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- 22.10.20 WIP: New series of typographic works using city population density data
Work-in-progress of upcoming series of typographic based works, using population density for various world cities.
- 21.10.20 Art of Cybersecurity at Art Futura 2020
As part of the Bright Festival_Connect running in Leipzig, my Art of Cybersecurity work will be shown within the Future Graphics program of…
- 20.10.20 Creating a symbolic link to another file or directory
In the process of rendering a large number of files in Houdini I often need to use the 16TB external drive rather than my Mac’s internal d…
- 19.10.20 Inspiration shoud always be a fuzzy thing
Right now the work I’m making is often monochromatic, exploring light and shadow, composition and contrast within a greyscale palette. This i…
- 19.10.20 How many Caran d’Ache 849s are too many?
The Caran d’Ache 849 is one of my favourite pens. It’s slightly smaller than most, making it a great pen to carry with you and the hex…
- 19.10.20 Kenya Hara – White
One of my favourite books on design (though it’s more than that) is Kenya Hara’s Designing Design. Now I’ve added his 100 Whites to my Hara…
- 19.10.20 Happiness is in the quiet, ordinary things.
"Happiness is in the quiet, ordinary things. A table, a chair, a book with a paper-knife stuck between the pages. And the petal…
- 18.10.20 Par Avion
Par Avion Never realised that Pineider were the original creators of the classic Par Avion design.
- 17.10.20 Art by algorithm
Art by algorithm Written in 2017 but still a great read.
- 16.08.20 That Was The Week That Was – 16th August 2020
I've always been a fan of mechanical keyboards, my absolute favorite being the Apple II extended. Yet it's a pain to use with modern…
- 16.08.20 Shape Grammars
Shape Grammars# This looks like a nice companion to Analog Algorithm.
- 13.08.20 How the Simulmatics Corporation Invented the Future | The New Yorker
How the Simulmatics Corporation Invented the Future | The New Yorker
- 09.08.20 That Was The Week That Was – 9th August 2020
For twelve years my 2nd generation Drobo has been my main archive drive, with 16TB of data whirring away under my desk, storing all my…
- 09.08.20 Attention pays - Finding beauty in ordinary things
Attention pays - Finding beauty in ordinary things
- 07.08.20 Wabi Sabi
Wabi Sabi Wabi sabi as an aesthetic concept is generally described as a beauty of things imperfect, impermanent and incomplete. A beauty of…
- 02.08.20 That Was The Week That Was – 2nd August 2020
For the second year in a row I found out this week my work Black Mamba's Revenge had been long listed for the prestigious Lumen art and…
- 26.07.20 That Was The Week That Was – 26th July 2020
This week I had a call with a dear friend of mine, who's asked for my assistance on a very exciting project, involving making potentially…
- 19.07.20 That Was The Week That Was — 19th July 2020
This was the week my site, and a few sites I host, totally blew up, and not in good way. It started with a text from a restaurant owning…
- 17.07.20 Disturbing the Text: Typographic devices in literary fiction
Disturbing the Text: Typographic devices in literary fiction Fascinating piece on the use of typography in literary fiction.
- 17.07.20 Comprehensive list of resources on the topic of digital morphogenesis (the…
Comprehensive list of resources on the topic of digital morphogenesis (the creation of form through code). Great resource here.
- 16.07.20 Untangling Andy Warhol
Untangling Andy Warhol From the New Yorker: "Andy Warhol’s life may be better documented than that of any other artist in the history o…
- 16.07.20 Keith Haring: Street Art Boy
Keith Haring: Street Art Boy The definitive story of international art sensation Keith Haring, told using previously unheard interviews.…
- 12.07.20 That Was The Week That Was – 12th July 2020
I have a little device sat on my desk which lights up when I'm uploading uploading updates to my site via the site repo. I built it myself…
- 05.07.20 That Was The Week That Was — 5th July 2020
A new book arrived in the form of Genetic Algorithms and Machine Learning for Programmers. Much of my work these days looks at using such…
- 04.07.20 Creating Variable Length Trails in Houdini
Using the Trails SOP in Houdini makes it pretty trivial to create trails from points. However these trails will always have the same…
- 28.06.20 That Was The Week That Was — 28th June 2020
HAS magazine from UNESCO appeared this week, featuring my Art of Cybersecurity work. The magazine looks great though I personally hate…
- 21.06.20 That Was The Week That Was — 21st June 2020
A new piece of client work appeared this week in the form of a second commission from Trend Micro. Originally this was work for an event in…
- 14.06.20 That Was The Week That Was — 14th June 2020
This week I've been exploring some ideas with Vellum — Houdini's soft body simulation system. It seemed my wobbly low-poly horse struck a n…
- 07.06.20 That Was The Week That Was — 7th June 2020
The notebook I ordered from Armorial arrived and it was very disappointing. The finish of the binding was very badly done, and in the…
- 01.06.20 From Germany to Detroit and back: how Kraftwerk forged an industrial exchange |…
From Germany to Detroit and back: how Kraftwerk forged an industrial exchange | Music | The Guardian