The Creation of a Typface: FF Quixo

It's not common that you'll get a sense of the work it takes to create a typeface. We are in luck however, because via this post on Behance you can explore the process Frank Grießhammer used in designing FF Quixo.

So now you can see how much work it is to go from this:



To this:



Microsoft Research: Automated video looping with progressive dynamism  

Oh, just watch the video ….

My favorite line from the video “Sometimes the video loop is visually plausible but semantically incorrect”.


And then try it yourself:

And if you are more curious you can read the paper:



Interlude: A Doo-wop cover of Miley Cyrus's "We Can't Stop"  

Sometimes covers are far, far, better




More about (Photoshop) Blend Modes than You ever wanted to know  

Sparked by an interesting Hacker News thread recently –  if you need to implement blend modes or understand technically what is going on then you'll find these useful.

Photshop Blend Modes Explained

Insight into Photoshop 7.0 Blending Modes

Let’s Learn Math: Photoshop Blend Modes

Photoshop Blend Mode Math


Obligatory Wikipedia Link




The way it used to be done: The 1983 HBO Intro  

I have fond memories of this Intro sequence from HBO. This video shows the amazing amount of effort that went into its production.

It's refreshing to see what professionals were capable of achieving before today's ubiquitous use of CG .


And here's a link to the official Intro sequence so you can experience the majesty.



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