Posts Tagged ‘ Large ’

The Largest Game Of Tetris In History?


Drexel University professor Frank Lee took over the side of the 29-story Cira Centre in Philadelphia last year to play a gigantic game of Pong, setting the Guinness World Record for the “Largest Architectural Video Game Display.” Last night he doubled the record with a massive game of Tetris.  Controlled by joysticks conneted to the building’s LED lights via 4G wireless, this particular Tetris game was a competitive affair, with two teams playing on the north and south sides of the building. When one team cleared a row, the other team would get more blocks dropped on their play-field. Trash-talking was kept to a minimum, as the teams were a mile away from each other.

Yugoslavian ‘Spomeniks’ Scluptures.

During the 1960s and 70s, thousands of monuments commemorating the Second World War called ‘Spomeniks’ were built throughout the former Yugoslavia; striking monumental sculptures, with an angular geometry echoing the shapes of flowers, crystals, and macro-views of viruses or DNA.  In the 1980s the Spomeniks still attracted millions of visitors from the Eastern bloc; today they are largely neglected and unknown, their symbolism lost and unwanted.  Antwerp-based photographer Jan Kempenaers traveled the Balkans photographing these eerie objects, presented in the book Spomenik as a powerful typological series. The beauty and mystery of the isolated, crumbling Spomeniks informs Kempenaer’s inquiry into memory, found beauty, and whether former monuments can function as pure sculpture.

Getting Back To Nature.

We will never tire of the positive effects of nature. Its calming, soothing and inspiring influence will never go out of style. The more we rush, the more time we spend indoors staring at our screens and devices, the more urban our lifestyles become, the more we crave and need time away from it all.  Nothing represents that point better than this photo collection.

15 Of The Best Black And White Photos.

We all know a picture is worth a thousand words.  A photograph however is also worth the time, effort, conceptual vision, and execution that the photographer put into it.  Black and white photography seems to have a special grit to it that not too many other styles can capture, which makes them a bit more gripping when on display.  I know I’ve covered several different sets of stunning black and white photographs before, but the selection I stumbled on recently left me needing to put them up.  So check the method.

Green Lantern Concept Art.

So a few of my boys, my assistant and I went the nerd route, and saw Ryan Reynolds in Green Lantern last night.  All in all, the movie was pretty good, and the only thing more impressive than Angela Bassets ass (which made an AMAZING cameo in the movie) was the details in the suits of the Green Lantern Core.  Each suit was fashioned differently, and seemed to be based on the muscular structure of each species wearing it.  After I saw the movie, I was compelled to look up some of the concept art, and the pictures below are what I found.  (Unfortunately however, aside from the first and last picture, the rest don’t get too much bigger.)  But check the method regardless…  And if you happen to go see Green Lantern, stay after the credits.

The Kanto x Apple Speakers.

The Kanto Morph speakers were originally designed by Alp Germaner for a competition but he missed the fine print about it being a “skin design” only and so it was relegated to languish in the dark corners of his hard drive – that is, until we got our hands on it. Look, for once it’s a design not about nostalgia. It’s not ostensibly minimalistic and it’s contemporary. Yes it’s an iPhone/iPod dock but who says all Apple peripherals have to look like Cupertino designed them? I applaud his aberrant design choices.