February 23rd, 2018

Welcome back to Friday.

We are only 26 days away from Spring everybody! Hang in there.

And here we go…

Negative Collection

Negative Collection

“The Negative Collection is a unique site that has scoured flea markets and auction houses for forgotten negatives and Kodachrome slides and then makes high quality, limited edition prints from them.”

What an interesting, random idea.

Found Polaroids

Found Polaroids

“We invite you to write a short story, or a number of stories (250-350 words each) based on one of the images found on the home page.”

A bit of an odd concept, but people are participating, and the writing is overall pretty great.

Sent in by Taylor M.

Deepsky

Deepsky

Deepsky is a photographer from Tokyo.

And that’s just about all I know.

Some great, great work on this Instagram feed.

Endless Archery

Endless Archery

A pretty straightforward 8-bit archery game.

It’s slightly more challenging than you might think. I like it!

Bonus Link!

Paris made out of Lego

Paris made out of Lego

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Think of the hours that this took to create… wow.

This concludes your Friday links for February 23rd.

Have a lovely weekend.

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February 16th, 2018

Happy Friday! And welcome to your Friday Links.

Maria Kreyn: A millennial with an Old Master’s hand

Maria Kreyn: A millennial with an Old Master's hand

This twenty-something Russian artist creates artworks that look like they’re from the Renaissance.

They’re quite something. Really beautiful.

h/t SwissMiss

Vox: Figure Skating Jumps Explained

Vox: Figure Skating Jumps Explained

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I found this interesting!

Sent in by a few subscribers. Thank you!

Candy Heart messages written by a neural network

Candy Heart messages written by a neural network

As with most current “not enough data / not enough training” neural nets, this one is occasionally hilarious.

“LOVE 2000 HOGSYEA”!!
“CHERT FACE”!

I’d eat ’em.

Sent in by Ashy T.

Number 7

Number 7

If you’ve played 1024 before, this is sort of like that. You need to match numbers, and the highest number is 7.

This is a crazy addictive game. And yes: mobile versions are available.

Bonus Link!

James Nolan Gandy: Mechanical Drawing Machine

James Nolan Gandy: Mechanical Drawing Machine

Mr. Gandy creates mesmerizing generative artwork using a pair of complex mechanical drawing machines. The results are pretty amazing. The gallery is worth a look, as is his Instagram.

There we go! Friday: linked!

Happy Friday and have a lovely (long?) weekend.

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February 9th, 2018

Happy Friday!

Great to see you all again.

Let’s get to it!

Igor Lipchansky

Igor Lipchansky

On his instagram page, Mr. Lipchansky recreates what’s going on just outside of the frame of several well known album covers.

Hilarious! Also cleverly executed.

Tom Ryaboi: Rooftopping Toronto

Tom Ryaboi: Rooftopping Toronto

Caution: not recommended if you have a fear of heights.

Some breathtaking photography of my city from way, way up.

Beautiful.

Christopher David White – HUMAN:NATURE

Christopher David White - HUMAN:NATURE

“American artist manages to give his creations the organic aspect of wood, creating surrealist works of fascinating beauty”

And he does so by creating them out of ceramic.

Not simple. At all. Really beautiful work here.

Monster Breeder

Monster Breeder

An odd little online game. Created by polymath Nick Cicierega.

Entertaining!

Bonus Link!

A Miniature Video Store Offers a Tiny Slice of ’90s Life

A Miniature Video Store Offers a Tiny Slice of ’90s Life

As someone who worked in an indie video store, I would also add “a tiny slice of mid-80’s life too.”

This is delightful.

Created by Andrew Glazebrook, who works in makeup effects, props and miniatures for the film industry.

And finally: This discussion of setting up the Super Bowl half-time show is a little mind-blowing.

That’s that! Have a great Friday everybody, and stay warm.

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February 2nd, 2018

Happy Friday!

Happy February!

Happy link discovery time!

Heeeere we go…

Calvin Nicholls Paper Sculpture

Calvin Nicholls Paper Sculpture

This artist from Lindsay, Ontario (Canada) creates some incredible 3-dimensional sculptures of wildlife using paper and a boatload of patience.

These are just beautiful.

A Spacecraft For All

A Spacecraft For All

“In 2014 Dennis Wingo and Keith Cowing formed the ISEE-3 Reboot Project, a crodfunded effort to attempt to get in contact and gain control of the decommissioned spacecraft for the benefit of citizen science.”

I remember hearing about this then. They did it! So this site shows you live data and a bunch of cleverly animated scenarios to show the spacecraft, its current stats, and what it’s doing at the moment.

Mind blowing.

Larry’s Quest

Larry's Quest

For some reason someone (?) made this web thing featuring Leisure Suit Larry (90’s era game character.) For the first bit, you control him. Then… others appear.

It’s a little weird.

Sent in by Tyler C.

BitCopter

BitCopter

Sort of like a take on flappy bird, only you’re “Flying” a bitcoin. Avoid (for some reason) potatoes. It’s just like real cryptocurrency! (not)

Bonus Link!

Ipnot: Embroidered food

Ipnot: Embroidered food

Some pretty incredible, super tiny creations made entirely of thread.

h/t SoBadSoGood

That’s all I have this week. I hope your Friday is awesome.

Only 47 days until Spring, everybody!

Happy Friday.

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