February 05, 2008

Oi! Microsoft. No!

2237793638_d5e712d846_2 This brought some mild amusement this morning, the Flickr communities reaction to the recent interest from Microsoft to acquire Yahoo

Also, a question that popped into my head, will Flickr lose its Flashyness and been done in Silverlight!?

November 09, 2007

Lightwriting

Light_graffiti_3_2

Graffiti artists in Berlin are replacing spray cans with torches, glow sticks  and digital cameras. The results are stunning as proved by Flickr user, lichtfaktor. The technique loosely involves setting the cameras to over expose and painting with various lights in the shot. Essentially a form of stop  motion animation, light writing employs a phenomenon known as persistence of vision which creates the optical illusion to the viewer.

Some companies are even employing the technique to form the part of their visual identity, Joost for example.

September 12, 2007

Is Apple about to switch typefaces to Myriad? And go 2D?

Applesigns

This might be the Mac-geekiest thing I've ever seen. Sharp-eyed reader Morgan W has a flickr pool of signs around the Apple campus in Cupertino, and notes that three of their newest building signs (at Bandley Five, Six, and Eight) have an updated logo with no 3D effect, and use Myriad for the font instead of Garamond, which the old signs used.

July 11, 2007

The beauty of decay

0000005048I've been a fan of the Opacity website for a couple of years. It started as a portfolio site for an american photographer who visited old, abandoned buildings. It has since grown to be more about the exploration of the buildings themselves, and often includes the building's history, and any plans for the site in the future.

Most of the sites are american, but there are a few from a recent visit to Britain, and some recently uploaded Belgian ones.

The photographer has a great eye for capturing the eerie atmosphere of these places, and finds humour and beauty in a lot of the little details.

I'm generally jealous of what he gets away with, but I'm too much of a scaredy cat to try this kind of stuff myself. There are many more abandoned buildings of this nature in America, due to the fact that land isn't at a premium over there. In Leeds at least, anything vacant for more than five minutes is converted into 'luxury apartments'. Hmph.

January 12, 2007

central asia

by the same chap who took the bustops

Cacover central aisa photography

October 16, 2006

Is there a Uability problem here?

Wrong tool for the job me thinks.

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