MonthAugust 2007

The New York Times checks in with Daniel Clowes.

Beginning this september, he’ll be the next to take the reigns of their weekly serial comic strip.

Crooked NBA Ref Pleads Guilty, to cooperate with investigators.

Here’s hoping he implicates the rest of the NBA’s piston-haters.

Nerdy examination of the evolution of video game company Konami’s logos.

I love that they found ‘company line’ comments on the significance of changing the type to a serif font.

Youtube: Easily my favorite billboard design ever.

Using the length of shadows as the variable in a dynamic billboard. A simple, resourceful and effective solution.

Interesting discussion of autistic children’s special affection for ‘Thomas the Tank Engine’

To my mind, some of the reader feedback offers a more convincing hypothesis than the linked article: the character’s faces aren’t animated, which doesn’t allow for ‘in between’ emotions – they’re all distinct.

An in-depth look at the surprisingly vast selection of ‘Interactive’ Narrative DVD Games.

This is exactly the sort of article on an obscure topic I could get obsessed with writing and never finish, so I’m glad someone else did it.

Series of ‘Mickey Mouse’ newspaper strips from 1930 in which Mickey loses Minnie’s favor and attempts suicide.

Somehow I missed this when it was making the rounds. It’s bizarre to see the last panel of the October 18th strip in light of how protective Disney is of their characters.

Youtube: Pop-up book as music video.

Really nicely done, directed by a guy named Price James.

Fan-made Documentary detailing Gunpei Yokoi’s sheparding of the development of portable videogames at Nintendo.

The ‘Game & Watch’ inspired animations illustrating the early history of the company are particularly well done.

Youtube: HP ad featuring Michel Gondry.

A whole heap of Gondry’s signature visual tricks packed into a minute-long ad, supposedly directed by his brother.