2013 Holiday Animation from Buckley Typographics on Vimeo.Motion graphic animation made for Northern Trust in 2013
Four sources deeply involved in the Affordable Care Act tell NBC NEWS that 50 to 75 percent of the 14 million consumers who buy their insurance individually can expect to receive a “cancellation” letter or the equivalent over the next year because their existing policies don’t meet the standards mandated by the new health care law. One expert predicts that number could reach as high as 80 percent. And all say that many of those forced to buy pricier new policies will experience “sticker shock.”
That’s 7 million to 11.2 million citizens who will not be allowed to keep the coverage that some of them may have liked and who will likely be forced into higher priced plans
Finally, good, or at least, highly encouraging news made it to my focus from Friday, 6th September 2013. Indeed, Himself may be on the move again. Delighted to see he’s a happy little bugger and even more so that he may be up for one more thrash. Per the diary:
"ManTime in the Home Study. Discussed: the Point Of Seeing for a Future Crim with three drummers. At 18.55 Bill (Rieflin: Ministry, R.E.M. NIN) declared his participation. So, at 18.55 King Crimson VIII moved to its next stage of actualization.
Why? As Dr. Mike would ask: Why do some things happen and other things not? One possible answer: the meeting of Necessity and Contingency.
Necessity: how King Crimson might return to active service, the form it would take and how it could be done, presented itself on Monday 22nd. July http://www.dgmlive.com/diaries.htm?entry=23873 … While the rich conversation and comments continued around me, I looked at a situation-of-interest and how it might be approached: it spoke back, directly. Earlier in my life, an experience like this would have set the next period in motion. Presently, choices generate rich repercussions and are to be nicely considered. But, good to know that creative insight remains available to enquiry. This is one kind of necessity: where a creative insight carries with it a certain demand…
So, King Crimson is in motion. This is a very different reformation to what has gone before: seven players, four English and three American, with three drummers.
The Seven-Headed Beast of Crim is in Go! mode.”
GAME ONE FOR ONE LAST BLOW!!!
It’s been a spectacular day. Godspeed!
See how many a pretty thing
I always from a cube can bring:
Chair and sofa, bench and table,
Desk to write on when I’m able,
All the household furniture,
Even baby’s bed I’m sure;
Not a few such things I see;
Stove and sideboard here can be.
Many things, both old and new,
My dear cube brings into view;
So my cube much pleases me,
Because through it so much I see.
PEDAGOGICS OF THE KINDERGARTEN
By FRIEDRICH FROEBEL
About the Project:
Its a rare artist that hasn’t at one time or another attempted a self-portrait. Sometimes its for the most obvious reason, that in painting himself he has a ready, willing and free model. At other times artists may use self-portraits to advertise their skills, practice their craft, explore some inner turmoil or stake a place in history. Whatever reason the artist might think he had for the painting though, with art as with writing, the act of creation always reveals something about the creator.
Whilst researching my latest illustration project, now undergoing render (render a task where you sit and stare at computer while it computes because you cannot bear to look away and your life is on hold until render finishes anyway) I cam across the following gem from a few years back:
ALERTS TO THREATS IN 2011 EUROPE :
By JOHN CLEESE
The French government announced yesterday that it has raised its terror alert level from “Run” to “Hide.” The only two higher levels in France are “Collaborate” and “Surrender.” The rise was precipitated by a recent fire that destroyed France ‘s white flag factory, effectively paralyzing the country’s military capability.
The English are feeling the pinch in relation to recent events in Libya and have therefore raised their security level from “Miffed” to “Peeved.” Soon, though, security levels may be raised yet again to “Irritated” or even “A Bit Cross.” The English have not been “A Bit Cross” since the blitz in 1940 when tea supplies nearly ran out. Terrorists have been re-categorized from “Tiresome” to “A Bloody Nuisance.” The last time the British issued a “Bloody Nuisance” warning level was in 1588, when threatened by the Spanish Armada.
The Scots have raised their threat level from “Pissed Off” to “Let’s get the Bastards.” They don’t have any other levels. This is the reason they have been used on the front line of the British army for the last 300 years.
Italy has increased the alert level from “Shout Loudly and Excitedly” to “Elaborate Military Posturing.” Two more levels remain: “Ineffective Combat Operations” and “Change Sides.”
The Germans have increased their alert state from “Disdainful Arrogance” to “Dress in Uniform and Sing Marching Songs.” They also have two higher levels: “Invade a Neighbor” and “Lose.”
Belgians, on the other hand, are all on holiday as usual; the only threat they are worried about is NATO pulling out of Brussels .
The Spanish are all excited to see their new submarines ready to deploy. These beautifully designed subs have glass bottoms so the new Spanish navy can get a really good look at the old Spanish navy.
Australia , meanwhile, has raised its security level from “No worries” to “She’ll be all right, Mate.” Two more escalation levels remain: “Crikey! I think we’ll need to cancel the Barbie this weekend!” and “The Barbie is cancelled.” So far no situation has ever warranted use of the final escalation level.
~ John Cleese ~
British writer, actor,
and tall person.
Yes We Scan from Buckley Typographics on Vimeo.A bit of fun with After Effects and Illustrator. Hard to imagine how difficult doing something like this was when Terry Gilliam started out.