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.
Pixellated Fashion by Kunihiko Morinaga of Anrealage: Designboom presents a 2011-12 collection from a Japanese fashion designer who has embraced a pixellated digital aesthetic in his clothes. “Primarily composed of colourful square blocks of diverse fabrics, the clothing can appear relatively conventional from a distance, but at closer range its unusual pattern is revealed. A line of shoes composed of similar materials, including pumps that feature a blocky, cubic heel, fills out the collection.”
Gurafiku: Japanese Graphic Design: In keeping with a Japanese theme, we have this offering from Ryan Hageman, who presents Japanese design from the 19th century to today, including the iconic poster work of Shigeo Fukuda.
Michael Freimuth – High-Res Showcase: This site presents “carefully curated selection of the very best contemporary graphic design” at large sizes (minimum 800 pixels wide), so you can enjoy all the fine details.
How to be a Retronaut: If you ever feel like you have been born into the wrong time, Chris Wild’s site can take you back by “exploring perceptions of time” through means such as juxtaposing old images with new. Visual explorations include “Explaining the Kindle to Dickens,” “80s Video Game Arcades” and “Dogs in Gas Masks.”