I enjoyed doing my past blog matsuri research for nice independent animations on the internet made by Japanese people. I should keep posting them from time to time. Here’s an adorable one I just saw, which is actually Taiwanese:
I’m probably slow in finding this, but this amusing Japanese website meshes Katamari Damacy style with Nintendo Wii’s Mii Parade aesthetic to make a Twitter toy that amuses me perhaps too much!
I’ve already done this like 8 times.
By the way, I’m on Twitter a lot. If you are, too, you could follow my main account (on which there are many artistic/design ramblings) or the one for this blog (which is similar, but also a feed for posts here).
You should know, I’m on a real Mario kick right now. With the recent release of Super Mario Galaxy 2, not to mention E3 with all the other great returning classic platform heroes, I just want to play video games all day. But such desires of the id are played down and subdued, only to be lived out in my fantasies while I watch video game related media at work.
(Nah, I’m working, honestly… with a little peep here and there.)
Teppei Okada has the right idea. If I could even remotely play violin, this is exactly what I’d do, too.
While I’m at it, here are a few more Mario videos I’m liking the hell out of. SPOILERS: Mario dies at the end of all these videos. (Why are we all so cruel to him? But I enjoyed long-jumping him into walls in 64, if only to hear that goofy “d’oh, oooof…”)
I actually still have a lot of entries planned/in progress for this blog. I just had a sudden decrease in free time due to the acquisition of a new job, but I do have a bit of hefty updating to do (also to the site itself). Expect a few design- and video-related posts in the future. Also, media commentary??
Anyways, I like to see practical things with a creative/cute design spin. I was going through the backlog of Engrish.com Brog posts (because for some reason I had never read them, despite being a big fan of the site since 2000) and saw these adorable Japanese barcode designs.