30 September 2013

Woman Quits Her Job Of Making Viral Videos With A Viral Video

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Here’s an innovative way to say goodbye to a job you hate.

Video producer Marina Shifrin wanted to quit her job because she was frustrated at her boss for picking quantity over quality.

Instead of sending a letter or an email to her boss, she decided to bid farewell with a dance.

In the video, ‘An Interpretive Dance For My Boss Set To Kanye West’s Gone’, it shows Shifrin dancing in various locations around the office at 4.30am—from the toilet to a sound recording booth.

“I work for an awesome company that makes news videos,” explained Shifrin. “I have put my entire life into this job, but my boss only cares about quantity, how fast we write and how many views each video gets.”

“I believe it’s more important to focus on the quality of then content. When you learn to improve this, the views will come.”

The video, which was posted online last Saturday, has gone viral with close to 3 million views on YouTube.

What do you think of Shifrin’s resignation

Click to watch the viral video below:

[via Huffington Post]

Educational Pop-up Book For Children Is A Treat To Flip Through

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Marion Bataille’s educational book for children combines both function and sleek design aesthetic. Aptly titled ‘Numero’, it serves as an aid for little ones learning how to count.

The pop-up book features a bold yellow color and 3D pop-up numerals. The numerals slowly come into shape as the pages are being flipped, adding a dash of excitement to the learning activity.

Check out the book trailer below:

[via Gessato, video via Chronicle Books]

Illustrated Posters Featuring The Iconic Footwear Of Famous Movie Characters

Like Italian designer Federico Mauro, French illustrator Nicolas Bannister recognises the importance of footwear in pop culture—his new poster series “Movie Shoes” features some of the most iconic shoes in cinematic history.

From Dorothy’s pair of ruby red slippers from Wizard of Oz to Marty McFly’s futuristic self-lacing Nike sneakers that has its own cult following, the posters depict these well-known footwear on the feet of their equally famous wearers.

Bannister has also taken care to illustrate the legs and shoes in appropriate poses that bring out the characters’ personalities.

View the rest of the “Movie Shoes” series below—or check out the illustrator’s Facebook page for more of his work.

[via Mashkulture]

‘Avatars’ Of ‘The Last Airbender’ Reimagined In Art Nouveau Style

American illustrator Scott Wade has created Art Nouveau portraits of avatars from The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra.

For the uninitiated, this animated series imagines a universe which allows people to “bend” the four elements—air, water, earth, and fire, with an all powerful “avatar”, who controls all four of them to preserve balance in the world.

Inspired by Mucha’s “The Four Seasons”, Wade depicts each avatar “bending” the elements with grace and finesse.

Wade has also arranged the avatars in chronological order, showing how the background in Aang’s image links to Korra’s.

Check out these well executed portraits below.

[via Deviant Art]

Humorous Puking Puns Illustrated On Barf Bags

Using a sharpie or pencil, the artist and owner of the website Spew Bag Challenge draws hilarious puking puns on airline barf bags.

Often referencing various memes and ideas from pop culture, the bags are beautifully decorated with typography and illustrations.

Check them out below:

[via Spew Bag Challenge]

Awesome Gritty Posters Of ‘Breaking Bad’ Episodes

Italian comic book artist Francesco Francavilla has designed a series of gritty Breaking Bad posters based on the first two seasons and second half of the final season of the recently-concluded hit AMC show.

Amazingly, Francavilla sketched the images while watching the show and his illustrations reference key moments in each episode without giving anything away.

The posters feature a bold color scheme of striking yellow, orange and black, and convey a gritty and stark aesthetic, just like the beloved drama.

Check out some posters below and view more of Francavilla’s work at his site.

[via Francesco Francavilla]