Bobby Solomon is the founder and Editor-In-Chief of The Fox Is Black. He currently lives in Los Angeles where he works as a freelance designer of things pertaining to websites and other beautiful things. Eat, drink, design.
I came across the photography of Ryan Allan after I saw that he signed up for the mailing list, so I checked out his work and really liked what I saw. So I emailed him to get some more info about himself so I could write about him. As it turns out, he’s not just some dude with a good eye, he’s actually the creator of SBC Skateboard Magazine, the biggest skate mag in Canada, not to mention one of the biggest in the world. You know, no big deal…
Ryan is mostly known for his skateboarding and commercial photography, but nowadays he’s expanding his horizons even more, shooting beautiful images like the one above. His portfolio is filled with really great work that’s definitely been shaped by his years of skate photography. I’m also a big fan of his website, which is laid out like a photo album or a zine, as you can see above.
After my post about Pepsi’s more health conscious beverage, the Pepsi Raw, Meg over at Ziggurat was kind enough to send me a bottle so I could taste it myself. Ziggurat is the design company that came up with the Pepsi Raw logo, which is how she could get her hands on it. Well I haven’t tasted it yet, let me say that first. What I’m gonna’ do is get some friends together and hold some taste tests. Maybe it could be a video podcast? That would be kind of fun.
The test will include Pepsi Raw plain, Pepsi Raw with lemon, and Pepsi Raw with whiskey. I think this pretty much covers all bases and ways that people might drink it. Hopefully that will be tonight or tomorrow night, sometime soon-ish for sure.
Until the taste test though, I’ve taken a ton of photos of the bottle, which you can see under the cut.
With all the hoopla of the DWP I have a backlog of stuff that I need to post about, such as Justice’s new video for their song DVNO. While the song isn’t one of my favorite’s on the album, the video is awesome. It was directed by So-Me, Ed Banger’s creative director and all around illustrating genius, and features reworkings of old logos. Just the fact that someone can make an entire music video around something like that totally amazes me.
I snagged the picture above from the new issue of Nylon Guys, which has a quick but informative article about So-Me (who’s real name is Bertrand de Langeron).
I’ve been using Twitter in my sidebar for the last few months, and I have to say that I really like it. I just think it’s fun that I can share with anyone reading the blog what I’m doing. But at the same time it’s completely unreliable and half the time it causes my sidebar not to load completely, making me want to lash out at the ones I love.
I’m pretty good with Google-ing stuff and finding fixes for problems like this, but for the life of me I have no idea how to write my own code to stop Twitter from being the most obnoxious thing on the planet. Can anyone help me write some code so that Twitter loads correctly and doesn’t gum up my blog? One of you out there has to know something about this! If you think you can help, email me at [email protected].
Boy with a Coin by Iron & Wine
I’m yet again having problems with my tracks getting recorded… I swear I can’t win, haha.
Anyway, last week I did listen to a lot of Iron & Wine, which is something that’s been growing on my for a while now. I was a big fan of Our Endless Numbered Days, but when the new album came out I really wasn’t a big fan at all. But that completely went away and I now love this new album and his older work seems to pale in comparison. The Shepherd’s Dog is amazingly rich and detailed and shows just what a musical genius Sam Beam is. I think his beard might have magical properties as well, but don’t quote me on that.
After that was a lot of Gorillaz, listening to their ‘D-Sides’ as they’re now being called. Radiohead came next, and then Jon Brion and the Punch Drunk Love soundtrack. The Jon Brion comes in because I was listening to the Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind soundtrack as well, so he got some extra loving.
The only other band on the list that was a stand out for me was Cut Copy, who’s So Cosmic mix I’ve been listening to non-stop. It’s so damn good.
P.S. I also meant to mention that the best song on Iron & Wine’s new album is Boy with a Coin, which I’ve posted above. If those amazing background hand claps don’t make your day better, I don’t know what will.