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projecttree 12/31/05 Description:
photography, web development tutorials, and other projects
Art on the Net 12/29/05 Description:
a virtual space where artists join together in sharing their art with others on the Internet
"Enjoy visiting artists studios and roaming the gallery rooms." Over 11 years ago, the site launched as a result of a barter between Lile, an artist, and a friend who was interested in one of her oil paintings. She got a free internet connection for a year out of the deal and soon launched art.net. Today, it houses the works of over 400 artists, presenting their works in a non-commercial setting (see the Manifesto). The design is somewhat old fashioned but the site's navigation is pretty good – more important, the content is remarkable (and vast). Here's a fun starting point...
SELFish 12/28/05 Description:
photo and video art of Giovanni Antignano (Flash)
If the site consisted of Giovanni's Nightshift series of 15 photos and nothing more, it would probably still be today's pick – though surely a matter of personal taste, I just love his night shots. There's 4 other series of his artistic photography, plus a Videogallery of visual/aural artworks in itself quite special. View Wondering Tabla and Postcard to see what I mean. Have a tasty day...;~)) [Heavy Backpack]
JeremyDower.com 12/26/05 Description:
illustration and character design
Jeremy's crazy mixed-up world includes the 2-headed salaryman figurine who would prefer you call them "graham" and erwin the baby carrot figurine who warns he's "a bad seed" – incredible characters especially when you mutate or disassemble them. There's plenty of other crazy characters to amuse you too...
Dizainer 12/18/05 Description:
digital images (Flash)
This is Chris' 6th site version since launching back in 2001, a showcase of various digital prints from a strenuous imagination. Graphic design with a unique sci-fi style and illegible fine print throughout (a private signature of sorts) – inspiring imagery...
eSeAeNe 12/17/05 Description:
illustrations, murals, and other art (Flash)
The collection of big, colorful murals painted in and around Madrid left me in awe – I'd love to see those walls close-up. And the artist's other sketches, illustrations, and paintings are just as amazing (to me anyway) – great urban style...
distributive justice 12/16/05 Description:
a project dealing with the topic of distribution of goods in a society (Flash)
"Everyone is sensitive to the question of his/her share of the common good." Through past offline art exhibitions and the website itself, today's pick has gathering and presenting data related to the distribution of goods in societies around the world. The site's design is a little outdated in terms of browsers and plug-ins, so not everything works perfectly. But the amount of information and interesting interactive games and presentations makes it well worth exploring...
screenvader 12/15/05 Description:
digital imagery, motion, and music (Flash)
If you wanna have some fun, download the variason Flash sound toy, turn the lights down low and the volume way up, and go to town with your keyboard – sort of a symphony and color light show all-in-one. Also in the media and algorythmes section is a collection of home made music you can listen to while you view the tasty art and design works in the galerie. There's more, but you'll have to explore...;~)) [Uailab]
Nature and Travel Photography by Rick Walker 12/11/05 Description:
a love of the outdoors and traveling
Rick and his family love to travel. Their last trip was to Alaska back in August. It was Morocco and Spain in April and southern Florida in January. Those destinations represent just 3 of 19 photo galleries. Living in Colorado, Rick certainly has an eye for beautiful landscapes and wildlife – if you appreciate the great outdoors, you're gonna love his collection...
The Watchmaker Project 12/9/05 Description:
personal journal and project playground of web designer Matthew Pennell
There's an interesting post about how "internet know-it-all and web designer" Matthew came up with the site's name – makes me think of something an old boss used to mutter to himself – who pushed me in? Among the projects in Matthew's playground is a novel in progress (a "teen-sleuth adventure"), which though proceeding at "a snail's pace," also includes a nifty list of resources for writers. Another project in the works is an odd design portfolio – he plans to build some great websites for "pretend clients" since that full-time design job kinda prevents him from building a real portfolio – this could get interesting. There's also a section of design-related resources and the journal, where Matthew gets to "rant and rave" a bit, as well as post on topics related to design and standards. And what I really like about today's pick – I think it's a great design, even if the footer sucks...;~)) [Escape Crate]