Applied Arts friend and advertising legend Gary Prouk, of Sebastian Consultancy, provides links that will help you kill time, avoid work and find inspiration and entertainment.
What if . . .: This offering from New York designer/illustrator Peter Struits reimagines movies for another time and place. How about Peter Sellers and Mary Tyler Moore in Groundhog Day? James Dean in Drive? Or Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis and Jack Lemmon in The Hangover? Struits explains: “A while back a friend of mine forwarded me a site (http://hartter.blogspot.com/2009/11/misc.html) where artist Sean Hartter made posters of films that, title wise, we were familiar with, but there was a slight difference; they were remade as if they belonged to a different era or a different genre. The name of the movie was there, but the actors were different, the style was different, and I loved the concept. So I went forward with this theme: what if movies we were all familiar with were made in a different slice of time? Who would be in it? Who would direct it?”
fontbomb: “Stylishly destroy the web with this HTML 5 bomb!” Simply drag fontbomb to your browser toolbar and click on it when you are on a site to blow up its type. A lot of fun, courtesy of Quebec coder Philippe-Antoine Lehoux.
Vintage Posters: For a few hundred or a few thousand dollars, you can bid on a variety vintage posters – including many from the Second World War – at the site of of New York’s Swann Auction Galleries. Founded in 1941 as an auction house specializing in rare books, Swann now has separate departments devoted to photographs, posters, and prints and drawings, in addition to books, maps and atlases, and autographs.