April 6, 2013 § Leave a comment
If the Earth were 100 pixels wide, the Moon would be 3000 pixels away. Mars, at its closest, would be 428,000 pixels away. At the current state of space technology, it will take around 150 days to get to Mars.
Distance to Mars website, created by David Paliwoda & Jesse Williams, calculates the earth’s distance to Mars in a super cool way, in pixels.
Better to watch it on Chrome.
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.
April 11, 2012 § 2 Comments
Lyrics to live by is a tumblr dedicated in finding good advice in song lyrics, ranging from classic rock to hip-hop.
You can even submit lyrics and I did so! My choice?
And in the end
The love you take
Is equal to the love you make
The End by The Beatles
Now I’ll just sit and wait. In the meanwhile…
December 9, 2011 § Leave a comment
A film is a different experience for each of us. A different interpretation based on our interests, experiences, life. The Silver Screen Society created by Trevor Basset, Brandon Schaefer and Adam Hanson is a website which invite artists each month to create art based on a chosen film and present their own ‘visual’ interpretations of their favourite film.
See more after the jump
August 31, 2011 § 1 Comment
What do designers do after they read a book? Do they discuss about it as regular bibliophiles? Do they write fun fiction as regular nerds? Nope, they each create a book cover and post it on the book cover club, for your enjoyment:
via Lost at E minor
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.
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”
via Holy Kaw
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May 29, 2011 § 2 Comments
They invite illustrators, graphic designers and artists to create unique desktop wallpapers.
Each wallpaper is available for various screen resolutions, including, of course, iPhone, iPad and PSP screens.
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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April 28, 2011 § 2 Comments
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.
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April 21, 2011 § 4 Comments
These gifs walk the fine line between photography and video, belonging to neither. They are studies on a scene. You might even miss the motion completely if you are not careful enough. But, even if minimal, this motion is heavy with emotion and fluent with meaning.
The artistic duo calls their animated gif cinemagraphs and explain: “There’s something magical* about a still photograph — a captured moment in time — that can simultaneously exist outside the fraction of a second the shutter captures.”
You can find all of Jamie’s animated gifs in her tumblr: from me to you. Not only that, but you can also find all of her fashion photography (New York Fashion Week, anyone?), her own styling and street fashion photography (I love her vintage style; it is actually her on the portrait above), her food blogging, her series on NYC and other cities and A LOT more.
*[Speaking of magic, this minimal flickering inside the photograph is exactly how I always imagined the Daily Prophet.]
April 12, 2011 § 3 Comments
Everybody is obsessed with typography, lately. And it’s OK, the only problem being that not everyone has a design degree or money to spend on a designer. Now, there are designers who will turn your phrase into a typographical masterpiece for free.
Just head to the phraseology project, submit a word or phrase (less than 20 characters) and check back in a few days to find it fully designed in a typographical form.
April 7, 2011 § 2 Comments
April 7, 2011 § 2 Comments
As if you didn’t already know that.
Still, if you get caught up in Conflict History, a very interesting, google-maps-based website that puts all the wars known to mankind (from 4000 BC to now, sourced from Wikipedia) on the map, you can’t help but be amazed by the amount of conflict that went on at any point in time. You might know about the big ones, you know about the current ones, but, believe me, there has never been a peaceful moment on this planet.
April 1, 2011 § Leave a comment
Our latest background for April (which some of you might have seen a bit earlier, oops) comes from Pattern Cooler. It is an amazing web service that allows you to edit online and download hundreds of seamless background patters for your desktop, twitter account, blog or mobile device. You can download the ready-made backgrounds as they are, or edit their colors and pattern size. It has a huge selection, but we particularly liked the minimal, japanese and geometrical series.
For April we decided to go retro. Find our background here.