Saturday, April 23, 2016

Video: Paper Game of Thrones Intro

The recognizable opening of Game of Thrones just got a makeover, as Moleskine commemorates the premiere of the sixth season with their own version of the riveting title sequence. Westeros comes to life as a paper version of King’s Landing is recreated with more than 7,600 individual paper cutouts, complete with turning cogs and gears. Delicate turrets and spires magically start to move until the fortress retreats, leaving you with a peek of the new Game of Thrones Limited Edition Collection notebooks from Moleskine.
"A collection of four themed notebooks with previously unreleased silkscreen prints by graphic designer Levente Szabò. Each cover features symbolic references to the three dominant families – Stark, Lannister and Targaryen."

Video: Game of Thrones 360° Opening Titles

Incredible Game of Thrones Opening Title in 360° Video

Video: Game of Codes

The JavaZone community-driven conference based in Oslo, Norway created this winning video that seamlessly blends the worlds of programming and Game of Thrones. Running against a series of other amazing videos that garnered 100,000 votes altogether, the dramatic, pun-filled video, titled "Game of Codes," shut down the competition with its stunning re-imagination of the HBO hit TV series.

Crafts: Cross-Stitch Map of Westeros

Cross Stitched Map of Westeros with House Sigils by RandomlyGenerated

Cross-stitch kit available for purchase from Etsy.  US$31.11

Sketch: Hand Drawn Westeros Map

Hand Drawn Westeros Map by dvg94

Drawn in Lord of the Rings Style
Source: Reddit

This needs to be a print.

Mash-Up: Mother of Dragons

Mother of Dragons: Fantastic Digital Illustration of Daenerys Targaryen with Pokemon Crossover by Wizyakuza

"Mother of Dragon 2" by Philippines-based Ceasar Ian Muyuela (Wizyakuza)
A Game of Thrones / Pokemon Crossover

Hodor, I choose you!

Mash-Up: Game of Thrones / Adventure Time

Awesome Game of Thrones / Adventure Time Artwork of Jon Snow and Ghost by TheNewsAtBen

Finn Snow and Dire Wolf Jake by of Gavin of Pencil Pirates
A Game of Thrones / Adventure Time Mash-Up
Source: Imgur

Link Round-Up: Game of Thrones

Brilliant A Song of Ice and Fire Logo Design by Ertacaltinoz

Friday, April 22, 2016

Comic Round-Up: April 22, 2016


Interview: Ian Richardson discusses his work for 2000AD, Image (Noble Causes) and Dark Horse (Halo) and his independent project, The Unthinkables.

Interview: Matt Kindt submerges us in Dept.H

Interview: Simon Hanselmann talks about his work and his unlikely journey from a difficult childhood in Australia to comics stardom in the United States.

Interview: Until I'm Done Or Until I Get Fired: Gerard Way On His Plans For Young Animal

Link Round-Up: April 22, 2016

Earth Allegiance Block Print Poster
Prints available for purchase from Living Sky. US$25

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Woodwork: Star Wars Skateboards

"Between projects I decided to prep up a set of decks for a special project for myself. Working with, I was able to create these which has open more ideas on how to make them better for the next set."

Comic Round-Up: April 21, 2016

Doctor Strange | Luca Strati

"Doctor Strange" by Luca Strati

Interview: Gail Simone On The Unsettling Possibilities Of "Clean Room"

Interview: Melissa Benoist Shares Her Hopes for Kara in Supergirl Season 2

Interview: Samuel L. Jackson On Which ‘Daredevil’ Character He’d Whack And When He’ll Be Back In Marvel’s Movies

News: Comic-Con International has announced the nominees for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards 2016.

Link Round-Up: April 21, 2016

Casterly Rock 1985 by Elderscroller

100 Years/100 Shots - Starting with Birth of a Nation in 1915 and ending with Mad Max: Fury Road in 2015, a series of iconic shots in film with one shot per year.

200 Things We Learned From The Game of Thrones Season 5 Commentary, Part One

Artist's impression: How to paint a planet

Fans crowdsourced a Jeb! Bush-themed Hamilton parody so complete and on point that it has to be seen to be believed!  Abso-fucking-lutely incredible.

Hamilton just won the Pulitzer for drama. Here’s why it matters for American musicals.

Harrowing Photographs Depict East Africa's Dystopian Future

This LEGO replica of Doom's BFG weighs a whopping 20 pounds

Star Trek Shuttle Pinball Coffee Table is Out of This World

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Comic Round-Up: April 20, 2016

Interview: Chester Brown talksabout Mary Wept Over the Feet of Jesus and how it relates to his previous book, Paying For It.

Interview: Daniel Clowes discusses his new graphic novel Patience.

Interview: Philadelphia playwright and director Dave Ebersole talks about his supernatural/noir comic Dash, which centers on a gay man living in 1940s Los Angeles.

Reviews: Steve Foxe on Saints. Sean Gaffney on Shoulder-A-Coffin Kuro Vol. 5. Grant Goggans on Goldtiger. Joe Gordon on Black Panther #1. Alex Hoffman on Frontier #11. Brian McNamara on Poe Dameron #1. Charlotte Reber on Nimona. Emma Stef (or Stef Emma) on Tu n'as rien a craindre de moi.

Link Round-Up: April 20, 2016

Daredevil: The First Defender by André Greppi

"Daredevil: The First Defender" by André Greppi

Cards Against Humanity Designer: "Graphic Design Doesn't Have A Critical Dialogue"

Dan Gelbart delivers an 18-part hands-on class on prototyping: 1. Introduction, 2. Safety, 3. Waterjet, 4. Bending, 5. Spot Welding, 6. Coatings, 7. Presswork, 8. Enclosures, 9. Materials, 10. Flexures, 11. Non-metals, 12. Plastics Forming and Casting, 13. Large Structures, 14. Brazing, 15. Mill and Lathe, 16. Machining, 17. High Accuracy, 18. Design

Eldritch Crib by Atlanta woodworker Garrick Andrus

The Force Awakens VFX Breakdown Focuses on the Escape from Jakku

The Harry Potter Studio Tour Will Temporarily Open the Dursley House This Summer

New York City video blogger and web producer Evan Puschak (a.k.a. “The Nerdwriter“) explores the history of serial fiction and its presence in the Star Wars Films. Fans of The Nerdwriter can help support his future videos on Patreon.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Comic Round-Up: April 19, 2016

Doctor Strange by BossLogic

Interview: Captain America: Civil War screenwriters talk about how they expanded Black Panther‘s role in the movie.

Interview:  Henry Chamberlain talks to Faith Erin Hicks.

Interview: J. Caleb Mozzocco talks to Calista Brill.

Interview: Katie Schenkel talks to Christopher Jones.

Interview: Paul Hoffman talks to Robbie Thompson.

Interview:  Writer Ryan North talks about The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: “It’s like a puzzle. How do you face [evil] with just squirrel powers? Being able to have a bunch of squirrels have your back at any one time is a great power to have.

Link Round-Up: April 19, 2016

Star Wars Pixel Art by Gustavo Viselner

Adam Savage Recreates the Kinetic LEGO Sculpture of Sisyphus pushing His Boulder

Gerard Caye is a YouTube calligrapher. Working with a quill, he does alphabets and more complicated work.  Some recent highlights:

A portrait of Game of Thrones’s Daenerys, Mother of Dragons, made of actual table salt.

A Spectacular 360-Degree Video of the Game of Thrones Opening Sequence

A Star Wars fan from Hong Kong recreated the classic 1977 movie poster all in LEGOs–as well as some of his favorite scenes from the beloved franchise.

Why Virtual Reality Will Change Design Forever

Monday, April 18, 2016

Comic Round-Up: April 18, 2016

Marvel Character Fan Art by Lee Jeehyung

Interview: Chester Brown discusses his new book, Mary Wept Over the Feet of Jesus, a collection of retellings of Bible stories that revolves around his thesis that Mary, the mother of Jesus, was a prostitute.

Interview: J.K. Simmons Talks Role as Commissioner Gordon in Zack Snyder's "Justice League: Part One"

Interview: Ronald Wimberly talks about his graphic novel Prince of Cats, which was previously published by Vertigo.

News: The American Library Association has once again released a lit of the Most Challenged Books of the last year and two comics made the list.

News: DC Universe accepts “R” rating for Batman: The Killing Joke animated film

News: Tom Holland Learned He Was Spider-Man On The Internet

Link Round-Up: April 18, 2016

Adorable Stay Puft Marshmallow Man Wedding Cake Topper

Fan builds original Star Wars poster and his favorite scenes from each movie out of LEGO

For the Love of Spock documentary remembers Leonard Nimoy of Star Trek

Fully Operational Fandom: Kelly Krider’s Stunning Millennium Falcon-on-Jakku Diorama

Hand-Drawn Coloring Book Reveals Mathematical Beauty Of Nature’s Designs With Golden Ratio Illustrations

How Game of Thrones‘ FX Wizards Turn This Actor Into a Towering Giant

Interstellar performed on a church organ

Overwatch Tracer Cosplay Will Totally “WOW” You!

Star Wars podracing under the sea with Ariel

Watch the New “At the Mountains of Madness” short film

With Great Power Comes A Great Superhero Business Card!

Monday, April 11, 2016

Link Round-Up: April 11, 2016

Blade Runner Tribute Posters by Michael Friebe

Apple’s new short film starring autistic teen shows how tech transforms lives

Designer turns a Mondrian painting into a playable Pong game. Fun.

Fencing comes to life with the help of motion tracking and gorgeous visual effects by Japanese fencer Yuki Ota and the Fencing Visualized Project.

The fine folks behind the NounProject just launched Lingo, an app that allows you to easily organize, share and use all of your visual assets in one place, all on your desktop. Definitely giving this a try!

On April 10th, 2015, 17,857 people protested in front of the Spanish Parliament in the only way the Gag Law allowed them to, as holograms.

This is what graphic design was Like before computers. I am grateful I learned to become a graphic designer with the tools we have today.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Link Round-Up: April 8, 2016

"'The Princess Bride" by Ise Ananphada

This Cold Casting Technique Lets You Cast Metal Props Without a Forge

An Easy Way To Find Out Who Likes Your Instagram Photos The Most

Fan Builds Amazing Iron Man Glove From "Civil War" Out of LEGO

Harry Potter actors reveal the questions they still have for J. K. Rowling

Harry Potter professor got a new wand in the middle of the series and no one noticed: "In the Harry Potter world, a wand is maybe the most important tool at a wizard’s disposal. In the real world, we obsess over each and every Harry Potter book and movie, searching for new tidbits we missed the first few hundred times around. Turns out, we’ve collectively missed one very big change involving a very big part of the wizarding world."

Instagram and the Cult of the Attention Web: How the Free Internet is Eating Itself

Palette Feed is a design and illustration blog that showcases projects with interesting color palettes.

Comic Round-Up: April 8, 2016

Worlds Finest Series by Nicolas Côme

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Link Round-Up: April 7, 2016

Akira Poster by Lorenz Hideyoshi Ruwwe

"Akira" by Germany-based Lorenz Hideyoshi Ruwwe

4 Tips for Constructing Duct Tape Scale Models

This fake Rembrandt was created by an algorithm ... and it looks just like the real thing.

Fan Secretly Built The Baddest Life-Size AT-ST Replica The World Has Ever Seen

Learn How To Make Baby’s First Sword

Star wars Themed Travel tattoo by Zandra at The Painted Lady North Bay

These Daughter to Mother Text Messages Are Hilariously Evil

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Comic Round-Up: April 6, 2016

Jessica Jones Poster by John Aslarona

Jessica Jones Poster by John Aslarona

Previews: Miss Fury Vol 2: Walk Through The Valley TP

Arthur Chu looks at Asian-Americans in the Marvel Cinematic/TV Universe and points out that Elektra’s background was racebent but Iron Fists’s wasn’t. Why?

From the CIA to Gotham: Meet The Real Life Spy Who's Now Writing "Batman"

Link Round-Up: April 6, 2016

Poe Dameron #1 Variant Cover by Pepe Larraz & David Curiel

Poe Dameron #1 Variant Cover by Pepe LarrazDavid Curiel

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Comic Round-Up: April 5, 2016

Deadpool by Harvey Lanot

Interview: Annie Mok interviews Michael DeForge, whose Big Kids just came out last month

Interview: Charlie Cox on crushing the 'childlike' arrogance of Marvel's Daredevil

Interview: Daredevil Showrunners Say "It's Hard For Matt To Be Daredevil"

Interview: Gene Luen Yang talks about his experiences writing Superman — he finishes his run with Issue 50

Interview:  Marc Guggenheim talks Representation in DC’s ARROW and the Marvel Universe Pleasant Hill Conspiracy

Link Round-Up: April 5, 2016

The Dark Side T-shirt Designs by Dan Elijah G. Fajardo

"The Force Awakens" by Dan Elijah G. Fajardo
Prints available for purchase from TeePublic. US$20

10 vital storytelling lessons I learned from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. A list by Charlie Jane Anders, author and io9 editor.

Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs come to life with Projection Mapping

Buffy D&D character sheets. Geek and Sundry have done sheets for Buffy, Willow, Tara, Giles, and Xander.

How Buffy the Vampire Slayer helps Gord Perks be a better politician. Apparently, "the city councillor rewatches the whole series nearly every year."

Iron Man Alien Xenomorph Action Figure Mashup

Maths geniuses have worked out Game of Thrones’ main character

Neil deGrasse Tyson Narrates Everything Wrong with The Martian

R2-D2 Custom Roomba vinyl set designed for neat geeks

Monday, April 4, 2016

Gaming Round-Up: April 4, 2016

"BioShock: Rapture" by James Bernabe

Review: At Eurogamer, Sarah Ditum writes about her experience playing Stardew Valley, describing it in less than glowing terms. "It’s like having one last short to get your head straight before you leave the bar, or necking an espresso to bring you down as you head up for bed. It makes no sense, and it makes you feel horrible. S"

Review: Kill Screen's Will Partin shares his thoughts on The Foreigner, a new documentary about professional StarCraft II

Ashe Samuels on the Ontological Geek praises the therapeutic benefits of MMO escapism in How The Best Game Design Helps Me At My Very Worst.

Emily Short offers a chronology of interactive fiction games, such as Twine.

At Gamasutra, Ben Weber writes about the challenges (and potential implications) of adapting Google’s DeepMind-powered AI Go player to play StarCraft instead.  Could this be the end of as we know it?  Not likely.  However, Eric Swain credibly argues that the success of AlphaGo challenges our human reading of the game’s language as reliant on theory of mind.

Here's A little footage from the war between The Moneybadger Coalition and The Imperium. The war is now officially termed World War Bee and if you wish to learn more about it, CCP provides updates here.  Here's an explanation of The Northern War (aka World War Bee).

Nick Dinicola of PopMatters critiques the morality of Undertale's pacifist conclusion.

At Playboy, Reid McCarter praises the worldbuilding in Dying Light for using zombie horror tropes to create a more sympathetic portrayal of religious cults.

VentureBeat offers coverage of the "Muslim representation in video games" panel at the recent Game Developers Conference in San Francisco.

At Vice, Ed Smith discusses how his enjoyment of "the Quintessential Video Game Nasty," Manhunt has changed from adolescence to adulthood.

Link Round-Up: April 4, 2016

The Dark Side T-shirt Designs by Dan Elijah G. Fajardo

"Dark Empire" by Dan Elijah G. Fajardo
Prints available for purchase from TeePublic. US$20

These awesome replicas of of the Labyrinth Door Knockers from Labyrinth are currently available from artist and prop maker Lee of Meadowhawk Designs. Cast in resin and hand-painted, they’re about half the size of the door knockers from the 1986 movie and are fully functional door knockers, except these two can’t actually speak.

Eight Suspended Robots Holding Fedoras Perform a Synchronized Dance to "Ride of the Valkyries"

Fallout 4 The Last Minute Life-size Replica

The Harvard Library That Protects The World's Rarest Colors

A Massive Eight-Feet Tall Mountain Marble Maze Is Better Than Watching a Movie

This Oculus Rift Engineer Taught A Neural Network To Create '80s BBS Graffiti Art

Comic Round-Up: April 4, 2016

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