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When Driving Becomes Writing / The IQ Font

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IQ font – When driving becomes writing / Full making of from wireless on Vimeo.

A couple of talented font designers get together with a pin sharp stunt driver to produce a new font using Toyota’s IQ.

Custom software, designed by interactive artist Zach Lieberman, tracked the IQ from above to produce the final font.

Typographers: Pierre & Damien –  plmd.me
Font Driver: Stef van Campenhoudt
Interactive Artist: Zachary Lieberman – openframeworks.cc

FlickR Photographs

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July 18, 2009 at 10:04 am

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Paving the way in Afganistan

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Like many, I watched with emotion, the news broadcasts of the recent eight fallen soldiers being taken through Wootton Bassett on their last homeward journey. I sense a change of mood about this war, I sense the people are sitting up and taking notice.

I don’t normally get political with my posts, but this poignant cartoon from The Times’ Gerald Scarfe says more to me than all the political and news commentary put together.

Sourced from The Times’ Cartoon section

Gerald Scarfe’s Website

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July 16, 2009 at 9:09 am

Driftwood Horses by Heather Jansch

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Heather Jansch’s driftwood horse sculptures are stunning. As someone who loves naturally aged and weathered wood, this type of scupture appeals to me greatly. Driftwood has a beautiful feel to it. Anyone who has done a spot of beachcombing will know that it is very appealing to the eye and touch. Sun bleached and pounded smooth by the ocean, driftwood on it’s own is a work of (natures) art.

Jansch breathes more life into this extraordinary wood with her lifesized equestrian sculptures. Any artist will tell you that horses are notoriously difficult to capture in any medium, so my respect for the creativity and work that goes into these pieces has depth beyond a well painted canvas.

The artists background has some appeal too. Heather Jansch wasn’t a product of the usual high and mighty art colleges. She was asked to leave Goldsmith’s College due to her indifference to soulless modern art that was en vogue at her time of study. She went her own way and took on board teachings from the well respected artist and teacher Arthur Giadelli, whom she greatly admired. After some time making a living from painting equestrian commissions, Jansch found herself admiring some driftwood and a spark of creation crackled. She had found what she was looking for.

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driftwoodbear‘Natural’ Bear

As shown above, Jansch’s talent has successfully taken a sideways step into other natural materials and animals. I presume the bear is constructed from woodland material, which works a treat. What adds that extra touch of wonderment is that the materials used are relevant to the piece. I’m half tempted to have a go myself of creating a ‘shaggy’ version of my dog, as his resemblence to a shaggy bear cub is uncanny.

For more information, visit Heather Jansch’s Website

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May 16, 2009 at 10:47 am

Quiet Motorway

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I took this shot whilst on a long trek with the dog. I did have a fiddle with it in Photoshop as the original was shot with my awful camera phone. It was extensively grey and washed out.

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May 12, 2009 at 3:44 pm

Time Lapse Perfection

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Bathtub IV from Keith Loutit on Vimeo

This time lapse video by Keith Loutit is absolutely stunning. Instead of waffling on about the awesomeness of it… just watch the film.

This film is 100% ‘real’, but there are some new techniques for me here, such as using time lapse to create the illusion of forward movement for the helicopter ocean scenes.

Keith Loutit

Keith Loutit’s Vimeo Site

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April 7, 2009 at 11:12 am

350z

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Whilst in San Diego, the hire car was upgraded for free to a Nissan 350z. I’ve driven a few sports cars, so was excited to give the Z a go. Unfortunately, it came without Sat Nav. This reined in any fun I could really have, as it was the first time I’d ever driven in the US. I spent all my time concentrating on where I was going, instead of opening up the glorious V6. Yes, the ‘box was an auto, but the engine had a lovely howl to it.

I took this shot in the hotel car park, it came out much better than I thought. You can really appreciate the lines of the car. I know it’s not to everyones taste, but I thought it was a nice bit of kit.

I was quite surprised as to how snug it was inside. I expected it to be more of a roomy cruiser. I’m not saying it’s a bad thing, in fact it’s something I quite like.

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April 4, 2009 at 11:27 am

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Tjeerd Derkink | Royale T

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Melon Scenery by Tjeerd Derkink

Tjeerd Derkink is a photographer and designer. His work mainly revolves around skateboarding. He runs Royale T, which is his online presence for his design and photography.

The above photo is one of his older pics, but I love the composition. His work is pretty special, check out his FlickR page for more cracking shots.

This is an oldie. To create contrast, I decided to cast out every piece of skatepark. I also wanted to hide the identity of the skater. So no face, no park. Just an urban figure in nature.
– Tjeerd Derkink

Further info…

Royale T Website
Royale T Photo Blog
FlickR Photostream

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February 16, 2009 at 10:38 am