Friday, February 29, 2008
Thursday, February 28, 2008
Geoff McFetridge has just opened up his Pottok Prints shop. It’s located in Atwater Village in LA, that’s just outside of Silver Lake, and features some of his amazing wallpaper prints I blogged on previously. I am pretty stoked to go check it out. He’s debuting the new line of wallpapers at Walnut Wallpapers tonight as a matter of fact. If I can get off a little earlier tonight maybe Ash and I will go check it out. We have a couple walls in need of some love.
Alfred Hitchcock is by far the most influential directors of all time. To tribute him, Vanity Fair brought on some amazing actors to partake in beautiful recreations of some of the most iconic scenes from his films. It is a collection of 11 photos taken by a variety of leading commercial photographers. There is also a great making of video with behind the scenes action. Be sure to check them out, they are pretty amazing.
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
We recently took a drive to Silver Lake to hit up the thrift stores around there and downtown LA. I felt inspired to create another hand-picked mix that sort of encompasses that trip. This mix sums up the feeling of window shopping, digging through racks of hangers, gray skies, and deciding whether or not we really needed a white porcelain horse head. HERE YA GO!!!
(1) Money Mark - Tomorrow Will Be Like Today
(2) The Beastie Boys - Picture This
(3) Cibo Matto - Flowers
(4) Sean Lennon - Bathtub
(5) Bertrand Burgalat - Another World Gone By
(6) Simian - When I Go
(7) The Concretes - Grey Days
(8) Belle & Sebastian - Don’t Leave the Light on Baby
(9) Blur - Theme From Retro (John McEntire’s Mix Instrumental)
(10) Stereolab - Brakhage
(11) Joyzipper - Christine Bonilla
(12) Mogwai - Tracy ( Playing With the Young Team Mix)
(13) Cowboy Junkies - Sweet Jane
(14) UNKLE - Chaos
(15) Caural - Untitled
Monday, February 25, 2008
The promo we did at Roger for the Kid’s Choice Award show 2008 just aired and is up for everyone to view online on Roger’s site. I was lead designer working with Terry Lee and Jake Portman for the most part. We had a great cast of characters including my good buddies Ken Macy and David Lewandowski as well as Zach Nederlander and Jose Acosta on animation. It was a total blasty blast for sure. Be sure to check out the boards for it on my flickr when you get a chance to see how it looked before it was moving.
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Last night me and Ash went to the ”Two Lines Align” show at the Redcat in downtown LA. It was a joint show of Geoff McFetridge and Ed Fella. The space wasn’t too large but there was a lot of work piled in there. Geoff’s reserved and iconic work surrounded you, transporting you to a graphic world of teeth and doodles and everything else in his hand-drawn world. Ed’s work was mostly his typographical explorations he has been doing for as long as I can remember but it was nice seeing it all together finally. I met and spoke with Geoff for a little which was nice. I have been a pretty big fan of his for quite some time. Ash embarrassed me a little because that’s what she does best. The event was curated by Michael Worthington who also compiled a nicely designed program that most everyone there bought and had signed (including me).
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Looking for a new sketchbook? Look no further. Rare Device has released a limited run (500) of beautifully hand-bound book composed of mixed papers to sketch in. The cover is either illustrated with beautiful black and white high-school doodles or an abstract design courtesy of 2 commissioned artists who I have never heard of but would love to see more work from. It comes packaged in a wooden box with wrap around sticker and all for a great price of only $36. Only 7 are left currently so act fast. I have placed my order so there are actually only 6 left. Buy it here.
Monday, February 18, 2008
Amplive is an Oakland area dj who created a pretty solid mix of Radiohead tracks from In Rainbows. The tracks feature a few MCs from the area including Del the Funky Homosapien, Chali 2na, and Too $hort to name a few. Evidently Amplive released these tracks to the public without getting consent from Radiohead or their management but thanks to a ton of youtube support he has not only gotten in touch with Radiohead he has their full blessing to release the tracks to the public for free download. Go get your free music on and enjoy a new take on what is already a classic album.
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
I wanted to spread the word that Modern Dose is having a buy-one-get-one-free deal on Panton Chairs. The only catch is that they have to be the same color. Not a bad deal for $265 though if I may say. I would go for either green or white myself. I hope somebody takes advantage of this deal. Maybe I will.
Saturday, February 9, 2008
The weather has finally warmed up and is amazing outside. I just got back from running some errands and made a nice cool Hendrick’s Martini to mellow out the mid-day sun and threw on my second mix of Sunset Boulevard jams. These are breezy fresh bossa nova jingles that will glide through your drums. Listen in the afternoon or a little later as the sun goes down. And as always, have a cocktail handy because good music and drinks go together like gnutella and crepes. Download HERE!
(1) Astrud Gilberto - The Girl from Impanema
(2) Sean Lennon - Into the Sun
(3) Money Mark - Bossa Nova 10
(4) Ween - Joppa Road
(5) AIR - Casanova 70 (The Secret of Cool Mix)
(6) Ollano - Latitudes (AIR Remix)
(7) Kosma - Les Promesses d’une Chevelure
(8) Stereolab - Miss Modular
(9) Brazilian Girls - Long
(10) Nouvelle Vague - Ever Fallen In Love
(11) Francoise Hardy - Jeanne
(12) Tommy Guerrero - Four Track Samba
(13) The Sea & Cake - Try Nothing
(14) Bertrand Bergalat - Partir Revenir
(15) Fun Lovin’ Criminals - I’m Not in Love
(16) Nouvelle Vague - Blue Monday
(17) Blur - To the End
(18) Sergio Mendes with India.Arie - Timeless
(19) Zero 7 with Jose Gonzales - Today
My wife and I were shopping around Sunset in Silver Lake last weekend and stumbled upon a little fragrance shop that had a great selection of Demeter Frangrances for men and women. They somehow bottle the exact scent of many foods and nature. I was obsessed with Thunderstorm and bought it instantly. It reminded me of summer in Houston as a kid or after I cut the lawn at my grandpa’s house. I also liked Cucumber because it smelled like Hendrick’s Gin sort of. Speaking of gin, they have a Gin & Tonic scent too. Too bad they don’t have bacon and eggs because that is pretty much my favorite scent ever.
Thursday, February 7, 2008
There are a couple things I started to wish for when I found out about Engrave. First, I wish I knew my Incase iPhone cover would have chipped up the backside to death. The back of my iPhone looks like Edward James Almos now unfortunately. Second, I would have made some rad graphics to engrave on the back and find some other case to cary it around in. That’s what Engrave does too by the way. They let you send them your fancy shmancy graphics to them, along with your Apple Tech, to engrave it on the outside and make it all pretty like. So you choose, Edward James Almos or a custom job that you can design yourself.
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
So everyone has seen Sheppard Fairey’s Obama Posters but now it seems like everyone is doing them. I just found this link with a plethora of Obama inspired art. I think it’s great personally that so many people are getting involved with this election. My vote personally goes to Obama as well, although I am sure my endorsement isn’t quite as important as let’s say Oprah’s. I am really excited about the future of our government and hope that our country can dig itself out of the hole that Bush has put us in.