Shape type: the letter shaping game

October 31, 2011 § 1 Comment

To shape the font, to form the misshaped character: this is the goal of Shape Type, an interactive typographic letter-shaping game, created by interactive designer, Mark MacKay.

Shape Type, made using HTML5, is a 10-stage game that asks from its users to form and fix the badly shaped, unfinished letters from specific typefaces, given the font names and fonts’ designers.

When the users have adjusted multiple bezier handles to get the shape of the character right., they can visually compare their effort with the original character and their score is a percentage based on the similarities.

via Design Taxi

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To die by your side…

October 27, 2011 § Leave a comment

and if a double-decker bus /crashes into us /to die by your side /is such a heavenly way to die /and if a ten-ton truck /kills the both of us /to die by your side /well, the pleasure – the privilege is mine

Especially when you are a fictional character popping out from the illustrated first-edition covers of Macbeth and Dracula.

Mourir Auprès de Toi (To Die by Your Side) is a short animation film made of 3,000 pieces of felt, all cut by hand by
Olympia Le-Tan and directed by Spike Jonze and Simon Cahn.

The story is set on a bookshelf of the famous Parisian bookstore, Shakespeare and Company and displays the encounter of two cut out figures wanting to be together.


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In the name of design

October 26, 2011 § 1 Comment

More amazing minimalistic movie posters!

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Song of the week

October 17, 2011 § Leave a comment

I need nothing – a nearly useless odyssey by Cãoceito + Burdman (a music video featuring lyrics as album cover artworks, created sespecially for this song)

Behind closed windows

October 13, 2011 § Leave a comment

Every building has a life of its own and every tenant a story to narrate either if s/he is located in a 22-story block in Brazil or in a minimalist design hotel in another corner of the world.

Photographer Kim In Sook (born in Osaka, currently based in South Korea), in her photographic series Saturday Night, reveals the hidden lives of hotel occupants, satisying in a strange way our scopophilic insticts just by watching the objectified other.

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Word as image

October 12, 2011 § Leave a comment

The great challenge: to ‘create an image out of a word, using only the letters in the word itself and their graphic elements without adding outside elements’. That was what Ji Lee, former Creative Director at Google Creative Labs (we first met him here), did in his new book Word as Image. Have a first look of his work in this wonderfully animated video:

You can find his book here.

via Quipsologies

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The windmills of our city

October 11, 2011 § 1 Comment

Round,
Like a circle in a spiral
Like a wheel within a wheel
Never ending or beginning
On an ever-spinning reel

Just twisted. In Nicholas Kennedy Sitton’s photographs, the buildings of a city have been twisted, making the scene appear like a spiral and creating, thus, a hypnotic feeling, making you feel a bit nauseous. Don’ t you think?

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