I want to say that I saw these shirts by Ugmonk a while ago, but I came across them again the other night and I’m loving the simplicity of their designs. For the most part I’ve filtered out all of my graphic tees, but I still love bold designs that aren’t too flashy or goofy. They recently created a special 1st anniversary edition tee which is black on black tee with a big ol’ 1 on it. Simple and classy. I’m also loving the sexiness of that ampersand on grey, giving just the right amount of style.
What’s up with people on Flickr not filling out their profiles? It’s hard for me to tell you about these folks if there’s no fun facts. Anyhow, the art above is from 5003, who sports a collection of amazing collage pieces with a ton of crazy content. A lot of the work features cartoon and comic book characters mixed together with old black and white sci-fi images and all sorts of random stuff. He also worked alongside DDock and 101301 on the pieces above and I think they look amazing. It’s kind of reminiscent of Faile but with more of a comic book slant.
P.S. Check out the Dudley Do-Right in the right corner of this photo. I love the censor bar over his eyes.
In the first week of October the fine folks over at Lifelounge are starting Some Type of Wonderful 2010, a “typographic initiative” which showcases 12 of the best artists, illustrators and designers from the world. They’ve put together a calendar which lets the artists interpret the month they’ve been assigned, and they’ll also be releasing a limited edition set of giclee prints as well, in case you want a nicer, more permanent version. Contributing artists include Jonathan Zawanda, Mario Hugo, Luca Barcellona, Maxwell Lord, PMKFA, Theo Gennitsakis, Jessica Hische, Pablo Alfieri, Sebastian Lester, Siggi Eggertsson, Jiro Bevis and Gary Taxali.
It’s a really great line-up of artists and I’m sure this will be an amazing project. As soon as images start popping up online I’ll post ‘em here.
I couldn’t find out much about illustrator/designer Mathiole other than his name is Matheu and he makes a ton of great art. He uses a ton of materials in his work, varying from digital to more traditional elements like water colors and pastels. This well rounded use of materials gives his work a ton of depth and life, and his color choices are impeccable.
These two were my favorites of his pieces. The commentary of the top piece makes me laugh, and the colors are so spot on. The bottom one just made me laugh, a perfectly illustrated play on words.
Found through Goodmorning & Goodnight
I spotted both of these videos over on Buzzfeed and thought they’d make one nice, unified post instead of two separate ones. The top video is from a composer named Jarbas Agnelli, who saw a photo in the newspaper of some birds sitting on power lines and translated their positions into notes on a scale. It’s a brilliant idea that really shows the creativity of some people. I love that he overlays the notes over the birds so you can see what he did.
The second video is a visualization of Beethoven’s 5th Symphony, each colored bar representing a different instrument. Yet again, a really simple idea, but I find it really exciting to be able to see exactly what instrument is playing at a certain moment. It also kind of reminds me of Close Encounters of the Third Kind. If extra-terrestrials come visit us, we should definitely give his guy call.