The best kind of logo, in my opinion, is one which relies on an image or shape to convey the company or brand. I would call it archetypal communication. Above is an amalgam of five of the most famous of such symbols (actually four, the fifth is from a text logo!), can you spot where [...]
How many famous faces can you spot, who are they, what’s the background they’re superimposed on? I did this to illustrate an article I wrote commenting on the music industry. I used paths, marquees with a feather of two pixels and a brush eraser with a hardness of 0% to cut out the heads. It’s [...]
Something a bit different. Here’s a quiz for you. Can you tell me … Where was this picture taken? Of what? What country’s flag is shown flying towards the centre of the picture? What is the connection between the flag and the picture? Answers as comments, please. The winner gets absolutely nothing just a whole [...]
These games involve a multi-object grid and moving rows and columns or swopping objects until you match up three in a row. (I don’t know if there is a special name for this type of casual game!) By far the best and most beautiful of this genre is Fairies. It has extremely high production values, [...]
Using Flash and Photoshop to create beautiful scenes, hidden object games are an ideal distraction for relaxed gamers. Here are four I got from Big Fish Games at $20 a go. Three of them are in the Mystery Case Files series: Huntsville, Prime Suspects and Ravenhearst. Ravenhearst is definitely the best. Set in a Victorian [...]
As a Mac user I am limited in the number of games I can download. Recently, I’ve been getting them from Gamehouse usually at $20 a game! The first three, Tumblebugs, Zuma and Luxor have the same addictive but stressful gameplay – shooting coloured balls making matches of three or more to destroy them. The [...]
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