Tuesday, November 17, 2009

More Wildlife Awards

Here are just two winners from the stunning British Wildlife Awards. I showed you in an earlier post some great winners of a separate international awards collection. This is an awards focused on wildlife found in Britain.

"Red Squirrel in Kielder Forest" won Will Nicholls the under-18 British Wildlife prize whilst "Blackbirds Fighting" won David Slater the Wildlife Behavior crown.

All the brilliant pictures are on show in a travelling exhibition. The itinerary is found here.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Bored? Why not dance around the world?


In his own words Matt is a 32-year-old deadbeat from Connecticut, USA who tired of playing video games and got bored. So he decided to dance his way around the world. He got sponsorship from a chewing gum company (clever him) and off he went.

He liked it so much he did it again. So many people on his travels liked it they said "come back and dance with us, too." So he did. This is the result. Sheer human exuberance. I found watching it a joyous experience. How can you wage war on people who like to dance? See what you think?

Here are the links: MATT and his SPONSOR Stride Gum.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

iPhone art. Fun in a cell.

I love the way art moves right along with us as we evolve. It seems our human species can't live without it. Since the early daubing on the walls of our caves depicting matchstick men bringing down a woolly bison we can't resist our arty side. Whether it's paint on canvas or spray can on metro train, we have to express ourselves somehow.

So what about the digi world in which we live? No problem. From photoshopping to electronic paint boxes all is possible. Now, even on the move we can splash and daub.

The ubiquitous iPhone has apps for the budding artist in us all. One is Jackson Pollock by Miltos Manetas (top picture.) It's a brilliant programme that turns your iPhone screen into your own blank studio canvas. Each touch onscreen creates Pollock-like artwork to your own design. It's addictive but dangerous. Show it to someone else and you risk never getting your phone back.

If you don't own an iPhone, don't worry. Go here and download it for any computer. It works just fine. When you get there watch the YouTube video if you want then enter 'JacksonPollockorg' onscreen.

If your bent is for typography here's a great way to unleash your typo skills on your iPhone. It's called 'TypeDrawing' and uses your choice of font and size to create your own artwork (pictures 2-4). It can be found here.

Go paint pictures!

Monday, November 2, 2009

One for PetrolHeads

I'm an admitted speed freak. This means I love Ferraris. How about this old video of refuelling an F1 Ferrari by AIR! I still love it! Jensen Button, eat your heart out. Well done, Shell.