The Friday Collection is back. At least for now. It's been since gone since August 29th, quite a while for what was supposed to be my steadiest recurring feature. Better throw in many more links to distract everyone.
- The American Society of Magazine Editors has released its list of finalists for the best magazine covers of the year. I always love these. The one of Ahmadinejad in the bathroom stall is my favorite, with the Spitzer cover a close second.
- America the Gift Shop:
If American foreign policy had a gift shop, what would it sell?Awesome description of his vision. And the art itself is hilarious.
America the Gift Shop is an installation project that reflects the current foreign policy in the fun-house mirror of American commerce.
My palette is the vernacular of retail. The more familiar it is, the better host it becomes for the idea. Once of the sugar coating of the ordinary dissolves, we are left with the hard and uncomfortable truth about where we've been as a nation.
We buy souvenirs at the end of a trip, to remind ourselves of the experience. What do we have to remind us of the events of the last eight years?
- The YouTube interactive videogame is here. We have way better games than this nowadays, but it's a clever concept. You click on the specific place which loads the next video, moving you along to the next level. Clever.
- This is a fantastic way to design a cover for a book: let someone else do it. In contest form. The results are fantastic.
- Some interesting stats that give us some sort of idea of what technology the cool kids are using.