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So Long and Thank You!

Well it’s now been 10 years since I started the first version of Heavy Backpack. This little website for all things creative has inspired me and many others over it’s course but it’s now time to say farewell. I have learned so much, made great discoveries, and seen many creative talents along the way. I have enjoyed the experience and give a big thank you to all visitor new and old.

The site will remain online for archive purposes but will not be updated. You may have noticed that the updates have been much more irregular since the start of the year as I’ve been trying to shift my focus to my own creative work.

Thank you for travelling with me and my Heavy Backpack.

Rhett Dashwood

Jaume Plensa Sculpture

I especially like the giant head sculptures of Jaume Plensa.

Choi Xooang

Choi Xooang is an artist who sculpts concrete bodies.


A2-Type is a new type foundry set up by the London based design studio A2/SW/HK Gorgeous typefaces for commercial use.

Field – 10,000 Digital Paintings

10,000 unique digital paintings, created for paper manufacturer GFSmith’ latest Print Test brochure. Each sleeve features a different view on a hypercomplex sculpture, generated through a process combining generative coding with creative intuition. The energy of a dynamic process – caught in a timeless medium.

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Tron Legacy Processing

Many great graphic artists go into the making of a visual feast of a movie like Tron Legacy. Here’s a perspective from one on graphics, UI, and processes.

Project 12:31

Project 12:31 be sure to check out the process. In 1993 a convicted murderer was executed. His body was given to science, segmented and photographed for medical research. In 2011 they used photography to put it back together.

The External World

This animated short film by David O’Reilly is a roller coaster ride of poignant moments, trippy scenes, and humorous characters. All revolving around a boy learning to play the piano. Video embed below.

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Wade Showreel Packaging

Over at Wade I’ve shown an image sequence of how I made second-hand books into unique, one off showreel packaging. Go check it out and let me know what you think.

Creative use of scrolling in web design

Check out these vertical scrolling page websites. Whether a touch of HTML5, parallax illusion or just good design and layout, these sites show creative use of the web browser medium.


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OK GO – Kings of the one take

I just wanted to give a nod to the band OK GO. Over the past years they have proven to be leaders of the YouTube viral music clip. But to boot, they have taken a theme, a simple idea and and totally owned it through their innovation that it might even seem they invented it. All the following videos are ‘one take’ videos shot in one go without post production editing. To OK GO the kings of the ‘One Take’

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Xbox Kinect Hacks, Take 2

Well the content for this topic was bound to expand which is why we titled the initial previous post “Best Xbox Kinect Hacks so far”

See how creative individuals have further hacked the Xbox Kinect system to produce some innovative results.

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Chris Scarborough

Chris Scarborough aka Scarboy is an artist from Nashville.

Adam Simpson

Adam Simpson fine illustrations and prints

Wade for PC Tools

At Wade Studios we recently completed an animated project for PC Tools.

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