Oddities & Diversions: February 2005

February 28, 2005

Chris Ware Video

Kempa to the rescue with a video of Chris Ware on French TV. (via Waxy)

Don't Panic... again

Yet another awesome Hickticher’s Guide to the Galaxy trailer (web exclusive).

February 27, 2005


KICK! 2005, SXSW Interactive’s unofficial kickball kickoff! I am so there. I call dibs on 2nd base.

February 26, 2005


Checkout “My Guys” at CorporatePig, beautiful one-of-a-kind figurines and dioramas.

February 25, 2005

It's Another World

A look back on Another World

Eris Free

Eris redesigns (temporarily) and refocuses.

February 24, 2005

I Park Like An Idiot

I Park Like An Idiot, I don’t know if there are enough stickers for Philly.

Every Video Game

How are people supposed to get any work done with a website like Every Video Game.com?!

February 23, 2005

Bush on a mission

Bush Determined To Find Warehouse Where Ark Of Covenant Is Stored

SXSWi Schedule

The South By Southwest Interactive panels schedule has been posted. And there I am, Does Design Matter?, Monday 14th at 10am.

February 22, 2005


Two mp3s from Fantômas’ forthcoming new album, Suspended Animation. Ipecac Records has always worked great packaging into their releases, and this is no exception: The first edition (LIMITED TO 25,000) is a spiral bound 30 page eye popping package illustrated by world famous Japanese painter Yoshitomo Nara. The theme is a calendar, the month of April, the tracks appropriately named the days of the week. 30 miniature holidays in 43 minutes, there’s a page for each day.

February 21, 2005


Bad Design Kills

200 out of 1,863

sock monkeys (200 out of 1,863), companion site to the book of the same name. Man, that’s a whole lotta sock monkeys.

February 16, 2005

Not So Stantastic?

Some people don’t like Virtual Stan. In fact, some people want to hurt him. Those comments are great.

Transmit 3

Panic releases Transmit 3, and it’s got tons of new features like tabs, spring-loaded folders, and column view!

Designers Toolbox

Designers Toolbox is just about one of the most useful sites I have ever seen. LOADS of great resources and EPS templates downloads.

The Guide

Don’t Panic! It’s the trailer to The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, and it looks wonderful.

February 15, 2005

Now Then

The Museum of Comics and Cartoon Art presents NOW THEN, a gallery of greats (*cough* Gary Baseman), showcasing artists’ current work juxtaposed with the shaky work of their youth. Great idea!

Transform and Roll Out!

Hooray! The Iconfactory releases some Transformers icons. All is right with the world.


CreativeBits is full of useful tips and how-to’s for OSX, Adobe apps, and lots more.

Rock Out

The Rise and Fall of Rock and Roll Graphic Design at Design Observer.

February 14, 2005

Valentine's Day

Some Valentine’s Day cheer from Zefrank.

Sublime Spaces

Sublime Spaces, a new photo series at FILE.

SlideShow Pro

Todd Dominey releases SlideShow Pro, an inexpensive and highly customizable photo gallery component for Flash MX 2004. Looks pretty slick too.

A Polite Winter

A Polite Winter is full of top shelf illustration.

February 11, 2005

Only work with good clients

“Hire” the right clients at SVN. “The trick is knowing when to say no”.

February 10, 2005

Keith chimes in from the other side of the fence

A Rant (Mostly) About Web Content

February 9, 2005


Rustfetish, the latest gallery of photos at FILE.

February 8, 2005

Milton Glaser

Adobe Studio Presents renowned designer Milton Glaser, another great video addition from Hillman Curtis and Adobe Studio. (via Rob)

Zombie Infection Simulation

Zombie Infection Simulation just made my day. (via CP)

Google Maps

Google Maps just launched, and it is already the best free mapping utility online. The interface is intuitive as hell, like spreading a map out on the hood of your car.

February 7, 2005

Free 1GB iPod Shuffle

Want a free 1GB iPod Shuffle? Yeah, me too. After the raging success of freeipods.com, the Gratis Network has started freeipodshuffle.com. Complete one of their offers, which range from trying out free trials of Blockbuster Online to getting some roses for Valentine’s Day, then just get 3 people to do the same. Instant iPod Shuffle. I would recommend signing up for something like Buyer’s Advantage, costs $1, and you get a free $20 gift card to Circuit City. I also recommend using a junk email address.

February 6, 2005

Spaced Penguin!

Spaced Penguin!, simple but really addictive game.

February 3, 2005


Lovecraft, ‘the Copernicus of the horror story’.

2005 Bloggies, last day

Today is the last day to vote for the 2005 Bloggies, and your last day to show me your love for Best-Designed Weblog.

Call of Cthulhu, the game

Call of Cthulhu video game?! Please for the love of god, someone give me their stupid XBox. This looks wonderful.

I Choo Choo Choose You

Downloadable EPS files of The Simpsons Valentine’s Day cards, I Choo Choo Choose You, and Bee Mine.

February 2, 2005

Eupatorus grasilicornis

InkFinger: Eupatorus grasilicornis. Great illustration.

February 1, 2005

Lazertag Team Ops

Lazertag 2-Player Deluxe Set, I believe I really need this. 250+ range, communications headset, LCD display, up to 48 people all linked together!?! *pant* *pant* Check out the Flash demo too.