Tag Archive for 'Art'

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

Lil Niqo – BMF Freestyle (amazing)

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

Taming Adobe colour settings for your web browser

*Some artwork I'm working on*

*Some artwork I'm working on*

Disclaimer

If you – like me – are having problems reproducing identical colours between Photoshop and your web browser this post provides a solution.

This post does not concern itself with best practices for printing techniques and managing CMYK colour palettes. I’m primarily a web designer, so settings for print don’t concern me. That said, if you are a print designer you’d still benefit from reading this article, especially if you haven’t come across the term sRGB before.

CSS typography posters

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

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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:

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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.

MARS!

Appropriation

… borrowing of a style, typically used elsewhere, as the basis for a design. This may be done for purely aesthetic reasons as a method to present information in a certain way, but often it is done to borrow characteristics that are associated with the appropriate source. Establishing such a connection may add credibility to the design or cause it to be viewed in a certain way.

Gavin Ambrose & Paul Harris