If you like funny songs about bikes (and already listen to Motherfucking Bike as your anthem) here’s the alternative, “Performance” by Robin Moore.

Thanks to Systemic @innerspaeth for sending it my way!

PUTTING OUT THE CALL. I’m back to posting fun shit more of the time, so send it over to systemcomic@gmail.com. If you think it belongs on this site (general awesomeness, hilarity, design, bikes, coffee, etc.), send it over. No guarantees it’ll make the cut but hey, give it a shot!

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The headline pretty much describes my thoughts on the matter. The high five that makes a room explode? Come on. Amazing. Thanks to new Systemic Grace (aka “Batman”) for sharing it with me.

The Reward from The Animation Workshop on Vimeo.

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…in which my stunt double explains the deal with Comic Sans. I’m down with it.

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Here’s a time lapse of the show thanks to @apreche (of Geek Nights):

And our own Brandon Chalmers flipping a table for charity:

If you like that and are ANYWHERE NEAR LA, please for the love of g-d and all that is holy come to our LA show at Nerdmelt on the 19th!

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Ross Nover – A Dose of Design Inspiration from Comic Strips from Refresh DC on Vimeo.

Earlier this week I gave what might be the most Ross-like talk I could possibly think of. It’s all about what designers can learn from their cousins the comic artists. I got to touch on some points like closure, verbal/visual pairings, art as exercise, and poop jokes. I’m really happy with how it went and so happy to see it online!

It was a part of Refresh DC, which is a group of my peers of designers and developers in the DC area. I’m pretty proud of it and was honored to be able to speak at such an event.

I tried to make it as accessible as I could to designers and non-designers, and also give credit where it’s due. With that in mind, thanks to Olly MossCaldwell TannerDanielle CorsettoJamie NoguchiSteve NapierskiAnanth Pasdlfkjksjdf;jRandal MunroeShannon WheelerFrank Chimero3eanuts and Garfield Minus GarfieldAlex RobinsonJeph JacquesJessica HischeCarolyn SewellNoah ScalinAustin Kleon, my friends at Super Art Fight, the American University Design Program (whose resources evolved into this presentation), and Scott McCloud. (Did I miss anyone?)

The audio is passable, but the exposure kills the projector so you may have to follow along in the SlideShare (this is the link to that).

If you watch any or all of it, let me know what you think! And if you are looking for someone to talk about comics and design, just let me know.

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The art of Web Design, found via BoingBoing.

Watching this will help you understand 80-90% of the jokes you didn’t previously get on this site.

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This morning was kinda weird and fun, I got to Baltimore and be on the 98 Rock morning show promoting tomorrow’s big Super Art Fight show at The Ottobar (tickets still available!). They had on the show all morning guest Darrel Hammond from SNL fame, and he was a great sport when I put him on the spot to say “WHEEL OF DEATH” in his Don Pardo voice. What you can’t hear in this bit is that we were FREAKING OUT because being on morning radio isn’t exactly something we’d done before, but I think we handled it pretty well.

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Any time bikes + design + pretty things shows up, I have to share it. It’s like some sort of weird rule of my life. This was made by STUDENTS (I’m jealous).

VELO from MOTIONLAB on Vimeo.

Found via Laughing Squid.

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There are laws that say I have to post this stuff when I find it.

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Spoilers ahoy. But also, “Giving a brick when it’s not your turn to give a brick.” is amazing.
(Via kottke.org via @jonahkeri)

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