June 29th, 2018

Happy Friday!

And where I live, it’s a long weekend. Hooray!

And now it’s time for some links.

Calligraphr

Calligraphr

“Transform your handwriting or calligraphy into a font!”

Pretty great. There have been other variants on this functionality previously, but nowhere near as well-designed.

Skyscraper (the Bruges Whale)

Skyscraper (the Bruges Whale)

“DESCRIPTION: 5 tons of plastic waste pulled out of the Pacific Ocean, turned into a 4 story tall whale for the 2018 Bruges Triennial – a reminder of the 150,000,000 tons of plastic waste still swimming in our waters”

This is quite the creation! Beautiful, daunting, depressing.

kiszkiloszki

kiszkiloszki

“Hello! I create short animations about my true love to the mankind. My name is Kajetan Obarski and I’m a deadly serious person.”

These are reminiscent of Monty Python. Quite well done. Funny!

Unstable

Unstable

A very much 8-bit inspired platformer. Someone should make this into a cartridge for Atari 2600! 😉

I liked it. It’s fast!

Bonus Link!

Click For Corgi

Click For Corgi

Click button. Get picture of Corgi. Repeat!

Especially these days: Why the hell not? You bet: click for friggin’ Corgi!

A single-use website. Sent in by Stella H.

Have a lovely Friday and a wonderful (long?) weeekend.

See you next time.

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June 22nd, 2018

Welcome to Friday, everybody. To your right you’ll see we now have Summer in our showroom…

Let’s begin…

Megan Alessio

Megan Alessio

Among the many clever things Ms. Alessio creates are really life-like depictions of customers’ dogs.

She has a knack for making them appear quite real. They look awesome.

Etsy available here

h/t BoredPanda.

Couchmates

Couchmates

“Turn your roommates into on-demand couriers so you don’t have to leave your couch.”

Is this the zenith of the gig economy? 🙂

Site created by Burrow, a couch manufacturing company.

I like it!

AdWeek: These Shameless Cocaine Ads Prove the ’70s Were a Hell of a Time to Be Alive

AdWeek: These Shameless Cocaine Ads Prove the ’70s Were a Hell of a Time to Be Alive

Some 100% crrrrrazy print ads for genuine cocaine-use-related products.

Kinetikz

Kinetikz

A simple (?) game where you shoot “discs” at a “puck” to get it into a target.

Not the best looking game, but it is challenging.

Sent in by Carla S.

Bonus Link!

Inside the facility where Kodak brings film back to life

Inside the facility where Kodak brings film back to life

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Nutshell: Kodak will again start producing Ektachrome slide film (!) later in 2018.

I for one am very excited.

Have a great, great weekend, Friday peoples.

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June 15th, 2018

Welcome to the last Friday in Autumn, 2018.

We’re halfway through the year everybody!! We made it! U! S! A!

[adjusts tie]

And now, the links…

Ancient Earth

Ancient Earth

A 3D globe of planet earth with the ability to see what its oceans and land masses looked like long, long ago (like: hundreds of millions of years ago.)

Bonus: you can look up your own address and it will approximately place it wherever that was those millions of years ago.

Pretty cool!

The Kinetic Wood Sculptor

The Kinetic Wood Sculptor

“David Roy’s kinetic wood sculptures are a symphony of movement.”

These creations are quite stunning. I love it.

They’re also (expectedly) quite expensive. Online store available here.

Awkward Family Portraits of Yesteryear

Awkward Family Portraits of Yesteryear

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Uuuugh.

Ricky BerPong

Ricky BerPong

“Game I made based on a video from Ricky Berwick. He’s going to put it up on his new website soon.

“Pretty buggy cause I made it pretty quick.”

I’m pretty sure he means this video.

This game takes a lot of your CPU but it’s a fun / weird port of the original Pong game.

And that’s that. Friday Links! Wrapped for Autumn.

See you next Friday.

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June 8th, 2018

Happy Friday.

What a week! We could probably say that every single week.

It’s links time! Let’s go!! Exclamation points!!!

Kyle Lambert: Toy Shining

Kyle Lambert: Toy Shining

“After the release of Toy Story 3, I came up with the idea of using PIXAR characters to tell other stories. My friend and Pixar director, Lee Unkrich, is a big fan of Stanley Kubrick’s movie The Shining, so I thought this would be a perfect place to start.”

His artwork is spot on. Fantastic.

Scribit

Scribit

“The world’s first write & erase robot”

It draws custom artwork on your wall.

Well… when it’s finally created. It’s currently a kickstarter that over-met its goal. We’ll see if it comes out.

I love the idea though.

Broken Chains

Broken Chains

“Seeking out the restaurant and retail chains thought long-gone”

Defunct restaurant chains, primarily from the 1960s – 1980s.

Clancy’s looked like a cool little place.

Tough Growth

Tough Growth

You are a box.

The goal is to surround a smaller box, and grow.

Repeat until you consume all the boxes. And don’t get shot.

Good luck.

These have been your Friday Links.

Now get out there and enjoy your weekend everybody!

See you next… Friday? Maybe?

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June 1st, 2018

It’s Juuuuuune-uh!

Very exciting. And also: Friday!

Let’s visit some links!

Longest Poem In The World

Longest Poem In The World

A site / algorithm that matches tweets into rhyming couplets.

The source code is publicly available too.

The process is time consuming but it definitely finds them. Bonus: it seeems to also match Japanese text to English text for its rhymes. Is that a bug or a feature?

3D Murals by Peeta

3D Murals by Peeta

Tromp-l’oeil effects galore. Really beautifully done.

His website and instagram are both worth a look.

Artist Creates Sculptures out of Babybel Wrapping Wax

Artist Creates Sculptures out of Babybel Wrapping Wax

The artist is Gianluca Maruotti.

He does much more than just cheese-wrapping art. Check out his website. Very good work.

Throw Ice Cream

Throw Ice Cream

A surprisingly graphically intensive game for such a simple premise.

And: it’s tricky. It fakes you out. Challenging…

Bonus Link!

Sphero: R2Q5

Sphero: R2Q5

A mobile-app controlled Star Wars droid.

$110 in Canada.

Awww?

And there we have it. Your Friday Links.

I can’t believe it’s already June!

Have a great weekend everybody. See you in a week.

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