Date Archives September 2008


About a month and a half ago I started working for a company called Causecast, an internet start-up company that’s helping non-profits get the internet exposure that they really need. I signed on as the designer of Causecast, getting the chance to put designer touch onto an entire site. After a month and a half, I think I’ve created more graphics and pages and all sorts of things then I EVER have in my entire life. It’s been a totally intense experience, but it’s been an absolute blast and everyone involved is absolutely amazing.

So what I’d love for you all to do is sign-up and see what we’re doing over on Causecast. Look around, make a profile, watch some videos… anything means something, plus you can see what I’ve been doing for the last month and half and why I haven’t been posting as much. This site is blood, sweat, and tears, so PLEASE take a peek! Thanks everyone!


The Desktop Wallpaper Project featuring Undoboy

The Desktop Wallpaper Project featuring Undoboy


Good morning everyone! This has been a VERY busy week for me, which I’ll be sharing with you all later today, but I wanted to apologize and say that I have a ton of posts on the back burner, they’ll be later this week. Anywho, I can’t leave you all in the lurch without a new desktop, so this weeks artist is the immensely creative and awesome Undoboy! I wrote Undoboy to do the DWP a looooong time ago, and since then he’s been blowing up like crazy, as I’m sure many of you have seen the crazy wall decals he did for Blik.

For his wallpaper he created these fun little characters, ninjas of sorts, that rumor has it he might be turning into vinyl figures! But he also decided to make a mini-comic wallpaper showing how one of the guys got that ninja start stuck in his head. These are nice and simple with lots of bright colors, so this one should definitely please the minimalists! Also be sure to check out the iPhone versions, I thought they were really fun as well.

Next week’s wallpaper is gonna be some lo-fi goodness, so be sure to check back!

The Art of Music @ Scion Space

I’ve been working like crazy these past few days, so I apologize for the lack of posts. Thankfully though I was able to get out and see the new show at the Scion Space called The Art of Music, showcasing art that’s inspired by music. The show had a ton of great artists like Steven Harrington, Ryan Waller, So-Me, Stefan Marx, PAM, Sanghon Kim, and whole lot more. One wall was dedicated to posters created for the exhibit, while another wall featured other art by the artists involved. I must admit that So-Me stole the show with his giant light-up display, which you can see in the top photo, but my other favorites were definitely Steven and Ryan’s pieces, which you can see in the other two photos.

There’s a bunch of photos under the cut, so be sure to check those out as well. I also want to give a shout out to all the rad folks I met last night! Lionel at Sixpack France, Thomas from Ill Studio for putting on a crazy show, Jonathan from Clark Magazine, Steven, it’s always good to see you, and Mr. Waller, thanks for hamming it up every time my camera was around.

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As of writing this, I only have one tattoo on my right forearm, but if I were to ever get another one it would be an epic-sized octopus encompassing my entire left forearm, wrist, and hand, and it would be awesome. Obviously I have an intense fondness for octopi and all of their squishy wonder, so the video above made me squeal with delight. It’s Oktapodi, the story of a pair of octopus lovers who are ripped apart and must fight to find each other again. Well, all of that is done in the course of 2 minutes, but MAN it’s an amazing 2 minutes!

The video was created by students at the French animation school Gobelins (which totally looks like Goblins, which would be a sweet school to go to) and has been drumming up quite a lot of buzz lately. They’ve won a ton of awards so far, and I’m sure we’ll be seeing more from these creative individuals. Watch the video, it’s a slice of amazing, and let me know what you think of the ending! ARGH!

Also check out these rad videos:
+ An Octopus Messing Up a Shark’s Day
+ An Octopus Escaping Through A 1″ Hole


Steven Harrington Book Release Party

The very first thing I thought when I woke up this morning was, “Fuck, I didn’t post about Steven’s book release!” This was until I realized that the signing wasn’t until tonight, and I still had time to do so. Steven Harrington, artist extraordinaire, went on a big ass art tour across Europe along with Justin Kreitmeyer, his friend and associate over at National Forest. I’m sure many of you saw the photos and videos they posted, it was definitely an amazing show. But now they’re back in LA, they’re show now hanging at the Subliminal Projects gallery, so why not top it all off with a book release party as well?

The book features a ton of Steven’s work, as well as a look into the process of making and piecing together his art. He wanted it to be clear that it wasn’t a retrospective, that he’s got plenty of gumption still in him. The signing goes from 6 to 10, the guys from Sixpack France will be there, and you can an awesome book signed by one of the best artists out there today. Steven also says it’ll be a “super fun dance-off”, so if that’s not incentive, I don’t know what is.



Lately I’ve been putting more and more applications on my iPhone, something I didn’t think I’d be that excited by, but I’ve gotten a fair amount of use out of them. But the app above is in a entire different ballpark all together. It’s called iHologram, and features a kitty that looks like he’s walking around in 3D space when you view the screen from a 35-45º angle. Yeah, all he does is walk around, but look how big his eyes are! He’s adorable!

I think it’ll be interesting as time goes by to see how applications like this progress, going from things like games to more arts based projects like this one. The video was created by David O’Reilly, who created the little kitty as a part of his cartoon PSS, and he also has a bunch of other fun video content as well, so be sure to check out there rest as well.


The Desktop Wallpaper Project featuring Emil Kozak

The Desktop Wallpaper Project featuring Emil Kozak

Emil Kozak

It’s already Wednesday, the week is nearly half over, and it’s time to change your wallpaper! This week’s artist is one of my absolute favorites, his use of bright colors and bold shapes always brings a smile to my face. All the way from Barcelona everyone… Mr. Emil Kozak! Emil is originally from Denmark and has been creating since he was a little Kozak, since then working for companies like Vans, Graniph, Lego, Element Skateboards and a ton more. Most recently he did these crazy surfboards for surf god Kelly Slater which pretty much destroy everyone.

It pains me to say this, but I’ve been sitting on this design for a while, not wanting to release EVERYTHING awesome right away. It’s hard to see awesome designs like these not being put to good use! I love how big, bold, and graphic this design is, and it really works well as the iPhone background, as it’s currently in use on my own. My favorite touch is the sublminal ’emil’ in the background, as well as the awesome color palette. Thanks again Emil!

Banksy Hits Up New Orleans

I’ve been noticing around the blogs that Banksy was hitting up New Orleans with some new images pre-Gustav, I suppose to get people thinking about not only what’s happening now, but the still lingering effects from Katrina. The piecs mainly focus on the govenrment and the plight of the people. A transient version of Abraham Lincoln, George Bush sitting in a rocker not doing anything, but still waiving his flag, the national guard looting a home. I personally think these are some of his best to date, and it’s cool that even though he’s British, he’s still trying to send a more political message here in the U.S.

Sadly, I’ve read multiple reports that many of the pieces have already been painted over, but so it goes with things like this. There are more images below the cut, as well so check them out. They came from the Flickr account of infrogmation2, so big ups to him. You can also check out this Flickr group called Banksy Does New Orleans for more images.

UPDATE: Banksy also updated his own site with images as well, which you can see here.

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