Our weekly round-up of interesting things we’ve seen on the web.
WTF indeed. This clever site offers visitors a ‘visualisation of United State debt’, demonstrating how various sums would appear as stack of dollar bills.
We love the ludicrous spread of one trillion dollars – utterly dwarfing a massive lorry and a tiny person. However, to put this is perspective, the website points out that ‘if you spent $1 million a day since Jesus was born, you would have not spent $1 trillion by now…but ~$700 billion- same amount the banks got during bailout.’
Thanks to @kylevanblerk
Last night Creative Review held their Vorticist-themed Tweet Up at the Tate Britain, featuring such diverse activities as Digital Consequences and sock puppet making, as well as entry to the brilliant exhibition The Vorticists: Manifesto for a Modern World.
The evening was the culmination of Creative Review’s Blast or Bless Tumblr, which harnessed the spirit of Wyndham Lewis’ journal Blast, inviting people to submit illustrations around the notions of Blast and Bless.
You can find out more on Twitter using #crtateup
Although many of you are armed with the digital know-how to develop a well oiled website – intuitive, highly evolved and professional looking – other non-digital designers may feel shut out by perceived web-design gatekeepers
and the wizardry they hold within.
It’s this myth of exclusivity and complexity which Jessica Hische and Russ Maschmeyer are trying to debunk, by arming other creatives with the skills to make their site shine, partly by decrypting HTML and CSS code.
Enlightening, sustaining and democratic.
Thanks to @creativelynxltd