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Colbert Report Weighs In

David Ross and Ed Colbert debate the copyright issues surrounding Shepard Fairey’s Obama poster. P.S. Comedy Central’s player sucks a big one…

Similarities

The whole Shepard Fairey thing has brought up some good questions about what’s stealing, what’s parody or homage and what’s originality. This great Flickr set continues the dialogue. Einstein once said, ‘The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.’ The pairs of images in this set are similar in one way or…

Kiss Me a Lot

Way to go Mexico! Mexico City puckered up to set a new record Saturday as nearly 40,000 people locked lips in the city center for the world’s largest group kiss. Carlos Martinez of Guinness World Records verified the record of 39,897 people who entered the gated kissing area of the city’s Zocalo main square on…

Glaser on Fairey

I’m honestly not sure how I feel about the whole possible lawsuit against Shepard Fairey’s poster (which turns out, now, that he’s filing a lawsuit against them), but it’s interesting to hear other designers discuss the drama. Designer of the incredibly famous “I ♥ NY” logo, Milton Glaser, gave his opinion: For myself—this is subjective—I…

Really doesn’t surprise me…

Honestly, Midtown has always seemed really gross to me, and I’m really not shocked that the country’s dirtiest hotel, Hotel Carter, is located in the heart of Midtown. The dump hasn’t changed much since the ’80s when it was a homeless shelter, as the Daily News’s Richard Shapiro learned after a security guard explained that…

U.K. “Gas Guzzler” face extra road tolls

I had a fun moment of perspective this afternoon when I thought that this U.K. “gas guzzler” could be picked up and put in the back of a U.S. gas guzzler. I have often felt that it is too easy for Americans to be lazy, it reflects in many areas of lifestyle, and the urban…

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