Amazing creative person Jessica Hische tweeted earlier today her new Invoice for
Services Rendered Day-Ruining. This handy invoice form covers all the bases, like expenses for drinks, pizza, drugs, phone calls and general time-wasted. I love how many zeroes you could fit on the ‘In The Amount Of:’ box, that’s probably close to a googolplex. And of course, you get to sign it at the end, with a tiny note stating, ‘a designer who will most likely never work for you again.’
You can download your own full-res copy here.
Earlier today Apple announced some revamped products including a new iMacs, MacBook, Mac Mini and my favorite, the Magic Mouse. While it may be ill-named, I think they may have just recreated the computer mouse as we know it. The new Magic Mouse now uses multi-touch sensors like the iPhone and the MacBooks track pad, plus the whole thing is a giant button. So now you can left and right click, and it knows what you’re trying to do. You can also scroll anywhere on it’s surface as well as use multi-touch gestures to do things like flip pages or browse Cover Flow in iTunes. Sadly this puppy is $69, which is pretty steep for a new mouse, though I don’t doubt that’s it’s not worth it. Although if it really shot out those blue waves like in the photo above, I’d buy it in a heartbeat.
John Gruber over on Daring Fireball pointed out that the Apple Remote has also been redesigned and is being sold separately for $18. While it’s nice looking, I’m not really sure why this was necessary, it seems like kind of a silly adjustment to a product that worked fine.
While searching for stuff about Matthew Cerletty I came across another artistic Matthew, this time named Matthew Brannon. Maybe today should just be about creative guys named Matthew…? Anyhow, Mr. Brannon works in screenprinting, creating simplified images of random things, though it’s their simplicity that I really enjoy. How his work is fine art, especially compared to a lot of illustrators I know, I’m not really sure. But there’s something about his work which is really aesthetically pleasing. The NY Times did an article about him in early 2007 which goes into a little more depth about his work and his of poetry in it, which you can read here.
Matthew Cerletty is a New York painter originally from Wisconsin who started out painting portraits but has recently gotten into simple, more pop art style paintings. While I’m not such a fan of his Diet Coke or The Economist paintings, I think that his portraits are really beautiful. The realism in the paintings is really striking and I really like the brightness and vibrancy of the colors he uses. Interview Magazine did a little interview with him which you can read here.
Starting this Saturday at 12:01 AM PST David Choe will be putting some limited edition prints up for sale. There are 4 prints total, three Choebots and then the painting you see above which is titled Death Blossom. I’m totally in love with this one, it’s just amazing to me that anyone can think in such beautifully, abstract ways. It’s also pretty rad because the print is 44″ x 44″, so this would look amazing on a wall. It’s only $555 which doesn’t really seem like that much for such a great print.
For more information about ordering one of these click here.