I was really feeling the kind of psychedelic, hippy-ish vibe of the previous post so I thought this was a nice way to continue the feeling. This week’s DWP designer is San Francisco based designer Richard Perez whom you might also know as Skinny Ships. I’ve been a big fan of Richard’s work and one of my favorite things he ever did was this fake rebranding of Jell-o. I’ve never wanted to eat anthropomorphic fruit so hard in my life.
His desktop is titled High Eyes (which right now is reminding me of Oscar from Arrested Development) and features a bunch of bugged out looking eyeballs. Funn enough it also kind of looks like it could be a nice, X-Mas inspired background. If your grandma asks I would go with that story. Enjoy the wallpaper and check back next week for another great one!
I get a lot of emails from people wanting me to check out their work, and 99% of the time I do. Sometimes emails are brief, some are long and some can be just weird. This is one of those weird but amazing ones.
Heath Killen, and Australian designer, has started a project called Dreamtime 79 which is series of fake film posters from the 70′s created for a fake cult that called Dreamtime 79 that built a fake film studio in the Australian Outback. Still following? Over 10 years they created 13 different films with names like TasMANIA! and Spirits of the Golden Soil.
I think this is the most fun, clever idea that I’ve come across in a while. The creativity that was put into this idea is off the charts and the posters area an absolute blast. I also love that the posters were credited to Ray Author, aka Millenium Ray, who is also the founder of the cult. The posters were influenced by psychadelic artwork and films like Mad Max, giving them that weird, cult classic movie feel. You can even download iPhone sized versions of the posters by clicking here.
This is also just the first part of a series of projects Heath wants to do under the monicker The Society For The Preservation of Australian Secret Histories. If you dig his work you should definitely get in touch.
If you ever needed a kick in the ass to be creative I think these pieces by Alex Beltechi would do just that. From a series called Draw, Alex has thrown in words like doodle, color, paint and sketch, combining them with explosions of paint, swirly illustrations and a number of amazing stuff. The shapes and colors of these pieces are absolutely amazing and make me want to grab a brush and start making gigantic, epic paintings.
His portfolio on Behance is filled up with all kinds of computery created stuff but I really enjoy the more analog feel of these posters more. That being said, you should still see the rest of his work, he’s a talented fella’.
Finnish photographer Ville Varumo has an amazing eye for photography, no matter what the subject. Checking out his online portfolio you’re presented with six books. The first two contain portraits (basically), the third and fourth contain landscapes, the fifth still lifes and the sixth a random collection of photos.
The photos you see above, yes, those are photos, are from his still life collection. They look absolutely otherworldly and like someone meticulously painted them. I’d also suggest you check out his landscapes which are really wonderful as well. They were the other choice to show you but I thought his still life photos would grab you more.
These New Puritans, who’s first album Beat Pyramid was one of my faves of 2008, is coming out with a new album in January called Hidden and I can’t wait. The video above is for their first single We Want War and features several lithe, young men and women running and jumping into water, all in slow motion. The images are really beautiful as the footage must have been shot with a really fast camera. The phrase moving photos comes to mind.
The song is a bit slow, I like the frantic feeling of the first album a bit more. I love the full orchestra sound to the end of the song though, nothing like throwing some woodwind instruments in there. Nonetheless it’s not a bad song and I’m definitely interested in hearing more of this album.