I’m really enjoying this new trend in bands creating films around albums, much like Edward Sharpe did, and now you can add Noah And The Whale to that list. Charlie Fin, the lead singer of the band, has created a 45 minute long movie that accompanies and is scored by their newest album, The First Days of Spring.
The film is really incredibly shot, with lots of beautiful locations and wide landscapes. From what I’ve been able to put together the film is about life and death, love and loss. The whole thing was shot in 8 days on a meager budget, but honestly I don’t think you can tell that at all. Hopefully this trend continues and more musicians start to dabble in film.
CXXVI is one of those brands that I’ve been keeping to myself for about a month now. I can’t remember how I came across them but their branding, done by Onetwentysix, is absolutely beautiful and I’m totally smitten with it. Adding to it is that their products are also great, with a line of hand screened t-shirts that evoke that antique nautical look that’s all the rage with the kids these days. Recently though they’ve added this beautiful silkscreened poster you see above to their online shop.
The poster is in an edition of 50 and is dyed and aged to give it that weathered look. It’s a really fun print and the black and red look totally amazing. It’s also only $30, so someone should definitely buy this for me for X-Mas *hint hint boyfriend nudge nudge*.
Found through Svpply
1. characterized by, exhibiting, or of the nature of imitation or mimicry: mimetic gestures.
2. mimic or make-believe.
The Mimetic House is an interesting idea, of a house that blends in with it’s environment. The outside of the house is lined with a semi-reflective glass that’s pitched at a downward facing angle. The result is that the instead of seeing walls you see the green of the grass that surrounds the building. It’s a really awesome and slightly surreal effect. The inside of the house is swathed in white every where, giving the space a clean look and making it seem even larger.
The building almost seems less like a house and more a like a secret headquarters. There’s something very James Bond-ian about the space and it’s location. Beautifully done and a clever idea.
Scottish illustrator Grant Coghill is definitely created some awesome work this year as evidenced by his extremely full portfolio. His style is interesting, with an aesthetic of stencils and spray painting without feeling like some horrible early 2000′s Mountain Dew advertisement. My favorites are above, but my most favorite is the one in the middle. Something about it really speaks to me.
Found through Ape On The Moon
I came across the illustrations of Atsushi Hara in a book of Japanese illustrators and totally fell in love. Unfortunately I couldn’t find nearly any info online about him. But his illustrations are so festive and full of color and life. This style of contemporary takes on illustrations from the 60′s and 70′s is all over the place these days but I totally love it. I wonder he’s done any illustrations for Monocle yet?