This video, “The Information Machine: Creative Man And The Data Processor”, was written, produced and directed by Charles and Ray Eames for the IBM Pavillion at the 1958 Brussels World’s Fair. It shows the history of storing and analyzing information from the days of the cavemen to today’s age of electronic brains. You can read more on it at Cartoon Modern.
found @ information aesthetics
This is probably not really that interesting if you don’t speak Dutch or Flemish to be more precise. Ja! is a campaign for the Belgian socialist party sp.a for the upcoming elections in June. It’s all about being positive, ja means yes. So here is a TVC that aired on national TV tonight.
On a side note, I’ll do something illegal … I won’t vote in June, indeed voting is obligatory in Belgium. I just can’t … I registered to vote at the Belgian embassy in Berlin back in January when there wasn’t a date defined. I won’t be in Berlin on June 9th, I’ll be in Belgium on holiday. Catch me if you can, Belgium!
Gaston Lagaffe turns 50 today! I actually know him as Guust Flater, one of Belgiums most famous cartoon characters. He was my idol when I was young. Guust is a true product designer, he invented hundreds of cool machines during his days at work, maybe that’s why I studied product design afterall.
He is notorious for parking where it wasn’t allowed. He tried every trick to convince the policeman that he was right to park there, the policemans catchline was “Is this a forbidden to park sign or is it a lollipop?”. One time he modified the sign into a big lollipop …
To celebrate his birthday, the city of Brussels decided that everybody can park for free today. What a nice gesture.