Interactive animation of Vincent Van Gogh – Starry Night

A try to visualize the flow of the famous painting “Starry Night” of Vincent Van Gogh.
The user can interact with the animation. Also, the sound responds to the flow.
Made with openframeworks.

Source: http://vimeo.com/36466564


Painting by Associação da Amizade e das Artes Galego Portuguesa

Today I went to an exhibition of Associação da Amizade e das Artes Galego Portuguesa – AAAGP. Founded in 2007 it consits of painters, sculptors, writers, potters, photographers, audiovisual, musicians and other persons just lovers of art and friendship. Nice initiative and work.

Below are some of the paintings I saw at the exhibition. The last one is a painting of the city where I live.

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The Comparison Trap

If you look to the lives of others,
you’ll always find yourself lacking.

Look instead at what you have,
and be grateful.

Reduce your needs,
and be content.

And your life of striving
for perfection, for the future,
will become a life of balance,
of the moment, of inner peace.Leo Babatua

Read the full post at: http://zenhabits.net/trap


Jameson Irish Whiskey Typeface

I went to a coffee and have liked the typeface of the Jameson whiskey logo that was on the counter and took a photograph. 

Asked a friend, that is designer, what typeface was and he told me it would probably be a custom one for the brand. I have done some research on the Internet looking for a typeface that resembles the one of the logo and found the ITC Stone ® SERIF FONT FAMILY.


Periodic Table of Typefaces

Click here to enlarge the image. Portuguese image version here. Seen at: /VAR/LOG. Source: Behance


The Psychology of Color by Painters of Louisville

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Two Hand Paintings of Portuguese Writers painting by Maria Correia and Jorge Correia

I often go to a bookstore with a different art exhibit every month and like to stare at paintings. Here are some pictures of paintings of Portuguese women writers. They are Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen, Rosa Lobato Faria and Teolinda Gersão.

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Owning beautiful things makes you happier

I always liked to be minimal. The less stuff I have the better, but I like the stuff I own to be beautiful. That’s why I always preferred to receive a small number of gifts in christmas and in my birthday. But I always liked the stuff given to me to be what I really needed and I always wanted them to be beautiful.

A research from UCLA and the University of Miami may explain why I am this way and why we’re all, for example, so Apple-obsessed. The study reach the conclusion that owning something with high aesthetic appeal actually strengthens your sense of self.

“We see products as extensions of ourselves, and we also see other people’s products as extensions of themselves. As a result, when you own a good-looking phone people will think more highly of you, and you’ll think more highly of yourself. The same goes for cars, houses, TVs, and anything else you own. And not only does owning beautiful things make you feel good about yourself; the study found that the ego boost bestowed by your sexy stuff would make you more open-minded. Because you feel more secure with yourself, you’re also more willing to explore new ideas and attitudes.”Claudia Townsend, Ph. D