Over the weekend I made a stop at the Marc by Marc Jacobs store, one of my favorite things to do because they not only have amazing clothes, they also have items that are amazingly affordable, so I was able to pick myself up a tie for $35 and a yellow stinky rat tee for $18. Nice, right? So I came across this clip from a documentary on Marc which gives a small peak behind the scenes of the business process of both Marc Jacobs and Louis Vuitton. It’s fun to see his studio, his affection and need for his assistant Joseph, and all of the meetings he has trying to map out the future.
Three of my favorite things in the world are design, music, and comic books, so when French wünderkind Jean Jullien let me know about his newest project, a culmination of those three things, I knew it was gonna be awesome. The project is for a band called Niwoiunwouin, which I haven’t the faintest idea of how to pronounce, and their newest release called Fall of the Supers.
Jean decided to go all out on this project, crafting full costumes as a part of the packaging for the album. I think they look really rad, like some sort of pop art comic turned real. I’m not 100% sure, but I think the fella you see above is Jean himself, though hopefully I haven’t doomed Jean by revealing his secret identity! As for the album, well, it’s not quite my taste. It’s really abstract and electronic, kind of scattered all over the place, but I did enjoy some of the songs. To give a listen for yourself, click here.
You can also check out the rest of the things that Jean made by looking under the cut below!
Andreas over at Brothers By Choice was kind enough to send me a link to this awesome interview they did with Bruno 9li for this Brazilian liquor called Sagitaba. The interview was done as part of a series of interviews showing Brazilian culture in it’s different forms, thus highlighting how great this drink is, I guess. Anyhow, it’s pretty cool to hear Bruno talk about his influences, like African and Japanese culture, and how living in Brazil shapes a lot of his work as well.
There’s also a lot of great footage of Bruno working which is my favorite part. Towards the end you get to see him paint this giant mural on the side of a wall, it’s really rad looking. You can also see inside his studio, as well as learning about his progression from black and white to the immense amount of colors he currently puts into his pieces. And just to be clear, I have nothing to do with the liquor, I just think this is a cool video!
My fine Brazilian friends over at Mopa have done a big update of their site with a ton of beautiful work and lots and lots of amazing colors everywhere. Their whole site is now very dramatic with sort of a darker tone, though everthing is so brightly colored that it’s definitely not scary. My favorite detail of the site is that they photographed all of their work with these amazing objects, giving them a sense of space and life that a flat image can’t capture. In the mix is even the wallpaper they did for the DWP, which you can download here.
Take a visit to their site and prepare to waste a good 20 minutes browsing all their gorgeous work!
Good evening everyone! I want to apologize for the lateness of today’s wallpaper, sadly my internet was out this morning, and posting at work is hard, so I’m just now getting around to it. But technically it’s still Wednesday, so I’m not too horrible! Today’s wallpaper comes from the amazingly incredible Laura Laine, whom I specifically didn’t blog about previously so that her wallpaper might be more of a surprise.
Laura is probably one of the very best fashion illustrators around today, her style is crisp and flawless and her women are about as sexy as you can possibly draw them. Her style is like none I’ve ever seen before, these beautifully, lithe women with immense floating hair and statuesque faces… I really can’t say enough about her work, she’s truly a genius.
For her wallpaper she incorporated probably the cuddliest fox the site has seen so far, but the image isn’t quite as simple as it looks. If you check out one of the larger versions, you start to see that the images aren’t exactly the same, that there are some minor, but awesome, differences between them. Honest to god, as I was getting the images ready, I spotted another one I hadn’t see before, haha… I hope you all love this wallpaper as much as I do, I’m pretty sure all of your co-workers will be pretty dang jealous!