People with an interest in architecture, crafts, glue and a little spare time may want to head over to this website buildyourownchicago.com. They sell postcards of Chicago’s architecture and historic landmarks that are meant to be cut up, folded and glued. Now you can finally build your own tiny paper Chicago and stomp around Wrigley Field just like godzilla would.
The site has postcards to order, instructions and tips for the best finished models and even hints on how to add extra details like N-scale wheels to the paper elevated train cars. Fun stuff.
A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.
(Robert Heinlein, Time Enough for Love, 1973)
Got this shot after the MS walk on Sunday. Really pleased with the look. Processes include tone mapping, high pass filtering on the bean, unsharp masking and color matching.
Great tip on lifehacker today about using classic paintings to spice up your photos. I took this cute photo of Olivia and used Claude Monet’s “The Walk. Lady with a Parasol” as a source for the color match. The result is both cute (in my opinion) and vibrant.
I ran across this great link on digg. It’s a collection of sweet-ass free Photoshop brushes.
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A tshirt design for a friend who is trying out for the World Series of Pop Culture 2 on VH1. I really like how the blood turned out on this.
the full version can be seen by clicking on the image