Date Archives February 2009

YCN Book 0809 by HudsonBec

For the upcoming edition of the annual YCN book, HudsonBec (you know, those guys from It’s Nice That)) created an awesome range of environments created by model makers Bryony Birkbeck and Kristina Grundberg.. The results turned out pretty great as you can see from the cover above. I think all of the different, crazy patterns go together so well, it’s so neat.

You can check out a behind the scenes making of the book by clicking here.

Animalphabet Poster

+KN homie Andreas Samuelsson and his buddy Jan Kruse are releasing a new poster titled Animalphabet, featuring a bunch of great artists designing and drawing an entire alphabet. The list of artists includes Geoff McFetridge, Mike Perry, Yokoland, Luke Best, Meg Whitmarsh and Andy Rementer.

The posters are A1 sized, come in a limited run of 500 prints, and will be available next week over on A Number Of Small Things. I’m so stoked to get this!


Michael Muller

I was browsing through Krops new Hosted Portfolio service when I came across the work of Michael Muller, one of the biggest commercial photographers out there. The guy has shot just about everyone under the sun, but this American Gothic tribute featuring the guys from Flight of the Conchords was my absolute favorite. There’s something so amazing about the colors and the look on their faces. Such a gem.


Julia Sonmi Heglund

Check out this sweet (and kinda creepy) illustration by Julia Sonmi Heglund. I’m totally digging the colors on this one as well as how delicious those letters look. I’d totally eat a hand full of those. Check out the rest of her work as well, she’s doing some crazy stuff.

Update: So I had no idea that this was a Threadless t-shirt, I noticed Julia through a random Twitter. But she seems like an awesome chick, as you’ll see in the video below. You can also snag the design above as a sweet t-shirt by clicking here.


New Single from Phoenix, ‘1901’

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1901 by Phoenix

I really love Phoenix, and it’s been too long since they’ve released an album. Thankfully (they obviously love me and want to make me happy) and are releasing a new album on May 25th called Wolfgang Amadeus. When you visit their site, you can listen to the first single off the album called 1901, and even download it as either an MP3 or an AAC file.

Click here to hear the song, download it, and be sure to check out that fun little animation in the beginning.


Levi van Veluw’s ‘Light’ Portraits

Levi van Veluw is one seriously weird guy… I mean that in a nice way. Working out of the Netherlands, he creates these amazing portraits, or as he calls them “information-rich image(s) of colour, form, texture, and content”, by visually altering his appearance. His Landscapes series was all over the webs, but I recently noticed his new project entitled Light.

He’s basically just covered his head in “light generating foil”, but it’s totally surreal watching him turn and turn. I can’t wait to see what else he comes up with in the future.


The Desktop Wallpaper Project featuring Jolby

Good Wednesday everybody! This week there’s a double header by a couple of amazing guys, Colby Nichols and Josh Kenyon, who work together under the moniker of Jolby. Though Colby lives in Portland and Josh lives in Chicago, they expertly manage to work together, creating some really epic and beautiful pieces.

The wallpapers above are preview of their upcoming show at the Subtext Gallery in San Diego called Home Is Where You Make It. The show is a narrative about “a boy named William who, after suffering a great loss, leaves his familiar town of Seaside to discover what “home” really means inside the depths of an aging forest.” From what I’ve seen of the show it’s going to be amazing. They’ve made around 40 silkscreened pieces, there will be plush dolls, and I’m sure a ton more awesome stuff.

The show opens this Saturday, February 21st, from 6-10pm, and runs until March 22nd, so if you happen to be in San Diego, be sure to stop by and check it out.
Click here for more details.