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This Friday's Screening: Helvetica, the movie

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Helvetica is a feature-length independent film about typography, graphic design and global visual culture. It looks at the proliferation of one typeface (which is celebrating its 50th birthday this year) as part of a larger conversation about the way type affects our lives. Helvetica is currently screening at film festivals, museums, design conferences, and cinemas worldwide, and is coming soon to the W+K screening room. Hanif Kureshi, resident type-geek and Helvetica fetishist has designed a poster (although it would have been a lot easier just to yell across the room to inform the four and a half people that comprise our office) and shared it with us. Let it be known that the writer is aware that the word ‘which’ in the headline is superfluous but Hanif refuses to delete it because it upsets his poncy design.

 
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Posted by on June 26, 2008 in Uncategorized

 

The truth is out there

Vasant Vihar is a quiet, upscale residential neighbourhood in Delhi. Or is it?  Siddharth Loyal, longtime resident of Vasant Vihar and W+K  employee, has reason to believe that there’s more to the neighbourhood than just bungalows and multiplexes. Right next to the Bus Depot, near a lone tree, are a network of spooky caves. It’s not on any map. And it’s not on Google Earth. But it’s there. The fact that this came up when Siddharth was heavily under the influence shouldn’t be held against him. He maintains his story even much later, when stone cold sober. In the face of much ridicule and torment, Siddharth has challenged everyone at W+K and on the planet to a wager – Rs. 40,000 will be handed over in crisp 500 rupee notes to anyone who can spend a night in the afore-mentioned caves. Any takers?

 

 
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Posted by on June 26, 2008 in Uncategorized

 

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Html2image

Html2image can convert html to bmp, convert html to png and convert html to jpg.

Installation process

1. Download html2image tool
wget http://www.guangmingsoft.net/htmlsnapshot/html2image.i386.tar.gz

2. Extract html2image
tar xvzf html2image.i386.tar.gz
cd html2image
export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=./

3. Run Xvfb
Xvfb :1 -screen 0 640x480x24 -nolisten tcp -audit 4 -auth X1.cfg & export DISPLAY=:1

(virtual framebuffer X server xvfb provides an X server that can run on machines with no display hardware and no physical input devices. It emulates a dumb framebuffer using virtual memory.)

4. Convert html 2 image by below command
./html2image http://www.google.com a.jpg

Shell Script to access this tool from command line

#!/bin/bash

cd; cd /opt/html2image

ls

export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=./

#rm /tmp/.X1-lock

./Xvfb :1 -screen 0 1024x768x24 -nolisten tcp -audit 4 -auth X1.cfg & export DISPLAY=:1

./html2image $1 /home/siteroot/public_html/html2image/$2

echo “html 2 image Done!”

PHP script (html_2_image.php)

<?

exec(“export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/opt/”); // if html2image folder in /opt folder

// here html_2_image is above shell script

exec(“/opt/html_2_image http://www.yahoo.com yahoo.png”, $result, $returnValue);

?>

Execute “html_2_image.php” with cron job, the result image will saved to “/home/siteroot /public_html/html2image/” folder.

 
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Posted by on June 20, 2008 in Linux, php, resources

 

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Duckie: Behind-the-scenes

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The bodyguards take a break

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On the puppet-maker set

Outtakes from the Dance Girl Sequence

The ‘Duckie’ commercial featured among other things – a goggle-eyed freak, flying rickshaws, silver painted wrestlers, four midgets, a bathtub filled with milk and we even threw in a Bollywood dance girl, for good measure. Client’s first reaction on seeing the film: Can we add something to this film that will make it ‘sticky’ in the viewer’s mind?

 

 
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Posted by on June 18, 2008 in Uncategorized

 

IndiGo Magazine Launched

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The IndiGo magazine is finally out! Initial response from friends and others in the art community has been fantastic. Some of these people have even read it.

Download indigo_lounge.pdf

 
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Posted by on June 2, 2008 in Uncategorized