+The iPhone’s Funny Price
This is a great article by Daring Fireball’s John Gruber about the iPhone, and how people need to shut up about the price of it. This is probably the most concise article I’ve read so far about the subject, not to mention the biggest boost of confidence for all of us wanting an iPhone (I will camp out to get one, I don’t care).
Basically, there are lots of phones that cost as much as the iPhone does, and as long as it sticks to Apple’s proven formula, everyone should be happy… except Microsoft, because they’re slowly dying out.
National Forest, based out of LA and made up of Steven Harrington and Jason Kreitmeyer, are two awesome dues. I’m sure that most people under the age of 30 has probably seen their work. They’ve been designing the catalog for Urban Outfitters for a few years now, filling it with amazing patterns and colors. Honestly, I pick up the catalog these days just to see what they’re coming up with, it’s always inspiring.
The pictures above are the mural created for Rudy’s Barbershop in Santa Monica. Their style is eclectic, with imagery from every part of the last century. They recently did a mini-update of their site, so be sure to check out all their awesome t-shirt and skate deck designs.
London based designers Non-Format have a really great interview over at Creative Review.
The way they design sounds so interesting, it would be awesome to find someone to work with like that.
I also liked the story about the dog, haha.
Also be sure to pick up Non-Format’s new book!
These are the most amazing birthday cakes. If I don’t get one of those giant gold scorpion cakes for my birthday, I will disown every one I know. But I want mine to have strawberry flavored blood all over the tail!
You can check out more of these odd creations be clicking here.
The Last Stand is a totally addicting shooter game. Set in a bleak, 28 Days Later-esque setting, you must survive against hordes of zombies each night, craving to eat your brains! But you can search for other survivors and weapons to help you in your last ditch effort.
It’s a relatively simple idea, but the execution and art make this truly a fun game to play. There are wide variety of weapons to choose from, my favorite being the hunting rifle, and then the shotgun. The are also a ton of different types of zombies, like priests, cops, grandmas, brutish cheerleaders, army guys and even a clown. Sadly the game is quite short, but it is free, so hopefully they’ll make a sequel to it soon!
Pietari Posti is a Finnish born illustrator currently working in Barcelona. I found his work through Poketo where he had a few wallets on sale, though sadly they’re all sold out. His work reminds me a lot of Ashley Wood, though with a lot more amazing colors, but less gratuitous tit shots. He also has a shop where you can order any of his pieces from his site. I love that you’re free to order anything, instead of the usual 2 or 3 pieces on most artist’s sites.
I put a few more of the pieces I really liked after the cut, so check ‘em out.
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I found this picture on Everyone Forever and thought it was amazing. It seems like an easy enough thing to do, but wouldn’t that take a really long time? I mean, there are a lot of planes in that picture. It was taken by a guy known as ‘superlocal’, who has a Flickr account and is a guest blogger for Poketo.
I love James Kochalka.
I found him through his Sketchbook Diaries, a day to day retelling of Kochalka’s life through comic format. It was basically all the tiny personal details that a lot of people don’t talk about. That led me to collecting them all, and then stumbling upon Super F*ckers, his “newest” project.
You can got to Top Shelf and preview all of the issues, to give you a sneak peak for what you’re in for (which is basically a lot of cussing and wieners).