I used to have a View-Master when I was a little kid. I remember the idea of those plastic binoculars being better than the images inside. I always thought it would make a better camera than a picture viewer.
Anyway, the link above is to a rad article about a woman calls herself ‘Vladmir’, who takes the classic kids toy and turns it into a fine art project.
It’s a really good idea, actually. I like that it takes this really simple object and makes it a little more special.
This got me thinking about how the View-Master could be used as an awesome promotional tool, especially for a photographer.
How cool would it be to send your photos to art buyers, magazines and the such, in a View-Master! You could make a custom box for it, maybe silk screen the little round discs… all sorts of options! I’m guessing people have done this before, but I still think it would be so much fun. The picture above is my idea, although, I’d want a purple handle for mine!
“I think science is more fun than mythology. People like things like astrology so that they can believe in an invisible world. But there are a lot of invisible worlds in science too. Who has seen a proton?”
Michael Lau, the amazing Hong Kong artist and sculptor has a rad new project out with X-Large and Fingercroxx.
There are six figures in the X-Laugh series, the first few being released on May 12th, and then another two on May 19th, the final one being released on May 20th. Of course, they’re all being released in Hong Kong, so have fun trying to get one.
Why the hell is Takashi Murakami art directing Kanye West’s next album??? Kanye is the most arrogant asshole in hip hop right now, and I personally could care less what he comes out with next. All his old stuff was crap anyway, and I don’t care if he raps about Katrina, that doesn’t make him any good.
The really rad stuff is pouring out of Stones Throw, those guys know their shit.
Voxtrot, up to this point, has only released three EPs and a few singles so far. But that all changes with their first full album release on May 22nd.
I’ve been listening to the album for about a week now, and I can already say that it’s one of the best of the year. They not only took all of the amazing parts from their previous releases, but built upon sthem to make them something even more complex sounding. Strings and pianos are common and a lot of songs and make them even more amazing.
And I’m absolutely in love with Ramesh Srivastava’s voice. It’s the most even and warm toned voice I’ve heard in years, reminding me a lot of Ben Folds, actually. Also his lyrics are amazing, they just seem to flow so well when he sings them. My favorite lines of the album are definitely:
“Nine months later I’m the lonely one, with all the fruit of labor, and half of the fun,
Chris and Cosey in the rising sun, he’s got a heart of gold, man, it beats like a drum,
And it shakes…”
The lyrics are from their song, ‘Steven’ which I’ve posted below for everyone to hear (Voxtrot, if you want me to take it down, because I’m so totally sure you’re going to read this, I will, haha).
This movie looks so cute. Although it does seem like a Napoleon Dynamite meets Miranda July type movie, I think it’s going to go beyond comparison and be an amazing movie on it’s own. There have been movies about awkward love since the days of Charlie Chaplin, right?
Be sure to check out the website for the film as well, which is REALLY well done, and a lot of fun.