design-is-fine:

John Alcorn, illustration for 7up – The Uncola, late 1960s. Source.

kickdex:

Since Spain won the world cup in 2010, the number of Spanish players plying their trade in the English Premier League has more than doubled: from 15 in 2009/10 to 32 in the current season.

It got us thinking, if Vicente del Bosque could only choose players from the Premier League what would the Spain team look like at the forthcoming world cup in Brazil?

Here is the Kickdex selection for the first XI:

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ucresearch:

What trilobites can tell us about how animals evolve

The trilobite, which became extinct millions of years ago, is commonly known as one of the first complex forms of life on earth.  Their fossils can be found in many parts of the world and are often collected for their interesting shapes and varieties. (There’s even a vacuum cleaner designed after this creature…) 

In fact there are actually 20,000 known varieties of this arthropod. They even ranged in sizes from ones that could fit inside your pocket to being as large as your sofa (!!!?!).

UC Riverside’s Dr. Nigel Hughes explains:

"They can have scoops or shovels, be fantastically spiny or beautifully streamlined and diverged to really explore their evolutionary space, but they still maintain that common body plan.”

Scientists study trilobite fossils to understand how today’s animals have evolved to the present.  This can be everything from how mating habits developed to how a species can protect itself from predators.  

Dr. Hughes not only studies the trilobite, but even sings about them.

newyorker:

Kurt Vonnegut described his artwork as a pursuit that liberated him from the oppressive work of writing. Take a look at some of his whimsical drawings: http://nyr.kr/1gL0YFh

Image from “Kurt Vonnegut Drawings” (Monacelli Press), edited by Nanette Vonnegut, out May 13th.

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explore-blog:

A.N. Devers's entertaining account of bidding on one of Edward Gorey’s famous fur coats, which make stealth cameos in many of Gorey’s children’s books.

ilovecharts:

Millennials At Work

This week, Jessica talks about defending your dreams.

design-is-fine:

Mario Dagrada, cover design for Sarah Lidman, With Five Diamonds, 1966. Rizzoli, Italy. Via aiap.it

design-is-fine:

Mario Dagrada, cover design for Sarah Lidman, With Five Diamonds, 1966. Rizzoli, Italy. Via aiap.it

design-is-fine:

Hermes 3000, the typewriter of Jack Kerouac, used 1966-1969. Sold via Christie’s