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Attention typography nerds and flash game aficiandos! Addictive, and frustrating, game at Veer: KERN IN SPACE. Don’t let anyone tell you kerning is easy. (via ilovetypography)

The Boston Public Library has posted an amazing collection of vintage travel posters to flickr. You can see a couple of my faves below. Radical. (via Design Observer)

Vintage Travel Poster

Vintage Travel Poster

Huge Train!

Huge Train!

A bizarre and engrossing animated stream-of-conciousness series of pencil drawings, ake The Drawing Archive. It’s about 5 minutes before it looks back to the beginning, and they are well worth it – some genuinely profound and pointed images, to my mind at least. (via Kempt)

Legos rule. In addition to Mechaton, you will probably be interested in the new LEGO Architecture series, wherein iconic and majestic buildings are given their own collectors-style treatment in the little bricks. Check it out at If It’s Hip, It’s Here (way more in-depth then my breif dispatch can entail).

Speaking of If It’s Hip, It’s Here, they also tipped me off to Winkler + Noah Photography, particularly The Puppet Show. Intriguing and disturbing portraits of children, given some treatment to turn them into dolls. I leave it up to the reader as to how they feel about the images themselves, but it’s certainly some cutting commentary on how children tend to be viewed in contemporary society. Sample:

One of many child/puppet portraits.

One of many child/puppet portraits.

Whew. Well, final dispatch is on a lighter note: the remix artist behind the Peaches/Muppets mashup I’ve previously posted has done a similar thing for academy-award winners Three Six Mafia/Alice in Wonderland. (via Boing Boing)

THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION CITIZEN> YOUR COMPLIANCE IS APPRECIATED>END TRANSMISSION

So I received this in the mail a couple months ago, and finally got around to scanning it for your viewing pleasure.

I can’t imagine an issues I care less about, and the amount of passion the author obviously has for this cracks my shit up.

First page of the diatribe.

First page of the diatribe.

I’m a little unsure what exactly the “wacko division” of the Las Vegas Mob has to do with anything – apparently, trying to get someone to go all Oswald on the president has a serious link to fixing sports games. But, OMG there’s POISONERS and CAR THEIVES! I’m glad it only took this guy 5 years to figure out that the mob employs undesireables.

Second page of the diatribe.

Second page of the diatribe.

So, um, really? It’s totally time to stop the mob. They have contacts at airports that will enable them to poison you better. Also, I love this metric for the cars of the CIA: white for good, black for evil, red for control, green for money, blue for sanity, and yellow for minor sin. Are the colors assigned according to what the CIA is investigating? Or to the nature of the operative? “Hey Chuck, I saw you leave the bar with that girl…looks like you’re in the Yellow car today!”

Third page of the diatribe.

Third page of the diatribe.

We absolutely should stock the gaming commission with ex-Navy SEALS. Why has no-one thought of this before?

So, in conclusion, sure, mob activity is not good and gambling fixing isn’t a great thing either. But, as someone who doesn’t gamble, go to Vegas or particularly care about the decisions that athletes make behind closed doors, I can’t really take this thing seriously. Not even factoring in the healthy dose of paranoia and just weirdness evident.

However, what a great idea for an Unknown Armies game!

Wow. So, this is one of the most truly innovative uses of internet video that I’ve yet encountered. Also, it’s totally sweet. Check it out.

I only failed twice!

Thanks to Mr. John Wick for posting it.

Fuck You Penguin. The blog where cute animals get told. (Thanks Liz!)

Board Game Gift Guide. Great ideas for solid board games. And who doesn’t like board games? From Ogrecave.

The largest 3d scale model of the universe ever created. In 1:93,000 scale. At The University of Maine at Preque Isle. Only in Maine, I swear.

Oh! And this? This is NSFW. Turn your volume up.

Enjoy the sudden onset of winter, Bostonians. Keep warm.