Boys’ Life, 25 years Ago

Last weekend while Jeff and I were visiting home, Jeff’s parents asked us to help clean out the attic. While this is not the most exciting thing to do on a Sunday while it’s 106º outside, I did come across this amazing cover of Boys’ Life from 1972. It’s crazy to think that they threw the entire image together with photo tricks and cutting and pasting… I actually have no idea how they would have done a cover like that without photoshop. Kinda’ lame to think about that!
But I love how crazy this cover is, with all the weird colors and different sports and activities that boys like to do. I wish I was alive in the early 70’s if that was what it looked like! haha

Bobby

Bobby Solomon

September 6, 2007 / By

Emil Kozak

I noticed today that graphic design guru Emil Kozak updated his portfolio a little bit, with some nice identity work for Manual. His style is always so clean and fresh, I wish he would post more work more often!
Also be sure to stop by his blog, and his online store, which is sadly sold out of the fun shirts he had for sale.

Bobby

Bobby Solomon

August 30, 2007 / By

Mimobots Designed by Undoboy

Mimobots, the ultra-cute, bear-shaped, flash-drives have teamed up with Spear Collective to design 2 new versions of the mega popular storage devices. They held a little competition amongst the Spear Collective Gang, and in the end, Undoboy was the grand champion, with his King and Queen versions.
I have to say they’re pretty damn rad looking, probably the best I’ve seen of these so far. You can pick them up now at the Mimobot online store by clicking here.
Also be sure to check out Undoboy’s awesome portfolio site as well!

Bobby

Bobby Solomon

August 29, 2007 / By

The New Faile Prints

I posted a couple of weeks ago about Faile releasing a slew of new prints for sale through their website. Unfortunately, the site was so overwhelmed by visitors that the whole thing shut down.
Thankfully, The World’s Best Ever was able to download all of the images, to give people a taste of what they missed out on. There’s some really great work in there, it’s too bad (for people like me) that they’ve blown up so huge (but good for them)!

Click here to check out the rest of the images!

Bobby

Bobby Solomon

August 29, 2007 / By

Umbrella Pot by Kyouei Design

There are two things I don’t get very much of in my life here in LA. One is the use of an umbrella, because it hardly ever rains here, and two, would be plants in my apartment, because I don’t have very much room. But if I had more rain, and more space, I’d totally want one of these!
It’s simply called an Umbrella Pot, and it does exactly what it says. It holds your umbrella after you come home from a rainy day, but then the water trickles into the pot part, watering your small, plant friend. I’m guessing that this is just a prototype, but I could see these doing rather well in the mainstream market.
Be sure to check out Kyouei Designs website as well, they have some rather cool lamps as well.

Link via Jean Snow

Bobby

Bobby Solomon

August 29, 2007 / By

Beautiful Decay T-shirts

It’s weird that I’ve never posted about Beautiful Decay before, even though I visit their site at least once a month. My favorite part of their site is their shop, because they have a ton of awesome t-shirts by a slew of great artists, not to mention books and music and a bunch of other miscellaneous stuff.
The two shirts above are my favorites at the moment, though unfortunately they’re out of medium sized ones, which is lame. Go take a look and buy yourself something nice.

Bobby

Bobby Solomon

August 29, 2007 / By

BlueFlip Art

I have a ton of artwork in my apartment, and unfortunately, I never get it framed. But nevertheless, I still love art, especially when it’s really cheap and still great looking. Thanks to BlueFlip, that’s possible.
They have nearly 30 artists in their roster, all with multiple pieces selling for around $20 each. And they’re not crappy or small either. The pieces above by the amazing Eduardo Recife are around 17″x 12″, and go for $37.95 each. That’s a really awesome deal for such an amazing artist.
Definitely check out the rest of their artists as well, there’s a style for every taste.

Bobby

Bobby Solomon

August 28, 2007 / By

The National Library of Belarus

I found this picture the other day and I was amazed! The National Library in Belarus is a 22 story, rhombicuboctahedron shaped building located in Minsk. The locals say that the president of Belarus, Mr. Lukashenko, wanted to build an impressive building, so students had to bring money to school for several months and teachers are having parts of their salary taken just to pay for it.
Other people say that it looks like a giant Death Star, haha.

I think it’s rather beautiful. Having something light up like that at such a large scale is pretty awesome. I’d love to see it in person, I’m sure it’s even more amazing.

Click here for more pictures and a video of the giant LED beauty!

Bobby

Bobby Solomon

August 28, 2007 / By

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