I think this tilt shift stuff is kinda neat, but more of a novelty than anything, not that I think it’s easy to do. But when you add motion it definitely elevates it to a whole other level. The video above is called Metal Heart and features a tilt shift video of a monster truck rally. What ends up happening is that it looks like Micro Machine monster trucks, almost like something you’d see on Robot Chicken. The speeded up, jerky motions of the trucks is pretty awesome, as are the super saturated colors as well. Definitely loving this.
You can also check out the video in HD by clicking on the Vimeo logo in the player.
Newsbits is something new I want to try, as I read quite a lot of stuff online, and often never pass it onto anyone, ever. So what this is going to be is fun and random articles that I enjoyed with a brief bit about why I liked them. News + Bits = Newsbits.
Is Bill Murray NYC’s New Party Boy?
An amazing article about Bill Murray being the coolest guy in New York. My favorite part is toward the end where they discuss the urban myth of Bill Murray surprising a man in Central Park. You’ll have to read it for the punchline to that one.
Marc Jacobs is the Shameless High Priest of Fashion
I love reading anything and everything about Marc Jacobs, he’s such a big inspiration for me. Articles like this simply fuel that fire.
A.V. Club Interview with Wes Anderson
Since Bottle Rocket has been released on Criterion Collection Wes Anderson sat down with A.V. Club to have a little chat about it as well as what his favorite first films are.
Designer of the Year: The Incredible Suit-Shrinking Man
This one is kind of an old one, but I had been meaning to pick up this GQ that dubbed Thom Browne the designer of the year for 2008. I think his clothes are pretty great, and slightly off-kilter, which is always fun. I also loved learning a few intimate details about Mr. Browne as well, like that he eats white toast and coffee every morning. For some reason those little details intrigue me.
They Don’t Pierce The Night | A Kitsune Noir Mixtape
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Here’s my second treat for the morning, another new mixtape. This one has been kicking around for a couple months now, but I’ve been trying to stagger the mixes a bit so that each mix gets it’s own attention. It’s called They Don’t Pierce The Night, and is a pretty sentimental mix. It was made for someone that I care deeply for, but it’s very nostalgic at the same time.
There’s also an odd twist to the mix. It’s actually based off of The Velvet Underground’s self titled album from 1969. I tried to match the tone of the album, and as you’ll notice, Pale Blue Eyes is on here as well as If You Rescue Me, a modified version of After Hours used for the film Science of Sleep. As per usual I went a little crazy with the deeper meanings on this album, and hopefully that shows.
Lastly, this is not a holiday album, that one should be done next week as many of you have been asking for one. Sit tight, I promise to get you all something. And with that, I hope you enjoy this sentimental little mixtape I’ve made.
01 The Apidistra Flies by Stars
02 Teen Creep by No Age
03 Heart From All Of Us by White Denim
04 Honest James by Thurston Moore
05 I’ll Be Yr Bird by M. Ward
06 Lender in the Temple by Conor Oberst
07 Hymn and Her by Earlimart
08 It’s A Motherfucker by Eels
09 Pale Blue Eyes by The Velvet Underground
10 If You Rescue me by Gael Garcia Bernal
Good morning everybody. Sorry I missed out last week, but I have two fun surprises for this morning. The first is the awesome desktop you see above by Mr. Adrian Fleet, a UK illustrator who wrote to tell me that we were connected in three rather odd ways. He also sent me a link to his work which features all sorts of weird ass monster-y people, all of them colored in with this great color palette he uses.
The wallpaper above is Adrian’s “entirely depressing and pessimistic view of the Earth”, though he says, “I’ve managed to make it look laughable. (I never could take myself seriously).” I couldn’t agree more. I’m so in love with all he craggly little details he’s put into this, there’s seriously so much going on here, I’m sure people will definitely do a double take when they pass by your screen.
Not sure if everyone heard about this project or not but the folks over at Raw Design Studio have come up with a project called Christmas by Colour, which encouraged people to define the Christmas color spectrum by submitting Pantone colors with witty names. Well, they released the list of winning names… and I was on it! I honestly didn’t think I was really going to be a part of it, but my Too Much Eggnog was a winner! The poster is gonna feature a ton of the colors, all with lots of witty, fun names, so I’ll update everyone when they release it.
Update: You can purchase the poster for Â£10 by clicking here.
I got an email about the work of London based More Soon (aka Carl Burgess) yesterday and honestly at first, thought it was too weird for me. But I did some digging and ended up finding some real gems in his portfolio like the piece above called NTT Data Autoterminal. I have no idea if this all computer generated, I’m guessing it is, or if there’s bits of live video, but no matter what it’s pretty damn rad. You should also check out his home page which features this insane, textured orb that is constantly morphing and changing shape. That’s honestly the best way I can describe it, you’ll have to check it out for yourself.
Earlier tonight the awesome Jay Howell had a one night only print release party at the Fecal Face Dot Gallery where he was selling the crazy print you see above titled Here’s Some People. It measures 20 x 24″, comes signed in an edition of 50, and was only $75, which to me seems like quite a steal, especially at that size. I think this would look sweet in my living room, it’s too bad I wasn’t in SF tonight, but thankfully, the print goes on sale online Saturday, December 6th. Score.
A few weeks ago I saw Let The Right One In, a Swedish vampire film about a little boy named Oskar who ends up befriending a little girl named Eli (pronounced Ill-ee) that moves next door to him, who also happens to be a vampire. The story follows their growing fondness for each other, as well as how they start to change because of their friendship.
I absolutely adored this movie, it was so well done. The cinematography was absolutely amazing, with tons of beautiful blues and whites combined with deep yellows and reds. The pacing of the story was also really great, with lots of little twists and turns that kept the story moving and really interesting. There are some kinda cheesy parts, but I enjoyed those as well, like the movie didn’t take itself too seriously.
Overall I would say this is hands down the best vampire movie of the year, fuck Twilight and it’s teeny bopper shit, haha… If you get a chance to see this then do it, don’t waste the opportunity. Also check out the trailer under the cut, as well as a preview of the movie and an interview with the director Tomas Alfredson.