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Monday Report | 05·23·11

The Noun Project, The Dark Knight Returns Goes Viral, Super 8, Wanken, The Dangers of Infographic, The Brand New Conference, Tyson Face Art - The rights of the artist

The Noun Project

“sharing, celebrating and enhancing the world’s visual language”

I remember using this about a year ago, when the icon collection was still growing, but now The Noun Project is in full swing.  A beautiful and well organized collection of search-able, open-source and FREE ICONS. Beautiful in it’s simplicity, the Noun Project collects, organizes and adds to the highly recognizable symbols that form the world’s visual language, so we may share them in a fun and meaningful way.

Check It Out |  My Favorite Icon

The Dark Knight Returns Goes Viral
If you can remember the viral marketing for the Second Batman Film, it should come as no supprise that another campaign has already begun for the upcoming Dark Knight Returns. Hardcore fans of Warner Bros.’s Batman trilogy undertook code cracking of epic proportions Friday after the site for the next film, The Dark Knight Rises, hit the web.

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Super 8

In preparation for Super 8, the upcoming scifi film by J.J. Abrams and produced by Steven Spielberg, the studios have released a very fun and use full iPhone app.

Super 8™ is the ultimate Super 8 camera emulator for your video-capable iDevice. Using Super 8™, you can make your own vintage movies and add lens, filter and shake effects, arrange clips and scenes the way you want them; you can even add your own credits.

When you’re done, send your Super 8 movie off to be developed. Your masterpiece will appear in your personal movie library where, with the tap of a finger, you can view your movie in the built-in Super 8 projector room, export it to a computer or email it to friends.

Get the App |  About the Film

If your looking for a sweet little blog, Wanken has been featuring some pretty cool artists and great insights for a couple of years now.  His style has a very ISO50 feel, but he has a refreshing take on design and always seems to find the coolest spaces to feature.

Check it out |  Check out his Portfolio

The Dangers of Infographic
The Huffington Post presents The dangers of over-infographic enthusiasm or infographic-mania, infographic-itis whatever

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The Brand New Conference
I’m pretty sure I can’t go, but if you are lucky enough to be in San Francisco at the time, you should really check it out.  September 16, 2011

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Tyson Face Art – The rights of the artist
Is it petty, or should the rights for reproduction of Tyson’s tattoo fall to the original artist?  Check out the legal suit for The Hangover II.

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James Donaldson

While he swears he won’t design for internet explorer and is unable to breathe without his iphone, James is generally an easy-going guy who can be convinced to do almost anything if there’ll be food involved.