Links of Interest — April 7, 2013


That’s right gang, another fresh batch of Links of Interest for your lazy Sunday afternoon. We’ll start off our week with some old, yet sage advice from the players at the Bank of Japan…

Hey Guys! Women Digg Men with Bonds!

Get laid with Japanese government bonds!
According to the Japanese Government, “Men that own government bonds are popular with the ladies!”

I know this has very little to do with art, but this one is just simply funny. Imagine the U.S. government or any other debt-laden government running an ad campaign like this. I have a habit for frequenting Zero Hedge. For those of you who don’t keep up with the financial world, Japan is currently drowning in debt that’s roughly twice the size of its GDP. (Gross Domestic Product ~ The value of all goods and services produced by Japan.) Much like the U.S. Federal Reserve, the Bank of Japan has decided to print an unlimited supply of Yen, which boosts inflation. Then they’ll use the new Yen to purchase Japanese government bonds to help pay for their massive debt. If you happen to be working and living in Japan, this means your money will continue to buy less and less stuff because the supply of Yen is much greater than its demand.

The icing on the cake for me is the fuggly-looking fat-guy with the chicks. I know some of you think that this is a parody, but this is a legit ad for the Japanese Government produce by Dentsu Inc., Japan’s largest advertising company. Bloomberg has a report on this folly here.


Blender Guru: How to do Camera Mapping

Andrew Price at Blender Guru has recently posted a revised video tutorial on camera mapping. It’s astonishing that Andrew uses relatively simple geometry to gain such impressive results. The camera mapping tutorial is also broken down in a step-by-step format. Click the link below to read.


Behind the Elder Scrolls Online

A screen capture from Blur Studio's new game The Elder Scrolls Online
© 2013 Blur Studio

CG Society’s Brian Westhall gives readers a behind the scenes look at the development of Blur Studio’s new online multiplayer game The Elder Scrolls Online. Amazing stuff!

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