Archive | December, 2008

…Antoinette J. Citizen can make you feel like Super Mario?

Super Mario Room

Antoinette J. Citizen created art that just about anyone that grew up during the Nintendo Era can appreciate: A working Level 1-1 Super Mario Bros. room complete with interactive question mark boxes and bricks that featured actual Mario sound effects.

Sadly, just being in the room did not give you an Italian brother, allow you to spit fireballs, or kill turtles by jumping on them (though I guess that last one is always possible) but it probably would make you feel pretty super.

[Antoinette J. Citizen – Landscape]


…Clocks can tell you more than the time?

Clock Art

Here’s an incredibly unique art idea: A set of 500 clocks that spells out a message once every 12 hours using focused light and the shadows from the hands of the clocks.

Unfortunately it’s only readable for someone that can read a language other than English, so I can’t tell what it says, but I’ll take their word for it that the concept does in fact work as promised.

[N-1 Experimental Research]

[Via: Kottke]

…It’s Website Wednesday: Huge Type?

Huge Type

Huge Type is “an experiment with found type on the iPhone”.

Basically, users take photos of letters and numbers that they find out in public, upload and tag each letter according to what it is, and then other users can search and view those letters on their iPhone.

Huge Type Words

There’s not a lot to it, but it does allow you to get together with other typographic nerds and form words and phrases by putting your iPhones together, and who doesn’t want to do that?

[Huge Type]

…macZOT has put together a fantastic New Year’s Bundle?

macZOT New Year's Bundle

To celebrate the New Year, macZOT has once again assembled a New Year’s Bundle that they’re offing to you at a deep discount over the regular price of each app.

This year, the bundle includes Caboodle, GarageSale, DEVONthink Personal, Mail Stationery, Snapshot, MacCleanse, Awaken, AppZapper, Xslimmer, FileChute and Media Rage, and you’ll only spend $59.99 to pick up a full license for each, compared to the retail price of $262.59!

Plus, as if that wasn’t enough, they’re also donating $5 from each sale to Heifer International, a non-profit, non-governmental organization that works to end hunger and poverty while caring for the earth.

Hurry though, because the offer is only good until January 4th.

[macZOT – New Year’s Bundle]

…Eric Solheim captured One Year in 40 Seconds?

Four Seasons

Eric Solheim snapped images and captured audio from the same spot outside of his house for an entire year, and then stitched them together into a fantastic time-lapse video called One Year In 40 Seconds:

In addition to the video, Eric also documented his entire process, including the story, the camera, the settings, the software, the techniques and more, and posted it all on his blog, along with every source file that he created under a creative commons license so that you can take his work and experiment with it as well to see what you can come up with.

[Eric Solheim – One Year In 40 Seconds]