The Summer Never Ends by Jens Lekman
I figured the best way to send everyone into the weekend is through a new mixtape, though this one is by one of my favorites, Jens Lekman. Just so we’re clear, I don’t know Jens Lekman at all, but I wish I did because I think he’s amazing. Anyhow, he’s created this clever little mixtape to get you through the hottest part of the year. On it is a hodge podge of new and old, including a brand new song of his (I only know this because I saw him perform it live), lots of samples from his previous albums, and an awesome conversation with Alicia Keys. Here’s the tracklist, as provided by Mr. Lekman:
(excerpt from) The Summer Never Ends /// I Really Think That We Can Make It Girl /// Nicolette Larsson – Lotta Love /// The Embassy – State 08 /// (excerpt from) New Directions /// Coke Escovedo – I Wouldn’t Change A Thing /// Filippo Trecca – La Morte Dell’erminia /// His name is Mikael Carlsson, her name is Alicia Keys /// Lamont Dozier – Blue Sky and Silver Bird /// Cat Stevens – If You Want To Sing Out, Sing Out /// Jeff Perry – Love Don’t Come No Stronger /// Good News – Australia /// Baby’s Gang – America /// American Breed – Always You
You can listen to the mix by clicking the player above or you can download it by clicking here.
Name: Craig Matchett
Degree/College: Graphic Arts / BA (hons) / Liverpool School of Art
About Your Wallpaper:
This is one of a collection of work created to make people who own high quality photo printers particularly the canon brand. it was a series of PDF’s a new customer of canon could print out and create there own tiled patterns with through printing out multiply documents and then rearranging the paper to create a mosaic like pattern.
Talk about inspirational, the video above is a speed painting by Danny Roberts, an artist living in California who has an incredibly diverse style. He took a sketch that he did and blew it up into the incredible piece you see at the end of the video. The whole thing was inspired by Walt Disney’s multiplane camera, which he used on movies like Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. It’s pretty awesome watching him work, I think that’s half of the fun. The fact that the painting turns out beautifully in the end is simply a bonus. Also, big props for the Edith Piaf scoring the whole thing, it definitely sets the mood.
Check out more of Danny’s work on his blog, Igor + André.
Every time I look at this image I start to giggle. This dashing sailor seagull with a pipe, aptly named Sammy, was created by Wayne Pate, an illustrator from Brooklyn, New York. Wayne’s style is really simplistic and almost kind of retro, using lots of great patterns and the perfect pairings of color. I’d also recommend checking out his shop, which features a ton of prints, all 18 x 24″, and 95% of them are only $35… that’s such a good deal for such rad prints and there’s just about something for everyone.
I can’t remember why I was thinking about this video the other day, but I get hooked every time I watch it. The song is Sunday by Sonic Youth off of their album A Thousand Leaves which was released in 1998. The video was directed by Harmony Korine and features Macaulay Culkin, Rachel Miner and a ton of ballerinas spinning like mad. It’s a really simple video, but there’s something mesmerizing about watching Macaulay Culkin moving in slow-motion… also something kind of creepy as well.