Art and Design Fantasy

Re-watched Tarzan

Watched Tarzan from

A man raised by gorillas must decide where he really belongs when he discovers he is a human.

First watched in 2020.

Efficient story-telling.

Artwork — weird — but works?

Ending — not sold — Kerchek dying and being forgiven? Tarzan giving up the chance to meet more humans and explore the world? Seems like a good fit for Jane, though, and better for him than being treated as a curiosity.

Nature Travel Websites

Stunning trip report to the Serengeti

Bookmarked Northern Serengeti by Paul Stamatiou (

Safari wildlife game drives in the Northern Serengeti in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania.

Aside from the beautiful photography, I’m very impressed by the trip report format, with the large scale photos, highlighted “travel partners” and the place where they stayed, the embedded videos and mini clips, and the orientation map at the top of the post. The way the captions divide sections of photos and video feels effective in telling a story and breaking up the excursion. I also like that they position this as one photoset within a larger trip with its own landing page.

This is a decided class above the trip reports I’ve posted on Cascadia Inspired 😂

Science Fiction

Watched Chappie

Watched Chappie from

In the near future, crime is patrolled by a mechanized police force. When one police droid, Chappie, is stolen and given new programming, he becomes the first robot with the ability to think and feel for himself.

I was not expecting that ending! I liked it though.

They did such a good job with Chappie’s rabbit ears. Between the ears and the “eyebrows” and “mouth” he’s very expressive.

Hugh Jackman was almost unrecognizable to me with the mullet 😂 He made a good dumb bad guy.

Art and Design

Read Black Africa Impressions Vol. 2

Read Black Africa (Belvedere Designbook, Vol 2) (English, French, German, Italian and Spanish Edition)

Design team: Wolfgang Hageney, Diana Lelli, Luce Delhove, Antonello Martino, Luigi Deleo, Francesca Schiavon, Anna Maria Troiani, Etsuko Kakui

Asked my library for recs on graphic design beyond Western tradition and this 40 year old book was the only offering on African design 🤦‍♀️

After I flipped through the pattern pages, I saw the note that the designs were created by an Italian team (with one African team member based on the names) 🤦‍♀️ So I wish I hadn’t bothered borrowing this!

Classic typography