My apologies for not posting yesterday (Friday), I kind of took the day to clean my apartment and plan some details for an upcoming event with my friends at Poketo. And as it turns out I can’t sleep right now, so here I am at 2 AM posting everything I had plotted.
My buddy Hamish sent me this image of Kitsune Noir on an iPad, you see, he’s a writer over at Vanity Fair, so he has perks like getting an iPad early. I must say that it looks really damn good on that big, juicy screen, though I’m still not 100% sure if I’m going to get one right away…
It’s day four and I’ve got another rad pairing of music and art thanks to Ghostly. For our musical guest we’ve got Jabberjaw, who you might know better as Matthew Dear. Jabberjaw is but one of his many alter egos and this is one of his rarer ones. The last time he reared his head as Jabberjaw was off of his album Garden of Eden back in 2009 and is where we this track comes from. It’s called The Connie Shake and has kind of a jazzy feel to it but it’s still very clearly Mr. Dear’s style.
As for the wallpaper we’ve got quite a minimal but vibrant background. It’s a scramble of colors and texture but nicely confined to one large dot. Plenty of room for your icons and it should look rad on an iPad as well. Nice work Mr. Cina.
One of the most ambitious and amazing projects of the last couple of years was Steve Powers epic A Love Letter To You. If you’re unfamiliar with the project he’s teamed up with the city and residents of Philadelphia to create giant murals all over the city, creating beautiful pieces of art that look way better than your average tag.
In the video above he did a little interview with him about the project and he talks about his inspirations and the love he has for Philadelphia. It’s technically a promotional video so you’ll buy the book with images of the murals (which you should) but it’s always great to hear talented people speak about their work. Enjoy it.
The folks over at Palldium continue to be much more than a footwear company, creating an amazing series of videos that’s all about exploration… in Palladium boots, of course. For their most recent episode they’ve taken a trip across the seas to London to explore the underground culture of pirate radio. It’s pretty crazy to think there are so many people with pirate stations in the UK, I had never really thought about it before but it’s an intense thing to do. The video is a bit long but it’s really well shot and it’s a really interesting subject.
Back in the 90′s Flat Eric become something of a phenomenon, making people buy Levis jeans and bang their heads frantically to an amazing beat. But he drifted away a bit as Mr. Oizo, the electornic DJ and his creator, did as well. I think he’s popped up here and there but the video above could possibly seen as a sign for more Flat goodness. Called Where’s The Money Geroge?, the video almost feels like an April Fools Day prank, but you’ll have to watch the video until the end in order to see what I mean. Plus that guest star! There has to be more to this, right?
And in case you haven’t heard of Flat Eric or Mr. Oizo (which I read somewhere is pronounced “wah-zoo” and not “oy-zoh”) I’ve put the video for Flat Beat down below. I’m guessing you’ll enjoy both of them.