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Sum of 7: Gaming, Design + Illustration

Some interesting finds from last week in Tech, Gaming, Design + Illustration.

Tech :Reddit TED Talk

Social Media: A level playing field? If you want to get ahead, you need to loose a bit of control sometimes. Alexis Ohanian of Reddit tells a real-life fable of a Whale’s rise to stardom via the internet.

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Gaming: Hawken the upcoming Mech based free to play title

I would say Hawken is one of the most anticipated Free to Play games to make it’s debute this year. Almost every gaming source network has got their eyes on this title. If you are itching to stomp around in about 90tons of steel and hardware, this one is for you.

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Illustration: Imaginary Friends Studios

Imaginary Friends Studios is an illustration studio based out of Singapore. They have handled the works of Street Fighter, Justice League, Superman, Call of Duty, World of Warcraft, as well as the promotional material for major motion pictures such as batman + the upcoming Spiderman. Below is a small collection of works from 2 of their 30+ arsenal of talented artists.

Sunny Gho: Art Director

Admira Wijaya: Art Director

Dieter Rams: Ten Principles for Good Design

As designers we always ask ourselves: Is my design good design? Dieter Rams was no exception to that rule. A German born industrial designer and involved in design for the last 7 decades set about expressing the ten most important principles for what Dieter Rams considered good design.

The Concorde

The supersonic airliner, is an aviation icon to mankind’s feats in engineering and design. From flying at double the speeds of most airliners to it’s very notable appearance. It’s form truly facilitated it’s function.

Amac Design Boxes

The boxes were selected as part of the permanent design collection at the Museum of Modern Art, used by Andy Warhol for a piece entitled “Portraits of the Artists,” and played cameo rolls in movies such as James Bond’s In Her Majesty’s Secret Service.

Detail’s Sum of 7 is inspired by the Golden Rule of Divine Proportion or more specifically the total of the first 5 numbers of the Fibonacci Series. Leonardo Fibonacci’s simple numerical series has become one of the foundations for using the Golden Ratio by the 20th centuries most influential artists. It is the proportion that is most aesthetically pleasing.

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