Several people walked out of every screening of Reservoir Dogs at the Sundance film festival because of its graphic violence, including horror movie director Wes Craven best known for his A Nightmare On Elm Street films. ew.com/movies/2017/04/29/…
Maus is the only graphic novel, as of 2020, to win the Pulitzer Prize en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mau…
Today I learned of Polybius, an urban legend about an arcade video game whose graphics were designed to have triggered strong symptoms of addiction in players, as well as psychoactive effects like hallucinations. To this day, the existence of the original game is unproven. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pol…
Most of Coheed and Cambria's music follows an overarching Sci Fi story called "The Amory Wars" and that each album was accompanied by a Graphic Novel release boom-studios.com/series/a…
"See You Next Wednesday" is a prop movie title used in many John Landis' films, including American Werewolf in London where it was the XXX Movie in the Porn theater at the end. It has also been referenced in dozens of films, TV shows and Graphic Novels en.wikipedia.org/wiki/See…
In 1979, George Lucas created the Lucasfilm Computer Department with two branches. The Games Group became LucasArts. The Graphics Group became Pixar en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pix…
In the North Korean Graphic Standard, the name of the past and present supreme leaders has to have a different encoding. North Korean news site always have the names of leaders in bold. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KPS…
General Eisenhower, horrified by the concentration camps discovered as allied troops rolled into Nazi territory, ordered camera crews to document the grisly scenes. He also forced local government officials to tour the camps. Warning: This video is extremely graphic! youtu.be/xlhZe0uWYoo
Phil Hartman worked as a graphic designer before he was a comedian. Among his works are the cover to Steely Dan's album "Aja" and the Crosby, Stills, and Nash logo fastcompany.com/3044107/8…
A lot of the Marvel graphics and end credits text crawl was made by a studio whose artists are on the autism spectrum. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exc…
Mario was given his cap in his first appearance in Donkey Kong because of the limited advances in video game graphics when the game was made. A red cap was added because programmers found it difficult to create the hair movement that would occur when the character jumped. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sup…
The Mandalorian was filmed on a giant virtual set, displaying the backgrounds with real-time graphics, captured in-camera. youtube.com/watch?v=gUnxz…
Because Taco Bell is not well known outside the United States, the movie Demolition Man has every spoken/graphic mention of "Taco Bell" removed and replaced with "Pizza Hut" for international releases. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dem…
A statistician spent years writing a science fiction novel to teach university statistics. Even though he didn't know anything about writing fiction, he got an illustrator to create graphic novel strips for his story which contained the equivalent of 60 research papers discoveringstatistics.com…
Galaga (1981) had a predecessor: Galaxian (1979), which was the first popular video game to use RGB color graphics. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gal…
Dennis Muren, the special effects artist who worked on Star Wars and Close Encounters, took a year-long sabbatical to read a 1,200-page textbook on computer graphics. Shortly thereafter, he led the VFX teams that worked on Terminator 2, then Jurassic Park. soundandvision.com/httalk…
North Korea has made a single video game. "Pyongyang Racer" is a racing game reminiscent of 32-bit era graphics. It was developed by university students and published by the country's travel company wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyongy…
Rep. John Lewis co-wrote *March*, an award-winning graphic novel trilogy about the civil rights movement sva.edu/features/nate-pow…
Before he broke into comedy, Phil Hartman was a graphic designer, and created numerous iconic album covers and logos r1creative.net/feed/album…
The graphic designer, Milton Glaser, loved New York so much that he gave his work, the I ❀ NY logo, to the city for free, hoping it would become public property. Today, the logo has earned the New York state $30 million each year and has become a pop culture icon. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mil…
There are monitor manufacturers who use DisplayPort cables where pin20 is also used and which can cause interference and even damage the graphics card/PC - depending on the situation cablechick.com.au/blog/th…
Harvey Ball, the graphic designer who designed the yellow smiley face icon in 1963, was only paid $45 for his work. The Smiley Company, which licenses the image, made $419.9 million in 2017. edition.cnn.com/style/art…
The Queen logo, called the Queen crest, was designed by Freddie Mercury himself, who held a degree in graphic design. The logo combines the zodiac signs of the four band members. goodlogo.com/extended.inf…
The first two toys to use electronic sound chips to make noise rather than an analogue recordings, Simon and the Speak & Spell, both got their hardware from graphic calculator maker Texas Instruments 20k.org/episodes/noiserus
Charles Joseph Minard was French Civil engineer and pioneer of info-graphics. Minard is famous for his flow graphs, one notably showing the trade of French wine. Information designer Edward Tufte said his map of the French invasion of Russia, "may well be the best statistical graphic ever drawn" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
Following LeBron James' decision to leave Cleveland and join the Miami Heat, the sports memorabilia company Fathead lowered the price of wall graphics depicting James from $99.99 to $17.41: the birth year of infamous American traitor Benedict Arnold en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Lego Mindstorms was named after Mindstorms: Children, Computers, and Powerful Ideas, a book arguing the benefits of teaching computer literacy in primary and secondary education written by Seymour Papert, an AI pioneer and the co-creator of Turtle graphics and the LOGO programming language en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leg…
Mircosoft included Solitaire in their operating systems to "to soothe people intimidated by the operating system" and introduce users to graphic user interfaces and taught them how to use a mouse. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mic…
For the 1981 movie Escape from New York, the futuristic β€œcomputer graphics” shots of three-dimensional wireframe animations was made using handmade miniature models. Real computer graphics would have been far more expensive. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esc…
NASA scientists at JPL use repurposed gaming computers for exploring Mars. Their high performance graphics cards support special 3D imaging goggles for navigating on the red planet. jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.ph…
During the development of Space Harrier, the president of SEGA insisted that if the graphics were done, a game was ready for release. To properly finish the game, the lead designer rigged a secret switch to the bottom of his desk that would mess up the colors whenever giving a demonstration. shmuplations.com/spacehar…
When asked about his proclivity toward gruesome film violence, director Quentin Tarantino said that the "Mr. Creosote" scene was the only time he had been disturbed by a graphic or gruesome film sequence. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr_…
Today I learned about "The Works", a 3D computer animated film in production from 1979-1986 by Computer Graphics Lab. It was planned to be released as the first entirely 3D CGI film in the early 80s (predating Pixar's Toy Story a decade) and run for 90 minutes, though only 10 minutes are known to exist. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Surrealist painter Salvador DalΓ­ and the Marx Brothers had planned on making a movie called "Giraffes on Horseback Salad" together, but it was never produced. A graphic novel was eventually made based on the screenplay. npr.org/2019/04/07/710032…
Australian cigarette packages have to depict graphic images warning of the health effects of smoking huffpost.com/entry/austra…
O’Reilly books have artwork of creatures on the covers because their original graphic artist thought that Unix program names sounded like β€œweird animals” en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O%2…
Before turning to comedy and eventually joining the cast of "Saturday Night Live," Phil Hartman was a graphic designer whose credits include the cover of the '70s classic "Aja" by Steely Dan. news.avclub.com/you-may-k…
In Japan in 1978 a graphic designer invented "square" watermelons (actually a cube). They were originally supposed to be practical for storage purposes, but because they have to be picked before ripe they are mainly for decoration. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Squ…
In his graphic novel, Paying for It, Chester Brown shares his personal experiences in love and sex. Upon realizing he didn’t like being a boyfriend, he decided to fulfill his needs by hiring prostitutes and document it in his book youtube.com/watch?v=KCkxb…
Super Mario Bros and Legend of Zelda creator Shigeru Miyamoto created a maze game in 1984 called Devil World. Though it had inventive graphics and fun game play, it remains Miyamoto’s only game to never be localized in America due to its satanic and religious imagery. wikipedia.org/wiki/Devil_…
In Japan, some watermelons are grown into cubes for storing efficiency. This practice was invented by graphic designer Tomoyuki Ono in 1978 youtube.com/watch?v=PxJIo…
Prior to becoming an actor, Saturday Night Live Phil Hartman was a graphic designer who specialized in designing album covers. He designed covers for such acts as Steely Dan, America and The Firesign Theater. news.avclub.com/you-may-k…
Although moon revolves around the Earth, it also revolves around the Sun, and instead of the orbit of moon being spiro graphic in design it is same as that of Earth because of the comparative distance and size of Earth, Sun and Moon youtu.be/VXskMZGXBNM
, Pixar which is famous for Toy Story and Cars movies, started out as The Graphics Group before it was named Pixar, and was part of Lucasfilm before Disney bought Lucasfilm from Fox, as Disney would eventually acquire them later on. pixar.fandom.com/wiki/Pix…
The early modern olympics used to feature an art competition, with sections dedicated to literature, graphic art, music and more. The Amsterdam Olympic stadium is actually a gold medal winner for architecture. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oly…
Wingdings is intended to be used as a free catalog of small graphics, not a nonsense font. vox.com/2015/8/25/9200801…
Abraham Lincoln is widely attributed to have written a graphic poem regarding suicide called "The Suicide's Soliloquy" in 1838. It was written exactly three years after the death of his first love, Ann Rutledge. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
The 1957 Chevrolet's image has been frequently used in toys, graphics, music, movies, and television. Restored original examples are increasingly rare and the the value of a meticulously restored '57 Chevrolet convertible has been as high as $100,000 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/195…
The "1st & Ten (graphics system)" for drawing on TVs to create an on-field marker to help TV viewers identify 1st down distances was conceived and patented in 1978 by David W. Crain. It also won two Emmys. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1st…
Insane Clown Posse were once on a Disney owned record label. On the scheduled day of release for their record "The Great Milenko" however, Disney recalled all 100,000 shipped units upon discovering the graphic nature of the album's lyrical content. history.com/this-day-in-h…

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