Sunday, 31 August 2008

I spent 00.36.00 of my life staring at this last night!



I spent 00.36.00 of my life staring at this last night! Its just a screensaver but using heavy Helvetica numbers dropping into water to form a clock, just about the most entertaining thing ever!
Its a bit of a beast of a file but worth it for procrastintation: http://scr.sc/products/dropclock/

BANKSY USAINIT

Here are some of the shots of banksys new work as he ponders around the south of america:








Tuesday, 26 August 2008

It began in africaaaaaaaaaaaa

Billed as South Africa's answer to Baile Funk, Kwaito meshes the syncopated sound of House music with local rhythms, this time with an African tribal slant. You'll probably soon be hearing him all over the adverts so much so that Warp Records are jumping headfirst on to the Kwaito bandwagon by releasing a record by J Burg's DJ Mujava.

mouthing metallica

So i saw metallica 2003 reading and they were pretty tame compared to this one which sux for me but i did get to watch them in the luxurary of my arm chair this time around
which was nice
but one thing i did noitice is how many of the little bastards were trying to sing along to most of the songs without knowing the bloody lyrics!

Tuesday, 19 August 2008

blue nude


Same guy who did the cut chemist video, but this one is definatley more suited to the music.
Kyle Ruddick and Cari Ann Shim Sham's video for ambient Ohio band, Low in the Sky's "Are You for Real" is a much better music video then his more recents ventures(cut chemist). The use of colour(or non-use), minimal dance, and effects work much better with the Low in the Sky's music.

Monday, 18 August 2008

'DO YOU WANT FRIES WITH THAT?'

YEAH YOU DO!
'Do you want fries with that?' is a creative pot of illustrators and graphic designers selling their souls for the price of a burger with a side order of live DJs and of course a bar to wash it all down with!
This is Middle Boop's first venture into the real world so we would really appreciate your support and plus its in scene country
BRICK LANE MASSIVE!
plus it comletley FREE!
www.93feeteast.co.uk
www.myspace.com/laserfingers
www.dontpaniconline.com
www.ycnonline.com
FACEBOOK:
http://www.facebook.com/p.php?i=511054386&k=Y4EUXZU6V33MZBFGUG6YU
MYSPAZZ:
www.myspace.com/middleboop

Control


This film is a benchmark in British cinema. Its one of the only indie films I have been able to talk about with people who don't know or care about cinema or Joy Division. When I found out it was shot in black and white I thought "here's another cliche wannabe film to add to the genre." but it really sets the scene of a gloomy working class town in the 70's. Shot by Anton Corbijn, the man behind a few of thier original videos as well as a huge variety of films, music videos, album designs and even logos. The man is creatively a legend and this film adds to his already astounding resume.

It Never ENDS!

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http://aintlifegrand.co.uk/panic.html

Saturday, 16 August 2008

360 turn-tablest!

Apparently this is the first music video to use this new 360 degree panoramic lens. Not the greatest video ever I'm afraid and not the greatest song either, you know Cut Chemist is usually capable of better! But this technology is gonna get massive, think the new apple advert with loads of dancers or daft punk reworking 'around the world' with this!
Dir. Kyle Ruddick

Friday, 15 August 2008

Fun with balloons

Might start doing this to speed cameras!

Check this guy out, he's a lot of fun:
http://www.williamlamson.com

Shoreditch Vampires

I say Ooh La La say soom
I say Ooh La La say soom
I say Ooh La La say soom
Did you ever here that track? You know the one by the Wiseguys a nineties classic! Well one of the mateys from them and another from the band Simian have got together in Shoreditch to take over this combination of electo-indie, and its
Pretty
Pretty
Good



Black Ghosts have produced a mixtape giving a insight into their own tracks Рwhere lead vocals; Simon Lord (Justice vocals fame) sounds a good part indie Рand their remixing skills Рwhere DJ Touch̩ (Wiseguys fame) sounds a good part electro scene.
Highlights include ‘Something New’ a emotionally effecting 90s synth track and their re-work of The Gossip’s ‘Listen Up’. But also some good GOOD club beats from the likes of Boy 8-Bit’s ‘Fog Bank’ and ‘Proper Villain’s ‘Trick Baby’ that would even find a suitable home on the Camberley high street circuit! BRAP!
All and all it’s a good inslight into the cross comtamination between indie and club music that has been taking over but with some fun added in for good measure, not to mention their stella artworks:





http://www.myspace.com/blackghosts

Flying Shite!

This is brilliant!

From AFP:

"GENEVA (AFP) — A giant inflatable dog turd by American artist Paul McCarthy blew away from an exhibition in the garden of a Swiss museum, bringing down a power line and breaking a greenhouse window before it landed again, the museum said Monday.

The art work, titled "Complex Shit", is the size of a house. The wind carried it 200 metres (yards) from the Paul Klee Centre in Berne before it fell back to Earth in the grounds of a children's home, said museum director Juri Steiner.

The inflatable turd broke the window at the children's home when it blew away on the night of July 31, Steiner said. The art work has a safety system which normally makes it deflate when there is a storm, but this did not work when it blew away.

Steiner said McCarthy had not yet been contacted and the museum was not sure if the piece would be put back on display."


Monday, 11 August 2008

Wolf Parade




Canadian alternative/ Indie is really starting to take off, with the likes of still up and coming bands Broken Social Scene, Do Make Say Think, Stars and Crystal Castles to bands that are now headlining festivals over here like the mighty Arcade Fire. Wolf Parade are another act that are genuinely talented but still manage to weave some pretty special pop hooks into the mix. Their latest album, At Mt Zoomer is a fine collection of songs which all have something different to give. From the energetic opener Soldiers Grin to the epic ten minute finale Kissing the Beehive these guys are definately worth checking out.

Thursday, 7 August 2008

Middle Boop and Brand Nu collaboration...Sort of


A little while ago Boop collaborator Gordon Reid was asked to model for a piece
of work designed by basically one of the biggest freelance designers outside of London Brand Nu and here it is.

Check it

Monday, 4 August 2008

Tate Graffiti





This was the first exhibition in a while that I have been to and actually wanted to leave pretty quickly. The pieces that were shown were really nothing different to the graffiti already surrounding the city, so much so in fact that we walked past a number of pieces. When I did find a piece I liked I asked the people at the information desk and they didn't even know who made it. The huge pieces on the front of the building are impressive. But on the whole if you wanted to see grafitti in London buy the Banksy book.

Sunday, 3 August 2008

Justice at Oceana?!?



The Justice boys have done it again! This is their new video for 'DVNO" going back to the 80s with the animation, which has to be said again is excellent! According to band member Xavier de Rosnay DVNO stands for Divino de Rosnay states. In every suburb of the world, in every city, theres always a nightclub called El Divino, clubs where you have to like wear a white shirt to get in!
Whos coming down oceana then?

Saturday, 2 August 2008

PROFILE... ds:ign - David Stevens Design Solutions

Fresh off the back of New Designers, David Stevens at ds:ign is a user-centered Product Designer, who has recently graduated with First Class Honours from the University of Sussex.

As a user-centered designer, David specialises in Emotional and Inclusive Design, with the aim to improve the quality of life for older generations and and our future selves as well as improving user-experiences throughout all areas of design.





His award-winning project 'Arthritic Solutions' uses these philosophies to eliminate the rotational wrist strength needed for people with arthritis to use dial and key-operated products. Over 200 million worldwide suffer from arthritic conditions, of whom, 81% are restricted by their condition in carrying out their daily routines.

With the collaboration of materials technology company, FormFormForm (www.formerol.com), David has secured the use of SUGRU, a soft-touch silicone, which allows the final user to form their own personalised grip on the Dial Turner and Key Turner. This not only increases functionality of the products, but also encourages positive emotional responses and reduces the stigma attached to products designed for disability.





Other products from ds:ign also include 'buMp', a user-centered kettle eliminating the need for (often redundant) water-level indicators, due its innovative 'bump chamber' - as the kettle is filled with water, bumps pass over the user's fingers, with one bump representing one cup of water. This revolutionary solution not only improves the user experience in an emotional context, but lends itself to the visually impaired, therefore keeping the design inclusive to society's changing needs.



David is currently working as a freelance designer and is available for commissions on product, furniture, graphics/layout and photography work. For more information email david@ds-ign.com or visit www.ds-ign.com .