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tokenblackconfessions:

Photos from Ithaca College’s African Student Association “Fight the Stereotype” campaign. So important.

amazing

I absolutely love these statements!

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Thinking With Type By Ellen Lupton.

What kind of typeface should I use? How big do I set it? How should those letters, words and paragraphs be aligned, spaced, ordered and shaped? Thinking With Type answers these questions and more, providing clear guidelines for Designers, Writers, Editors and Students on how best to arrange their written content.

Type is the foundation of print and web design. Everything you need to know about thinking with type, you will find here. This richly detailed update to the classic text belongs on the shelf of every designer, writer, editor, publisher, and client.”  -Jefferey Zeldman-

Thinking with Type is the definitive guide to using typography in visual communication, from the printed page to the computer screen. This revised edition includes forty-eight pages of new content, including the latest information on style sheets for print and the web, the use of ornaments and captions, lining and non-lining numerals, the use of small caps and enlarged capitals, as well as information on captions, font licensing, mixing typefaces, and hand lettering. Throughout the book, visual examples show how to be inventive within systems of typographic form—what the rules are and how to break them. Thinking with Type is a type book for everyone: designers, writers, editors, students, and anyone else who works with words.

An official web site is set up as a classroom companion to Thinking With Type. Lupton has provided a syllabus, sample chapters, exercises and handouts for download in high-res PDF format. If you’re still not convinced about the quality of this title yet, I would suggest you head over to the site to download the sample pages and judge for yourself.

Compared to the more common encyclopaedic approach to design theory books, Thinking With Type is easy to understand, engaging and fun to read. The tone of this book is what really makes it special and is why I can’t recommend it enough.

Fin this book on Amazon:

USA: http://amzn.to/11XeNfE
UK: http://amzn.to/19sEetW

Added to the reading list!

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phillypresentsthesophant:

It was thought that this track was lost to the ethers, luckily we over here at #teamargel found it the other day just hanging around on 33jones.com. Thank you ever so 33 Jones whoever you are. You made our day with this. This track features Ethel Cee and Chill Moody entitled “Let Me Know”.  Feedback is encouraged. Let us know what you think.  Peace. 

I do it, because you need to know bout it! The samples, the mood, the instrumentation, and the voices are a few of my favorite things. The sound of this music needs to be reintroduced to the radio!

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SCREAMING LAUGHING! ahahaha

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I saw him some time last year at a poetry/stand-up night in North Hollywood. He had me in tears! So cool to see him on Conan.

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Everyday for the last week and a half, I’ve been hearing the sound of a basketball dribbling outside in the parking lot. The dribbling would be going on for at least an hour. It was repetitious and constant. I’m finally just looking out the window to see a young kid no more than 13. I couldn’t help looking back at a smaller version of myself repetitiously and constantly practicing. Whether it was drawing or dribbling. It was a good moment also to think on what am I doing today as a man to get better with what and Who hold my values. Am I that focused and committed to what brings me joy and fulfillment? That was just a kid dribbling a basketball, however it made me think to what do I place my practice in. Do I have a goal in mind? Whether it is my craft or Christ. On a spiritual level am I coming to the Lord in such a way? Spending that time to come and know Him in spirit and truth. John 4:23 Is the word in my heart and do I make time in my reality for Him? So that He may be perfected in me. 1 John 2:5  That experience should be daily. Like eating and washing. You don’t eat and wash once and you’re done with it for life. It is something constant and repetitious throughout our lives. Or it should be! lol Truly it is the only way to grow — an experience that is essential to life. John 6:32-40

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severalzygons:

beben-eleben:

This just shows that something once “ugly” can turn beautiful. Life changes. People change. 

that is not a people that is a strawberry

"THAT IS NOT A PEOPLE THAT IS A STRAWBERRY!" LMAO

severalzygons:

beben-eleben:

This just shows that something once “ugly” can turn beautiful. Life changes. People change. 

that is not a people that is a strawberry

"THAT IS NOT A PEOPLE THAT IS A STRAWBERRY!" LMAO

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We have been looking at the Temple Compound the Lord shows to Ezekiel, that will be built in the Millennial Kingdom. The vision of the design, the ordinances, all its laws and forms the children of Israel were commanded to follow — and to leave Babylon for the coming judgement. The spiritual principle remains the same for the Christians today. Leaving the babylon of religion and following Christ. This temple is a guide for how our life in Him ought to be personally and as a church. Church in greek is translated “ecclesia” the called out ones. So we see its not a building, but a people.


We see life in Christ is truly a progression. Something that takes time and a relationship that has to grow. He is the door we enter. He says, “I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture.” So when we are saved, we go up the 7 steps of His salvation. 7 is the number of completion, His work on the cross. The completed work to gain us. This door is the door of the sheep, which He is. It is open to all for us to follow Him. Surely every step is one of purpose. If you invite someone to your house, would you leave them standing in the doorway? In the same way, He wants us to come in and go onward.


The House, the temple, this sanctuary of the living God. This is the most Holy place. The place where His glory is mostly expressed. More than any other area of the Temple compound. On the walls and door posts we see these carved ornaments of the palms and cherubims.  These cherubims only have the two faces. One face of a man and the other of a lion. They represent the glory of the Lord expressed through the fine humanity (incorruptible life) of Christ and His royalty. The palms represent the life in Christ. He is salvation. When he rode into Jerusalem on a young donkey, the people took palms and went to meet Him, and cried out “Hosanna (salvation)! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord. The King of Israel”. The most holy place is where we see and should experience Christ’s life and glory the most. That the glory of His fine humanity and kingship will fill our temples. Do we present such a temple to Him? A temple fitting for Him to dwell, ornamented with His life, humanity and royalty. Personally I do not stay where I am not welcomed. All the more we must present a place that welcomes Him.


1 Corinthians 3:16 Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? If anyone defiles the temple of God, God will destroy him. For the temple of God is holy which temple you are.

John 2:19 Jesus cleanses the temple. He cleansed it from the merchants and anything that defiled the holy place. Which was such a picture of what He would do with our condition in the spirit. He took our defilement, our sin, our curse and cleansed it through His sacrifice for He was without sin. His body — His temple was destroyed. Yet after three days it was raised! Praise the Lord. John 2:19 “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.”


What manner of His holiness we ought to be! “Be ye holy for I am holy.” How do we get to that point? The Lord has to take us onward and upward. In each area, the Lord is taking us higher in Him. Everything has a purpose and is connected in symmetry. Just like our bodies. This temple is truly what the Lord needs to gain within us. The place we can come near to Him and dine with Him at His table. What is inside the house? The holy incense altar. It is all made of Acacia wood. Incorruptible, that can’t be defiled with worms or rot. Termites are repelled by it. Wood is symbolic because it also represents us. The heart of this Temple is where the Lord wants us to be. To share in His glory.

Hebrews 10: Therefore, brethren having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way which He consecrated for us, through the veil, that is, His flesh, and having a High Priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.


His work on the cross was the completion of His sacrifice — the 7 steps prepared the way for His resurrection. The eight steps conditioned us so we are no longer slaves to sin and death, but alive in Christ. The deeds of the body are done away with, if we have been crucified with Christ, to walk in the likeness of His resurrection. The newness of life! Romans 6 This made the way for us and prepared us to be fully called out, the area of reception — the porch of the temple. Called out for a purpose. To bear the full responsibility of the ten steps, 5 toward God and 5 toward man. This is what takes us into the House, the most holy place. These steps of obedience is what makes us faithful. We learned a priest has to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. We give spiritual food to each other to nourish one another in due season. Matthew 24:46 This is our responsibility to each other and to God. To go into the Holy of holies is to experience His glory. When we all have this experience within ourselves, how glorious will we experience such a church life being built up together? May we go onward to experience such a life in our Lord Jesus Christ.

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If you look at an ant. His primary function in life is to be a gatherer. He gathers food for the colony. He works in season, so that in the winter the colony will survive. He is as responsible to His queen as he is to the rest of the colony. All of the ants have this mindset. They all have the same function and the same goal. They are the epitome of one. 

What if the father of all ants decided one day, instead of serving his master, he would serve himself. Alpha Ant’s antennas buzzed in a new plan! “I’m going to get everything sweet and delicious and see this brand new world! HOLLA!” Each of the ants after him, would certainly be infected with this rouge and selfish mentality. He lost all sense of responsibility and his function. In no possible way could there be a colony, because all the ants are born just for themselves. 
So now these infected ants, with the cursed DNA from Alpha, have no direction. They are sinful, full of disobedience, they kill other ants for sweets, and they have no care at all for the colony — let alone the Queen they are suppose to follow. Some started their own colonies and appointed themselves queens! Now they are in fact enemies of the Queen. There lies the dilemma — their first problem isn’t their sins, but in fact they don’t see they are not for the Queen. They have NO desire to live a life pleasing to the Queen.  So even if someone were to take away all their sins. If their could be SUCH a savior for antkind, all that work would be in vain for them, if they still have no concept of leading a life for the colony and the Queen. 

Thank God the Father, we are not ants! I also thank the Father, we had such a savior of mankind. He came firstly not to serve mankind, but to do the will of the Father. When we lost our function and our purpose to God, through the fall of Adam. Christ came to fulfill everything all the prophets and all mankind could not, which was fully live without sin and do all the Father desired. 
When you look at the book of Leviticus, chapter 1, it speaks on the burnt offering. This offering is made by God’s appointed priests (Aaron and his sons). They take a male bull without blemish, they place their hands on the bull to identify with the offering. Next they kill the bull and cut the portions. A skin is taken as a covering. The blood is sprinkled on the altar. The fat, blood and the head are all placed on the altar in order on the wood over the fire to be burned completely all night. Burnt to ashes. All that remains will be the sweet aroma to the Lord. 
Now you wonder what does this have to do with Christ? EVERYTHING! He was that bull. The altar is the cross. His life was placed in order. Every place, action, miracle, betrayal, and event was in order. His time on earth was as over the fire, that He suffered through much trial over His 33 years. Who do you know that was born with a bounty on their head fresh out of the womb!? From the moment the King Herod knew of His birth, he desired to kill Him. He was without blemish or sin, and He was the sacrifice in order that He could be well pleasing to the Father. This life that He lived, was absolute for God. He fulfilled everything we could not. If ONE thing was out of order, it would be over. He also is that covering. We are the priests, who must lay our hands on Him. So that we may identify with Christ, as our offering to the Father. That we can know Him, as this life that is absolute for God, as we live it on earth. So that we can know our purpose and gain our function. 
Our problem firstly is not that we are full of sin, but we have no function or concept of who we were, who we are or need to be. Why are the churches divided? Why do we allow such compromise among the believers? Why do we think we can do a better job than God in His church? Why do we put mere men on pedestals, instead of seeking the Father through Jesus Christ? Why is it always people who say “my ministry”? Why is the church more of a business than it is the Temple of God? Are we all knowing that we can truly build His church without asking Him? The Master Builder?? 
Matthew 16:18 And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it. 
John 15:5 I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. 
John 7: 18 He who speaks from himself seeks his own glory; but He who seeks the glory of the One who sent Him is true, and no unrighteousness is in Him. 
John 5:30 As I can of Myself do nothing. As I hear, I judge; and My judgment is righteous, because I do not seek My own will but the will of the Father who sent Me
So if Jesus Christ can do nothing out of His own will… what makes us think we can… let that resonate.
We must come back to God. We can not draw near to Him, if we don’t first turn to Him. As that holy priesthood, who is faithful — we can’t come to Him without first receiving Jesus Christ as that spiritual sacrifice — to experience Him in a life that desires to please God. John 14:6 ”I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father, unless through Me.” 
The ant now with function, he will begin to serve the queen in her colony. Just as a christian who knows his purpose will serve Christ in His church. That ant has a responsibility to his fellow ants to serve, but even more so to the Queen. However he certainly doesn’t serve the will of other ants. He only serves to do the will of the Queen. Just as we should only do the will of Christ.