A very nice project that José Guizar made for a local Designer Day’s fair.
A very nice project that José Guizar made for a local Designer Day’s fair.
You can find it here: Crooked Tongues
The legendary ’80s videogame SPACE INVADERS is a true icon of the arcade and precursor of the gaming generation. In this retro collection the pixilated aliens shooters invade our cases and bring back memories in the hearts of anyone who has ever spent time playing the game.
The debut SPACE INVADERS by Case Scenario collection features the colourful pixilated characters from the classic arcade shooter game and is available for iPhone 4, iPad 2, iPad 2 books, iPod Touch and laptops. The glossy, lightweight hard-shell, snap-on cases are printed using the highest quality in-mould decoration (IMD) printing technology and a functional design allows for easy access to all the device features while remaining design-conscious, a hallmark of all Case Scenario products.
This gorgeous view of the aurora (above) was taken from the International Space Station as it crossed over the southern Indian Ocean on September 17, 2011. The sped-up movie spans the time period from 12:22 to 12:45 PM ET.
While aurora are often seen near the poles, this aurora appeared at lower latitudes due to a geomagnetic storm – the insertion of energy into Earth’s magnetic environment called the magnetosphere – caused by a coronal mass ejection (CME) from the sun that erupted on September 14, 2011. The storm was a moderate one, rated with what’s called a KP index of 6 on a scale that goes from 0 to 9, caused by just a glancing blow from the CME.
How are aurora generated?
As solar particles from an incoming CME move into Earth’s magnetosphere they travel around to its back side — or night side, since it is on the opposite side from the sun — along the magnetic field lines. When these magnetic field lines reconnect in an area known as the magnetotail, energy is released and it sends the particles down onto Earth’s poles, and sometimes even lower latitudes. As the particles bombard oxygen and nitrogen in the upper atmosphere, the atoms release a photon of light that we see as the beautiful colors of the aurora. [via NASA]
This is a project about brands - the great brands of the modern world - which have build quite a history for themselves as the years went by .
There have always existed disputes among the competing parties, divergent opinions, while the fans of each brand were convinced that theirs was the best product. Last, but not least, the rivals have even conducted ad campaigns against the competing brands. This project mostly approaches the visual “conversations” between the company logos and the ways that they influence each other, hence the name of the project, Brandversations. It is a parallel between the modern and the old, some of the slogans dating back to the 40s and 50s.
I have switched the slogans of the brands amongst themselves, the goal of this being to give them further meaning and to create a sort of a confusion. It is surprising how logos can influence other logos. The truth is that each pair of rivals has something in common, that something which has helped them to build one identity upon the other, this way becoming the biggest brands.
Completing this project has taken a lot of time and a lot of patience on my part. Each little bit of the final image has been moved and resized manually in order to maintain a correct and balanced composition and layout of the elements.
By Erin McGuire
Space Invaders’ VS ‘Space Invader’… The first is a video game made in Japan that became extremely popular in the 80’s. The second is the code name for a 21 st century urban pixel artist from Paris who pastes up Space Invaders inspired art on streets all around the world. Space Invader the artist is famous among urban youth and creative people around the world.
Similar to Space Invaders art, these pixel creatures are invading the human world. They have taken over the walls of Paris, Amsterdam, New York, LA, and now they are targeting Coca-Cola cans across the world, turning everything in their path to pixels.
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Dan Hipp draws a lot. He has created illustration work for REAL SIMPLE, WIRED, DC Comics, Image Comics, Random House, and others. He maintains his zombie survival training by watching monster movies and coaching Water Polo. When he’s not talking to himself in the third person, or working on his new ALL-AGES book, STRAY DAYS, he’s making nerdy pop-culture art just for you. ZOMBIEHIPP@GMAIL.COM
The artist has created 3 “rooms” covered with more than 30.000 wooden blocks, balls and slats respectively. Each “room” is executed as a life-size installation (4m x 2.5m x 2.5m) together with photographs and videos. (without any digital manipulation).
These installations are inspired by different aspects of van Veluw’s boyhood bedroom, where he spent many solitary hours between the ages of 8 and 14: the Origin of the Beginning. [ for more info, check the source link ]
A typeface designed for Wired. Used throughout the magazine and iPad app for chapter headers the typeface can be coloured in numerous ways in order to suit the page it sits on.
Arlen Schumer is an award-winning comic book-style illustrator for the advertising and editorial markets; an author/designer of coffeetable art books, including The Silver Age of Comic Book Art (Collectors Press), which won the Independent Book Publishers Award for Best Popular Culture Book of 2003; and a recognized expert on American popular culture—especially the legendary television series The Twilight Zone and the music of Bruce Springsteen—presenting his VisuaLectures on these and other subjects at universities and cultural institutions across the country since 1988.
The limited, numbered Super Deluxe Edition more than lives up to its name as one of the most expansive and ambitious collections of its kind with only 10,000 copies available in North America, and another 30,000 for the rest of the world. [ amazon ]
The Super Deluxe features not only the original remastered album and accompanying studio and live B-sides, but the first full official release of the pre-Nevermind demos recorded at producer Butch Vig’s Smart Studios, as well as boombox recordings of subsequent rehearsals through which the listener can actually experience “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” “Come As You Are,” “On A Plain” and others that take shape before his or her very ears. The Super Deluxe also offers an altogether new perspective on the finished Nevermind album exclusive to this format in the form of the Devonshire Mixes: the album as produced and mixed by Vig as opposed to the commercially released final version produced by Vig and mixed by Andy Wallace. Rounding out the Super Deluxe are a pair of previously unreleased BBC recordings and the aforementioned 1991 Paramount show available for the first time and exclusive to this format on CD and DVD (which also features all four music videos from Nevermind), as well as a stunning 90-page bound book full of rarely and never-before-seen photos, documents and various other visual artifacts of the Nevermind era.
Nick Agin is a graphic designer living and working in NYC. You can check his website here.
Even if you don’t know anything about jazz, you probably already heard the name Miles Davis. Widely considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century.
This new 22-disc collection from Sony links the many stages of his life, in a consistently progressive career spanning six decades.
Available on October 4th at Amazon.