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7 Aug

Conrad Roset. Women. Bright Colors. Enough Said.

In an astonishing marriage of surrealism, realism, abstract, and oil paint, Victor Rodriguez is BLOWING MY MIND.
Fantastic double entendre logos. Beautiful design PLUS practicality.

“Solo! Hay lapa no ya, Solo!” Adidas put out a Star Wars collection, my favorite shoe is the one modeled after my man JABBA.
We’re Hunting YETIS! Nonnative’s “different”camapign video for their A/W collection.
Take a ride on a Bus reminiscent of Ms. Frazzle’s in the Pull & Bear A/W Campaign Video.
Ever wanted to watch every lightsaber ignition in the Sar Wars movies in chronological order?!? I THOUGHT SO!
In other Star Wars related news, Rocky Balboa auditioned to be Han Solo!
So the “Housewives of DC” finally premiered. In other news here’s a link to paint drying, it’s more interesting.
Pandas can escape a jail cell, can you? (No)


This Week In Links: Part 1

31 Jul

It has been an amazing week in the world of art, for everything from graffiti to photography. In fact, there’s been so much going on, that we can’t flood you with it all at once. First up, what’s new in graffiti, design, photography, and more…

Russian local legend Sy demonstates his unique 8-Bit Graffiti.
LRG commisions Chicagoan artist Pose for a mural in their offices. 
Banksy leaves his mark on Detroit.

3D graffiti from Graffiti Technica may be a sign of what’s to come.

Parisian designer Henri Labourdette gives the classic 1939 Rolls-Royce Phantom III “Vutotal” Cabriolet a majestic makeover.
Scottish brewery BrewDog is selling beer packaged in dead animals.
BYU students build the ultimate chick-magnet: a motorized couch
That’s not a photograph; that’s Roberto Bernardi blowing your mind.
Ansel Adams’ photos found at a garage sale turn out to be worth $200 million.
Photographer Samer Farha recorded his travels around the world.


When Classics Collide

20 Jul

One of the most dangerous things for an artist to do is to put their hands on a classic. Many times people have tried to remake, update, alter, or improve something considered to be a “classic”, often with the same result: utter failure.

However, every once in a while, someone gets it right. With the right amount of respect for the original work combined with a splash of fresh creativity, the new version can become a classic itself. But this feat is hard to come by, making it even more impressive every time it happens.

Check out these successful remixes:

Dom Pérignon & Andy Warhol
This project by the makers Dom Pérignon was a risky move on both ends. For the first time in their nearly hundred year history, Dom Pérignon will be changing their signature bottle label. Paying tribute to the iconic pop artist Andy Warhol, this limited series is designed after his distinctive style and coloring. If you want one of these beautiful bottles, just make your way to one of the four exclusive outlets carrying them in Spain!
James Hance
A talented painter with a love for everything from Star Wars to the Muppets, James Hance has been creating some outstanding art. Mixing imagery from all over the history of pop culture, Hance displays a great ability to entertain, evoke emotion, and convey feelings… all through paint on a canvas. Take a look at some more of his work here and here.
Nixon Highball

Although watchmaker Nixon may not yet qualify as a “classic” brand, they are certainly headed in the right direction. Their high quality and smooth design have made them a favorite brand among extreme sport athletes, most notably Tony Hawk. The Highball is their take on the classic pocket-watch, incorporating modern design while keeping the old school feel. If you have a couple hundred bucks and don’t know what to do with it, this wouldn’t be a bad way to spend it. Check it out on their website.