Archives For April 2012

Here’s the latest and greatest from Foster the People. Honestly, I’m a little confused as to why they’ve adopted the boy band, synchronized dance moves, but as long as they’re not going full on “N Sync – Bye Bye Bye” I can deal with it.

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Here’s the latest sneak peak from M.I.A.s new album, expected to drop sometime this summer.

Typographic Dating

April 29, 2012 — Leave a comment

This fantastic little site, The Type Connection, let’s you try your hand at match making when it come to typography. Not only it is a great learning tool, it’s pretty damn fun to play around with.

Color Forecast

April 29, 2012 — Leave a comment

Color Forecast is a website that gives you real time updates as to what colors are trending in the fashion capitals of the world. It’s a tool developed for Pimpie, a clothing brand. Check out what it’s all about below.

Transmission LA: AV Club

April 23, 2012 — 1 Comment

The Avant/Garde Diaries is a festival hosted by Mike D. of the Beastie boys. It’s composed of 17 artists from different disciplines, brought together for a 17 day event consisting of concerts, performances and installations. Avant/Garde Diaries, is open to the public on a first come first serve basis, and is running through the 6th of May. If you’re in LA, go check it out. It looks rad.

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Not only are these two little girls simply adorable, but their father is wildly creative when it comes to photographing them. Jason Lee is a wedding photographer who started a photo journal of his two daughters back in 2006. Simply fantastic.

Hemingway and Gellhorn

April 18, 2012 — 2 Comments

It seems of late, that I have been enthralled by anything to do with Hemingway’s life. His was a brilliant, beautiful, impulsive, yet tragic life. This is the story of his third wife, Martha Gellhorn, his inspiration “For Whom the Bell Tolls”. I sure hope it doesn’t disappoint.

Craig Redman is an Australian born artist based in NYC, and is perhaps most famous for being the man behind Darcel. His latest endeavor, in conjunction with Turkish Airlines, is an ad campaign called “Passenger Portraits“. Using his highly stylized illustration style, Redman has created a series of 12 celebrity portraits that will be displayed all over the world. Not only is this simple, iconic style an innovative way to use celebrities in advertising, it also translates seamlessly across cultures.

Here are a few of his other celebrity portraits. The predecessors, if you will, to the “Passenger Portraits” series.

 

This is a fantastic little info graphic about beards brought to you by The Online PHD.

A PhD in Facial Hair

*Thanks @LindsB for the find.

This morning’s little gem is a cover of Pearl Jam’s, Just Breathe by Willie Nelson. Although it doesn’t deviate a lot from the original, it is very Willie Nelson with that country twang. Listen to it at Rolling Stone.