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history of typography.

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I am in love with fonts.  In a different life, i would sit in a studio all day designing fonts.   I am perpetually looking at fonts: on signs, on websites, in films, on cars, on badging, on artwork, in books, in magazines, old, new, ugly, beautiful—they just fascinate me!

Here’s a wicked and creative video flashing the history of typography in  5 minutes, by Ben Barrett-Forest:

src: huh

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Gods are bored.

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I saw The Datsuns live several years ago in Chicago and they absolutely blew my mind.  Easily one of the finest live bands i’ve ever seen…..fierce and full of raw power.   If you have a chance to see The Datsuns play live…GO.

This past week….”Gods Are Bored” has been looping around my headphones.

In session:

here’s a clip of them playing “Gods are Bored” LIVE:

as a bonus, “Sittin Pretty” from the same show LIVE:

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Beady Eye: Flick Of The Finger.

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The NSFW (sorry, that’s a late warning innit?) album cover to the new Beady Eye album:

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It’s no secret i’ve been a massive Oasis fan since I was a kid.  I’ve never cared much to meet heroes or mingle with celebrities…..BUT meeting Liam Gallagher when I was 18 was quite literally a life-changing experience.   He was friendly, real, and most of all— super nice to a kid who was finding his identity.  Fast-forward many years…and Beady Eye have released their first single from their new album “BE” and it is one hell of a single.  The new album comes out in June.

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Pictures of you.

The Cure“Pictures Of You”

Still beautiful after so many years.

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Static Motion.

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by the wonderful Italian band Calista Divine

you can download their EP/Album for free on the link above.  What are you waiting for, again?

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Fovea.

When i sit quietly staring into my own eyelids, i dream of places like this.

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“How long can we respond to our visual perceptions and sound together? Working on the positioning and distance of light, sectioned on multiple reflective surfaces, the installation will be focusing on the idea of dark adaptation and how the contrast with light movements and illumination can heighten our senses. Sound will reflect on the repositioning of light on each reflected panel to create an intensified live performance.”

src: florenceTo via iLikeThisArt

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Matra 670.

Le Mans is coming in June!  Exciting times this year with the return of Alpine.  What better way to celebrate than a tribute to the wonderful Matra 670.   The video at the bottom is really quite wicked.

this beautiful painting is by Yuriy Shevchuk:

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video:

src photos: motorlegend

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“Nights In White Satin”

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my mate Neil (ex-Mainline, ex-Brothers Movement) is now in a band called Sweet Jane, who last year released this cover of the Moody Blues’ “Nights In White Satin”.  Pretty fantastic.

 

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band of the moment: Peace.

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Madchester, early 90s UK indie, and with the sense of sarcasm and irony that is most welcome in these drab musical days—-Peace have released a couple of singles and one EP.  All of them great.   They do have sort of a frankly rubbish name—although i have to say i’m quite shocked there has never been another band named “Peace” before.  I’m sure there have been; however they must have been insignificant.

(warning: the Wraith video below has significant amounts of dirty booty—so you have been warned at work!)

photo via counteract

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self-projection.

This is so wicked. The future of presence.

Experiments into the Kinect for live 3D capture and overlay projection.  Coded by Sarat Babu and Stefan Dzisieswki-Smith.

 

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Avant Heaven.

These are the coolest Avants (Wagons) ever made.  If it were my choice, i’d grab the RS2 and the B8 RS4 for maximum satisfaction.  Best commercial of the year!

Thanks to Skaala for the tip!

 

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Land of Lancia.

 

Thank you to Bradley for showing me this video.  By an organization known as Petrolicious.

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Silica-ESC.

The future of computing and net social interactions? I hope so!  A visually interesting and conceptually weird and wonderful short video made by Vladimir Todorovic

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Space Shuttle Through the streets of Los Angeles.

A wicked surreal scene of the Space Shuttle going through L.A streets!  Lovely time-lapse video by the Los Angeles Times.

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Onement 1.

 

Onement 1, 1948, Barnett Newman

Barnett Newman is easily one of my all-time favourite painters.  Why?  Because his work is brilliant, simple, minimalist, and of great taste in colour spectrum choices.  His paintings are also very very beautiful in person.  The majesty and depth of them does not accurately broadcast in online photos.

Mr. Newman discussing “Onement 1”

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afghanistan.

I am struck by the beauty of this video.  A beautiful country with a deep, rich, and beautiful culture which has been stranded in a state of perpetual, drowning, overwhelming conflict and war for many, many years.  Will it ever end?  For the sake of the young and of the hopeful—I would like to imagine there a solution that doesn’t involve more bombs, tanks, landmines, and guns.

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Breton.

(09/06/2012, Bowery Ballroom, photo by Syed IEDEI)

Breton are the sound of right now.  We saw them last night at the Bowery Ballroom NYC and they were just mint in every way.  They are the sound of the completely new….futuristic…original….and groovetastic.  Been listening to this non-stop for the past week, and will surely listen even more after last night’s show!

This song is from their EP “Sharing Notes”:

The album is called “Other Peoples Problems” on Fatcat Records.  Go and buy it.

More info at Bretonlabs.com

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Influencers

An interesting video.  Occasionally borders on cliche, however covers a topic which I often think about.  The subtlety by which influencers pass on information to their environment and the people around them is fascinating.  This video often deals a bit too much about goods and services, however I feel some of the same principles would apply to philosophical, ideological, and even political ideas.

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principles of geometry.

what kind of state of mind am i in these days?  this video does a good job at capturing the atmosphere!

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Cities at night…from space.

I am a city person—I want the lights, the sounds, the smells, the chaos, the industry, the cars, the madness, the neverending spirit of a big city that never relaxes.  Sure it can sometimes be extremely frustrating to live in a city like New York City—but i wouldn’t have it any other way.  I drive through insane traffic every day…and it’s never easy…but I still enjoy it.  A young gentleman should be firing his engines through the streets of a bustling city.  All of these things become extra-cool at night!

Here’s a pretty lovely video by NASA from a few years ago showing how major cities look at night, from far out in the sky and from space.  Pretty cool stuff.

here’s another great video:

src: NASA

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The Future Is Ours.

by Michael Marantz.  Excellent! 

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