Thursday, May 22, 2008

Jack Kirby's O.M.A.C. (???)

n one of his last major works, Jack Kirby, co-creator of Captain America, The X-Men, The Fantastic Four, The Incredible Hulk, and many others, envisions a 1984-inspired dystopia.
The protagonist is corporate nobody Buddy Blank, who is changed by a satellite called Brother Eye into the super-powered OMAC (One Man Army Corps). Enlisted by the Global Peace Agency, who police the world using pacifist means, OMAC battles the forces of conformity in this short-lived but legendary series that serves as a companion to the JACK KIRBY'S FOURTH WORLD OMNIBUS series. (Here).

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

On text composition

Differing opinions on glyph scaling and letterspacing in text justification.

InDesign, the hz-program and Gutenberg's secret.

Sconto fino a 5.000 euro sull‘acquisto di una nuova Hasselblad H3DII

E questo è sicuramente il momento migliore per passare alla migliore fotocamera DSLR del mondo. Da oggi fino al 30 giugno 2008, Hasselblad praticherà uno sconto fino a 5.000 dollari/euro sull‘acquisto di una nuova Hasselblad H3DII in cambio di un kit da 35 mm usato. Hurry up!.

Victor by Hasselblad Online FREE

Victor by Hasselblad offrirà una nuova prospettiva della professione e dell'arte sia a professionisti che utilizzano già le fotocamere Hasselblad che a coloro che desiderano semplicemente trovare lo scatto perfetto. Registratevi ora per approfittare dell'iscrizione GRATUITA.

Sigma DP1 review on dpreview

"Above Average" Ouch!
"In conclusion the DP1 is a great concept that needs a considerable amount of additional work to get rid of at least some of the flaws." (more)

freeComics: il freeware per le strisce dei fumetti giornalieri sul Dashboard

Un widget per Mac OS 10.4 o superiore porta sulla vostra scrivania con immediatezza oltre 100 delle strisce quotidiane dei giornali e pubblicazioni online statunitensi.
Per chi non può fare a meno della dose giornaliera di Doonesbury... (more)

How a Photo becomes a WSJ hedcut

The Wall Street Journal runs dot drawings of personalities, rather than photos. Photos are used as references to create these illustrations. ‘Hedcuts’, as they are called are dot drawings composed of tiny ink dots and lines illustrated by artists using pen and ink, not computers. Don't miss the example here.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Win The lens of Your Choice

Our latest contest provides you with the opportunity to win any lens of your choice, from any manufacturer. Here.

Iron Sky

In 1945 the Nazis went to the Moon. In 2018, they are coming back.
A two-and-a-half minute teaser for the dark science fiction comedy Iron Sky was released today at

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Alvy Ray Smith Web Site

The Art of Pixar’s Short Films

Tons of Pixar-related info. Here. In The Art of Pixar Short Films, animation expert and short film devotee Amid Amidi shines a spotlight on these and many more memorable vignettes from the Pixar archive. Essays and interviews illuminate more than 250 full-colour pastels, pencil sketches, storyboards and final rendered frames that were the foundation of Pixar’s creative process.Here.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Techniques for designing with type characters

Typography and typefaces, without a doubt, are two of the most fascinating aspects of visual design. Great designers can execute great designs with typefaces and nothing else, if required, and certainly if preferred. (more...)

Platinum Games

Ambitious and cool website. Here.

Infinite Line

Infinite Line, a role playing game exclusively for the Nintendo DS portable handheld system, takes place in outer space and gives players the ability to control, build, outfit and customize more than 150 spaceships. Infinite Line stretches the DS hardware to the limit, offering over 200 characters and the ability to control multiple spaceships at any one time.

The Best Pizza in Rome

Pizza may have been invented somewhere else, but in Rome it's hard to walk a block without encountering it in one form or another. You'll see it in bakeries, usually made without cheese—either pizza bianca (just olive oil and salt) or pizza rossa (with tomato sauce). Many small shops specialize in pizza al taglio (by the slice), priced by the etto (100 grams, about 1/4 pound), according to the kind of topping. These places are great for a snack on the go any time of day. (More...)

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Friday, May 9, 2008

Too much success

Silicon Valley Beard-off!

It takes more than leading-edge technology and a Stanford MBA to make it big in high tech. Apparently it takes whiskers.
There's only one beard missing here: mine.

Featured download - immediate success

Mighty Marvel Wallpapers widget. The free source for Marvel super-hero and super-villain wallpapers! Each click will randomly pick an image from Marvel comics, toys, movies, and video games to help you bring a little bit of excitement to your computer’s desktop.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Nice touch.

From Kongregate. Here.