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14 Geeky Valentine's Day Cards

It takes a special person to be able to read binary code quickly enough to realize you’re pronouncing your love for them with this cute card by Etsy seller TheWallaroo.

Even the sky is filled with romance, as long as you know where to look. For proof, look no further than these great space Valentines on Bad Astronomy, as photographed by NASA.

Dungeons and Dragons fans will realize just how sweet this D20 card by Etsy seller PaperTigerGifts really is.

Artist Alexandria Neonakis was commissioned by Valve Software to make a series of Valentine’s Day cards for their popular Portal 2 game. She also has cards featuring Lost, The Office and more, although none of those were officially commissioned by their creators.

Tumblr user Oxboxer posted these great Skyrim Valentines,  explaining that “Skyrim is my Valentine.” She since added two more pairs.

Show just how undying your love is with these great linocut zombie cards by artist Elliot Quince.

For those who can’t get enough undead love, here is another great zombie card, this one by Buz Carter of Pizza By The Slice.

Disappointed with the lack of Breaking Bad Valentines in stores, Beth of Butt Horn went ahead and made her own hilarious series of cards dedicated to the series.

While some people consider journalism to be a dying profession, MediaBistro finds it to be one of the most sensual positions a person can have…or at least that’s what their Valentine’s Day card collection would suggest.

If you’ve ever sung “thank you for being a friend,” to someone you care about, then these great cards by Joey Devilla are a great way to remind them that you still consider them “a pal and a confidant.”

These NPR Valentines cards are cute, but most of them are fairly inaccessible to those that don’t actually listen to the station on a regular basis. Even for those that won’t get the in jokes though, this card is something everyone will get –although many recipients won’t be too happy hearing you think they have a face for radio.

They may not be the most romantic cards around, but if you’re looking for a great geek card for one of your friends, you might want to consider one of James Stowes’ Star Wars Valentines.

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Every Emoji Ever, Arranged by Color
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What lies at the end of the emoji rainbow? It's not a pot of gold, but rather an exclamation point—a fitting way to round out the Every Emoji Ever print created by the design experts over at Pop Chart Lab.

As the name suggests, every emoji that's currently used in version 10.0.0 of Unicode is represented, which, if you're keeping track, is nearly 2400.

Each emoji was painstakingly hand-illustrated and arranged chromatically, starting with yellow and ending in white. Unicode was most recently updated last summer, with 56 emojis added to the family. Some of the newest members of the emoji clan include a mermaid, a couple of dinosaurs, a UFO, and a Chinese takeout box. However, the most popular emoji last year was the "despairing crying face." Make of that what you will.

Past posters from Pop Chart Lab have depicted the instruments played in every Beatles song, every bird species in North America, and magical objects of the wizarding world. The price of the Every Emoji Ever poster starts at $29, and if you're interested, the piece can be purchased here.

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8 City Maps Rendered in the Styles of Famous Artists
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Vincent van Gogh once famously said, "I dream my painting and I paint my dream." If at some point in his career he had dreamed up a map of Amsterdam, where he lived and derived much of his inspiration from, it may have looked something like the one below.

In a blog post from March, Credit Card Compare selected eight cities around the world and illustrated what their maps might look like if they had been created by the famous artists who have roots there.

The Andy Warhol-inspired map of New York City, for instance, is awash with primary colors, and the icons representing notable landmarks are rendered in his famous Pop Art style. Although Warhol grew up in Pittsburgh, he spent much of his career working in the Big Apple at his studio, dubbed "The Factory."

Another iconic and irreverent artist, Banksy, is the inspiration behind London's map. Considering that the public doesn't know Banksy's true identity, he remains something of an enigma. His street art, however, is recognizable around the world and commands exorbitant prices at auction. In an ode to urban art, clouds of spray paint and icons that are a bit rough around the edges adorn this map of England's capital.

For more art-inspired city maps, scroll through the photos below.

[h/t Credit Card Compare]

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