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Pop-ups! They’re Not JUST for Kids

A new exhibition at Bowdoin College showcases pop-up books—for children and adults—from the Harold M. Goralnick (Class of ’71) Pop-up Book Collection. The exhibition, which is open to the public free of charge, is located on the second floor of Bowdoin’s Hawthorne-Longfellow Library and runs through June 5, 2011.

Incredible craft.

I used to love my Walt Disney Studio “The Black Hole” pop-up book. Still got it somewhere!!


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Turn Your Computer Off At Night

Turn it Off from Nigel Upchurch on Vimeo.

You know it makes sense.

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A Brief History of Pretty Much Everything

Jamie Bell (aka DispleasedEskimo) made this for his AS Art Course.

“This is the final piece for my AS art course, a flipbook made entirely out of biro pens. It’s something like 2100 pages long, and about 50 jotter books. I’d say I worked on and off it for roughly 3 weeks.”

I’m so old and out of touch that I don’t know how old ‘doing an AS’ makes him – but he got full marks.

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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 giant bear. While performing his mission, our hero reveals some pretty nifty sporting skills that would prove useful at the Olympics, including skiing, snowboarding, and curling. The film was commissioned via Red Bee Media, agency: RKCR/Y&R, prod co: Studio AKA, director Marc Craste.

The beeb have a habit of commissioning smart promos for these kind of big events. Remember these?

BBC Sport – World Cup Promo 2002

BBC Sport – Olympics 2008


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TypeStar – a lyric visualiser by Scott Garner

TypeStar from Scott Garner on Vimeo.

Currently the sketch can be controlled via keyboard and mouse along with rough support for SMS control on laptops, iPhone control via OSCemote and oscP5, joystick control via proCONTROLL and midi controller support via proMIDI.

It’s available as Mac, Windows and Linux download.


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Game Character Escapes 2D World

One the gamers will particularly enjoy. This is just brilliant…

Enzo The Explorer, a 2D game character escapes his world.

The Lost Levels ‘The Early Sheets’ from RadarMusicVideos on Vimeo.

‘Game character escapes 2D world’

Artist: The Lost Levels

Track: ‘The Early Sheets’

Artist URL:

Director URL:

And this is how it got made…

This video is a member’s video from RadarMusicVideos. Radar is a network of most of the best online music video directors on the world. Directors get commissions; Bands get music videos.

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The Illustration Art of Nina Chakrabarti

Great new work by illustrator Nina Chakrabarti for Seattle magazine “I Want You”.




Nina spent her early life in Calcutta then moved to the UK in her teens. She studied illustration at Central St. Martins and at The Royal College of Art.

Pretty striking eh.

See them all at Cyana.Trend.Land.

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The World of 100

This is a great self-initiated project from Toby Ng Design based on the scenario – If the world were a village of 100 people.





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1 Minute Photoshop Thoughts


Some nice stuff from Recovering Lazyholic

As he puts it.. “1 minute photoshop thoughts are just that… some thought that comes into my head and i quickly translate it into a crappy design.”

How many times have you been caught up in this circle at 1am in the morning.

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