Tuesday, 26 February 2008
Here are a couple of objects I would like to own for their own special reasons.
With the Emoticon Transforming Stamp, you don't have to limit emoticons to online chatter. It's made of 100% silicone, which means it can squish and flex to make almost any sort of face. Once you get the emotion you want, stamp it on your letter. Once you let go, the stamp will snap back into its original face, ready for action. A great way to make love letters more fun, board meeting minutes more enjoyable, and paychecks more playful. Remember, a picture is worth a thousand words - so an emoticon must be worth at least 487! :-D
Here at ThinkGeek we're pretty lazy when it comes to technology. We expect our gadgets to do all the busywork while we focus on the high level important tasks like reading blogs. That's why we hate to have to crack open our laptops just to see if there is any wi-fi internet access about... and keychain wi-fi detectors, we would have to actually remove them from our pockets to look at them. But now thanks to the ingenious ThinkGeek robot monkeys you can display the current wi-fi signal strength to yourself and everyone around you with this stylish Wi-Fi Detector Shirt. The glowing bars on the front of the shirt dynamically change as the surrounding wi-fi signal strength fluctuates. Finally you can get the attention you deserve as others bow to you as their reverential wi-fi god, while geeky chicks swoon at your presence. You can thank us later.
Imagine! You could be running around the shop, stamping how you currently feel all over people's faces with the greatest of ease and then quelling their anger as you diligently inform them of the wi-fi connection strength in the area!
Monday, 25 February 2008
Designed by Benedetto Bufalino as part of Lyon’s Light Festival, he says:
“With the advent of the mobile telephone, telephone booths lie unused. We rediscover this glass cage transformed into an aquarium, full of exotically coloured fish; an invitation to escape and travel.”
Sunday, 24 February 2008
This looks like a bit of an epic project:
In order to 'celebrate' her 25th Year of existence, Crowded Teeth has set about creating a set of 25 handmade books over the course of a year, creating new content with a different project every day.
She's got a pretty cute style and seems to live an insanely hectic life. Truely an inspiration :D
Saturday, 23 February 2008
Her words on that day...
Despite most right-minded people yelling, ‘nooooooo! It can’t be done!’ or ‘Nooooooo! It shouldn’t be done!’ or even ‘Noooooo! It can’t, and shouldn’t be done!’, Warner Bros. is pressing ahead with plans to turn the anime classic, Akira – the manga film for those who can’t stand manga – into a live-action American film.
And, following the modern trend of Tintin, The Hobbit and the new Terminator movies, all of which have announced franchises before anyone’s even paid money to see the first movie, they’ve actually decided to turn it into two films.
The studio announced today that, under the auspices of Irish first-time director Ruairi Robinson – who was appointed last year – the live-action Akira will be based on Katsuhiro Otomo’s six-volume graphic novel, instead of his 1988 animated movie, with each movie comprising three parts.
The movies, which the filmmakers describe as Blade Runner meets City Of God (far more reassuring than, say, Blades Of Glory meets City Of Industry), have been relocated to the States as well, with the action taking place in “New Manhattan”, a vast conurbation that has risen from the ashes of New York, 31 years after it was destroyed in a nuclear attack.
The first movie is now being fast-tracked for a summer 2009 release, with scripts written by Gary Whitta.
There’s no casting as yet, but we’re intrigued to see that Leonardo DiCaprio’s production company, Appian Way, is on board, with Leo and Jennifer Davisson on producing duties, along with Andrew Lazar’s Mad Chance. Of course, DiCaprio’s involvement as producer doesn’t necessarily mean that he’ll be involved as an actor, especially given that he’s currently working on Scorsese’s Asheville. But there may also be no smoke without fire…
As for the movie(s) it(them)self(ves), we'd be the first to put the original Akira, and the graphic novel, on a big list of unfilmable properties. But we wish Robinson all the best - with Warner Bros. and a big sack of cash behind him, he's got a chance at least.
How the heck can they do it?
Thursday, 14 February 2008
Sunday, 10 February 2008
Thursday, 7 February 2008
This small size mobile " Cinema " operators were equipped with a television a Video and some times with a small portable generator and were moving from town to town from village to village operating and showing their films! (During the day inside social clubs or houses and during the night in the open air).
In order to attract more customers and in order to advertise their mission and business the need of huge posters was created and born!.
Talented artists after viewing the film were creating large size posters using oil paint on canvas!
The artist had the freedom to add or change scenes seen or not seen in the film in order to make the poster more attractive! (This is the reason that this hand painted posters are more interesting as ART than the normal posters since each of this hand painted poster is UNIQUE! and except the film content it also express the artist him self!)
These posters were rolled or folded and easy to move around with the mobile Cinema.
Because of the posters " hard " life (Folded or rolled, under the rain and sun and display for several months during their rounds all over Ghana) most of the surviving posters have damage at the end of the canvas, peelings, cracking and other damages.
By the mid 1990s the mobile Cinema business declined and almost collapsed since television and video was more widely available in Ghana.
The profits of the mobile Cinema operators were also reduced ! and they were not able to afford the " expensive " talented artist to paint their signboards any more !!!! And at the present days they have to rely with Photocopy paper posters in order to survive and reduce cost!
I reckon everybody should have a go at this tshirt competition on grafiknoise.com.
here is my entry for it,
thought I'd move away from their really graphic style and try to do something different. I guess you'll either love it or hate it.
Also anybody seen this?
Could be something to submit competition work to as a double chance of winning!
and if anybody is interested I've given my own site a complete overhaul.
see it here, if you want.
Also shut magazine are looking for contributions for their next issue (the money issue), if you can think of anything funny and probably slightly pretentious then they might be interested. you can download previous issues as pdf's from their site.
check the 'stuff' section. first video some guy in new york who goes round putting speech bubbles on adverts that others then fill in. quite funny.
don't know how old this is, but frickin cool. take some light emitting diodes and some magnets. throw them at things made of metal like trains!
the brother of one of my chums is wicked. this is his visual blog and portfolio.
graffitti meets illustration meets dribbles etc. bit girly, but i like it!
pro-diggy motion/graphics/3d... absolutely everything designers. probably from new york again. oh, and they judge the D&AD!