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January 1, 2008

The Pixies: Gigantic

It's hard to believe this was from twenty years ago! A year later Nirvana would have their first minor single, but this sort of sound didn't break through until about 1991.

Unwrapped by Angel Yau

Christmas is over but this animated video by Angel Yau is a wonderful self portrait. The film has some very crude production values but that's very much it's charm, it's one of the few short films that ever made me want to cry.

January 7, 2008

The Williamsburg Bridge Remixed

The Williamsburg Bridge Remixed

The Williamsburg bridge as seen from Broadway (on the Brooklyn side). Doubled exposed via Photoshop. Click on the image to see it at full size...

Photographed December 30th, 2007.

January 9, 2008

Red Tango Stationery

Red Tango Stationery

I came across the cute looking stationery set above while looking April 2008 offerings from Dark Horse:

"As a kid, Red Tango founder Cynthia Petrovic drew animals and made cartoons and flip books. As an adult she progressed from portraiture to animation, and joined the ranks of TV animators at Warner Brothers. After many years of honing her skills, Cynthia decided to create a line of products featuring her wacky, retro artwork. Now we’re delighted to team with her to add a journal and stationery set to her line."

January 14, 2008

How to Decipher Street Art

unplate - street art - williamsburg brooklyn 11211

If you ever see street art with a tag (like unplate shown above) just go to Flickr and do a tag search on the artist's name. I'm always amazed at how much I discover...

Photographed December 30th, 2007.

January 17, 2008

Amy Winehouse mulling Hanukkah album

Amy Winehouse mullingHanukkah album

I think Amy should come to Williamsburg to cut the album:

Amy Winehouse mulling album of 'cool' Hanukkah hits, producer says

"Amy Winehouse could be the next British Jewish songstress to enter the mid-winter holiday spirit, with a collection of Hanukkah tunes. Winehouse's producer, Mark Ronson, told Rolling Stone magazine this week that the two had discussed an album of Hanukkah and Christmas songs.

"She was kind of f**king around, but I was like, 'You have all these amazing records to play for Christmas, like Motown and Carla Thomas and the Charlie Brown Christmas, and unfortunately, us Jews have nothing that cool to listen to. So we should do something," Ronson told the magazine."

January 18, 2008

Barack Supporters to Storm Bedford

Barack Obama

Rachel Lauter from Greenpoint/Williamsburg for Obama just clued me into this event for Sunday:

What: Visibility for Obama!
When: Sunday, January 20th from 2- 5 pm
Where: Meet us at the Bedford L Train Platform (it's supposed to be very cold outside...). Look for conspicuous Obama supporters.

January 21, 2008

The Williamsburgh Savings Bank

The Williamsburgh Savings Bank - Brooklyn 11211

I'm always amazed at how much history there is in "Non-Colonial Williamsburg". Shown above is a double exposed print I made of the Williamsburgh Savings Bank, which is now owned by HSBC. This local landmark was constructed between 1870 until 1875, with additions as late as 1925. For more details on the bank go here...

To see the image at full size, just click on it!

Photographed December 30th, 2007.

January 28, 2008

Design Police

Design Police

What a great idea! Design Police is a website that allows graphic designers to print out labels so they can critique examples of bad design that they see in public.

Found via Waxy.org: Links.

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