Archive for March, 2009

Narwhal, Leeroy Jenkins and music videos

I’m going to start today’s post with some animals and Muppets, then move on to cartoons and video game characters and ultimately end up with singing, dancing, basketball-playing human beings. Go!
Narwhal
Narwhal are interesting, with their helical tusks. Compare and contrast Weebl’s Stuff’s silly looping Narwhals animation to this report about the real-life sea creatures: [...]

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Pink dolphin, asteroid flyby and Watchmen

See the world’s only pink bottlenose dolphin, found in Lake Calcasieu in Louisiana: “Pink dolphin appears in US lake.” They’ve dubbed this rare albino dolphin Pinky.
A large asteroid just missed hitting the Earth last week. Watch video: Huge Meteor “Just Misses” Earth. We almost had another Tunguska.
Littlewood’s law is fascinating. It states that “one [...]

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Stanley Donwood, microscopic Alice, SXSW, Twitter

I enjoy the insights and random tidbits found in artist Stanley Donwood’s Slowly Downward Taglibro. See last week’s issue, Taglibro 14, and subscribe to Donwood’s irregular ‘news’paper.
(For the uninitiated: Stanley Donwood is perhaps most famous for producing a lot of Radiohead’s album and promotional art over the years. I love the guy. I received [...]

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Typefaces, geeks, Syfy and March Madness

As a graphic designer, I love this: Periodic Table of Typefaces. Design firm Squidspot created it.
This is another amusing chart, illustrating a range of geekiness that includes published science fiction/fantasy authors, Renaissance fair folk, Trekkies and even erotic furries: The Geek Hierarchy.
So, what’s the difference between a geek and a nerd? Ah: Geeks and [...]

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Free SXSW music, NIN|JA EP and garden yeti

Missed out on SXSW ‘09? Do not despair. Over 1,000 free MP3s by SXSW artists have been reviewed and can be downloaded here: “Six-Word Reviews of 1,302 SXSW Mp3s.” Also, here is a live performance MP3 by The Decemberists (and many others) from this year’s SXSW.
I’ve been listening to the free NIN|JA EP (made [...]

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Batman logo evolution, art, brackets, narcissism

Art and design

Check out this cool animation of how the iconic Batman logo has been refreshed or re-branded over time: Batman Logo Evolution.
I enjoyed the variety of cool illustrations (and Mario wallpaper) by smashmethod on deviantART.
Take a look at these awesome Ghost in the Machine cassette tape portraits from iri5 on Flickr. There are also [...]

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DLF.TV, Jason Lytle, BigDog robot, Hotelicopter

David Lynch Foundation Television (DLF.TV) was officially launched this week. It’s an online TV channel that features events and exclusive video content from David Lynch. This production wing of the non-profit David Lynch Foundation shares its mission to provide at-risk students with the opportunity to learn how to meditate. Lynch is a famous advocate [...]

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Alice in Wonderland, Spike Jonze, DOOM, Kafka

I’m very curious about Tim Burton’s plans for his live-action 3D version of Alice in Wonderland, especially how much animation/CGI he’ll use. The cast includes Johnny Depp and Crispin Glover, plus Anne Hathaway and Helena Bonham Carter as the queens. Read more: “Tim Burton Talks Alice In Wonderland.” The film isn’t scheduled to be [...]

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