This Flickr set of Reformation images reconstructed using Lego comes a semester too late for me… but given that I think Luther was all for communicating truth using every available medium, I reckon he’d love this.
This says something. Right?
Sick and tired of the great unwashed. Tired of slow walkers. Or worse, public smokers… well. Use this umbrella, and your imagination, to blow them away.
From the blurb on Flickr.
“Around Harvard you can tell the MBAs in the rain because they’re the ones with the giant umbrellas. Those are are nice about it raise their umbrella and generally play well with others on the sidewalk. The jerks are the ones who barge through the city hitting the umbrellas of others at will.
It’s because of them that I’ve invented the Urban Combat Umbrella which lets you exact virtual revenge by putting them in your sights and making shooting noises until you heart’s content.”
Just in case you’re planning to put together a viral hit.
People are saying that Steve Jobs is our John Lennon. Or something. I can sort of see it. But cancer isn’t a gunpoint assassination. And technology isn’t music. Anyway. Watching the outpouring of grief on social networks surrounding the death of this admittedly pretty amazing guy has been pretty culturally revealing. Christians fall into a few camps – some have expressed hope that Jobs found Jesus, some have pointed out that a life lived for success on this earth is hollow, I did both. Some have thanked Jobs for the impact his products had on their ability to do ministry. I don’t think the Westboro Baptists are Christians. But they announced via iPhone on Twitter, that they’d be protesting Jobs’ funeral because he had a man made platform and didn’t acknowledge God, and he promoted immorality. Or some rubbish like that, pretty much ignoring any positive moral contribution Jobs may have been responsible for with his long term opposition to pornography.
Anyway. Those reactions are neither here nor there, so far as this post is concerned. Apparently more people tweeted about Jobs than about any other celebrity who has died in the Internet age. The tweets came faster, and lasted longer… Twitter made this graphic, posted on Flickr, using tweets about Jobs from yesterday, as their tribute. And I think it’s an interesting use of data.
If you check it out in its original size you can read the tweets.
This is a Lego set I’d buy. If it were real. It’s not.
More in artist Pepa Quin’s Flickr. These are going to be displayed at Brickworld 2011. The coolest Lego show this year.
Long exposure photography is pretty cool, combined with a bit of overlaying and you’ve got an interesting way to chart the movements of aircraft around an airport..
More in the Flickr Set.
These are pretty clever. But I can’t tell if they’re self portraits (which is how they’re categorised on Flickr) or involve some sort of child labour.
Sucks to model for Jackson Pollock.
Infographics and data visualisations are such powerful communication tools. And it turns out you don’t need a graphic design degree, or even necessarily a computer, to produce them…
Check these “State of the Internet” visualisations out…
For the purpose of this exercise I’m more interested in the style than the accuracy of the data (the numbers here don’t even add up).
They’re made using this infographic tool kit.
Love it. Thanks to Arthur for the link (via Facebook).
This brings some of my favourite subjects together – typography, Helvetica and burgers. Delicious mix.
Via this Flickr set. There are more sandwiches there. But I love this one:
And this one: