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April 30, 2020

Captivating Pixel Art Scenes

Captivating Pixel Art ScenesAoiroStudioApr 30, 2020

When I was surfing on Twitter today, I stumbled across this ‘tweet’ shared by our good friend James White who was reminiscing the early days of ‘design internet’ and how everything used to be about the pixels and the little details. We became so standardized in our principles that we tend to forget what the ‘internet’ used to be. Inspired by this moment of nostalgia, I decided to feature the work of Pixel Jeff, a pixel art who has been making magic for more than 10 years. I have put down a series of movie scenes or simple scenes that you might have come close with. It’s nostalgic, so let us all walk down the memory lane. Thank you Pixel Jeff.

About Pixel Jeff

Pixel Jeff has been creating pixel art since 2013, specialized in illustrations and motion. You should definitely follow more of his works on his Behance profile.

Source: Abduzeedo Illustration

April 30, 2020

Designer Spotlight Maryanne Nguyen

Designer Spotlight Maryanne NguyenabduzeedoApr 30, 2020

Times are definitely changing, we all live in a pandemic and hopefully soon a post-pandemic reality. Economically things will be difficult initially but eventually things will get better. I know this sounds super grim, but in order to help everyone to promote their work, we will start featuring designers from all over the world in a series we call Designer Spotlight. For this one brings to you the amazing work of Maryanne Nguyen.

Maryanne is an illustrator and designer from based in San Francisco. For more information make sure to check out:

Designer Spotlight

Source: Abduzeedo Illustration

April 29, 2020

Web Design Inspiration: Landing Pages

Web Design Inspiration: Landing PagesAoiroStudioApr 29, 2020

Working at building a product, as a designer. I spend most of my days designing and chasing down tickets to stack up enough work for the ‘development build cycles’. Recently, I had a ticket that required a ‘landing page’. It has been a little while since my last design and I decided to give a thought and do surf on Dribbble. There a lot of cool stuff but also repetitive designs by sharing a common behavior. But most of them were pretty cool, I decided to share a couple of them in this feature. Check it out and please enjoy all these little but yet very clever transitions on a ‘landing page’.

By Zak Steele-Eklund

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By Daniel Tan

By Outcrowd

By Stian

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By Filip Justić

By Alexander Plyuto

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By Ben Schade

By Vladimir Gruev

By Julien Renvoye

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By Minh Pham

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April 29, 2020

SXSW Film Alumni Releases – May and June 2020

Discover some of the SXSW Film Festival alumni films on release this May and June such as The Lovebirds, The King of Staten Island, Snowpiercer, Central Park, and more. Check out the complete list below!

The River and the Wall

World Premiere, Documentary Feature, 2019

The River and the Wall follows five friends on an immersive adventure through the unknown wilds of the Texas borderlands as they travel 1200 miles from El Paso to the Gulf of Mexico on horses, mountain bikes, and canoes. They set out to document the borderlands and explore the potential impacts of a border wall on the natural environment, but as the wilderness gives way to the more populated and heavily trafficked Lower Rio Grande Valley, they come face-to-face with the human side of the immigration debate and enter uncharted emotional waters.

Now streaming on Starz.

The Lovebirds

World Premiere, Narrative Feature, 2020

A young couple (Issa Rae, Kumail Nanjiani) is pulled into a bizarre (and hilarious) murder mystery. Working to clear their names and solve the crime, they need to figure out how they, and their relationship, can survive the night.

Streaming on Netflix May 22.

Central Park

World Premiere, Episodic, 2020

Central Park is an animated musical comedy that follows the exploits of a family living in the world’s most famous park. Series voice cast: Josh Gad, Leslie Odom Jr., Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn, Tituss Burgess, Daveed Diggs, Stanley Tucci.

Streaming on Apple TV+ May 29.


World Premiere, Episodic, 2020

NMFS (National Marine Fisheries Service) agent Jackie Quiñones has a wrench thrown in her fun, free-wheeling, booze-addled life when she uncovers a dead body on the beach, plunging her into the center of a complicated – and dangerous – opioid ring investigation.

Streaming and broadcasting on Starz on May 17.


World Premiere, Episodic, 2020

Upload is a ten-episode half-hour sci-fi comedy from Emmy winning writer, Greg Daniels, starring Robbie Amell and Andy Allo. It takes place in the future, where people who are near death can be “Uploaded” into a virtual afterlife of their choice.

Streaming on Amazon May 1.


World Premiere, Narrative Feature, 2020

The directorial debut of Clark Duke, Arkansas is a gritty, darkly comedic thriller about drug trafficking by the Dixie Mafia in the Deep South from the 1980’s to the present. Based on the novel of the same name by John Brandon.

On Demand, Digital, and Blu-Ray May 5.

Solar Opposites

World Premiere, Episodic, 2020

Co-created by Justin Roiland (Rick & Morty) and Mike McMahan (ex-writer’s assistant on Rick & Morty), Solar Opposites centers around a family of aliens from another world who must take refuge in middle America. They disagree on whether Earth is awful or awesome.

Streaming on Hulu May 8.

Have a Good Trip

World Premiere, Documentary Feature, 2020

Have A Good Trip: Adventures in Psychedelics tells the epic story of psychedelics through the surprising and often hilarious drug trips of celebrity storytellers.

Streaming on Netflix May 11.


World Premiere, Episodic, 2020

Set after the world has become a frozen wasteland, TNT’s Snowpiercer centers on the remnants of humanity who inhabit a perpetually moving train that circles the globe, dealing with class warfare, social injustice and the politics of survival.

Broadcasting on TNT May 31.

I Will Make You Mine

World Premiere, Narrative Feature, 2020

Rachel (Lynn Chen) lives in idle luxury with a cheating husband, Professor Erika (Ayako Fujitani) juggles career demands while raising her daughter Sachiko (newcomer Ayami Riley Tomine), and struggling musician Yea-Ming (Yea-Ming Chen) is still chasing a fast-fading dream. Three women who could not be more different have one thing in common: their flawed romantic history with singer-songwriter Goh Nakamura (himself). When the amiable but unreliable Goh ambles back into town and into their lives, the past comes roaring back. This semi-sequel to Surrogate Valentine (SXSW 2011) and Daylight Savings (SXSW 2012) revisits the characters in a stand-alone story with a fresh new perspective.

On Demand and iTunes May 26.

The King of Staten Island

World Premiere, Narrative Feature 2020

Filmmaker Judd Apatow directs Saturday Night Live breakout Pete Davidson in a bracing comedy about a burnout stuck living with his mom (Oscar® winner Marisa Tomei) on Staten Island.

Premium VOD June 12.

A Most Beautiful Thing

World Premiere, Documentary Feature, 2020

A Most Beautiful Thing, narrated by Common, executive produced by NBA Stars Grant Hill and Dwyane Wade, and directed by Olympic rower Mary Mazzio, chronicles the first African American high school rowing team in this country (made up of young men, many of whom were from different neighborhoods and rival gangs from the West Side of Chicago), all coming together to row in the same boat. The film dives into the backstories of these young men, examining the issues of trauma and violence. As the team’s captain, Arshay Cooper, reflected, “when we were on the water, we were in a place where we could not hear the sound of sirens or bullets, and that was a beautiful thing…”

Screening in AMC Theatres June 12.

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April 28, 2020

Illustration Series of the Most Iconic, Unusual and Memorable Cars in History

Illustration Series of the Most Iconic, Unusual and Memorable Cars in HistoryabduzeedoApr 28, 2020

Yuliia Lobodiuchenko is a transportation designer and illustration based in Turin, Italy. She created a series of illustrations dedicated to the most iconic, unusual and memorable cars in the automotive design history.

The project is still in progress. New illustrations will be constantly added as they are created. If you want to suggest some cars for her or to share your feedback and most importantly, your appreciation, head over the project on Behance and comment on it. 

By the way, which of those cars is your childhood favorite? Mine is easy, it’s the F-40. That’s because it’s missing the Lamborghini Countach. 

series of illustrations dedicated to the most iconic, unusual and memorable cars in the automotive design history.

Car Illustrations

Source: Abduzeedo Illustration

April 27, 2020

Announcing SXSW Sessions Online

SXSW Sessions Online

Since the City of Austin canceled SXSW and SXSW EDU last month we’ve been working on putting together programming for our 2020 registrants and SXSW community.

SXSW Sessions Online is a weekly series of programming with speakers who can share their expertise, empathy, and experience, while also giving registrants a chance to actively engage with them through a Slido Q&A.

“Today we find ourselves contending with what it’s like to adjust to a new normal that is anything but. We feel great sympathy for all affected by COVID-19 and the ripple effects this global pandemic has caused,” said Roland Swenson, SXSW CEO & Co-Founder. “We hope you find this programming enriching and enjoyable. We know it can’t compare to the face-to-face interactions that make SXSW so special, but we’re honored to have some excellent speakers who are excited to share their time with you.”

While SXSW Sessions Online is an exclusive opportunity for registrants to engage with speakers, we also want to be inclusive of the whole community so all videos will be available on demand via YouTube. The series will run through mid-June.

Upcoming speakers include bestselling author and therapist Lori Gottlieb with actress Julia Sweeney; futurist Amy Webb; James Beard Award-winning chef Kwame Onwuachi with journalist Liz Bacelar; and more. Stay tuned to SXSW channels for updates.

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Catch up with more 2020 SXSW participants including the SXSW 2020 Film Festival Collection presented by Prime Video; On the SX Stereo: New Releases Playlist; and Virtual Sessions created by SXSW 2020 Speakers. We have also complied a list of Support Resources for the Creative Community.

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Source: SxSW Film

April 27, 2020

At Home with SX Playlist: David Byrne, Bozoma Saint John, Dan Harris & More

David Byrne at SXSW 2019 - Live Illustration by Ami Plasse

Looking for a creativity boost at home? Sit back with a few of our favorite sessions from years past on the At Home with SX playlist.

Plus, some extra inspiration with a couple illustrations by Ami Plasse who did live sketches of select speakers at SXSW 2019. Bonus points if you sketch your fav speaker quotes from this playlist and share with @sxsw. Sharpen your mind and your crayons.

Browse some highlights below including David Byrne‘s “Reasons To Be Cheerful” project; Arlan Hamilton‘s guide to building a remote team; Dan Harris‘ meditation tips, and more.

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David Byrne | Reasons To Be Cheerful

In January 2018, music icon David Byrne launched a multimedia project titled “Reasons To Be Cheerful,” named after the song by punk artist Ian Dury. By utilizing his worldwide reach and platform, he began sharing successful and replicable examples for positive change within the areas of civic engagement, climate/energy, culture, economics, tech and more, with the aim of giving people the information and tools to act locally. If change had been achieved in one place, it may happen elsewhere, too.

Arlan Hamilton | Building Backstage Capital from the Ground Up

Arlan Hamilton, Founder and Managing Partner of Backstage Capital, shares the story of how she built a venture fund from the ground up. She talks about the competitive advantage of diversity, scaling and managing a fully remote team, and investing in startups with humanity.

Dan Harris | Meditation For Skeptics

Co-host of the weekend edition of Good Morning America and author of 10% Happier (also an app and podcast) Dan Harris tackles the myths, misconceptions, and self-deceptions that stop you from meditating. The talk is packed with hacks to make this practice eminently doable for busy people.

Bozoma Saint John | A Cultural Crystal Ball

CMO of Endeavor Bozoma Saint John along with entrepreneur and model Ashley Graham discuss how brands and creatives can harness the “cultural crystal ball” to accurately predict what’s next in entertainment, sports, fashion, food, and – more importantly – how to bring their predictions to life.

Esther Perel | Workplace Dynamics

Famed couples therapist Esther Perel has spent more than 35 years helping people articulate their aspirations, explore boundaries between self and others, and repair trust that is broken. Now she’s applying her extensive knowledge of relationships to help us master the art of modern leadership.

Check out the entire At Home With SX Playlist. Stay tuned for videos by select 2020 speakers from SXSW Sessions Online programming posted on demand via YouTube weekly.

Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Facebook for the latest SX news…and to share your sketches.

Illustrations by Ami Plasse – David Byrne and Bozoma Saint John

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Source: SxSW Film

April 26, 2020

A collection of game interfaces for your inspiration

A collection of game interfaces for your inspirationAoiroStudioApr 26, 2020

Hope everyone has enjoyed their weekend. As a designer working in the universe of user interfaces, I think we all somehow had feedback on ‘game interface design’. Personally, I would have feedback on everything that would involve an experience. For games for example, it’s an introductory to a virtual world where we usually go to escape the ‘real world’ and enjoy ourselves to stress down from our daily lives. Especially during times that we are currently living. The kind folks behind interfaceingame.com is sharing a functional and easy-to-navigate collection of video games interfaces, screenshots, and clips. It’s pure inspiration and made by game lovers. If you are a fan of games and well-crafted transitions, check it out.

Interface In Game is a free project developed by a dedicated team of passionate volunteers gamers. Your contributions help support our gamers and purchases video games to add new content.

Sample Animation

Miscellaneous Gallery

See more on interfaceingame.com

Source: Abduzeedo UI/UX

April 26, 2020

Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Box Office Records May Never Be Broken

Looking in the rearview to one year ago, it’s time to celebrate something that will likely never happen again. It feels like a lifetime since Disney released Marvel’s “Avengers: Endgame,” the biggest-grossing film in the storied Marvel Cinematic Universe, the top global box-office performer not only of 2019 but the 21st century—and likely to remain so. When we slowly emerge from the pandemic, it will not be business as usual. There will be fewer — and emptier — theaters. Even for Marvel tentpoles.

The “Endgame” box office reminds us, in this time of uncertainty over the future of the theatrical movie model, the heights that the ultimate blockbuster can achieve. When the theatrical pump is primed and functioning at its best, a well-reviewed, exquisitely playable franchise finale like “Endgame” can score $2.8 billion worldwide.

Fact is, a blockbuster like “Endgame” is an engine that pulls other movies along. It greased the entire exhibition machine for less enormous but commercial 2019 smashes like “Us” and “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” as well as buzzy word-of-mouth hits like “Little Women” and “Parasite.”

This working apparatus for wide-releasing movies has been in place, of course, since the 70s, adding more screens over time so that “Endgame” could not only break the all-time opening weekend record — domestic ($357 million), foreign ($843 million) and worldwide ($1.2 billion) —but recoup both its production and global marketing expenses ($650 million) in one fell swoop. (A rare feat indeed.) Never have so many paying attendees showed up for a first weekend. That’s about 30-35 million moviegoers in North America, with likely over 100 million worldwide.

Compare that to other hit offerings such as Netflix’s recent documentary series sensation “Tiger King.” Per the streamer’s unverified estimates, 34 million people viewed at least part of it over its first ten days in the U.S. That’s roughly the same as “Endgame,” but over three times as long a period, during an unusual period when monthly Netflix subscribers were stuck at home in lockdown. With relatively minimal production and marketing costs.

Then look at our estimated figures for “Troll Worlds Tour” (Universal), a premium VOD offering at $19.99. So far the consensus number for its domestic purchases ranges from three to five million. At the high end, that’s $100 million in over two weeks. If you guess five million and an average of three viewers, that’s 15 million watchers over a much longer period. Again while it’s considered successful, that’s a small number compared to what “Endgame” managed by luring people to leave their homes.

Tiger King Jeff Lowe

Netflix hit documentary series “Tiger King.”

“Endgame” with its $2.8 billion gross worldwide, the biggest ever, was not only the key event of last year, but it also lifted all boats and helped to keep the theatrical model going. And the 2019 box office wasn’t just all Disney all the time. A range of original titles also thrived last year— “Knives Out,” “Hustlers,” “Ford v Ferrari,” “1917,” and “Invisible Man” —among other standalones.

Going forward, folks in Hollywood don’t know whether any movies will ever be produced at the budget-level of “Endgame” — a sure thing if there ever was one — or how many theaters will be around for them to play in. That leaves some comfort in knowing that a year after “Endgame,” the most watched film this weekend came from its directors, the Russo brothers. “Extraction,” starring Chris “Thor” Hemsworth has been #1 on Netflix since its debut Friday. The more things change, the more they stay the same.

April 24-26, 2019

1. Avengers: Endgame (Disney) NEW – Cinemascore: A+; Metacritic: 77; Est. budget: $375 million

$357,157,000 in 4,662 theaters; PTA (per theater average): $75,075; Cumulative: $357,157,000

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April 26, 2020

Leos Carax’s Rock Opera ‘Annette’ with Adam Driver Will Be Told Almost Entirely Through Song

Leos Carax’s first film since 2012’s “Holy Motors,” “Annette” would’ve premiered at the Cannes Film Festival this year. But the French film celebration’s delay and inevitable downsizing, and whatever form it takes, mean that Carax’s rock opera starring Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard as lovers will likely show up at the later fall film festivals. If they happen at all.

Carax’s first full-on English-language film, “Annette” is a musical set in Los Angeles that will feature original music from the ’70s rock band Sparks, and it tells a love story between a stand-up comic (Driver) and an opera star (Cotillard). In a new interview with KMUW, via The Film Stage, Sparks’ co-frontman Ron Mael said, “I think maybe the film will be shown at the Venice and Toronto Film Festivals if those are still on in the fall. It’s really special. It’s different than a normal movie musical, as you might expect coming from us. It’s just such a thrill that such big names were impressed enough by it to want to become involved.”

This is Carax’s first full-on musical, but recall in “Holy Motors” a gut-wrenching number performed by Kylie Minogue, and the many epic musical moments of his classic films “Mauvais Sang” (1986) and “The Lovers on the Bridge” (1999).

Ron’s brother and Sparks partner Russell Mael, meanwhile, told Consequence of Sound recently that the film will be almost entirely told through song, in classic rock opera tradition.

“The project was shot and completed at the end of last year and there is just some small editing tweaks being done, but it’s basically finished,” said Mael. “Adam Driver is just really spectacular in the movie and it’s all singing, all of the dialogue, 95-percent of it is sung in a way, but in a way that’s stylistically true to Sparks’ sensibility, so if you can imagine that, Adam Driver doing Sparks, that’s what we have.”

The film has been officially in the works since 2017, when Amazon Studios picked up the U.S. rights. Originally, Rooney Mara and Rihanna were set to star. Cameras were to start rolling in the spring of 2017 after the Amazon pickup, but Rihanna and Mara dropped out. Michelle Williams stepped in to replace Mara, only to also drop out, later appearing in another song-and-dance story in FX’s “Fosse/Verdon.” Finally, Cotillard joined the film in May 2019.

Filming took place in Los Angeles, Germany, and Belgium, and was completed last year just before Adam Driver began his awards season rollout for “Marriage Story,” which boasted his solo singing debut with a rendition of Stephen Sondheim’s “Being Alive.” Both Driver and Cotillard do their own singing in “Annette.”

Source: IndieWire film