Neil Gaiman: Best Commencement Speech for the Arts, Ever

Big Fish — The Best Movie Ever

Big Fish

No argument will convince me that there is a movie anywhere that is better than Big Fish, (except maybe Alice in Wonderland).  It’s a Tim Burton film (surprise, surprise) from 2003.  It is also a novel written by Daniel Wallace in 1998.  By far, this film addresses everything you need to know about life.  There is loss.  The impending loss of a relationship you are still unsure of.  There is regret.  The unspoken kind.  There is love.  Pure, sweet love.  There are choices.  The kind that change the path your life is on or, alternatively, the life your path is on.

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Fairy Winter

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A beautiful winterscape from Italy.

Originally posted on Davide Capponi iPhoneography:

This is a view of Valtournenche, a nice ski resort in Val d’Aosta, Italy. This has been shot with my iPhone 4s. The app used to shot the image was HDR Pro, cropping and adjustments were done using Snapseed, further editing was done using ShockMyPic, Dynamic Light, Pic Grunger and PhotoToaster.

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Vibrant Wood Pattern

These are some really wonderful nature pics. What gorgeous images and colors! Only nature can provide beauty like this (a good photographer doesn’t hurt).

Great work, Jeffrey!

Guitar Pedals, An Interactive Art Installation of 96 Guitar Effects Pedals by David Byrne

Interactive Art Installations

Interactive art installations, aren’t they awesome?  Of course they are!  Like this one: Guitar Pedals, An Interactive Art Installation of 96 Guitar Effects Pedals by David Byrne.

Even though I know nothing about guitar pedals (well, I know a little more now…), this is a great idea.  Anything that gets people interactive with art is (usually) a good thing.

Some more on music tomorrow…

After humans

This is a wonderful image in the After humans post on Lubaluft’s blog.  There are more posts than just this one.  Check them all out.  Eerily haunting images.  Beautiful abandoned spaces.  It makes you think: What went on in these places?  Who lived there?  What incidents transpired?  I love abandoned or haunted areas like these.  So much left to the imagination…

Awesome work.

Bible of the Devil Concert Poster

Bible of the Devil

I created this for a design project.  It’s a concert poster for Bible of the Devil.  This isn’t the actual poster they used for their tour or anything, unfortunately.  You can check out the real one here.  They also used that design for their album, Freedom Metal.  I did create this poster based on their 2010 tour title, Parched in the Western World.

Bible of the Devil Concert Poster - Parched in the Western World

I created this in the Art Nouveau style.  If you don’t know, Bible of the Devil is a true rock n’ roll band from Chicago.  In their own words, their inspiration is Chicago and beer (I’m sure there’s some other helpful influences their not openly mentioning too).  Nice.  I incorporated this with the city silhouette and the woman holding a can of beer.  I used their idea of an Old Style can replaced with Ol’ Girl for the name.  It’s one of my favorite songs of theirs.  Check it out.  If you haven’t heard it, you’ll love it.  I also thought the beer can related to the parched title.  I designed the band name to flow from the hair.  I figured it should pay homage to the Art Nouveau style.  I also gave the lady horns.  Sweet, right?  She’s kind of new and edgy.  You know, I really tried to use some old ideas mixed with the new.  It’s kind of like the band itself.  You don’t really know what to expect.  You can hear a lot of old rock influences, but they really bring their own new style to it.  To sum it up, see (or hear) them play and they’ll for sure kick your butt.  Rock on guys.

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