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New York from memory…

This has to be my favorite story of the week. While taking a wander through tumblr I came across Stephen Wiltshire , an autistic artist who is renowned for being able to draw from memory. And I don't mean a single object, I mean full city landscapes.

Often described as the human camera, Stephen initially began these full city landscape illustrations from memory with Tokyo in 2005. Since then he has drawn Rome, Hong Kong, Frankfurt, Madrid, Dubai, Jerusalem, London and New York on giant canvasses, and that's just to name but a few.

This 18ft picture of New York was drawn from memory after a 20-minute helicopter ride over the city. The accuracy is fascinating...

Loop – Hand-drawn animation tool for your iPad

Loop lets you easily create short hand-drawn animations on your iPad and share them via email, Tumblr and in the Loop gallery. Created by Universal Everything.


Everpix sounds like a great service to sort out all those photos taken on your smartphone. But what really piqued my interest was the landing page animation. The animation is by Fraser Davidson of Sweet Crude, I really love the subtle wobbly lines and slick transitions. Combined with good copy and voice over and the animation hits that sweet spot. Check out the other great works by Sweet Crude in their portfolio.

Tokyo gigapixel panorama

Gigapixel panoramas are always an impressive sight to behold. There have been Paris and London versions, now it's the turn of Tokyo. It took photographer Jeffrey Martin two days to take the photos and four months to edit them all together. The level of zoom is simply staggering, have an explore and see what gems you can find.

Everything Starts Small

A gorgeous animated short from Scott Benson, reminding us that everything starts small. Great use of simple animation, characters and texture. See more of Scott's work on

Disney Research

We have blogged about Disney research before, previously is was about there small projector ' Hideout'.

This time it's about their Computational Design of Mechanical Characters. Watch the video to see what it's all about.