Archive for July, 2010

Amazing Stop-Paint Animation

Friday, July 9th, 2010

BIG BANG BIG BOOM – the new wall-painted animation by BLU from blu on Vimeo.

So surfing around I stumbled onto this amazing artist. He goes by Blu, and makes these amazing stop action movies. I can only image that this must take forever to make. The concept is very unique and interesting, sort of an evolution of everything starting with the big bang and going through the destruction of the world, and the execution delightfully playful. Blu does a really wonderful job playing with size, proportion and a mixture of two the three dimensional media to create this very entertaining work of art. Have a look and see what I am talking about. Blu also have several other works as well and a quirky website, which though a bit chaotic and a touch annoying at times features several of his other works (seen here). Definitely worth checking out!

The future of web typography, thank you google!!!

Monday, July 5th, 2010

As I am sure you are aware, the issue of “web safe” fonts is a web designers nightmare. Dulling down designs due to the lack of cross computer consistency in font libraries greatly limits designers and thus design on the web. To this point the main work around for this has been creating images of type and then using some sort of complex code to allow a browser to still see the contents of that typography-a rather silly practice, when type should not need to be re-written in order to be read (by man or machine..). These techniques I detailed in an older posting which you can read about here: Images to Replace Text. But there is an easier way!!!