Moshun by Calango

But if you’re being sneaky at work just watch this video for now.

Alex.

Alex Dent

August 26, 2010 / By

My Newfound Appreciation for Ed Ruscha







To be really honest I know basically nothing about Ed Ruscha, only that he’s a fancy artist who started painting in the late 50′s. In fact. I don’t know a lot about fine art or art history, it really hasn’t interested me very much up until the last few years. It’s not that I don’t have an appreciation, it’s just never clicked for me.

The other night I was watching the Marc Jacobs/Louis Vuitton documentary and Mr. Ruscha’s came up at one of his shows and I thought that I should take a second to look him up. As it turns out he has a pretty great website with large photos of his work dating back to 1958. It’s kind of surprising to see an artist of his age and caliber actually have a decent site. Most of the time it’s tiny images or some Flash bullshit.

Anyhow, just wanted to say that I like these paintings in particular. They’re simple but bold and the scale is pretty crazy too, most of these are like six feet wide. Be sure to visit his site and look through all his work.

Bobby

Bobby Solomon

August 25, 2010 / By

Steffen Schrägle

Steffen Schrägle takes photos of stuff– stuff like Nissans or Mitsubishis. But when not making sleek images of cars, he focuses his lens on things like infrastructure and architecture. In the two images above, the results vary from looking similar to Iwan Baan to looking like something produced by the two children of the Auralab divorce: Luxigon and Laptop. These are good things! As you can probably tell from the lower image, Steffen sometimes employs elaborate post-production CGI to achieve the other-worldly effects apparent in his photos. He was recently recognized by the International Photography Awards for his architectural photography of bridges. He is a native of the Black Forest.

Alex

Alex Dent

August 25, 2010 / By

Awesome Photos of Vintage Interiors





I came across a bunch of old photos of interiors from the past and thought I should share this ramshackle collection. The images are rather random, a mixture of malls, metro stops and restaurants but they’re all rather over the top, sci-fi-esque and outright beautiful. I’m all for simplicity but there’s something about the over-the-top colors and mirrors and lighting that really give these some character. It might also be the way the photos were taken, but no matter what these are pretty fun to look at.

Check under the cut for more.

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Bobby Solomon

August 25, 2010 / By

French Book Covers

I’m sure I won’t be alone when I declare that I tend to judge a book by its cover. In most cases, a beautifully designed book cover will always win me over – sometimes blinding me to the shoddy content hidden within. With this in mind, it’s hardly surprising that I find the cheeky and erotic illustrated covers of French pulp fiction extremely enticing, and some of the best designs have been collected in one place: French Book Covers. Collated by an anonymous French bookseller, and envisioned as an “ideal virtual library”, the blog celebrates the saucy femme fatales, world-weary gangsters, surrealist imagery and strange oddities that have graced the covers of French books published predominantly in the post-World War II period. C’est super fantastique!

A huge thanks to Andrew for bringing the blog to my attention.

Danica

August 25, 2010 / By

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