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Fairground painter's stunning handiwork

Fairground painter's stunning handiwork | Matmi Staff finds... | Scoop.it
Joby Carter is one of the few remaining artists who specialises in signwriting for old-fashioned fairground rides.
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It's good to see a old artform still in use and being practiced by some super talented folk. Also be sure to check out the trailer to the upcoming Signpainters film. ^ML

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Press Images - The Neon Museum Las Vegas | Guided tours available daily

Press Images - The Neon Museum Las Vegas | Guided tours available daily | Matmi Staff finds... | Scoop.it
The Neon Museum is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization dedicated to preserving the cities most iconic art form - the neon sign. Tour the Neon Boneyard today!
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Not exactly local but I'd love to visit. Museum of neon signage and Googie architecture in Vegas. Looks amazing! ^ML 

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SIGGRAPH 2013 : Computer Animation Festival Preview Trailer

SIGGRAPH's Computer Animation Festival celebrates its 40th year as the world's leading festival of the most innovative and accomplished computer graphics. An...
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Some amazing examples of CGI at its best


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The NES turns 30: How it began, worked, and saved an industry

The NES turns 30: How it began, worked, and saved an industry | Matmi Staff finds... | Scoop.it
On July 15, 1983, Nintendo sold its first Famicom. Gaming hasn't been the same since.
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Want to feel old — the NES turns 30. Seems like yesterday I was playing Ghosts 'n Goblins! ^ML

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Calligraphy Practice • iPad app

http://www.calligraphypractice.com The Calligraphy practice app was developed to be the best software to learn, practice and develop calligraphy.
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As a super ameture calligrapher, I love the idea of this. Really nice way of learning the order and construction of letterforms. The export function is really nice too. ^ML

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A Mix And Match Of Architectural Styles Informs These Fantastical Buildings | The Creators Project

A Mix And Match Of Architectural Styles Informs These Fantastical Buildings | The Creators Project | Matmi Staff finds... | Scoop.it
Jim Kazanjian's digital creations are elaborate constructions that stick a middle digit up to the notions of safety and reality.
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Awesome Architectural surrealism like they're straight out of "Howl's moving castle"


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Honda "Hands"

Honda "Hands" film celebrates the curiosity of Honda engineers, which has led to some of the most successful Honda innovations over the past 65 years.
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Honda have had some great ads over the years, but I think their latest is easily one of my favourites


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The Delivery Prank

You asked for it, so here it is! CLICK THE LIKE button if you want more videos like this!?!?!? Music by: Malte Hagemeister
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Quality prank. I'd go mad! ^NB

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Facebook Is Experimenting With Becoming A Mobile Games Publisher | TechCrunch

Facebook Is Experimenting With Becoming A Mobile Games Publisher | TechCrunch | Matmi Staff finds... | Scoop.it
TechCrunch is a leading technology media property, dedicated to obsessively profiling startups, reviewing new Internet products, and breaking tech news.
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Unlocking The Truth - Malcolm Brickhouse & Jarad Dawkins

Kriss Kross this isn’t. Lock up your daughters, America: these sixth-grade metalheads from Flatbush, Brooklyn are on a mission to rock your socks off.
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These kids are awesome. Really like the drummer guy, he's thinking decades ahead of himself. ^ML

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Creative Review - The graphic art of Harry Potter

Creative Review - The graphic art of Harry Potter | Matmi Staff finds... | Scoop.it
The best in visual communication
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Always fascinating to see graphic design being used to it's full potential. Rarely does it gets the recognition it deserves — ^ML 

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Comics by Simon Landrein

Comics by Simon Landrein | Matmi Staff finds... | Scoop.it
A blog about Art, Photography, Film, Music, Design, and Collaborative Projects.
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Minimal palette and super fun comics from Simon Landrein. ^ML

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Steen Jones-Sailor Jerry Tribute

Steen Jones pays homage to one of his idols, Sailor Jerry by taking his work outside and painting a 10x7 mural in the heart of Fitzroy, Melbourne, Australia. Steen…
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Steen Jones going big with a Sailor Jerry mural.

Check it out, and check our game we made for Sailor Jerry whist you're at it! http://www.matmi.com/play/sailor-jerry-blackjack/


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Cartographies of Time: A Visual History of the Timeline

Cartographies of Time: A Visual History of the Timeline | Matmi Staff finds... | Scoop.it
A chronology of one of our most inescapable metaphors, or what Macbeth has to do with Galileo.

I was recently asked to select my all-time
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A chonrological collection of information design on horology. Rather fitting as the world's oldest calendar was found in Scotland this week!

Indulge your inner geek for a bit. ^ML

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Hohokum E3 Trailer (PS4) | E3 2013

Watch the E3 trailer for Hohokum™, an upcoming PSN exclusive for PlayStation®4, PlayStation®3, and PlayStation®Vita systems. ©2013 Sony Computer Entertainmen...
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Aside from the usual Triple A titles coming to the new Playstation 4, I'm really excited about this one.


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Who needs a HUD? Metro: Last Light and the return to realism

Who needs a HUD? Metro: Last Light and the return to realism | Matmi Staff finds... | Scoop.it
Less information can create more immersion.
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Less is more. Article on the reduction of gui and on screen elements in a game, resulting in a much more immersive and atmospheric experience. ^ML

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How to make a heart shaped egg

How to make a heart shaped egg | Matmi Staff finds... | Scoop.it
In my previous post, I did a how to make cube shaped & pyramid shaped hard boiled eggs.
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Single, alone and want to give yourself something to smile about in the morning or a non vegan partner you want to get some brownie points off — this is for you. ^ML

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Grand Theft Auto V - Trailer | Rockstar Games

Grand Theft Auto V - Trailer | Rockstar Games | Matmi Staff finds... | Scoop.it
The official home of Rockstar Games
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The game I've been waiting for years for is nearly here, and looking unbelievable!!


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Designer Jo Ratcliffe: 'animating Kate Moss was my crash course' - video

Designer Jo Ratcliffe: 'animating Kate Moss was my crash course' - video | Matmi Staff finds... | Scoop.it
The London illustrator explains how to stay current, how to make drawings come alive – and how she ensnared Kate Moss with hand-drawn vines
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I started doing animations (ages ago) in exactly the same way and I'm still feeling the butterflies in my tummy. ^JH

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MIT’s Freaky Non-Stick Coating Keeps Ketchup Flowing

MIT’s Freaky Non-Stick Coating Keeps Ketchup Flowing | Matmi Staff finds... | Scoop.it
When it comes to those last globs of ketchup inevitably stuck to every bottle of Heinz, most people either violently shake the container in hopes of eking out another drop or two, or perform the "secret" trick: smacking the "57" logo on the...
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Third place in the Design of the Year awards for 2013 — but we all now its the real winner. ^ML

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XYZ

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A short game about perspective and geometry.
Made for Ludum Dare 48, where it ranked 11th out of over 2300 entries! Thanks to all who voted, a full version of...
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I found this incredible game! Its made by some anonymous (sexy) man.

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Exclusive: The Evolution of the Minifig

Exclusive: The Evolution of the Minifig | Matmi Staff finds... | Scoop.it
We have worked with Lego to painstakingly collect and catalog almost every minifig ever produced into a photographic timeline.
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NOSTALGIA! The evolution of the Minifig all the way back from the space man (which I have ofc!) to the modern interations with movie franchise spin offs etc. ^ML 

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National Geographic Turns Their Massive Archive Into A Tumblr

National Geographic Turns Their Massive Archive Into A Tumblr | Matmi Staff finds... | Scoop.it
Last week, Bobby tweeted: "'Remember when images didn't move?' - Our grandchildren." It's exciting to imagine such a future; one where your grandkids' friend would reply "What?!" with bewildered as...
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Instagram eat your heart out. National Geographic have uploaded a raft of unused photography onto a Tumblr! Real light leaks and washed out colour without the aid of an app. ^ML #analogue

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BENJAMEME

BENJAMEME | Matmi Staff finds... | Scoop.it
The Work of Art in the Age of the Internet.
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Paintings for the modern person. Meme's translated into works of art. ^ML

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Danny MacAskill's Imaginate

Danny MacAskill's Imaginate | Matmi Staff finds... | Scoop.it
Danny MacAskill's brand new riding film Imaginate. Enter Danny's mind and enjoy.
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Danny MacAskill's got skills to say the least!! Awesome Red Bull video


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