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Share Your Sketchbook!  - 
 
First page of my new Orange Vis sketchbook started with a map from +Maro Lončarica on how to find Prostor, a local club house of sorts in Dubrovnik made from a house abandoned 20 years ago after the war.  I made some sketches of a heated game of 'Shit Head' - some crazy card game they play there.  Grezo!
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haha Prostor night! Nice one Ben! :D
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News from the Road  - 
 
After almost half a year of travel and a full day of noodling through something like 10,000 photos and videos, I finally have albums for all the cities i've visited up on the blog (hazah!).

There are only a handful of pictures in each to start out, but i'll continue to filter through the vaults and add more - so stay tuned! Also added links to the stories i've written on the map according to city.

Here is a direct link if you want a full page view:
http://goo.gl/Uhsg7Q
Let me know if you notice any problems navigating around, still might have a few kinks to work out
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Thought +Jon Schull and +John Kennedy would enjoy this one.  Zagreb has these 'garbage bikes' for the park services staff around the city.  Pretty cool design!
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Creative Inspiration  - 
 
"Artistic alchemy; layered exploratory drawings mixing wandering patterns and colors"  Ljubljana, Slovenia Mestni Log Student Housing Ghetto Story: Ben Rubin Media: Ivana Bajec I met Ivana through a web of creative people ...
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With severe cerebral palsy, artist Paul Smith used both hands to steady his finger while typing the symbols above, yet was able to create amazingly detailed pictures that look more like charcoal drawings then typed ink.  An inspiring story, and a great reminder of the creative potential just one finger can have.

For more about Paul's work, check out the Paul Smith Foundation website:
http://web.archive.org/web/20100102082729/http://www.paulsmithfoundation.org/index.html
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"Fashionista sneakerheads who need hired sherpas to cart along color-coordinated wardrobes, be advised"  Story & Media: Ben Rubin For any kind of long-term trip, shoes can make or break an adventure.  Most days you'll probab...
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A new Pocket Sandbox original story!
An insane 120 page zine created by a 7 year old in the early 90's...
...during the Yugoslavian war...
...about dinosaurs.

Check the end for the extended multimedia interview with the adult version of the author ( toni u  ) 22 years later about his favorite pages.
"An epic DIY cut-and-paste all-you-can-eat buffet of fanatical creativity" Zagreb, Croatia Panceroni Toni's Zine Headquarters Story: Ben Rubin Media: Toni Ursić Diagram 1: Childhood, War, and Dinosaurs Rambling Preamble ...
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Creative Inspiration  - 
 
A new Pocket Sandbox original story!
An insane 120 page zine created by a 7 year old in the early 90's...
...during the Yugoslavian war...
...about dinosaurs.

Check the end for the extended multimedia interview with the adult version of the author ( toni u  ) 22 years later about his favorite pages.
"An epic DIY cut-and-paste all-you-can-eat buffet of fanatical creativity" Zagreb, Croatia Panceroni Toni's Zine Headquarters Story: Ben Rubin Media: Toni Ursić Diagram 1: Childhood, War, and Dinosaurs Rambling Preamble ...
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Last time at the sea was up in #Copenhagen during the first days of May, when I #rescued my #RiverBike and began my #wheeled #adventures #South

Brought her from the #Baltic to #Balkans - #SeaToShiningSea...
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Innovative Techniques  - 
 
As a followup to my Paul Smith post, I couldn't help but post Tyree Callahan's Chromatic Typewriter.  A fresh way of rethinking one of the creative classics.
Washington-based painter Tyree Callahan modified a 1937 Underwood Standard typewriter, replacing the letters and keys with color pads and hued labels to create a functional "painting" device called the Chromatic Typewriter. Callahan submitted the beautiful typewriter as part of the 2
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Emerging Technology  - 
 
I bumped into this article on the Facebook wall of a Croatian friend of mine the other day.  7000 km from home, I was surprised to see a familiar face front and center;  +Jon Schull was just getting this project going when I saw him last, looks like it's taken off like a rocket!  Great project crowdsourcing 3D printers for accessibility - with some superhero flavors on top. 
In an awe-inspiring and hear-warming fusion of science fiction, fantasy and charity, an organization called E-Nabling The Future has started distributing superhero-themed 3D-printed prosthetic hands to children in need of them.
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It would be awesome to design a hand for kids for drawing and writing - like the wolverine claws but with markers and pens :)
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The Sheiks followed by Jack Oblivion and the Tearjerkers.  

I went to see these guys in Zagreb, Croatia on one of my first days back in town from Slovenia.  Turns out all the members of the Sheiks morph into the Tearjerkers when Jack Oblivion comes on stage - not a bad magic trick in the middle of the gig.  

Both bands hail from Memphis, Tennessee - pretty badass to get some Southern flavors so far outside of the States.  Great sets, place was packed.  If you can get people out past 1am on a Monday night 5000 miles from home, you're doing pretty good.

#Zagreb  #Croatia   #TheSheiks   #JackOblivionandtheTearjerkers . #Memphis #Tennessee #SouthernFlavor   #MondayNight #5000Miles
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