Thursday, April 17, 2014

so many dynamos*

Happy Palindrome week!
Every date this week reads the same forwards and backwards! This is immensely exciting for us geeky sorts who just love a good palindrome!
*So Many Dynamos

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Get the Facts... Drawn by Moosejaw

Quite often, the more random something is, the more genuine my appreciation and declaration of brilliance. And I am absolutely enamored with Moosejaw's Sketch-A-Fact.

Moosejaw is a Michigan-based, outdoor retailer who, over the years, has continuously impressed me with their marketing tactics, which often embrace the ridiculous and provide witty commentary.

Their latest website feature, Sketch-A-Fact, makes it so we "never have to guess what facts look like ever again." Send them weird or interesting fact you've heard one of their "semi-talented designers" will illustrate the fact. 

They just get better and better.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Musical Architecture

These posters for the Berlin Philharmonic by Mierswa Kluska, offering a startling view that I never even considered.... the world INSIDE of acoustic instruments

The dramatic lighting here creates an architecture you'd never expect. These photos make you appreciate the delicate construction of instruments, and marvel at the wonder of the beautiful sounds they create. 

Burger of the Week #156

When I first saw this burger i thought it was made out of those plastic beads you arrange on the plastic palettes and iron... But this burger is actually wood. It's a wooden BurgerTime Burger from the Wooden Arcade.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

A Generic Brand Video

This is so true, and this is so my job. So much of my time is spent creating really generic metaphors–and finding existing (free?) stock photography and footage to illustrate them!

It's funny because it's true. Time to break free. And laugh at ourselves.

Burger of the Week #155

I wasn't sure what I was expecting when I Googled "facepaint burger". But boy is this creepy! UK designer James Kuhn sure loves facepaint!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Math that is Stunning and Awesome

Another visually and scientifically impressive display, this time from the Harvard Natural Sciences Lecture Demonstrations. Watch as 15 simple pendulums of increasing lengths swing  together producing visual waves.
One complete cycle of the dance is 60 seconds. The longest strand travels 51 oscillations in this 60 seconds. Each successively shorter length executes on additional oscillation (the shortest traveling 65 therefore.) Click here for more details. 

The brain behind executing this amazes me. And while I'd never have the patience to figure this out, I sure am glad someone does! Go ahead, get mesmerized...

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The Musical Stylings of Patatap

Was sent a link yesterday that is one of the best internet creations I've seen. I love the beauty and simplicity of this program— the amazing interactive music and stylings of Patatap.

Created by designer Jono Brandel in collaboration with the music composers Lullatone, Patatap is described as a "portable animation and sound kit. 

The program allows you to create melodies and animation simply by typing on your keyboard. The visual music, satisfies multiple senses, and it's just a delight to experiment with.

Go ahead... waste some time..... visit Patatap. 

Burger of the Week #153

I want to visit Georgia-based "Yeah Burger" simply because of the design!
But a burger joint with a (soon to be released) vegan menu – hellz yeah!