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.
On Damon Soule’s website he has a huge archive of his personal work, reaching as far back as 1997 up until now. Seeing this guy grow and expand over the years has been amazing, and I’m happy to admit that his most recent work is absolutely genius. I would say that Damon has reached the level of Mars 1 or Mark Ryden, his paintings are that rich and detailed.
The two pieces above are titled Sequenced Events and Contemplating The Need For Inspiration, or Homage To Dalis Homage To Rothko. The amount of time and effort these must have taken, especially because of their huge size, is staggering. I can’t even imagine how you’d think up paintings like these, let alone actually paint them.
As a fun pro tip, walk away from the monitor and squint your eyes, staring at the smaller photo. You’ll see it’s a magnified version of the little portrait you see in the bottom left corner.
I can’t remember where I came across the work of Super Furry but I’ve been obsessing over his logo design since I came across it. I actually know pretty much nothing about this guy, so maybe one of you Threadless guys can fill me in on who he is? What I do know is that he has a set on his Flickr that’s filled with a huge variety of absolutely beautiful logos. The four above were my favorites, though it was really hard to narrow it down to those.
The snout on the R in Room is genius, the flames above the Natural Gas logo are beautiful, the font used in Beach Blanket Limbo makes me smile and those lines behind the word Annex totally make the whole thing pop. Why is this mystery man so good?!
Toronto based illustrator Yuta Onoda has a really detailed, imaginative style that I’m really digging. Her work kind of a cross between Sam Weber and Audrey Kawasaki. She uses a ton of lines and adds a great amount of detail to her pieces. She’s also really expressive, especially in this piece called El Capitan which features the weight of the mountain wearing down on a young man’s shoulders. Really great stuff.