For Typophiles: A Gorgeous Book Filled With Stunning, Contemporary Type Designs

Paying homage to the typography found in our modern world, London-based design duo, Scott Williams and Henrik Kubel, of studio A2/SW/HK, has put together a carefully-curated series that embraces type design in its great variety.

The gorgeous book, titled New Perspectives In Typography, is filled with pages uncovering striking examples of typography created for various products and essays written by prominent letterform specialists, as well as amazing type artworks from talents not necessarily trained in type design.

Check out some images from the book below and find out more about it here.

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Decoding The Fascinating Secret Language Used By Sushi Chefs

While there exists a strict dining code in Japanese culture, the invisible barrier between sushi chefs and their customers have also prompted the formation of a fascinating secret language understood by the crew behind the counter.

Intrigued by this hidden world of terminology and dual meanings, the team at First We Feast explores the variety of terms, which include the onomatopoeia-inspired word “Gari”, meaning ginger, and “Agari”, which refers to green tea, but also often served to customers at the end of a meal as a subtle signal for them to leave.

Check out some of the slangs below and read the full article here.



Agari: “The green tea served after a meal. It is also a term used by servers and chefs when they notice that a customer is about to finish their meal. It can also be a wordless signal for unwanted customers.”



Geta: “The word for Japanese sandals, but in a traditional sushi bar, it is the wooden serving plate.”



Numbers (Pon, Ryan, Geta): “To avoid indecency, sushi chefs have a different system of numbers they communicate with.”

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Infographic: Handy Tips For Running A Marathon

Whether you’re preparing for your first race or are a seasoned marathon runner, one could learn a thing or two from this infographic.

Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series has created an infographic offering tips for running a marathon.

For example, never run with new shoes for a race as it may cause chafing and blisters.

Additionally, attaching your D-Tag to your shoe will give you a more accurate timing for your race.

Learn more by checking out the infographic below:

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Infographic: A Body-Positive, Head-To-Toe Style Guide For Women

Body confidence comes from within, but the clothes you wear can make a big difference. Wearing something that compliments your body type will definitely help boost your confidence.

That’s why Zulily has created an infographic offering tips on how to accentuate your features with clothing this fall.

For example, sheer tops over a low-cut tank top can give you a flattering look and help show off just the right amount of cleavage.

To add on, crop tops are a great way to show off your waist as well.

Learn more in the infographic below and click on the images to view the entire visual.

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Watch: How To DIY Your Hair With The New Funky Tie-Dye Color Style

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Remember those ubiquitous summer shirts you used to wear that screamed psychedelia with their vibrant tie-dye hues?

Well that style is making a comeback not on apparel, but hair.

Hair colorist Rickey Zito shows us how you can DIY this tie-dye hairstyle in this step-by-step tutorial.

See how to get this look below and check out these other hair trends: ‘peacock hair’, ‘hair tapestry’, ‘opal hair’ and ‘rainbow hair’.

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Artist Uses Fallen Autumn Leaves As Canvases For Gorgeous Paintings



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As autumn comes and leaves begin to fall, Polish artist Joanna Wirażka puts them to good use.

She collects fallen leaves and use them as canvases for her artworks to draw and paint incredible nightscapes and cityscapes on mother nature’s canvas.

Wirażka uses acrylic paint for her artworks, with each taking about three hours to complete. She hopes that her works can make the world better and more beautiful, and encourages us to “try to find real art everywhere and let it inspire you”.

Scroll down to view some of her beautiful works, and head here for more.

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New York City First leaf: Empire State Building Second leaf: yellow taxi and Chrysler Building Third leaf: Wall Street I'm going to do series about big cities this week. Next is London… Despite the fact that I don't live in New York, sometimes during the painting I feel like I'm there…just for a moment. #dibujosAsombrosos #bouchac #drawing #instagood #instamood #nyc #newyork #arts_realistic #arts_help #arts_gallery #sketch_daily #worldofartists #worldofpencils #worldoftalents #skrien #featuring_artx #arp_art #art_spotlight #artfido #art_nerdy #artofdrawing #artistmafia #awirazka16

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Infographic: Six Most Annoying Types Of Personalities Found At The Gym

There are some types of gym personalities that may unfortunately get on the nerves of others, which gym regulars would probably be familiar with.

These stereotypes include “The Hoarder”, who would spend a long time hoarding gym equipment, or “The Socialite”, who would be always talking during their workout sessions, and typically seen walking at the slowest speed on a treadmill.

MuscleFood has put together an infographic, titled ‘The Six Most Annoying Gym Personalities’, for you to easily identify these people, and potentially avoid them.

Scroll down to view the full infographic.

The SIX Most Annoying Gym Personalities

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Watch: Tongue-In-Cheek Video Shows What It Is Like Dining At Upscale Restaurants

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From elaborate menus, tiny portions, to condescending staff, eating at upscale restaurants can be a distressing experience for beginners.

This video by CollegeHumor offers a hilarious, tongue-in-cheek take on what the experience can be like.

The video, titled ‘Everything Wrong With Trendy Restaurants’, portrays an eager, inquisitive couple learning the dinning basics from a less-than-helpful waitress.

For example, things meant to be shared come in odd portions, like “five or some other prime number”, and you can’t really ask for a price of a dish without being perceived as a “cheapskate”.

Click play on the video to be amused.

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Honest Charts That People Who Adore Sleep Will Relate To

For all the z-monsters out there, this collection of 11 charts that speak to anyone who loves to snooze will make your day.

Unless it’s the end of the world or a have-to-pee situation, there’s absolutely no reason to drag yourself out of bed.

Check out some of the comical charts below and see all of the 11 illustrations here.

For more hilarious illustrations that only people who love sleep will truly understand, click here.

Other brutally honest sketches that you can check out include those that speak to chronic pain sufferers, people with anxiety, extroverts, introverts, as well as those with attention deficit disorder.

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Watch: Six Great Health Benefits Of Drinking Coffee Daily

Although National Coffee Day is over—personally, every day is National Coffee Day, if you know what I mean—we saw no reason not to share this video featuring six health benefits of drinking coffee regularly.

In addition to reducing stress levels and making one happier, drinking coffee can enhance athletic performance and reduce one’s chances of getting skin cancer.

Check out the short animated clip below.

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It's National Coffee Day! Here's every excuse you need to grab a cup. Or two. Or four.

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