29.8.07

Link Dump 29/08/07

  • MACLAIM is a European street art crew. They happened to put out a book of photorealistic graffiti that I found in the library recently. If you're in or around Bristol, the Central Library has it stocked. If you're not in Bristol, I can't recommend this book any stronger - quality images, some breathtaking styles and a comprehensive load of text giving details on technique and the basics of using spraypaint as an artists tool.
  • China's iClone by Dan Koeppel: "The miniOne looked just like Apple's iPhone, down to the slick no-button interface. But it was more. It ran popular mobile software that the iPhone wouldn't. It worked with nearly every worldwide cellphone carrier, not just AT&T, and not only in the U.S. It promised to cost half as much as the iPhone and be available to 10 times as many consumers. The miniOne's first news teases—a forum posting, a few spy shots, a product announcement that vanished after a day—generated a frenzy of interest online. Was it real? When would it go on sale? And most intriguing, could it really be even better than the iPhone?"