February 28th, 2010
February 27th, 2010
Ah, my very first book! And, what better way to celebrate piracy than by buying a pirate ship?
This paperback book features my Wicked Wench paper model (download it for FREE), and it costs $24.99 (plus $5 S&H). Both illustrated instructions and full-color model parts are included. If you mess up on any of the parts . . . buy another book and start over. No refunds accepted.
The cover features my blue starburst wallpaper, and the logo doubles as the display plaque. The exterior pages are in Chinese while the inside remains in English. If you don’t speak either language, fear not! The assembly instructions are fully illustrated.
Those pesky copyright, website, and designer credits have all been removed from every single page, so there’s no slowing you down. There may be some blatantly obvious Disney-copyrighted material contained within, but it was felt that permission wasn’t needed to make a profit.
Quantities are limited, so get your copy before they’re all gone!
February 26th, 2010
Narnia font designed by Luis Garcia.
February 24th, 2010
February 24th, 2010
If you are using Firefox to read this, first off, good for you! Second, you may witness odd happenings with text as I play with Web fonts. Yes, fonts can (sort of—it’s a long story) be used on websites. I’ve already implemented one font for the bulk of the site’s text. If you look closely to the pages as they’re loading, you will undoubtedly witness the font change before your eyes. That’s because the browser has to download the font.
And, as usual, Internet Explorer refuses to join the mainstream browsers. It prefers to do what it wants, rules and standards be darned. Web fonts are supposed to work in IE, but they don’t. At least, not for me. I have yet to test Opera and Chrome.
I’m just learning about Web fonts and the
@font-face CSS property; it’s fascinating to learn all of the intricacies. And, there’s a lot of temptation to start using flashy fonts, which may not scale like you’d think or be readable. A lot of testing and careful consideration is involved. The A List Apart website has been a lot of help; it’s a great jumping-off point:
If you want to get some straight, basic information on how to get started, I recommend visiting Nice Web Type.
February 21st, 2010
If you’ve been reading my Tweets, you already knew something new was coming. Well, here it is! The Art Corner will be posts that feature website artwork, including old site designs, Flash animations, sketches, and things never seen before.
Sometimes the updates will be big, and sometimes they’ll be small. This is a big one, so let’s get started. Read More
February 21st, 2010
In December, 2005, Dan Howland recreated a scene from what is known as the Yippie Invasion (August 6, 1970). He created scale cardstock riot cops to place in front of his build of the Sleeping Beauty Castle paper model (version 1).You can read more about the Yippie Invasion over at Danny’s Land.
Well, Dan is finally selling off his castle build, complete with riot cops, a cigarette-smoking Walt, “clay rocks, wire trees and ivy made of lichen.” It won “Best of Show” at the Multnomah County Fair, and was featured on Boing Boing. The price tag . . . how about $150? Want it shipped? That will cost an extra $500! Read More
February 18th, 2010
Here are some more paper models:
Designed by Ninjatoes.
Designed by Mat Hawkins.
Designed by Benz.
Designed by Ron Rementilla.
Designed by Enrique3.
Additionally, I did some digging in a closet, and I came across my unfinished Mark VII Monorail paper model. So, I dragged it out, dusted it off, and I started to finish it. You can see the photo online.
My, there’s been a lot of paper model commotion lately.
February 16th, 2010
Get a custom Muppets experience! Enter your name, and watch as the characters create havoc that completely destroys a website in true Muppet fashion. If you have a common name, both Miss Piggy and Kermit will say it.
After the website is in shambles, you’ll be re-directed to Web page where you can email friends a link to their own customized experience. But, don’t do anything yet . . . there’s more! Hit your browser’s back button to revisit the broken website, and you’ll get a new video with Sam the Eagle. When finished, you’ll be forwarded to the email page. Hit the back button again for one last video, starring Gonzo.
February 12th, 2010
Uhu02′s Black Pearl paper model is no longer available to the general public! Due to increases in pirate activity, he has made all of his models inaccessible to all but trusted sources.
If you’re a member of the Zealot website (a hobby site), you can do a little digging. The information is all there, along with stipulations. Uhu02 has graciously provided the info to knowledgeable members there, and site moderators have threatened to ban anyone who do not follow certain rules about the information.
That’s really all that I can say. Don’t email me about this; I won’t give out any hints.