Saturday, November 17, 2012

Hotline Miami

New game from Dennaton Games (developers Jonatan Söderström and Dennis Wedin). Söderström did the majority of the programming, while Wedin concentrated on the visuals. The cover artwork is Niklas Åkerblad.

The soundtrack also slays, particularly these tracks: Paris, by M.O.O.N.; Miami, by Jasper Byrne; and Daisuke, by El Huervo.
 
More info and colors at Dennaton.
 

Friday, November 16, 2012

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Pragmata Pro

An ergonomic typeface for coding, designed by italian graphic designer Fabrizio Schiavi. Different sizes are hand-hinted for maximum legibility and contrast without anti-aliasing. Line breaks are compact, so there's less scrolling. Also, it looks slick.

Henri Rousseau

Jaguar eating black guy, jaguar eating horse, jaguar about to eat black guy's family, ssssnake charmer, ssssssneaky jaguar: Jungle paintings.
 

Metropolis II

Chris Burden's gigantic kinetic sculpture at LACMA.
 

Toshiro Mifune

 

Robert Wilson

Avant-garde theatre director. Co-creator with Phillip Glass of Einstein On The Beach.

Hugo Kükelhaus

 

Magic Kingdom

Gillian Jacobs, Britta from Community.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Death/Traitors

 
Alex Heir is Death/Traitors, based out of Brooklyn. More at Death/Traitors.
 

Pid

From Swedish developer Might & Delight.

BAKA!!

 
Another piece seen at the Eyeworks Animation Festival.

BALLPIT

 
Kyle Mowat's thesis animation from Sheridan College, in Ontario. (BTW, John Kricfalusi dropped out of Sheridan, then created Ren & Stimpy).
 
Saw this video in the Eyeworks Animation Showcase, as part of the Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Jodi

Dutch Internet art collective: Jodi.
 

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Parallax, as a metaphor

In a philosophic/geometric sense: An apparent change in the direction of an object, caused by a change in observational position that provides a new line of sight. The apparent displacement, or difference of position, of an object, as seen from two different stations, or points of view. In contemporary writing parallax can also be the same story, or a similar story from approximately the same time line, from one book told from a different perspective in another book. The word and concept feature prominently in James Joyce's 1922 novel, Ulysses. Orson Scott Card also used the term when referring to Ender's Shadow as compared to Ender's Game. The artist Sarah Morris named her studio Parallax, in reference to her parallel production of paintings and films.
The metaphor is invoked by Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Žižek in his work The Parallax View. Žižek borrowed the concept of "parallax view" from the Japanese philosopher and literary critic Kojin Karatani. "The philosophical twist to be added (to parallax), of course, is that the observed distance is not simply subjective, since the same object that exists 'out there' is seen from two different stances, or points of view. It is rather that, as Hegel would have put it, subject and object are inherently mediated so that an 'epistemological' shift in the subject's point of view always reflects an ontological shift in the object itself. Or—to put it in Lacanese—the subject's gaze is always-already inscribed into the perceived object itself, in the guise of its 'blind spot,' that which is 'in the object more than object itself', the point from which the object itself returns the gaze. Sure the picture is in my eye, but I am also in the picture."
Via Wikipedia's Parallax entry.

 

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

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Friday, May 20, 2011

Geometric patterns on two great blogs

http://matsysdesign.com/studios/compositebodies/author/ljordan/
http://surfacefragments.blogspot.com/2010/04/arabian-antiquities-of-spain.html

Friday, April 22, 2011

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Deer Dancers


Picuris Deer Dancer #1, by David Michael Kennedy.

Untitled, by Gloria Brown.

Untitled, by unknown artist.