Friday, May 5, 2017

Link Round-Up: May 5, 2017

British designer Duncan Shotton has created Planet Pins, a hand painted and cast concrete series of planetary system push pins that allow you to bring “outer-space to your home and office space.” Duncan is currently raising funds on Kickstarter to help with production costs.

CGI Artist Makes A New Digital Illustration Daily For 10 Years, & Is Still Going

A classic scene from Willy Wonka as performed by Gene Wilder, drums, and saxophone. There's a growing series of these, including takes on the USAs recent popular vote loser and random farm animals.

Download 200+ Free Modern Art Books from the Guggenheim Museum

Hey Graphic Designers, Did you know CreativeMornings is now happening in 170 cities? Here are all of the upcoming events this month.

Original production art used in the creation of Katsuhiro Otomo's Akira (1988)

Rarely is the question asked: what would you get when you use the style of the Take on Me music video to adapt a Warhammer 40K story. But luckily Richard Boylan did.

Science Fiction Interfaces -- A project by nnkd.  In the same vein: FakeUI, Kit FUI, Screens on screenUI BAKA, and VisualPunker: UI. The book Make It So: Interaction Design Lessons from Science Fiction is a totally excellent treatment of this same topic, with lots of good analysis alongside lots of good good pictures.  Of course, fictional interfaces have done immeasurable harm to the field of real-life user interface design.  Fictional UIs are designed for the benefit of the audience, not the user, but the first thing we do when we try to design an interface in the real world is make it look like Star Trek because we've been programmed to expect interfaces to look like that.

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