Uh, so… yes — this is a Minecraft-related post. I may play it on occasion. Creepers, little bad guys that sneak up on you and explode are irritating. I feel like this ends up as an appropriate graphic for Halloween.
For giggles, here’s the illustrator doc (sans-texture).
I was recently challenged to make an iPhone wallpaper that contained “Eye of the Tiger”, Mortal Kombat, swords, an automatic shotgun, and throwing knives. I knew I wanted to do some kind of whacky photo collage and this is the fruit of my labour.
To be fair, the shotgun in this thing isn’t automatic, the throwing knives are barely visible, and the Mortal Kombat reference has been replaced with a subtle ninja. But come on, it’s still pretty bad-ass.
This 2560×1600 thing is available on Flickr.
In what feels like an incredibly long time ago (middle school) there was someone in my class who threw a ham sandwich in a drawer in the wall at the back of our homeroom. That sandwich was left in that dark space for months. People at the back of the class started creeping forward, getting as far away from the developing smell as possible (without alerting anyone to the situation). I feel like that sandwich is this site at the moment. How is that for a compelling analogy?
Anyway, in spite of the overwhelming feeling that pressing the publish button is going to somehow take down the server, I’m going to post.
Right, so: this year has gone by much too quickly, particularly since moving downtown (Ottawa). Things have been great downtown so far, though I have to admit: for someone who considers himself a designer, my walls are pretty barren. I’ll get on that… one day.
I was far more proactive about procuring an iPhone 4 on its launch day in Canada at the start of August, though. 7 hours and 24 minutes I waited in a horrible line at the Rideau Centre. I’ll just say it’s a magical device; THERE ARE SO MANY GEEBEES! I decided to make up some wallpapers for that giant-ass 640×960 screen. I was a bit sneaky with one of them, which is obviously the 76design logo — for those familiar with it. It’s posted to a few Flickr iPhone wallpaper groups, so if anyone out there ends up using it I’ll get some kind of perverse sense of satisfaction.
The other one is not so PG. It was after a long day and sometimes it feels great to throw “Fuck” around a canvas.
And here’s something that ended up coming out of a client project. It’s a simple and literal representation of a network in a cloudy space. More might come from this one day, but until then it’s a 2560×1600 image available for download from Flickr.
Time to dust my hands for completing my second intellectually stimulating post of 2010.