The Tremendous 10 link roundup, #81

  1. StyLit | “Illumination-Guided Example-Based Stylization of 3D Renderings | “We present an approach to example-based stylization of 3D renderings that better preserves the rich expressiveness of hand-created artwork. Unlike previous techniques, which are mainly guided by colors and normals, our approach is based on light propagation in the scene. This novel type of guidance can distinguish among context-dependent illumination effects, for which artists typically use different stylization techniques, and delivers a look closer to realistic artwork. In addition, we demonstrate that the current state of the art in guided texture synthesis produces artifacts that can significantly decrease the fidelity of the synthesized imagery, and propose an improved algorithm that alleviates them. Finally, we demonstrate our method’s effectiveness on a variety of scenes and styles, in applications like interactive shading study or autocompletion.”
  2. 3,900 Pages of Paul Klee’s Personal Notebooks Are Now Online, Presenting His Bauhaus Teachings | “Paul Klee led an artistic life that spanned the 19th and 20th centuries, but he kept his aesthetic sensibility tuned to the future. Because of that, much of the Swiss-German Bauhaus-associated painter’s work, which at its most distinctive defines its own category of abstraction, still exudes a vitality today. And he left behind not just those 9,000 pieces of art (not counting the hand puppets he made for his son), but plenty of writings as well, the best known of which came out in English as Paul Klee Notebooks, two volumes (The Thinking Eye and The Nature of Nature) collecting the artist’s essays on modern art and the lectures he gave at the Bauhaus schools in the 1920s.”
  3. Palettable | “With Palettable, you can create color palettes, even with no prior design knowledge. Try it out!”
  4. What is the weirdest book in the history of English literature? | “It could be a novel, a non-fiction book, a diary, poem or play. Bonus question: how about the weirdest book from other global literary traditions?”
  5. What are the top 5 TED talks that you took away the most learnings from? | Answered by Chris Anderson, Head of TED:  “With pleasure, though stand by for some slightly quirky choices. I doubt anyone else at TED would pick exactly these five! Let’s see….”
  6. The Evolution of Olympic Logos | “Event logos come and go throughout history. That fleeting aspect, though, gives designers a freedom to create for a specific moment in time and place. For the Olympics, that moment—that logo—forever lives to define a two-week spectacle of sport. The way that moment has been defined, from early 1900s in Paris to a color-rich logo time period of the 1960s and ‘70s (Squaw Valley to Mexico City to Munich) right into the current age and Rio de Janeiro has varied greatly.”
  7. Your Startup’s Pitch Needs Only These 10 Slides | “Presentation guru Guy Kawasaki has put together an infographic that can help make your pitch both more effective and less painful.”
  8. The 50 Best Animated Films Of The 21st Century So Far | “It’s sort of remarkable, the ways that animation on the big screen has changed in the past two decades or so. In the early ’90s, the game was pretty much entirely owned by Disney’s hand-drawn animated fairy tales, which were hugely successful but almost entirely seen as kids’ stuff, with the occasional Don Bluth or Ralph Bakshi effort winning some eyes but not really competing; and the beginning of an interesting scene in Japan that largely failed to crossover to mainstream audiences stateside. But as the end of the 20th century closed in, things shifted seismically. Disney’s alliance with Pixar saw the explosion of computer animation, which all but killed traditional 2D hand-drawn stuff.”
  9. What Is: Film | “How Film Works and Its Place in Modern Filmmaking.”
  10. Austin Kleon — Peter Drucker said… | “Peter Drucker said ‘There’s a difference between doing things right and doing the right thing.’ Doing the right thing is wisdom, and effectiveness. Doing things right is efficiency. The curious thing is the righter you do the wrong thing the wronger you become.'”

Image: artwork by Stylit, link #1.