Centuries of use haven’t changed the standard deck of playing cards much. A new version designed by Fredericks & Mae puts all 54 cards on the color spectrum in a fanning rainbow.
Today is a glorious one for your idle time, as Google Maps made a function available to turn any street view into a game of Pac-Man.
Punching a painting by Claude Monet is never a good idea, as Andrew Shannon learned the hard way last week when he was sentenced to five years in prison for putting his fist through “Argenteuil Basin with a Single Sailboat” (1874) at the National Gallery of Ireland. But if it’s a digital likeness of the $10 million Impressionist painting, like the one that awaits in “Punch a Monet,” all bets — and gloves — are off.
Remember when a local artist smashed one of Ai Weiwei’s painted Han Dynasty urns in protest at the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) in February? Well, now, thanks to an online game called “Ai Weiwei Whoops!,” anyone can be a vase dropper!
The history of typography is long and rich, and now it’s a video game. Type:Rider, created by Paris-based designer Théo Le Du Fuentes with Cosmografik, starts with cuneiform and proceeds through moveable type all the way to modern fonts like the loathed Comic Sans.
Some things are as old as civilization as we know it: agriculture, government, written language, a reverence for cats, and gaming. As further proof of that last one, Turkish archeologists have unearthed what they think are the oldest board game tokens ever found.