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For Decades, Cartographers Have Been Hiding Covert Illustrations Inside of Switzerland's Official Maps | | Eye on Design
The first three dimensions—length, height, and depth—are included on all topographical maps. The "fourth dimension," or time, is also available on the website
cartography  hidden  art  switzerland  maps  fun  design  humor  IFTTT  swiss  aiga 
16 hours ago by xer0x
Who was Sun Tzu’s Napoleon?
We know that Thucydides was not only the chronicler, but a general in the
Peloponnesian War, Julius Caesar the architect of the Gallic War, and
Machiavelli an active participant in Florentine diplomatic and martial
affairs. Maurice de Saxe waded through the bloody fields of Malplaquet and
Fontenoy, while both Jomini and Clausewitz kept their own formative
experiences fighting in the Napoleonic Wars firmly in mind as they composed
their respective theoretical works. But what mot...
suntzu  art  of  war  artofwar  book  arc  china  history  strategy  chinese_history  IFTTT  military_theory  Pocket  Unread 
6 weeks ago by xer0x
Examples of Bauhaus Graphic Design that Shaped the Movement | | Eye on Design
Bauhaus design's impact on today's graphics is hard to overestimate. Associated with primary colors, thick straight lines slashing across white space, and that
bauhaus  art  history  movement  graphicdesign 
9 weeks ago by xer0x
An overview of L-systems, a string rewriting framework commonly used in computer graphics to visualize and simulate organic growth.
algorithms  biology  dev  graphics  programming  fractal  math  design  art  design:favorite 
december 2019 by xer0x
The science behind Jackson Pollock's painting technique - CNN Style
American painter Jackson Pollock is remembered for his abstract-expressionist art and "drip technique." But researchers who studied his work wanted to take a deeper look at the science behind his art.
-  arts  art  behind  cnn  jackson  painting  pollock's  science  technique  the 
november 2019 by xer0x
Somehow I Became Respectable
John Waters, self-described garbage guru, wonders how he stumbled into what every young artist fears: acceptance.
john  waters  art  success  mature 
august 2019 by xer0x
Where In the World Is 'Salvator Mundi'? Kenny Schachter Reveals the Location of the Lost $450 Million Leonardo | artnet News
Whether it's a 100 percent pure Leonardo da Vinci is another story, our columnist writes in an major exclusive.
arabia  art  christie's  da  davinci  is  kenny  leonardo  mundi  painting  salvator  saudi  schachter  vinci  where  yacht 
june 2019 by xer0x
Notre Dame is unstable: a strong wind could make the walls collapse, independent report says | The Art Newspaper
The current approach to its restoration fails to take account of the interconnected structural “engineering” of Gothic architecture
architecture  art  france  paris  notre-dame 
may 2019 by xer0x
This artist is paying tribute to Canada's hidden military history — by throwing his prints in a lake | CBC Arts
The Avro Arrow has fascinated David Trautrimas since childhood, so he decided to honour its mythology and legacy.
avro  canada  research  history  ufo  technology  art 
april 2019 by xer0x
A resource for magnetic finger implants, created by Charlotte Dann. What is a magnetic implant? Why would you want such a thing? Are you going to die? Yes. We will all die.
magnet  fingers  art  science  experiment  hack 
january 2019 by xer0x
The Embroidered Computer | Irene PoschIrene Posch
The Embroidered Computer uses historic gold embroidery materials to craft a programmable 8 bit computer.
art  computers  computing  electronics  embroidery  computer  analog  analogue  artue  bivalence 
january 2019 by xer0x
The Little-Known Reason Pencils Are Yellow - Artsy
Pencils weren’t always yellow. We have the marketing genius of a 19th-century Czech manufacturer to thank for their now-ubiquitous hue.
art  branding  colour  czech  design  france  gabrielle  hick  history  interesting  pencil  pencils 
november 2018 by xer0x
Why do stars like Adele keep losing their voice? | News | The Guardian
The long read: More and more singers are cancelling big shows and turning to surgery to fix their damaged vocal cords. But is the problem actually down to the way they sing?
art  health  music  singing  body  adele  laser  voice  surgery 
september 2017 by xer0x
Xenko Game Engine - Xenko 2.0 released now!
After nearly two years of open beta, we’re proud to announce that Xenko is now available as a commercial product. Xenko 2.0 adds features such as full VR sup...
art  game  vr 
april 2017 by xer0x
Piskel - Free online sprite editor
Piskel, free online sprite editor. A simple web-based tool for Spriting and Pixel art. Create pixel art, game sprites and animated GIFs. Free and open-source.
animation  editor  pixel  tool  sprite  pixelart  art  gamedev  sprites  tools 
february 2017 by xer0x
BBC Finally Admits Its Famous ‘Women Write Better Code’ Story Was Fake News | Heat Street
When the issue of "fake news" came to prominence at the end of this year's election cycle, traditional media outlets were the firsts to engage in relentless finger-pointing. Journalists everywhere deplored the spread of misleading, lazily reported and, in some cases, totally fabricated stories that had been facilitated by social media. That'd be ignoring — of course — that in a competitive
facebook  objective-c  twitter  ifttt  WSH  twitterlink  1960s  @codepo8  Aiviq  art 
december 2016 by xer0x
video picture -> ascii
github  library  js  ascii  art 
october 2012 by xer0x - News
Script interactions in Adobe Illustrator using Javascript!
illustrator  design  javascript  plugin  tools  programming  illustration  vector  art  adobeillustrator  paperjs 
november 2011 by xer0x
Mr.doob | Harmony
Awesome sketching tool example.   (built in html5ish tech)
art  html5  design  inspiration  drawing 
january 2011 by xer0x
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