Archive for the 'Art' Category

Super-creative use of stop motion

Advertising Moleskine‘s 2011-range of bags.

How ink is made

Sonia Falcone light art installation @ The Biennale, Santa Cruz Bolivia

Manhattan in motion

Lil Niqo – BMF Freestyle (amazing)

10yrs of age, Lego necklace, logo like a swastika, and Motion Family promo – sorted.

CSS typography posters

Whilst looking for a practical application for the (new) CSS3 border-image property this evening I stumbled upon this typography wonder:


Nicolas Gallagher CSS Typography Experiment

Now at first glance it’s nothing special, but once you discover this is pure HTML/CSS comboliciousness were dealing with here… well, I got my Firebug on to inspect a little closer and sure enough it’s all image-free. The depression set in once I discovered this was accomplished/published nearly a year ago, back in February of this year (2010).

NB the advanced use of CSS for the heart shape and great use of masking using the :before/:after pseudo-element.

Good Magazine: Nuclear Weapons infomercial

One of the great infomercials from recent years. Always stuck with me:


Mozilla Drumbeat festival: ‘Learning is learning, and learning is good.’

Drumbeat – Mozilla’s flagship festival focusing on net-neutrality, openness, and freedom of learning and expression – begins today in Barcelona, Spain. After spending an evening scoping out the scheduled events, workshops, and folks involved, here are some of my MASSIVELY cool highlights and things to watch out for in 2011:

Universal Subtitles

I was impressed to hear Robin Christopherson, Head of Accessibility Services at AbilityNet, sing the praises of YouTube’s auto-captioning tool at FOWD 2010 earlier this year. Mozilla‘s new open source tool – Universal Subtitles – aims to help translate even more videos into a format capable of being easily consumed by deaf and hard of hearing users, as well as ensuring that popular search engines – like Google – can access and archive important video content for years to come. View a video introduction to the new Universal Subtitles tool in all its HTML5 glory.


Lazy by nature

You won’t hear me say that ignorance is bliss. But as a non-intellectual person, when creating things I need to find a sound balance between knowing and not knowing. I found out long ago that this is the best way for me to explore my creative capabilities, and make the design process worthwhile. My experience is that if you’re interested, the effort it takes to figure things out is reduced drastically. And that’s really a blessing for someone like me who is otherwise lazy by nature.

Jos Buivenga