Dazzle camouflage

"Dazzle camouflage, also known as Razzle Dazzle or Dazzle painting, was a camouflage paint scheme used on ships, extensively during World War I and to a lesser extent in World War II. Credited to artist Norman Wilkinson, it consisted of a complex pattern of geometric shapes in contrasting colours, interrupting and intersecting each other."

Wikipedia article on Dazzle camouflage


A clip from 500 Days of Summer.

Japanese McDonald's SpongeBob Ad

"that little girl went beast mode at the end lol"–well said.

brought to my attention by JC.


Took these for fun while the teacher was doing a demo.

Visual Life-The Sartorialist

This is a couple weeks old, but it's worth posting for anyone who hasn't seen it. It's an interview with the man behind The Sartorialist, Scott Schuman. I like what he says about fashion being a window into another world, and how his pictures will look 40-50 years from now. The girl's reaction at the start was was also pretty funny. She was getting ready to tell him to get lost until she realized who he was...

The Sartorialist from Amsterdam Worldwide on Vimeo.

Bad artists copy, great artists steal

Watching The Social Network today got me thinking about the nature of success. Look at facebook, Apple, Microsoft. The breakthroughs that made them what they are today came from other people. Microsoft ripped off (and continues to rip off) Apple, which ripped off Xerox (sort of). Zuckerberg got the idea for facebook from the Winklevoss twins and Divya Narenda.

Is it better to be original or to take other's ideas and make them better? At the end of the day, do people want to support the "original", which is an inferior product, or the ripoff, which is a better product? It seems that originality either leads to colossal failure or success, while taking the ideas of others guarantees at least marginal success. It's a scientific fact, look at fast food burger joints. Now if you take an already established "good" idea and make it better, you've got it made. It's less work for more reward and really, that's how all progress is made. Just make sure you changed one thing slightly so you can deny you ripped someone off if you get sued, or make so much money that you can settle out of court.

note: this is not an example of the original being inferior, but it's probably safe to say that Family Guy has been more commercially successful.

Glitch Art

"The images, which at first might appear bewildering, were created from computer crashes, software errors, hacked games, and megabytes of raw data turned into coloured pixels."

visit Glitch Art

Gig posters

Dunno what I think about these. My instructors were really enthused about the first one and said it was basically finished when I showed it to them last week, but a week later they liked the teeth one more. I have no idea how I did on this assignment... I do know that they look a billion times better on a screen though.

Alternate color- I think I like it more. 

Alternate cropping- I think I like this more as well.

Rubberbandits - Horse Outside

It's stuck in my head and it's hilarious. That Irish accent...

The Photography of Michael Wolf

I love this guy's stuff. Everything from candid documentary type stuff to absolutely gigantic and surreal cityscapes. Check out his site here.

"Michael Wolf was born in Munich, Germany. He grew up in the USA and studied at UC Berkley and at the University of Essen in Germany. He has been living and working as a photographer and author in China for ten years."

The Fountain

I'm sure a lot of of you have seen Black Swan, but you might not have seen one of Darren Aronofsky's less commercially successful movies, The Fountain. I recently re-watched it and think it's a fantastic movie. It's a kind of metaphysical story about mortality. The trailer is decent but I think they should have left the timeline bits out, because I think it's kind of irrelevant and distracting. Anyway, check it out.

Dan Stiles

I'm trying to do a post every day now, so here is Dan Stiles. He makes awesome gig posters.


Magazine Design

Wouldn't it be great to turn a 4 month project into a joke?

via the Whoa!