11 Nov

Bitten by the Bitstrips bug

Bitstrips example

Bitstrips exampleThe recently trending app Bitstrips definitely fits into the apps for fun category, for a while, and I would recommend a little play around with it just to make your daily Facebook statuses a little less dull. Until everyone has gotten bored of you posting whimsical cartoons about your life and have started posting statuses asking you to stop.

After opening up the app for the first time, you’re required to make an avatar for yourself, and possibly for your loved ones if you wish them to ‘feature’ in your scenes. There’s a fair bit of choice, and you can get your avatar to look somewhat like yourself, which is part of the fun really. Think Sims in cartoon form. And with a lot less control past this stage.

You will then get presented with a series of cartoon images featuring your avatar and, if you chose this option, your co-star. You can edit them by adding speech-bubbles and changing the humorous captions. Then you can share them in a number of different ways (20 times a day if you want to annoy a colleague you dislike).

I would recommend an ‘install’ on the basis that it gives some short-term pleasure. Just, please, don’t get carried away with this one.

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16 Oct

Gina Homer: A quirk of an illustrator

I haven’t seen anything like the beautiful Gina Homer‘s crazy/cute illustrations. They make you laugh, they make you smile, they make you go ‘hey, now wait one second while my head bursts’.

Fresh out of Cambridge School of Art, Homer has already been honoured with the Frontroom graduate award, and has a number of successful exhibitions under her belt. Keep updated with this up-and-coming artist through Facebook or her tumblr.

Gina Homer - Stickers available for purchase

Gina Homer – Stickers available for purchase (click on image)

 

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