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…It’s Website Wednesday: Card Observer?

Card Observer

Card Observer is a design inspiration gallery that does only one thing but it does it extremely well: Collect the best business cards from around the web and display them in all their glory to help inspire your next great business card design.

The site itself has a very clean look and feel to it, and the photography is definitely top notch. Each card features a full size image, and a word or two about the design from the designers themselves.

If you’re tired of just showing off your name and phone number when handing out your business cards, then take a look through Card Observer and see what strikes your fancy, because I bet you can get an idea or two from just a brief look around at what’s on display.

[Card Observer]

[Via: Vandelay Design]

…Iron Man was awesome?

Iron Man


Ok, so maybe not, but after watching Iron Man, you’ll want to run down the street yelling that too.

Thanks to TechCrunch’s invitation, I was able to get a sneak peak at Iron Man Wednesday, and I can whole heartedly agree with the 96% that this film is currently rocking on Rotten Tomatoes.

Rotten Tomatoes Iron Man

It’s the summer blockbuster that you’ve been waiting for, and probably beyond what you’re expecting from it.

Sure, it’s got a great theme song, and the commercials look great, but that’s just the Hollywood Hype Machine running on overdrive, right?


Iron Man is a solid film with a plausible (futuristic) story line, fantastic acting, and top notch tech ogling.

First: Robert Downey Jr. is a bad ass. His role as a billionaire weapons manufacturer that likes fast talk, hard liquor, expensive women and cheap thrills is perfect, and he says each line with a bravado that will surely be emulated by everyone for the next few weeks.

Second: The action doesn’t stop. Sure, it’s a CGI film with plenty of additional special effects; but keep in mind, this is a comic book based movie after all. As is expected with a summer blockbuster, the explosions are over the top, the battles drag out, and the eye candy is ever present, but it’s always done in a way that lends itself to the story line, and never seems out of place.

Third: This is a tech head’s dream flick. From 3D holographic displays and futuristic UI to a sassy computer and robotic assistants, it’s a look into the future at what everyone hopes the world will become.

If you have a chance, then go see this movie, because you won’t be disappointed.

Grade: A
Theater Worthy: Yes

[Iron Man]

[Rotten Tomatoes – Iron Man]

[IMDb – Iron Man]

…Ten Bills doesn’t charge for style?

Ten Bills

For stylish shirts that won’t break the bank, check out Ten Bills, where all t-shirts are, you guessed it, just $10.

Keeping the prices low hasn’t diminished the quality of the designs however, as these are top notch t-shirts that look good too. Plus, at just $10 each, you can buy a bunch and spice up your wardrobe without emptying out your wallet.

[Ten Bills]

…The Vimobot contest is almost over?

Vimobot Design Contest

The entries for Mimoco’s Vimobot Design Contest are in, and only the top ten remain.

It’s a vote-off to pick the winner, and all ten designs are top notch, so head on over and voice your opinion, because it’s going to be a close one.

[Mimoco – Vimobot Design Competition]

[Via: Josh Spear]