Update on my whereabouts, what's coming up, life's interesting moments, and much more, COMING SOON!
More illustrated truths coming.
Date: ca. 1942
Date: ca. 1925
These are in no particular order, links go to trailers. Enjoy!
If A Tree Falls
No Impact Man
The Weather Underground
All In This Tea
Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead
The Future By Design
Milton Glaser: Inform & Delight
Art & Copy
Walmart: The High Price of Low Cost
Super High Me
Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child
Visual Acoustics: The Modernism of Julius Shulman
Blood Into Wine
Exit Through the Giftshop
Herb & Dorothy
How Weed Won The West
Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work
I'm pretty sure there are way more than this, but this is all I could remember.
I came across these amazing drawings today on a blog, Oddity Central. And yes, I said drawings. Artist Paul Cadden uses graphite and white chalk to make some of the most realistic looking drawings I've ever seen. I'm just completely blown away by these! This is the kind of art that makes me feel like less of an artist, and not in a bad way, just in a humbling way. I could never produce anything close to this, and I find it absolutely amazing!
The detail on the water and his wet hair is absolutely insane.
This guy's facial hair and wrinkles just are amazing.
The attention to detail on the overall pictures is just incredible. Look at his jacket and the in focus and out of focus parts. Genius!
I know, sounds pretentious and like a load of shit, but truthfully no matter how ridiculous someone gets with their art there's always a search for something. It might be slightly cloaked in pretentious b.s., but the sheer fact that someone is cloaking it is part of a their search. I guess what I'm saying is although I don't like all art, I do understand it means something to someone or they wouldn't have created it. Creativity is so much more than just painting a painting or snapping a photo. It's thought out on some level, or is at least an outlet for whatever that particular person is trying to portray.
With that being said I'm exploring death. Not in a morbid ridiculous type of way, but in a "This is life. Life = death. It's all around us, and the world is still going 'round. Let's raise a pint, and solute those we've lost!" sort of way.
Ok, maybe I'm weird, but we're all weird. Enjoy!
"Junkculture was launched in 2009 as a blog intent on bringing readers an eclectic mix of visual culture and curious artifacts from around the web."Another cool thing I found while poking around Junkculture was some of my friend Kyle Hilton's Paper Dolls. Kyle started making these amazing paper dolls recently, and they are taking the internet by storm! I'm so excited for Kyle! Make sure you check out his website, it's awesome.
If you've never heard of Design Milk, then you should definitely get yourself acquainted, pronto! I love Design Milk, and I follow them on Twitter and Facebook. They post interesting articles on all things design which I love! I'm going to share some of my favorite posts by Design Milk so you can check out some awesome stuff, and then poke around for yourself.
Here's my portfolio so far. Give it a look, give some feedback, and good night!!
Advice girls, hold back the tears and laugh in their face, ask for an itemized list, then take it to several other places and see what they say. Never tell them what you "think" is wrong b/c undoubtedly it will be "wrong" and they'll say several other things are wrong and then try and charge you $2200.
I take my baby car down to see him tomorrow and hopefully she'll come out all fixed and feeling fine. I love my car, she's been good to me, but $2200 was not going to happen. Hell, for that I could put a hefty down payment on a new car... oh and not pay my bills for two months. Yeah...
Anyway, things look like they are going to be ok.
So this post isn't a total waste of anyone's time, please check out Marian Bantjes. She's an artist and I read about her in an out-of-print publication called The Drama. Her stuff is pretty ornate, which generally isn't my style, but I highly respect her for going out there, quitting her design job, and taking hold of her life (while being successful doing so).
I do really like the typeface she created, especially on this book:
It's really interesting and I think it could apply to a lot of different people, but definitely anyone who is in an art profession. Honestly, I think we all could benefit from some art in our lives. Most people seem to believe they don't have it in them, but we all do, even if it's just an appreciation. Art is the most freeing expression we have and it's all around us and most don't even realize this.
Think about every man made item you can possibly think of. I'll start you off: Computer, Car, T-shirt, Button, Dog Collar... the list is pretty much endless. Now think about this, all of that was created from someone. Someone saw a problem, whatever it may be, some little synapses' fired off and bam, an idea, a creation. That, my friend, is art.
So, next time you don't believe art is everywhere, next time you question the power of art, just think: Art is how we express ourselves. There is no other way that one can change the minds of individuals, than with art. Writing, music, print, paintings, posters, advertisements, photos, typography, illustrations, websites, blogs, ALL ART.
ART RULES. Enjoy it! :)