Sunday, 31 October 2010

Halloween in the '80s

What a blast from the past: Strawberry Shortcake, Little Orphan Annie, Monchichi and Pound Puppies - a perfect photo collection to celebrate All Hallow's Eve. Trick or treat folks. (Via Urlesque)

Saturday, 30 October 2010

Poetic Pyrotechnics

Smoke, clouds, fire, color, shadow and light appear at homes, in rooms, in otherwise safe environments. These experimental photographs by Joschi Herczeg and Daniele Kaehr are beautiful. Joschi and Daniele built a custom-made detonator which is connected to the cameras and synchronized to snap and capture motion at the very moment of explosion. Via: We Find Wildness

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Google knows what you mean.

Some people use Google to check spelling, others make typos, either way, Google has a way of righting our wrongs. Google Did You Mean? promotes the use of Adwords in a clever way - Jetlag is presented as Jetleg, Battleship as Battlesheep, and Astronaut as Astronut. (Especially digging the Battlesheep). Nice Ad campaign by Grey Turkey.

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Garbage Beasts

Xiao Dong Li + Yang Xiao made wild life out of black plastic bags for an endangered species graphic design competition in Tokyo. This shortlisted 'Save Me' poster focuses on the issue of waste disposal. It reminds me of cloud formations.

Via: Designboom

Monday, 25 October 2010

Phoenix Rising

Kanye West is really creating some loveliness (as loathe as I am to admit it). The use of color and composition is just stunning.

Pinched from Flwrpt

Sunday, 24 October 2010

Wooden messages

Looked up while sitting a pub and saw this gem - sometimes it feels like the walls are talking to me (sending out an SOS). (Apologies for the image fuzz)

Love is poetry for the senseless (poetry for the bitter)

Saturday, 23 October 2010

Real Life Photoshop

Jakarta-based agency Bates 141 and photographer Anton Ismael created this real life version of Adobe Photoshop CS4. Love the detail.
(Via Flavorwire)

Friday, 22 October 2010

Illustrated Chicken

Need a little dinner inspiration? Checkout these great recipes renderings by They Draw and Cook. Eye and mouth candy all in one.

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Land of the Lost

Land of the Lost was a 1970s television show that followed the adventures of a family thrust back in time into the age of dinosaurs. Something about my recent holiday reminded me of this show. I just got back from a two week vacation to Arizona and Florida. My hard drive crashed and burned on the second day of my trip. I tried to push the over 40 lost pages out of my mind (there was nothing I could do about it except spend around $1,500 on data recovery). In a state of disgust and denial, I decided to simply shut down and off - forget Macs, Twitter, this blog, email, etc., and just enter the land of the lost. It worked. I feel better. My hard drive was wiped, but my mind is still intact (mostly). All this to say - I'm back.

Friday, 15 October 2010

Etsy Finds

Sometimes you can find really lovely things on Etsy, like Lilco Letterpress.

Lilco Letterpress is a little letterpress company founded by Lily Smith-Kirkley. Lily is a designer, print maker, and all around creator. Her designs have been featured in publications such as Communication Arts and Print Magazine. A native Texan, Lily lives in the Oak Cliff neighborhood of Dallas with her partner, their two dogs and one cat.

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Airport Signs II

Anticipating dolphins is one of the vital skills sets you will acquire at the Grenoble Graduate School of Business.

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Airport Signs

I love transitional spaces - airports, bus stops, train stations, elevators - where people seem like they're in a different mode, their guards momentarily suspended as they move from one place to another. Instead of snapping bustling people on my way to Florida, I absorbed the signs around the airport (almost equally as interesting). This tourism Ad for India left a bad taste in my mouth - can Greenhouse Effect ever be used in a positive way? I'm not so sure.

Saturday, 9 October 2010

Dead in the water

I'm sitting in an AA lounge eating strawberries upon invitation by a stranger in Chicago waiting for my connecting flight to Arizona (on my way to visit my Pop). So this feels like an appropriate post. Great atypical holiday photos by Tess Thackara and Andrea DiCenzo taken on a recent trip to Turkey. Instead of peace signs and smiles, they give you - dead girls. 

Pinched froCool Hunting

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

The blow-up

Canal+ produced and broadcast Carlos, a three-part series on terrorist Carlos the Jackal. Check out the immersive website and explosive trailer. BETC Euro RSCG's work matches the intensity and drama of the series. Nice one.

Monday, 4 October 2010

Shiny Monday

Wallpaper. It stares at you for most of the day, might as well make it bright and beautiful. Check out Kitsune Noir's Wallpaper Project and substitute Monday manic and panic with some cheer. It's updated weekly for the easily bored.

Sunday, 3 October 2010

A deal or defiance?

Depends where you live. In Denmark, this older gentleman is telling you about a special deal on eyeglasses. In the UK, he's telling you to fuck off.

Saturday, 2 October 2010

Light side of the moon

the moon is dark
a shade of rotten peach
decay chokes
fumes scatter
teeth chatter
whispering like old Russian ladies
watching waves revolt against the sand
from plastic fushia and orange folding chairs
the color of popsicles
sold to parents in Washington Square Park
on a day drenched in sound
guitar strings wrap around
calloused fingers
the moment holds on
the now begs to not be forsaken,
forgotten or released
into an ether that casts shades
on a dark moon