Archive for May, 2007

Psst! Don’t Pass on Pass It On 2.

Psst! Pass It On 2

The mission of PSST is to produce original short films through the collaboration of different teams of designers, directors, and animators. Each film is comprised of three sections produced by three different teams. This process is the whole idea behind PSST! – a technique derived from the Dadaist game of Exquisite Corpse and the children’s game Telephone and applied to the arts of motion graphics, animation and film-making.

I particularly love UNRECIPROCATED SURGERY ZOMBIE!!! (see below).

Watch Watching: Top 25 New Faces

I feel like setting up a separate category just for watches. I would love to own every single watch on this list. Some are beautiful, some are technical marvels, some are insanely creative, some are useless, and some are all of the above. My favourite idea is the JITWatch that tells you how much time you need. It knows where you are, what’s next on your calendar, and how much time it will take to get there, even considering traffic. It looks a bit big and lab-experimental, but people used to say that about the cell phone too… If you just want cool design, the O-Ring Watch looks pretty hot in a Kubric 2001 kind of way. Prices range from $80 to $220,000.

25 Faces

Type Waffler

Waffle Writer
If this was for sale, I would buy three. I love old typewriters. I also love waffles. I just imagine this might be a bit difficult to clean…

Check out Chris Dimino’s typewriter waffle iron.

Advertiser and Consumer Break-up Thanks to Microsoft

As stated in the synopsis on Dailymotion:

The Break-Up’ – soon available on – is about the relationship between an advertiser and a consumer. They’ve agreed to meet in a restaurant. The man’s feeling perfectly happy, until the woman makes a painful announcement: she wants a divorce. In the course of their conversation she makes it clear to him why she is leaving him. And he makes it very clear that he doesn’t have an empathic bone in his body. At the end of the movie the woman walks away disappointed but determined. The advertiser stays behind alone. Go and have a look at

“Hi, I’m an Advertiser.”
“And I’m a Consumer…”

This is actually a viral ad for Microsoft Digital Advertising Solutions. It’s a little obvious, but surprisingly good, and feels very not Microsoft. The irony is that Microsoft has played the Advertiser roll many, many times themselves.

Gonzo iPod


Gelaskins, removable vinyl skins for protecting and customizing portable devices, look great on iPods and laptops, and come in many art loving varieties. I’m eying this vintage Ralph Steadman take on Fear and Loathing in Los Vegas. Or maybe this dark portrait of the Mario Brothers by Bob Dob. $14.95 and $32.95 (US) respectively.


John Copeland – Paintings & Drawings

Yes, there is no technology in this post more interesting than pencils and brushes. Which is why this stuff is amazing. John Copeland is the kind of painter I wish I could be. Aware, talented and prolific. I was blown away by his figure work and the painting above betrays his sense of humour [edit: image was removed by artist’s request]. There’s a great interview with him at Fecal Face which reveals of few of his opinions and he talks about his Journals (which are art pieces unto themselves). If in doubt about your creativity, draw on paper.

John Copeland’s website
Fecal Face interview with Copeland

John Copeland Journal Sample

Excerpt from Fecal Face about his Journals:
Barron Storey got me started on those in 96, and I’ve been keeping them ever since. Small scale intensive sketchbooks where each page is made into a finished statement. Best part of that practice is the discipline and learning to follow through with each page till it works, experimentation and play. Anything goes in those, so you learn to play with images while working hard.

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