As of writing this I’m sicker than a dog, I’m running a fever of 101Âº, and my flesh feels like it’s going to melt. But to take my mind off of things, I’ve been reading Sleevage all night. Sleevage is a blog that talks about the covers to records and CDs, giving you the inside scoop on who made them, and getting to see the larger campaigns that an album might have.
They cover a million different albums, all with really great commentary as well. For example, the Michael Jackson cover for Dangerous which you see above. It turns out it was painted by Mark Ryden, everyone’s favorite painter of meat and Abe Lincoln. How crazy is that? I had no idea it was him!
Definitely give the site a visit, it’s a really great read.
Found through Newstoday
Ghostco, the artistic alias of Matthew Woodson, is probably one of the most underrated artists I know of. Matthew attended the School of Art in Chicago, where he currently lives and works. I’ve seen his work for a couple years now, and he continues to improve with every project he does. His use of lines and colors and texture just blows me away. I’m also a big fan of how detailed his work as, and his inventive use of transparencies.
You can purchase prints of his work over at Thumbnail Press, but the selection is kind of small and the work is older.
This post is marked under the category of ‘Internet’. Why is that? Because it’s neither art, nor design, it’s pure bullshit. I’m tempted to make a category called bullshit, to call people out on things like this. I usually try and keep things on the positive end, but I can’t not say say something.
This is by far the most asinine thing I’ve seen in a while. Tobias Wong is known for his “outrageous antics”, and “questioning how we think of products”, but you have to be kidding me. All he’s done is made a matte black iPhone… how is that questioning anything at all?! But he also puts pictures on it, and you get the names and phone numbers of everyone who works for his company. And why does anyone need those? Is he selling it to his mother?
The icing on the cake is the price tag… a whopping $2000. So you can be one of the 50 lucky assholes who drops $2k on a piece of “art”? I think I’ll buy one, take a giant shit on it, and sell it for double as a one of a kind piece of shit.
I’m very happy to say that I’m (possibly) the newest member of FFFFOUND!, the really cool image dump site. Arturo over at Kripy was nice enough to invite me to be a part of it, so if you happen to be over on FFFFOUND! you just might see some of the images I’ve posted.
+Vinyl May Be Final Nail in CD’s Coffin
The article above is something I found while reading over on Wired, about how records may end up making a comeback, effectively killing off CDs along with the bigger killer, MP3s. This is a pretty interesting idea, and hell, would be pretty awesome if you ask me. Records maybe larger, but they’re more narrow, have more room for awesome artwork, and most audiophiles prefer the sound of a record over a CD.
Either way, I purchased a portable record player from Restoration Hardware, which sits in my closet, but I don’t have a CD player anymore. I personally welcome our vinyl gods.