The secret life of bananas, illustrated and animated

Thursday, 14 July, 2016

Who would have thought it? Bananas have secret lives… an animation by Xander Marritt, and Elias Freiberger.

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The tiled floors of London, photographed by Sebastian Erras

Wednesday, 13 July, 2016

Photo by Sebastian Erras

The last time I pointed to the work of German photographer Sebastian Erras, he had spent time in Paris taking pictures of the impressive tiled floors that can be found throughout the French capital. Recently, he has been in London, and the floor patterns there are no less spectacular.

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Venture into the greyscale zone with Bill Domonkos’ GIF animations

Monday, 11 July, 2016

So bizarre, yet so good… the GIF animations, and short films, of San Francisco based interactive designer, Bill Domonkos.

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Neil Mendoza’s amazing hamster powered hamster drawing machine

Wednesday, 6 July, 2016

The Hamster Powered Hamster Drawing Machine, created by Neil Mendoza, is exactly what it says it is. A drawing machine powered by what is effectively a running wheel for hamsters or mice. I expect the hamsters or mice are pleased that their exertion brings about a little more than some exercise on their part.

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Book covers that have been judged, the best of 2015

Friday, 1 July, 2016

You should never judge a book by its cover, that we all know, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy, or otherwise, the actual cover of a book. Here are the fifty best book covers for 2015, as selected by the American Institute of Graphic Arts, and Design Observer.

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Forget the Star Wars crawl, here is the Star Wars scroll

Wednesday, 1 June, 2016

Another way to see A New Hope, the fourth episode of the Star Wars saga, as a single illustration, by Swiss graphic novelist Martin Panchaud.

An illustration that’s one hundred and twenty three metres in length, that is.

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Images by Marcin Wolski that evoke memories of the Eastern Bloc

Monday, 30 May, 2016

Artwork by Marcin Wolski

A great collection of artworks by Polish illustrator and painter Marcin Wolski, titled Eastern Bloc, that evokes memories of life behind the Iron Curtain during the Cold War.

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Everything is divisible by itself, or something

Monday, 23 May, 2016

Either you decide whether there is a deeper meaning to Look-See, by Daniel Savage, or you can simply enjoy looking at what is presented to you on the screen.

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Yes, there are people judging you by the fonts you choose to use

Thursday, 12 May, 2016

No big surprise here I guess, the font you choose to make the most use of says a lot about your personality… so select carefully, right?

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What you see is what you get, a redundant web designer?

Friday, 6 May, 2016

When I used to design websites, I would code them manually, using a simple text editor for the HTML markup. There were some who disliked my methods, and thought I should use a WYSIWYG application of some sort.

An article such as this, one I could have sent these people to, that outlined the advantages of working manually, might have been useful, even if it refers to hosted site building applications, rather than WYSIWYG editors. I really should have written one myself.

If you build websites for other people, the last thing you should be doing is promoting websites that encourage them to use a DIY approach. You’ll practically be declaring that they’ve wasted their money by hiring you for a job they can do themselves.

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