Posted on September 25th, 2009 at 11:09 in Random Creativity.
What do you get when you cross a fashion afficionado with an Illustrator with a dash of 80′s cartoon nerd thrown in for good measure? Well, that would be Hipster He-Man, of course. The clothes all actually exist, and are noted below each image. Pretty good free advertising for those mentioned if you ask me.
Posted on July 9th, 2009 at 13:07 in Technology.
IE6ify is a clever little tongue-in-cheek jab at Internet Explorer 6 from an Australian based dutch web developer named ElbertF.
Add the link as a bookmark, and then on any web page start clicking it to “simulate” how the site would look in Internet Explorer 6.
Of course, it’s not an actual representation of how things would look, but its a clever idea and illustrates that you should definitely upgrade to the greatly improved Internet Explorer 8 or any of the other modern browsers such as Safari 4 or Firefox 3.5 if you are currently still using IE6.
Posted on March 11th, 2009 at 09:03 in Random Creativity.
Justin Reed creates strange illustrations based on movies, music and popular culture in and almost caricature type way, without going to close to the cheesy street art peddler you’ll find down on main street on a saturday morning.
Posted on September 23rd, 2008 at 16:09 in Random Creativity.
A fantastisk interview with Yuko Shimizu. my favorite illustrator.
Posted on August 26th, 2008 at 12:08 in Random Creativity.
Finally I found the Hansens poster’s illustrator. Yes, I really like it.
Posted on August 6th, 2008 at 11:08 in Random Creativity.
Morisawa Font Park allows you to use elements of type to create interesting and creative illustrations. Check out the gallery of saved entries, or create your own.
Posted on May 13th, 2008 at 09:05 in Random Creativity.
This post showcases over 70 examples of sexy, bold and experimental typography. Some examples are typographic posters, some are typographic illustrations and some are just sketches with type. In any case, you will hopefully find some inspiration for your future works.
Source: Smashing Magazine
Posted on April 9th, 2008 at 12:04 in Technology.
Google have recently released a new API for working with different languages.
The 2 main functions are Language Detection and Translation.
With Language detection, a string of text is fed into the API, and the result is the language that the text is written. It even sends back a percentage value illustrating how accurate the results are. This is a nice feature, knowing that the same words can and do exist in multiple languages.
The translation feature simply takes a string in one of the supported languages and converts in to another language of your choosing.
The applications of this API could be quite intruiging. Educational, recreational and instructional uses come immediately to mind, so it will be interesting to see what people do with it. Maybe some language schools could have some fun with it in their advertising campaigns? It’s easy to imagine a banner ad or microsite challenging potential students to test their level of knowledge of a particular language as a way of recruiting new schools. Perhaps even a as an automated tool to determine what class level a given student should be put in.
Sadly, Danish is not currently one of the supported languages, while Swedish, Norwegian and Finnish are missing also, meaning those of us working on localized versions of sites in Scandinavia are out of luck for now. Hopefully as the usage and development of the tools increase, so will the list of supported languages and thus possibilities.
Source: Google Ajax Search API Blog