Date Archives November 2008

The Desktop Wallpaper Project featuring Nathan Fox (1/3)

The Desktop Wallpaper Project featuring Nathan Fox

Nathan Fox

Click here to see Nathan’s second wallpaper.
Click here to see Nathan’s third wallpaper.

Good morning everyone! First off I just wanted to say sorry for not putting up the DWP the last two weeks. I really have no excuse other than being really busy and not setting enough time aside to do it. So hopefully this weeks triple attack will make up for it?! This weeks artist is one of my favorite illustrators, a guy who’s style I’ve been a fan of for years now. His name is Nathan Fox, and I’ve definitely written about him before on the site. Recently he just finished an awesome comic called Pigeons in Hell, which is based off of a Robert E. Howard story. Mr. Fox was gracious enough to give me three wallpapers to use, so I figured since I didn’t post the last 2 weeks, this might make up for it a little bit.

These wallpapers all remind me of the Derby Dolls I saw on Saturday, featuring sexy chicks who could kick your ass. The first one is some sort of trippy, 3D explosion, with the lady making some sort of crazy mess… I really don’t know what it is, but I love the randomness of it. The next one seems straightforward enough, but can you spot the difference? The last one is totally random as well, featuring a busty young gal squeezing her favorite octopi stuffed animal.

I hope you all enjoy these, and I swear that I’ll keep the project going more consistently from here on out!

Patrick Leger

“Old-timey” is one of my favorite ways to describe things lately, and that’s how I’d describe some of Patrick Leger’s artwork. Patrick has been studying fine art since 2003, and now currently lives in North Carolina where he’s busting out some really awesome, really graphic pieces. My two favroites are above, which look like they came right out of a comic book from the 60’s. Check out the rest of his art on his site by clicking here, and pick up a print or two of his work by clicking here.


David Hart & Co. Bow Ties

If you haven’t caught wind of it yet, bow ties are making a big comeback this fall. But finding the right one for me has been a challenge so far. But I was sent a link to David Hart & Co. who’s busting out some amazing Scottish wool bow ties in some crazy tartan patterns. These little puppies are hand made in New York by union craftsman, which explains the $115 price tag that comes along with them. Check out the rest of the his ties as well, they’re doing some really fun things over there.

Nicked from Valet Mag


The Muppet Whatnot Workshop at FAO Schwarz

When I was a little kid I loved me some Muppets, as I think a lot of people were. FAO Schwarz has taken this love of wonderful puppet friends and given you the chance to crate your own friend with The Muppet Whatnot Workshop! They’ve now given you the tools to mix and match body parts, a body, eyes, nose, hair and outfit, to create an original character to match your style. My creation is the one you see above, I guess he’s some sort of old, nerdy, anchorman? There are a bunch of fun parts to make your own Muppet-y friend, so check it out, it’s a good time for everyone!


Teen Creep / A Kitsune Noir Mix by James Kane

Teen Creep / A Kitsune Noir Mix by James Kane
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Well, it’s been a couple weeks since the HELLAWEEN mixtape mixed by Punchy, which you guys downloaded over 3,000 times, so I thought I’d treat you all to a fresh one. This time around is a mix by a young up-and-coming DJ from Australia by the name of James Kane, aka Teen Creep. James has been doing a lot of remixes lately, and DJ’s locally around Melbourne, sneaking into clubs and getting kids dancing.

His mix is an eclectic collection of tunes from all over the place, and make for an awesome late night dance party. There are also a couple James’ own remixes on there, so be sure to check those out in particular. As per usual the artwork was done by myself, based off of some photos that James had sent me. Enjoy!

01 Back of the Van (Fred Falke Remix) by Ladyhawke
02 The Day (James Kane Remix) by Appaloosa
03 Hearthrob by James Kane ft. Carstein Bruhn
04 Out of Touch by Hall & Oates
05 Weather Girl by The Similou
06 Erotic City (Computer Club Remix) by Prince
07 Chip by Jupiter
08 Fix Up Solsbury Hill by Gregg Sandwich
09 Top Cop Mega Heat by Error Love
10 Leni (Crystal Castels Remix) by Goodbooks
11 Ghostbusters (Don Rimini Remix) by Ray Parker Jr.
12 100% by Chromeo
13 Don’t Go Breaking My Heart (Mighty Mi Remix) by Elton John & Kiki Dee
14 Your Tiny Mind (Lifelike Remix) by Relaxation


Scenes from Antarctica on The Big Picture

I’m totally loving this new set from The Big Picture, featuring lots of great photos from Antarctica. It seem like such a surreal place that just happens to be filled with the cutest land birds ever. The photo above was taken at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station and in the foreground you can see sastrugi, which are ridges of snow formed by wind erosion. It’s almost like the film noir version of The Empire Strikes Back!