Atlanta based designer Mark Weaver released a pack of iPhone wallpapers the other day so I thought I’d share them with those of you who may not have seen them. Mark’s distinct style of retro imagery, bold colors and great type design really stand out in these beauties. My favorite two are the ones above, but there are 8 total designs to choose from.
Pogo, that fellow behind the amazing Alice in Wonderland music/video remix, released another new video yesterday, this one titled Bangarang. I think a lof of us have fond memories of the movie Hook. There was that food fight, Rufio, Julia Roberts as Tinkerbell… it was definitely one of Spielberg’s best. It definitely sounds like a lot of his other stuff, but his other works sound amazing, and watching them with the video is always such a treat. On a sidenote, this movie was made released in 1991 and Maggie Smith still looks like she’s 108, even though she was only 57.
ESPO just doesn’t stop. Near deity-like artist Steven Powers has another great project he’s started called A Love Letter For You. This time he’s taking along local and international artists to tag the sides of 50 walls between 63rd and 45th street on Market street. There’s going to be a documentary film along with two books documenting the process. He’s also going to provide training for youth and creating free signange for local businesses.
I think this is so rad, because not only is he getting to write on these buildings, but in essence he’s trying to gentrify a huge area through art. This is something I’ve though of doing before but obviously not to the epic extent of what Steve is doing. I can’t wait to see this documentary and grab the book.
This week’s desktop wallpaper is a gem that I’ve been holding on to for a while, way too long in fact, but sometimes I need to save some of these for a while to surprise you all. The wallpaper was designed by John Solimine, who some of you may know better as the guy behind Spike Press. John is an amazing illustrator and does some of the best concert posters out there.
His wallpaper features some cosmonauts obviously getting ready to blast off into space. John was stoked to be able to do a full color illustration cuz’ most of the time he has to stick to 3 or 4 colors for the posters he does. This looks like a kind of cartoon from the 70′s where you’d get an explanation of what NASA does and the astronauts would talk about what they do.
826LA is taking pre-orders for a new series of time travel related posters designed by Amy Martin, and boy do they look amazing. Working along with copywriters Mac Barnett and Jon korn, Amy has created some really fun and vibrant posters that help you remember the joys and perils of time travel. The colors, type and textures really make these posters pop, and for only $20 each they’re totally a steal.
If you needed a better reason to order them, all of the money goes to 826LA’s programs, so you know you’re helping kids when you buy these posters. Get a cool poster, help some kids, feel great.