Look at my fucking red trousers!
"A collection of photographs in celebration of the vibrant and burgeoning red-trousered communities of London and elsewhere."
You say potato, Valve say... potato.
Just over a year after the Portal 2 announcement ARG (previously)
had people dialing up a mysterious BBS, on April 1st Valve pushed out updates to thirteen indie games
through Steam, under the tag #potatofoolsday. Some of the games got
a little starchy
straight away, but more interesting was the appearance of cryptic glyphs
, which seemed to link to other games in the set, and nonsense phrases
. Alongside a cheeky coded shoutout
to members of the Facepunch
forums, a hidden frame in the latest Aperture Science Investment Opportunity video (1, 2, 3)
appeared to confirm there are 16 glyph-and-letter sets, and 13 phrases to be found in and around the games.
But what to do with them even when the set's complete? And what of the uplifted talking raccoon
and the blogger
has been kidnapped by sentient potatoes
? [more inside]
In 1967, Ken Nordine (previ
) did a themed album of his "Word Jazz" titled "Colors" that consisted of over 30 short poems/riffs about specific colors. Recently, cuts from that album have become popular soundtracks for exercises in animation...
A lot of them use the currently-trendy "kinetic typography" -
Brown (with a Brown Owl)
while others use paper cut-outs -
Coral (starts at 1:00)
Maroon (a rhyming Cartoon)
Plus three versions of Yellow, with J.R. 'Bob' Dobbs
, with a character resembling PacMan
with blobby cut-outs and a cut-off ending
Finally Flesh, but without animation