Many years ago, my younger brother created a computer picture of the Titanic using Microsoft Paint using an old inherited PC running Windows 3.1. He was fascinated by it and I have to say he did an amazing job. Unfortunately the image was lost but time moved on and he discovered Photoshop…
I came across this video randomly today of a 97 year old ‘Grandpa’, a former typogrpaher who still uses Windows 95 & Microsoft Paint to create art. He is practically blind and has lots of patience and time to create his images. Despite having Macular Degeneration, he loves to use the computer as he has the ability to zoom in to work. His shading and textures just using pixels have an almost Impressionist / retro quality. His ‘paintings’ are amazing…
This is absolutely fascinating. Somehow black and white film doesn’t seem quite ‘real’ but when you see images from the past in colour, it’s like a little piece of time travel. In 1927 Claude Friese-Greene shot some of the first-ever color film footage around London. He captured everyday life in the city with a technique innovated by his father, called Biocolour.
The plight of Detroit has been well documented. Over the past 50 years the Motor City’s population and industry have plummeted resulting in a city falling into decay. Detroiturbex is a website created to “raise awareness of the social and economic challenges the city of Detroit faces” through a series of photographs of abandoned civic institutions, parks and neighbourhoods.
In the new series Cass Tech – Now and Then brings those ghosts to the fore by superimposing old photographs taken in the deserted Lewis Cass Technical High School onto shots of their current condition. Though well worn, the collage technique fits well these eerie scenes of basketball games and dances in dilapidated gymnasiums. A moving showcase of a city’s sad decay.
Quite often in my job we do mockups for mobile Apps. There are loads of PSD and vector resources for Apple products all highly rendered and polished but there aren’t that many for Android devices. Found this link today which has proved really helpful for a project am working on. Thanks to Speckyboy Design Magazine for sourcing them.
The new animated preview of the BBC’s Olympics title sequences. Lots of mixed reviews. Some people are saying its like the Incredibles sports day, others are saying they should have used real athletes footage but what would be different about that compared to any other standard sports title sequences? I think its ace! 🙂
A simple but extremely clever piece of design illustration as a fitting tribute to the late Steve Jobs who died last week. The image incorporates Jobs’ silhouette into the bite of Apple’s logo—symbolize both his departure and lingering presence at the core of the company.
Steve Job’s passing broke world Twitter records as the highest number of tweets per second, with a record of 10,000 tweets per second, and a total of 2.5 million tweets. The news about the former CEO gained 13,284 blog posts, 25,704 message board posts, and 30,905 news mentions—in part, symbolizing how many lives he’s touched through his work…
The tribute image above which will no doubt become quite iconic, was created by 19-year-old Hong Kong design student Jonathan Mak also attracted over 4,400 likes and 1,125 comments.