notes.husk.org. scribblings by Paul Mison.

2014-07-18

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“ According to [Jens Nygaard Knudsen] the Red and White spacemen started as Cosmonauts and Astronauts. Later they became red pilots and white explorers, yellow were introduced as scientists/engineers, blue as security/soldiers, black as spies. Pete and I decided mech/walker Pilots should be a new colour. Green! ”

Mark Stafford, in a comment on Pete Reid’s photo of multiple classic Lego space minifigures.

I’d always wondered if the red and white mapped to Soviet and US uniforms. It turns out, yes, they did, kind of.

2014-05-03

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In Focus:

Discarded phone boxes belonging to German telecommunications giant Deutsche Telekom in Michendorf near Berlin, Germany, on May 1, 2014. Around 3,000 boxes - the classical ones in yellow, the more recent ones in magenta - are stocked at the depot and are sold for a price between 300 and 400 euros each. 

Photograph: Ralf Hirschberger/AFP/Getty Images

In Focus:

Discarded phone boxes belonging to German telecommunications giant Deutsche Telekom in Michendorf near Berlin, Germany, on May 1, 2014. Around 3,000 boxes - the classical ones in yellow, the more recent ones in magenta - are stocked at the depot and are sold for a price between 300 and 400 euros each. 

Photograph: Ralf Hirschberger/AFP/Getty Images

2014-05-02

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photo 07:52:31
A spread from Manual 1 by Unit Editions, featuring the British Airports Authority Sign manual.

A spread from Manual 1 by Unit Editions, featuring the British Airports Authority Sign manual.

2014-03-21

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omggifpop:

Fong Qi Wei has transformed his photo series Time is a Dimension into the GIF art series Time in Motion

omggifpop:

Fong Qi Wei has transformed his photo series Time is a Dimension into the GIF art series Time in Motion

2014-02-10

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photo 19:44:00
 Art for Modern Architecture (Homage to Ellsworth Kelly), The New York Times (Week of February 21st to February 27th 2005), by Marine Hugonnier (via notational)
Hugonnier’s work is in the MoMA collection, but the original post of this work on Tumblr is labelled only with a part of the name, which may well have been confused for the creator of the art as opposed to part of its inspiration.

 Art for Modern Architecture (Homage to Ellsworth Kelly), The New York Times (Week of February 21st to February 27th 2005), by Marine Hugonnier (via notational)

Hugonnier’s work is in the MoMA collection, but the original post of this work on Tumblr is labelled only with a part of the name, which may well have been confused for the creator of the art as opposed to part of its inspiration.

2014-02-04

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photo 20:10:51
London Underground line colours, from the TfL Colour Standard (Issue 3) PDF. (More design standards.)

London Underground line colours, from the TfL Colour Standard (Issue 3) PDF. (More design standards.)

2014-01-25

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photo 00:28:00
Auerbach Train by Jon Rafman, 2013 (via zachfeuer) (see also brand new paint job)

Auerbach Train by Jon Rafman, 2013 (via zachfeuer) (see also brand new paint job)

2014-01-21

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toffeemilkshake:

From the British Library’s Flickr account: ’The Unification of London: the need and the remedy’ (PDF).

I got hung up on stacking and aligning these before posting them. Oops.

The original book is more than a little bonkers- you can read more about it at Mapping London.

(Source: toffeemilkshake)

2013-12-10

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photo 21:36:39
A screen capture from Avatar, from MIT’s MAS 565 course blog post, Why Scifi Gets The Blues:

What they don’t mention but supports their argument  is that the material science to create blue phosphors wasn’t economically feasible until just before 2000. … So, yes, blue lasers, blue LEDs, in essence the color blue itself, used optically WAS indeed futuristic.
The second thing they don’t bring up is the actual physiology of the eye. The human eye sees blue the LEAST. … When designing and animating Science Fiction interfaces you can use blue to keep the action on the actors and not let what is on the display steal focus.

A screen capture from Avatar, from MIT’s MAS 565 course blog post, Why Scifi Gets The Blues:

What they don’t mention but supports their argument  is that the material science to create blue phosphors wasn’t economically feasible until just before 2000. … So, yes, blue lasers, blue LEDs, in essence the color blue itself, used optically WAS indeed futuristic.

The second thing they don’t bring up is the actual physiology of the eye. The human eye sees blue the LEAST. … When designing and animating Science Fiction interfaces you can use blue to keep the action on the actors and not let what is on the display steal focus.

2013-12-06

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Ten previous Colours of the Year. I can’t say they really define anything from my memories. Hyperlink Blue should have been in there.

Ten previous Colours of the Year. I can’t say they really define anything from my memories. Hyperlink Blue should have been in there.

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