Save the sounds

June 3, 2012 § 1 Comment

Sounds in danger of extinction? Well, it seems that there are sounds that are about to extinct, to be forgotten and lost forever, like the sound of a tape in a tape recorder, the loadind of VCRs, the symphonic startup of a Windows 95 computer, the ringing of an old Nokia mobile phone. But Brendan Chilcutt aim’s is to preserve these sounds: the sounds of old technologies and electronics equipment. In his site, the Museum of Endangered Sounds, you can hear all these sounds and remember an era before it is totally forgotten.

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Matching types

March 28, 2012 § Leave a comment

By types we mean typefaces. And by matching we mean dating. This is the perfect game for typefaces to get to know each other and set the perfect date. Type Connection is a typographic dating game created by Aura Seltzer, whose aim is to pair typefaces and learn more about them.

When choosing a typeface, different options of ‘potential dates’ are presented.

You decide your strategy and send the two typefaces on a date.

Well, good luck!

via Quipsologies & Design Taxi

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Minimalist video game covers

March 21, 2012 § Leave a comment

The tendency in video game graphics is to become as complex and realistic as possible. And I’m all for it. 3D environments, incredible textures, realistic human movement is all great in my book. But when it comes to the game covers, oh dear, do I hate the graphics. You see what works in a game environment is plain ugly printed in 2D. This is why I loved these minimalist recreations of iconic video game covers from society6.

Heavy Rain

Assassin's Creed          Red Dead Redemption          Halo

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The color game

March 13, 2012 § 1 Comment

You have a color wheel. You are given a specific color. You need to find it on the wheel inside the time limit. Sounds easy, huh? Well give it a try and see for yourselves.

color method game

Sure, it starts easy enough, but when it starts asking you about complementary or even analog (!) colors things get tough. And very addictive.

Enjoy it at Color Method – from the guys that brought you Shape Type.

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The game is over

November 11, 2011 § Leave a comment

Game over. How many times haven’t we heard this phrase? Some of the most famous old school video games deaths compiled together.

via Kottke

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Videogaming hurts

May 31, 2011 § Leave a comment

And I am not talking about good-old wii injuries. I am talking about chronic, painful, disfiguring afflictions. I am talking about Game Arthritis. About a hidden epidemic that the gaming industry wants to keep secret.

game arthritis hyperthrophy

Created by Italian artist Matteo Bittanti and mischievous art collective IOCOSE, Game Arthritis is an online art installation, a powerful commentary on the demonization of video gaming.

game arthritis visual

I really don’t know what I like the most about this project: the concept in itself (genius), the photos (clinically delicious) or the accompanying text (hilarious).  Read for yourself: “The conformity of interfaces produces deformity. It’s a fact. Call it “the reality of the virtual”. Prolonged vicarious aggression lead to permanent physical disfiguration. [...] The authorities have dismissed this hidden epidemic as “mass hysteria”. But according to some scientists – who speak under condition of anonymity fearing ostracization – these undiagnosed disorders are the psychopathology of ludic societies”

game arthritis skinning

via Holy Kaw 

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Clockbusters: the movie quiz

May 27, 2011 § 2 Comments

Veer, the stock photography shop, created a cool movie quiz. Using stock photos from their database they give you 3 clues and you have to guess the movie before the time expires. See for yourself:

clockbusters movie quiz

clockbusters forrest gump

A fun way to advertise stock photography.

via how about orange

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