Little Friends Photos has managed to capture dogs looking as mean and frightening as sharks. Some of these are seriously scary. Maybe sharks wouldn’t be as scary if they were on land? Happy to see these pooches are attacking nothing more than a fetch ball.
OK Go teamed up with Sesame Street to create a stop-motion video about colors. This song is so catchy! It’s been in my head for the whole weekend! Also, I am loving OK Go’s creativity lately. Also check out their new music video for Needing/Getting where they did some stunt driving while still playing instruments.
Adam Ladd is an identity designer who decided to ask his 5-year-old about different logos. She recognizes some and others she deduces the meaning of based on what she sees. Very clever. I will have to try this with some kids I know!
Coincidentally, I found a very relevant post on Pintrest today. This week I will be starting the 3rd of my Graphic Design Certificate courses, this one being typography.
I have always kind of been obsessed with Legos. I have plans to create a stop motion animation video with them someday and once tried to draw one, but I didn’t get very far with that. I recently came across a cool art project with Legos that involved a lot less effort/knowledge than the aforementioned tasks. This involves lego pieces and ink, basically using the Lego pieces as stamps! There were some very cool patterns created and I can’t wait to get some ink and start playing around with what you can create!
Perhaps even the stop motion and stamping techniques can be combined?
A beautiful depiction of the location/speed of MBTA buses from last Friday. Bostonography used the NextBus data to create this map of the bus routes. The colors indicate the speed the bus is traveling: blue = >25 MPH, yellow = 10-25 MPH and red = <10 MPH. The lack of blue frightens me! I will continue to be glad that I neither have to drive nor take a bus in downtown Boston very often.
(click image to see full map)
For the most part buses on this day had average speeds predictably somewhere below the normal city street speed limit, with the very slow spots being around major intersections and hubs like Ruggles or Harvard Square. There are also some generally slow areas besides those, such as most of downtown. As you can see, most of the MBTA system would be toast if faced with the classic Speed scenario. The “fast” (and remember this category goes all the way down to 25 mph) lines are mostly confined to the rush hour expressway routes and some suburban roads. I expected to see more red than there is, though. I don’t often ride the bus, but the experiences burned in my mind are things like watching pedestrians cross the Mass Ave bridge more quickly than my #1. - Andy Woodruff
It would be interesting to include more data and create an interactive model to show patterns over days/weeks for certain times or events. (I’m sure a Red Sox game would create a lot more red in the Fenway area!) This really makes me want to take some cartography classes!
Last week the world’s population reached 7 billion people. NPR had an interesting approach to illustrate how our population has grown so large using water dripping into and coming out of a hole on the bottom of a glass.
via Sarah Brown
With my healthy obsession with office supplies, I always love seeing new twists to a classic item. These two twists on a Post-It are interesting. I would love to use the Block Notes to create a to-do list and I could see myself wearing the Post-It note watch grocery shopping.