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.
I’ve been on kind of a video binge lately, and this is what started it all. On Thursday, I think I’m going to post nothing but videos for the day, but that’s besides the point. I remember hearing about this little experiment a few months back that Blu Dot, a store that sells high-end design furniture, would be giving away 25 chairs in random locations scattered throughout New York. The buzz on Twitter alone was pretty exciting. But as it turned out, they had much more in mind, what they called The Real Good Experiment.
They ended up watching the chairs from afar, waiting to see who would take them. Not only that, but they even rigged the chairs up with GPS units just in case they lost them somehow. As you’ll see in the video they were able to track a few of them down and then interview the people who took the chairs, to ask them why they took them.
For some reason I find this video absolutely magical. The production value of the video is off the scale, most notably for me was the audio. It’s also funny to see who passes up the chair and who actually takes them. Note to large brands: this is how you get people to buy your products.
I think we all at one time in our life may have owned a Jansport backpack as a kid. In fact, I don’t think I could name another major backpack brand right now… Anyhow, the folks at Jansport have started to get all fancy and have created a heritage looking line of bags that use the modern day technology of their Urban Framework bags.
The choice of materials and hardware are really well thought out. The main body looks like a denim-esque cotton and the brass zippers mixed with the light chocolate straps really stand out against the dark grey. It’s a classic palette with an contemporary vibe. Keep a look out for these as soon as this summer.
Michael Cina is one of the cofounders of design goods site YouWorkForThem and all around talented guy. He’s designed for Pepsi, Coke and GOOD Magazine, created music packaging and a million other things. Recently though he’s updated a little site called TRUEISTRUE which seems to be an outlet for his less commercial work.
The site is basically page upon page of interesting ideas, paint splatters, bizarre textures and details of things I can’t identify but definitely intrigue me. There are no words or titles on any of the pieces, just interesting and beautiful things to look at. The pictures above really don’t do it justice, you should visit TRUEISTRUE and see these images at full size.