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The Most Timeless Songs of All Time

Polygraph took a look at data from Spotify to create a list of the most timeless songs of all time (from the 90’s). Number one on the list: Nirvana’s Smells Like Teen Spirit.

It’s a pretty cool analysis. Check it out.



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The Making of AndFarAway’s Red Converse

As a part of the world-wide #MadeByYou Converse campaign, I was invited to customize a pair of white Chucks.

Glaring white… I can’t keep them white, of course.
Making of AndFarAway Converse

I started out with a sketch on Illustrator. It’s so hard to “think” without using software. A paper and a pen are great, but I’m so used to CTRL+Z.
Making of AndFarAway Converse

I sketched the illustration with a pencil and a Sharpie.
Making of AndFarAway Converse

Afterwards came the colors, and tools I haven’t used in years and years.
Making of AndFarAway Converse

I started filling in…
Making of AndFarAway Converse

Starting to look good!
Making of AndFarAway Converse

And starting to get messy…
Making of AndFarAway Converse



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Red Bull and the Power of Good Arabic Copy

As someone who has to work with words, design, and social media on a daily basis, I really appreciate good work from others.

This invitation from Red Bull is a perfect demonstration of Arabic copy used really, really well.

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Bath Bayakha: Karate Kid

Once upon a time, many years ago, I was on Bath Bayakha.



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How musicians die: Death by Genre


From The Conversation, via Kottke

1. Suicide accounted for almost 7% of all deaths in the total sample. Highest rate is for metal musicians, at a staggering 19.3%.

2. Murder accounted for 6.0% of deaths across the sample, but was the cause of 51% of deaths in rap musicians and 51.5% of deaths for hip hop musicians. Damn.

Surprisingly, seems like it’s the safest to be an R&B singer.



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Thunder

Everything about this song is amazing.



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