Carl Rustung

Best Movie posters of 2019, how games are made and what goes into making a fantasy world.

Movie posters of the year 2019

Daniel Benneworth-Gray’s selection of the best movie posters from last year.

Adrienne Law on making something digital feel physical

Always interesting to see how games are made, this time it’s a look at “Assemble with Care” by Ustwo Games (of “Monument Valley” fame). Totally in love with how the game looks.

Alone in the Dark

Remember reading rave reviews of “Alone in the Dark” when I was 8, can’t believe it’s almost 30 years old! Loved this write-up about its conception, Jimmy Maher’s “The Digital Antiquarian” is full of these excellent stories.

The Perfect Planet: Comics, Games and World-Building

Insightful essay by Daniel Horrocks.

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Rubylith and Zipatone

Daniel Clowes’ “Glossary of obsolete commercial art production techniques” from Fantagraphics’ latest artist edition.

War, Hell and Art Quarrels

The commuter train’s running again after its summer maintenance break (poor thing), so there’s been a lot of time to read articles again. Here are some recent bookmarks.

Friday links: Creativity and boredom

Nick Offerman (Ron Swanson, man!) on creativity as a design for life, a mini-documentary about MYST, how “The Lighthouse” was filmed and how the ways we deal with boredom has changed over the last couple of centuries.