In all honesty I am not a huge fan of LCD Soundsystem, but I do like disco balls and lightning bolts so I found this video of the launch of the LCD Soundsystem and DFA retrospective at Sydney’s Tom Dunne Gallery quite appealing. The retrospective, delightfully entitled That’s Cool, But Can You Make It More Sh*t, has now finished but, thanks to the wonders of the Internet, we can still partake in the exhibition’s graphic spectacle. According to James Murphy’s rather flippant Law of Aesthetics, the combined visual look of LCD Soundsystem and DFA is “good/bad/good” and this unpretentious and lo-fi aesthetic was encapsulated in the displayed tour posters, album artwork, polaroids, flyers, hand-drawn sketches and other ephemera.
Dwell Magazine has started a new color-centric video series called The Full Spectrum which takes a look at sources of color inspiration from unique places. The videos are put together by a fellow named Gary Nadeau who is a director and producer who has an amazing track record for rad videos.
The first video produced (which I posted second) features the work of Josef Albers, the modern day father of cooortgeory, while the second video (which I posted first) vists James Jurney at his store Seize sur Vingt in SoHo New York. Each episode is extremely well shot and thought out, exploring what color means to people and how it can effect your life. I’d say these are like the color versions of what The Scout is doing with his interview videos. I’ll be sure to post the third and final episode when it’s released.
Erin Hilleli created this beautiful video called Bear Behind which was created for his graduation at Bezalel Academy of Art and Design. The video was inspired by his childhood and features some really amazing imagery. What does any of it mean? Well, I’m not 100% sure, but it’s certainly engaging to look at. The style of the video reminds me a lot of the illustrations of Matthew Lyons, I totally think they should get together and make some amazing cartoons.
It looks like Warner Bros. is trying to make a comeback with a new CG version of a Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner cartoon called Coyote Falls. I always wondered why they didn’t try to rebuild the Looney Tunes brand in some way, either with something like CG or having a unique illustrator rethink the characters.
The clip above looks really promising, I’m actually quite excited to see the whole episode. It still feels like the classic Looney Tunes style but the computer graphics definitely give it a new, exciting feeling. I’m even inclined to say that something like the clip above would be amazing to see. In 3D, and I’m one of those guys who hates 3D.
When I was in my teens I was harshly dubbed by a member of my family as “an advertising whore.” This family member – who shall remain nameless – was quite clearly referring to how I am easily seduced by both print and television advertising and even went so far as to list various examples of this behaviour. I’d like to think that I am now wiser and less likely to fall prey to the charms of my capitalist suitors, but I must admit that I am rather besotted with this advertisement for Hookturn Industries BYO reusable coffee cup.
Yes, it only took one look at the cups’ simple silicone design and the cute Melbourne cafe location and I was gone. Plus, their environmentally friendly ethos really tickles my fancy too. I guess old habits die hard.
If you’re also keen, the BYO reusable coffee cups can be purchased via Hookturn Industries online store.