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Gap calls a Mulligan

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Gap calls a Mulligan

According to some sources Gap has recently changed its logo back to the iconic big blue square. This is after the whole internet became vocal about the change in the company’s icon. We all know the power of the internet is mighty and can do a great number of things, in this case reclaim brand recognition. Gap has lent understanding ears to the cries of the many and decided that if it was ever to sell anything again, then the company needed the support back from the populous.

I know we made fun of the Gap and I guess this guy has little going for him now that the joke is over. I guess the real question is how terrible of a concept must something be to warrant Gap buyers to cry out in hysterics? And by “Gap buyers,” I mean soccer moms (who can get angry) and children, as they are the only demographics I have ever seen in the store.  Sorry, Gap.  You used to have people that constantly need more pleated pants.  However, people with pleated pants have obviously given up! You pissed them off.

But, now the day is saved once again thanks to the internet!

P.S.- Burn your pleated pants; flat front pants are the way to go every time.

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Gap’s newest logo becomes the art community’s newest joke

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Gap’s newest logo becomes the art community’s newest joke

It’s kind of sad when a newly created logo for a very recognized brand becomes the butt of a joke.  Last week, Gap unveiled their new logo for their brand.  With a company that big, usually a new logo is seen and given a huge round of applause. But, instead, Gap received many boos and hisses from the art community.

To re-brand a brand, usually logos go through extensive research, concepts and versions that are done by a team of creative personnel. What Gap did seems to be the work of one marketing guy who just learned that Helvetica is an awesome font. But, then again, I’ve never rebranded a logo for that big of a company. So, what do I know.

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Getting Into the Gaming Industry: Introduction

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Getting Into the Gaming Industry: Introduction

A few weeks ago, I went to a little convention called Dragon*Con in Atlanta. I won’t go into details about the convention, as that information is covered everywhere, but I would like to talk to you about a panel I attended entitled “Getting Into the Gaming Business.”  It was held by — most notably — Mike Capps, President of Epic Games (Gears of War anyone?), Eloy LaSanta (CEO of Third Eye Games), and Jason Bulmahn (lead designer at Paizo).

I am going to break it down into five parts: this introductory post, a post for programmers, a post for artists, a post for writers, and a post for table-top games.

Although they went into a lot of detail about every part, they gave four rules that apply to everybody, so read on to find them out!

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Let me show you my Lego Pokemans

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Let me show you my Lego Pokemans

LEGO artists continue to amaze me.  It takes a special type of creative talent to create LEGO models without the help of a step-by-step booklet.  I know that when I play with LEGO bricks, I usually just follow the instructions and build the model as shown on the front of the box.  (Yea, I know. I’m a “square” and just do what I’m told.) When completed, I fly my 8-bit helicopter around while making sound effects with my mouth. (Admit it. You still do that too.)

But, for Flickr member Filip, he is no square. He doesn’t need some book to tell him what to make. All he needs are LEGO bricks and his vast amounts of creative juices. Check out some of Filip’s pokemans after the break.

[via Flickr]

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Pixelated Podcast Ep.51 – The More you Joe

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Pixelated Podcast Ep.51 – The More you Joe

This weeks episode was just amazing. With a much larger cast. As we are joined not only by Joe Peacock but special guest Cinerina. We start off the episode with some True Believer Joements. (Moment with Joe) Jam to some Apple Conference news. Have a Cheri Inspirational Joement about Art. Kickass and chew bubble gum with some PAX Duke talk. More art talk about Wacom Tablets. Wrapping up with a roundtable discussion about the recent Rumor on the Riddler for Batman 3.

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  • True Believer Joements
  • Jam to some Apple Conference news
  • Cheri Inspirational Joement about Art
  • PAX Duke talk
  • Art Talk about Wacom Tablets
  • Rumor on the Riddler for Batman 3

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Wookie the Pooh

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Wookie the Pooh

We’ve seen what happens when Star Wars meets LEGO. But what would happen if Star Wars met Winnie the Pooh? It sounds odd, but artist James Hance has made some really adorable artwork of Han and Chewie as Christopher Robin and Pooh respectively.

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Something to brighten up your Monday: The Oatmeal

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Something to brighten up your Monday: The Oatmeal

We all know Mondays are a drag. You haul your ass into work, even if that’s only across the living room into your home-office, fire up your email client and get hit with a deluge of crap – most of it demanding to have something done immediately, or you’re fired. You’re knackered from a weekend of ‘relaxation,’ which in laymen’s terms means busting your gut trying to fix something for someone in your family because, let’s be honest, if you’re reading this you’re more than likely ‘the computer guy’. Sound familiar?

Well fear not dear readers, I’ve got something that’ll bring a little bit of levity to your day, in that dark, irritable humour that fits perfectly with the worst day of the week, and it’s simply called The Oatmeal. It’s a site that most geeks will associate with and displays comics, quizzes and general random funnies from the eccentric mind of Matthew Inman. My personal favourite is the very telling story of the humble, or horrible depending on how you looks at them, printer. Here’s a small snippet:

There are many other hilarious comics including ‘What your email address says about your computer skills’ and of course the ‘What it’s like to own and Apple product‘ to name but a few, so head on over to The Oatmeal and get some laughs before Monday turns you sour for the rest of the week.

TRON Lamp is Required for Every I/O Tower

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TRON Lamp is Required for Every I/O Tower

Even though the TRON sequel is still a few months away, Indestructibles user Greg Madison has created a work of art that would look great next to Sarc’s console.

My main source of inspiration resides in movies, video games and science fiction. Well, what is the common point between TRON , ZeldaFinal Fantasy , etc???

Answer: The luminescent shapes which represent electronic circuits or magic spells. I have always been marveled by these visual effects and I do think I am not the only one.

Called the MADYLIGHT, It seems simple enough to make, and I think my ENCOM employee badge would go great sitting next to it.

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[via Instructables]