The guys from OK Go have a new album out called Of the Blue Colour of the Sky and with it are a slew of absolutely clever videos. They still might be the 2010 version of Maroon 5, but that’s beside the point. The video above is for the song This Too Shall Pass and features the guys marching around with the Notre Dame marching band in an open field, though some are in ghillie suits, hiding among the brush.
I guess the really admirable thing about this video is that it was all shot in one take, or at least it seems to be, though there is a part in the middle where they cut away which seems fishy. Nonetheless it’s quite a feat to coordinate such a thing, and no matter what you may think of their music they excel at creating really memorable music videos.
I’m sure most of you have already seen Andrew Zuckerman’s books CREATURE and BIRD, but have you seen the behind scenes video of these animals being photographed? I used to work for a photographer who took shots nearly identical to these (but many years before), so I know what it’s like to be around crazy animals, who in real life, you’d never get a chance to be close to. It’s so interesting to watch them, well, do their thing.
It’s also interesting to point out all the post production that goes into making these shots look like they do. I used to retouch the images as well, and holy crap is it a lot of work. Anyhow, watch the video and get a sense of how amazing these animals really are.
Good morning from soggy Los Angeles. I hope you’re having a good week so far, and hopefully the wallpapers above will make it even better. This weeks wallpapers come from Script & Seal, which is made up of Gavin Potenza and Liz Meyer. They’ve joined forces to battle the art world and create beautiful images (as you can see above). They’re also in the process of updating their site with new work, so be sure to check back frequently.
For their wallpapers, they tried to go for “a theme of classic, refined, grayscale.”
“We definitely had a lot of influences including mysticism, symbolism and foreign but familiar.” Gavin says his wallpaper didn’t really have any deep meaning but Liz describes her’s as “the art of finding knowledge.”
“I wanted it to look like a snapshot from the 1940′s (like a black & white UFO photo) — like a fleeting moment of finding something special hanging in the sky.”
I think they’re really awesome. I love all the symbols and different textures they both used. You could definitely set these both as your wallpaper and let them cycle back and forth. I also want to give a shout out to Sarah, who I think will love these because she’s a dznr/hippie chick.
Anthony Peters sent me an email the other day telling me I should check out his portfolio of work, so of course I did, and I found some rather cool stuff. He uses a lot of large bold graphics in his work, my favorite of which were are his Let’s Play Dress Up series. As you can see he took some stereotypical roles kids dress up as, a police officer or a nurse, and created emblematic images reminding us of our childhood dreams. He did show a collection of these in an exhibit recently which I think look really great, especially framed all together like that.