by Christopher Lewis

Currently in Paris, France

I'm not much of a photographer, but I like to play one on Instagram.

Smile! You are being manipulated (Posted to Instagram)

Some happy graffiti spotted in Valparaiso, Chile.

Smile! You are being manipulated (Posted to Instagram)

Some happy graffiti spotted in Valparaiso, Chile.

Neighborhood Watch (Posted to Instagram)

Valparaiso, Chile is full of amazing murals on nearly every single street. This was one of my favorites, presented entirely unedited.

Neighborhood Watch (Posted to Instagram)

Valparaiso, Chile is full of amazing murals on nearly every single street. This was one of my favorites, presented entirely unedited.

Human Face Video Mapping by Oskar & Gaspar. Making of.

To be sure this technique will soon find its way into many electronic music acts. Skrillex, I’m looking at you.

Double Fine Adventure

"Over a six-to-eight month period, a small team under Tim Schafer’s supervision will develop Double Fine’s next game, a classic point-and-click adventure. Where it goes from there will unfold in real time for all the backers to see."

The kickstarter project for Tim Shafer’s new point-and-click adventure game has gotten completely out of control, netting over $3 million in contributions. Shafer is the brain behind the adventure classics Grim Fandango and Day of the Tentacle. His company, Double Fine, is also responsible for their recent critical success, Stacking.

I’ll admit, I had no real interest myself until I was charmed by Shafer’s irreverent pitch video. Each of the follow-up updates are also worth a watch (there’s even a bloopers real).

The Fertile Desert by Roy Two Thousand

The Burn starts in 184 days!

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This design comes to us from my esteemed colleague Matt Jones, who originally posted it on Flickr to rave reviews. It’s since been sold as a T-shirt on Howies in the UK and as a print on 20x200. Thanks to his incredible generosity we are making it available here for the US t-shirt wearing audience as well. 


A clever spin on the now classic Keep Calm and Carry On slogan used by the British during WWII.

via Feed Store:

This design comes to us from my esteemed colleague Matt Jones, who originally posted it on Flickr to rave reviews. It’s since been sold as a T-shirt on Howies in the UK and as a print on 20x200. Thanks to his incredible generosity we are making it available here for the US t-shirt wearing audience as well.

A clever spin on the now classic Keep Calm and Carry On slogan used by the British during WWII.

Splitscreen: A Love Story

Shot entirely on the Nokia N8 mobile phone. Winner of the Nokia Shorts competition 2011.

Short and sweet.

Good documentation is good. Artful documentation is better.

Scraped from the Tumblr output source.

Good documentation is good. Artful documentation is better.

Scraped from the Tumblr output source.

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Waiting For The School Bus.
Cranked out one more piece of pixel art for the night using Ben Brown’s iPad drawing app (still in development). It’s really hard not to love pixels.

I’m on a pixel kick today.

kevinnuut:

Waiting For The School Bus.

Cranked out one more piece of pixel art for the night using Ben Brown’s iPad drawing app (still in development). It’s really hard not to love pixels.

I’m on a pixel kick today.

Where do you draw the line on fair use?

Original photo © Jay Maisel. Low-resolution images used for critical commentary qualifies as fair use.

Andy Baio, one of the founders of Kickstarter and creator of King of Bloop, a chip-tune homage to Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue runs into legal trouble - not about the music, but about the album art:

TL;DR version: Last year, I was threatened with a lawsuit over the pixel art album cover for Kind of Bloop. Despite my firm belief that I was legally in the right, I settled out of court to cut my losses. This ordeal was very nerve-wracking for me and my family, and I’ve had trouble writing about it publicly until now.

It’s a fascinating read. A concise supporting argument by Neven Mrgan (one of the good ones) can be found here.

The Solar Sinter Project

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Solar Sinter Project by Markus Kayser via Creative Applications

I’m truly blown away by this.

A solar-powered 3D printer in an Egyptian desert creates with sand and magnified sunlight to make glass-based objects.

In a world increasingly concerned with questions of energy production and raw material shortages, this project explores the potential of desert manufacturing, where energy and material occur in abundance.
In this experiment sunlight and sand are used as raw energy and material to produce glass objects using a 3D printing process, that combines natural energy and material with high-tech production technology.

Solar-sintering aims to raise questions about the future of manufacturing and trigger dreams of the full utilisation of the production potential of the world’s most efficient energy resource - the sun. Whilst not providing definitive answers this experiment aims to provide a point of departure for fresh thinking.

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Skills For Life PPP

By Nick Gentry

via tumblr user findesaison

There is a wonderful and disjointed texture at work here. Gentry has a number of other works in a similar style, all of which can be found here.

Skills For Life PPP

By Nick Gentry

via tumblr user findesaison

There is a wonderful and disjointed texture at work here. Gentry has a number of other works in a similar style, all of which can be found here.

Amongst Giants - Turn

Music video by we are lwz for Amongst Giants, a project crafted by composer and producer, Matthias Hacksteiner of Fifth Music and Sound Design.

The self-titled album this song lives on is quite good. It’s more for the ambient crowd and sounds like something Thom Yorke would compose if he permanently lost his voice.