Designer Nicole Meyer has taken on the very formidable task of trying to create a logo for each of Minnesota’s lakes, one per day. With there being about 10,000 lakes that should take her “a little over 27 years to hit ’em all.”
Sebastian Schmieg found a novel way to use Google’s Image Search: he started with a transparent .png file, asked Google to return similar images, and kept feeding the top result back into Google for another search. For those who don’t work with image files every day, a transparent .png file is comparable to a pane of glass. It is nothing more than a square of transparency… which makes the search results all the more fascinating.
The Obliteration Room is an installation by Yayoi Kusama, featuring a fairly large, domestic space containing chairs, tables, and even a piano. Kusama took all of these items and painted them white, leaving the room looking very stark and clinical.
Having one of those days full of sad rainclouds, where nothing’s quite going right? Well swing on over to the nicest place on the internet, and we’ll see if we can’t make you feel a little better.
Made entirely from user submissions, the site features a rolling display of people hugging their webcams – and is surprisingly moving. Users can also create their own videos on YouTube and submit them to the site for possible inclusion.
The Memorial to Heroic Self Sacrifice is located in Postman’s Park, London. It features plaques commemorating the acts of ordinary people, who gave their lives trying to save others.
I love that someone as crazy and as dedicated as Hervé Attia exists. Taking older, iconic films… he revisits the original filming locations, juxtaposing snippets of the film with contemporary footage. It’s hard to describe – it’s a bit like watching a movie age, before your eyes. And since he tends to favor movies from over 20 years ago… the aging effect is doubly so.
This is a great collection of thirteen movie poster trends, with each example grouping a ton of similar movie posters together.
Last year, I launched a site called Dead Advice – a side project of mine that I loved, and still love a great deal to this day. While there was a decent amount of momentum when the site first launched… over time, submissions slowed and eventually stopped. I’d like to see if I can get a few more folks to participate, and to ask folks to help pass along the URL.
Apparently in Cambridge, chalk is considered graffiti – so the residents have devised a post-it note campaign, with the intent to post up messages all over campus. There’s even an online component, where you can submit a message (and a photo), even if you’re not physically there.
Mugshot Monday is a great collection of people, with their coffee mugs. Created by Lisa Frame, it’s a fun site – and I can see the appeal (particularly for both designers and coffee geeks).
This music video for Maxmaber Orkestar is a pretty fun concept – 500 people, 1,500 still photographs… and the entire thing animated, one shot at a time. I’m not sure on how they exactly pulled this off. Each person held three different photos? And maybe they didn’t shoot the held photographs in sequence, but mixed things up instead? Regardless, it’s…
Parallel Lines was a video contest run by electronic company Philips, requiring entrants to adhere to a very specific set of rules. All videos had to be under 3 minutes and could only contain six lines of dialogue: “What is that?,” “It’s? a unicorn,” “Never seen one up close before,” “Beautiful,” “Get away, get away,” and “I’m sorry.” The first…
Hunter Freeman has a fun series of astronauts, outside of their regular context. It’s a small set, but I love how much is portrayed, even with the absence of a face. I think out of all of them, the diner scene is my favorite. [via Ektopia] Related:Yuri Gagarin: First OrbitAstronaut: A Flickr-Generated ProjectMy Pecha Kucha Talk: Repetition and VariationWriting The…
Sonar is an absolutely beautiful animation. It syncs up with the music in a lovely way, and I’ve watched this repeatedly now for a few times. I can’t seem to find much about this, beyond the fact that it was uploaded by YouTube user techdx5 about a year ago. Tracked down the video to Renaud Hallée, who can also be…
While Symmetry doesn’t hold exactly to its title, it’s still a pretty great juxtaposition of movement/images. [via MetaFilter] Related:Beaker (From The Muppets) Sings “Ode To Joy”Split Screen