The Evolution of the ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’ Meme

You know something has captured the imagination when you see it on a British Gas TVC – currently airing in the UK. Today’s must-see delicious web bit comes from Oscillator’s Christina Agapakis who after seeing a trend of the popular ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’ poster developing into a full blown meme rife with parodyContinue reading “The Evolution of the ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’ Meme”

Great idents for BBC Sport

I saw this at the weekend for the Winter Olympics.. and loved it. BBC Sport – Winter Olympics Animation 2010 Marc Craste was briefed by agency RKCR/Y&R to create a film based around a legendary quest, where an Inuit hero retrieves a spiritual stone that has been stolen from a mystical totem by a giantContinue reading “Great idents for BBC Sport”

Dear Derwent: Tea Building Lifts

I work in the Tea Building. It’s freezing in the winter and boiling in the summer. It’s surrounded by dirt and fllth because the ever-so-plush Shoreditch House is constantly expanding and refitting as it looks after it’s members. They’ve also put in an ever so trendy Pizza shop where the T-Bar used to be. We’veContinue reading “Dear Derwent: Tea Building Lifts”

Geotagging Data in Picasa

I’ve just opened up Picasa for the first time in ages. First thing I noticed was how lightening fast it is compared to iPhoto. It’s blazing!! But just scanning through the photos I noticed a small red pin next to images I’d taken with my iPhone. Turn outs that Picasa now has a ‘Places Panel’Continue reading “Geotagging Data in Picasa”

Video Ads in Street View

http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=3199589&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=1&color=00adef&fullscreen=1 San Francisco Panorama with Embedded Video from digitalurban on Vimeo. Last week Gizmodo spotted that Google has filed a patent entitled “Claiming Real Estate in Panoramic or 3D Mapping Environments for Advertising,” which in short allows them to paste media (adverts) onto the images. Its interesting how the mouse in Street View follows theContinue reading “Video Ads in Street View”

Delia Derbyshire – 4 deck reel-to-reel beat matching

via youtube.com Carl Cox eat your heart out. Delia Derbyshire was born in Coventry, England, in 1937. Educated at Coventry Grammar School and Girton College, Cambridge, where she was awarded a degree in mathematics and music. In 1959, on approaching Decca records, Delia was told that the company did not employ women in their recordingContinue reading “Delia Derbyshire – 4 deck reel-to-reel beat matching”

VVVVVV by Terry Cavanagh

A strong nod to the classic platformer Jet Set Willy on the ZX Spectrum. YouTube link. VVVVVV is a platformer where you reunite Captain with his lost crew members. Since you can’t jump in the game, the twist is that by hitting space you can flip your character up-side-down making the environment you explore multi-dimensional.Continue reading “VVVVVV by Terry Cavanagh”