Like I promised yesterday here is the second of five wallpapers from the amazing Michael Cina as well as a great track from Sami Koivikko. Mr. Koivikko is a Finnish “microhouse/experimental techno producer” who makes some rather amazing beats. I think I’ve listened to the song above about 7 times now, it’s great for getting work done. He’s also got a mixtape and a live performance on his site as well, so if you dig the song above check these out as well.
The artwork above is an image that Mr. Cina put together for the cover of Sapphire which came out back in 2008. The digital painting reminds me of close-up of something you’d see hanging in a museum, like a microscopic work of art. It should make quite a great wallpaper.
On Sunday I headed over to my favorite bookstore Skylight Books and picked up a copy of Todd Selby’s new book The Selby Is In Your Place. It was funny actually, they also had a copy of The Sartorialist’s book as well; clearly being a photographer and showcasing your work online is really paying off. Nonetheless I passed up on Mr. Schuman’s book and stuck with just The Selby.
The Selby Is In Your Place is a collection of photos and questionnaires from the blog, but put together in a curated way with bits of commentary. It’s actually really nice to see his photos on the printed page, you just get a better sense of these places when you’re not staring at a screen. The book is filled with some eclectic folks and it’s really fun seeing the nuances of their lives.
If you’re a fan of Mr. Selby’s blog I’d definitely suggest checking out this book. I’ve also put some more photos under the cut, so check those out as well.
Ulule is a service a lot like Kickstarter where you get your friends and social circle to help you fund a project, though it seems as though it’s more of an international version. That said Julien Nantiec was tasked with creating a commercial for Ulule, illustrating all of the previously stated ideas.
What he came up with is an adorable little advertisement that not only makes you smile but it got me curious to check out the service as well. It’s quite a simple commercial overall but its simplicity, to me, translates to clarity of message, which is what’s most important.
I got an email the other day from a fellow named Tim Green, who also goes by the moniker Destroywerk. He does a lot of amazing work with digital collages, a lot of which feels oddly biblical to me, not in a bad way, but I don’t think that’s his intention. I think another way to describe his work might be if Mark Weaver was tasked to recreate the New Testament or something, they have a fairly similar vibe to me. Nonetheless, I think he’s doing some very rad work.
Chris Seddon is a rather talented British illustrator who creates a wide array of images that grabbed my attention. First up are his floral patterns which use a color palette that reminds me of something that Andy Warhol would do. Really bold, punchy graphics that demand you look at them. Then there are these pieces he did for an electronic musician named Brassica which look like magazines covers but I guess they’re not. The pieces were created digitally but I think he did a good job of combining these random elements to create new terrains.
Overall I think Mr. Seddon is doing something rather interesting things, especially when it comes to some of his more conceptual pieces.