Tattooine

I was just looking at some of my older blog posts – I know I haven’t been updating, for some reason neither blogspot nor wordpress loads from home (we are really contemplating changing our internet service provider since that isn’t the only problem we are having at the moment) – Anyway I came across this one about pixel illustrations of the star wars characters and it reminded this video so here you go:

As a bonus (and for an apology for being absent for a long while, here is a great illustration from Ulises Farinas, also featuring Tattooine. (click on the image for the hi-res version)

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Hiatus Over.

So, I have neglected my blog for too long, I think. The problem is, I took 5 courses last term and was psychologically in a tough spot so I hardly had any time, but now I promise I will update much more often. I love the new theme of my blog, and I have a banner under construction :D

More updates to come!

Project Proposal for VA 401-402

So here is the more detailed version of my project proposal that I have posted on my drupal blog created for VA 401-402 (which is my senior year project studio course). I will try update my wordpress blog about the project too, since I don’t really like posting on drupal yet. Here is the link for the more detailed proposal (which is still incomplete at the moment)

Project Proposal_detailed

Scrabble Délire: The Block Project

If you still haven’t seen the advertisement for Scrabble‘s new game, Scrabble Delirium, you should definitely watch it. I liked it despite the fact that the costumes could have been much better. But we know that they did spend time and effort on it since they decorated around 60 rooms in an empty building from scratch. Anyway, it’s fun to watch ^^

According to the Inspiration Room, “Mattel has launched Scrabble Délire in France, an enhanced version of the word game with new rules allowing for delirium. The game allows for writing words backwards, using proper names and writing a word anywhere in the grid. The new game is being promoted with a short film, “Scrabble Délire”, in which an empty apartment block becomes the source of much entertainment for a gathering crowd below. A brass band, a man in gold lycra, gorilla, pink princesses, Gulliver, a dragon, a clown, policemen, and Solo.”

Found in bigumigu, which is a pretty nice blog for turkish artists and designers.

 

Umbrellas for the Civil but Discontent Man

Lovely products, funny – and probably true – name. Found the “Umbrella Samurai” from one of my good friend Ceyhun’s blog. The other umbrellas are nice too. My favorite is the one on the left of the picture in the middle. (although I don’t think that that one is for sale – pout). Designed by Materious (purchase information is also available on their website).

“In Civilization and Its Discontents, Sigmund Freud contends that aggressiveness is a fundamental human instinct whose inhibition is a necessary obligation of social life:

“Men are not gentle, friendly creatures wishing for love, who simply defend themselves if they are attacked, but that a powerful measure of desire for aggression has to be reckoned as part of their instinctual endowment.”

Fundamentally there is a tension between the freedom to gratify these natural desires and the conformity demanded by civilization.  What results is a muted, guilty, and ultimately a discontent populous in which the possibility of a more complete happiness has been traded for a degree of security.

Umbrellas for the Civil but Discontent Man combines a symbol of gentlemanly refinement—the full-sized, dark umbrella—with an element of more manly sword-bearing times.  The umbrellas offer brief psychological respite from the dictates of social amiability; aggressive fantasies are allowed and encouraged on the daily commute to the office.  The effete civilian’s grasp of the handle takes him into the world of the masterful samurai, the medieval barbarian, or the triumphant cavalryman.”

Beauty and the Beast backgrounds

Remember my old post about the blog, Animation Backgrounds? Well, I really loved the posts about one of my favorite Disney Classics, Beauty and the Beast which was the first movie I ever seen in the theatre, and I still love the song “Beauty and the Beast” which was sung by Mrs. Potts.

Here are the backgrounds from the blog, click to full-view!