Thursday, May 28, 2009

Chainsaw Suit

Twistori


I think I told some of you guys about this a couple of weeks ago. It's a year or two old, but pretty cool imho.

You select one of the touchy feely words on the left and it sucks in recent Twitter posts featuring that word.

Creating Intrinsic Ratios for Video


Ever wanted to make your videos scalable with the browser window? Check out this article

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Monday, May 25, 2009

Quote shirt II "I can smell the yellow!"

Buy here

Borat - a bit off the rails

Found this fella at http://explainthisimage.com - hours of fun...hey Sarah?

Free Light Walk in Sydney


Smart Light Sydney will showcase beautiful and dynamic light art sculptures using innovative, smart technology on a free Light Walk around Sydney’s iconic harbour front precinct. The self-guided walk will start from Sydney Observatory and lead visitors through The Rocks, around Circular Quay to Sydney Opera House.

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What's my age again.. choir version

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Making T-shirts out of Lauren's quotes

Overheard earlier this arvo:
Click to buy

The Joy of sign-off!

More on Social Translation... or the polyglot internet

http://www.worldchanging.com/archives/009893.html

A Web That Speaks Your Language

IN the early years of the Web, nearly all of its content appeared in English. But that is changing quickly. Today, articles on Wikipedia are available in more than 200 languages, for example. And about 36 percent of the seven million blogs running on WordPress, a free software platform, are in languages other than English, according to the founder Matt Mullenweg.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/17/business/17proto.html?_r=1

Politically incorrect and boffin-style eyewitness report

Absolutely hilarious:

http://news.ninemsn.com.au/national/815911/shooting-witness-becomes-internet-celebrity

As previously discussed

Monday, May 18, 2009

New Header by Sarah

I'm going to post the headers as posts as well so we have a record.

Sarah's new header:

Original header:
We seem to have a dog theme going...

AGOTD: Shake it Benji

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Friday, May 15, 2009

oil & water

Oil in Water from Shawn Knol on Vimeo.

We like sports

Bud Tingwell RIP

I'm not one to get overly sentimental when celebrities die, but this is a classic:

Play with Space in real time

Interesting to have something like this at a conference or opening night somewhere.
Or a gallery that is entirely run by people online, they control the artworks, music and lighting.

http://www.blastgetcreative.co.uk/

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Simpsons theme song - vocalised!

960 Grid System

This has been around for a while and is what I use for everything.

Even if you already have a favourite grid, the site is worth a look to see a good showcase of grid based design.

If you download the kit you get templates for Fireworks, Inkscape, Illustrator, OmniGraffle, Photoshop & Visio, as well as Printable sketch paper.

More info here.

Essence

The 960 Grid System is an effort to streamline web development workflow by providing commonly used dimensions, based on a width of 960 pixels. There are two variants: 12 and 16 columns, which can be used separately or in tandem.

The 12 column grid is divided into portions that are 60 pixels wide. The 16 column grid consists of 40 pixel increments. Each column has 10 pixels of margin on the left and right, which create 20 pixel wide gutters between columns.

This guy is pretty excited to meet Black Sabbath

bruno

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Always worth a catchup on info graphics for inspiration

http://infosthetics.com

http://infographicsnews.blogspot.com/

http://www.lainformacion.com/ - cool stuff in there somewhere apparently.

http://www.dddinfographic.com/

http://blogof.francescomugnai.com/2009/04/50-great-examples-of-infographics/

http://www.designlabelblog.com/2008/03/data-visualization-and-infographics_30.html


http://www.wisdump.com/design/an-infographic-is-worth-1000-words/

http://coolinfographics.blogspot.com/

http://www.datavisualization.ch/

http://marumushi.com/

http://www.gridplane.com/html/projects/data-vis





Invasion USA.. coming soon to a theatre near you

Original poster

Original Ben photo

Coming soon to Laser Disc

Blu-ray edition coming soon!

STYLE WARS : return of the bevel emboss

80's Movie Poster Comp!

I feel the need, the need for speed! Get ya Posters up peoples... I'll start the ball rolling. Here ya go! Managed to fit the whole team into this classic film... And for the record, my fav 80's film 'Stand by Me'.

I'm dreaming of a...

Is our office gonna look something like this after those walls gets painted?

http://www.thecoolhunter.net/design/CREATIVE-WORK-ENVIRONMENTS---Do-you-work-in-one-/

Let's get one of these for the office

http://kotaku.com/5220711/the-wow-pod-is-a-suicide-booth-for-warcraft-fans

Video footage from Parliament House

video

Augmented Reality

Lets make one
http://www.livingsasquatch.com/



New York Times 2040

Nice clean layout with a futuristic font. Looks swedish looking.
http://mashable.com/2009/05/11/new-york-times-future/

Good use of Adobe AIR: Times Reader

Clickety click

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Banner Design Comp

The blog needs a banner. Whip one up at 730px wide and I'll post it up. I've made one to get us started.

We should turn the banner over as often as possible imho. Email them to me and I'll put them up.

Don't worry about creating any finely tuned pieces of art, they should be quick, dirty and loud!

If anyone is super-keen to take an active role, let me know and I'll make you a site admin.

Cool Shit to do in Melbourne

Benji is heading to Melbourne next weekend so I created this map of attractions.

Bask in it's glory.


View Cool Shit in Melbourne in a larger map