I've been an active user of Ffffound! since late summer of 2007 (sorry, I don't have any invites), here is a collection of some of my favorite images from the site. I've roughly categorized them into a few groups: maps, snow, geometry, mist, texture, grain, frozen moments, WTF?, and everything else.
Maps are what we do, here are some great ones.
Aaron Cope has been thinking about the papernet.
This is a map drawn on a glove that Gem found.
I have a soft spot for photographs taken through heavy snow, with flakes out of focus and huge in the foreground. Combined with the short-range lighting in a few of these, it makes for a lovely effect.
Ambient occlusion is an interesting trend in rendering, like additive blending.
Many of my favorite images from Fffound! are photographed through mist.
Visible grain is making a re-appearance in photography and film, see e.g. No Country For Old Men.
This one's from a collection of vintage color photos from the 1940's and later.
This one's in Wroclaw, my hometown.
A lot of completely absurd shit makes its way onto Fffound!.
The bear was my AIM buddy icon for a while.
This strongly reminds me of Madame Chao's noisecore visual style.
A lego rendering of Stephen Hawking!
The girl's face on the right absolutely makes this photo.
From the Helvetica movie.
I first found this amazing image in Netochka Nezvanova's ("the most feared woman on the internet") images directory, back when I gave two shits about the software abomination that was nato.0+55.
This lovely photo convinced me that black spokes with light-colored rims would be a great idea for my IRO.
Nice post, and thanks for the shoutout. I had an incomplete list that was like 'if ffffound had ttttags' somewhere that I can't find now. as well as I can remember, it went something like: FailureOfModernism IntricateInfographic StarWarsMashup NakedChicks SuprematistRedux InfrastructureGalore ... and of course: OMG!WTF?
Great post. Super pppleased to find something of mine nestled in there! 765 - don't forget TypographyPorn, also why the hell am I missing all the NakedChicks?
The NakedChicks seem to be a seasonal thing ... there'll be a few weeks of nothing but, and then back to SuprematistRedux and StarWarsMashup for a while. My jeer-ttttags would be ExpensiveVinylToys and WilliamsburgCrayonArt.
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