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Apr 2011

Death Cab for Cutie, Breaking New Ground

Yesterday Death Cab for Cutie performed the first ever one-take, scripted, LIVE music video for their new single ‘You Are A Tourist’. As fans and  listeners, we able to tune in to www.youareatourist.com/ at 4pm PST / 7pm EST to watch them perform live on a stage with dancers, lights, and some great visuals. So awesome. This is exactly the reason they are my favorite band of all time, and have remained as such for 10 years.

 

  • by Brandon William Fletcher
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  • Apr 06, 2011
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06

Mar 2011

How To Make An 8-Bit Twitter Avatar

It’s a great story, inspired by an 8-bitted Dribbble post by UK artist and designer Harry Harrison, San Francisco interactive designers Addison Kowalski, Amadeus Demarzi and Courtney Guertin took the idea to the next level by 8 bit-ing their Twitter avatars, which inevitably went viral among the tech set, finally consuming MG Siegler and myself in a blaze of pixelated glory about a day ago.

Read more about it here

 

  • by Brandon William Fletcher
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  • Mar 06, 2011
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02

Feb 2011

Secure Facebook by Enabling HTTPS

Facebook recently announced that they’re adding full HTTPS support for the site, to keep you protected from attacks like Firesheep. The feature’s finally rolling out, and you should probably do yourself a favor by watching this video and even giving this article a quick read.

 

  • by Brandon William Fletcher
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  • Feb 02, 2011
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28

Jan 2011

Cut Copy’s Zonoscope Album Due Soon

I am in love with Cut Copy. I have been for some time, halfway between their 2004 debut album Bright Like Neon Love and their 2008 follow up In Ghost Colours I came across them and have never looked back. For example, when I started writing this post, I had no music on, but now I do and it’s Cut Copy. It’s like magic!

Today my email informed me there were some limited pre-sale packages available so like a big nerd I had to nab one package #2 with a Vinyl and signed lithograph (hand numbered and limited to 500 prints, hot damn). If you’re unfamiliar with Cut Copy, I used them last summer in one of our ‘vacation videos’ featuring their then just-released track Where I’m Going. You can find it on Oh, Canada! (How’s it Goin’?).

Over the last few months, they’ve been releasing chapters of a 4 part series, documenting the making of their 3rd album, Zonoscope. Catch up now!

And here’s one more treat, their latest single Need You Now.

 

27

Jan 2011

Live the Language

Some really great typography and cinematography in these commercials for EF Language Schools directed by Gustav Johansson. The excellent examples of typography are thanks to Albin Holmqvist.

 

  • by Brandon William Fletcher
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  • Jan 27, 2011
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07

Nov 2010

Awesome Okanagan (A-OK)

Client: Personal

The Awesome Okanagan concept is a community-based event, food, culture, art, fashion, drink, etc blog. Focusing on the central area of the BC interior, we look to provide a positive spin on all happenings and to raise awareness of the amazing opportunities and creative people growing in our communities.

Visit the site here

 

  • by Brandon William Fletcher
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  • Nov 07, 2010
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04

Nov 2010

The Social Media Sobriety Test

“Nothing good happens online after 1 a.m.” claims Webroot, and I happen to know that’s only partially factual. However, the new Webroot Firefox plug-in aims to curb potentially harmful online behavior by giving the user a virtual field test before posting on certain social networks at certain times.

After downloading the plug-in, you basically get to set up your own “road blocks” before posting to Facebook, Twitter and more. If you try to access one of those sites within time frame you specify, you’ll have to perform one of a multitude of hand-eye coordination tests aimed at making sure you’re sober enough to post. The best part is what happens when you fail, watch the video to see what the Sobriety Test posts for you…

 

  • by Brandon William Fletcher
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  • Nov 04, 2010
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Oct 2010

Vimeo Introduces “Couch Mode”

Vimeo finally starts catering to the next generation of video comfort. For all of us that love to sit on our couch and not get up as often as possible (see. VLC Remote for iPhone), Vimeo introduces their new Couch Mode. Taken from Vimeo’s site:

Couch Mode is a special new section of Vimeo that allows you to watch collections of videos (such as Staff Picks, your inbox, your videos, etc.) completely uninterrupted like a TV channel. Just press play and grab the popcorn.

That’s not all. You can still do many of things you already do on the site today: like clips, add them to your Watch Later playlist, and get more information about videos and other users. We’re extremely excited about the potential!

Couch Mode is optimized for Google TV and will be available in the Spotlight section soon. Don’t have a Google TV? No worries, Couch Mode will work on your desktop too. However, we use a lot of HTML5 and CSS3 technology for this (no Flash!), so at the moment it will only work on Chrome and Safari.

I’m stoked, you should be as well. Click here to read more.

 

  • by Brandon William Fletcher
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  • Oct 31, 2010
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21

Sep 2010

Lost World's Fairs

Too cool, great experiment in Web Open Font Format (WOFF) support & design. It’s really neat if you’re not a nerd, too…

Lost World’s Fairs

 

  • by Brandon William Fletcher
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  • Sep 21, 2010
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10

Aug 2009

Labuat Interactive Flash Site

Labuat site has a beautiful little interactive flash song/animation experience.