A warm welcome to our 40th Tuesday Trifle; the weekly dose of inspiration and variety.
They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. A Tor.com post – Art History Through Sci Fi-Colored Glasses – brings together an impressive collection of ‘classic’ artworks that have been reincarnated with a Sci-Fi twist.
How about a robotic ‘His Master’s Voice’, a Twilight ’American Gothic’ or a Spiderman & Hobgoblin version of ‘The Runaway’? My favourite is this parody of Rockwell’s ‘Freedom from Want’, but then it does feature Wonder Woman, so I doubt if that’s a surprise!
Check out the full collection, from many different artists around the world, here.
I came across this sweet motion graphics video recently on vimeo.
The Alphabet in Film: How many film titles can you name? It took us a few viewings to get them all.
Help, I’ve cut myself
This is a glorious little find and shows a great use of online video to sell a product and a brand… albiet in quirky way! Help Remedies is a company that takes arguably one of the most fundamental meanings of design (making people’s lives better) very simplistically – basing it’s brand, its thinking and its resultant products around that important word “help”. It also takes a humorous look at other ailments and bothers (we’ve all wanted our cat to be a cover model).
This particular example below manages to create some good out of a bad situation, by providing dressings and a swab kit for bone marrow registration… it even manages to throw a bit of sympathy in too.
Please do have a look at their website, it’s quite a refreshing take on things: http://www.helpineedhelp.com/
In other news…
WOW Film Festival
The Wales One World Film Festival is taking place all over Wales this month. The festival has been running for 11 years giving audiences across Wales the chance to see the best in world cinema. A list of venues and films can be found on their website, most notably Jan Svankmajers new film – Surviving Life.