Uppercase feature!

Apparently Janine of Uppercase has been featuring illustrators on the site from her new book Work/Life 2, which is a directory of illustrators from all over the world. Anyway, I was on the site yesterday. Sweet! Here is the cover of the book so you know what it looks like and can go buy a copy:

Also check out my fellow classmates who are in the book as well:

Jenn Kitagawa
Jacqui Lee
Jessica Phillips

mondaymusicvid: Bob Dylan-Friday

Parody of "Friday" by Rebecca Black. Yeah, it's pretty old but whatev. Pretty hilar.

František Kupka

"František Kupka (September 23, 1871 - June 24, 1957) was a Czech painter and graphic artist. He was a pioneer and co-founder of the early phases of the abstract art movement and Orphic cubism (Orphism). Kupka's abstract works arose from a base of realism, but later evolved into pure abstract art."  View Wikipedia's article.

It's interesting to see the range of his work, from paintings depicting the gardens of Babylon, to portraits, to completely abstract paintings. I always find artists whose work constantly evolves and changes to be the most inspiring.


I typed in "music video" and this was the first result. Some crazy Korean pop star guy in some sort of music video/commercial for LG's "Super LED".

Mexico's Drug War

I'm assuming the violence going on in Mexico because of the drug cartels is common knowledge, but who knows, maybe this is the first you've heard. The recent post on The Boston Globe's "The Big Picture" was very compelling and I thought I would share it here. I have also embedded part 1 of VBS's story on "Alarma!". VBS's description-"Alarma! magazine catalogs crime and violence in Mexico City, a town where a cop is killed almost everyday." (WARNING-EXTREMELY GRAPHIC SCENES)

Next time you light up a joint (if you're into that) consider where it came from. Even if it came from within Canada, chances are the people producing it aren't people you want to hang out with. Check out this article on the B.C. drug trade.

Gilles Trehin/Urville

Gilles is a French artist and is considered an "autistic sauvant".

"Gilles Tréhin (born 1972) is a French artist, author, and creator of the imaginary city of "Urville". His book, also titled Urville, is based on his writings of the fictional city's history, geography, culture, and economy, and includes over 300 drawings of different districts of Urville, all done by Trehin."

"Savantism is a rare condition in which people with developmental disorders have one or more areas of expertise, ability, or brilliance that are in contrast with the individual's overall limitations."

Visit his site here and read an article about him here.

mondaymusicvid: Le Tigre-Let's Run


whoops, it just turned into Tuesday morning.