Make nice

February 3, 2010

These people make nice things. Y’know, typefaces, design, websites and that. Look see.


That’s edutainment

February 3, 2010

I didn’t know what HTML5 was. I went to this beautiful little site. Now I still don’t know what HTML5 is. Not really. But I have an inkling, and I spent a few minutes playing with these pretty graphics and their clever Twitter integration and that made me happy.


February 3, 2010

A dark, disturbing, beautiful, sweet, enchanting, melancholic animation about a little kid called Alma. Created by Rodrigo Blaas.

Hug me… …I’m awesome

February 2, 2010

Adrian Johnson studio make really lovely animations and illustrations. Famed for their / his work for Robinsons juice which you can see below.

After the delights of this years calendars, how about some of yesteryears finest efforts.

Happy February 2010

February 1, 2010

A nice collection of 2010’s smartest calenders.

Working class heroes

February 1, 2010

Blue Collar make very neat and slick websites. Hi-Res they ain’t. However, it’s useful to have a look at the realistic end of web design, stuff like e-commerce and the like.

Plus, they’ve got quite nice website which uses plasticine.

From John B

Horny specs

February 1, 2010

When a buffalo sheds it horns you could

A: Drink mead out of them a a viking feast
B: Blow down them to signal the start of a medieval joust, or
C: Craft them into a lovely pair of specs

From John B

Let the sun shine in

February 1, 2010

Watched ‘Sunshine’ over the weekend – Danny Boyle’s sci-fi from a couple of years ago.

Plot is pretty standard sci-fi stuff: a big dollop of pseudo-science with a crisp icing of vaguely spiritual mumbo jumbo.

And when it mutates part way through into a different sort of film altogether, the effect is pretty jarring.

But – especially towards the end – there’s all kinds of visual jiggery pokery with upside down shots, twisting angles, random slow-motion and ‘subliminal message’-type insertions. Which makes for a visually spectacular ending, even if the plot’s a bit of a let down.



January 30, 2010

Noice bit of webby found here