Monday, May 26, 2008

biggest drawing in the world

how do you make the biggest drawing in the world?



this guy used DHL to fly a GPS device along a path that traced an image around the globe.

some may question the loops and squiggles (would transport planes fly like that?), but it's one hell of a grand idea.

via laughing squid

Saturday, May 24, 2008

this brings back memories

college/high school reunion season is upon us, and this post from the totally excellent advertising is good for you triggered a reverie of lazy undergrad afternoons.

in college, this guy was me:




only instead of a cubicle it was a student's club room, and instead of a jacket i wore a t-shirt with holes, and instead of a really low chair i slept on the floor.

i could do the same thing now but it's just isn't the same at home.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

class reunion this week--and i do mean class


check out these guys on the left. they're some of the sponsors for my ten-year college reunion this weekend.

and that about sums up my interest in said event.

yeesh. i didn't think some of these brands sponsored anything at all around these parts, much less a bunch of thirtysomethings playing drunken "bring me".

i feel a deep urge to whine and bitch, about what i am not sure.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

more desk madness

just wanted to try if animated GIFs work on blogspot. theme-wise, this one's an evolutionary offshoot of the wallpapers i posted a while back. it's tiny because it was meant to be a forum avatar; i haven't bothered to try and locate the original.

hope this works.

EDIT: it doesn't work.

right-click here and select "save as..."

Saturday, May 17, 2008

igoogle theme!


if you use igoogle, maybe you'd like to try the naruto-themed igoogle theme , the headers of which i designed for subscribemanga.com. the picture changes automagically every hour!

the layout gets a little screwy sometimes though(the google search bar occasionally covers a face or something). ah well. :)

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

what does this look like to you?


detail from a satirical map of the world, published in japan around 1911. it's supposed to depict the philippines but i can't make out exactly what it is.

anyone read kanji?

here's the whole map:


russia'a a big lazy bear, china's a pig, and so on... but what is the philippines?

it's driving me crazy.



via bibliodyssey

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

beaten by a brazen plagiarist! aaarg!

i'm sure this happens a lot in online design contests, but it sure sucks to have it happen to me.

so the contest is here. it's for a graphic to be used for wedding materials.

my entry:



and here's the last-minute winning entry, submitted about a week after mine. notice the tree:




side-by-side:


i contacted the copycat (aka eventual winner) and called her out on her plagiarism. at first she said we must have used the same reference material but i drew my tree from scratch!

she never replied after i told her that.

i also asked the contest holder to have the winner redraw her damned tree.

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