I really enjoyed this minimalist ode to UI history when it debuted at a recent iPhone event, and it’s fun to see it again:
Anything that finally lets regular people tap into the vast (and vastly untapped) power of Illustrator’s venerable gradient mesh is a win, and this tech promises to let vector shapes function as light emitters that help cast shadows:
Requisite (?) Old Man Nack moment: though I have no idea if/how the underlying tech relates, I’m reminded of the Realtime Gradient-Domain Painting work that onetime Adobe researcher Jim McCann published back in 2008.
Happy Sunday. 😌
“Here, we choo-choo-choose to believe in the Constitution. Isn’t that bananas?”
Thrilling stuff for Honda’s celebration of the Japanese Grand Prix:
The ad covers Honda’s success on the racetrack through the years, from the RA272’s victory at 1965’s Mexican Grand Prix to Max Verstappen’s race-winning pass at this year’s Austrian Grand Prix. A giant animated bull also features as a nod to the brand’s partnership with Scuderia Toro Rosso and Aston Martin Red Bull Racing.
All through October. Looks like fun—and great to see how far the world has come from the “Thoughts On Flash”/“Sympathy for the Devil” days.
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Neat idea from El Pollo Loco + Snapchat:
El Pollo Loco… is looking to bring back lost Latino-themed murals in downtown Los Angeles, if only in virtual form. Beginning Sunday, open the Snapchat smartphone app, tap on the background to activate the World Lenses feature, and point the phone at the now blank wall. With that, the old murals come back to life on the screen.
It’s sort of hilarious to me that a 30-year-old silent file format has given its contentiously pronounced name to a genre of little looping animations—which in this case aren’t even silent! But who cares, just enjoy these fun little sequences: