Bus o’clock / Sennep, 2012
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Apollo 8 / 21st December 1968
43 years ago today, three men strapped themselves to the top of a Saturn V rocket – one of the most powerful vehicles ever constructed – and headed for the moon. They were the first astronauts to command the enormous rocket; and the first humans leave Earth’s orbit. They travelled over 238,000 miles, successfully completed 10 orbits of the moon, and returned safely to Earth. It was an astonishing accomplishment.
Today, as part of the Just Us 2011 advent calendar, my iOS wallpapers are available to download, celebrating the Apollo 8 mission.
It was a fun little project to work on – trying to summarise such an immense, almost inconceivable human achievement in a visual format that demands the utmost simplicity. I decided that focusing on scale would be the most effective way to represent the enormity of the mission. The Earth (iPad) and Moon (iPhone) are sized in proportion to one another. And if you place your iOS devices 2.82m apart, you’ll get an accurate sense of the distances involved.
Yeah, it’s crazy. Frank Borman, Jim Lovell, Bill Anders — you’re awesome.
Just Us Advent Calendar 2011
Introducing the Just Us Advent Calendar for Christmas 2011. Each day of December, you’ll be able to discover & download a brand new background for your iPad and/or iPhone, each produced by alumni of the Just Us collective.
I’ve got a design somewhere in there, waiting to be revealed.
Desk Phone Dock / Key Utility, 2010
Yes please! It looks like the days of the landline phone are finally numbered.
In other phone-related news, Apple previewed iPhone OS 4.0 yesterday and it’s making me wish summer would come even sooner. Multitasking at last! And about a million other awesome things. God I can’t wait to get a new iPhone.
Parrot AR.Drone / Expected: 2010
Oh my god. Is this the coolest toy that’s ever been invented? The Parrot AR.Drone is a remote-controlled quadricopter controlled by your iPhone. And as if that wasn’t cool enough, it has an onboard camera for ‘drone view’ on your phone screen, which can then be used to play games via the use of A.R. (Augmented Reality). Amazing.
Discovered by the guys at ISO50.
Apple iSlate and the next Apple iPhone, 2010
I’m already geeking out at the prospect of what Apple has in store for us in 2010. It’s looking ever more likely that the long-awaited ‘tablet Mac’ – rumoured to be called the iSlate – will be announced on January 27th and could, perhaps, look something like the top image. And of course this summer will almost certainly see the release of the next iPhone. I cannot wait.