29.07.15 by Jeff

iOS Game of the Day: Specimen

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Here’s an addictive little iOS game for all you designers out there who feel you have a discerning eye for colour! You can test yourself to see just how accurate those eyeballs of yours really are.

Specimen was created by three New Yorkers; Designer Erica Gorochow, developer Sal Randazzo, and programmer Charlie Whitney. The museum-led incubator known as NEW INC acted as a home base for the project and it sounds like the community there really helped foster Specimen’s development.

The team now has plans to be able to provide users with data about the way they see colour. If you wanna check it out, you can download Specimen for free.

(I’ve found that I do better when I squint at the screen.)

28.07.15 by Jeff

Animation: The Happy Drummers “J. Balance”

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Quite a unique style to this animation by Oleg Morozow and Arkady Kravchouk (The Happy Drummers) graduates of Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem. Apparently the effect was achieved through a combination of 3D animation and the use of an old printer. Watch the animation below.

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28.07.15 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Naomi Okubo

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Wonderfully detailed paintings by Japanese artist Naomi Okubo. More images of Okubo’s work below!

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28.07.15 by Jeff

Video of the Day: Kinabuhi – A Portrait of Filipino Coconut Farmers

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Filmmaker Danny Cooke’s short documentary, Kinabuhi, is a beautiful portrait of a group of Filipino coconut farmers whose livelihood is in doubt. Plenty of gorgeous shots in this short documentary to draw you right in. I was immediately struck by how dangerous these farmers jobs are, and there is just something so satisfying about watching people with a mastery of very specific skills. The man in the image above is casually climbing a tree cutting little footholds as he goes.

Watch Kinabuhi below.

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28.07.15 by Kimi Hamada

Artist Spotlight: Yung Cheng Lin

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Yung Cheng Lin’s recent photographs feature her usual precision and extreme contortions while taking on the issue of female body modification. Each image contains a persistent red string, digitally manipulated to look like it’s been threaded through the women’s skin. See more of Lin’s work below.

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28.07.15 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Lilian Garcia-Roig

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Lilian Garcia-Roig’s paintings are wonderfully dense, in both colour and texture. See more images of her latest work below.

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28.07.15 by Staff

90s Forever

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“What do machines sing of?” is a project by artist Martin Backes that features a machine not only programmed to perform 90s hits from the likes of Whitney Houston and Celine Dion, but to mimic the ballads’ emotional intensity. Click below to watch the most endearing AI ever!

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28.07.15 by Staff

Leon Bridges performing “Coming Home” at the Old Bronx Borough Courthouse

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VSCO’s new music platform Venue kicks off with a gorgeous feature on Leon Bridges performing “Coming Home” at the Old Bronx Courthouse. Directed by photographer Rog Walker & Street Etiquette, the video is based on Bridges’ one-take performance inside the landmark building back in June and opens with a beautiful spoken word performance by Joekenneth Museau. See more images and watch the full video below!

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