Once in a while I like to make things people can print, and today I am offering this geek version of a standard “Beware Of Dog” sign. Perfect for the office or home habitat, or anywhere you might feel jokingly territorial.
You can find a few sized for an 8.5″ x 11″ sheet of paper after the jump. Read the rest of this entry
This is a 99% replica (slightly different font) of the map seen hanging in Dean Pelton’s office in the NBC show Community. This is a map I’ve been meaning to do for about a year since I saw it in the first episode of Season 3. Recently I saw a great picture someone snapped on the set, allowing me to finally go ahead without resorting to any guesswork.
Pretty straightforward in its appearance. However I noticed two things:
1. The graph for the numbers on the left and right side of the map actually skip the number 8, which threw me off for the longest time while illustrating this. That error remains intact.
2. I think there is a sight gag here. I’m not 100% sure, but it looks like a person. That’s all I want to say! If I list all the things I think I see here, you guys will tell me I need therapy (well, more so). Let’s just say it might involve sex, booze, and possible weaponry.
You can purchase a high-res poster of this image here (or click the image).
Not sure why I love to do replica art these days. Maybe it’s because I like the notion of having a souvenir from a film on my wall. And because I’m all about products here, I can at least craft these for people to acquire.
And this is a near-replica of the map seen in the film The Shining for all of 4 seconds. It is posted outside the maze that Danny and Wendy visit just as Jack begins his plight into madness. This film is cautionary tale about writers in general — best to stay away from them.
Here is a screencap for comparison:
Besides the ‘Mazes & Labyrinths’ header below, I had to guess what was in the body of text. So I talked about Greek mythology and the Minotaur, and how visitors shouldn’t worry about finding a bloodthirsty monster roaming within (irony!), please enjoy your stay, etc. etc. – The Overlook Management.
Amazingly this is the first Stephen King item I have posted (Kubrick films have been cited before). I used to read his books a lot, then Buick 8 sort of soured me on the author for these past 12 or so years. I should finish the Gunslinger books though (stalled at Wizard and Glass).
This is a high-res backdrop facsimile of Back to the Future III’s famous clock photograph. With Photoshop you can add yourself and some friends, then hang this on the wall to mess with people.
As you can see there is plenty of real estate added around the clock so you can add as many people as you’d like, then crop as needed.
I know it’s a very clean image, but Photoshoppers can make it look as dirty and rustic as they’d like. For a starting point it sure is pretty to me. I might have a future in faking historical photographs.
If you need help with wardrobe, I suggest you contact your friendly neighborhood Browncoat.
UPDATE: I liked the image so much I turned it into a poster, which you can buy here (or click on the image). For the poster treatment I added the rest of the clock:
UPDATE: You can now buy a high-res poster of this image here.
It’s been a while since I’ve done a Jurassic Park post, and even longer since I released a geeky wallpaper (not counting train maps), so this fits the bill nicely. This wallpaper recreates the desktop seen in the first film.
Request: If there are any video-savvy folks out there, I was hoping for some help in recreating the animation from the film for a looping YouTube video. I can provide this backdrop, and several overlays (for the alarms). You’d need to scoop the audio and compile the image sequence, and create a lengthy loop (something like this, but not necessarily 10 hours!). Email me if you are interested. I was just going to do a GIF but the alarm beep audio is crucial. UPDATE: Someone has volunteered! Hope to have a looping video for you all to enjoy soon. Also I was pointed to this video as well, check it out.
Above is the fullscreen 4:3 ratio, below is the widescreen 16:9 ratio.
I have to admire the design of this desktop and its usage in the film. So much information is present, which helped signify a lot was going wrong. You don’t get bogged-down in information overload at all. Genius.
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You can purchase a high-res image of this poster here.
You can purchase a high-res image of this poster here.
In light of the recent Montreal and Toronto maps, I thought I’d revisit the original map – Vancouver. My initial intent was to make it a full poster (no Score/Timer UI at the bottom), but then I got carried away and added the upcoming Evergreen Line and the rest of the West Coast Express.
Above are two flavors, to represent the current 2012 and future 2016 layouts. The future one will have the Evergreen Line, and as you can see it will absorb a good chunk of the current Millennium Line (which will then only run to Lougheed Town Centre).
Other changes include a larger mixed-case font for the stations, cities are indicated, and the station stops are all designated with the corresponding line’s initial.
And for those asking I did consider including the B-Lines, with stops designated by the coin-like markers, but I’d have to scale everything smaller to squeeze-in UBC. Maybe for the third edition.