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The Muppets Face Off with OK Go in Epic Staring Contest [VIDEO]

via Mashable! by Christina Warren on 6/23/10


What happens when two viral video stars collide? A super viral video is born!

The band OK Go had a run-in with Animal from the Muppets at the Webby Awards last week, and the results are pretty cute.

We have to give Dan (the drummer) credit — we don’t think we could withstand a staring contest with a screaming Muppet for even half as long as he did! How about you?

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Degree shows: Kingston Graphic Design & Photography

via CR Blog by Gavin Lucas on 6/17/10


I popped along to Kingston University's Graphic Design show this morning – which also doubles up as the degree show for the Graphic Design & Photography course graduates too. The show, currently running at Village Underground in Shoreditch, is called Worth Holding On To? – so perhaps it's unsurprising that many of the things that really caught my eye were physical, tangible design objects…

George Acton created this Bamboo woodblock typeface. It’s displayed so the letters are in alphabetical order but, as it’s woodblock, each letter is reversed – so that it would print correctly.

The above project by James Titterton sees every photograph he ever took with a particular Sony camera during its ‘lifetime’. Over 12,000 images including family portraits, shots taken on drunken nights out and, as above, some rather nice shots of buildings and architecture. Titterton also had another project I liked – a series of photographic portraits in which the sitter had to trigger the camera shutter by creating noise of 125 decibels or more. Cue a series of portraits of some very shouty looking people.

The type in this piece by Jennifer Workman is all grown in good ol’ cress.

Jessica Reynolds created the Ikea Colour Spectrum – a colour wheel which presents IKEA products according to their colour, thus allowing IKEA shoppers to perfectly match or mix objects and furniture to the colour scheme of their dreams…

A combination of mathematics and technical drawing skills were used by Leena Patel to create this typographic piece

Lucia Davies explores the world of oxymorons relating to food stuffs with a series of typographic screenprints – such as Jumbo Prawn, shown above. Other oxymorons in the series include Oven Fried, Canned Fresh, and Boneless Ribs. Most were screenprinted directly onto fast food boxes, also displayed.

This is the Start Write, a learning tool designed by Lucy Simmons. The idea is simple: young children use the coloured pegs to trace the letterforms – thus learning how to think about lettershapes and ultimately, learn to write them.

This image is one of several by Sam Ford that looks at pathways through a myriad environments urban and natural. See more of the images at samfordsamford.co.uk/index.php?/ongoing/leading/

I liked this dual purpose desk / chair designed by Tom Gilbert. Gilbert seems to have developed a penchent for making things from discarded wood he finds in skips. See more at g-i-l-l-y.blogspot.com/

Worth Holding on to? is up until this evening at Village Underground, 54 Holywell Lane, London EC2A 3PQ. Tel: +44(0)20 7422 7505

kingston.ac.uk/

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Degree shows: Kingston Graphic Design & Photography

via CR Blog by Gavin Lucas on 6/17/10


I popped along to Kingston University's Graphic Design show this morning – which also doubles up as the degree show for the Graphic Design & Photography course graduates too. The show, currently running at Village Underground in Shoreditch, is called Worth Holding On To? – so perhaps it's unsurprising that many of the things that really caught my eye were physical, tangible design objects…

George Acton created this Bamboo woodblock typeface. It’s displayed so the letters are in alphabetical order but, as it’s woodblock, each letter is reversed – so that it would print correctly.

The above project by James Titterton sees every photograph he ever took with a particular Sony camera during its ‘lifetime’. Over 12,000 images including family portraits, shots taken on drunken nights out and, as above, some rather nice shots of buildings and architecture. Titterton also had another project I liked – a series of photographic portraits in which the sitter had to trigger the camera shutter by creating noise of 125 decibels or more. Cue a series of portraits of some very shouty looking people.

The type in this piece by Jennifer Workman is all grown in good ol’ cress.

Jessica Reynolds created the Ikea Colour Spectrum – a colour wheel which presents IKEA products according to their colour, thus allowing IKEA shoppers to perfectly match or mix objects and furniture to the colour scheme of their dreams…

A combination of mathematics and technical drawing skills were used by Leena Patel to create this typographic piece

Lucia Davies explores the world of oxymorons relating to food stuffs with a series of typographic screenprints – such as Jumbo Prawn, shown above. Other oxymorons in the series include Oven Fried, Canned Fresh, and Boneless Ribs. Most were screenprinted directly onto fast food boxes, also displayed.

This is the Start Write, a learning tool designed by Lucy Simmons. The idea is simple: young children use the coloured pegs to trace the letterforms – thus learning how to think about lettershapes and ultimately, learn to write them.

This image is one of several by Sam Ford that looks at pathways through a myriad environments urban and natural. See more of the images at samfordsamford.co.uk/index.php?/ongoing/leading/

I liked this dual purpose desk / chair designed by Tom Gilbert. Gilbert seems to have developed a penchent for making things from discarded wood he finds in skips. See more at g-i-l-l-y.blogspot.com/

Worth Holding on to? is up until this evening at Village Underground, 54 Holywell Lane, London EC2A 3PQ. Tel: +44(0)20 7422 7505

kingston.ac.uk/

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Never thought i’d describe a BMX video as beauftiful.

I remember skate legend Mark “Gonz” Gonzales thought that skateboarding was more of an art than sport, a form of self expression, finding new ways to interact with everyday things around you. Step Schinerer nails this thought beautifully.

via KN | Kitsune Noir by Bobby Solomon on 6/17/10


Stebs Schinerer is at it again, filming himself out in the elements do tricks while making a totally beautiful video in the process. You might remember his last video where he filmed himself riding in the snow and now he’s out after a fresh rain riding through puddles and jumping off all kinds of things. I don’t claim to know anything about bike stuff or doing tricks, but I definitely enjoy watching it when it’s presented like this. Nice works Stebs.

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The Internet Loves/Hates the Vuvuzela [Randomly Viral]

via Mashable! by Brenna Ehrlich on 6/15/10


Wanna hear the most annoying sound in the world? Well, now you have a myriad of ways in which to do so, because the Vuvuzela — a stadium horn blown by fans at soccer matches in South Africa — has gone certifiably viral.

The World Cup kicked off last Friday, and with it came a torrent of protests and derision aimed at the instrument, which many find reminiscent of a swarm of bees on the move, or a herd of elephants trumpeting and trumpeting and trumpeting.

The BBC is even looking into how it can provide Vuvuzela-free coverage of the Cup. Like many annoying things, the Vuvuzela, however, continues to grow in popularity, spawning a bevy of Internet tributes. We’re including our favorites below. But first check out this informational vid from Discovery Networks for more dirt on the controversial horn:


@livevuvuzela


Yup. This Twitter account is basically a lot of the above. I really enjoy how the Twitterer retweets other Vuvuzela imitators and switches from Twitter client to Twitter client — it cuts down on the droning monotony.


The iPhone and Android Apps


Oh, man, I just downloaded this handy app for my Eris, and let me tell you — the Mashable office LOVED it when I — with no warning whatsoever — fired up that baby and began shaking it about with glorious abandon. (You can choose from a virtual buffet of horns — 32 representing each of the teams in the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa).

I suggest snagging it for either your Android or iPhone [iTunes link] and following my lead — it’s gonna be a loooong day, fellow Mash staff…


The Facebook App


This app comes from the same people who brought you the above toys, but it just doesn’t have the same oomph. Maybe because you’re only really able to give the gift of aural irritation in effigy?


The Parody Protest Vids


It was inevitable that people would take to YouTube to express their ire, but the above vid is just weird.

What’s your favorite Vuvuzela-inspired fare? Share the agony and ecstasy in the comments.

image courtesy of iStockphoto, ManoAfrica



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The Internet Loves/Hates the Vuvuzela [Randomly Viral]

via Mashable! by Brenna Ehrlich on 6/15/10


Wanna hear the most annoying sound in the world? Well, now you have a myriad of ways in which to do so, because the Vuvuzela — a stadium horn blown by fans at soccer matches in South Africa — has gone certifiably viral.

The World Cup kicked off last Friday, and with it came a torrent of protests and derision aimed at the instrument, which many find reminiscent of a swarm of bees on the move, or a herd of elephants trumpeting and trumpeting and trumpeting.

The BBC is even looking into how it can provide Vuvuzela-free coverage of the Cup. Like many annoying things, the Vuvuzela, however, continues to grow in popularity, spawning a bevy of Internet tributes. We’re including our favorites below. But first check out this informational vid from Discovery Networks for more dirt on the controversial horn:


@livevuvuzela


Yup. This Twitter account is basically a lot of the above. I really enjoy how the Twitterer retweets other Vuvuzela imitators and switches from Twitter client to Twitter client — it cuts down on the droning monotony.


The iPhone and Android Apps


Oh, man, I just downloaded this handy app for my Eris, and let me tell you — the Mashable office LOVED it when I — with no warning whatsoever — fired up that baby and began shaking it about with glorious abandon. (You can choose from a virtual buffet of horns — 32 representing each of the teams in the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa).

I suggest snagging it for either your Android or iPhone [iTunes link] and following my lead — it’s gonna be a loooong day, fellow Mash staff…


The Facebook App


This app comes from the same people who brought you the above toys, but it just doesn’t have the same oomph. Maybe because you’re only really able to give the gift of aural irritation in effigy?


The Parody Protest Vids


It was inevitable that people would take to YouTube to express their ire, but the above vid is just weird.

What’s your favorite Vuvuzela-inspired fare? Share the agony and ecstasy in the comments.

image courtesy of iStockphoto, ManoAfrica



For more entertainment coverage, follow Mashable Entertainment on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook


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