August 14, 2015

Bindis for Health, Indians in China and Open-Source-Cinema: The Week Around the Web

by Editorial Team

Our internet-scavenge pile gets shinier and shinier each week. And this is the third time we’re making your awesome weekend reading list for you so you know all about the wonderful things design is doing for the world.

In comics: An Indian in China
Quartz India

Krish Raghav, in what he insists was not a faux-inspirational “do what you love” thing, moved next-door to China, and in this non-patriotic comic strip describes his amusing adventures. A nice read.



Open Source Cinema Project
Recyclewala Labs

So, this isn’t technically from last week, this information has been around awhile — but since we stumbled across it, we thought it would be nice to remind everybody that there is an archive of densely text-annotated video material, primarily footage of finished and unfinished films and documentaries (including of the movie Ship of Theseus) available on “The design of the archive makes possible various types of “viewing” and contextualisation: from an overview of themes and timelines to much closer readings of transcribed dialogue and geographical locations, to layers of “writing” on top of the image material. Descriptions, keywords and other annotations have been placed on timelines by both archive contributors and users.” Film students and Editing buffs, knock yourself out.



Street Artists Collaborate with Mexican Government to Bring Vibrant Splash of Color to an Entire Neighborhood

A group of local street artists called Germen Crew were commissioned by the Mexican government to paint a 20,000 square meter mural across the facades of 209 homes in the district of Palmitas in Pachuca, Mexico.



The Life Saving Dot

Grey for Good collaborates with Indian NGO The Neelvasant Medical Foundation and Research Centre  to come up with an ingenious way of getting Indian women to battle iodine deficiency, where tablets don’t work. Wearing the bindis for eight hours a day will absorb 100-150 micrograms of iodine, matching the daily recommended intake. This innovation was featured on D&AD’s Good Campaign of the Week.


Catalog of Failure

A project by California-based illustrator Corey Holms, collecting designs for posters that have been rejected over the years. “This is a collection of rejected work, in no order and no implied judgment — just stuff that never made it for a multitude of reasons.” (P.S. This includes posters done but not used for movies such as The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Iceman and Silver Linings Playbook.)
(P.P.S. Speaking of movie posters, there’s a great piece outlining the world of movie poster design in India in Kyoorius 26)



Happy Independence Day to everyone!

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