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Image of the Day: 3D book cover

Chang-rae Lee’s latest novel, On Such a Full Sea is available with a traditional cover, but one might be tempted purchase the limited edition alternate version, an interesting typographic exercise made even more unique by the addition of a 3D cover slipcase. The cover, designed by Helen Yentus, was created with the assistance of...

Obscured Identity

Uh, the world just got creepier with this fascinating tech/art mashup. These videos are proofs of concept for a real-time facial tracking and masking software. The basic idea is that using this software hooked up to your typical webcam/laptop setup, you can match a still image of a face onto your own. The facetracker...

Fail? No, Win!

Hey, weekend, how you doing? Been looking forward to this one ending. This is a silly thing called Going to the Store, by David Lewandowski. There’s not much reason you’d know his name, but you’ve seen his work—he created the animated titling for last year’s Tron:Disappointme—uh, I mean Legacy. He’s currently getting into comedy...

Today's Obsession: An Amazing Mistake

Here’s a gorgeous piece of typography from Keetra Dixon, whose work I’ve been following since she and her partner, JK Keller were undergrads at Cranbrook a few years back. This is actually a collaboration between the two, but I haven’t seen it at his site. This piece is a really lovely example of simple...

Today's Obsession: JT Nimoy

JT Nimoy is a procedural artist who let loose a bit of a bomb blast over the weekend: he revealed much of his process and sketches from six months of work for Tron Legacy. I wanted to link to this yesterday, but frankly, it was impossibly to even connect to his server with all...

Today's Obsession: Me!

Today’s obsession is all about the future of the web. I’ve just finished a project (launching today) with Mozilla to show off some of the capabilities of the impending Firefox 4. Mozilla paired me with the brilliant Ilmari Heikkinen, who programmed everything you’re about to see. The technology is his, visuals are mine. Together,...

Today's Obsession: Strata

The Strata project by Quayola is a seductive jewel, commissioned and developed for the Bordeaux Art & Architecture Biennale. There are (currently) three pieces, each representing a city’s signature works—Bordeaux, Rome, and Paris. The idea is pretty simple: paintings are analyzed for color composition, then broken down into triangle pieces of color. Each triangle...

The Water of Life

There is a myth that I’ve referred to for years called the Water of Life. Here is an excerpt from Owning Your Own Shadow: Understanding the Dark Side of the Psyche by Robert A. Johnson: The water of life bubbled up in an artesian well and flowed without limit. People came to drink… it...