Name: Mark Grant
Degree/College: BA ( Hons ) Graphic Design / Plymouth College of Art.
About Your Wallpaper:
Before getting asked to do this project Ive always had a picture of grass as my background because It reminds me of home. The juxtoposition of something natural on something that is not makes for an interesting image. I also love pastel like colours so this is why I chose to paint the stones and photograph them on a background of grass.
I figured that this would be a nice, calm way to ease everyone into their weekend. I hope everyone has a good one!
I’ve had the wonderful illustrations of Toru Fukuda bookmarked for a while, but today seemed like a good to finally post about them. Toru is an illustrator living in Tokyo who has this wonderfully simple and almost childlike nature to his work. All of his characters have so much life to them, and his punches of color just make his work even better. His drawings remind me a lot of books I read as a kid, but I can’t think of anything particular it reminds me of. Nonetheless, his work never fails to make me smile.
Earlier today I came across these great little bikes called Jopo, a brand that I’d never heard of. I haven’t been able to find out a lot about these bikes, but that’s where I’m hoping you wonderful readers can come in and help. So far I’ve figured out that thye were manufactured in Finland starting in the mid-60′s. I guess they’re pretty well known over in the Scandanavian areas?
I also know that they look realllllly cool. I love how the frame of the bike is shaped, with that big curve in the middle. That little rack above the back wheel is also pretty great, you could easily transport groceries and things around town. Also, just for clarification, the top photo is the old school one (I think) and the bottom photo is the new version. I definitely prefer the old version much more, especially the angular chain guard thing-y.
Anyone know where I could get one of these in Los Angeles for a good price?
I posted a couple more photos under the cut that I thought were neat, check ‘em out.
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Download Micromix 20 by Atlas Sound
I’m a bit behind on this, but it’s good nonetheless. Atlas Sound, as you may know as Bradford Cox, lead singer of Deerhunter, has a great little blog that he updates sort of every now and then. But what’s really great are his Micromix’s, which contain all kinds of recent and rare gems that, when all mixed together, make for such a great listening experience. The most recent one is from April, but it’s got a great mix of artists and the overall tone of it feels perfectly for the weekend.
1. Music From the Final Scene in Terence Malick’s “Badlands”
2. Thomas Wayne – Tragedy
3. Crumb Brothers – Seat in the Kingdom
4. The Spades – We Sell Soul
5. OMD – Swiss Radio International
6. Abner Jay – The Reason Young People Use Drugs
7. Child’s View – The Cradle of the Light
8. Brian Wilson – Don’t Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder) (Piano Demo)
9. A Silver Mt. Zion – 13 Angels Standing Guard ‘Round the Side of Your Bed
10. Magazine – The Light Pours Out Of Me (Demo)
11. Nehamusasa – Instrumental Excerpt
12. DQE – Burning
13. Wavves – Weed Demon
14. The Fleetwoods – Tragedy
When it comes to watches I’m all about simplicity. My current watch is a white, old school looking Timex with metal band that I got from Steven Alan. Its functional, goes with everything, and best of all was only like $50. Which brings me to the Timex Camper you see above. This little watch has such a perfect, classic look to it, with it’s black face and crisp white digits. I can imagine this being a great watch while wearing on vacation or going to the beach, it sort of screams summer to me. Oh yeah, and it’s only $35.
Not to mention how much better it looks then that new Monocle x Beams watch…
Found through The Moment