Thursday, 27 November 2008

Mushroom Power?

Encyclopedia Pictura's video for Grizzly Bear's 'Knife' track is well worth a look. It's up there with their work for Bjork in terms of beautiful, intriguing settings and surreal attention to detail. I'm a big fan, but never in a million years will these guys do an ad...unless maybe it's for a super-ethical product or good cause. They're freegans you see...

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Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Sheet music of the Aphex Twin

I love the idea of this: writing up the Aphex Twin's incredibly complicated tracks as classical sheet music. Annoyingly it's only a small pic.

How about a whole book of 'Drum 'n Bass Classics' propped up on your grandma's piano?
















The Aphex Twin, Richard James, is from Cornwall by the way. Explains a lot eh?

Thursday, 13 November 2008

This is living

I'm constantly surrounding myself with fresh illustration, design etc trying to find the next big look and feel for new campaigns. But, now and again I really enjoy a good bit of fine art. My good friend Andy Kerr lives in Penzance and somewhere amongst his busy life of surfing and fishing, he finds the time to paint the beautiful West Cornwall scenery. Oh, it makes me homesick...and endlessly jealous of his lifestyle. But hey, back to the adverts I go.

Here are a few of his works:








































Friday, 7 November 2008

Face Banks

Roll on Christmas...I know what I want. I want a credit crunch munching Face Bank and I want to feed it all the coins I can get my hands on.

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Wednesday, 5 November 2008

Shopping Mall on a Stick















Not entirely sure what this is all about, but I like it.

The thought process:

"I know, today I'm going to make an exact miniature replica of that shopping mall place down the road and put it on a stick..."

If only I didn't have a job to do. JaiWal?

Sunday, 2 November 2008

Boom












The big idea. Find the 'Reassuringly Expensive'. Find the 'Good things happen when your phone's off'. Find the 'Kawasaki Motorbikes - Have a Cool Death'. Look hard enough, and you may even find a 'What your mum would feed you if your mum was a man'.