Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Louis Vuitton, Muhammad Ali And Mos Def. Hmm...

Yasiin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def) channels his inner Mohammed Ali, delivering Ali's speeches like the champ himself, inside the ring for Louis Vuitton. Why? I have no idea, but it's provocative.  

The Next 'Like Exhibition' Is Around The Corner. Hmm...










Good people, get your walls and your wallets ready. The Like exhibition is back and looking better than ever. This time, it's a one night only affair of sheer limited edition prints awesomeness and if the last one was anything to go by, the art is just going to fly of the flippen walls. I should know. I bought 4 amazeballs pieces last time, much to everyone's chagrin. Muwahahaha.

It's all happening on Saturday the 1st of September at Shine Studios in Braamfontein. Expect brilliant limited edition art from the UK at really affordable prices, framed and all, and of course loads of delicious food and drink from the good peeps at Warm & Glad. It's gonna be quite a night. So mark your calendars. You won't want to miss it. It is only one night after all - Sept 1st 2012, from 18h30 to 22h00 at 115 Smit Street, corner Henri Street, Braamfontein. Gotta say, I'm loving the burgeoning art scene in Jozi these days. What an awesome city to live in. Boom!
 

21 Years Of Blur. Hmm...

Yesterday marked the 21st anniversary of Blur's debut. How amazing/scary is that? 21 years. Man I feel old. I've always been a fan of theirs. A big fan. Oasis can suck a big fat one. That said, it pleases me greatly to tell all you Blur fans out there that the band's marking their last two decades with what looks like the ultimate Blur box set. Let the Blurgasms begin.   

Monday, July 30, 2012

Yay Bee Sea - An Alphabition. Hmm...









This. Is. Pretty. Flippen. Amazeballs. An art exhibition totally devoted to the alphabet - an alphabition if you will. 26 local SA designers/art directors/artists were each given the task of coming up with a rad design for a specific letter. From what I can see so far, it's gonna be quite the alphabet. So pop down to Wolves this Friday from 6pm. There will be 30 A2 prints of each letter available for only R350 each. It'll prob run a week or so. More than enough time to figure out what you want to spell on your wall with these awesome designer letters. If you can't spell, well, they also serve delicious craft beer.

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Let Intel Make A Musical Of Your Life. Hmm...

Go on. Give it a whirl. http://www.intel.com/musical/r/index.htm  

Amazing Olympic Water Projections For Team USA. Hmm...

Nothing like watching a 60ft Olympic sprinter's hologram furiously running on water... only to be ruined by a giant Gillette razor at the end. You know, 'cos as an Olympic sponsor that's what you want to leave people with. A fucking razor. Not an amazing athlete who inspires. A razor... Idiots. 
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Help Cheer On The Underdogs This Olympics. Hmm...

The Olympics are supposed to be about taking part, about competition and every athlete should be celebrated just for getting this far. At least that's what Pierre de Coubertin, Father of the Modern Olympic Games, would have us all believe. The truth is, no one gives a shit if you don't win a medal. It's sad but true. That now. Take a look at The London Underdogs Project - a rather fun way to garner support for those "special" athletes who try hard, dream big and have no hope in hell of winning anything. They have names you don't know, they're from countries you've never heard of and besides their mums, no one is cheering for them. You can make a difference. Find one or two of them on the London Underdogs site, send them one of these nifty banners and make their day. Go on. Every underdog deserves its day. 


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The Saatchi Gallery. 100 Curators. 100 Days. Hmm...

The Saatchi Gallery wants you to discover art. New art. Art from around the world. So they've created the 100 Curators Exhibition. Each day for 100 days, 10 new pieces of art will be revealed online, selected by top curators from the most prestigious museums and galleries around the world. They'll be added to what should become the largest online art exhibition ever. The only issue I have is they're overlooking South Africa in all of this. Which pisses me off. Who do these pommy bastards think they are? It's 'cos of the spear isn't it? Stupid spear.  

Something To Help You Laugh First Thing On A Monday. Hmm...

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Sunday, July 29, 2012

A Porsche In Your Driveway. Hmm...

Oh those sneaky Canadians. Try that shit in SA and see what happens. Haha. Wait. Now I'm sad.  

Gold Lurking In My Inbox. Hmm...

Some good peeps at FoxP2 sent this to me about a month ago and silly me let it get lost amongst a billion other mails. For that, I'm deeply sorry because The DNA Project is a great piece of work. One of hopefully many more to come from the always impressive Foxes.  

Mr Bean's Awesome Olympic Performance. Hmm...

Rowan Atkinson, you scene stealer you. 
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The Brain Punching Eyegasm That Is Cloud Atlas. Hmm...

From the brothers who brought us The Matrix comes an epic film about reincarnation. 6 storylines interweaving through 6 different points in time, spanning over a 1000 years and not a single Keanu Reaves in sight! Thanks for the link, Gordo and of course to the Wachowski brothers for fucking with reality once more.  

The Wonderful World Of Viral Videos. Hmm...

 

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Why It's Good To Sleep On The Job. Hmm...

 

Have Your Cup And Eat It Too. Hmm...

Venezuelan designer Enrique Luis Sardi has created an edible cookie coffee cup for Lavazza that's lined with sugar to keep your coffee in. Not sure about the sugar lining though. Just ruins the coffee if you ask me. But I bet it makes the cookie delicious! TWSS. 



 

FTW Of The Day, Courtesy Of The Peking Acrobatics Company. Hmm...

The Olamepics is blocking videos of its opening ceremony. Here's a vid of almost equal heart-stopping awesomeness. Enjoy. via  

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Friday, July 27, 2012

The Slanguage Of London. Hmm...

 

Using A Blow Up Doll To Steal Away For Some Well-Deserved Lunch. Hmm...

If, for some horribly disgusting reason, your job doesn't allow you a lunch break, you can do two things. You could sue them for breaching your civil right and retire to an island somewhere or you could spend $6.99 and buy yourself a Lunch Decoy.

That said, I'd reccomend anywhere but grossy, boring Applebee's. Though I do take my hat off to them for a ballsy, new ad campaign. Not sure blow up dolls and food go together though. Unless you're into that, of course. In which case you may want to click this link.

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The 3 Rules Of Any Universe. Hmm...


Funnily enough, we made posters of the "GOOD, CHEAP & FAST" idea for our wall in the office a little while back. We use them to remind client service, sometimes on a daily basis, about how the universe actually works. There are always 3 options, but you can only choose 2. So, you want something turned around in no time, but you still expect it to look fucking amazing, no problem, but it's probably gonna cost the client a fuck load to get it there... and so on. You get the idea and sometimes, client service gets it too. Often they just look at you like you have avocado on your face and then, after a moment or two, the penny drops and boom! Until the next brief, of course, when you get to go through it all over again. Yay!

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Nike Urges You To Find Your Greatness. Hmm...


I don't know how you feel, but this def smacks of an "Impossible Is Nothing" spot to me. It just feels like an Adidas ad of from like 5 years ago. Which isn't a bad thing, unless you're Nike. Don't get me wrong. It's beautifully put together. The message is strong and the film is pretty. It's just missing the eyegasmic excitement expected from a traditional Nike ad. Then again, who wants to be traditional anymore?  

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Hmm... Of The Day

I couldn't find one that said "craft beer." But you get the point.


 

The Exquisite Forest - An Idea That Doesn't End. Hmm...

The flippen annoyingly talented geniuses at Google’s Creative Lab have teamed up with London’s Tate and Science Museums to produce This Exquisite Forest. A site where you can create short animations that build off of the work of other user's animations eventually creating a collection of narratives visualised as, well, trees. It's inspired by the Surrealist/original hipster parlour game "Exquisite Corpse" where you add a word to a sentence without knowing what a previous person wrote down. Sounds lame, but it's proper awesome actually. So awesome in fact, that it's on display at The Tate. So if you live in London, head there before the Olympic madness begins on Friday. If, like me, you're thousands of miles away, head to their site instead. 
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