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.
Eight or so years ago, my little son Finn was fascinated by this animation. (As we laid in the dark at bedtime, he noted out of the blue, “The dream is collapsing.”) Now that he’s 11, we can enjoy the original film together & revisit the steampunk version together.
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:
My old pals Will & Bryan and their teams have been hard at work on the brushing-savvy iPad app Fresco (see previous thoughts). Gizmodo offers a quick look at its current state, and Bryan has shared some perspective on its development.
20 or so of my teammates hail from Russia or Belarus (the second-most bummed-out place on earth, apparently—although in my brief visit I found it to be lovely), and we bond over pitch-dark humor. In that vein, enjoy (?) this bleak riff on The Simpsons’ intro—really putting the “gag” in “couch gag”: