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Ever wanted to find a copy of that old edition of Walden that you had back in high school, or that out-of-print edition of The Martian Chronicles with the cool cover-art? Well, search no more. The folks at Amaztype have created a web-app that ... well, just go there and see for yourself. Type in the title or author that you're looking for. Click on one of the book covers in the "menu" that Amaztype returns to you. You'll get info about the publisher as well as a link to purchase the book. It's a great service with a very original interface.
Sunday, March 27, 2005 @ 04:41 p.m.

This is a huge directory listing of TV show theme songs hosted by an web-quintance of mine. Mostly stuff from kids; shows. Mostly stuff from the 80s. And with a noticable Brit flavour to it.

Monday, February 28, 2005 @ 05:34 p.m.

AJAX is a new grouping of several older web technologies. You can read the details in the story linked above. But the important part is what it can do. The new interface is subtle, but a huge step in where communications technology (i.e., the web) is headed. For example, look at Google's new "Suggest" app and Google's new "Maps" app. Welcome to the future of web interface.
Friday, February 25, 2005 @ 09:13 a.m.

Tweety has one evil lookin' set of bones!
Tuesday, December 14, 2004 @ 11:25 a.m.

Click that link. Then click the "FLASH (1,6 MB)" link. Enjoy.
Tuesday, November 2, 2004 @ 02:46 p.m.

Behold: the new sport of Cup Stacking! *cue Olympic music*
Tuesday, November 2, 2004 @ 02:13 p.m.

This is a classic. Stories of the bible illustrated in legos.
Saturday, April 17, 2004 @ 04:25 p.m.

Are you a sticker maker? Collector? Stickerswitch.com is a nifty little site for DIY sticker designers/traders. You send in your stickers. They send you a variety pack of stickers back. Pretty simple. Pretty clever.
Wednesday, April 14, 2004 @ 06:01 p.m.

And not just one but TWO portfolios! The first one is the main page of bradsims.com. It's a general purpose portfolio with a few illustration samples, some logos, a couple of flash presentations, and some print work.

The second is a more complete collection of illustrations—both computer-designed and pen & ink works . Both are in flash and have quite a few images so they're big files, even with image optimization.
Tuesday, April 13, 2004 @ 04:29 p.m.

The Green Party of the United States is holding a contest to design their new logo. They can't pay you for it, but think of how cool you'd look with your socialist/enviro/activist friends when you get to say, "Green Party? Yeah, I did their logo."

If the Green Party doesn't get a cool logo, the terrorist have already won. Or something like that.
Tuesday, April 13, 2004 @ 04:22 p.m.

Zazzle looks like a really cool way to turn your own art into full-sized posters. I've not tried them yet, but I'm thinking about it as soon as I get a few extra bucks.

Looks like this is a great way to solve the problem of thinking big but being limited by small print media.

On a related note, here's two more sites that specialize in turning your own art into large-scale posters:
  • cafepress.com :: not only lets you create posters, but sets you up with a little shop to show and sell them.
  • rasterbator :: flash based site that lets you submit an image file, scale it to a large scale, then does a halftone of your image and breaks it up into 8.5x11 inch pages in a pdf that you download, print and tape together for a very intersting effect.
Monday, March 29, 2004 @ 07:55 p.m.

Here's a great site with lots of info on the history of the Ex Libris (or bookplate). Really cool stuff.
Monday, March 29, 2004 @ 07:24 p.m.

Here's bunches of samples of my illustration work, both digital and pen&ink. There's also a more general portfolio of my professional graphics work here.

And as a personal plug, I'm available for freelance illustration work. Logos, book illustrations, web design, print design, desktop publishing, posters, flyers—you name it. Send me an e-mail if there's anything I can do for ya.
Monday, March 29, 2004 @ 07:10 p.m.

My friend, Adam, just posted a bunch of his sketches into one of those hip little isaac.php directories. (Note to self: you gotta get one of those.) There's lots of cool sketches of creatures with fangy teeth.
Monday, March 29, 2004 @ 07:05 p.m.

Cool old school print design (back when a printing press actually pressed things to make prints). Check out the "Cuts and Caps" section for some very nice downloadables. Grab them, twist them around in Illustrator, and create your own book illustrations.
Sunday, March 14, 2004 @ 08:54 p.m.

The Kabalarian Philosophy website will analyze your name for you. I put in Brad at first and it was totally wrong. Then I put in my real first name, Bradley, and it ... well it wasn't quite as wrong. Give it a try. Good luck.
Sunday, March 14, 2004 @ 08:44 p.m.

Quicktime movies to help you learn to dance. YEAH! Wallflower no more!
Sunday, March 14, 2004 @ 08:40 p.m.

Here's one to fill the void of technical design links here on issfly.pitas.com. Very handy little app.
Sunday, March 14, 2004 @ 08:32 p.m.

More ways to fly folded paper than you can shake a stick at.

Note: paper airplanes + tall parking deck = the most fun anyone can have littering.
Sunday, March 14, 2004 @ 08:27 p.m.

Anyone remember Raw comics? Here's a nice directory of several of the artists who used to contribute to Raw frequently.

Yet another site that will eventually have to go to the perma-links on the left. Yet another site that sans pointed me to.

See, sans posted a thread on humhum about what he's doing instead of working. He kept updating it with all these great links and photos that were so inpsiring that I had to capture them here on the blog. So. Muchos gracias to Mr. sans.
Sunday, March 14, 2004 @ 08:21 p.m.

And then of course, there's nosepilot. This one needs to be linked on the left. I'll get those sorted out and posted soon enough.
Sunday, March 14, 2004 @ 08:18 p.m.

I totally forgot about this one. Thanks sans!
Sunday, March 14, 2004 @ 08:17 p.m.

Cool ass Space-themed art from childrens books from the latter 20th Century.

Again, I gotta thank sans for that one.
Sunday, March 14, 2004 @ 07:10 p.m.

Dig it! A web thingy that takes your input text and graphically lays it over an existing photo. Yeah, I know that doesn't make any sense, so click the link and see for yourself. Credit for this one goes to Mischa, 'cuz everyone knows that Mischa's cool.
Sunday, March 14, 2004 @ 07:06 p.m.

In keeping with the form of the previous incarnations of issafly.pitas.com, I've decided to keep linking stuff off the beaten path, with an emphasis on art and design (with a further emphasis on digital/web art/design).

So in keeping with that old form, I give you the first real link of the newly released blog.

Extra special thanks to sans for pointing it out to me.
Sunday, March 14, 2004 @ 07:00 p.m.

It's done. The old has been archived (see link at left). The new has been simplified and prettified with a bright shiney CSS and some new graphics here and there. I still need to do a few things like bring back the list of perma-links on the left there and then go out to find some actual content.

Oh, and I guess I need to come with some idea of what the heck I wanna do with this little page, now that I've redone it. Hmmmmm. We'll see.
Sunday, March 14, 2004 @ 06:03 p.m.

Whew! It's been a while since I've been here. I'm gonna completely start over. That means I have to get rid of all the old stuff, and the little archive says that to archive the old stuff, I have create a new entry so... uh... this is it. Look for a new format soon. Maybe as soon as this afternoon.
Sunday, March 14, 2004 @ 03:21 p.m.