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An erotic alphabet based on the Kama Sutra (NSFW)
02.16.2017
11:54 am
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In 2012 Penguin published a new “deluxe” edition of the Kama Sutra translated by A. N. D. Haksar. For the cover art Penguin hired a brilliant graphic artist named Malika Favre, who incontestably came up with a marvelous and witty design by inventing an entire sexy alphabet based on the positions in the book.
 

 
If you take the jacket off of the hardcover edition and spread it out, it spells “KAMA SUTRA” in Favre’s alphabet.

There’s a website dedicated to the alphabet in which you can see the entire alphabet ... in motion! On the site you could once purchase lovely prints of individual letters, but it looks like they’re all sold out.
 
A closer look at the individual letters, after the jump…...
 

READ ON
Posted by Martin Schneider
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02.16.2017
11:54 am
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Photoshop’s content-aware fill feature is surprisingly punk
11.26.2013
12:11 pm
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Content-aware Bowie
 
Italian designer Silvio Lorusso has hit upon a marvelous new design game that anyone who uses Photoshop can play. A few months ago he started a Tumblr called Content-Aware Typography in which he posted (and solicited from readers) images of iconic typography from famous movie posters, album covers, advertising logos and so forth after having deployed Photoshop’s “Content-Aware Fill” feature on them.

The point of it all is that the content-aware feature was never meant to be used on text—it’s used to fill in the space where the user has removed an object from an image. It does so basically by guessing what might be behind the object based on what is visible near the object and then covering it with visual snatches in a randomized fashion. If you’re talking about a forest or a horizon, it can work rather well. Text works in such a specific way that it reveals the content-aware process for what it is, a game attempt by an otherwise stupid algorithm to trick the eye through sheer repetition.

I like the Content-Aware Typography Tumblr so much because it does such violence to the words and visual elements while leaving the basic idea intact. You can usually guess what was originally there, after all. It also seems somewhat like a virus, as if something malign had gotten into our most recognizable icons and replicated itself without rhyme or reason, with an insatiable bent for visual real estate.

The images here don’t come from Content-Aware Typography; I asked a friend, Mark Davis, to generate a few for me (I don’t know Photoshop) and he did so with alacrity and élan. If you want to see more, by all means visit the original Tumblr
 
Content-aware Clash
 
Content-aware Beefheart
 
Content-aware Nirvana
 
Content-aware Bowie
 
Content-aware Bowie
 
Content-aware Bowie
 
via WXN&MLKN

Previously on Dangerous Minds:
Odd photoshopped vintage LP sleeves
Eerie album covers with deceased band members photoshopped out

Posted by Martin Schneider
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11.26.2013
12:11 pm
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Brazilian drug raid typography
09.26.2011
04:38 pm
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I don’t speak Portuguese so it’s a little hard for me to tell you exactly what’s going on here, but from what I gather, Brazilian police spell out their departments’ names in acronyms with seized drugs or weapons and then take a photo of it for bragging rights.

Go to Fabio Lopez’s Flickr page to see larger image.

(via The Good Blood)

Posted by Tara McGinley
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09.26.2011
04:38 pm
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