Love The Art Direction.

Cliche idea....but beautiful execution. The wings on the scuba diving boy are beautiful. DETAIL. IS. KEY. Check out other executions here.

Agency: La Facultad, Quito, Ecuador

Art for a Cause: Beautiful Print for Haiti.

"Hemway Industries is proud to announce the launch of this new print by David Choe. All proceeds are being donated to benefit the Haitian Relief Effort.

Personally paying for the cost of the prints, David Choe has requested that all proceeds go to Yele Haiti, a foundation created by Wyclef Jean. This print measures 18"x24" inches and is a Giclee print on archival paper. Limited to 50 editions, the print is hand-signed by David Choe."

VIA theworldbestever

7 Rules to Understand Design & Designers.

I love Rule 7.

Leno vs. Oprah

Leno: “I was ready to do half an hour and he could keep the Tonight Show, it’s fine with me.”
Oprah: “And so no part of you thought, ‘enough already, I’ve done it’?”
Leno: “You know, if you’re a gunfighter, you like to die in the street.”
Oprah: “I don’t know, I’m a gunfighter, I might like to die in the comfort of my home–”
Leno: “No you’re a gunfighter you’re…Oprah, you’re still on! … You’re not going anywhere, I’m not going anywhere.”
Oprah: “I’m saying this as someone who’s made the decision that this show, The Oprah Winfrey show, as it is, I’m done with that. 25 years, done with that.”
Leno: “We’ll see.”
Oprah: “You don’t believe that?”
Leno: “I believe you believe it.”

I woulda said that it was a clash f the media Titans. But if Leno was a Titan...he wouldn't be backhandidly stealing jobs from people. Would he? See a synopsis here.


Just the Best Jordan Knight Video Ever.

Throwback Thursday takes it back to the late 90s. Jordan Knight. Give It to You. This video just popped into my mind today. You are welcome.

My Haikus: Vol1

On Status Meetings.

The sky is Falling.
And some people might be Sad.
But it Would End This.

Homeless Chic.

"Mercado Negro is a Spanish word for Black Market. This 12 week project deals with reclaiming an ordinary, everyday object and transforming it into something with a completely different purpose. I also wanted to create a project that commented on the shortage of parks and recreational functions in Los Angeles.”

And then they stuck a dead Hamster in your Hair.

by Designer Reid Pepper

And they called it an accessory. This definetly out does the Pet Pillow I posted about a few days ago. Oh, and there's more. Taxidermy is so hot right now.

The Dubai Sky.

Sky from Philip Bloom on Vimeo.

Filmed in Dubai over 5 days and nights.
Shot on the Canon 7D, 2x5DmkII and one Panasonic GF1

VIA likecool

The Avatar (not to be confused with Avatar).

Based on the wildly popular and completely engaging Nickelodeon  cartoon 
Awesomeness....I hope the movie does the cartoon justice. That is all. 


The Linkdown: End of the Week Fodder.

1. Ok, so I was mistaken about the name of the IPAD...but this is how I make it up to you" Like a tampon, only more expensive". More real information later. I promise.

2. Only in New York......does a man have sex with a Chicken on a train, and people stay on.

3.In celebration of the final season of Lost. A sexy, sexy celebration.

5. The Vatican calls Avatar a spiritual dud. They obviously didn't see it in IMAX 3-D.

6. Baby Pygmy Hippo Eats! Cute or a little Creepy...I'm not sure.

7. Venus Williams, down under.

9. FOX subliminally calls Obama a South American dictator. While others simply drop Anti-Obama pamphlets from tall NY building: It's raining Hate.

If Conan Says it...It must be True.

Friday funny

this is f-n funnnyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!

Hump Day: Uptown Baby.

Deja Vu (Uptown Baby). Lord Tariq & Peter Gunz. Uptown baby!

there still might be a future

going off of the post below, My boss just sent me this video.
So cool! If publishing has a future and if tablets have one too then this is definitely a plus for my industry.

The ISLATE (or ipad).

So...we are all aware that apple may or may not be dropping a new product on us. The islate (or IPad). No one knows exactly what it does because Steve Jobs likes his secrets. But if it does indeed exist, it seems to be yet another device that does everything for everyone-with a touch screen of coarse. And it evolved from this guy. It's yet another Apple product that makes you look at your current apple products and say, "I wish someone told me this before I purchased the_fill in the blank__."  

Anyway, the spots above may or may not be real (shhhh, they are leaked), but I do kinda like the fingers one. But I may be partial...as I have been casting, selecting and arranging hands for the past 2 weeks. Have you guys ever seen a hand models book? It's like a frame by frame of a rock-paper-scissors game.

But I digress...I did a primary google search. This is what I found out about the ISLATE  (or IPad). Consider yourself informed.

The Collaboration We Have All Been Waiting For...

...PETA and....well, PETA and the NYC Department of Health. Allegedly this was some type of "design competition" that PETA was trying to enter. The overall outcome; we are encouraged to go Vegan to get (and maintain) our boners.  And then we have got to wrap those boners up. But...still have sex. So all in all this is a pro-Vegan-safe sex ad. What an obvious collaboration. I can;t believe I didn't think of it first. And the imagery? The imagery is so fresh and eye catching. Cause no one has out a condom on a phallic vegetable before. Oh and one more thing....an extra 5 minutes and that body copy could've been ragged in a way that would make me want to read it. 


I Want It: The Six Pack

The SixPack by OOOMS design

Much like Christian over at idea Drunk....I want one (or 3) real bad. 
Cause I'm a classed alcoholic. And don;t you forget it.

Stupid Stamp: Logo Development

Client: "So, we love this new logo you made for us."

Agency: "Great, that is our job. To make work that represents you and your company."

Client: "And you did just that. I (we) have one more question...."

Agency:  "Just as a side note, we have started rebranding all of your company  material. Letter Head. Company spin offs. Website. So...what's on your mind?"

Client: "Can you make our logo look more like yours?"

Agency: "We Sure Can."

I just witnessed this go down today. And besides being the one to develop the logo in the first place....let me tell you why there is a list called Smart Things to Do, and why this move is not on it.
A) Your telling your creative (aka Your bread and Butter) that innovative and new ideas are not only unappreciated, but in all likely hood...will never see the light of day

B)You are telling your client that you don't have the balls to back your own work and that in the long run you will do whatever they say

C)You are also letting the client know-informally- that your logo and branding is not unique nor is it special enough to fight for it's autonomy within any known marketplace

D) The last and probably the most important...you are telling the world that you can only produce one type of design solution
The Stupid Stamp doesn't even begin to cover how wrong this situation is. It's the very definition of anti-successful business running. I'm pissed. This is NOT how you keep employees.

Megan Fox for Armani.

Megan Fox recently did a "ad campaign" for Armani. I put a quote around "Ad Campaign" because it's really in all actuality......soft porn. And it's the best soft porn I have seen all decade. Concept? Art? Copy? Idea? Fashion? Tactics? Target Audience? 

I'll take whatever she is selling (x10).

On Attitudes.

"The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter thier life by altering thier attitudes."
-William James

Be Wise Male Fashionistas.

A few pics from Milan Fashion Week D&G Menswear A/W 2010 Collection. And then a recommendation.

The boots are absolutely horrendous and the pillow pants...
Just in case you were confused....that's a onesie he is wearing. A grown up men's onesie is on the runway. Fact.
Formal Skiing wear.
And we all know where this look is from. He too can't stand the rain.

Now, this has been like the 10th time I've talked about Men's Fashion and taking responsibility for what you wear. So you are probably tired of seeing posts like this. But I can't help myself. But i can help you. Perhaps you'll recall my pearls of wisdom:

Well, this post serves simply as yet another FPSA (Fashion Public Service Announcement). The fashions above are not suitable for everyday life. Do you think the models want to wear that nonsense. They are getting paid for it and they still don't look like they are having a good time. Just a reminder. I mean, in the long run...you will do you and it is what it is, but....don't get bamboozled in the name of fashion-cause I will make fun of you. And I promise that I'm not alone. 

And as an fyi...I am not sipping on the haterade here....the mickey mouse shirt that seems to be the constant of the collection is a must have. A must have.

Been in Love. Eric Roberson.

New artist (to me) alert. This track is smooth as hell. I'll be on the watch out for this dude. He sound like Dwele. Soul R&B brotha. Check out his album. Smoke Signals is also a nother hot joint. 

The All-American Basketball Alliance (short for KKK).

"....only players that are natural-born United State citizens with both parents of Caucasian race are eligible to play in the league."

-The AABA league commissioner, Don "Moose" Lewis

You know...a league where a white man doesn't have to "worry about a player flipping you off or attacking you in the stands or grabbing their crotch." Only in the south.

Puppy Cam 2.

Free TV : Ustream

They are back. Puppy Shima Ibus. They are not the old ones.....but they are still cute as hell and the same rules apply. 24 hour live access stream. I have been watching them for 10 minutes....and I already feel better about my life.



This explains alot.

Color in Wallpaper.

You better color in the lines.....

Cool Mercedes Spot.

All the testoterone in my just went "Oh sh***t that was mad cool." It's funny how car related stuff will do that to a guy.

Probably the Best Way to Hide Your Laptop.

In a freak'n book. The Bookbook. I don't know about you lot, but hardcovers that look that used automatically bring me to negative place in my life. One that involves libraries and research. And I'm far to old for that (not to mention that my brain is fried).

The only drawback here, is that it looks like it's only made for a mac book air. And mac book air are about as useful as a piece of loose leaf. Which...maybe appropriate in this case.

The Linkdown: After the Sunday that You realize you could give Two Sh*ts about the upcoming Superbowl.

1. I felt for Conan on his final good bye.....(see what I did there).

2. The 20 Best Logos of 2009. Really nice stuff actually.

3. Gary Coleman got arrested in Utah this weekend. "Whatchu talking about Utah?"

4. To Feel? Or not to feel? That is the subway question.

5. Kanye West's girlfriend is the pentacle of class. Very fashion forward...for a stripper.

6.  Serena Williams gets a little snarky at the Australian Open (probably a better tactic than threatening to kill people on the court...so...). 

7. You know it's going to happen, so we might as well name it: 8 Titles for the Upcoming Avatar Porno.

9. Colorful Summer kicks. Just remember...it's not summer just yet. Ge into it. 

Just Eat It.

A flow chart to whether you should eat something that hit the floor. In my opinion....it simply depends on how much you want to eat it.


Purple & Gold Rain

Prince wrote a fight song for the vikings.

Really Prince!?


It's better than WOW right? Have a good weekend. 

Everything You Need to know about John Mayer.

What he wants in a life partner: 
“The Joshua Tree of vaginas.”

What he wants right now:
 “All I want to do now is fuck the girls I’ve already fucked, because I can’t fathom explaining myself to somebody who can’t believe I’d be interested in them.”

On his sexuality:
 “I’ve never slept with a man. But I get it. I’ve seen pictures of men on the Internet that are sexier than pictures of most women.”

On his constant rejection by women: 
“Blowing me off is the new sucking me off!”

On his strange relationship with the paparazzi:
 “I have not had a woman appear in my dreams sexually without a paparazzi in the dream, too. I can’t even have a wet dream without having to explain to someone who’s grinding on me, ‘We can’t do this right now, because there’s a guy over there taking pictures.’”

Advice for Tiger Woods: 
“If Tiger Woods only knew when to jack off. It has a true market value, like gold bullion. I have masturbated myself out of serious problems in my life.”

John Mayer in a recent Rolling Stones interview. Ha ha. This guy is funny. Probably real douchy....but funny (or high). 

Curvy Furniture.

The Little Black Dresser by Judson Beaumont.

In Memoriam: Teddy Pendergrass

Your old school baby making music will live on. Thanks to you...I was concieved (that's what my momma said). And for that I thank you. RIP.

Bathroom Graffiti confronts AIDes (AIDS).

Pretty clever. A little NSFW....but this brings me to a larger issue at had: What is going through the minds of the people who draw penises (peni) on things? I went to a all boys school....and certain people (I'm going to be PC about this) just had an affliction with penises all over the place. And then they would laugh and laugh. I mean....if you are going to draw private parts in 3rd period on you marble notebook (or your friends)....why not draw a vagina?

I'm just saying. 

The Dynasty.

"This show is like a dynasty...you do it and then you hand it off...."

- Jay Leno (6 years ago)

And now you can add lier to his repertoire.

In the Absence of Lima.

I guess Miranda Kerr can be a Victoria Secretes fill in. I mean, I may have once said on this blog that Miranda reminds me of a 12 year old boy, but after this pics...not so much. Hiedi (though still hot) has had way to many Seal babies. And my poor Lima is on pregnant leave. So....Miranda Kerr....heeeeerrreee weee gooo!

Good Friday, my dear sir!

And then you see this in a your local mall....

...and you call it a day. Am I right?

Cute Puppy Alert.


When the Living Dead roll around in Red Dust.

Wrangler is still holding onto their "We Are Animals" campaign. But unlike their old Zombie attack campaign, they have unleashed a new frenzy of "Visceral" imagery of scantily clad models rolling around in red cocaine clouds. In all seriousness, the imagery is beautiful. BUT, just like a year ago......I have a problem with the message. Denim for animals doesn't ring true in the slightest. But the imagery is much better than what they use to be about

Agency: Fred & Farid (France)


Lamb Chops Play Along.

Throwback Thursday brings you a serious look into the past: Lamb Chops Play Along. Remember when the world was simple? When catchy kid songs ruled the air waves? Or when (through denial) you couldn't connect the fact that a tiny singing lamb was nothing more than a woman's hand in a sock? Oh yes. I remember. I learned many a thing from this show. But also remember being deathly afraid of the giant dancing Lamb Chop.

Well of course, if we are talking about Lamb Chops Play Along....the next logical step is....

I once sang "The Song that doesn't End" song for 4 hours straight as a kid. My mom wanted to kill me. I thought I was the cat's pajamas.(<----what ever that means).

The Jack-Pack.

Why not attach two esseantial to each other? 
I just hope you can remove them from each other. 

This is Me....posting this.

How fun! I'm pretty sure that this game alone can cure racism.
Thank you Throwback Thursday!


Covering Jan 2010, 3.

In short...no we can't.
Eh. Overrated.
Haha, why's it gotta be called "The Size Issue: Big Love and Little Lady." That's f*cked up.
This was a bad idea.
Cool cover alert.
Weird as shit. Per usual.
Love this girl.