If you're interested in making pixel art for games, websites, or just for fun, but don't know how to get started, this video has useful tips. The key takeaway: when designing characters use a 16×16 grid and frequently zoom out to see what it will actually look like. That last tip reminds me of something a designer who designed business cards told me about his process. He never zoomed in on a detail. He kept the card at 100% magnification in Adobe Illustrator at all times. That makes sense.
Dutch master artist Vincent van Gogh's psychological struggles are well documented, from cutting off his own ear to his eventual suicide in 1890. Some historians and psychiatrists have suggested that van Gogh may have been schizophrenic or even exhibited symptoms of gas poisoning from carbon monoxide emitted by the lamps in the room where he… READ THE REST
At the La Casa tunnel in Tijuana, Stefan Brüggerman set up his red, white, and blue TRUTH/LIE neon installation. Via Dezeen, the Mexican artist said: These powerful words, LIE and TRUTH have eroded into a meaningless word – or shifted polarities – now perhaps the lie is the truth and the truth is the lie.… READ THE REST
The Labyrinth is a new narrative art book by Simon Stålenhag (previously at BB), the creator of Tales from the Loop. If his earlier work posed technology as an unsettling and alien presence in realistic settings, this new project takes a turn for outright menace. Somber, ashen and intimidating, this new place of his is… READ THE REST
If you've got a central heating and cooling system in your home, it takes little effort to slap on a new smart thermostat and earn an exciting new level of control over your environment. However, if your home's cooling needs are handled by portable or window-mounted air conditioning units, you're often stuck with manually pushing… READ THE REST
When you sit down to try something called Unicorn Jerky, you already know you're straying a bit off the beaten path. However, you can also go in knowing you're in good hands. Since the world is still looking for a steady supply of unicorns, this confection isn't a meat-based jerky product at all. In fact,… READ THE REST
If you need something, it's always good to shop around to find the best price. That's a tenet of shopping that covers buying a new car, a new towel, eggs…virtually anything. And it's no different if you're in the market for cloud storage space. A quick look at some of the biggest, most well-known cloud… READ THE REST