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MIKE FRANK

Mike Frank

VIDEO
CALL FOR ENTRIES
STAR WARS
FILM
Star Wars Uncut
Seeking help to remake the sci-fi classic "Star Wars: A New Hope," tech-geek Casey Pugh's project uses Vimeo as a crowd-sourcing tool to engage filmmakers in a "Be Kind Rewind"-style DIY production. He divided up the entire...
POSTERS
GRAPHIC DESIGN
MUSIC
Limited Edition Two Tone Posters
As influential as the music they supported, the Two Tone Records graphic system created an iconic look for British bands that fused Jamaican ska and rocksteady with contemporary punk and pop in the late '70s. Known for the black and white checkerboard...
DJS
COMPUTING
MUSICAL EQUIPMENT
DEVICE ACCESSORIES
Staton Uberstand Laptop Stand
Thanks in part to laptop stands like this two-tiered one by Staton, the days of lugging around crates of vinyl are slowly fading as DJs trade their decks in for laptop setups. Although we're the first to argue that nothing quite compares to a...
TECHNOLOGY
SPEAKERS
MUSIC
ITUNES
Lars Amhoff: Neo Gramophone
We were able to chat with Lars Amhoff of the German-based Kinkyform, which has been collaborating with artists to produce furniture and objects that meld art with a functional purpose or "Usable Art." In Amhoff's latest creation, the...
TYPOGRAPHY
T-SHIRTS
DESIGNERS
DESIGN TOOLS
WEBSITES
YouWorkForThem Relaunch
In 2001 designers Michael Cina and Michael Young began a departure from traditional commercial graphic work to focus on more experimental design projects. Spanning typography, illustration, 3D and video, they have been continually pushing the boundaries...
TYPOGRAPHY
DESIGN TOOLS
FONTS
ARGENTINA
Burgues Script
Every once in a while a typeface makes you step back and appreciate the letter forms from the words they spell. Argentinean type designer Alejandro Paul was recently recognized by the Type Director's Club for the superior craftsmanship of his...
CRAFTS
HANDMADE
CHARITY
SEXUALITY
NSFW
Boobs and Dinks Early Detection Kits
While testicular and breast cancer is something we might not want to think about, Shanon Gerdard uses humor to eliminate some of the fear surrounding that dreaded monthly self-exam. Her Boobs and Dinks Early Detection Kits include crocheted breasts...
JEWELRY
SCIENCE
BROOKLYN
ACCESSORIES
FASHION
Periodic Rings
Brooklyn-based husband-and-wife team, Itsnoname, bring some sexy back to the periodic table of elements. While the solid platinum version might be a bit too costly for most, the sterling silver ring should enable anyone to put their gangster nerd...
CONTESTS
HEADPHONES
TECHNOLOGY
IPHONE
IPODS
MUSIC
MUSIC PHONES
V-Moda Vibe Duo
Not everyone has welcoming outer ears to the standard iPhone earbuds. While we haven't found the perfect replacement, the V-Moda VIBE Duos deliver the best combination of functionality, sound and in-the-ear fit. The VIBE Duos feature the inline...
BICYCLES
URBAN
MOBILITY
OnGuard Locking Skewers
New to commuting by bike in NYC, I recently learned about the ingenious design of OnGuard's Locking Skewers. After several years of hibernating in my parent's garage, I dug my bike out and brought it to the local repair shop for a much needed...