Jul. 25th, 2014

Hey Friday Fans.

It’s the last Friday in July 2014. 🙁 (Cry)

Good thing the Friday Links are here though…

» 36 Realistically Colorized Historical Photos Make the Past Seem Incredibly Real

(Ignoring the fact that the past actually was real for a moment…)
These are pretty fantastic!
Also: one that was sent to me moments ago (thanks Marcy) can be seenhere.

» Exobiotanica: Botanical Space Flight

“Plants on the earth rooted in the soil, under the command of gravity.”
This art project by Azuma Makoto sent a variety of plant life 100,000 ft into orbit around the earth, and photographed them.

» Erik Johansson: Photo Work

The man is a very gifted artist.

» Cubefield

A great, GREAT dodge-’em game. Quite addictive. I like.

Bonus Link!

» USSR’s Weirdest Concept Vehicles

I’ll take the “Pobeda Sport” please…

Happy Friday everybody!!


Jul. 18th, 2014

Phew Friday!

I mean… Friday! Right?

Let’s go…

» NYC Taxis: A Day in the Life

“This visualization displays the data for one random NYC yellow taxi on a single day in 2013. See where it operated, how much money it made, and how busy it was over 24 hours.”
This is fascinating to me. Really well done.

» GeaCron: World History Atlas & Timelines since 3000 BC

“Have you ever tried to identify the historical facts which were simultaneously happening, in any part of the globe, during a certain period of time? If you try, you will see the enormous difficulty it conveys.”
This is an amazing undertaking. The first changes you see within the map cover the reign of Alexander the Great, and from there it continues forward – throughout global history – until the present day.
This could easily eat up many hours for history buffs.

» Rocklopedia Fakebandica

(a.k.a.: FakeBands.com)
I love that a bunch of the fake Coachella band names created by Jimmy Kimmel Live are represented here. (2012 – 2014)

» Yellow Dreamer

A flash game very much inspired by Nintendo platformers of yore, but definitely an original idea all its own. Well done. (And challenging.)

Bonus Link!

» Baby Food Zazzle

“Real zazzle baby apparel for adults”

Have a great weekend everybody. Hopefully it is nice and warm where you are.


Jul. 11th, 2014

Hello again Friday Folks.

Are you ready? I’m ready!!

» The Dissolve: The 50 Greatest Summer Blockbusters

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I don’t usually post lists, but The Dissolve clearly loves writing about this, making it more memorable than usual.

» Royal Caribbean: Google Street View of a Cruise Ship

Wander around the massive “Allure of the Seas” using your computer.
Kind of cool.
Sent along by Tia T.

» McSweeney’s: Client Feedback On The Creation Of The Earth

A sample: “Please cut all the ‘be fruitful and multiply’ stuff. We’re a family brand and this doesn’t fit with our voice (slide thirty-four).”

» The Sun And Moon

A great, very simple little flash game. Beautifully rendered.

Bonus Link!

» Super Pixel Quest

A delightful web comic created by Emmanuel Espinasse.

Happy Friday!

See you in a week.


Jul. 4th, 2014

Ohhh saaaay caaaan yoouuu seeeee?

The Friday Links are here!! (waves a flag)

Here we go…

» Medium: How a Password Changed my Life

Medium poster Mauricio Estrella decided to turn his regular password update requirements into a daily life-changing mantra. I like this story a lot.

» Idea: Pre-pixelated clothes for Reality TV shows

“I don’t watch much Reality TV, but I’ve seen enough of it to notice an on-going phenomenon: Someone wears a garment with a trademarked logo or artwork on it, and the producers have to pixelate it beyond recognition in post-production.”
I’ll take one in a Large.
Hilarious idea.

» The Art of the Title: Halt and Catch Fire

How the intro title sequence was storyboarded for the awesome (my opinion) AMC show Halt and Catch Fire.

» The Mind

A very cute little platformer game. Fantastic.
Sent in by Haylez B.

Bonus Link!

» fivethirtyeight: Lionel Messi Is Impossible

A very in-depth analysis into why Lionel Messi is actually measurably the best football player in the world. (Since it’s still World Cup and all…)

Happy Friday, and for my American friends: Happy Independence Day (long weekend.)

See you all next week.