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Videos & Films
Dumb Ways To Die: A Delightfully Macabre PSA on Train Safety

Dumb Ways To Die: A Delightfully Macabre PSA on Train Safety

5 million (and counting) views on Youtube agree with me– this amazing video is my new obsession. Titled “Dumb Ways To Die,” it features joyful little animated characters in simple colors cheerfully demonstrating a dozen dumb ways to die. As you can imagine, the video is simultaneously adorable, catchy, and gruesome all at once, with...
Designing the UI For The Avengers

Designing the UI For The Avengers

With all the info coming up in Iron Man’s suit and in Nick Fury’s massive ship, some data visualization for The Avengers is definitely in order. This means someone has to come up with a fictional UI (User Interface) for all those scenes in the recent blockbuster hit The Avengers, and visual artist Jayse Hansen...
Handmade Type: Transforming Letters From Hand To Hand

Handmade Type: Transforming Letters From Hand To Hand

Taiwanese designer/illustrator Tien-Min Liao created an amazing project titled “Handmade Type” to fluidly illustrate the relationship between uppercase and lowercase letters. She drew slick, clean shapes on her hands with black ink, and filmed her hands seamlessly transforming between each form. The best part of the project are the drawn hands that accompany each GIF,...
Grit: Masking Tape Art for Larger Than Life Typography

Grit: Masking Tape Art for Larger Than Life Typography

These photographs of the KIPP Infinity middle school in NYC features bold, striking typography that seems to have been photoshopped to interact with the students– in reality, this is the “Wordwork” of designer Stephen Doyle, who used masking tape to create massive letters that stretched across the school floors and walls. Created for this fascinating...
Dropclock: Gorgeous Screensaver, featuring Helvetica in water

Dropclock: Gorgeous Screensaver, featuring Helvetica in water

This is absolutely stunning: Dropclock is a classy, mesmerizing screensaver for both Macs and PCs, featuring 3D numbers in Helvetica dropping into water in slo-mo. Simple, if initially boring idea, but the execution is flawless– it comes in clean black and white, and its sure to keep you staring in awe for quite some time....
Amazing Character Animations, featuring Theo & Manfred

Amazing Character Animations, featuring Theo & Manfred

Job, Joris & Marieke is a three-person animation and character design team based in the Netherlands with some of the cutest, most creative characters I’ve ever seen. They have a wonderful sense of texture– everything from matte rubber to shiny plastic to yeti fluff is animated in impeccable detail, and every creature that they come...
Beautiful Type Animation: “The Alphabet”

Beautiful Type Animation: “The Alphabet”

“The Alphabet” is a beautifully executed animation of 26 types in alphabetical order, which flows from one type to the next seamlessly. Each character is the initial letter of a font name, so that A is for Arial, B is for Baskerville, etc. The crackling soundtrack and parchment-like background lends the short a vintage charm,...