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Pato Box Demo (Bromio)

Pato Box Demo

“You play as Patobox, a boxing champion with a special distinction of having a duck’s head on a man’s body. He has been betrayed by members of Deathflock, the same company that has been sponsoring him during his career.” – Author’s description

Download demo on itch.io (Windows, Mac)

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Pato Box Demo

Pato Box Demo

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Animation Videos

Double King – Felix Colgrave

http://felixcolgrave.com/

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Art

Wonders between Dunes (Trias Studios)

Wonders between Dunes

“Walk deep inside the belly of concrete monsters and feel the enormous weight of the city above you.” – Author’s description

Author’s note: This game has on purpose no saving system. The experience should be done in one walk-through and takes about an hour. Take your time. Close the curtains and use headphones

Download on itch.io (Windows)

Download on Game Jolt (Windows)

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Wonders between Dunes

Wonders between Dunes

Wonders between Dunes

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Art

Howard Phillips Lovecar (Kurki Collective)

“This is the night! All cultists gather on a nearby desert to open the gates for The Great Old Ones. Don’t let them!” – Author’s description

Download on itch.io (Windows, Mac, Linux)

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Art

Artist Creates Absolutely Epic Geometric Drawings on Beaches Around the World

Not simply content to relax by the ocean with a Mai Tai in hand, Santa Cruz-based land artist Jim Denevan has been beautifying beaches with intricate sand carvings for the past 20 years. Often using driftwood found nearby, he creates the most intricate and compelling of a pattern he can before the tide washes away his work like a Tibetan sand mandala

A new video from Great Big Story documents the process behind several carvings on the scale of Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty, but without Jetty‘s permanence. It’s fascinating to see how the works, photos of which have appeared in National Geographic, The New York Times Magazine, MoMA PS1, and gallery shows from Laguna Beach to the UAE. Aside from beaches, Denevan has engraved Burning Man’s Black Rock Desert in Nevada, and created 10-mile-circumference work in a dried lake bed that, he says, holds the world record for largest art. 

Check out these works and more in the video below.

See more of Jim Denevan’s work on his website and check out more from Great Big Story here.

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Art

This Comic Pro Talks Shaking Off a Stronghold Aesthetic

What happens when a comic book artist with a very specific style approaches their work from an entirely different angle? Sometimes, the process of shifting the artist’s paradigm creates some of their strongest work. Tradd Moore’s illustration on the comic Zero, published by Image Comics, is unlike anything he’s done before. Written by Ales Kot with colors by Jordie Bellaire, the comic follows the story of Edward Zero, a spy who suddenly realizes he’s been working on the wrong side. This week’s mini-comics masterclass, Strip Panel Naked, continues with the third part of an ongoing conversation between host Hass Otsmane-Elhaou and artist Tradd Moore, and the two move from talking about free flowing comic action and non-traditional comic book layouts to a severe shift in style for Moore on Zero.

The new webisode focuses on a page drawn by Moore with a sixteen panel grid. “Compared to his other work,” Otsmane-Elhaou introduces in the video, “this page and this book stand out as something a little different, so Tradd and I delve into its composition, themes, panel choices, and working with the awesome Jordie Bellaire.”

Panel selections from Zero. Illustrated by Tradd Moore

And though it’s a huge departure, Moore explains, “You don’t want to get so wrapped up in whatever your aesthetic is that you can’t get your aesthetic across in different ways.” And it’s key to remember that comic illustrators don’t create in a vacuum, so if the artist’s usual aesthetic doesn’t mesh with the writing on the page, something’s got to give. “Ales, with this issue,” says Moore, “had very specific ideas with wanting to play a lot with grids. So even sometimes when he wouldn’t say exactly what was going on in detail with each panel, he would always, every page would start off with how many panels were on that page and whether or not it was a grid.”

To learn how Tradd Moore went on to create a work that was out of his comfort zone, and for tips on how to collaborate and push oneself and one’s own art, watch the full video essay/conversation below:

To see more, visit the Strip Panel Naked YouTube page, and check out its Patreon page to support the series.

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Art

See All the Seasons of Norway in Panoramic 8K Splendor

From temperate summers to sun-flecked autumn to the chilling bite of winter, Norway is a wealth of sense-provoking sensations throughout every season. The short video from Oslo-based production company, Turbin Film, was a time investment spread out over several months, 200,000 photographs snapped, and 20,000 miles traveled. The 8K timelapse was captured and edited by photographer Morten Rustad.

Each seasonal view picks up on a few of the captivating aspects of Norway’s least developed, yet most visually serene, locations. Clouded skies over landmasses, reflective waterways at sunset, and natural greenery all add to an artistic vision of Norway. Turbin Film is familiar with the inspiring terrain of Noway, having recently created a proportionately scenic video of skateboarders gliding and performing tricks across the icy landscape.

Watch the entire breath-taking, 7-minute display of the seasons, as well as soak up some of the most elegant moments, below:

See more creative video work from Turbin Film on their Vimeo page, here, and their website, here.

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Art

Nothing Is What It Seems in This Oddly Satisfying Japanese Design Show

Japan‘s public broadcasting system, NKH, airs a show titled Design Ah!, a children’s education program that teaches out of the box thinking. Created in 2011, the Peabody Award-winning series broadcasts a series of whimsical and surreal clips that show lateral thinking for not just not just design but creativity in general. One of the segments on Design Ah! is It’s Different From What You Expected. Filmmaker Daihei Shibata, who worked on this segment, has recently been uploading a selection of clips from the years 2013 to 2015.

The look of It’s Different From What You Expected will be familiar to anyone who remembers PBS children’s programs, or even the BBC’s satirical Look Around You. It’s Different From What You Expected, as you will see in these clips, features the typical Japanese minimalism and sense of humor.

In one clip, a girl blows up a yellow balloon in a park until, through some clever editing, she inflates it to gigantic proportions. In another clip, viewers see a lightbulb with two electrical wires leading to a battery clip, with the battery itself sitting just beside it. A hand then reaches in and plugs the battery into the clip, but instead of turning on the bulb, the battery itself becomes illuminated. These and other little whimsical bits of surreality await viewers of It’s Different From What You Expected. 

Click here for more from Design Ah!

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Art

Explore the Red Planet With a Mega-Map of Mars’ Topography

We want to reach out and touch the bumps, cracks, and crags of Mars’ surface that Finnish artist Jan Fröjdman weaves into a four-minute short called, A FICTIVE FLIGHT ABOVE REAL MARS. Fröjdman, also an R&D engineer and certified hot air balloonist, spent three months arranging data from 33,000 reference points on stereoscopic 3D images taken by the HiRISE camera orbiting Mars. He edited the results into a four-minute video that feels like scrolling Google Maps on the Red Planet.

“It has really been time-consuming making these panning clips,” Fröjdman writes on the project description. He wants to make it clear that these are a 3D representation based on data, not literal photographs: “This film is not scientific,” he says. “As a space enthusiast I have just tried to visualize the planet my way.”

Watch the full film below:

Keep up with Jan Fröjdman‘s work on his website.

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Videos

Video Magnification: Revealing Invisible Changes in the World

A CSAIL team — Michael Rubinstein et al. — earned honorable mention for this video at the 10th annual International Science & Technology Visualization Challenge. In the video, the researchers demonstrated an algorithm they developed that amplifies and allows for analysis of subtle movements and variations in color in ordinary videos.

“Many seemingly static scenes contain subtle changes that are invisible to the naked human eye. However, it is possible to pull out these small changes from videos through the use of algorithms we have developed. We give a way to visualize these small changes by amplifying them and we present algorithms to pull out interesting signals from these videos, such as the human pulse, sound from vibrating objects and the motion of hot air.”

More about the project:
http://people.csail.mit.edu/mrub/vidmag/