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…It’s Things Thursday: 48 Hour Magazine?

48 Hour Magazine

The 48 Hour Magazine was “a raucous experiment in using new tools to erase media’s old limits. As the name suggests, we’re going to write, photograph, illustrate, design, edit, and ship a magazine in two days.”

The first issue, titled Hustle, received more than 1,500 submissions, which two dozen editors then trimmed down to the final 70 selections.

If you’d like to see what a unique idea, a handful of volunteers and a weekend’s worth of hustle can produce, then head on over and order up a copy.

[48 Hour Magazine]

…The Sketchbook Project brings art to the people?

The Sketchbook Project

The Sketchbook Project is an art experiment where artists from anywhere in the world can sign up to receive a Moleskine Cahier sketchbook, and once they fill it with art related to various themes (ranging from “It will be fun, I swear” and “Jackets, blankets, and sheets” to “I’m sorry I forgot you” and “Things found on restaurant napkins”) they will send it back to the Art House Co-Op who will tour them around the country before finally adding them to the permanent collection of The Brooklyn Art Library, where they will be barcoded and available for the public to view.

Sketchbook Project Examples

The only rule is that the book must be used in some way, and that it must stay within its original dimensions. Everything else is up to the artist, so if you’d like to participate, be sure to sign up on their site by October 31.

[The Sketchbook Project]

…It’s Website Wednesday: Film the Blanks?

Film The Blanks

Film the Blanks is “an ongoing experiment in deconstructing and abstracting film posters”.

The blog’s author takes famous, and not so famous movie posters, abstracts them, gives you a clue, and then your goal is to guess in the comments what movie the poster is from.

With projects like this, I think it’s interesting to see just how much information you can actually remove from something without loosing the meaning of that thing, so click over and see how many you can recognize.

[Film The Blanks]

…It’s Website Wednesday: Huge Type?

Huge Type

Huge Type is “an experiment with found type on the iPhone”.

Basically, users take photos of letters and numbers that they find out in public, upload and tag each letter according to what it is, and then other users can search and view those letters on their iPhone.

Huge Type Words

There’s not a lot to it, but it does allow you to get together with other typographic nerds and form words and phrases by putting your iPhones together, and who doesn’t want to do that?

[Huge Type]