February 27, 2010

Modern Evolution

I've started a new design blog titled Modern Evolution which is dedicated to creativity for a better and more sustainable world. The site is based on the simple concept that design should help solve problems, not perpetuate them. You can follow Modern Evolution on Twitter / Facebook.

September 27, 2009

The Front Fell Off

This is pretty damn funny. I wonder if the Australian senator even believes a word of what he's saying.

And yes, it's real.

Update: No, it's not real.

September 26, 2009

The Flaming Lips on Mt. Tabor

So, The Flaming Lips were in Portland the other day. They were there filming a music video on Mt. Tabor, and it just so happens that Portland's own master designer and huge Lips fan Aaron Draplin was there with his camera. More photos here.

For a taste of the new Flaming Lips album, click here.

September 24, 2009

Monsters of Folk

These handsome gentlemen are the Monsters of Folk. I suggest you stop getting your folk music elsewhere.

Listen and watch.

September 14, 2009

Brad & Angelina 1963 Photos

These photos of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie were shot for W Magazine in 2005, but I just came across them now. Pitt teamed up with photographer Steven Klein and decided to set the photos in 1963, the year he was born. The results are pretty awesome.

Swiss Army Bicycle

Have you ever seen anything cooler than this Swiss military bike? I highly doubt it. And if so, you better show me.

More coolness at La Rueda Tropical.

September 3, 2009

Mike Judge's 'Extract'

Here's the trailer for Mike Judge's new comedy, 'Extract.' The guy continually makes great movies that continually flop in the theaters. Let's all go out and see this one, people. Even Beavis and Butthead think you should.

Ted Kennedy screenprint by Andy Warhol

I just came across this silkscreened portrait by Andy Warhol, created in 1980 for Ted Kennedy’s campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination. I guess having famous contemporary artists do campaign work is not a new thing, eh?

From Art Knowledge News:

Known for his oratorical skills, Kennedy's 1968 eulogy for his brother Robert and his 1980 Democratic National Convention rallying cry for American liberalism were among his best-known speeches. He became known as "The Lion of the Senate" through his long tenure and influence. More than 300 bills that Kennedy and his staff wrote were enacted into law. He was known for working with Republicans and finding compromises among senators with disparate views. Kennedy played a major role in passing many laws, including laws addressing immigration, cancer research, health insurance, apartheid, disability discrimination, AIDS care, civil rights, mental health benefits, children's health insurance, education and volunteering. In the 2000s, he led several unsuccessful immigration reform efforts. At the time of his death, he was continuing to work on universal health care legislation, which is often described as his "life's work".

September 1, 2009

The World's Smallest Bodybuilder

At just 2ft 9in, Indian muscleman Aditya 'Romeo' Dev is the world's smallest bodybuilder. Quite the little dancer too.

August 18, 2009

North Peak & Grizzly Peak Beers

Here's some fine old-timey beer packaging and poster designs by my brother Luke, as part of creative duo Neatly Trimmed Beard. North Peak and Grizzly Peak beers can be found this summer in the Northwoods of Michigan. I haven't tried them yet, but by the looks of things, these beers could probably kick the crap out of Leinie's fruity ass.

August 13, 2009

Herman Miller: This is You

This is a great little HR video for Herman Miller by Fairly Painless Advertising. They definitely do a good job of making Herman Miller sound like a cool place to work. Plus, they make the best chair ever.

August 1, 2009

The Best Music of 2009 (So Far)

NPR's All Songs Considered blog polled listeners to determine the 30 best songs and albums from the first half of 2009. It's a pretty solid list. Possibly better than all of 2008.

Check the list here.