22.09.14 by Jeff

Artist Pogo Brilliantly Remixes Disney Films into the Chillest Music

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I’ve featured Nick Bertke aka Pogo many times before (see here, and here, and my favourite here), his downtempo remixes of Disney films have swept the Internet several times over. His latest “The Trouble” features samples from Peter Pan, Alice in Wonderland, Aladdin, Mary Poppins, and The Little Mermaid. Watch “The Trouble” below, it will instantly put you in a good mood.

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22.09.14 by Jeff

Adam Amengual

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Photos by Brooklyn-based photographer Adam Amengual. More below.

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22.09.14 by Jeff

Pascaline Lefebvre

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This is my favourite comic; it’s exactly my face when my dad would clean my ears when I was a kid. More drawings by Montreal-based illustrator Pascaline Lefebvre below.

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22.09.14 by Jeff

Kyle Stewart

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Paintings by Toronto-based artist Kyle Stewart. More below.

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19.09.14 by Jeff

James Murphy and IBM Turn Data from US Open Tennis Matches into Live Streaming Music

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I love this idea so much. Recently James Murphy (LCD Soundsystem) teamed up with IBM to create nearly 400 hours of live streaming music by interpreting data from US Open tennis matches. I love that you can imagine all the action in the match by listening to the music.

Watch the video, which explains a bit of the process, and then check out the music in the embedded playlists below. I’ve included James Murphy’s remixes of the entire US Open in one playlist, and then all the generative music from matches in the other playlists.

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19.09.14 by Jeff

Wren McDonald

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Drawings by Orlando, Florida-based illustrator Wren McDonald. More below.

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19.09.14 by Jeff

Alex Crétey-Systermans

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Photos by Alex Crétey-Systermans. Paris, France. More below.

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19.09.14 by Jeff

Craftsy: Creating Realistic Water

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Once again, our quality sponsor this week is Craftsy which provides video tutorials and downloadable eGuides for aspiring artists. The resources they provide are aimed at people who want to quickly brush up on some basics. This week they’re offering a free downloadable eGuide on “Creating Realistic Waterscapes”.

The eGuide gives you an overview of things like the wet on wet technique, building up colour, using a masking fluid, and describing light and shadow. Not everyone is looking to paint raindrops obviously but there’s some good fundamentals here. If you’re interested: Download the eGuide for free.