New Projects Are Pretty Neato

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Every Monday we start our days checking up on what launched over the weekend and sharing a few of our favorite new projects with you, our dear readers. Be sure to stop by our Discover page to find even more cool stuff. In the meantime, behold:

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If you're like me, every time you pass a lonely pay phone you cry a little inside. Just kidding who notices pay phones anymore they're so obsolete!! But they're still there guys. And Bridget Quinn and her artist and designer friends in Austin want to give them purpose once again, by turning them into public art installations that make people stop for half a second and actually pay attention to their surroundings, and maybe even play and interact with them. Five bucks snags you a project map and bike tour invite. Pretty neato. -- Daniella J.

Growing up with my Dad blasting Kenny G’s Miracles: The Holiday Album every Christmas, I never thought I’d be excited about a movie about the man who held the longest note ever recorded on a saxophone, but here I am doing just that. Ladies & Gentleman, Kenny: A Documentary in G.  Heads up, this may be your only time to grip Sax Wax and Sax Polish. Just sayin’. -- Mike M.

Do you ever feel like your footwear doesn't do a good enough job of broadcasting to the world your non-religious belief system? I do. That's why I was thrilled when I saw Berliner David's Atheist Shoes on reddit a few weeks back, and even more thrilled when he took it to Kickstarter. The shoes are not only godlessly handmade from super soft leather, but also have "Ich Bin Atheist" or "Darwin Loves" carved into the soles in mirrored writing, so that you can leave a trail of heathenism behind you in the snow. "Maybe it can be like Grindr for the godless," says David. Amen to that. -- Nicole H.

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It's not everyday you get insight into the life of a living legend. Especially when it comes to Daniel Johnston, infamous singer and songwriter, creator of Hi How Are You?, and the subject of the highly praised documentary The Devil & Daniel Johnston. Last year, Daniel launched a project to create his first comic, The Infinite Comic of Musical Greatness, aka Space Ducks. As luck would have it, the interactive iPad version of Space Ducks is making its debut tomorrow in Austin during SXSW with a pretty sweet party lined up. Coincidentally, Jung Kim's photo project Daniel Johnston: here, a matter of fact inside look into Johnston's everyday life is currently live on site. I believe in the corporate world they would call this synergy. In the new age world they'd call it cosmic. We are going to call it cosmic-synergy. And we are really into it.  -- Mike M.

The areas of interest that Decades Magazine will cover include food, fashion, gore, and intellectualism. Yes. Fashion? Okay. Food? Sure. Intellectualism? I'm on board. Gore? I am definitely paying attention, if not just to see how the heck these hilarious ladies will fit all these pieces together. The first issue is called The Beet Stain Issue (food and gore!) and will be distributed in bookshops throughout San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York. Rather than say anything else, I will just repeat for you here the three main features: the history of disco in New York, the story of a modern-day witch, and an article on the science and adult use of breast milk. -- Meaghan O.

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      There really is something called witch's Milk.

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      Meaghan, how do small projects get noticed on Kickstarter's main page and blogs?

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