So we’ve all heard about the recent BP fuck-up with the leaking oil well in the Gulf of Mexico. It’s been deemed as the biggest oil and ecological disaster since records began. Altogether, the financial repercussions of the disaster will cost BP billions, not millions, for the clean-up operation, lost revenue, share-value and compensation. Oh, how the mighty fall!
The effects the leaking oil has had on maritime life and the environment will be with us for years. The effects the disaster has had on BP’s position as one of the ‘global heavies’ will put BP back by years. Liability for the disaster lies strictly in BP’s lap and they know it.
It’s been big news recently, so everyone knows about it (unless you live in a cardboard box in the middle of the Amazon jungle). However, to raise further awareness of the effects, causes and facts about oil spills, I came across a nifty website at instantoilspill.com which creates a graphical oil spill on any website or webpage you want. The rendering and special effects are awesome, I must say and very realistic. It starts from the bottom of the page and slowly creeps upwards – finally resulting in the complete disappearance of the webpage to a black ‘abyss’. The site also helps to convey a more serious message about the environmental impacts of such events.
Oil Spill on ArtbyHerbie.com
Here’s some screenshots whilst spillin’ the oil all over my blog:
As an ambassador of creativity and originality, my beady eyes are always on the look out for such things. Hats off to it’s creators for such a ‘slick’ application (forgive the awful pun, gang!). I just HAD to share this one with you! You can check it out here.
Back on track, soon!
Enjoy and ‘Bonjour’!