There’s a short story by Madeleine Thien called “A Map of the City.” In that story the narrator talks about a furniture shop her father owned when she was growing up. She loved going there so much she used to pretend to be sick in order to stay home from school and be taken to the store instead. She would lounge on a plastic lawn chair in a doorless storage closet with a little curtain pulled closed for privacy. During one of those times a customer stumbles upon her:
Skillshare has just released this terrific 16-minute tutorial video with celebrated New York-based graphic designer Jon Contino. This is a must-watch for any aspiring illustrators or designers out there. Jon is a great teacher, and here he walks you through creating a graphic for a bandana from start to finish in a single afternoon.
Art and design school’s really have to step up their technical teaching with great content like this available online for free. Watch “Inside The Studio with Jon Contino” below.
Today I’m headed to Costa Rica for a little vacation, and so as a sort of “vacation project” I’ve started a new Instagram account @chillwildlife for my true passion, chill photos of animals. Follow it if you want at least one laugh per day (and if that’s all you want you’re setting the bar quite low, my friend).
Now I’m feeling weird about featuring my own account – actually, no I’m not. I’ve only been working on @chillwildlife for two days and it’s already my favourite thing to work on. I laughed pretty hard all day yesterday just thinking about it. If you want to submit funny images to it please @ me or use #chillwildlife but please for the love of God no meme pics with text on them. Thanks!
There will continue to be new posts on Booooooom while I’m away, and I’ll be back in a week or so.
Director Wes Anderson recently lent his design talents to Bar Luce, the cafe inside of Fondazione Prada, a new art and culture complex by Prada. It looks like something right out of one of his movies (the Pinball Machine is Life Aquatic themed) but Anderson says “While I do think it would make a pretty good movie set, I think it would be an even better place to write a movie. I tried to make it a bar I would want to spend my own non-fictional afternoons in.”
Have a look at some more images below.
This looks really good! “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl”, directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, won the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and is set to come out June 12th. The story is about a kid who makes bad parodies of movies and his friendship with a classmate who has been diagnosed with cancer.
Watch the trailer below.