Juan Molinet is an illustrator and designer living in Buenos Aires, Argentina and making some sweet art. I spotted the piece at the top in my Flickr Photostream and immediately had to check it out. I’m kind of in love with everything about this piece. The bright red and turquoise on that dull and dingy green, the mickey hands holding weapons, it’s all amazing. You know that if KAWS had done this first you’d be buying this print for $500.
His other piece, Candynaut, made me giggle, but it’s still really well done and clever. Click here to check out more of Juan’s work.
I posted about the band AsDSSka several months back and randomly I ran back into them last week, you could say. I was wandering around Vacation, my local vinyl store, when I came across a copy of their 7″ that had the most amazing cover! It looks to me like a bunch of bubble wrap and wrapping paper on a black background that’s been turned into a repeating pattern. The effect is rather cool, it almost looks like flower petals scattered about when you look at it from a distance.
You can grab yourself a copy by visiting Family.
I saw this wonderful example of branding on swissmiss a few weeks back but I came across it again and had to post it. Lisa Nakamura created business cards and stationary for a meat shop called La Charcuterie using images of sliced meat and butcher paper, which makes so much sense it’s silly. It’s such a simple idea that’s executed amazingly well, like the business cards coming strung up like salamis. Cute and perfect.
The trailer for the movie The Road is finally out, and boy howdy does it look like it’s gonna be good. Based on the book by Cormac McCarthy, the road is the tale of a man and his son trying to survive in a post-apocalyptic future. Surviving is the key word in that sentence though, it’s not sci-fi and it’s not like Mad Max. It’s definitely one of the most realistic takes on the genre that I’ve ever read with it’s minimal dialogue and it’s bleak descriptions.
I’m also really excited for Viggo Mortenson, who was really amazing in A History of Violence and Eastern Promises. After seeing those movies he’s definitely skyrocketed to being one of the best actors around, at least in my opinion.
As of lately, Mark Weaver has definitely been making his way around the blogosphere. His style is a mixture of cut and paste and computer graphics, seamlessly blending together cut outs from old National Geographic magazines and old books to find just the right pieces. His output is also phenomenal, I mean the guy releases nearly a piece a day on his Flickr, which is pretty outstanding, as they’re all pretty great.
For the Desktop Wallpaper Project he’s created one pissed off Mammoth Man, ready to throw down with anyone in his way. I’d also like to think that he lives in that geodesic dome in the background. I’d also suggest checking out the iPhone version of this, which has been my iPhone background for a little while now.