19 February 2010

Lets All Learn The Ukulele!

Make your own Ukulele kit! link

I Met The Walrus

In 1969, a 14-year-old Beatle fanatic named Jerry Levitan snuck into John Lennon's hotel room in Toronto and convinced him to do an interview. 38 years later, Levitan, director Josh Raskin and illustrators James Braithwaite and Alex Kurina collaborated to create an animated short film using the original interview recording as the soundtrack.

3D Printed Animation

As 3D printing or Rapid Prototyping technologies progress and become cheaper they seem to be being adapted and used in ways in which they were never initially intended. Animation is one such industry that has adapted this technology. It was first truly exploited during the making of Coraline. Check out these two videos.

It was also recently used extensively during the making of the title sequence for Dutch TV program 'Het Klokhuis'. Take a look at the video and find out more about the project over at Creative Review.

5 February 2010

The Next Industrial Revolution

Wired magazine has just published a fantastic article about what they are calling 'The Next Industrial Revolution'. It talks about in an age of open source, custom-fabricated, DIY product design, all you need to conquer the world is a brilliant idea. Well worth a read here.

Ernie Bakker's Olive Drop

My good friend Ernie Bakker has just launched his own product brand, Studio Ernie Bakker, His emphasis is on quality, British made products. His ideas come from re-working and creating new interpretations of existing forms, and then applying them to new products. Shown above is Ernie's fantastic 'Olive Drop' inspired by the classic game Kerplunk. It's available from the Hidden Art shop here.


Check it out.

Origami Club

Everyone loves a bit of origami. There's lots here.

2 February 2010

Designers Desks

There is something quite nice about seeing how other people work. PingMag has a little article showing a selection of graphic designers work spaces that for some strange reason I find quite interesting?

Elephant Padlock

This is brill.

Blu Dot Real Good Experiment

This is a great film and a great little experiment. Hats off to Blu Dot.

The Movie Title Stills Collection

There's something quite addictive about flicking through the Movie Title Stills Collection. What a great little collection.

Big Pecker

This giant woodpecker is an exact scaled up replica of the small toys that peck their way down poles. This version was designed by Aitken and Hodge to be used on lamp posts. Brilliant!

Spot The Advert

Adland the movie for Circle Creative. How many adverts can you spot within the video?