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Things We Like: The Friday Five for March 25, 2011

March 25, 2011 by John Suder

Happy Friday, everyone. Hope you had a productive week. It’s been busy around here, lots of pixels and code being shoved about – we’re ready for some down time.

Pattern Tap: Tasty Design Now on Tap
For UI/UX junkies (and groupies): Get your interaction inspiration here. Browse the collections to find your favorite design elements. Use the User Sets like lightboxes to keep your favorites organized.

Pattern Tap

Historically Hardcore
These have been floating around the interwebs the last few days, but you really have to give credit to copywriter Matt Kepler and artist Jenny Burrows for coming up with this creative campaign as part of a school portfolio project. (Apparently, a real museum’s name was used in the original concept. Said museum was less than thrilled. Unclench, guys, then maybe more young people would go to museums…)
More here.

Fonts in Use
This one is for type fans. Fonts in Use showcases design projects and lets you know which fonts were used in production. Handy and inspirational.

Let the Spider Hold Your Tablet
The SpiderPodiumTablet stand. Light-weight, bendable,capable of hanging your tablet from objects, works as a kickstand. The flexible legs grab the device whilst the other limns prop it up or even wrap around an object (like a seat rest or the guy in front of you on the train).

SpiderPodium Tablet

Spiderpodium Seatrest

Sad Etsy Boyfriends
Girl: ” Hey sweetums, check out the cool knit cap I made. Gunna sell them on Etsy!”
Guy: “Awesome, babes!”
Girl: “I need to get a picture for the product page – oh I know! Here! Put this on!”
Guy: (Puts down PBR, strokes full, woodsy beard and groans…)

Sad Etsy Boyfriends

See the Sad Etsy Boyfriends here.