”
-Notice OTHER feelings that you have at the same time you feel the strong emotion.
PRACTICE RESPECTING, LOVING YOUR EMOTION
-Don’t JUDGE your emotion
-Practice WILLINGNESS with your emotion
-Radically ACCEPT your emotion”]

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sordaradical:

[image description: 

"Letting Go of Emotional Suffering: Mindfulness of Your Current Emotion"

5 segments in boxes:

OBSERVE YOUR EMOTION

-Note its presence

-Step BACK

-Get UNSTUCK from the emotion

EXPERIENCE YOUR EMOTION FULLY

-As a WAVE, coming and going

-Try not to BLOCK emotion

-Try not to PUSH the emotion away

-Don’t try to KEEP the emotion around

-Don’t try to INCREASE the emotion

-Just be a witness to your emotion

REMEMBER: YOU ARE NOT YOUR EMOTION

-Do not ACT on the sensation of urgency 

-Remember when you have felt DIFFERENT

-Describe your emotion by saying “I have the feeling of ______” rather than “I am _____.”

-Notice OTHER feelings that you have at the same time you feel the strong emotion.

REMEMBER: YOU ARE NOT YOUR EMOTION

-Do not ACT on the sensation of urgency 

-Remember when you have felt DIFFERENT

-Describe your emotion by saying “I have the feeling of ______” rather than “I am _____.”

-Notice OTHER feelings that you have at the same time you feel the strong emotion.

PRACTICE RESPECTING, LOVING YOUR EMOTION

-Don’t JUDGE your emotion

-Practice WILLINGNESS with your emotion

-Radically ACCEPT your emotion”]

Reblogging for later use

(Source: yourborderlinepersonality)

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