Mozilla’s New Logo

Using the symbols :// instead of the “ill” in Mozilla, Johnson Banks’ new logo for the company is causing a bit of a stir. While the symbols come from a full URL (aka http://) some are seeing the pre-emoji slant-face emoticon, which traditionally was a meant to express being skeptical, annoyed or undecided. Regardless, Johnson Banks’ design (called Protocol 2.0) has made an impact, and …

8-Bit Animations of Modern Life

Shanghai-based illustrator and animator Ailadi Cortelletti has found a way to turn ancient software into delightful GIFs. Using PETSCII—a character set commonly used in old 8-bit home computers—she transforms the quirks of modern life into mesmerizing, pixelated animations. Ranging from a mom feeding her child to a teppanyaki dinner party, her light-hearted digital creations are shared regularly on her Instagram account.

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

The Paris Agreement, NASA's call for astronauts, James Turrell on "Hotline Bling" and more in our look at the web

1. Banksy’s New Steve Jobs Artwork Confronts Refugee Stigmas Located on a wall inside the Calais refugee camp, Bansky’s latest piece features the image of late Apple founder Steve Jobs and aims to confront the stigma that refugees drain countries’ resources. It references the history of Jobs and his Syrian migrant father, who moved to America after World War II. Jobs later went on to …

The Next Major Shift for Photoshop

After dominating the photography software industry for years, Adobe Photoshop is undergoing a reawakening. Initially spurred by the release of Apple’s iPad 1, the company is now focused on transitioning the program to become much more touch-friendly and on-the-go for a new generation of users growing up the in era of tablets. They’ve discontinued previous iterations of Photoshop iPad apps and are now focusing on …

“Camera Restricta” Only Allows Unique Photos

Each day, millions of photographs are taken of the same landmarks, from the same angles. To combat this, German designer Phillipp Schmitt has rigged a camera to deny picture-taking when it’s in an over-photographed area. The device, called “Camera Restricta,” works by parsing through geo-tagged photos and unlocking its shutter when the count is low enough. Schmitt hopes to encourage photographers to capture unique perspectives …