Friday, February 3, 2012

Link Round-Up: February 3, 2012

Cathedral of Light
Luminarie De Cagna, an Italian company specializing in illuminated installations, converted a street into a monumental facade and hall lit by 55,000 LEDs for the 2012 Light Festival Ghent in Belgium. The light installation is visible in the beginning of this light festival video Lieven Vanoverbeke. Watch the video at Vimeo.

Infographic: The psychology of color

News: The Prado Museum in Madrid has what they had considered to be an inferior late-era replica of the Mona Lisa, a portrait surrounded by black. But when conservators compared infrared images of their copy with images taken in 2004 from the Leonardo's masterpiece, they found that the Prado replica closely resembled early under-drawings covered by the Mona Lisa everyone sees. Yesterday, Prado held a news conference to announce that their restoration efforts are nearly done and displayed the work in progress. The comparison is striking, showing details that might have been visible when the Mona Lisa was fresh, 500 years ago. The Guardian has more details and a high-detail portion of the apprentice's painting, believed to be by Francesco Melzi.

 The Game Crafter is the world’s first web-to-print game publisher.  The site has helped to develop over 8,000 games, to date, and offers everything from playing cards and tuck boxes to foldable game boards and boxes for packaging.

I want to say that an old issue of Mad or Cracked a cartoon where buildings were made out of similar stuff to what this artist is making stools out of.

If you've got a fat wallet, Heritage Auctions is currently auctioning a piece of Bill Watterson's Calvin & Hobbes calendar art you can bid on.

Princess Bride-themed wine. Have fun killing the bottle!

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