Saturday, April 10, 2010

worlds collide

Sometimes I feel like I'm traveling between two separate worlds while I'm surfing the web - there's the much visited 2A news junkie world and then there's the more eclectic design world, which is usually well outside of my political spectrum. It's no secret most artists tend to lean a bit left.

For instance, the run-up to the last presidential election was almost unbearable because quite a few of the sites I normally enjoy spent an inordinate amount of time cooing over the brilliance of the Obama propaganda branding. I admit that the entire campaign was slickly done but having someone design a hip hopenchange logo does not magically transform a community organizer into the savior of a nation, nor even something akin to presidential. (and don't even get me started on how often designers use gun imagery to make their otherwise crappy work "edgy")

Needless to say, I've become pretty adept with the scroll wheel but in my search for cool stuff I sometimes come across little surprises, like the last item in this list of miscellaneous links from NotMartha.

Great advice, considering my pistol has an easier time getting on an airplane than some of my appendages do.

4 comments:

markofafreeman said...

A guy by the name (or alias) of Deviant Ollam did a quite detailed video presentation on this topic about a year ago. His site is http://deviating.net/. Click on Firearms then click on video to take you to the ~1 hour video on vimeo.

Interesting coincidence: in the video he recommends picking up a surplus 81mm ammo case. I've been keeping my eye out for one and just found one for $13 at an Army Surplus store today.

The Packetman said...

I'll second the Deviant Ollam video. Great information, especially about telling the TSA their job!w

instinct said...

I'm in art school now working on my masters. I actually had a fellow student ask me "How can you be an artist and a conservative at the same time?"

I told her "Unlike ignorance, artistic talent isn't limited to the left."

Old NFO said...

Interesting links :-) Thanks Breda!