Archive for September, 2011

Stutter bug

Stop frame, stunt double, Hot Chip, New Order, music video:


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Into the black

The people that Ulf Lundin portrays in his new piece “From Darkness” have been sitting by themselves for half an hour in total darkness, unaware of when the flash would go off.

It reminds me of the advertising for the Comic Horror jumper collection, which similarly left the models in the dark, taking the photos at the same time as a loud horror noise went off.

To be honest, I’m surprised there’s not more nose picking in these shots:


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Page turner

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Shift the bed

World’s greatest typo…

An unfortunate/awesome typo in the ebook edition of Susan Andersen’s new novel Baby, I’m Yours, puts a new spin on the traditional seduction phase of the romantic novel.

A sentence that should read ‘He stiffened for a moment but then she felt his muscles loosen as he shifted on the ground‘ in fact reads ‘He stiffened for a moment but then she felt his muscles loosen as he shitted on the ground‘.

Tall, dark, handsome and in need of new trousers.


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Fluid writing

Liquid Type in Motion, a typeface by Ruslan Khasanov:

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Beneath the veil

Two examples of beautiful, veiled sculpture. The delicacy of the sculptor is amazing. But then again, so is the creepiness…


Raffaele Monti’s Veiled Vestals:

Giovanni Strazza’s Veiled Virgin:


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The Dutch design agency Clever Franke were asked to develop the identity for the13th International Coeliac Disease Symposium 2009 in Amsterdam, a gathering of scientist dedicated to finding a cure for, well, coeliac disease, obviously.

Coeliac disease is a chronic disorder where the patient is allergic to certain proteins called gluten, which are mainly found in cereals such as wheat, barley and rye. The disease has serious consequences, as it can lead to the degradation of the villi, (small finger-like growths that increase the surface area of the small intestine), resulting in nutrients from food being poorly absorbed by the body.

Clever Franke’s identity focuses on these villi, (though they say it can also be interpreted as a cornfield influenced by the wind). It’s a nice example of science-based design; building interesting visuals on a core understanding of the medical condition…and I’m a sucker for wire-frames:

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