Monday, August 31, 2009
Tim & Jean were obviously made for my ears. And ya, there are some major similarities to Passion Pit. But there is also just enough Cut Copy in there to make me realize that these guy are from down under. I'm interested to see where these guys go.
Friday, August 28, 2009
This custom pinball machine by Mike Budai has been on display at the Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh for the past month. Now they are taking it on the road to show it at other museums around the country. To find out where it's going to be, check out TiltWarning.com.
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Sorry about the lack in posts this week. But I'm busy busy busy planning an art and music showcase here at Tattoo!!
Your friends at Tattoo love a lot of things. And we especially love music, art, and bringing people together. So we're doing it again!! If you missed the last showcase, now's your time to experience what everyone's been talking about and close out your summer with a bang!
Live set by:
Candy Coated Killahz (www.myspace.com/cckillahz)
Jarrod Wilson (www.jarrodwilson.blogspot.com)
Tyler Vipond (tv.minimanga.com)
Daniel Downey (danieldowneyillustration.blogspot.com)
Lola Landekic (www.x-machine.net)
Alex McLeod (www.alxclub.com)
Adrian Forrow (www.adrianforrow.com)
Cheryl Voisine (www.cherylvoisine.com)
GUESTLIST IS INVITE ONLY.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
They say the third time’s a charm, which is what Mountain Dew is hoping for with its forthcoming release of “Green Label Art, Volume III,” a limited edition series of collectible aluminum bottles creatively decorated with custom designs form six of today’s leading artists.
Beginning September 7 and continuing on for eight weeks at select US retailers, thirsty trendsetters can get their hands on the latest series of decorated bottles, which was first introduced two years ago. This third volume of Green Label Art features new artists spanning the worlds of action sports, music, vinyl toys, video games, fashion, fine art, illustration and graffiti. The roaster includes: Pushead, Nathan Cabrera, Jeff McMillan, Stephen Bliss, UPSO and Claw Money – the first female artist to participate in the project.
Thousands of prizes will also be awarded throughout the eight-week promotion, with giveaways from WeSC, Adidas, Zoo York, Burton Snowboards, G-Shock and New Era that are only available through the under-the-cap sweepstakes on on Green Label Art bottles and specially marked 20-oz bottles of Mountain Dew. To learn more about Green Label Art, a multimedia micro-site is available at: www.greenlabelart.com.
via Dub Daily
Thursday, August 20, 2009
A champion of do‐it‐yourself music making, Moldover would never hog all the fun for himself. That’s why he designed his album’s intricately beautiful, circuit board CD artwork to be a first‐of‐its kind light theremin. Moldover fans can not only enjoy his tunes passively, but actually create their own warped‐out swoops and
blorps, just by tapping the CD case.
Watch the video and it makes much more sense:
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Toronto-based soda retailer The Pop Shoppe has redesigned its website. The site seeks to give the brand a whimsical personality through the use of animated characters and settings. It was developed by AmoebaCorp, OneMethod, Tattoo Sound & Music and On the Chase Motion Design. "This is a brand that enjoys no age-limit when it comes to the Canadians that love it and I think that's because it's always been about simple joy, childishness and exercising your playful spirit," said Mikey Richardson, co-creative Director at AmoebaCorp. "So when it came to creating a new site for the brand, we knew we wanted to deliver big on personality and entertainment, and allow Pop Shoppe lovers of all ages to enjoy the flavour of the brand in a new way."
- Via Adnews
View the new Pop Shoppe site here.
Born in the Bronx and raised in Manhattan by Dominican parents, Maluca is that increasingly rare bird--a downtown girl who brings together the classic cool, glamour, grit and passion of New York City in an instant! After meeting Diplo at a karaoke bar, the two starting working together resulting in her debut single "El Tigeraso" (coming via Mad Decent), an infectious track that draws on her Dominican electro Merengue roots. Maluca had her first public perfomance at the SXSW FADER fort and tore the roof off with a short set that showcased her wide range of influences - from artists such as ESG, Savannah Band, Wu-Tang, Gil Scott Heron, Nina Simone to styles like Merengue, Salsa, Cumbia, House, Disco, and Freestyle. Keep your eyes open and platanos peeled for the self proclaimed "1/2 dominican 1/2 Pain in the ass."
(Txt via WikiLatino)
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
This year, Urban Outfitters proudly presents a limited edition of 700 hand-numbered deadstock Polaroid camera kits. This exclusive Urban Outfitters special edition will include one pack of deadstock Polaroid Instant Film and one of the most sought after analog instant cameras: the Polaroid One600 classic, the last Polaroid camera ever produced.
Along with the kits, Urban Outfitters will offer additional deadstock original Polaroid Type 779 Instant Film saved from the last production runs made at the last Polaroid factory in Enschede, Netherlands. The film has been hand-selected, tested, and stored at low temperatures exclusively for Urban Outfitters.
In conjunction with the release of the special edition Polaroid film and camera kits, Gallery space at space 15 Twenty in Los Angeles is hosting a month-long group show of Polaroid photography. The original Polaroid instant photographs on view in Everything is Possible will reflect the unlimited possibilities of working with this unique format.
Via High Snobiety
Monday, August 17, 2009
Mimi Leung is an artist and illustrator who graduated from RCA in 2007. Since then she’s been making illustrations for various people and putting on shows of her personal work. She splits her time between Hong Kong and London, but eventually hopes to settle down somewhere nice, possibly California. She just had her first solo show in London and is working towards a new one in Hong Kong for September 2009.
Via It's Nice That
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Photographer Dean Chamberlain’s image-making process employs dramatic color and movement to create surreal landscapes, portraits, and videos.
Chamberlain uses hours-long exposures and kinetic, richly colored light to capture lush, dreamlike images without computer manipulation. His best known work is an iconic portrait of his longtime friend Timothy Leary, but his portrait of David Bowie and video for Duran Duran’s “Missing” are evidence of his equal presence in the music world.
Albert Hofmann, Inventor of LSD
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
With the pending release of Spike Jonze's "Where The Wild Things Are", I bring you a blog featuring artwork inspired by the book. The blog is called Terrible Yellow Eyes and the collection is growing weekly so be sure to check back and see it grow. Here are a selection of pieces displayed:
Images via Terrible Yellow Eyes