Color made easy.

Five awesome tools that make our lives a lottle easier.

Coolors

Coolors is an intuitive application which allows us to generate color combinations in a simple way, share palettes, and even export them to different formats like SVG, PDF, or SCSS.

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Brand Allegiance – Victorinox Aesthetics

So my allegiance to Victorinox wasn’t a conscious decision. When awarded a holdall for 5 years service at Electronic Arts, little did I know that experiencing something so well engineered would ensure the Swiss brand become a first choice for practical, on-the-go gear.

Hunter Mach 1 Watch
Victorinox Swiss Army Brand Hunter Mach 1Victorinox Swiss Army Brand Hunter Mach 1I’ve only ever seen one of these for sale, anywhere – and I bought it.  I love the retro  feel; it carries a seventies vibe with the squaircle frame and Hunter logo.  It’s heavy too; weighing more than expected gives it a solid and well constructed feel. It was originally available with an all rubber strap (left), an all chrome bracelet, and a rubber inlaid chrome bracelet (right).  The model I purchased has the latter Continue reading

s2013 Pre-Conference Round-Up.

There’s a lot out there now to give a good indication of what you can expect to see at this years conference, and it’s looking like a pretty awesome 40th Anniversary.

Schedule at a glance.

Advanced program pdf.

The Computer Animation Festival Trailer

Dailies Preview

Art Gallery Preview

Real-Time Live! Teaser

Emerging Technologies Trailer

Technical Papers Trailer

For more info on what’s coming, check out these links:
Media Blog
European Directors Win Majority of SIGGRAPH 2013 Computer Animation Festival Honors
SIGGRAPH Business Symposium to Focus on Key Issues Facing Film and Game Industries
SIGGRAPH 2013 Highlights Accomplishments in Computer Graphics

And while you’re here, check out the 40th Anniversary SIGGRAPH People website.

Hopefully see you in 19 days!

Star Wars Posters: Mashups

(Similar posts: Movie RedesignsRetro Travel & Propaganda).

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Star Wars Posters: Adidas

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Star Wars Posters: Propaganda

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Star Wars Posters: Movie Redesigns

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Star Wars Posters: Retro Travel

Five alternate takes on Travel Posters from the Outer Rim.

Steve Thomas

Star Destroyer Tatooine Alderaan By Moonlight Beggars Canyon Endor Rally Hoth Ski Patrol

These six are from a full set of fourteen images, but it’s an interesting range because it clearly breaks down into a few sub-groups springing from slightly different influences.  The posters were originally sold through Lucasfilms art partner, Acme Archives, although most are now sold out.  There were also a couple of nice, minimal ‘t-shirt logos’ which were – not surprisingly – available as t-shirts.

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Carsland. Really?

Credit where credit is due; Disney have done an amazing job with Carsland.  I’m not a big fan of the movies but can really appreciate the attention to detail applied to making Radiator Springs real.  Everything from the diners and gift stores to the rides are simply stunning.  Like, or dislike the movies, there’s no doubt the parks team aren’t resting on their laurels or compromising on quality.

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None of these shots have any matts / painted billboards, everything is ‘real’ – and the ride is worth the wait.