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DC Comics Style Guide

By Anya Ow / September 1, 2015 / Comments Off on DC Comics Style Guide

Blast from the past! Here is the 1980s DC Comics Style Guide, featuring the art of José Luis García-López. This included not just guidelines for artists but also for marketing and licensing teams, bringing all character designs roughly in line. Check the rest of it out on José Luis García-López’s facebook page. The late Dick […]

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By Anya Ow / August 31, 2015 / Comments Off on Dismaland

Good morning Monday. Here’s an appropriately sinister, creepy trailer for Banksy’s Dismaland. Wish we could go! Juxtapoz interviewed Banksy: This is certainly not a “street art” show—an art form Banksy describes as “just as reassuringly white, middle class and lacking in women as any other art movement.” The roster of artists ranges from Jenny Holzer, […]

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A Star is Born

By Anya Ow / August 28, 2015 / Comments Off on A Star is Born

Happy Friday! A star is born in this great ad for John Lewis insurance by adam&eveDDB, a great combination of comedic timing, choreography, setting, music choice and fantastic casting. We particularly love the fourth-wall-breaking little brother. Via Adweek: “The advert is heartwarming and features an iconic song, but most importantly it reminds viewers that John […]

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Space Jam Online

By Anya Ow / August 27, 2015 / Comments Off on Space Jam Online

The website that wouldn’t die, 19 years on: The site lay more-or-less dormant for the next 14 years. But that changed for good in late 2010, when the Internet, exponentially bigger than it was in 1996, rediscovered the site – almost entirely unchanged from its initial launch. It was reborn as a viral sensation, the […]

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Air New Zealand In Flight Videos

By Anya Ow / August 26, 2015 / Comments Off on Air New Zealand In Flight Videos

In flight safety videos. For many of us, we struggle to pay attention after the 100th time that we’ve seen them. Air New Zealand, however, has had a killer run of great in flight videos. Check out their latest: Created in partnership with Sony Pictures, the Men in Black video was created with the All […]

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Donald Trump Show, Cont'd

By Anya Ow / August 25, 2015 / Comments Off on Donald Trump Show, Cont'd

We previously mentioned that the Rise of the Donald Trump Show had inspired some creative responses, such as a great redesign of his logo. Another benefit of the rise of the Trump has been the corresponding rise of increasingly hilarious political cartoons. Here are some of our favourites: More via the Week. Edit: Looking back […]

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Why Man Creates

By Anya Ow / August 24, 2015 / Comments Off on Why Man Creates

Good morning Monday! Here’s a 1968 short film by legendary designer Saul Bass, ‘Why Man Creates’, for some start of the week inspiration. 🙂 Via OpenCulture: An eight-part meditation on the nature of creativity, the film mixes animation and live action, using Bass’ advanced repertoire of optical techniques, to look at the issues surrounding how […]

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TGIF with an AT-AT

By Anya Ow / August 21, 2015 / Comments Off on TGIF with an AT-AT

An afternoon out with an AT-AT. Happy weekend everybody! Directed and made by French Canadian autodidact filmmaker Patrick Boivin, who specialises in live action and stop motion animation, the clip has racked up over 100,000 views since it was first posted. As the director mentioned, “When I was a kid, there are two things I […]

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Immersive VR gaming

By Anya Ow / August 20, 2015 / Comments Off on Immersive VR gaming

The future of immersive gaming is in North Melbourne, with Zero Latency. Using motion tracking and the Oculus Rift DK2, Zero Latency occupies a 450 square metre warehouse, that they’ve turned into a full virtual reality, zombie-fighting experience that supports 6 players simultaneously. Full review here. Some friends of mine have tried it and loved […]

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8-bit game Interns

By Anya Ow / August 19, 2015 / Comments Off on 8-bit game Interns

Ever wondered what it was like to intern at an ad agency? Check out Ontario-based McMillan Agency’s hilarious 8-bit game, Interns. Created to train their interns, the objective of the game is simple: wander around the office, respond to clues, help develop ideas, stop a coworker from surfing cat videos… and learn how to power […]

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