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Blown away

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LOL dancing

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London 1927

Thanks to Richard Beresford

by James Blagden

WMIG Mix 10

Another mix from We make it good

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WMIG: Vol10

A new mix from the We Make it Good team: Volume 10: Morgan Geist. Get there, check it & download it!

Thursday, 13 August 2009

So I'm fast becoming a fan of Spike Jonze's blog, We Love You So. As I understand it, it's a collaborative effort by the people working on his film of Where The Wild Things Are (you know, classic Maurice Sendak etc). The film, incidentally, is out in October this year. I posted the trailer a while back - have reposted the new one at the bottom of this. Super super exciting - it's bound to be bonkers.

Anyhoo, as well as standard stuff on their blog, they do little micro-interviews with people who are involved or who are influencing the shape of things in their world. Spend some time on it. You'll like it.

This one is with Matt Furie (the original post is here):


Matt Furie has fathered a legion of beguiling beasts in his rainbow-hued drawings, expanding his own personal zoology each time he confronts the infinite emptiness of a blank page. Even while they approach the mind-boggling biodiversity of those interminable Pokémon, Furie’s characters manage to convey an emotional depth that approaches Jim Henson levels. Depicting moments of sensuality, rage, despair and intense lethargy, the artist approaches his work with a deadpan sense of humor that often comes wrapped in a burrito of delicious sincerity. Here are his thoughts on children’s literature.

Did you have any favorite picture books as a child?

Where’s Waldo series, The Far Side Galleries, Richard Scarry’s Best Storybook Ever, The first book I could ever remember reading was about a yellow bear-like animal that had colored spots. This animal felt bad because he didn’t fit in at the zoo. He could use his spots like frisbees and make them bigger, smaller, etc. It seemed like a Dr. Seuss book but different. I also remember really liking this book called This is Weird about some kids on a boat that end up on an abandoned and haunted island full of weird trapdoors and tunnels and old houses and paths and ladders.

What are your childhood recollections of Maurice Sendak’s work? Are you influenced by his visual language?

I liked the Wild Things book when I was little but it wasn’t until I started researching children’s books in college that I came to appreciate it. I like that book a lot but I’m a bit unfamiliar with his other stuff. I read the book The Art of Maurice Sendak and remember him saying that the monsters in the book were based on his relatives and his experience with them being too scary and all in his face at family dinners when he was a kid. I also remember him saying that a lot of his ideas involve eating/the fear of being eaten. As for his visual language, I thinks its a perfect balance of skill, childishness, flatness, and light.

Do you think you’ll ever make a children’s book of your own? What would it be about?

That would make my mom really happy. I’m not sure what it would be about but I know it would be a fantasy. It would start off in the real world of a kid (like Alice in Wonderland, Wizard of Oz, Neverending Story, Princess Bride, Where the Wild Things Are, Harry Potter, Labyrinth, and pretty much every good children’s fantasy plot). There would definitely be lots of wacky and magical creatures.


Were you prone to retreating into imaginary worlds, growing up? If so, please describe!

I used toys, video games, t.v., movies, and drawing to retreat into imaginary worlds. I remember being in the backseat of the car and looking out of the window and pretending that I was a creature running and hopping along the trees. I think every kid is prone to retreat into imaginary worlds.

Like Sendak’s Wild Things, the creatures in your work often defy biological classification. Is it a challenge to come up with such alien forms?

Nothing I could ever come up with could ever be stranger or more fascinating than what’s out there.


Here's the new trailer:

Monday, 3 August 2009

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Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Kitteh vs Camreh

Friday, 26 June 2009

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Hammer Time

Thursday, 11 June 2009

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Thursday, 28 May 2009

I want it!

Friday, 22 May 2009


LEGO architecture

Adam sent me a link to the Brickstructures website. They make architectural models out of Lego. Nothing special there, perhaps, but their ones are AWESOME, and they have a re-seller agreement with the Danish brick firm, so when it arrives it all looks wicked. I mean, look at the box!

In a similar vein, Dunechaser is still doing his amazing Lego characters and putting the pics up on Flickr. Here are two new ones:

Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday (is that Gregory Peck running beside her?)


and the inimitable Errol Flynn


Here's my original post.

Friday, 15 May 2009

Thursday, 14 May 2009

Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Illustrator Yoriko Yoshida has dreamed up dozens of colorful face mask designs that are sure to keep you looking cool and feeling safe as fears of swine flu spread across the globe.

Surgical mask design by Yoriko Yoshida --
The mask of Octopus beard

Surgical mask design by Yoriko Yoshida --
The mask of Rising sun

Surgical mask design by Yoriko Yoshida --
The mask of Skull

Surgical mask design by Yoriko Yoshida --
The mask of Wild boar

Surgical mask design by Yoriko Yoshida --
The mask of Mt. FUJI

Surgical mask design by Yoriko Yoshida --
The mask of Beauty

[Link: Yoriko Yoshida's surgical masks]

(from PinkTentacle)