The new Apple TV includes several choices of screensaver, including Aerial, an exclusive set of slow-moving HD video of various landmarks and places in the world. What’s most interesting is that the displayed video actually changes over time, as the Apple TV downloads new videos periodically from an online location.
He’s parsed the data coming from Apple, hijacking it to show on this page instead of an Apple TV. I love that someone at Apple has the job to source these things. Beautiful stuff.
via Paul Mayne
Computer Show is a new series from Sandwich Video. Adam Lisagor showed the first episode at XOXO and it was amazing. You need to go watch these.
One thing I love about this film is the attention to detail, and how the art feels futuristic, but not fantastical. These graphics are definitely a huge part of the look and feel of The Martian.
I really love the two Sport bands I have, but would love some nice NATO band options as well. As all of these lugs are being made in stainless steel, I’m set, but if you own an Apple Watch Sport, it’s something to be aware of if mis-matched lugs hurt your head as they do mine.
Remember the Pippin, Apple’s ill-fated gaming console from the mid 1990s? It looks like the crew over at Panic Software have gotten their hands on one:
Don’t miss the “Usage Guidelines for the Pippin Logo and CD-ROM Packaging” document Cabel Sasser posted, either.
Remember that Kickstarter the other day to reprint 1975’s NASA Graphics Standards Manual? It’s been funded, but if you want to get your hands on the content now, NASA has released the book as a PDF.
If you’re looking for more NASA logo history, the agency has also published Emblems of Exploration:
This publication concentrates on the rich and interesting history of the conception and implementation of the world-famous NACA and NASA seals and insignias that have been displayed for decades on aeronautics and space research vehicles and facilities, as well as those proudly worn by flight research pilots, astronauts, and the dedicated employees of these two world-class organizations.
I know how I’m spending my afternoon.
I don’t use Tumblr a whole lot, and while I know this is a good change, it is a little sad to see a weird part of the network’s UI go away.
This morning, Google rolled out their new logo. The new look is flat and crisp, but still retains the colorful look we’ve come to expect from the company. This lengthy blog post goes into the choices behind the redesign, and is a fun look at how you go about reworking one of the most-viewed logos on the planet.
I’ve linked to the NASA Graphics Standards Manual before, but now there’s a Kickstarter project to re-print it. I would love to have this on my bookshelf, so I backed it already. I sure hope the team behind this can meet their goal.
I’m not a huge Porsche fan, but the 911 is a fascinating study in how a design language can work for decades.