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14 Geeky Valentine's Day Cards

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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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Never Buy Drawing Paper Again With This Endlessly Reusable Art Notebook
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Art supplies can get pricey when you’re letting your kid’s creativity run wild. But with an endlessly reusable notebook, you never have to worry about running out of paper during that after-school coloring session.

The creators of the erasable Rocketbook Wave have come out with a new version of their signature product meant especially for color drawings. The connected Rocketbook Color notebook allows you to send images drawn on its pages to Google Drive or other cloud services with your phone, then erase the pages by sticking the whole notebook in the microwave. You get a digital copy of your work (one that, with more vibrant colors, might look even better than the original) and get to go on drawing almost immediately after you fill the book.

An animated view of a notebook’s pages changing between different drawings.

There’s no special equipment involved beyond the notebook itself. The Rocketbook Color works with Crayola and other brands’ washable crayons and colored pencils, plus dry-erase markers. The pages are designed to be smudge-proof, so turning the page won’t ruin the art on the other side even if you are using dry-erase markers.

Rocketbook’s marketing is aimed at kids, but adults like to save paper, too. Break away from the adult coloring books and go free-form. If it doesn’t quite work out, you can just erase it forever.

The notebooks are $20 each on Kickstarter.

All images courtesy Rocketbook

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This Amazing Clock Has a Different Hand for Every Minute of the Day
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In the video below, you can watch Japanese ad agency Dentsu transform passing time into art. According to Adweek, the project was commissioned by Japanese stationery brand Hitotoki, which produces crafting materials. To celebrate the value of handmade items in an increasingly fast-paced world, Dentsu created a film advertisement for their client depicting their goods as a stop-motion clock.

The timepiece ticks off all 1440 minutes in the day, and was assembled in real-time against a colored backdrop during a single 24-hour take. Its "hands" were crafted from different combinations of some 30,000 disparate small items, including confetti, cream puffs, tiny toys, silk leaves, and sunglasses.

"In a world where everything is so hectic and efficient, we wanted to bring the value of 'handmade' to life," explains Dentsu art director Ryosuke Miyashita in a press statement quoted by Stash Media. "We created different combinations of small Hitotoki brand items to express each and every minute."

You can check out a promotional video for the project below, which details the arduous crafting process, or view a real-time version of the clock here.

[h/t Adweek]

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