Scott Massey and crew have pushed out RRR Project’s second issue today, Earth Day, available now as a pdf and mid-summer as a full printed zine. RRR is a collaborative art zine whose general theme is “Recollect, Reclaim, Recover”.
A few of my photos made it into RRR.002. I’m stoked! Images below:
Aaron Rose picks up where Beautiful Losers left off with D.I.Y. America, a new short series of films about DIY creativity from the worlds of skateboarding, punk rock and hip-hop. Above is the first in the six part series.
Good way to procrastinate this morning. oh and on my radio this morning?
John Esguerra’s epic, surf, art and surf-art zine Chinese Wax Job II is out at your favorite zine counter. You can order it online from Teeluxe.
CWJ2 features the art works of Patrick Griffin, Julia Chiang, Marcus Oakley, Jeff Canham, Jaakko Pallasvuo, Jay Guillmero, Stine Belden Roed, Ryan Tatar, Ty Williams, Dominick Volini, Tofer Chin, Daniel Piwowarczyk, Steve Green, Ed Fladung, Scott Massey, Paul Gallegos, Pat Conlon, Manny Pangilinan, Brock Potucek, Betsy Walton.
You can see a grip of my photos in the spread above. I’m stoked!
I really like the fine arty spreads and dig the vibe. i love the balance of different styles of art tipping towards abstraction – inspires me to get off this computer and create some paintbrush-to-paper art. I know he puts the zine out and all, but check out John Esguerra’s spread below. Totally sick! If that doesn’t inspire you, it’s been too long since you’ve been for a surf.
here are a few more wicked spreads:
art by John Esguerra art by Scott Massey art by Marcus Oakley
Colorful writing – The Mex Files the fine art of "notas rojas" (red notes). Mex Files details the "purple prose typical of the yellow journalism" of police reports in local mexican newspapers: "While sometimes the author — to stretch out the word count — has to resort to low tricks like referring to a police car as a “blue and white 2008 Dodge Neon, with plate number… “, the nota rota writer strives for variation in his or her craft. The banality of criminal activity sometimes reduces even the most creative of nota roja writers to clichés (there are a plethora of ways to say “corpse” — the center of attention but least interesting character in any murder story – all of which have been use to death), but the best are true artists. They still manage to surprise us, enlighten us and delight us with their mastery of the language."
Jessica Hische / Humble Pied. great newish video + ichat based site about creatives sharing advice. and the best quote I've heard all week: "“The work you do while you procrastinate is probably the work you should be doing for the rest of your life.” – Jessica Hirsche
I Gave My 3 Year Old an iPhone: Have I Created a Monster? awesome piece on young children using the iphone to learn. some of you are already cringing (yes you, in the back), but I think it's great. this kind of thing is gonna be so standard in 20 years. I thin it's kind of scary to think that the jobs your kids will have when they grow up, won't be invented til they're in high school. and your kids will learn two to four times as much as you have, in your whole lifetime, by the time they get out of college. [via Stevey]
Polaroid PIC 1000 mock-ups of the new film-based under-$100 Polaroid cameras that are coming out. These are the result of The Impossible Project that I linked to a while back. They bought the rights to produce Polaroid cameras and film stock. Freakin' awesome. I'll have the wood grain one, thank you!
70-Minute Video Review of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace | /Film the best critique on old star wars trilogy versus new star wars trilogy you will ever see. the guy's voice is a little "silence of the lambs" but that will come back around later on in the review (i.e. it's a joke). And his critique is dead on. He says it best, "for someone who is under the age of like 20 who says his least favorite film in the series is The Empire Strikes Back because it is the boringest one, then I suggest you shut this review off right now, before I carefully explain how much of a fucking idiot you are." – love the f-bomb. Despite the hokey, weird diversions, I'll bite.
PineappleLuv: Interview with Cher Pendarvis mindbendingly awesome three part interview by Jamie Watson of Cher Pendarvis. takes it back to Cher learning to surf, patching dings and learning to shape, glassing and competing. Hanging with Rell Sun, being gently nudged into competition by Skip Frye, taking pointers from Shaun Tomson, and of course marrying Steve Pendarvis. Cher is a surf goddess.
Picture Show: Four Days in Dubai | GOOD gorgeous photos from Dubai. i really dig the aesthetic qualities of these photos. very light, but not blown. i bet the light n Dubai is horrible. this guy is talented.
Craig Steely Architecture wicked new site full of yummy new architecture projects from my favorite San Fran/Hawaii based nice modernist architect and surfer Craig Steely. I love this guy's work! nice shiny new site.
Letters of Note: Onward! this is one classy rejection letter. if you ever need to write a rejection letter let this be your template and dont we all wish we could receive rejection letters with this much time, effort, wit and humility put into a standard form letter.
artist spotlight: Tony Larson rad interview with Calarts homie / Girl Skateboards designer / fine artist Tony Larson. I've never seen his board graphics. They are impressive. intimidatingly impressive. love them
kanYe West : Blog : HECUBA "THE MAGIC" My homie Isaiah Seret gets the nod from Kanye on a new video he co-directed with Jon Beasley for Hecuba. and the video is amazing. as usual. really nicely done. filmed on RED with wicked production design and costuming.
Milton Glaser on drawing, while drawing « Drawn! "I'm convinced that it is only through drawing that I look at things carefully and the act of drawing makes me conscious of what I'm looking at…" – amazing, hypnotic, insightful, revolutionary, subversive.
The Agave Lab Method « Agave Lab awesome article on pair programming related working method by Agave Lab, a "nearsourcing" company in Guadalajara. the method involves pairing programmers in teams of two and having them share and switch off on projects, very cool.
My piece is up on the Kind Lines site. I’m super stoked. Truth be told, Rick Malwitz glassed in the photos and added the blue tint. It’s as much Rick’s effort as mine.
If you don’t know by now Kind Lines is a surfy art auction created by Rick Malwitz to benefit Surf Aid International. All 23 art works are on display at the Quicksilver store in Soho, Manhattan today through Oct.2nd. and the online auction starts tomorrow.
Go bid on my piece or one of the other beautiful artworks. Support the good cause, homie. Spread some chedda.
Maureen Dowd – Boy, Oh, Boy – NYTimes.com This basically sums up my thoughts on the vast teabagger of this summer right up to Joe Wilson's douchbaggery – "But Wilson’s shocking disrespect for the office of the president — no Democrat ever shouted “liar” at W. when he was hawking a fake case for war in Iraq — convinced me: Some people just can’t believe a black man is president and will never accept it."
Charles Darwin film 'too controversial for religious America' – Telegraph "…according to a Gallup poll conducted in February, only 39 per cent of Americans believe in the theory of evolution." and ""It is unbelievable to us that this is still a really hot potato in America. There's still a great belief that He made the world in six days. It's quite difficult for we in the UK to imagine religion in America. We live in a country which is no longer so religious. But in the US, outside of New York and LA, religion rules."
YouTube – Deconstructing Sgt. Pepper DJs, beatmakers and sound sampling peeps check this out before it disappears, a youtube clip that isolates all 4 tracks on the Sgt. Pepper intro. awesome for sampling and cool just to hear/see the tracks isolated.
Jordan : History of Flight beautifully done artwork and flash site for the Jordan/Nike brand. this site is awesome. as for Jordan sneaks the III, IV and V were my favorites. the rest became too gimmicky. great artwork on that timeline site.
Which is why the dense YouTube account of Nicholifavs, filled with a kid who vlogs exclusively from New York City's Fifth Avenue Apple Store, is merely a natural progression in the realm of Things Kids Do Now." via Beau Colburn
Wicked little surfyish, artish zine produced by John Esguerra called Chinese Wax Job. John assembled a pretty awesome cast of art makers for this zine. Contributing artists include: Cory Hudson, Ryan Tatar, Ty Williams and my work makes an appearance. I was particular caught by the found image collages of Sergei Sviatchenko, really cool work, reminds me of collage work I did back at CalArts.
scout & catalogue Bre was a creative director at a fashion retailer. when the market crashed in October or so, Bre and her man (originally from Vallarta) decided to move to Mexico, something similar to what I did. She just set up a blog, but it's got all the markings of an intimate, well-designed portrait of her experience in a new culture, in a strange land. go check it out.
Stephen Eichhorn makes rad plant collages/assemblages from photographs he finds in books and posters, like magical new species of plants. Like a ginzu chef on the exacto blade. Beautiful work and killer idea. minimal presentation. inspiring.