Date Archives September 2007

20×200

Untitled (Hanoi no.2), by Kelly Shimoda

Trying a different way of doing things, 20×200 is a new project where they release 200 editions of a photo or painting, at $20 a piece. This makes the art affordable, but still collectible. But they also offer larger prints for $200 in editions of 20, and if you’re feeling really rich, you could maybe get one of two limited edition, large prints for $2000.

This is such a great idea, I can’t believe this isn’t some sort of standard by now. I really love the photo above by Kelly Shimoda called ‘Untitled (Hanoi no.2)’. I’m a fan of night photography, and this is a stunning example.

They release new prints on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 2PM, so be sure to mark your calender!

Bobby

Best Friends

This is my best friend Garrett and I. I’m on the left, if you weren’t sure.
We took this at the Swerve Festival earlier today.
We have a tendency to do buck teeth in all the pictures we take together. That’s what happens when you know someone for 16 years. And I have no idea what’s supposed to be going on in the photo. Like a happy couple on a cloud outside their living room?!

No matter what, it’s genius to me.

Bobby

Layer Tennis: Shaun Inman vs. Kevin Cornell

Layer Tennis: Shaun Inman vs. Kevin Cornell

Last Friday, Coudal started their exciting Layer Tennis again, having Shaun Inman face up against Kevin Cornell with John Gruber of Daring Fireball provide the commentary. The whole thing was pretty interesting. From the start Cornell was definitely doing better, his images and tweaks were definitely more exciting. But in the end, Shaun Inman found his stirde and definitely took off, possibly scoring the winning point with his final submission, which you see above, at the bottom.

I’m pretty excited to see this next match, even if it’s half as good as this last one. Be sure to check it out on Friday, starting at 12PM PST.

Bobby

Akira Club

Akira Club

I saw this earlier today when I was in Secret Headquarters and thought I’d give a mention about it. Akira Club is a collection of rare and unseen sketches that went along with the original manga. This is the first time it’s all been collected together in English. I spent some time looking through, and it was really rad to see Otomo’s ideas and thinking in putting together images, as well as the process of getting to a final image.

Definitely worth picking up if you’re a fan of Akira, or amazing illustration in general.

Bobby

In Rainbows by Radiohead

Radiohead's In Rainbows Website
Radiohead's In Rainbows Website
The Radiohead In Rainbows Discbox

Come tomorrow morning, the internet will be a buzz with the news that Radiohead is releasing their new album, In Rainbows, on October 10th. The album is being released through their official In Rainbows website, now that their 6 record contract is up with EMI.

You can order the new album in two different ways, the first is what they call a Discbox, which is the new album on CD and 2 vinyl records, as well as digital photos, artwork and a lyrics booklet, all wrapped up in a hardback book slipcase. That little gem is going to run you £40 or about $81. The other option is that you can simply download the album, but there’s a catch. You get to decide how much you want to pay for it!

I think this is an absolutely brilliant idea. I’m guessing that no one saw this one coming? I know I didn’t. I hadn’t realized their contract was up and that they can play the game any way they want to now. And I’m actually excited about them again, and it’s been a very long time since I’ve been excited about them, especially after the mildly exciting Hail to the Thief. Hopefully this will be the grand return of one of the best bands of the last 20 years!

Bobby

Yokoland Infographic

Yokoland Infographic for New York Times Magazine

The awesome guys over Yokoland have created the really sweet infographic above for a New York Times Magazine article titled, ‘Don’t Worry, Be Students’. The article discusses which parts of college end up meaning the most to students in the long run, whether it be your classes, life lessons or your friends. I think the styling that went into the image they created looks great, almost a Sesame Street meets campus life.

Bobby

Travis Millard Wallet by Volcom

Travis Millard Wallet by Volcom

Earlier tonight I bought this Travis Millard wallet online at Urban Outfitters. I wouldn’t normally buy something so off the cuff like that, but it was only $14.99! Originally it was $34, but they marked it down over half, so I had to snatch it up. Plus my Girl Skateboards wallet is starting to lose it’s luster, so I think it’s time for a new one. It also has more room, for things like my new business cards!

Bobby

Blog Progress Report

I just wanted to write a happy little note about my blog because today was a pretty good day. This month was really great, with my total number of visitors actually doubling in size. It’s nice to see that people really like the things I post about, even though my blog would still be around no matter what.

And I like to go out and take pictures at events and art shows, and sometimes people ask me what I’m taking the pictures for? So I decided to get myself some business cards! I was so excited when they came! They’re actually half cards, because honestly, I don’t need a full sized business card, I’m a simple guy, and hell, it helps the environment a little, right? The part with my info has a tiny plus pattern, just like the blog, and the back has the wood grain. I’m obsessed with the details.

I also posted a picture of my first filled in page of Field Notes. I’ve been using to keep track of my blog ideas, and it’s been working really well so far. I jam it into my back pocket with my wallet every morning, and sure enough it’s still doing pretty damn well!

That’s about it. I hope everyone is enjoying the blog still. I just want to say thanks to Tony, Michael, FW, and Jean, you guys are a big help, even if you don’t know it. And extra special thanks to Jeff and my mom, for being my biggest fans!

Bobby

Sigg Jones

Sigg Jones, Heavyweight Champion Wrestler Gone Crazy

Sigg Jones' Agent, Wearing Pink Healty Nike Vandals With Celestial Wings

Sigg Jones is a heavyweight, champion wrestler who’s getting ready for a match against The Dentist. Unfortunately, he downs a bad energy drink, causing all of the good to come out of him, and making him want to fight his Agent. Thankfully, the Agent has a little help of his own…

This is the plot behind the quirky short film by Matthieu Bessudo, Douglas Lassance, and Jonathan Vuillemin, three amazingly talented students from the Supinfocom School in France. Together they have created an absolutely brilliant video that is just as good as anything coming out of any major computer graphics studio.

The style of the characters are similar to those of Jamie Hewlett’s Gorillaz. They move compltely fluidly and gracefully, and I love that they have an almost clay appearance to them. The styling of the characters is also brilliant, outfitting the Agent in a pair of black and white Nike Vandals and Paul Smith jacket with a fluorescent green lining. Sigg Jones gets a pair of Puma Slipstreams and a creamy Reebok Power Glove. Their attention to detail definitely paid off, giving the whole video a pure sense of realism. I feel this is also true when it comes to the sounds they put in. Sound is often downplayed in videos like this. But while you watch it, you can’t help but feel you’re in the action with them.

It’s a truly amazing video. Definitely the best thing you’ve watched in a long time.

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