Top Five Friday August 30th 2013

Here we are again!   It seems like every week we have a Friday…  Wait… This Friday, the Top Five has found a lot of cool things on the interwebs.   We’ll shake up the way that you think you should count, look at foods and flags, see a really cool trick, have a new…read more…

A Hipster Top Five Friday August 2nd 2013

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Welcome back.  As you all know it is top five Friday, but you knew that before it was cool.   I’ve been feeling kinda hipster-ish this week so I figure it is time for a hipster themed top five. This week, we’ll check out how to create your own hipster logo, where to find other…read more…

Top 5 Friday. June 7th, 2013

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Hello world!   My name is Jeff and I am new here at Poka Yoke.   In addition to some other things, I will be taking on the challenge of  social media and this blog.  My goal is to make sure that our readers have top notch content and will get a laugh or two…read more…

Farewell Top 5 Friday Plus Five : May 31, 2013

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I bid adieu to Poka Yoke Design. This is my final post. Hopefully my random clusters of photography, art and weird viral videos were memorable or at the very least, sparked some interest outside your normal perception, world, what have you. Thanks to everyone for reading, browsing and any general scrolling through the blog, Facebook,…read more…

Top 5 Friday : May 17, 2013

Liu Bolin

1. Often referred to as The Invisible Man, Chinese artist Liu Bolin, paints himself into the scenery, a metaphor for ‘…those who are rendered invisible by the Chinese government, by consumer culture or simply by the circumstances of history.’ 2. Are you a New Yorker? Do you sound like a New Yorker? Well, If These…read more…

Top 5 Friday : May 10, 2013

1. David Foster Wallace gave a commencement speech entitled, This is Water, eight years ago at Keynon College. Take a listen and learn something from one of the former luminaries of the English language. ‘You get to consciously decide what has meaning and what doesn’t. That is real freedom. That is being educated.’ 2. John…read more…

Top 5 Friday : May 3, 2013

Alex Coppel

1. Scientific illustrator and artist Cornelia Hesse-Honegger has collected over 16,000 insects near nuclear plants and fallout sites. Her watercolor series, Fallout Alarms, captures those insects affected by low-level radiation. The malformations become eerily beautiful albeit in a disturbing way. 2. Captured at the South Coast of New South Wales in Australia by photographer Alex…read more…

Top 5 Friday : April 26, 2013

Alain Delorme

1. Australian artist Jeremy Geddes creates astounding photo-realistic oil paintings of figures free-falling or bursting through mid-air. It takes Geddes about one to six months to complete a single painting. Some people are just born with talent. It kills you, right? 2. Draw animals with the help of an iPhone or iPad and the newest…read more…

Top 5 Friday : April 19, 2013

Matej Peljhan

1. Le Petite Prince depicts a 12-year boy named Lukas performing ordinary activities like dancing, swimming and playing basketball, things he cannot do in real life due to his muscular dystrophy. Created by photographer and psychologist Matej Peljhan, Le Petite Prince is a part of an ongoing practice that Peljhan utilizes in his photographic therapy.…read more…

Top 5 Friday : March 29, 2013

Jay Shells

1. Artist Jay Shells takes his Rap Quotes project to the streets, literally. Shells creates official-looking signs and posts them at specific locations as rapped by famed lyricists including Mos Def (aka Yasiin Bey), Jay-Z and Nas. 2. An Aurora Borealis occurred on March 17th. How did I know about it? I saw this video…read more…