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The Personalized Zippos Of Vietnam War Soldiers

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These Zippos belonged to US soldiers who engraved them with texts that are sometimes optimistic, but more often pessimistic as hell. A unique collection of 282 Zippo lighters from the Vietnam War era were recently put up as a single lot at Cowan’s Auctions in Cincinnati, Ohio. The lot was the culmination of years of painstaking research by American artist Bradford Edwards, who picked up many of the distinctive lighters on site in the former war zone during the Nineties.

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10 Cute and Creative Halloween Cupcakes

Blood Splatter Cupcakes from Desserts by Juliette 10 Cute and Creative Halloween Cupcakes

Get inspired to bake this season by checking out these exceptional, super adorable treats before you head into the kitchen. They’d make the perfect party favour for all kinds of Halloween events, since every kid (and adult!) in the world would have to smile at the very sight of one of these spooky sweets. Get decked out for the big day with these terrifyingly tasty Halloween Cupcakes!

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Colourful Aerial Landscapes Of Salt Ponds In San Francisco By Cris Benton

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Cris Benton, a retired professor of architecture and former department chair at UC Berkeley captures these colourful and impressive landscapes of the San Francisco Bay area using a radio-controlled camera, for his book “Saltscapes”.

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October 11-18: The Week in Protests

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Police officers gather near a pro-democracy protest in the central district of Hong Kong on Monday. (Alex Ogle/AFP)

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The Disguised Job Application

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What do you do when sending tons of job application to ad agencies, but never get attention nor recognized? You send your portfolio – disguised as the worldwide advertising magazine ARCHIVE… Great job, guys!

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Origami Masks by Joel Cooper

 Origami Masks by Joel Cooper
Origami master with boundless imagination, Joel Cooper lives and works in a small town called Lawrence, in Kansas, US. His series of masks, which are made using the technique of origami, is very popular on the internet.

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October 11-18: The Week in Arts, Fashion and Festivals, Part 2

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Two cosplayer pose at the “Frankfurter Buchmesse” on October 12, 2014 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Cosplay is a contraction of the words “costume” and “play” together. Cosplayer live their hobby with animated films, comics and mangas and role playing. (Photo by Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images)

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October 11-18: The Week in Arts, Fashion and Festivals, Part 1

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Models walk the runway at the New Gen II show during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Istanbul SS15 at Antrepo 3 on October 16, 2014 in Istanbul, Turkey. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images for IMG)

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Balancing on the Highline

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Guillaume Roland, a professional mountaineer, balances on the “highline” during the European Highline Meeting on the top of the Moleson mountain at 2,000 meters above the sea level, in the Swiss Alps, near Fribourg, Switzerland, October 17, 2014. (Photo by Jean-Christophe Bott/EPA)

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The Alien Samurai

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Mechanic and welder Sergei Kulagin, 32, strengthens the bracing of a spider sculpture, made by Kulagin, during a demonstration on the wall of an automobile repair workshop in the town of Divnogorsk outside Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, October 15, 2014. Enthusiast Kulagin, who works as a mechanic of an automobile service station, created about 20 sculptures made of used car parts and components during his non-working hours. (Photo by Ilya Naymushin/Reuters)

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Photo of the Day: Batman and Kids

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Batman visits patients to celebrate Halloween and Spirit of Children week at Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA on Wednesday, October 15, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Casey Rodgers/Invision for Spirit Halloween/AP Images)

Big John / Slim Joe Free Fonts

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Here’s a great font to work into everyday design, the strong yet simple flow of the Big John type is great for print projects whereas the thinner more crisp Slim Joe type is perfect for a retina display. Download the Big John / Slim Joe font-set today free.

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3D Paper Artwork by Maud Vantours

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Paris-based designer and artist Maud Vantours uses layer upon layer of cut paper to create hypnotising patterns and textures that translate into set designs, fashion accessories, and editorial treatments. Vantors has explored a number of 3D paper treatments including floral patterns, spirals, and gemotric designs. You can see more of her work at Figure and over on Behance.

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Everyday Objects Transformed into Whimsical Characters

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If everywhere you look there are faces staring back, you’re not alone. For the past 10 years French artist Gilbert Legrand has been finding the hidden characters in everyday objects and revealing them with paint. His whimsical vision sees all sorts of household objects become things they were not: a coat hanger becomes a mouse sporting shoes; a paintbrush transforms into a teen with an attitude (and a wicked hairdo); and the blades of some scissors get amorous.

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Photographic Journey Through the World’s Bureaucracies

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Bureaucratics is a project by photographer Jan Banning that consists of 50 portraits captured in 8 countries on 5 continents around the world. The goal is to offer a comparative look at the culture, rituals, and symbols of state civil administrations. Basically, Banning wanted to document the face of bureaucracy by capturing portraits of government workers at their posts.

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