New Stuff and Inspiration
Check out this cool, interactive live-action wind map of the US. It almost looks like hair blowing in the wind!
Before I die
Really cool concept by artist Candy Chang. From her site:
“It’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day and forget what really matters to you. With help from old and new friends, Candy turned the side of an abandoned house in her neighborhood in New Orleans into a giant chalkboard where residents can write on the wall and remember what is important to them. Before I Die is an interactive public art project that invites people to share their hopes and dreams in public space. Painted with chalkboard paint and stenciled with the sentence “Before I die I want to _______”, the wall becomes an enlightening way to understand your neighbors and discover what matters most to the people around you. It creates a public space for contemplation and reminds us why we want to be alive in the world today. It’s a question that changed Candy after she lost someone she loved very much, and she believes the design of our public spaces can better reflect what matters to us as a community and as individuals. This was the basis for her graduate thesis.”
She’s got some other interesting and clever work on her site, check it out.
Street Art Utopia
We posted some of the best street art for 2011 earlier and neglected to mention the site we found the post on: Street Art Utopia. We’ve become quite the fans of this site- as it features beautiful and clever street art from around the globe. And no, it’s not just a bunch of Banksy stuff. So check it out, and check back, as they keep adding cool stuff.
Well, traditionally, we’re pretty large fans of the Skittles stuff. They’re so delightfully strange and awkward. These new spots certainly are pushing the awkward, that’s for sure. It seems the general trend for candy ads is to get stranger and stranger, and, well, these are certainly following that trajectory.
Cat's Pride Fresh & Light litter
Pretty convincing animation in this spot, as there’s a whole lot of animated animals out there that look pretty darned fake. Plus, we all know cats are in right now, so this seems blog-worthy.
Lego, Let's Go!
FANTASTIC music video made by Lego. Surely this thing will make rounds on the interwebs.
This is F***ing Great (Because Their Blades are F***ing Great).
Hey, it’s Friday, and we all love a little laughter to start the weekend. So watch this, and enjoy the humor- we sure did! Great work for Dollar Shave Club.
With the interwebs all a-twitter about Peyton Manning and his potential new teams, this would be a good time to show some humorous redesigns for NFL logos. If you’ve not seen Manning Face, then that is where you should start. Much ado has been made about a certain closed mouth look that Peyton and Eli commonly strike, appearing in deep perplexed contemplation, as pictured above.
An internet blogger, who has both is own blog and posts regularly on Something Awful, reworked all the NFL logos to include Manning Face. While the logos are somewhat crudely redone, they are still quite funny. You can see the whole lot of them here, but here’s a few of our favorites:
The way the internet should be
Pretty humorous spots for CLEAR, a 4G internet provider that features no long-term contracts, no data limits and flexible-pricing plans. Gotta love a male tramp stamp featured into anything.