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Online game where you upload your own hand-drawn characters

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By Hemmingbirds in Tech on Thursday 29 November 2012

Grafighters is a groundbreaking new game that enables players to upload their own hand-drawn characters, customize their fighting style, and watch them come to life in epic battles. It’s the kind of game everyone plays in their imagination as kids, but some grown up college kids in Syracuse, New York, figured out how to make […]

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People vs. Places: a double-exposure project

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By Hemmingbirds in New Photography on Wednesday 28 November 2012

I found myself unable to turn away from the ghostly images on the site People vs. Places. It’s interesting how haunting the images are as they are merely photos of seemingly average people and everyday places. What I find inspiring is the almost complete lack of control the artists have on the final image. This is a testament to NOT being a control freak.

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Bold paintings by Chinese artist Fu Baoshi

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By Hemmingbirds in New Art on Monday 22 October 2012

Fu Baoshi was a Chinese painter during China’s Communist rise, when artists faced pressure to create only nationalist work. His painting, Heaven and Earth Glowing Red, is the main inspiration for Hemmingbirds’ The Vines of Age album art. The 1964 painting boldly contrasts a large, looming red sun against an ethereal landscape. The nod to China is clear, but the sun, interestingly, is only one component in the grand scheme of the painting.

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South Korean DJ Soulscape

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By Hemmingbirds in New Music on Wednesday 17 October 2012

DJ Soulscape is a South Korean DJ who likes to appropriately reference his name by mixing in a lot of “soul” with his beats. I’ve even heard a song that mixes in the older genre of ‘Korean Trot’, which I’ve only heard whilst riding in Korean taxi cabs. I also once heard a sexy 30 […]

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