Kubrick’s animated odyssey

April 30, 2011 § 2 Comments

When Dr Strangelove and Alex met Lolita and Spartacus. Beautiful animation of Stanley Kubrick‘s full filmography, created by Martin Woutisseth.

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A little urban living

April 29, 2011 § 1 Comment

Very little, as a matter of fact.

EVOL a little urban living

German street artist Evol stencils urban dwellings on various street objects.

EVOL a little urban living

EVOL a little urban living

We love ourselves some urban art.

via kuriositas 

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I shall not live in vain

April 29, 2011 § 4 Comments

Emily Dickinson

Poetry poster created by H-​​57 and First Floor Under.

via Bloodyloud

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Read it elsewhere

April 29, 2011 § Leave a comment

While you were getting married:

  • Bark Twain and other authors as dogs – shortlist
  • The interactive thesaurus of Seattle bands – Seattle band map
  • Five bands that should be on Rockband (a hint: Pink Floyd) – joystickdivision
  • Free yourself from the hassle of folding the map – design taxi
  • Computer mouse evolution – dvice
  • Instead of keeping diary, just summarize your day in a smiley figure – lost at E minor
  • Who are these people? Abbey Road bystanders – snap galleries
  • The wood bike that aspires to break the world record for speed – wired

Clever words

April 29, 2011 § 4 Comments

What happens when the Saussurian signifier and signified meet up in the form of a word? Beautiful typography.


Typeplay is a tumblr blog, which plays with words and their meanings creating typographically meaningful words and whose goal is to reach a million words.


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Playing with reality

April 29, 2011 § 1 Comment

What would happen if what people share in their social networks turns real? And best of all, if you could play with that? Well, if you like the idea of the twittersphere becoming a virtual universe, this is for you. Welcome to Tweet Land, the first set of videogames that plays with reality.

This is the teaser of Tweet Land, a video game in development, which will blend reality and fiction, by incorporating users’ real time activity in Twitter into the game’s narrative. This means that every time someone tweets something, these tweets will affect the gameplay of Tweet Land by triggering certain action-keywords.


via Kickstarter

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Painting with notes

April 28, 2011 § Leave a comment

When notes are not just notes, but have a life of their own. Music Painting, created by Alice Ninni, is a beautiful animation video of the song “Lacrime de Giulietta” by Italian composer Matteo Negrin.

via Laughing Squid

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You’re a comic sans criminal

April 28, 2011 § 2 Comments

This is an intervention for comics sans addicts. We’ve had enough.

comics sans criminal

link: comic sans criminal

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Taping up the city

April 28, 2011 § 3 Comments

Geometrical forms, cubes, triangles, bricks, all made by tape. Yes, tape, the one you use to seal boxes and to roll up things. But this time in a variety of colors and shapes. New York-based artist Aakash Nihalani uses tape to create new shapes and spaces inside the existing urban landscape, by ‘connecting the dots quite differently from what we are used to in order to fill in our picture of the city’.Nihalani_Stack

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Two amazing, retro accessories for the iPhone

April 27, 2011 § 1 Comment

Granted, these are only concepts. But still they are impressive.

Leica iPhone

First there is the Leica camera body and lens for the iPhone by Los Angeles-based consultancy Black Design Associates, LLC. It will be the accessory that will transform the iPhone to a full fledged Leica camera. With such a pedigree, hell, I might even jump on the instagram bandwagon.


Then there is the iPhone turntable by designer Olivier Meynard. Not only does it play vinyl records, but it also adds them to your charging iPhone as mp3s. Pretty amazing, huh?

Product design that gives true meaning to the retro-futuristic trend.

via core77 and Yanko design 

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Etsy finds: Claudia Varosio’s movie posters

April 27, 2011 § 1 Comment

This shop is a true find for the cinephiles. Claudia Varosio creates custom posters for some of cinema’s most iconic movies.

reservoir dogs

Minimal, wonderfully designed and coloured, these posters vary from the conceptual to the whimsical.



Also of note are Claudia’s series of cut-out paper dolls: the dude, Margot Tenenbaum, David Bowie and other surprising personalities.

the dude

The fleeting moment of television

April 27, 2011 § 2 Comments

You have to be of a certain age to really appreciate this.

the fleeting moment of television

Stephan Tillmans is a German photographer that captures tube televisions at the moment they shut down. Just for a few seconds the tv signal disintegrates into abstract shapes and colors before it dies completely. That flitting moment is captured in this series of photos that celebrate geometry, abstraction and light; but are also permeated by a melancholic feeling of an imminent end.

the fleeting moment of television

via quisologies 

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Read it elsewhere

April 27, 2011 § Leave a comment

Around the web in 9 links:

youtube drawings

The Beatles, more popular than Jesus?

April 26, 2011 § 1 Comment

Since there is not another band or musician that can challenge the popularity of the Beatles, the only one who can is Jesus.Beatles more popular than Jesus?

So, which will go first, rock ‘n’ roll or Christianity?

via Daily Infographic

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Song of the week

April 25, 2011 § Leave a comment

Face In The Crowd by Cat’s Eyes

The story of Christ by Dr. Seuss

April 25, 2011 § Leave a comment

By the Kids in the Hall (god, I used to love that show).

via boingboing 

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Nothing is impossible

April 23, 2011 § 2 Comments

Well, it seems that some things are impossible. Impossible Art Ideas blog is an archive of impossible art ideas, created by Jason Lazarus in order to collect art ideas that are impossible to materialize. Everyone can submit a crazy idea and Lazarus will then select a few to visualize into a slideshow, wallpaper or even to create text clouds.


Marcel Proust

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Read it elsewhere

April 23, 2011 § Leave a comment

Mainly infographs on this set of quick links:

  • The great toilet paper debate (infograph) – buzzfeed
  • This kind of video is not my cup of tea, but this one is really incredible: skiers jump off a cliff to escape an avalanche (video) – youtube
  • How to chart roads on Google Maps – GOOD.is
  • MoMA, you call yourself a museum? – Alltop
  • Interactive tweet topic infograph – Tweet topic explorer
  • 10 consistent songwriters – flavorwire
  • Infographs created in physical space – geekosystem
world internet use

Do it like Shakespeare

April 22, 2011 § Leave a comment

It happens to all of us, who struggle with words to express our thoughts verbally, with every single writer’s block. Or at least, it happens to me quite often. But to William Shakespeare? But his two good friends, Romeo and Juliet, help him to overcome it.

Animated short film by Jerusalem-based animator Anna Cohen.

via Brain Pickings

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Lolita butterflies

April 22, 2011 § 1 Comment

Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin, my soul. Lo-lee-ta; the tip of the tongue taking a trip of three steps down the palate to tap, at three, on the teeth. Lo. Lee. Ta.

She was Lo, plain Lo in the morning, standing four feet ten in one sock. She was Lola in slacks. She was Dolly at school. She was Dolores on the dotted line. But in my arms she was always Lolita.

Lolita butterflies

Beautiful hand-illustrated butterflies by legendary author and amateur entomologist Vladimir Nabokov on copies of his masterpiece Lolita. Today would be his birthday. April 22nd.

Lolita butterflies Lolita butterflies

via flavorwire

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