OH MY GOD THESE ARE SICK.
Nike is reallllllly killing it lately with their ideas and color ways, but this one definitely takes the cake. This is the Freddy Kreuger Dunk Low, with Freddy style striped sweater, blood splattered leather, and shiny silver claw colored swooshes.
The shoe supposedly drops in November, so be sure to keep an eye out for this one!
Link via High Snobiety
I was browsing the fonts over at House Industries when I noticed that they had these amazing kids blocks for sale. They feature the alphabet and designs of Alexander Girard, who was a long time textile designer for Herman Miller and all around amazing artist.
The set comes with 28 blocks, and goes for $100.
Check them out by clicking here.
The folks over at Ser-vice released a few new shirts onto their site just a couple of days ago. The picture above was my favorite out of the bunch. I love the contrast between the teal colored chevrons and the slate colored shirt. Go get one or two, they’re only $32.
Link via K10K
My friend Garrett gave me this mix, and I must admit, it’s pretty damn good. It’s put together by Low Budget, one half of the Hollertronix label, along with Diplo. The mix goes all over the place, new and old, but always entertaining and fun. Just to name a couple things to look forward to, you get some Johnny Cash and The Cure mixed up with some reaaalll good hip hop.
It also has some rad Shepard Fairey(-esque?) artwork to go along with it.
Just click the link below to download the whole thing, and check under the cut for the artwork from the back of the CD.
Nuff Respect Due / Low Budget
I painted this weird little guy last week and I thought I’d post about it… well, cuz’ is my blog and I can. I guess he’s some sort of cross between those freaky Knife masks and a skinny, green, alien man. And his word bubble says “danger” in Japanese, or at least the site I found it on said it did. It probably says “All Americans are Stupid”, but that’s okay, it looks rad.
The newest issue of Richard Seabrooke’s Candy is out now, and what a whopper it is. The issue is pretty epic, clocking in at two PDF’s to download, over 500 pages of art and interviews. It always amazes me that people can put together such HUGE magazines on a semi-regular basis.
This issue features work and interviews from April Gertler, Asbestos, Bob Dob, Helvetica director Gary Hustwit, Ice Cream For Free, James Jean, Keith Shore, Jesse LeDoux, Kanardo, Stanley Donwood, The Designers Republic, Tiffany Bozic and a TON more people. Be sure to check it out!
Adding to my list of of creepy suburban artists, these photos are the work of Todd Hido. Todd takes these really beautiful, but creepy, pictures of houses, apartments and landscapes. Most often his pictures are taken at night, allowing for deep, rich colors, and an eerie glow around everything.
You can read an interview with Todd over at Seesaw Magazine from 2004 by clicking here.
I stumbled across this remix because someone had searched for it and came upon my site. So because of my love for AIR and The Teenagers, I’ve decided to post it, so hopefully that person might come back this way and have something to listen to. And the fact that it’s a REALLY good remix, doesn’t hurt at all either…
AIR / Mer Du Japon (The Teenagers Remix)
P.S. I made that janky cover up there, it’s not what the single looks like at all.
Growing up in the suburbs of Northern California I have a particular fondness for art that finds extraordinary occurrences in mundane places. That’s why I really like Amy Bennett’s series of paintings, all of them portraying slightly weird neighborhoods, and how the people in them are all forced to co-exist with one another.
All of the paintings are based off of 1:87 scale models of houses, but she decided to create stories and families for each home, which are now depicted in each of her pieces. Beautifully creepy stuff.
22 Flavours is a t-shirt design project created by Life Lounge. When I first visited the site, I was pretty excited. The look and feel is amazing,
but when I got to the shirts, I was rather disappointed. All the shirts have on them is two colored dots with a flavor description under them. Pretty lame. Luke over at Life Lounge cleared things up. The artists are using the two colors on the shirts in their designs. Pretty awesome.
What’s also cool is that all of the profits from the shirts go to charity, so you should probably buy one anyway. But the design and branding of the site is what really stood out to me, so be sure to check it out.