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04

Jul


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In case you missed this, and who knew this happened, the GIF has gotten older by 25 years. Wow, time flies when there’s so much fun and inspiration from a format file.

GIF portrait of Jamie Beck, photographer and GIF-maker
The history is that way before the Internet the GIF (made out of 8-bit bytes of encoded frames) was invented

"because traditional image files took forever to transmit through the creeping dial-up connections of the day.”

Today the GIF has evolved, just like the Internet has evolved. And it is more than fireworks and dancing babies. It’s a fun way to express yourself and your message, or another way to inspire others. But I think the days of boring banner ads for the Web should be over, no?

GIF created by mr. div

In case you missed this, and who knew this happened, the GIF has gotten older by 25 years. Wow, time flies when there’s so much fun and inspiration from a format file.

GIF portrait of Jamie Beck, photographer and GIF-maker

The history is that way before the Internet the GIF (made out of 8-bit bytes of encoded frames) was invented

"because traditional image files took forever to transmit through the creeping dial-up connections of the day.”

Today the GIF has evolved, just like the Internet has evolved. And it is more than fireworks and dancing babies. It’s a fun way to express yourself and your message, or another way to inspire others. But I think the days of boring banner ads for the Web should be over, no?

26

Jun

Las Vegas landscapes and skylines can create an inspiring moment to remember. It’s almost like you just went there and visited the area.

An interesting short film that gives you the most highlights you can get in under two minutes set to Elvis music, you know it.

09

May

Filmmaker J. A. Bayona produces the latest music video for the band Keane's song “Disconnected.” And interestingly enough, it's not your average video, because it starts and ends like a foreign film. Also, a hidden plot is brewing behind the scenes with the band's musical notes. Keane thinks it’s kind of scary. 

Do you love how the mood turns slightly horrific?

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02

Apr

One of the best things to do in New York City is people watch, but probably one of the worst things about New York is the commute. But then where else can you get a nice glimpse of humanity crammed into a tiny space like the subway trains of Manhattan? 
Yet art inspiration can be found and brought out in a beautiful way that brings both things together to achieve a creative endeavor. As part of the New York MTA Arts for Transit program, this artist got a once-in-a-lifetime chance to design an art piece for one of the most busiest subways in the world. You can find her art on the nearest NYC subway in 2012. She explains on her blog:

"Needless to say I love the subway. I glean all my characters from my fellow passengers. The same sorts of things which attracted me to Missed Connections, I find on the train: subtle interactions, eccentricity, beauty, sorrow, secrets, kindness, generosity, excellent hairdos." 


When you find more than enough different kinds of folks on a New York subway, you can find your inspiration. With simple illustrations in watercolors, it almost feels like Manhattan is a calm cartoon feature with its surreal characters going about their business. The people are exposed, all their characters and behaviors.
Watercolors can add some calm to the busy feel of the city. I enjoy how her view of city folks are realistic, but inspiring.

One of the best things to do in New York City is people watch, but probably one of the worst things about New York is the commute. But then where else can you get a nice glimpse of humanity crammed into a tiny space like the subway trains of Manhattan? 

Yet art inspiration can be found and brought out in a beautiful way that brings both things together to achieve a creative endeavor. As part of the New York MTA Arts for Transit program, this artist got a once-in-a-lifetime chance to design an art piece for one of the most busiest subways in the world. You can find her art on the nearest NYC subway in 2012. She explains on her blog:

"Needless to say I love the subway. I glean all my characters from my fellow passengers. The same sorts of things which attracted me to Missed Connections, I find on the train: subtle interactions, eccentricity, beauty, sorrow, secrets, kindness, generosity, excellent hairdos."

When you find more than enough different kinds of folks on a New York subway, you can find your inspiration. With simple illustrations in watercolors, it almost feels like Manhattan is a calm cartoon feature with its surreal characters going about their business. The people are exposed, all their characters and behaviors.

Watercolors can add some calm to the busy feel of the city. I enjoy how her view of city folks are realistic, but inspiring.

14

Mar

Finding it hard to resist this short film. I can’t help it, but I’m always impressed by folks using stop-motion in their projects. I think it’s really because of the hard work involved and dedication to getting that finished creative look.

Click here to read how a self-taught, stop-motion animator produced his own Web series

Ok, who doesn’t like James Franco? Because this is one funny episode.

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05

Mar

Yep, this short film really intrigues me, because of the amount of books involved, no harm done to them either. It’s just impressive.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m glad we have electronic devices to read from and to download e-books. But before those things were invented, there was nothing like holding a solid book in hand and seeing the total amount of pages I was about to devour. 

Maybe this stop-motion film can get you inspired for books and reading.

Happy reading in whatever form the story comes.

(Source: youtu.be)

Well, L.A. may have started a trend: cupcake ATM machine. So we can all enjoy some sweet stuff and get our fix of cupcake any time of the day. Who else is down for this? 
I’m just not prepared to be the one who breaks the cupcake machine.
You can find the cupcake makers on Facebook. 

Well, L.A. may have started a trend: cupcake ATM machine. So we can all enjoy some sweet stuff and get our fix of cupcake any time of the day. Who else is down for this? 

I’m just not prepared to be the one who breaks the cupcake machine.

You can find the cupcake makers on Facebook

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25

Jan

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12

Jan

When did moss ever look so good?

Check out a few pieces of living art straight for the street by artist Mosstika

via: Source 1, Source 2

25

Dec

Wishing you a Merry Christmas! And have the Best New Year!

(Love this band.)

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