Still state of the (street) art

Filmmaker, author and photographer Henry Chalfant, the director of much-loved early-1980s hip hop street art documentary, Style Wars, has just launched a new website that is set to feature his astonishing Big Grafitti Archive. Henry’s portfolio features countless breathtaking shots that effectively helped to communicate grafitti art to the rest of the world, and he plans to make the Big Graffiti Archive available as a DVD set. That’s one for the OG Christmas list, then. Click on the image above to check the subway car in all of its glory.

Another ingredient in the crucible of hip hop, New York’s street gang culture, is explored in Rubble Kings, a new documentary from director Shan Nicholson that’s currently on the film festival circuit. Check the trailer below…

Print your Facebook friends…

…and put them on your wall. Your real wall. No not your Facebook wall. What? Yes they’re your real friends. Well some of them. You know how it is. Yes, sometimes it IS awkward to say no. Er, what were we talking about? I’m quite confused.

Just watch the video below or buy your own friends poster from printingfacebook.com.

Made by Fudge

Some bright spark: ‘I know, lets make the website look like a web design programme, cos’ that’s what we do’ Recipe for disaster you might think, Fudge pull it off beautifuly… (grab the guides!)

http://madebyfudge.com/

http://madebyfudge.com/

Made by Fudge

Introducing… Twitter Parade!

Well this is fun. Once. Hit this link, enter your favourite Twitter ID and watch your very own Twitter parade of followers walk past complete with avatar heads and recent tweet speach bubbles. Very cute.

2010 Social Networking World Map

Every world needs a map so why should the world of social networking be any different? Bear in mind that just five years ago Facebook wouldn’t have even been on here! Great stats and actually made me laugh (although I am a proper nerd, so keep those comedy expectations low Muggles). Click image to embiggen…

Gorgeous interactive World Cup calendar

Very pleasing Flash World Cup calendar.

And a slightly less successful version for World Cup 94…

A blogging game changer

It’s great when you find out about something that makes your mind start running away with what this new discovery means to you.

Posterous.com is exactly one of those things, that’s already changed the way I think about how I’m going to write blogs, and I only discovered it ten minutes ago. It’s that good.

All you do to make a blog is simply send an email to post@posterous.com with words/pictures/videos/MP3s/files – or a combination – and pretty much instantly a mail is sent back to you with a link to all the stuff you’ve sent, as a blog.

You can then either stay as a casual blogger without signing up – posterous automatically collates posts on your blog whenever you mail them from the same email address – or you can claim the blog, signing in and taking advantage of being able to change the looks and so on.

Its very clever stuff, and well worth checking out for a few minutes.

Information IS Beautiful (And Alarming)

David McCandless and the team at Information Is Beautiful do a wonderful job of interpreting data within a graphic framework, taking often quite complex issues and simplifying them into the visual equiv of a soft caress, followed by a slap in the kisser.

Here’s two recent, disparate examples of their work. Click on the images for larger versions…

Planes or Volcano?

How Much Do Music Artists Earn Online?

Why I am not rich

This is fascinating, Kyle Conroy has put together some data on how much money you would have today if, instead of spending money on an Apple product, you just bought Apple shares instead. For example if, in 1997 you blew £2,400 on Apple shares instead of a Apple Power Macintosh G3 233 Desktop, you would now have $139,184.58!

http://www.kyleconroy.com/apple-stock.php

What does your website look like on the iPad?

You can find out by visiting iPadPeek. Here’s ours…

New year’s resolution generator – for those that just can’t be arsed ALREADY!

Sick of the usual resolutions? Just plain lazy? Let the web take the hard work out of making this year’s resolution. Breaking it within a week though is completely down to you. Generate your resolution here.

Not happy with that? Hit the button again then.

That was the Google year that was


The 2009 Year-End Google Zeitgeist is here spurting out details on our searching habits during the last 12 months. Here are some of the global and UK highlights. The full list is here. Tesco Direct as the number four global food and drink search is a surprise. Stunned that there are no references to more grubby search terms too.*

GLOBAL SEARCH TRENDS 2009

Fastest Rising Searches (Global)
1. michael jackson
2. facebook
3. tuenti
4. twitter
5. sanalika
6. new moon
7. lady gaga
8. windows 7
9. dantri.com.vn
10. torpedo gratis

Fastest Falling Searches (Global)
1. beijing 2008
2. euro 2008
3. heath ledger
4. barack obama
5. amy winehouse
6. kraloyun
7. dailymotion
8. bebo
9. wii
10. emule

Fastest Rising Entertainment Searches (Global)
1. michael jackson
2. transformers
3. eminem
4. naruto shippuden
5. beyonce
6. peliculas id
7. paranormal activity
8. anime online
9. natasha richardson
10. poker face lyrics

Fastest Rising Food & Drink Searches (Global)
1. acai berry
2. picnic
3. クックパッド
4. tesco direct
5. senseo
6. peanut butter recall
7. nespresso commande
8. habibs delivery
9. mocktail
10. masterchef australia

UK SEARCH TRENDS 2009

Fastest Rising Searches (UK)
1. facebook
2. jogos
3. ebay uk
4. yahoo mail
5. hotmail
6. bbc iplayer
7. hi5
8. stephen gately
9. bing
10. spotify

Most Popular Searches (UK)
1. facebook
2. bbc
3. youtube
4. hotmail
5. games
6. ebay
7. news
8. google
9. yahoo
10. bebo

Hottest news searches (UK)
1. swine flu
2. susan boyle
3. jade goody
4. robert pattison
5. rihanna
6. michael jackson
7. google maps
8. twitter
9. stephen gately
10. iran

Hottest tickets searches (UK)
1. lady gaga
2. michael jackson
3. taylor swift
4. whitney houston
5. pixies
6. jls
7. beyonce
8. green day
9. tinchy stryder
10. u2

*Come on, let’s be honest with ourselves.

Star Wars Weather

Absolutely pointless yet rather lovely. Type in your city here and get the weather in a Star Wars stylee.

Bath, UK on Sat 19th December

The Bible According To Google Earth

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Scenes from that book “The Bible” as seen by Google Earth. Moses parting the Red Sea (top) and the crucifixion (bottom). Images made by Sydney-based The Glue Society.

Also check out their pigeon statue…

Pigeon

http://www.gluesociety.com/

They are watching us…

Careful where you get your ‘inspiration’ youthoughtwewouldntnotice.com

notice

Is this the best business card ever?

I SO want one of these next time we reprint. We could put ‘content’ in the search field followed by Did you mean: www.futureplus.co.uk
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Such a cool business card

Such a cool business card