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Tulle Portraits

Tulle Portraits: Benjamin Shine

Halloween Videos

Joss Whedon ‘Endorses’ Mitt Romney Glove & Boots' Zombie Wishes You A Happy Halloween Aliens Baby Power Loader Costume

Disney Buys Lucasfilm

The court is still out on this one as to whether it will be a good thing or bad thing for the Star Wars universe, but I'm coming down on the side of the positive; even if I'm extremely wary of a new trilogy being hacked together in two years...

The Walt Disney Company has agreed to acquire Lucasfilm and is already planning "Star Wars: Episode VII", the first of a new trilogy, for release in 2015.
Under the deal, Disney will acquire ownership of Lucasfilm and its operating businesses in live action film production, consumer products, animation, visual effects, and audio post production.
This includes all its subsidiary offshoots beyond Lucasfilm Ltd. itself including LucasArts, Industrial Light & Magic, and Skywalker Sound. Lucasfilm employees are expected to remain in their current locations.

Photography: Zoos (Captive Lanscapes)

A photographic essay of (slightly sad)  zoological environs from across Europe and the U.S.

Movie Trailers

John Dies at the End

The Act of Killing


D's Halloween

Happy Halloween courtesy of a little conceptual job I had to do last week...


A lot of trailers this week (I forgot to post last weeks!) so please bear with me...

I'm a card carrying fan of The Walking Dead, comic and both seasons of the TV series, so I was pretty happy to see the return with Season 3 which aired last week, and it was darned good...

Jack Reacher
Carrie (Reboot)

Gangster Squad
Zero Dark Thirty
Django Unchained

Animal Protector

The Central Park 5

Holy Motors

Evil Dead (Reboot)

The Arrested Development Documentary


Toy Sculptor

Scott Hensey, owner of Anaglyph Sculptures (www.toysculpt.com), has been sculpting action figures, toys and statues for over 30 years. In fact, chances are you have one of his toys in your home (or up in your parents attic). Scott has worked on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles line, Happy Meal toys for McDonalds, Pixar, Star Wars, Disney and much much more. Here is a peek into Hensey's techniques, inspiration and amazing office of his toy creations.

Design Process

Articles on Co.Design about the story behind the FedEx Logo (Did you spot the arrow in the logo?); the design of the Rio 2016 Olympics Typeface and Listening Closer, To Find The Next Big Interaction Idea.

Shopping Bag Archive

To Have And To Hold is an eclectic archive collection 70’s and 80’s shopping bags from around the globe.


Paper Sculpture: Richard Sweeney

Epic paper sculpture by Richard Sweeney

(thanks for the link Tassj)


Art in Progress  is an exploration of art schools across Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas by Lenora Hamill

 Topographic Abstraction by Gerco de Ruijter

 Man meets mut; Underdogs by Sabastian Magnani.


One of my guilty pleasures (Along with Funniest Home Videos and COPS) is LOLCAT... I just can't help myself. Looks like I'm not alone however as a few artists explore the phenomena in an exhibition in the U.K.

DragonCon 2012 Cosplay


Red Bull Stratos

Reading about this in the lead up I pretty much wrote this off as a stunt, but godamn if this wasn't pretty incredible. Check out the site for more.

Human Motorcycles

Advanstar Communications Powersports Group and i.d.e.a.used yoga and body paint to create this campaign for The Progressive International Motorcycle Shows

Check out this link on Business Insider for a nice summary of the process and the final images; as well as this link for a behind the scenes video.

Possibly NSFW in more conservative offices.

Branding The Presidents

A Tumblr project; Branding The Presidents of the U.S.A. by

Typographic Fences

Typographic Fences by Lambchop

Photography: Architectural Abstraction

Photographic Architectural Abstraction by Mira


Best Movie Remakes

As someone who has debated the value of the 'remake' many times with friends, this interesting list,complied on Dark Horizons combines the ratings on  Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic and  IMDb to discover the best movie remake.

The Cost of a Logo?

As you can see, there's no standard for the value of a logo, but it is encouraging to see that many corporations value their branding and the design process enough to pay for the right design. A good article going into more detail on Co. Design.

Masters of Pumkin Art

A little inspiration for Halloween from Villafane studios.

Myth Buster's Sprited Away Cosplay

A little inside video on Myth Busters' Adam Savage's Spirited Away 'No-Face' Cosplay.

Cute, Custom, Star Wars Lego

A very cute series of Star Wars in Lego for a charity event. Check out the rest of Legohaulic's work.


D's Devil

A little illustration I did of the devil in the details.


The American Scream
The Canyons
This is Rollerderby



Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee
Michael Richards: It’s Bubbly Time, Jerry (A little bit funny, a little bit sad for the finale)

Real Actors Read Yelp™ is no longer embedding so here's a link to the latest episodes.
Schnitzel Queen
Four Points

Photography Exhibition: Gregory Crewdson

The small screen does not do them justice, but those of you lucky enough to live in Melbourne can see a rather stunning collection of Photographs by Gregory Crewdson at the Centre for Contemporary Photography.

2,216 VHS Tapes

Check out Lorenzo Durantini's sculptural installation of 2,216 VHS Tapes, and the rest of his site.

Salt Installations: Motoi Yamamato

Salt Installations by Japanese artist Motoi Yamamato

Goodbye THQ Oz

I've spoken before about the implosion of the Australian video game industry and now, my former employer, after a first round of international redundancies earlier this year (resulting in my own departure from THQ) has announced the closure of my previous office.

I made a very difficult decision to leave one of the best jobs I've ever had at Infinite Interactive to join THQ and my time there was equally one of the most rewarding experiences of my career both personally and professionally.

I don't know the exact details at the time of writing this, but from my current account it looks like everyone at THQ Asia Pacific will be losing their jobs. I just want to send my thoughts out to all effected and hope you all can move on to the success you deserve.

Good luck!


Mid-Century Modern Design Flash Card Set by Jen Renninger

Official Star Wars frames

Art of the Arcade

A wonderful site dedicated to the visual relics of gaming Art of the Arcade


Ken M. A Troll among Trolls.


D's Death

A little pic by me to say it was the Saaalmoon Mooousssse...


The Details
The Comedy
Les Miserables
The Lone Ranger (not sure about the trailer but I'm a big Lone Ranger fan so here's hoping...)
The Master (they promise this is the last trailer- so do I!)
Movie 43 (ummmm...)
The Croods


Designer Illustrator: Will Staehle

Designer Illustrator: Will Staehle

City Grids Rearanged

French artist Armelle Caron's “Everything Tidy” series taking famous city grid structures and deconstructing them as New York above.

The Daily Show... Now in Oz

If like me, your heart was ripped apart when the ABC stopped screening The Daily Show and Colbert Report (because you can't actually view episodes from Australia without finding an often unreliable pirate streaming site) then check out this link, and then get viewing!

The Kids do Star Wars

A few amazing sketches by my inspiring and irrepressible daughter (7) including a lunch bag she made for her brother, for his recent solo trip interstate.

My son's (4) recently decide to go beyond the defiant scribble to produce these 'corkers' of R2-D2 & C3-P0.

By the way- I didn't 'force' them to do these!

Photography: Yangtze

On Co.Design this is a photo essay by Israeli Nadav Kander of the Yangtze River.

Street Artist: MTO

Graffiti and Street Artist: MTO

Neil Gaiman’s 8 Rules of Writing

From Brain Pickings is Neil Gaiman’s 8 Rules of Writing
  1. Write
  2. Put one word after another. Find the right word, put it down.
  3. Finish what you’re writing. Whatever you have to do to finish it, finish it.
  4. Put it aside. Read it pretending you’ve never read it before. Show it to friends whose opinion you respect and who like the kind of thing that this is.
  5. Remember: when people tell you something’s wrong or doesn’t work for them, they are almost always right. When they tell you exactly what they think is wrong and how to fix it, they are almost always wrong.
  6. Fix it. Remember that, sooner or later, before it ever reaches perfection, you will have to let it go and move on and start to write the next thing. Perfection is like chasing the horizon. Keep moving.
  7. Laugh at your own jokes.
  8. The main rule of writing is that if you do it with enough assurance and confidence, you’re allowed to do whatever you like. (That may be a rule for life as well as for writing. But it’s definitely true for writing.) So write your story as it needs to be written. Write it ­honestly, and tell it as best you can. I’m not sure that there are any other rules. Not ones that matter.