Monday, July 12, 2010

Link Round-Up: July 12, 2010

Cylon Centurion by ~SovietSpencer

Interview: Suvudu interviews cover artist John Jude Palencar.

This Amazing Fire Animation uses candles and stop-motion to create scrolling marquee effects. [YouTube]

Bite offers this map of the The Geek Galaxy.

Could App Inventor, Google's new easy development software for Android, be Hypercard for phones?

The Evolution of Gaming as charted out by GameSpot.

The Invisible Homeless Man is far and away the best homeless guy sign I've ever seen.

This life-size model of a Cylon Centurion stands at about 6′-7″ and is made from Bristol board, chicken wire, and PVC pipes.

Lights, camera ... Edison! Thomas Edison & Co. made the first movie ever shown in public - Blacksmith Scene - a film about drinking on the job. They also had many other cinematic firsts: The first sound film, the first romance (The Kiss), the first blockbuster (The Great Train Robbery), and the first splatter film (The Execution of Mary, Queen of Scots).

Papyrus Watch exposes the most egregious uses of the played-out Papyrus font by graphic designers, businesses, and blockbuster Hollywood directors, among others. Does its widespread misuse mean that Papyrus is the new Comic Sans?

The Sketchbook Project is like a concert tour but with sketchbooks. Get a sketchbook, fill it based on a theme (you can pick one or have one assigned randomly) by a certain date, then let it go on tour and eventually be a barcoded, borrow-able book in the Brooklyn Art Library that you can track. Amazing idea.

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