Newsarama has gotten a preview of the artwork for Ashley Wood and Chris Ryall’s newest project, Zombies vs. Robots vs. Amazons. The series picks up where Zombies vs. Robots left off, basically the world being blown up, only now you have half-naked Amazons. The creators also mention that there’s going to be a zombie minotaur in the story… awesome.
Look out for the first issue at your nearest comic book shop in late October or early November.
This post is about how yet again, the Japanese get most of the cool electronics in the world. KDDI, makers of notable phones such as the Talby, has just released the Infobar 2. The phone was designed by the amazing Naoto Fukasawa, who is probably one of the best industrial designers around these days.
I think what I really like about it is how un-modern it looks. The phone is much more about the design and the feel of it. I feel like a phone like this would be really good for mom, who doesn’t need a fancy-ass iPhone. She needs something that’s simple to read, with a large bright screen and that’s easy to find in her purse.
The Infobar 2 comes out in Japan this November.
Fecal Face has some really great photos they just posted up by the photographer Boogie. He’s become famous for taking tons of black and white photos of people and events from all over the world.The images can be beautiful or horrible things, but they’re always fascinating. If you’ve never seen his work, you should most definitely check it out.
Click here for the new photos from Fecal Face.
Click here to see his book, It’s All Good.
I’m the first to admit that I’m quite a big Apple nerd, but first and foremost I’m a giant design nerd. So when I saw some preview images of the new Gateway One, I was fairly surprised and impressed. Gateway is (sort of) getting the clue that what people want in a computer is something that runs well and is well designed. The Gateway One is similar in for to the Apple iMacs, where the entire computer is kept behind the screen, making things nice and tidy. The front is a glossy black and the screen looks like it’s set flush to it. The back has a nice rounded shape and shiny metallic leg that keeps it propped up. So far so good.
But then I take a look at the keyboard and the mouse, and thought wait, they didn’t get everything right. Yeah the keyboard has some fancy piece of glass on it, but the keys look really bulky and awkward, like most PC keyboards. and the mouse is nice and glossy and black, but it looks like it’s trying to be cool, not just simple. And the weirdest part to me is the gigagntic TV remote that comes with it. Apple definitely got it right when it included the tiny remote that can attach to the side of your iMac. A TV remote of that size has no place with your computer.
I think overall they did a pretty snazzy job, but I think they only thought about the computer itself while ignoring the peripherals you actually touch on a daily basis. And none of this really matters in actuality, because it runs the horrible Windows Vista. Though I think that they’ve been doing things with Linux as well, so hopefully if you buy ‘THE ONE’, you can get a half decent operating system.
Wes Anderson today has released Hotel Chevalier, a 13 minute prologue of sorts to his newest film, The Darjeeling Limited. I was lucky enough to see this in the theater when I saw the preview of the movie. When it began, I honestly thought that Darjeeling had started. But sure enough the credits rolled and the lights came up and they had to switch reels.
As for the short itself, I wouldn’t say that it’s great, but it’s not bad by any means. It seems somewhat pretentious, but in the way that a lot French films seem somewhat pretentious to me. They say maybe 100 words in the whole thing, and the main reason people are going to talk about this is because Natalie Portman is nude in it.
But at the same time it’s an extremely beautiful peak into a screwed up relationship between two very screwed up people. Natalie Portman’s performance is also quite exceptional, there’s just something so natural about her, no matter what she does. She’s definitely the Audery Hepburn of the 21st century. And Jason Schwartzman is great as well, I’m really glad that Wes Anderson has teamed up with him yet again.