8 -Bit Video Game Tribute to Kill Bill
88 Madness, an 8-bit online web browser game created by Juan David Gómez of flavourmachine, allows you to fight your way through memorable scenes found in the two-part Quentin Tarintino directed film Kill Bill. Juan built the game as a tribute to Kill Bill and used the Processing.js html5 open programming language to bring it all to life.
submitted via Laughing Squid Tips
Angelina Jolie’s Self-portraits with a Hasselblad
Angelina Jolie is an Oscar-winning actress who has become popular by taking on the title role in the “Lara Croft” series of blockbuster movies. Off-screen, Jolie has become prominently involved in international charity projects, especially those involving refugees. She often appears on many “most beautiful women” lists, and she has a personal life that is avidly covered by the tabloid press.
Here are interesting photos of Angelina Jolie with a Hasselblad from her photoshoot taken by Alexei Hay for the Marie Claire magazine in January 2012.
Bonus: Angelina Jolie with a large format bellows camera
The Next Day, David Bowie’s first album in ten years
At the revamped website for David Bowie, it was announced today that he is releasing “The Next Day,” his first album in ten years (pre-order). The first single from the new album, “Where Are We Now?,” is available now and the song’s videocan be seen at Bowie’s site.
photo by Diego Uchitel
Famous Photographs turned into arm’s Length self-portraits
Self-portraits snapped with an outstretched arm can be seen everywhere these days, from profile pictures on Facebook to filtered shots on Instagram. Among iconic historical photos? Not so much.
However, Cape Town, South Africa-based newspaper Cape Times has launched a brilliant new advertising campaign that imagines what those photos were look like if they had been captured with arm’s-length “selfies”.
Created by advertising agency Lowe Cape Town, the ads show four famous photos Photoshopped to look like they were captured with a hand-held camera by one of the subjects.
The photograph above is a remaining of the 1945 image V-J Day in Times Square.
A portrait of Winston Churchill resting on a bench by LIFE magazine photographer Hans Wild:
A photograph of South African social rights activist Desmond Tutu:
A picture of Prince William and Kate sharing a kiss on a balcony on their wedding day:
The images are a pretty neat way of making the point, “You can’t get any closer to the news.”
Behind the scenes on set of Pulp Fiction
Many of us are Tarantino fans and Pulp Fiction is one his best works. Check out these behind the scene photos from Pulp Fiction where you can see Bruce Willis, Quetin Tarantino, Uma Thurman and John Travolta.
Wrestling Legends Minimalist Series
The Wrestling Legends Minimalist Series was first launched by Bernie ‘BAM’ Gross. After much demand, the NY artist and designer has expanded the concept from mini posters to a full array of goods to choose from. Not only are there larger 18×24″ screenprints that serve as limited edition versions of his original prints, but tshirts and accessories are now available as well. All items are now available at the BAMitsBernie Etsy Shop.
Digital Illustrations by Sam Spratt
Sam Spratt is a New York-based artist who was the first-ever staffed illustrator for Gawker Media.
Kalgoorlie, Australia native Kiana Jones (aka “Freakmo“) created an amazingly detailed Zombie Audrey Hepburn (an actress who was both a film and fashion icon) Halloween costume that she posted on reddit and also won best costume at a macabre ball. Inspiration for her costume came from the Threadless shirt design titled Zombie at Tiffany’s by artistMarion Cromb. You can view Kiana’s time-lapse ripped mouth zombie application videos below and see more make-up tutorial and outtake photos on Imgur.
images via Kiana Jones on Imgur
Breaking Bit, An 8-bit Pixel Art Series of Breaking Bad Characters
Rosario, Argentina graphic designer and illustrator Pablo Cialoni (aka “Pahito“) has created a great series of illustrations titled Breaking Bit that depicts 8-bit pixel art versions of characters from the critically-acclaimed AMCtelevision series Breaking Bad. For a full list of characters and their names, Pablo each labeled on Behance. Prints, iPhone cases / skins, tote bags and apparel are available to purchase on Society6.
The American drama series Mad Men is a multi award-winning story, easy-on-the eye lead character Don Draper and fantastic fashion. But that’s not the point of this post.
The interiors are amaizingly created and dressed; and although the show is set in 1960s New York, these sets provide us tones of good taste inspiration for interiors today. So, make yourself a martini, put your cigarette on, get comfortable to enjoy the Mad Men interiors that we love:
Don and Betty Draper’s kitchen. Ok, the dark cabinetry and the patterned wallpaper might be bringing it for a kitchen design today but the iconic rotary telephone now available in a rainbow of colours, the chrome toaster and cafe style curtains are all retro touches still favoured today. The peninsula counter was very popular at this time and is still a favourite in American kitchens.
The Draper’s living room features mid century classics that could easily fit into a living room today. That huge sectional sofa would look seriously stylish in a large contemporary living space. The classically styled sideboard has been replicated and reproduced ever since and still remains a model in traditional and contemporary interiors.
The pale blue velvet headboard in the Draper’s bedroom is so luxurious and glamourous and. To bring it up to date you could pair it with crisp white linens and French mirrored bedside tables. The lampshades are also a touch of luxury and good taste on the room. Pure luxury.
Fifty years on and the furniture in the Sterling Cooper offices still look seriously stylish. The clean contemporary lines of these sofas and chairs are hugely popular today. Don Draper’s desk, on the right, features a black vintage table lamp that is an inspiration for a Portuguese lighting company Mad Men inspired: Delightfull. This Stanley floor lamps is just like the one you see on that famous desk of Don.
Roger Sterling’s minimalist all-white office pairs the now-classic Saarinen Tulip table with Artemide Nesso table lamp in a space that could easily be mistaken for the trendy Manhattan office of any top executive today, if it weren’t for the black rotary dial telephone giving away it’s age. These pieces are truly timeless and will add a classic designer touch to any space. We love it!
So, what do you think? Do you love this show as much as we do? What do you think of these interiors? Luckily, Don Draper, John Sterling and company are heading for the 6th season of Mad Men, bringing back the good old days of pure and fantastic design.
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