I insist you watch this. It will brighten up your day.
Friday, November 28, 2008
The book is a collection of Ian Fleming’s Bond short stories (bound in a single volume for the first time) and includes stories that inspired the Bond film classics From a View to a Kill, For Your Eyes Only, Octopussy, The Living Daylights and of course, Quantum of Solace, the latest in the series.
More beautiful work from Pentagram here
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Last night, for one night only, New York guru Malcolm Gladwell replaced The Lion King at the Lyceum in London.
Considered to be “the most influential thinker of the iPod generation” (The Observer), the thought of Gladwell bringing his big ideas to the West End stage was a tantalising prospect, and i was looking forward to hearing him.
But, in fact, like Stephen Moss's spot-on review in the Guardian, I felt that Gladwell's theses got lost in the clouds.
As Moss says, You end up wondering "why am I here with all these people in expensive spectacles sending text messages?", and, more insidiously, "wouldn't I prefer to be watching The Lion King?"
Monday, November 24, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Remember the fabulous DoTheTest advert I posted earlier in the year?
Well below is the latest in the series, created by super-talented ad agency, WCRS.
Did you have your wits about you? I'm afraid I didn't... I am a good driver though, honest!
Monday, November 17, 2008
Sumo Paint is a cloud based version of Photoshop that's totally free.
It's fantastic to now be able to use Photoshop when you're on the go on other locations or other machines (just as long as you have access to the Internet). You can open imagery from your computer, or from a URL. Neat! Try it out here
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Take a look at some of the most peculiar items that have been bought and sold via the world's largest digital garage sale:
1. Virgin Mary Grilled Cheese Sandwich:
Diane Duyser, from Florida sold her grilled cheese sandwich that appeared to have the face of the Virgin Mary upon it. The item was purchased by the online casino, Golden Palace, for $28,000.
2. 18 Year old British Girl's Virginity
3. Ex-wife's Wedding Dress
4. Doritos Cheese Pope Hat
5. The Meaning of Life
That's right, for $3.26 it's all yours. The answers to everything you could ever ask. But if you live outside of the U.S., that's just too bad because the seller would only ship within the U.S. The exact nature of this item was not given and the only picture was the rainbow.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Discomgoogolation describes how someone feels when they cannot gain access to the internet.
Apparently nearly half of Britons - 44% - are discomgoogolation sufferers, according to a survey, with over a quarter - 27% - admitting to rising stress levels when they are unable to go online.
Around three quarters of poll respondents also asserted that they "could not live without" their broadband connections, while one in five said that they spent more time on the web than they did with their families on a weekly basis.
"The proliferation of broadband has meant for the first time in history we've entered a culture of 'instant answers,'" said psychologist Dr David Lewis, who identified discomgoogolation by measuring heart rates and brainwave activity.
"A galaxy of information is just a mouse click away and we have become addicted to the web," added Lewis. "When unable to get online, discomgoogolation takes over.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Design Week reports the story of Cinnamon Creative's exciting new brand identity for Saf, the organic clothing company. Karen Cinnamon has developed the new packaging, graphics, logos and website (www.safclothing.com) for Saf, which is moving from the wholesale market into retail, and is officially launching on 14 November.
All imagery for the campaign has been sourced from Flickr photographers and soon, when Saf World launches, there will be the chance to upload your own photography for future campaigns.
Read the full article here.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Saturday, November 1, 2008
For really exciting penetration have your man thrust his arm directly through your torso and kind of blend into your back.
Original is here-ish. Thanks to Photoshop Disasters for this example of shoddy Photoshopping.