10 + 1 ways to visualize lyrics

April 18, 2011 § 5 Comments

Really good songs have usually really good lyrics. And good lyrics stay with you. When we were at school we doodled them on our books and carved them into the desks. What do the digital natives do? Here are the best ideas (and, incidentally, really good songs for the most part) we found around the web:

1. Pick a photo, apply a vintage effect and write the lyrics in helvetica

paris by the friendly fires

Paris by the Friendly Fires (the Aeroplane version featuring Au Revoir Simone  kicks major ass, too)
(visual first seen at letlooselove, our title inspired by this)

2. Make a flowchart*

should I stay or should I go by the clash

Should I Stay or Should I Go by The Clash
(visual first seen at Urlesque)
*but be careful not to be trapped on an infinite loop

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Darth Vader is omnipresent

March 19, 2011 § 1 Comment

May the force be with us, indeed.

Darth Vader jelly fishDarth Vader coffee makerDarth Vader pork chopSee more unexpected, Darth-Vader-shaped things after the jump. « Read the rest of this entry »

π vs τ

March 15, 2011 § 3 Comments

Yesterday was π day. And we missed it because we are not Americans. Meaning that we don’t mark the day as 3.14 but as 14.3. Anyway, I realized that it doesn’t matter. Because there is a plan to dethrone π and install a new king, τ (or tau).

Tau is 2pi and it simplifies and beautifies equations. That’s what the people behind the tau manifesto claim. Still, celebrate half tau day, planning to break the system from within. And if the tau manifesto is too mathematical for you, this video will help clarify things. At least if features not one, but two delicious pies.

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Just another bad hair day

February 10, 2011 § 1 Comment

Do you think one bad-hair day is living hell? Well, think about nearly 30 years of bad-hair. As video games evolve for the best, characters’ hair cuts don’t. And although technically hair is difficult to render properly, there is never a good excuse to sport these particular haircuts:

via Flavorwire

Arcade characters invade urban landscapes

February 9, 2011 § 4 Comments

Merging the digital with the real always captures our attention – as on this quirky video.

Illustrator Jamie Sneddon and photographer Kevin Rozario-Johnson do exactly that, in their series 8-bitscapes. They put iconic arcade characters in urban and other familiar landscapes. The end result is not simply a nerd’s delight. Their images have a sense of emergency and a haunting beauty.


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