New York Under 8-Bit Attack

April 8, 2010

Forget King Kong atop the Empire State Building, long live Donkey Kong!

Check out the wholly destruction based fantasy of long time gamers in this video, when New York has everything 8-bit unleashed upon it:

[Courtesy of Gizmodo AU]


Adobe Labs teases us with amazing content-aware fill feature that we can’t have yet.

March 25, 2010

Now the Photoshoppers among us are all very familiar with the Clone tool. Need to remove stuff from an image? Clone tool’s got your back.

Imagine if it was a little smarter. Imagine it knew how to get rid of things you just pointed out it it.

Adobe Labs teases us with this video demonstration of how we might tidy our images… in the FUTURE.

Hat tip to @VinnyCaravella and @dannyodwyer


Awe-inspiring sculptures by Fabio Viale

October 28, 2009

These sculptures by Fabio Viale are made entirely from marble…

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more images at today and tomorrow


Fantastic Contraption

September 29, 2009

This is an oldie, but a goodie. Fantastic contraption lets you build contraptions from wheels and support structures in order to reach your goal of getting the pink ball inside the pink rectangle.

3431We recently rediscovered this game, and spent an obscene amount of time trying outdo each other creating the most poorly designed machines possible. It’s also available on the iPhone. Here are a few of our attempts:


Ghostly Discovery – Music discovery based on your mood!

September 15, 2009

This is awesome! Great music, great UX. Check it out.

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A streaming radio station and mood-based music discovery tool, Ghostly Discovery is a free app for the iPhone and iPod Touch that lets you listen to the Ghostly International and Spectral Sound catalogs (full songs, nothing less) and share your favorites with friends.


Franco Brambilla

September 15, 2009

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My friend Richard recently introduced me to Franco Brambilla via his rather nice blog. My desktop is now Franco’d up and I’ll be naming my next child Brambilla. I like. Here’s more.


Sydney Design Festival 2009

August 3, 2009

Wow! Sydney Design Week 2009 is jam packed with more things to do than ever. Exhibitions, markets, late night events, tours, workshops, talks, educational resources and sooo much more to do, it’s designed to engage and inspire.

The diverse program runs over 16 days from 1 to 16 August 2009. Highlights at the festival’s main precinct, the Powerhouse Museum, include Eat Green Design, Young Blood: Designers Market, Australian International Design Awards exhibition, late night event Play Late, and the Design Underground tours.

Sydney Design 09 extends all over the city too, with more than 70 events and 35 venues around Sydney.

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If you attend today’s “How Can Graphic Design Help Save The Planet?” please let me know, I’d love to hear about it. I’m at work right now, so feel free to post your comments.

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Enjoy!


Tron Legacy Trailer

July 31, 2009

Can’t wait for this, simply awesome:

Watch it in full screen HD for super extra high quality shininess.

Also an interesting read via /Film: TRON Legacy Teaser Trailer.


Things Your Kids May Never Know About

July 24, 2009

Now that I am a dad I get drawn to different types of topics that never really interested me.

So I came across this one and it made me sad because it’s so true.

Being a geek myself I enjoyed reading about the “good old” days and i made it my mission to at least teach my child about all the great gadgets from the past.

here are my top 10 that i hope our children will remember because we tell them about it.

  1. Inserting a VHS tape into a VCR to watch a movie or to record something
  2. Sending that film away to be processed
  3. The scream of a modem connecting
  4. 5- and 3-inch floppies
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  5. Screens being just green (or orange) on black
  6. Phone books and Yellow Pages
  7. Waiting several minutes (or even hours!) to download something
  8. Putting film in your camera: 35mm may have some life still, but what about APS or disk?
  9. LEGO just being square blocks of various sizes, with the odd wheel, window or door
  10. Finding out information from an encyclopedia – times before Google and Bing

There are plenty more here


Keyboard Cat + Three Wolf Moon = Awesome

July 22, 2009

Three Wolf Moon is the most amazing shirt ever made, obviously. A shirt of unprecedented awesomeness that grants power, virility, “eternal life and the ability to displace time and space.”

OXEN is a two-headed design monster consisting of Shawn Harris and Emilee Seymour. A monster that decided to blend the World’s Most Awesome Shirt™ with the world’s most famous feline embodiment of schadenfreude, Keyboard Cat.

Behold the glory of Three Keyboard Cat Moon from Threadless.

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Quoth Threadless:

Thank you, series of tubes for giving us "Three Keyboard Cat Moon." Once there were two separate Internet memes: Keyboard Cat – the loveable slapstick video closer, and Three Wolf Moon – the tee that launched a thousand satirical comments.

Now, you’ve morphed them together on Threadless via a design duo called OXEN to create a tee of historical proportions. In a matter of days, it’s become Threadless’ highest score ever, most votes ever, and most "I’d Buy It’s" ever. This tee is so ridiculous and amazing that we’re printing it now before the end of our scoring period!

Ironic jokes are just a fraction of what makes Threadless such an amazing place, and we thank you for weaving those tubes together to create the artistic diversity of our community.

Have at it!

– @bradyohalloran