It’s really hard to pinpoint Noah Butkus’ work, and what the hell is going on. It reminds me a lot of growing up, like my life between the ages of birth and 18. Coloring and comic books, seventies stoner art. It’s kind of naive like Neckface, sort of calculated like Geoff McFetridge, but has sort of a delicate, intricacy like Moebius.
Hahahahaha… that was so pretentious sounding. This dude makes the raddest/creepiest art, with lots of ghosty looking guys with bloody swords and fucked up dead things. Tight.
Currently residing in Brooklyn, NY, Mike Perry is a creative thunderstorm doing everything and anything! I swear to god I spent an hour checking out everything on his site. So much awesome stuff to look through!
He also has a new book called Hand Job: A Catalog Of Type, which collects all sorts of hand drawn typefaces!
For anyone near the Chicago area, Geoff McFetridge is giving a talk at the Museum of Contemporary Art at 6:30 tonight!
Ugh… c’mon Geoff! You live in LA, do some talks in LA!
I love the image on the postcard though, so rad. And I want one of those exclusive t-shirts! Chicago people hook me up!
This sounds like so much fun! Adidas is jumping on the bandwagon with their own version of Nike’s, NIKE+, with the Adidas GPS Run! You basically have the same deal, with a pedometer tracking your distance and running times, but they take it up a notch by tracking your cell phone (which goes in that handy little pouch above) and letting you know exactly where you ran! I guess the best runners will be invited to run in marathon’s and things?! This is only being released in Japan for now, cuz’ they’re way cooler then us Americans, but hopefully it’ll come out over here soon! I want to use this with the iPhone… how cool would that be?
I also really love the design of the site, which by the way, is totally in Japanese. Can anyone read it and tell me more?
I love Cartoon Network so much. It’s probably the one thing I miss most about not having cable. I loved sitting around late at night and watching stupid shit like The Venture Bros., Sealab 2021 and Aqua Teen Hunger Force.
They’ve also been really good about putting out awesome CDs, like DangerDoom. And now they’ve put out this fun little mix CD with lots of rad artists like Broken Social Scene and The Rapture (I’m not that hot on TVotR, lay off). The best part is that it’s TOTALLY FREE! And the cover artwork (above) is way rad as well.
To grab it, head over to the Warm & Scratchy website now!
Earlier today, Graham and I decided to take a journey over to Echo Park for the Community Record Fair at the Echoplex. It’s basically a bunch of people selling old records, as well some vendors selling shirts/stuffed creatures/handbags. We decided to get there when it opened, which wasn’t a great idea, no one was really there yet. But there was a Cuban Music Festival going on in the park, so we decided to check it out.
There were a ton of people, and the food smelled delicious. We walked around for a while, I took pictures while Graham took some video. I was starving, and wanted some food really badly, but the lines were ginormous. So we headed to Brite Spot and grabbed a bite. We sat down and our waitress came up, possibly the oldest waitress in the world. But she was totally cute and nice, and I loved her. I ordered an egg salad sandwich, which was yummy. Then we headed back over to the record thing, and it still wasn’t poppin’. So we decided to call it a day and head home. Check out behind the jump for LOTS of pictures. In particular the last three, which are my absolute favorite!
There’s a great interview with Naoto Fukasawa over at Metropolis. The man is a simplistic genius, turning everyday products like a humidifier into a glossy, minimal torus shaped piece of art. He’s already in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art for his CD Player, which is produced by the ultra-minimal geniuses, Muji.
Pictured above is Fukasawa and his flat LCD screen TV, which is shaped like an old cathode ray TV, bringing a familiarity to it. So simple and perfect.