Tom Cleeland has been running The Cool Commentator website for the past three years, and now he is back on The Drum to bring us the web's coolest content from the past seven days.
A weekly round up of cool content. Advertising, technology, design, you name it, and I’ll round it up like the proverbial sheppard. That is, as long as it’s cool. I’ll be here every Friday making it just a little bit easier to procrastinate as you wait for the weekend to get started.
Let’s start with a bit of fun. Interactive street paintings from, you guessed it, the streets of Malaysia. Created by artist Ernest Zacharevic, these paintings of mischievous kids messing around with bikes, motorcycles and parts of buildings have led to the general public interacting with the paintings themselves and capturing the madness on film.
For the premiere of TNT’s new crime show Perception, New York based agency Breakfast created an interactive wall of over 40,000 magnetic dots. Taking inspiration from an old technology, they created a wall of little black dots that flip to white to create an interactive and immerse experience on the streets of New York.
Well this one is pretty simple. A Tumblr blog sharing pictures of rich kids, toffs and tarts sharing their photos on Instagram. There really isn’t much more to say other than go and see how the other half live in their blue coats and bow ties. It’s cool because it just cements what we already knew about the wealthy…
For the last three years Google have been releasing Chrome Experiments. Experiences to play with using the features of their flagship browser. They’ve now taken the nine best experiments and optimised them for mobile, just in time for the launch of the Google Nexus 7 Tablet. What a coincidence, don’t you think?
This summer Nando’s are bringing their successful GigNics - mixing food and music - back to the UK. Nando’s commissioned a lovely bit of design and have used it on all the merchandise at the events. Our favourite are these little cardboard seats. I can’t decide if I like the logo or the seats better. Both are good examples of cool design…thoughts?
From deep within the belly of The Cool Commentator archives. Behind the typewriter and underneath a pile of cassette tapes I’m going to bring you a piece of cool content you might have seen but forgotten about. It’s always good to learn (steal) from the better bits of work over the last couple of years.
This week’s golden oldie is a video from 2010 of a 3D Projection Mapping experience on Marble Arch. But not just any projection, a Space Invaders projection! I apologise for the inclusion of Jason Bradbury from The Gadget Show in the video. He isn’t cool. Just annoying.
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