Looking for a way to create the character of Patrick Bateman, Christian Bale stumbled onto a Tom Cruise appearance on David Letterman. According to American Psycho director Mary Harron, Bale saw in Cruise “this very intense friendliness with nothing behind the eyes” and Bale subsequently based the character of Bateman on that.
This booklet contains quotes from a variety of sign painting interviews/documentaries including: Gentlemen of Letters, Up There, and It’s Alive. I found these videos to be very inspiring and so I wanted to create a booklet which would showcase the different aspects that come along with sign painting.
Each sign on the left side pages were hand drawn onto different surfaces and painted, then photographed in different areas, and then brought into photoshop for retouching, and effects. The quotes on the right hand side are from the videos below.
17:36// You once told me, at your apartment, over dinner I believe, that one of your old advisors or perhaps your gay mentor told you that grad school was the second hardest experience of his life after the death of his parents. That is why I still love you Samuel. That is why I will always love you, because we promised to be there for one another and I believe in us and in our best selves. It hurts that you no longer love or believe in me, but I cannot give up, because I know how beautiful and rare what we shared was. I will never give up on you. You drive me crazy. I love you.
Ring-like wearable device that can read aloud text as you guide it with your finger - video embedded below:
The FingerReader is a wearable device that assists in reading printed text. It is a tool both for visually impaired people that require help with accessing printed text, as well as an aid for language translation. Wearers scan a text line with their finger and receive an audio feedback of the words and a haptic feedback of the layout: start and end of line, new line, and other cues. The FingerReader algorithm knows to detect and give feedback when the user veers away from the baseline of the text, and helps them maintain a straight scanning motion within the line.
Developed by the Fluid Interfaces Group at MIT, you can find out more here