Mobile Lovers / Banksy
Fine, detailed and subtle animated artwork created by New York illustrator Rebecca Mock. Apparently the animated gif back to stay, gradually more and more people are exploring this old format and customers asking for shouting. Several of these illustrations were created for the New York Times or The Warlus magazine.
Beautiful gif art. <3
Oh my Lord. We have to have these at AJAM.
Andy Hertzfeld on Susan Kare:
One day, I came over to her cubicle to see what she was working on, and I was surprised to see her laboring over a tiny icon portrait of Steve Jobs.
Icons were only 32 by 32 black or white pixels, 1024 dots in total, and I didn’t think it was possible to do a very good portrait in that tiny a space, but somehow Susan had succeeded in crafting an instantly recognizable likeness with a mischevious grin that captured a lot of Steve’s personality. Everyone she showed it to liked it, even Steve himself.
Via Priceonomics’ in-depth look at Kare, definitely worth the read.
I wish today was Friday because this is the best thing on the internet this week. GAME OVER.
Welcome to the future.
Turn your hand over, dummy, you have an email.
Why are you looking at your watch while you’re holding your goddamn phone you dipshit. Look at your phone. Not the watch. The phone.
Fine. Be that way. Touch the watch with your only hand without technology. Consider buying another phone for your non-phone hand. Perhaps it’s lonely without a phone to hold.
You recorded this with your Google Glass, didn’t you?
Why am I even asking, of course you did.
Can someone explain to me how it’s legal for this Virgin Mobile commercial to straight-up lie on screen and tell the truth in fine print at the same time? This commercial claims throughout (and in fact it’s the entire pitch) that data is unlimited and yet it continuously shows clarifies with fine print at the bottom of the screen that data is actually only 2.5GB per month (pretty damn far from unlimited).
Are advertisers allowed to claim whatever they want if they explain the reality with fine print? Could Virgin Mobile make a whole commercial based around “unlimited talk, unlimited text, unlimited data, $5 a month, free iPhone” and then put “10 minutes, 2 texts, 1GB, $49 a month, iPhone actually costs $499”? How far can this go? Why is this allowed at all?
Update (11am): Turns out Virgin Mobile give you 2.5GB of bandwidth at 4G speed and then throttles you to 2G speed from there on out to unlimited. So this isn’t technically a lie. But it’s insanely misleading and people probably won’t realize until after they sign a contract.