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Monday, December 14, 2009

A Duck Saved Christmas!

Yes, it's true! This causes a sensation: We found this old newspaper in our top secret archive-cave high up in the Austrian mountains, close to the borders to Switzerland, Lichtenstein and Australia.

The Daily Christmas© reports as follows:

But there is more to it than that. With our top secret rendering method D.R.A.W.N. - developed together with our technology partners from NASA, LucasArts and Kelloggs* - we were able to recreate a colour photograph of the event:

* I got an e-mail asking me if we really worked together with NASA, LucasArts and Kelloggs on this. Well, truth be told, we worked also with ESA (European Space Agency), Paramount and Nestle on this top secret method :o)


  1. What a story ..! Me, I think ... ;) And what a beautiful picture that was taken at the time ..! Very interesting and intriguing at the same time .. In any case, it is very good on my screen, where she serves as an inspiration ...!!!

  2. Great story and concept, stunning artwork mate...

  3. Absolutly fantastic! I love it!

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  5. ha ha nice news!

  6. LOL :o))) Just fabulous! What a great idea. Thx, and merry christmas to you and your family.

  7. Hehe, love it.
    You've got such a great twist on things.
    Awesome stuff!!
    Merry xmas!!

  8. I can not understand how a duck can pilot an aircraft alone when they not even can fly.. anyway, your designs continue leaving me impacted.