In like a lamb and out with Tiger in 2009, Jib Jab takes a poke at the year 2009 and the highlights of what made it so memorable and not so for others.
It seems that it is a rite of passage of sorts for many kids in North America to dress up as their favorite super-hero. Growing up Heroes is a collection of photographs of innocence past of kids dressed up as their beloved heroes of halcyon days. The collection is ever growing and encompasses from 1960 to the present. The volunteer photos are a blast from the past. David Bowie said it best, “We can be heroes!”
South Africa will host perhaps the biggest event in 2010 besides the Winter Olympics this year. Soccer fans are growing each year evermore and the pride of Africa rests on the shoulders of Johannesburg, South Africa-it’s estimated half a million people will flock to the Soccer grounds where nation will fight nation. The official animated spokesperson is Zakumi who looks like a cousin of Little Sprout. This event will spark goodwill to many suppressed nations as the ambassador Zakumi will inspire the world’s youth.
Zakumi is the Official Mascot for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. He’s a leopard with green hair and a wide smile. “Zakumi” is a composition of “Za” coming from South Africa’s international country code (ZA) and “Kumi”, which translates translates into ‘10′ in various languages across Africa.The green and yellow (gold) colours of the character match the colors used in South African sport uniforms and can also be seen in the South Africa national football team’s kit.
Zakumi’ has been designed and produced exclusively in the host country.The original creator of the design is Andries Odendaal from Cape Town, and the mascot costume itself was produced by Cora Simpson of Cora’s Costumes.
Classic animator Howard Beckerman takes us on a trip in 1967. The short was designed by Howard Beckerman and Gil Miret. Directed by Shamus Culhane for Noveltoon, the animation powerhouse mite of Paramount that housed most of the Harvey characters. The Trip was the second last animated cartoon made for Noveltoons.
Forget lugging a sled around. Now you can have the sled attached to your butt. Butt? Yes, these snow shorts do exactly that. You slide with your butt to your heart’s desire without carrying up and down the hill that sled of yours. You’ll look silly but you will have great times on your favorite hill. The snow shorts built with the sled is for all ages, even adults can join in the fun.
Many R&D departments are busy developing new prototypes for new magazine layouts for tablets. We are just on the cusp of new technology and some not so new pushing through and driving away a paper dependent industry for new original content. The magazine as you know it will never be the same. Forget monthly,weekly, or even daily editions. Try updates within seconds at command. Gossip magazines are going to get even more interesting. The new magazine will be a portable multimedia device that just has no boundaries. New revenues streams will open for the new magazine format. The Mag+ project is a glimpse into 2010 and the future of paper publishing will change in 2010.