Wednesday, June 30, 2010
I'm really loving this idea:
BP is not feeling the pain they are causing in the Gulf. BP is spending millions on PR. In order to put a bit of public pressure on them, we plan to buy 100 vuvuzelas and hire 100 vuvuzela players off Craigslist to play in front of BP's International Headquarters in London for an entire work day. Ideally, the players will keep coming back every day until they fix the gusher.
The RZA is the genius behind all of those classic Wu-Tang Clan albums and now he is the mastermind behind the Kung Fu film Wu-Tang VS The Golden Phoenix. The trailer lets it be known that this film is for real Kung Fu movie fans and in fact it looks like a classic Shaw Brothers production. This one will get me to the cinema for sure
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Monday, June 28, 2010
Back before corporations took over everything America had a certain regional charm to it. In those days instead of corporate name recognition you might pick which motel/hotel to stay at based on a kick ass neon sign. Though many of these motels have been torn down and replaced by Motel 6 or Ramada we still have this Flickr page to admire.
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Here is what Soto had to say about this particular Star Wars character:
Star Wars was a pretty big deal for me as a kid. I was only 2 when the movie came out, and I can’t even remember if I saw it or not in the theater. The characters and story were known to many of us mainly from the toys! The toys! Oh they were wonderful, and we played with them for hours (and wore out the BEST and Sears catalogue)! One of my favorite action figures was the Power Droid, and I didn’t really know much about the little guy, but for some reason he (I pictured it being male for some reason) captivated my imagination. I realized at some time that he’s barely even in the movie, which added to his mystique. Over the years he functioned as the worn out, floppy-legged power supply for numerous Transformers, GI Joe’s and Construx. He is small and cute, and found a place in my childhood heart. I still have the little guy. This piece is an ode to the Power Droid!
Jane Birkin is an English actress, model and singer who came out of the Swinging London scene of the 60's. She appeared as one of the models in the Mod film Blowup. She is probably best know for her work with Serge Gainsbourg like her appearance on his classic album Histoire de Melody Nelson in which she sang and also appeared on the cover.
Friday, June 25, 2010
Return of the Ewok is a 24-minute mockumentary starring Warwick Davis, the actor who played the Ewok, Wicket W. Warrick in Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi and the Ewok spin-off films. Davis and David Tomblin, Return of the Jedi’s first assistant director, created it, with Tomblin directing. Lucasfilm planned to use the movie as a promotional film for Return of the Jedi, but post-production on the film was never completed.
The film is set in both the “real world” and the fictional locations of the Star Wars universe. Real world locations include an airport, Elstree Studios and the actors’ dressing rooms, while the fictional locations include Dagobah, the Death Star II, Jabba’s Palace, and Endor. Throughout the film, these two realities are intermixed to produce an alternate reality.
The central square of Santa Marta in the heart of Rio de Janeiro was changed from run down and fading into a colorful piece of community art. The group Favela Painting hope to raise enough money to paint all of the hillside homes. What an amazing sight that would be.
Thursday, June 24, 2010
It's kind of nice to know that as much time as I spend looking at art online or in magazines I can still come across a great artist I have never heard of before. Thus was the case when I discovered Greg Gossel's art while looking through the latest issue of Juxtapoz. I really dig Gossel's mixed media pieces featuring pop culture icons like M.I.A., Jay-Z, Princes Diana and JFK.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Today the Library of Congress added 24 new recordings to it's Nation Recoding Registry including some personal favorites like Patti Smith's "Horses" , Willie Nelson's "Redheaded Stranger" and R.E.M.'s "Radio Free Europe".
It turns out the D*FACE is one of Real co owner Tommy Guerrero's favorite artist. So it makes sense that they would collaborate on these awesome pro model decks. Bonus: D*FACE turned one of the graphics into a skateboard ramp somewhere in London.