Archive for August, 2009

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Some of the most memorable movie posters by Master Drew Struzan

August 25, 2009
back to the Future

back to the Future

Growing up in the 80’s I watched all the popular movies because my mother would always rent the cool movies for me. Even though I haven’t seen a vhs in years, I distinctly remember all of the finely illustrative movie covers and I recently came across a collection of work by the amazing artist who created these masterpieces. My sister in law always makes fun of me because I still only watch all the same movies from the 80’s. Click the image above to check out the artist portfolio.

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If auto-tune should die before I wake

August 24, 2009

Just when you thought it was safe to watch MTV, the moment you thought Jay-z murdered auto-tune, the Queen B -Lil’Kim- took a stab at it with her new song titled DOWNLOAD. At least she showed some love to the originator ZAPP and put him in the video. If you think T-pain created that sound, then you must have been born in the 90’s. Think back to that old school Jam “Computer love” or even “California love” for my 2pac fans.

Zapp Performing live in the late 80's

Zapp Performing computer love live in the late 80's

Zapp-california love- 2pac, Dr Dre

Zapp-california love- 2pac, Dr Dre 1995

Zapp and Lil'Kim 2009

Zapp and Lil'Kim 2009

How many artist can you think of that ripped off Zapp’s style this year? Lemme try- Mariah Carey, Mary J. Blige, Lil Wayne, Lil Kim, Kanye West, Puff Daddy and the list goes on. Did I miss any? Dont worry, if you wanna see the full list, just watch the Mtv awards coming up next month.

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and of course we all remember when Snoop tried to take us back to the stone age of VHS quality music video.

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Where are the jobs at?

August 23, 2009
where should I go

where should I go

Its been the topic of discussion ever since the word recession has started floating around. I came across this chart which displays the best and worst cities for employment. I thought there would be more jobs in some of these cities. I guess I was wrong. Has anyone seen the list of cities that are in need of designers? 😦

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A computer for people like us (Designers)

August 21, 2009
tablet built in

tablet built in

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I was recently talking to a fellow designer about buying a new tablet because my tablet doesnt even fit in my laptop case. This morning I found an article about a new concept laptop which has the tablet built in under the keyboard. Hopefully Apple will design a more sophisticated version that will incorporate the keyboard.

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My Ride

August 20, 2009

raleigh bike

I fffound this pic of a Raleigh Bicycleta which just happens to be the same bike I currently speed through the street with.

My Raleigh

My Raleigh

Bicycleta

Next summer, 5 borough marathon

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Why dont we know about these movies?

August 18, 2009

why don’t we see commercials for these movies? Why are these movies only playing at select theaters? They should be playing at all theaters and in schools!

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A few days ago I was watching a lecture on ted.com by a man named Jeff Skoll, first president of ebay and he used his dot-com fortune to found the film house Participant Productions, making movies to inspire social change, including Syriana; Good Night, and Good Luck; Murderball; An Inconvenient Truth. I want to use today’s post to promote movies that I think are more important to see than District 9 and what ever other crap is out there. These movies arent made to entertain you, they are made to educate you. If you watched a movie where a house gets robbed your probably gonna triple lock your doors that night. Maybe after   seeing these movies you will change what you do when you get home. When talking about global warming how many times do you reference the movie “inconvenient truth”? I quote it a lot.

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Boat shoes + skate board

August 18, 2009

I took yesterday off from blogging to do some summer stuff -you know- sand, waves, and more sand 😦 I wanna share my latest creation with you.

My creation

My creation

Ive been rocking these boat shoes for about year in all weather. I love ’em, I was doing my end of summer cleaning and found an old skateboard. You wont find these on Hypbeast, lol

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