Date Archives June 2009

The Desktop Wallpaper Project featuring Emily Eldridge (1/2)

Emily Eldridge

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Well whaddya’ know, it’s Wednesday already. This week’s artist is the fantastic Emily Eldridge, an artist and illustrator who’s currently living in Hong Kong. I think Emily may just be the first Hong Kong based artist to created a desktop wallpaper! Anyhow I fell in love with her style, her line work is really playful and she has a great sense of shape and color. Everything she does just evokes this really great positivity, something I absolutely agree with.

Emily was kind enough to give away two wallpapers this week, each of them being inspired by the city of Hong Kong. The first was her “interpretation of a vintage-y junk shop with random old electronics for sale”, which she also says she loves to explore and look around in. The second desktop was inspired be her morning commute, which she says there are, “a million people everywhere all the time – always jostling for space, moving quickly, and trying to walk in a straight line (impossible!) and of course, Mr. Fox is in the background, chilling & grabbing some wonton on the go!”

I love love love these, they feel like summer to me.

‘Enchanted’ by Patrick Wolf

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Enchanted by Patrick Wolf

I had this song in my head all night, so I thought I’d post it before I hit the hay. The song is called Enchanted, and it’s from Patrick Wolf’s last album, The Magic Position. It’s two minutes and seven seconds of sweet singing and beauty. The piano is absolutely perfect, as is his voice in this song. Listen to this late, and on repeat.

Bobby

HunterGatherer Interview by Arkitip

I’ve been a fan of HunterGatherer for I don’t know how long now, probably 8 or 9 years. So it’s so awesome to see Arkitip doing an issue featuring HuGa and the two amazing designers behind it, Todd St. John and Gary Benzel. Arkitip and Incase yet again bust out another great mini-interview with these guys, giving some insight into their work and showing a ton of their projects.

I love that these guys are so hands on, it makes me feel like I need to get off my damn computer and start picking up paints and pencils. The thing about these two is that they’re so talented that they make it look easy. Anyhow, check out the video and learn how to be an amazing artist.

Also, be sure to check out the classic HuGa wood grain printed Incase Slider Case and the sweet Laptop Sleeve. These are soooo damn good looking.

Bobby

Friends With You Posters at Kid Robot

Friends With You continues to roll out amazing art, and these new posters they’ve created with the help of Kid Robot do not fail. The prints feature some familiar FWY characters like Malfi and the Cloud King, but also offers up some new gems as well, like the Plasma Kid, who you can see in the bottom left of the posters above.

There are 8 posters total which are priced between $50 and $200, all of which you can find here.

Bobby

Eleanor Wood

I don’t know much about Eleanor Wood, but I do know that she makes some really great paper cut collages. There are all kinds of amazing textures and colors in there, I’m guessing to illustrate the dreams that these people are having. I think the dream above looks pretty marvelous, I wouldn’t mind having more like this.

Check under the cut for a couple more huge images.

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Beach Fossils

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Daydream by Beach Fossils

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Vacation by Beach Fossils

I came across the music of Beach Fossils, a one man band consisting of Dustin Payseur, which I’ve been listening to a lot lately. His music falls into that new surf, feedback slot that I really can’t describe very well. But it sounds really timeless, like something that might have been written 50 years ago. He seems to mainly be playing in New York, which is good if you live in New York, but he should totally be playing on the west coast so I can see him. There’s just something so dreamy and mellow about his music, especially his song Daydream, it’s been on repeat a lot for me.

Click here to visit his Myspace, you can hear another song by him and see where and when he’s playing.

Bobby

Synesthesia by Terri Timely

Update: The previous video was deleted, but Ian uploaded a new one. Thanks Ian.

I get a lot of emails about work, sometimes rich and detailed descriptions, other times one liners… This is a story of the latter. It was from a guy named Ian, who made a new short film. As always I checked it out, thinking it might have been a school project or something. The film ends up being just short of brilliant, something I didn’t quite suspect.

As it turns out, Ian Kibbey made the film with his partner Corey Creasey, who are the duo behind Terri Timely. Together, Ian and Corey have directed music videos for music artists like St. Vincent (who’s new video for Actor Out of Work is brilliant), The Little Ones, Joanna Newsom and Midlake among others. To say these guys are talented would be an understatement.

So the video above is titled Synesthesia, which for those who haven’t heard of it is, “is a neurologically based phenomenon in which stimulation of one sensory or cognitive pathway leads to automatic, involuntary experiences in a second sensory or cognitive pathway.” For example you might smell a color, or hear a taste… it’s sensing something and processing it in an entirely different matter. So in the video above, we see a family go about their rather suburban lives, but experiencing things in a different way. The boy at the table is listening to his vegetables, the mother is chopping up words, possibly tasting what she’s reading, and the other son in the living room is smelling color from his music.

The idea is quite brilliant and is visualized as well as I think one could with such a complex topic. Sit back and enjoy this little visual treat. Also, for more about synesthesia, click here to read the Wikipedia page.

Bobby

Emmanuel Polanco | Update

I posted about Emmanuel Polanco back in January, so I was pleased to see that he had updated his site with a ton of new work since then. His cut and paste style and wonderful grasp of color really make his work stand out, and his new stuff doesn’t cease to amaze.

The two images above are a couple of illustrations he did for Nuvo magazine. The first is about “Cycles” and the second is about music downloading. Such excellent work.

Bobby

Komboh

Hans Thiessen and Michael Mateyko are the two parts that make up the creative team of Komboh. These two work alone and together, but either way they’ve created some really great projects. One of my favorites I came across was this hand drawn typeface called Woodoni. I usually hate these kinds of woodsy/forest inspired fonts, but they definitely made this one look really great, there’s a nice nostalgic feel to it.

Bobby