Archive for the 'Design' Category

Animation: A Gentleman’s Duel

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A must see animation from Californian animation studio Blur.

Outstanding work.

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Data Visualization: U.S. States as N.Y.C. Boroughs

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The boroughs of New York City as U.S. states based on their closest population analogues.

Manhattan becomes Idaho, the Bronx becomes Maine, Queens has as many people as New Mexico, Brooklyn as Nevada and Staten Island as many as Wyoming.

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Gadget: TeddyTaurus

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If you liked to play with Teddies when you were younger and believe been seen with one at your age might not be such a great idea – here a two options:

A fried of us a while ago – always in the evening – was having a small white teddy bear looking out from one of the pockets of his jacket. Believe it or not – great success with the girls. Maybe it was the type of the bear.

The other option is more for home use: The TeddyTaurus.

Made by the great German toy company Steiff, the TeddyTaurus is most likely the first…

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Cartoons: United Features opens archive

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United Features, the home of more than 90 great comics like the Peanuts, Speed Bump or Mike Luckovich (our favorite) has opened its archives of daily cartoons for free on its web site comics.com.

Besides providing the complete archives of many cartoons that go back years (with the Peanuts to October 1950 – more than 20,000 strips), you can also create yourself a custom RSS feed from the different artists that will include…

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Short Film: The Mysterious Explorations of Jasper Morello

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Nominated for an Oscar and for a BAFTA award, Jasper Morello is a short feature made in a unique style of silhouette animation developed by director Anthony Lucas and inspired by the work of authors Edgar Alan Poe and Jules Verne. In the frontier city of Carpathia, Jasper Morello discovers that his former adversary Doctor Claude Belgon has returned from the grave. When Claude reveals that…

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Image: Change is coming

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While we don’t like the idea to demonstrate any difference between people by the color of your skin, we are remembering that not so long ago (less than 30 years in some states of the U.S.) a person like Obama would have seen his parents arrested for the (difference in the) color of their skin and he himself would have been a complete outcast in normal life left alone political life.

So because of this and only because of this we believe the image below might visualize how big a step the U.S. has made yesterday with Barack Obama’s election for President.

It certainly visualizes that there is a change. And when can you see 44 U.S. Presidents all together in one image.

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