21.07.14 by Jeff

Kuvva: Royalty-Free Illustrations

kuvva

A heads up for all you illustrators out there, Kuvva was a wallpaper app but they’ve transformed themselves into a pretty valuable tool for you folks. They’ll sell a non-exclusive license for each of your illustrations for €500 (you get half). Something to consider anyway.

 

14.07.14 by Jeff

Nathanael Balon of Woodsmithe

nathanaelbalon-woodsmithe-3

Nathanael Balon made his move from touring as a drummer for Skrillex to starting his own company called Woodsmithe. Carpentry is now his creative outlet, and he’s been busy designing beautiful spaces in Los Angeles for folks like Handsome Coffee Roasters. You can see all the people featured in the series here: The Collective.

This is a sponsored post for the series Don Julio: “Make Your Move”: The Collective. The video series highlights individuals who have switched from jobs they weren’t interested in to follow their true passions. Watch the video about Nathanael’s story below.

Read More

11.07.14 by Jeff

I’m coming to L.A.

theta

Los Angeles people! I’m coming to your city July 18th! Imprint Culture Lab has invited me to give an hour-long talk so if you’re in the area come on out. I’ll be speaking about the current state of the Internet and how it is negatively affecting creativity. I’m hoping people ask questions at the end so we can have a nice conversation. Lets be friends in real life!

TICKETS ON SALE HERE

08.07.14 by Jeff

Best of Kickstarter: $35,000 Potato Salad

kickstarter-potatosalad

It’s been 5 days since Zack Danger Brown launched a Kickstarter with the sole mission to make potato salad for the first time. His original goal was $10. More than 3,000 backers have pledged a total of $35,000 and counting.

As more money comes he adds new stretch goals; things like “better mayonnaise” and “call a chef to get a better recipe”. It appears there will now be at least 4 potato salads made, one of which will be vegan. Pledging even $3 gets you a bite of the potato salad mailed to you and he’ll say your name out loud while he makes it. This is pretty much the best Kickstarter ever. Support it here.

Thanks to @elrizzy for the heads up.

 

07.07.14 by Jeff

AVAILABLE NOW: Booooooom x Herschel Supply Backpack

herschelsupply_booooooom

The day has finally come! Our very special Herschel Supply & Booooooom bag is now AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE HERE! There is a flag in the top right corner to tell you if you are on the USA or CAN store page.

There are only 75 bags. Once they’re gone, they’re gone. Thanks for all your support for Booooooom over the years, and a huge thank you to artist Andrea Wan for designing the beautiful liner!

This month I’ll be hooking people up with Herschel Supply products just for submitting  a drawing to our “Drawing On The Past” project, and 3 lucky people will get the special bag you see above. I’ll give away something to one of the next few submitters!

Get the full instructions here.

07.07.14 by Jeff

Craftsy: Figure Drawing Class

craftsy-lifedrawing-02

This is a sponsored post for Craftsy which provides educational videos for creatives. I wouldn’t publish this if I hadn’t tried out this class myself and felt it was worth your time. I work hard to find sponsors that are a fit and turn down a lot of opportunities that aren’t.

Craftsy is offering a Free Figure Drawing class that teaches you the basics; things like blocking in, contour lines, and methods for describing light and shadow. I’ve actually wanted to do a series of tutorial videos for Booooooom with different artists (something I might still do) for people who haven’t gone to art school. Anyways, I think it’s definitely worth checking out if you want to brush up on some fundamentals. I learned a couple tricks from the videos and it cost me nothing.

If you want, sign up for the free Figure Drawing class.

 

 

01.07.14 by Jeff

Tumblr Of The Day: The Camera In The Mirror

MarioSantamaria-03

A few years ago Google launched the Google Art Project, as a way of providing virtual tours of gallery spaces. Now Barcelona-based artist Mario Santamaría has created a tumblr called The Camera In The Mirror where he collects images of the Google camera capturing itself in a mirror.

There’s something unsettling about the camera’s ghostly appearance; the images almost look like stills from a Kubrick film. More images below.

Read More