Mathieu Hubert

Mathieu Hubert

Mathieu Hubert is a French designer who has made the most amazing buttons ever. Although, I may have liked them more if they were flesh colored. Blech.
He also has some really great photography projects. I especially liked the one about Calenders.

Bobby

Bobby Solomon

July 5, 2007 / By

Ink Blot by Sandra Backlund

Ink Blot by Sandra Backlund

Oh my Zeus these don’t even look real! Sandra Backlund is a Swedish designer who’s recent collection, based on Rorschach ink blot tests, are absolutely astounding! I love the dress on the left that looks like it’s made out of little tetrahedrons, it’s so mathematical yet so elegant looking.
Not that you could ever wear that out in public.

Bobby

Bobby Solomon

July 5, 2007 / By

Chemical Brothers / We Are The Night Album Art

Chemical Brothers / We Are The Night Album Art
Chemical Brothers / We Are The Night Album Art

I saw the cover to the new Chemical Brothers album, We Are the Night, and totally freaked out. It’s sooooo awesome looking!
It was designed by Kate Gibb, who also designed the cover for the CB album, Surrender. I also found the image for the single off the album, Do It Again, which I think I like even more!

Also, I’ve heard the album a couple of times, and I like it a MILLION times better then their last Grammy award winning album, Push the Button. It’s a lot less commercial feeling, and features some cool appearances by the Klaxons, Midlake, and Fatlip. Be sure to pick it up when it comes out on July 2nd (UK) & July 17th (US).

All Rights Reversed (ft. The Klaxons) / Chemical Brothers

Bobby

Bobby Solomon

July 3, 2007 / By

Carson Ellis

Carson Ellis

I must admit that I envy Carson Ellis’ life quite a bit. Not only is she a fantastic illustrator, she’s also dating Colin Meloy, the nasal-y mastermind behind the band, The Decemberists. I’ve always admired her covers for the Decemberists’ albums, and was once again reminded of her talent by an illustration she did in last Sunday’s issue of The New York Times Magazine.

Bobby

P.S. That’s a Dogboy, not a Yeti.

Bobby Solomon

July 2, 2007 / By

Julia Rothman

Julia Rothman

Julia Rothman

Continuing my love for amazing patterns, I present Julia Rothman, a RISD graduate currently working in Brooklyn, NY. She makes some really great patterns which she’s put onto clothing, fabrics, and in the pictures above, wallpaper. She’s also an amazing illustrator, with tons of work on her site. If you have some extra time, be sure to pour over all her amazing stuff!

Bobby

Bobby Solomon

July 2, 2007 / By

Real Life Simpsons Kwik-E-Mart!

Real Life Simpsons Kwik-E-Mart!

Real Life Simpsons Kwik-E-Mart!

Real Life Simpsons Kwik-E-Mart!

Pictures by Elise Thompson and rdr07

Okay, here’s another Simpsons post, but I’m pretty sure this promotion tops all of the others. Eleven 7-11s are being turned into genuine Kwik-E-Marts like the ones featured in the cartoon. They’re being stocked with authentic Simpsons stuff, like Squishees, Krusty-O’s, Buzz Cola, and the trademark pink sprinkled donuts Homer Simpson loves so much. The store featured above is in Burbank, California, and is going to be a Kwik-E-Mart for an entire month.
LAist has a whole lot more pictures here, as does this Flickr account here.

This is truly advertising at it’s finest and most fun.

Bobby

Bobby Solomon

July 2, 2007 / By

Simpsons Avatar Creator

Simpsons Avatar Creator

Simpsons Avatar Creator

Oh man this is WAY too much fun! If you visit the Simpsons new website for the movie, there is a Simpsons creator, where you can make a SImpsons versio of yourself! Above you can see myself and Jeff, and below us are my best friend Garrett, and his girlyfriend, Blythe. This is EXACTLY what we look like, and yes, Garrett does look like a psychopathic killer, and Blythe looks like a dyke.
Jeff and I are just cute.

Click here to check out the fun!

Bobby

Bobby Solomon

July 2, 2007 / By

Nike “Notebook” Dunk Highs

Nike “Notebook” Dunk Highs

How crazy are these Dunk Highs?! As a part of Nike’s Back to School collection, these are designed after old school notebooks. Such a rad idea! I love the side panel with the lined paper detail. The collection also has an Air Max designed like Elmer’s Glue, and a Vandal made to look like a Crayola box.

Update: One of the guys from Yung Fresh commented to say that they have some of these in stock, and it certainly looks like they do. So if you really want a pair of these, check these guys out.
And so we’re clear, I’m in no way affiliated with them, nor have I received anything from them, I just get a lot of traffic from people looking for these awesome shoes and I’m trying to help out.

Bobby

Bobby Solomon

July 2, 2007 / By

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