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04 FEBRUARY 2016

Vento: pre-cinema technique used to animated book illustration

"'VENTO' : animated book by Virgilio Villoresi and illustrated by Virginia Mori for Withstand"

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2014black and whitebook illustrationchildrens bookchildrens book illustrationgraphic novelillustrated bookillustrated picture bookillustration • image and movement • implied movementinteractive booksmoire patternoptical effectperceptual organisationpersistence of visionpicture book • pre-cinema technique • Vento (2014) • Virgilio Villoresi • Virginia Mori • visual communicationvisual pattern • Withstand Books • women illustrators

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Simon Perkins
20 NOVEMBER 2013

GoldieBlox uses gender politics to target consumers

"One of the most anti–feminist songs of the 1980s, 'Girls' by the Beastie Boys, is recast as an empowering theme for young women in a new toy ad looking to break gender stereotypes.

The spot is a holiday promotion for GoldieBlox, a construction–themed board game that nearly doubled its Kickstarter goal in 2012. Game developer Debbie Sterling designed GoldieBlox to combine young girls' love of reading and characters with the engineering themes of toys typically more popular with boys, like Legos and erector sets. To that end, the ad features a massive Rube Goldberg scenario, designed by OK Go contraption collaborator Brett Doar. As the machine's workings unravel, the girls sing modified Beastie Boys lyrics: 'It's time to change/We deserve to see a range/'Cause all our toys look just the same/And we would like to use our brains.'"

(David Griner, 19 November 2013, Adweek)

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2012adAdweekBeastie Boys • board game • Brett Doar • contraptionculture of pretty • Debbie Sterling • emotive manipulationempowerment themeengineering • engineering themes • feminist themesgender performance culturegender stereotypesgirl powergirls • GoldieBlox • interactive books • inventive power • Kickstarter • love of reading • magical contraption • OK Go • pink and prettyrepresentation of womenRube Goldberg machinetoy • toy company • young girlyoung women

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Simon Perkins
21 SEPTEMBER 2012

Free HTML5 App for writing 'Choose Your Own Adventure' Books

"Who hasn't, at least for a moment, thought a Choose Your Own Adventure book would be fun to write? It's like making a game out of words. Branching narratives are a surprisingly natural approach to make books interactive. But they're a logistical nightmare. Multiple storylines? Converging plots? How could you keep even a simple story straight? ...

Now, inkle is making their internal compositional software available to the public free as an HTML5 web app called inklewriter. So, without any coding expertise at all, and without much preplanned plot, either, you can simply start typing an interactive novel."

(Mark Wilson, Co.Design)

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appauthorshipbookbranching narrativechoose your own adventure • converging plots • design softwareHTML5inkle Ltd. • Inklewriter • interactive booksinteractive fiction • interactive literature • interactive narrativeinteractive novel • making a game out of words • multiple storylines • narrative • text interface • web app

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Simon Perkins
10 OCTOBER 2006

The Remarkable Animals flip-book

The Remarkable Animals "flip book introduces the reader to ten animals. An interesting description of each animal is given in a three–part segment. These ten remarkable creatures can become up to one thousand bizarre beasts with astonishing new identities. With the flip of a page, the name, description, and illustration entirely change. A weevil can turn into a wunkfitor complete with an explanation of its characteristics. This book provides entertainment as well as factual information. The illustrations depict brilliantly each animal, and their bold, bright colors are eye–catching and appealing. Get ready to find out all about the Rhossullar."

(Annette Van Wagenen)

Tony Meeuwissen (2001). "Remarkable Animals", Frances Lincoln Children's Books.

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anatomiesbook designbook formbook formatexquisite corpseflip bookillustrated bookinteractive booksinteractive toyorganism • Remarkable Animals • Tony Meeuwissen
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