This week’s desktop wallpaper comes from a the very talented brain of Mr. Micah Lidberg, who is a master of patterns and colors. I came across Mr. Lidberg’s work a few months back and was immediately smitten with it. I’d sum up his work as being slightly abstract with lots of great textures and perfect color palettes.
That said, I had to ask if he’d make a wallpaper because his style is just too amazing. What he ended up coming up with these series of wave kinda’ shapes and these colored floating orbs. They kind of remind me of multicolored suns floating amongst a bunch of swirling clouds. Well, whatever you make from it I think it’s one of the most beautiful desktops I’ve featured, and I hope you like it too.
The mega-talented Josh Cochran wrote me the other day telling me that he had a new website and a new (hysterical) print. First up though is this print which features an epic battle between zombies and unicorns. This is definitely the first instance I’ve seen of these two critters fighting each other, so cheers to Josh for such an amazing idea.
That said, you should check out his new website, especially this project he did for the Dubai Metro. It’s amazing how much work he did for this project and just how detailed he got with it. I think it’s turned out beautifully and it’s amazing how many different kinds of people he had to illustrate. Totally inspiring.
Though it’s definitely feeling like spring here in Los Angeles I know there are still some cold days to come, and one thing I keep meaning to get is a beanie. In my opinion the simpler the better and CXXVI has continued making awesome stuff and this red Poseidon Beanie doesn’t disappoint. It’s simple, it’s classic and comes with a sweet little silkscreened patch. Well done.
I meant to announce the winners of the Magic: The Designing Contest yesterday so I’m sorry for the added suspense. We received a bunch of great entries but Frank and I decided that this entry by Pedro Fernandes was the clear winner. This entry both encapsulates the ideas of art/design and the basic mechanics of old school Magic cards. I think all the details in this really sell it as well, I can totally see this being a real Magic card. I also love the inclusion of the Magritte style hat that acts as the symbol for which collection it’s a part of. Awesome job Pedro!
I’ve also decided to include a couple of other gems that popped up that I enjoyed. First is Buckminster Fuller by Patrick Stephenson which was a very close second, and then Takashi Murakami by Robert Weiss which totally made me laugh. I’ll also try and do more of these mini-contests in the future since a lot of readers enjoyed this idea.
Oh man, how I love me some Broken Social Scene! You may have already heard their new song World Sick but now they’ve released two more tracks from their upcoming album Forgiveness Rock Record. The first new one is called Forced To Love and is an upbeat number that’s definitely in the vein of older BSS songs. It’s catchy as all hell and I can imagine kids dancing in the crowd when they play this live. All To All on the other hand is a bit more electronic like the older stuff and features who I think is Emily Haines, though I’m not 100% sure. Any ideas?
Overall these are amazing sounding and I can’t wait for this album to drop on May 4th. I feel like this is going to be one of those albums that define the summer of 2010.