If you want to be hired, don’t just send the company yet another boring resume. After going through stacks of them, hiring managers could use a good drink. So send them some booze and you pretty much have the job.
It looks like Jinsu Park’s color-copying pen concept is going to have a real-life counterpart, thanks to inventors Mark Barker and Robert Hoffman. Their Scribble Pen and Scribble Stylus use a color sensor and an ARM 9 processor to copy and save colors from the real world.
One of my earliest posts here was about the Color Picker, a concept for a pen that let you copy colors from your surroundings and then doodle with that color. Matthew Sheridan brings us a step closer to that magical device with the Nix Color Sensor.
Are you a serious Apple fanboy or fangirl? Here’s a poster that you’re probably going to want to hang on your wall. Entitled The Insanely Great History of Apple, it chronicles the past 30 years of technology released by Apple.
This 18″x24″ wall poster includes some of the best and worst moments in the history of Apple, ranging from the original Apple II to the Mac to the systems of Apple’s “dark” period, like the Quadras, Performas, eMate 300 and the hideous first-gen iBook.
…which is why these should have been called Photoplate instead. Whatever their name, Todd Burka’s designs will make Photoshop fans think of the possibilities of edible editing. What if you could enlarge or multiply your food with just a few clicks?
French illustrator Grégoire Guillemin created these retro posters as part of his series Exercises in Style, which remind me of the golden age of superheroes. Each poster is unique and the typography matches the overall tone of the art.
Bare Essentials is a book by Dennis de Groot featuring images which reduce popular video game, comic book, and other characters to their most basic representation, using simple geometric shapes. Just like those pixel characters by Ty Lettau, they reduce characters to their most basic essentials.
I’ve seen lots of different renditions of Mario over the years, but I can definitely say I’ve never seen him looking quite this extreme.
Illustrator Nicola Felaco created this cool blocky version of Mario using a variety of diamonds, trapezoids, and triangles.
This clever illustration by Fabian Gonzalez is chockful of famous video game characters – all boiled down to their most minimal essence.
All have to say is that I stared at this image for about 20 minutes, and was only able to figure out about 40 of them, but I’m sure that if I kept thinking real hard I could get most of them right.
You’ve gotta love these ultra-minimal graphics of Bowser (with his back to us), Luigi, Mario and Princess Peach by Nick Luckett.
The Street Fighter ones by infinitecontinues which inspired Nick to create his ain’t half bad either.
I’m really not a fan of fancy display typefaces. Maybe it’s my early eye-scarring experience with the San Francisco font on my original Macintosh 128, but I really prefer fonts that are readable over cool looking.
Ten One Design’s app could be a godsend to artists who can’t afford a full-fledged tablet. It can be used with any pen-like object, but when combined with the company’s Pogo Sketch pen, Inklet adds touch-sensitivity to your unibody MacBook/MacBook Pro’s trackpad.
Inklet also has handwriting recognition and supports a variety of applications, including Pixelmator, Circus Ponies NoteBook, Photoshop CS3, CS4 and Elements, Corel Painter and even Word 2008.
Steve Thomas‘ video game propaganda posters are a great addition to any game room or office. The latest in his series are the retro-cool Pac-Man, Dragons Lair and Space Invaders prints, but if you dig into the series, you’ll find everyone from Dig Dug to Donkey Kong to Tron in the mix.
You can get your hands on the entire series over at Zazzle.
I’ve always found something mystical about Tarot cards, ever since I saw them in James Bond’s Live or Let Die. Although I don’t own a set, I think these Lost Tarot cards are really cool.
These Tarot cards were designed by Alex Griendling.
Check out the new Periodic Table of Sci-Fi Film and Television and let me know if you can find all of your favorite shows and movies. And if you can’t, feel free to complain in the comments below.
Overall, I think you’ll find the table more inclusive of your faves than not.
I’m just going to get this out of the way up front. I LOVE these 3D pixel illustrations of classic video games by artist Metin Seven of Sevens Heaven, and I want an entire wall covered with them.
I can’t decide if I like his Inside Galaga or Inside Dig Dug illustration the best.