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Musings about art, design, the 'journey', and creative things in general

Akira, an incomplete review

Reading Time: 4 minutes Not long after I started reading Shirow’s work, Akira hit the screens. Unlike Shirow’s Appleseed, I had never read Akira in its manga form so to me, Akira was the (now legendary) film. Some years later I came across Akira as a bound collection, 4 books per volume. Unlike the original Japanese version, the English…

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Box Art

Reading Time: 8 minutes In an age before the internet, endless, accessible reviews, or any of that, and where the scant gaming magazines were, well, scant, it was the box art adorning a game that was left to attract one’s attention, and often convince one to buy it in the first place. So sidetracked by a bout of self…

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Chris Foss and Me

Reading Time: 5 minutes I must have been 8 or 9 at the time. Some crazy German friends of my parents were building (or trying to) some wild amusement ride where you sat in this control chair and, I think, you were going to pilot yourself through projected images of space. Or something like that. Anyway, the chap had a…

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Modern building, ancient ideas

Reading Time: 2 minutes When anyone thinks of design in the future, it’s always with an eye firmly on new technologies – lighter materials, mechanised labour and impossible constructions. And there’s no reason to think otherwise, today we are seeing things never before imagined and some buildings soar into the sky at impossible heights. But what if something changed,…

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There is no wrong in art

Reading Time: 4 minutes This issue came to a head very recently. I woke up with a ‘eureka’ moment and madly went out to my desk and put the scribble on paper. A critical design concept I had been playing with for months had come together – finally I had something I was really happy with.

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Tools!

Reading Time: 5 minutes Is this another one of those self indulgent, introspective pieces about creating art and one’s personal struggle with doing it? Probably. Or maybe it’s something about tools. As in tools of the trade. And this bit may, or may not, tie into an impending review of one of two books that I picked up… As…

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