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Brain Food: Rob Ford Runs & Sydney Shrinks



Eight creative things we love this week

Brain Food: Rob Ford Runs & Sydney Shrinks

There’s a game more addictive (and much more useful) than Flappy Bird, officially the coolest dad ever, an unconventional prom date and more in this week’s Friday treats. 


Created by 19-year-old Italian web developer Gabriele Cirulli, this game is more addictive than Flappy Bird. And it actually has a hint of educational value to it. Beware, folks. Play it here and download it on iOS or Google Play.

Secret 7"

Artwork by Andrew Rae

Artwork by Pete Fowler

We were lucky enough to be invited to a private preview of the 700 custom-made vinyl sleeves for Secret 7" 2014. Artists such as Sir Paul Smith, Sir Antony Gormley, Jake & Dinos Chapman, and more have lent their hands to a wonderfully varied range of artwork. And they can be yours for a reasonable £45 - which all goes to the WarChild charity- if you can get down to Mother London on 19th April. As an added bonus last night, some of the featured artists were on hand to illustrate sleeves for attendees' favourite records. LBBers took Undertones' 'Teenage Kicks' and 'Shaddap You Face' by Joe Dolce. Can you guess which of the images above go with which track? 


I think Bran Ferren just might be the coolest dad ever (sorry, Dad). The inventor and technologist is building for his four-year-old daughter, Kira, the 'KiraVan'. It's the ultimate explorer, a whopping 51,000 pound off-roader that knows no boundaries. It'll be able to travel 2,000 miles without refuelling and trek up slopes as steep as 45 degrees, something even humans struggles to walk up. As if the world's best toy wasn't all ready sufficient enough, there's also a 31-feet long trailer that's decked out with a high-end kitchen, eco-friendly bathroom and a penthouse-style loft for Kira to hang out in. Wired have more info on the family and vehicle.

Photograph by Art Streiber

Tiny Sydney

This is the most adorable dinky time lapse film of a giant bustling city. Australian photographer Filippo Rivetti uses tilt-shifted photography to give Sydney's most famous landmarks a mesmerising miniature look. Keep your eyes peeled for Bondi Beach, the Harbour Bridge and more, mate.

Netflix Goes To Prom

Chicago-based student Muthana Sweis was a little greedy at his recent junior prom. The cheeky 17-year-old asked Netflix if they'd accompany him to the ball is his request conjured 1,000 tweets. It did. And so did Netflix. The streaming service made its presence felt by kitting the kid out with a James Bond inspired tuxedo and a classic Buick car with Danny from Grease at the wheel.


Here's another game for you. This one's a little more silly. You can test your Rob Ford-ness out with 'Crackathon', a game that pits you as the shamed Mayor of Toronto and tasks you to drink as much booze and smoke as much crack as is possible while evading the cops and press. Note: keep your computer's sound on for some classic one-liners as you play. Play it here. 

Awesome 3D Classifieds Kitchen Ad 

Most classified ad pages are clunky splurges of words that have already fallen redundant to eBay. This piece of work from Colombia isn't playing by the rules, though. Created by Sancho BBDO Creative Director Felipe Salazar, the page has a hidden kitchen engrained into it that's been built with a clever 3D effect on the text. It takes a few moments to notice, but once you do it's almost impossible to take your eyes away. And getting someone to notice an ad in a newspaper at all is a feat in itself.

Game of Goats

This is stupid. But really funny.

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LBB Editorial, Fri, 11 Apr 2014 12:57:08 GMT