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Sound Of Design creates rad art

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I am big on a lot of geeky stuff and when I came across Sound Of Design’s Flickr profile I was in awe; it’s an eyegasmic gold mine. Ty Lettau has created hundreds of minimalistic portraits of characters from a plethora of cult classic geek universes. All are displayed in a minimalistic “Cartooned” fashion similar to the classic media in which some of the characters are taken. There’s sets for Mega Man, Super Mario Bros. and The Legend of Zelda. Beyond the video game realm, there are many other sets that are sure to tickle you geeky fancy. I mean, he tackled Star Wars by creating a total of 141 portraits. That work alone is daunting and there’s way more: Street Fighter, Batman, X-Men…the list goes on.

Mega Man // click thru for full set

Young Link // click thru for full set

Chewbacca // click thru for full set

Goomba // click thru for the full set

Ehonda // click thru for full set

Bart Simpson // click thru for full set

Check out Sound Of Design’s Flickr here, and his website here.

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September 5, 2010 at 10:01 pm

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

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Nintendo just had their E3 keynote address this morning and they finally released some details on the new upcoming Zelda. It has an official name: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. The new game has a cel-shaded look. There will be some new items including a beetle which Link can send out and control like a remote control plane and whip very similar to that of the one seen in Spirit Tracks. The game will utilize Wii MotionPlus giving the player control of both the sword and the shield. Good use of the shield is something I have always wanted in a Zelda game and it’s finally here. Unfortunately, the game will not be released until 2011. Check the trailer below.

All in all the game looks solid. Nintendo seems to be focusing primarily on the game-play aspects of the new title, while not adventuring into anything new as far as graphics; I think this will disappoint many. I don’t care much, hell, I would be happy with some more Wind Waker graphics. Like I said though, it seems to be about control. As long as the controls are tight and perfected to the expectation of the millions of Zelda players out there, I think Nintendo is on the right track to putting out another solid Zelda game. The preview provided at E3 is exactly that, a preview. While many proceed to freak out about their disappointments about the limited info released thus far, I’m just gonna sit back and wait for the next installment of The Legend of Zelda expecting nothing more than a boat load of fun; cause that’s what Nintendo always delivers.

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Written by theberad

June 15, 2010 at 9:39 am

Mundane Mondaze Mashup 2: The Abrahammer

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Oh mashups, how I love thee. If you don’t already know, the internet is highly saturated with a plethora of musical mashups, good and bad. With amateurs putting out tons of unworthy mashups, most people rely on guys like Girl Talk, Easter Egg, and The Kleptones for their mashup intake. While said men are mastering the art of mashups, I feel like they are “popular” version of what mashups are all about. If mashups ever make their way on to the radio waves, these would be the chumps the stations play. That’s not to say they suck, it’s just their stuff is made more for the masses because they mostly use music played on the radio.

Do some more perusing around the internet and you can find a niche mashup for nearly any style of music you like. People’s imaginations and creativity are let loose and there is no sound sample out there that isn’t fair game to be used: old movies, TV shows, old music, just whatever. Mashups are everywhere and every once in a while you find one that really blows your mind. That’s what I really like about mashups, they add a lot of randomness and enjoyment to music.

My collection of mashups is substantial and I would really like to share. So, every Monday I’ll let you know about one of my many favorite mashups. And without further ado, let’s get to the second installment of the newest feature here on The Be Rad Blog, Mundane Mondaze Mashup.

The Abrahammer is an American dude hailing from Columbus, Ohio who knows how to make a proper mashup. And when I say proper, I mean proper. Below you’ll find a song by the name of “What Was Your Childhood Like?” and its name is just a hint to some of the samples that appear in the masterful mashup. Doug, Rugrats, Inspector Gadget, The Legend of Zelda, Power Rangers, The Who, Public Enemy, Jurassic Five, Spankrock, Beastie Boys. If any of these names ring bells in your mind, I suggest you check out what I think is one of the best mashups ever created.

The Abrahammer – What Was Your Childhood Like?

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