What happens when legendary and groundbreaking hip-hop artist/producer Aesop Rock teams up with grammy winning, critically acclaimed singer songwriter Kimya Dawson? This:
Lyrics that are genius, beautiful, heart wrenching and smart. Melodies and beats that are dynamic and vibrant. The blending of genres, styles, and talents. This is music at its best. Self expression, coping, therapy, exploration, fear, adversity, and other fairly weighty subject matter. But it’s handled with a beautiful craft and a touch of humor that keeps it beautifully approachable.
The Current now has the entire album, Hokey Fright, available to stream now pre-release! The album releases on May 7th from Rhymesayers Entertainment.
Color drives the world. And to celebrate color (and their 50 year anniversary), Pantone has put together a look at the history of color in fashion and design.
Simplistic and colorful with the expected Pantone color swatches and brand logos, but it’s an interesting visual depiction of the last fifty years of color. Cool stuff.
I’m a fan of food. Not just eating it, but making it, crafting it, and yes, even photographing it. Which is why I find this so awesome:
Swedish art director Peter Johansson teamed up with Swedish food lab Atelier Food to create this amazing foodscape that comes shockingly close to resembling a city.
From Johansson’s website:
The Atelier Food still life is built on a grid. The still life
represents the work of Atelier Food and the connection between food and
society. It links the playfulness and creativity within the project with
the ambitious goals and long-term challenges. In the spirit of the
whole Atelier Food project it is also a creative co-operation between a
chef, one Art Director and one Photographer.
Photography by Henrik Petersson. More photos at Johansson’s website. Now I’m hungry.
[via Its Nice That]
Just this week, scientists announced they found more planets further away that are supposedly earth-like. Which is cool and all. But the Visualization of Kepler’s Tally of Planets that the New York Times published is absolutely brilliant.
Yeah, I’m a sucker for good data visualization, but the sheer magnitude of what this is displaying, and the clean and simplistic execution makes my spine tingle. I do wish the star temperature visualization was a touch more lucid, but I can’t really complain. I Love it.
As many of you know, I’m a fan of Threadless
. And I’m even a bigger fan of the benefit shirts that they turn out, teaming up with local or pertinent artists to create shirts that they then donate all of the proceeds from. I was a huge fan of the Gulf Coast spill relief fund shirt
when it came out, and this new shirt for Boston is no different.
Threadless designers (and Boston natives) Thomas G. Sullivan and Ross Zeitz teamed up to create this clean design. A few more details from Threadless:
The unicorn is the official symbol of the Boston Athletic Association
and appears on the Boston Marathon medals. 100% of sales benefit The One Fund Boston, Inc. to help the people most affected by the tragic events that occurred in Boston on April 15, 2013.
So today, three different people asked me if I was still keeping up with my blog.
the answer was obvious. But why? I’m not certain. so here it goes again. Hopefully back to the fervent regularity that it once had. we shall see.
So for the moment, a source of inspiration:
Little Big Ideas.
A source of inspiration, looking at the details that make up the way users interact with programs. Direct impact to photography, art, and other things that intrigue me? Not on the surface. but deep down, some of this stuff changes the way we think in the subtlest ways. Worth browsing through with an open mind.