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Streetart 9/30/03 Description:
a collaborative weblog for photos of DIY posters, guerilla stickers, home-made stencils, etc.
Today's pick is an absolute gem – the main page is an ongoing collage of photos of real streetart submitted by users, currently including pics from Stuttgart, Leipzig, Barcelona, Frankfurt, Ottawa, and Hamburg, just to name a few. There's over 30 shots on the main page leading to individual pages where viewers can comment and discover some interesting links. Plenty more posters, stickers, graffiti, and stencils in the archives – I love this stuff!
longedesign.com 9/29/03 Description:
design, illustration and motion graphic (Flash and Quicktime)
Does the image of a heart always convey the same emotion or state of mind? I think not and one of the pieces you'll find at today's pick seems to back me up on that. A little heart-shaped character named "Mr. M'Ama" is sometimes "Mr. Non M'Ama" and the difference is clearly illustrated. He also shows up as a monster. That basic heart shape can be the basis of a number of variations and the way Heric has put that little piece together is unique. You can also download wallpapers, stickers, and screensavers based on the cute little heart-shaped guy. Other interesting attractions include "Longe TV" and "Not Warranted." The site is fun and navigates in sequence. I have a feeling it's a work in progress and the "empty spaces" will eventually be filled with even more colorful diversions. I'm glad Heric let me know about the site – it's a good start to the week...
saponia.com 9/23/03 Description:
showcase of illustrations, motion graphics, and designs done from 1998 to the present
One of Sapone's more recent works is a piece of concept art featuring an eye doctor, Dr. Strogonoff, along with a Quicktime movie of the good doctor dancing, perhaps in celebration of the rabbit wearing his glasses. There's a whole section of motion shorts, some done solely by Sapone, and some in collaboration with another artist. When you add all the original content in "motion" to everything in the section of illustrations, there's literally hundreds of works on display (don't miss the "sketches"). There's also a section of industrial designs plus another section full of interesting, abstract photos. If you're an illustrator, you'll find some real inspiration here. Sapone warned me that the site is not quite finished, but do enjoy the unique visuals...
londondreamers 9/17/03 Description:
photographs of the homeless in london (Flash)
Today's pick is a collection of photos taken on the streets of London. People dreaming. People who live on the streets. It's a thought-provoking look at reality, to me anyway, and I like the interface. An interesting photoessay...
ctrlaltdel.org 9/5/03 Description:
net.art.project in progress since 1996
Peter Luining's art is currently being featured in offline exhibitions from Mexico to Austria, though it's definitely what one would call net.art. He first encountered the Internet in 1995 and saw its potential for achieving interactivity – that was a beginning, it seems, for Peter's ongoing research into interactive sounds and images via webpages. The site contains many of his works and links to projects he's been involved with. If you're into conceptual art and experimental Flash and Shockwave projects, you'll probably like this one. I downloaded Peter's "ZNC sound & color browser" this morning – an engine that reads and transforms HTML into sound and color – I found it absolutely fascinating... [emptydrome]
35togo 9/2/03 Description:
daily sights and sounds from Taiwan and other parts of Asia
Clark MacLeod says something interesting about his site. "It's still a child but is growing and will someday be all that I planned it to be." I'm wondering if sound files are a part of his plan that's he's not yet implemented, but wants to in the long run. "This is all about being a witness to interesting visual and auditory events." Intriguing potential in my mind, but for now, the visuals are quite enough, thank you. Clark lives in Taiwan and likes "to look around corners" in his travels and carries a Canon digital and a Lomo. The results are interesting and engaging, especially if you've never been to that part of the world...
mytinygarden.com 9/1/03 Description:
macro photography of insects (Flash)
Jay's been giving his small garden some "urgent attention" with camera in hand. His site, which is literally full of bugs, features great macro photography. Not only that, but Jay's use of Flash to present his collection of shots is done quite well. Interesting information accompanies the photos and overall, this is one of the more engaging sites I've encountered in a while. Fly, walk, or crawl to get there, but do check it out!