I was browsing around Cody Hudson’s blog last night and came across this fantastic permanent installation he did for Gravity Tank. He grabbed a bunch of scrap materials from their shop and had a bunch of other stuff from dumpsters and thrift shops, and just started putting it together. The time lapse video does a great job of showing just how much work an installation of this size must take. I think in the end this turned out absolutely beautiful, and I wish I could have this in my house!
I put some still photos of the installation under the cut as well, so check ‘em out.
If you are or were at South by Southwest this last week you might have noticed a few people handing out some cards with some mustaches glued to them… well those were homies from Causecast. We’re doing a Mustache March at 4:30 on the Southeast corner of 6th and and Brazo, so bring your mustache (real or fake) and your cause and let people know what you care about.
The postcards were initally drawn by my buddy Garrett Vander Leun and then I colored over them to give them their creepy, surreal look. Did anyone see these around town?
The Desktop Wallpaper Project has obviously had quite a few artists, but last night I realized that I might have so many wallpapers that I’m losing track of one’s I haven’t posted! For example, today’s wallpaper is by one of my favorite artists out there, Damien Correll. It wasn’t until last night while I was going through the backgrounds on my iPhone that I realized that Damien had made me a sweet wallpaper, and I had completely forgotten about it. I even hassled him for a wallpaper like 2 weeks ago! haha… Anyhow, if you’ve never seen Damien’s work you’re totally missing out. His style is filled with sketchy but precise line work, bright colors, geometric shapes, and words and letters that test the boundaries of type design.
His wallpaper is an awesome mish-mash of patterns and textures which come together to create a sort of funky patchwork quilt. I think my favorite part of this are the colors because they make me feel like spring is slowly approaching, but not quite here yet. And I think that white block on the right looks like a Frosted Mini-Wheat.
My beautiful co-worker Bernadette Matthews just pointed me in the direction of the brand new poster for the Where The Wild Things Are movie. All I can say is OMG WTF FTW YES! I’m so effin’ excited for this movie, and this poster is just further proof of how beautiful SPike Jonze’s vision is going to be.
Remember those informational videos you watch as a kid? They’d always be really cheesy and horribly produced, and you had to remember parts of it for a test at the end? Yeah, those sucked. But a couple of guys by the names of Robert Popper and Peter Serafinowicz decided to create some very Monty Python-esque versions of those videos called Look Around You.
The series first debuted in 2002 with eight 10 minute shorts, consisting of Maths, Water, Germs, Ghosts, Sulphur, Music, Iron and Brain. These are all rather offbeat but amazing, and I’m guaranteeing that you’ll definitely get sucked into watching all of these, possibly getting yourself fired.
I have to say thanks to Mr. Ben Bours for introducing me to these a couple months ago while I was sick, they were a lifesaver.
Check under the cut for the rest of the series, parts 2 through 8. Enjoy ‘em!