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.
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.
Aaron Rose recently teamed up with Nike to do a set of Beautiful Losers videos called Make Something!!, “a series of art-based workshops taught by world-renowned influencers of DIY culture.” The videos feature Aaron Rose, Kaws, Ed Templeton, Mike Mills, Tobin Yelland, Money Mark, Jesse Spears, Jesse Leyva, Lenny Messina, a definite who’s who of the BL world. The videos cover all sorts of fun topics like learning how to make zines, create original characters, make music, create a skate company and board graphics, and even take over public spaces with your own, self-made poster!
Be sure to watch all the videos, they’re pretty entertaining and empowering.
Simplicity done well is not always easy, but Zoran Konjarski of Melbourne, Australia nailed it on the head when he created these rebranded Saison beer bottles. Designed to look like pharmaceutical, the simple brown bottles mixed with the white neue helvetica bold make for quite a striking combo. If I was at a bar, these would definitely grab my attention.
I post a lot about Nixon, and for good reason. They started out doing one thing, making watches, and started making them better and better. Since then they’ve grown to include clothing and other accessories, but their newest venture has me really excited.
What you see above is their new headphones called Wire headphones, which will also be accompanied by two other styles as well, the Master Blaster and Nomadic, which are more traditional over the ear style. I’m so in love with these, the details totally make them. The version above is made for the iPhone, so there’s the two details of the ear piece, and the third is the mic. The clean and simple details definitely rival even those of Apple, especially looking at the white version, just in a different sort of way.
These are gonna run you $90, but the range of headphones they have run anywhere from $40 to $200, depending upon your needs. The headphones should be coming out any time now, but until then click here to see the entire range of goodies!
The folks over at Rubber Republic sent me this really great video promoting the creative industries in the South West of England, filling in the world on how they get their creative juices flowing, so to speak. I love videos like these that take a ridiculous subject completely serious, a la Monty Python. There’s also a competition to win yourself your own creative juicer, though they suggest you only juice fruits, not creatives.
A couple weeks ago I popped over to The Hammer for their last night of the year collaborating with the folks over at FLUX for a screening of Martin de Thurah’s newest film, Young Man Falling. Googling Martin de Thurah I realized that he did that AMAZING Carpark North video for their song Human, which I’ve placed under the cut for you all to check out.
The story of Young Man Falling is essentially about the changing emotions of a 17 year old boy. He’s slightly neurotic, and not really sure of his emotions and what he’s feeling. This idea of your feelings becoming physically evident is something that de Thurah does amazingly in all his work, and especially in Young Man Falling. For example, after witnessing a car crash, the boy is so traumatized by the site he sees he can only hear the sound of the dead man’s watch ticking. It’s little details like these that make the film a really stellar one.
There’s the trailer above to watch, as well as his video for Human under the cut, so check those out. And if you get a chance to see Young Man Falling anywhere, I suggest you do it. FLUX also has a great interview with Martin de Thurah on their site, which you can read here.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I didn’t forget the Desktop Wallpaper Project this week, I just wanted to wait till today to release a special Thanksgiving edition wallpaper done by Mr. Craig Redman. I’m a big fan of Craig’s work, whether it’s the things he creates with Australia’s finest design outfit, Rinzen, or on his personal (auto-biographical?) project Darcel Disappoints, he’s always crafting up some creative goodness.
This weeks wallpaper features the always hysterical Darcel in a piece Craig calls ‘Thanksgiving Under Duress’. Darcel is rocking a Native American head dress while old-timey guns are pointed his way… what a way to celebrate the holiday! I love love love this wallpaper, and it looks REALLY awesome on my iPhone, just want to throw that out there. I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving, and I’ll be back to posting by Monday at the latest!