Mad Quickies

Mad Quickies: Lovelace Lego, Stranger Type, AquaSonic Concert, Spider-Gwen, Vintage Heart of Glass and More!

You guys, we made it! End of the week huzzahs and yippees! Let’s exit the work mode with some Quickies. Onward!

Activist and artist Zoë Quinn is making a Chuck Tingle FMV game. Via Jim T.

Interactive content manager Stewart Lamb Cromar created a monochromatic LEGO set based on the historical analytical engine featuring Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage.

I have been racking my brain trying to remember the name of the 80s typeface that comprises the “Stranger Things” logo. I totally scared Marco The Cat with a “D’oh!” when I read the answer in The Typography of ‘Stranger Things’ by Sarah Gless at Nelson Cash. How did I not know that?!

After Frank Ocean’s “Blond”, Universal is banning artists from giving streaming exclusives. Via Courtney

Hell Yes: Spider-Gwen Is Heading to the Ultimate Spider-Man Cartoon. And this is only part of the Spider-Verse news! Via Courtney

A behind-the-scenes timelapse captures the extraordinary work involved in the new stop-motion film “Kubo and the Two Strings”. Even the gifs are mesmerizing.

Why have a sterile, utilitarian bunker when you can create a 5,000 sq. ft. bunker that’s the garish architectural equivalent of the Uncanny Valley. And… it’s in Las Vegas.

Bonus Excellent Human Report: Bittersweet and wonderful, 15+ Creative Dog Owners Who Did Pawesome Things For Their Dogs.


Artist Koka Nikoladze makes sound machines…

Koka’s Stepper Miniature

Via Julie M.

from the page

Koka’s Stepper Miniature is made of a single stepper motor. Sound of the motor is amplified with a contact microphone.

Keyboard is made of metal screws and it senses capacitive touch.

Attaching different objects, such as springs and office binders to a rotor, changes colour of the tone and its texture.


This is an underwater concert! Five performers submerged in water tanks play custom-made instruments and sing – entirely underwater.

Between Music: AquaSonic

Via Julie M.

from the page


Happy Friday bonus thing for you!

Heart Of Glass – Vintage ’40s “Old Hollywood” Style Blondie Cover ft. Addie Hamilton

Found at the Squid.

from the page
Here’s something we never did before – a multi camera, “Old Hollywood” film style shoot! Addie Hamilton stars in this ’40s jazz ballad version of Blondie’s “Heart Of Glass,” directed by Kii Arens.

Featured image is from AquaSonic.



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