Hey everyone, sorry for the lack of wallpapers for the last two weeks. I still have a ton of wallpapers to give away, in fact I’m going to have an ultra-crazy project coming up hopefully, so keep your eyes peeled for that. This weeks DWP artist is the lovely Ana Benaroya, a Baltimore artist who’s work is totally cheeky and fun. She has this really great European kind of style to her line work, and her color choices are always really loud but totally work. If you haven’t seen her work before you should definitely check it out.
I figured today was a good day to post her wallpaper because of how hot it is here in Los Angeles, so lots of buff dudes in speedos seem fitting. I laughed pretty hard when I saw this, and my favorite parts are the guy with the eyes and lips on his ass, and the pink guy with his long ponytail. So awesome.
I also just wanted to point out that I didn’t create a 1024 x768 or a 1280 x 1024 because I didn’t want to crop into her work. You can still download these other sizes though and your computer will figure it out.
I picked up the newest ID magazine last week and ever since I’ve been smitten by the cover. It’s big, blocky shapes and obviosus nod toward Spain are great, and it’s simplicity is spot on. And, who doesn’t live a kitty? The art was created by Javier Mariscal of Estudio Mariscal, and you can see more of his work here.
I went and had tacos with some friends tonight, and for some reason, I got the theme song to Pete & Pete stuck in my head. Cut to me getting home and talking to my roommate who told me that our other best friend from high school’s band had done an amazing cover of the song.
Their name is Tera Melos, and I’m guessing some of you have probably heard of them. My best friend Nick is their lead singer, and my buddy Nate is the bass player. They just recently completed a “cover” of sorts, which takes the Pete & Pete intro, and adds a bit of the Beach Boys’ God Only Knows, turning it into one killer song. They also recreated the video near perfectly, and if you watch the original Pete & Pete trailer and this, you’ll see what I mean. Good work, gentleman.
If you enjoy this, check out more of their music by clicking here.
The Here & There project is a pretty ingenious map that let’s people see not only where they are, but where they’ll be if they keep going. Alright, every map does that, but this one does it in a peculiar fashion. At the bottom the buildings stand upright in front of you, and the farther you go the more overheard the map is. Pretty neat, huh?
So far there are two versions, one looking uptown from 3rd and 7th, and the other looking downtown from 3rd and 35th, which is the one you see above. You can grab these maps for $65 each by clicking here.
Think someone could make one of these based around LA? Maybe looking down Santa Monica toward the ocean?
One of my more recent obsessions as of lately is the Zebra mechanical pencil you see above. They were introduced to me by my amazing assistant Sarah whom I had over at Causecast. These things are cheap and plastic, but they’re designed pretty perfectly. They’re not too big and not too small, come in black and white, and have a great eraser to them.
You can get a 28 pack with both black and traditional yellow pencils for $10 on Amazon.