Friday, April 29, 2011

Remember, They Never Got You

I'm not saying that this is a rip-off, but I just wanted to give some food for thought regarding these two songs--"Remember" by John Lennon and "They Never Got You" by Spoon. I love both of these songs and the albums they appear on are major favorites of mine. You could always hear a little Beatles influence in a lot of Spoon songs, but it's most apparent here. The chorus and tempo aren't alike, but in the verses, chord progression and style of singing you can really hear it. Who knows if the similarities are intentional, but I like thinking about things like this. Have a listen:

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Found Fridays: Those Things Called Books

Every time I'm back at my parents house I always find more things to bring back to Brooklyn to clutter up my own apartment. Clothes, records, knick knacks, mugs, mittens--anything. This time was no different as I found a few books that caught my eye in the basement. My mom has been a copywriter for years, and now that I'm taking that same route it was cool to see what writing books she used to use while at work.

This one is designed by Rupert Finegold. I couldn't find much info on him, but there's some stuff about him scattered around the internet.

Proofreading symbols!

More proofreading symbols!

This next one I picked up while visiting Mike down in Philly. We were at a vintage furniture shop/warehouse and one of the workers overheard me saying I liked it. It was covered in dust and you could tell he really didn't want it in his shop anymore because he gave it to me for free in two seconds. It looks like it's pocket sized but this thing is thick and heavy as heck.

I always like taking the book jackets off to see if there's a cool hidden design that's beneath it. Most of the time it's not the case but I got lucky with this one.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Some Recents

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Memorable Mags

I was recently looking through covers and ads by The Economist and came across this cover from September 2008:

Looking back, I realize how awesome of a cover this is and I wish I picked it up when it came out. Not only for aesthetic purposes, but it's great commentary for what was going on at the time. Plus, it would be nice to remember a significant event or a moment in time with something like a magazine. You know, something you can pull from your shelf 10 years from now and look back on. I said to myself that whenever an innovative cover would be on the newsstand, I wouldn’t hesitate to buy it. So about a week later, this amazing issue of the New Yorker comes out:
Low and behold, I waited a few days and before I knew it, it was taken off the shelves. Now I’m stuck looking for back issues online. (Damn you procrastination, you’ve got the best of me again.) Luckily, it’s a recent issue, so I won’t be spending much to have it, but it’s covers like this that reminds me how much of an impact print and good design can and will continue to have on people.

I'm considering making this a regular thing on the blog. Anyone else have memorable magazine covers? I know plenty of skate ones that I'm even considering scanning.

"Crowd Sourcing"

Crowd Sourcing from CPB Canada on Vimeo.

Funny video by CP+B to promote the Bessie Awards. Good stuff.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

It's Nice That/From The Desk Of...

I've always been a huge nerd about other peoples work spaces, and just my luck I came across both of these today.

UK magazine It's Nice That has a nice section on their site call Bookshelf. Which is pictures and words about, well, artists bookshelves. This one makes me want a rod hockey table again like I was 8.
View here.

From The Desk Of... is a little more expansive. Longer interviews and what have you. It dates back to a year now so there's plenty to look at.
View here.

Now excuse me while I go clean my room.

Dieter Rams: Less and More

Dieter Rams: Less and More Interview from Gestalten on Vimeo.

A great short on Dieter Rams.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

This Friday

Flyer says it all. I’ll be showing some photos and will be selling a zine titled “Poor Traits Of My Friends”, featuring drawings from our van trip last summer. Come out, drink stuff, buy stuff.

Friday, April 8, 2011

How To Steal Like An Artist by Austin Kleon

I was going to try and highlight one thing about this article in order to pique your interest and get you to read it, but really, the whole thing is damn good. It's the sort of thing that you should read weekly for inspiration.
Read it here.

Via Post Family