Wednesday, June 23, 2010

1988 Thunderbird

an intersection of native and pop culture.

check out the wingspan!

thanks to my good friend Jes for hooking me up.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Olympia Film Society Show Cards

While we're on the topic of the Sign Painter movie, they cover Ira Coyne's gorgeous Show Cards made for theOlympia Film Society in Olympia, WA. What beautiful type treatments!

The Sign Painter Movie/Blog

I've been following the Sign Painter Movie blog for a little while now and am so ecstatic that things I'm personally being drawn to are getting some much needed attention.

taken from the blog:
The Sign Painter movie is currently in Production as of March 2010. This documentary is about sign painters in America. Those who were and still are walking the streets and using their talent to get a message across. You see their work daily on windows, sandwich-boards, boats, cars, billboards, in businesses, playgrounds, farmers markets and even theme parks to name a handful of spots.

Who are these people? Where did they learn their trade and is it a dying craft? Directors Faythe Levine & Sam Macon will bring you their story over the next few years and document the process here on this blog.

Their Flickr has a lot of great images that they feature in the blog. Here are some of my favorite stills:

Rey Giese is 90 years old and has been painting since 1935!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Morrison Hotel Gallery

I found out about the Morrison Hotel Gallery (yes the one in that picture of the Doors) when Rolling Stone tweeted about a slideshow of rare photos of the Beatles first North American tour ('64). This is an epic post because, well, I went through about half of all the amazing pictures the Morrison has online and picked about oh... 15 of my absolute favorites, especially of the Beatles.

Beatles' '64 North American Tour by Curt Gunther:
by Astrid Kirschherr:
by Paul Saltzman:
by Robert Whitaker:
the Butcher sleeve

Eric Clapton

Jimi Hendrix by Barrie Wentzell:
Self Portrait by Graham Nash:
The Doors by Joel Brodsky:
by Jerry De Wilde:
Tom Waits by Danny Clinch:
Debbie Harry by Bob Gruen:
Hunter S. Thompson by Al Satterwhite:

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Ghosts of SXSW past

random dude sends me this message:

love these comments:

also featuring my wandering shepherd, Jason Cohen.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Notting Hill Posters

HOW AWESOME! during renovations of the London Underground, these posters from the late '50s were discovered. See more here.

Pete Fowler

Pete Fowler is one of those guys that has his fingers in many pies: toys and animation to painting and prints, this guy adapts his iconic style (aka Monsterism) to whatever medium and whichever client- Red Bull, ATP, Super Fury Animals or even the Mighty Boosh:

trying to at least make the saturday show:

for Red Bull:

download the app for iPhone here

view more of Pete's work on his Flickr.

The Mosaic Experiment/Restraint

I have a think for beards. I did a barely similar (aka much worse) illustration of a long beard with mustache for CONTRAST's 2009 fall issue. Luckily, Arthur Cherry has designed a much better ode to beards for the Mosaic Experiment, a book about living traditional Jewish teachings in a modern age. I enjoy the worn feeling, use of old motifs such as rotunda, yet like the content uses these with a modern sensibility. Read more at Face Out Books.

Arthur also designed inside panels to match the cover design:
at first I was flipping, thinking- dude, this guy totally just ripped the typeface treatment for his other book. Then I realized that the Mosaic Experiment and the Kingdom Experiment are related, and now, I think it was a great move. (and that I make rash judgements)

I recognize this! Arthur's design for Lodahl's the Story of God was also featured on Face Out Books and uses Marion Bantje's typeface Restraint gorgeously.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Karolin Schnoor

Karolin Schnoor does lovely illustrations. I especially like her patterns and line work:

via My Love For You Is a Stampede of Horses