Top 10 Typography Crimes

“Graphic design is a burgeoning industry. With the rise and ubiquity of the Internet in the last decade, web design especially has become prevalent. Other forms of graphic design include print, mobile, illustration, and typography. Typography refers to any design involving the arrangement of letters or alphabetical symbols in a space. Every design geek has taken a course in typography and knows the vast importance of it, yet basic type-crimes (errors or faux-pas in typography design) can still be seen virtually everywhere. While many are quick to dismiss the rules of graphic design, Ron L. Peters in his book Do Good Design emphasizes just how important good design is in our society: ‘Design creates culture. Culture shapes values. Values determine the future. Design is therefore responsible for the world our children will live in.’ Practicing good design is of utmost importance, and good typography is crucial to good design as a whole. This list takes a look at 10 commonly occurring type-crimes.” w/ photos

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Top 10 Creepy Girls In Fiction

“A recent trend in media is the idea that children are scary or creepy. Girls seem to be particularly popular – from pale-faced, stringy-haired ghosts to demonically possessed victims, creepy girls are becoming a common feature in horror films and other genres. This list covers ten creepy girls who have appeared in films, TV and video games in the past thirty or so years, to frighten or fascinate audiences. Most can be terrifying but have a sense of sympathy to them, or some are just unstoppable creatures of evil wanting to rip the world apart.” w/ photos

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Top 9 Timeless Movies About The College Transition

“Graduating from high school and entering college (or even not entering college) so often symbolizes the transition between adolescence and adulthood. It makes perfect sense that creatives would milk as many narratives from this incredibly reflective, emotional period as they possibly can, and it makes just as much sense that many would go on to stand as pretty memorable, if not outright influential. The following films cover a few different perspectives regarding the big leap forward, looking at both senior year and the sometimes-dreaded, sometimes-welcome cycle back into freshman mode.” w/ photos

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Top 7 Road Trip Movies To Kick Off Your Summer

“It’s summertime, the livin’ is easy, and you’re preparing to go on a road trip. Your playlist is ready, you know your route, and you’ve got a full tank of gas. But before you drive off into the sunset, spend a day immersed in the cinematic poetry of the American road trip. Let your passengers do the packing; you should sit back, relax, and draw some off-road inspiration from these seven great road trip movies to kick off your summer.” w/ videos

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Top 12 Notable Screen Kisses

“A kiss – so simple yet so emotional. There is something about sitting in a dark theater watching the on-screen couple embrace for the first time that gives you chills. A kiss can be sweet, seductive, messy, romantic, awkward but above all, a kiss is intimate. Kisses once considered taboo for film audiences are now common place. Some kisses are still considered too much for the censors. It makes you wonder… it’s just a kiss after all. 100 years after the first movie kiss, all cinematic embraces can thank the 12 kisses [here] for the groundbreaking and memorable movie moments. The kisses are listed chronologically so the reader can view the milestones in movie kissing.” w/ videos

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Top 10 Ways Edison Treated Tesla Like A Jerk

“Thomas Edison has over a thousand patents in his name. Some of them are even based on his own ideas. But more often than not, he was working off another great innovator’s findings, and tinkering until he produced something that could make a buck or two. He is often praised for having invented a number of household items we take for granted, and couldn’t live without. But considerably less credit is actually given to the genius scientists and inventors who worked under his employ to make him rich (and a household name). One of those men is Nikola Tesla, who got an incredibly short end of the stick, and whose brilliance often goes unacknowledged and under-praised beneath Edison’s blinding overcast. Here are ten ways in which Edison was a real jerk to Tesla.” w/ photos

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