How long until this is realised?

UPDATE  – 2019, if Microsoft is to be believed (well, more or less)

Jean Yves

The other day I discovered Jean Yves Lemoigne’s art through this rather cool spread (pictured above) for Amusement magazine. His pixel (Pixxxel, even) dames have made the rounds on the blogosphere and you should check them out on jeanyveslemoigne.com.

I wanted to point out something different.

His site is a very neat example of simple, intuitive interaction design well suited to its material.

It opens up with a picture filling nearly the whole screen – exactly right for a photographer’s site. Mouseover to the left (i’ve highlighted the area below) and you get…

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…this:

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The pictures move up or down with your mouse (easier to see for yourself than to explain). Click, and a tiny progress bar appears in the top right…

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…and then the next picture fades in.

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Really quite neat.

On a completely different note: here’s a hugely inspired ad for Goldstar Beer.

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Client: Goldstar Beer
Agency: McCann Erickson, Tel Aviv
Creative Director: Ido Ben Dor
Copywriter: Asaf Zelikovich,
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Art Director: Geva Gershon

Incidentally, these guys have done some even more brilliantly edgy funny stuff: click here.

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F Minus is a brilliant daily comic featured in over 100 newspapers, which I discovered a few years ago when Scott Adams (the author of Dilbert) recommended it in his blog. Lateral thinking at its best, and pretty damn funny. Read the latest here or go to its main website for more info on its author, Tony Carillo.

More below:

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And my absolute favourite:

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On a different note, while writing this post I stumbled on this: http://comicsidontunderstand.com (via Tony Carillo’s blog).

You have to laugh.