Archive for October, 2010

Now Those Are Pancakes!

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

Pancake Toilet

I came across this Blog the other day and just had to share: Jim’s Pancakes. While these may not be the Mona Lisa (though if suggested I am sure he would give the mysterious woman a go), Jim does a wonderful job making weekend pancakes magical for his little daughter. Many of the images on his blog are whimsical and fun. I found myself smiling on more then one occasion. The only concern that I have is that some of these work of culinary art are rater erect and as such must be rather crispy…Crisp pancakes? I always think of fluffy soft pancakes, but then again mine are not pretty or creative like these. Never the less, makes me hungry :-D

Animator vs. Animation

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

Well you may have seen the trailer and/or you may have heard it rumored, but now the actual clip of Animator vs. Animation 3 is live for the viewing. Created by Alan Becker, this clip of a Flash animation decimating a “animator’s” computer is a witty and clever addition to the series. With the Chosen One breaking his bonds of servitude, he is back and with a vengeance. Of course the novelty of the idea has worn off a bit, never-the-less this is still a fun clip to watch and Flash student always get a kick out of it. Watch the full clip at Have a look…

The New Gap?!?

Sunday, October 10th, 2010

Always all but too eager to gloat the fact that they were founded in 1969 (though often leaving off the “19”), Gap some how thought that it would be a good idea to change their logo… Now this is not always a bad idea, but Gap is very well know for it’s visual identity. This 180 flop is NOT for the better. You can see where they were headed and I get the idea, modern, more sleek and contemporary, but this is a huge swing and a miss. What is that smudge behind the P? Is that the former gap blue square running away from the hideous new logo, and the fade is supposed to be a streak of color since it is running so fast? Absolutely terrible. My students make better stuff then this their first week of Illustrator. Not only is Gap pulling away from an identity that was so strong that just a bark blue square invokes the Gap name, but they moved to complete garbage. The closest comparison that I can think of is the the Tropicana switch back in February 2009. Tropicana on the other hand at least made a new sleek and aesthetically pleasing layout, the only folly there was the move from the visual identity that apparently everyone loved (seen by the steep sales drop). Someone is going to get fired over at Gap…