10.12.14 by Jeff

Art Prints: Occupy

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The gang over at Occupy have a bunch of new artist prints available, my picks would be (from top to bottom) Hsiao Ron Cheng, Mario Hugo, and Simon Landrein. Take a peek here.

10.12.14 by Jeff

Drawings by Evie Cahir

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Some more drawings by one of my favourite emerging artists, Melbourned-based Evie Cahir. She’s been selected for a residency in Finland and is raising money for her trip, so if you’re interested in helping her get there head over here.

More of her lovely drawings below.

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09.12.14 by Jeff

Vancouver: The New Pornographers Private Show

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Google Play Music just hooked me up with 5 tickets (each good for 2 people) to a private concert Thursday night and I wanna give them away to you guys. Google is hosting concerts in Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver featuring bands native to each city. Our concert features The New Pornographers! The first five people that comment on this post with their favourite New Pornographers song get the tickets!

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09.12.14 by Jeff

Designer Illustrator Derek Kim aka Network Osaka

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Poster designs by illustrator and designer Derek Kim aka Network Osaka. More beautiful work below.

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09.12.14 by Jeff

Designer Illustrator Linda Linko

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Works by Helsinki-based designer and illustrator Linda Linko. Her designs are mostly handmade, avoiding the use of any computer programs until the final stages of each work.

“I like incompleteness. If everything’s polished to perfection, where’s the space for imagination?”

Lots more work below.

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09.12.14 by Jeff

Video of the Day: Rag’N’Bone Man “Hell Yeah” Featuring Vince Staples Directed by Truman & Cooper

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This is a stunner of a video; definitely one of the best I’ve seen this year. It’s not often you see something that feels this original. I love the poetic way the story is told here. Stellar performances from the actors, and really masterful work here from directors Truman & Cooper, who also directed one of my favourites last year as well (Kid Wise “Hope”). Watch the video for “Hell Yeah” below.

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09.12.14 by Jeff

Buy Nothing For €199

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Last year Amsterdam-based copywriter Pim de Graaff designed a product to remind people to enjoy everything they already have. His product, Nothing, is simply a block of wood. Actually, it’s a block of wood that comes with a rather hefty price tag of €199. A product like this would be infuriating if Pim wasn’t donating all of the proceeds from Nothing to Oxfam, an organization which fights poverty worldwide. Something to consider when buying gifts this holiday season!

There are only 10 of these white Nothings (he sold the black ones last year) so if you want one jump over here: YouNeedNothing.com

08.12.14 by Jeff

TIME Picks 10 Most Influential Photos of 2014

time-magazine-top201404Photo by Ellen DeGeneres (technically a selfie by Bradley Cooper). Hollywood, California. Became the most re-tweeted photo in history.

 

time-magazine-top201401Photo by Thomas van Houtryve. House boats on Lake Oroville, California. The lake is 70% empty due to California’s severe drought.

 

time-magazine-top201402Photo by Nikita Dudnik. Sudden hail storm in Novosibirsk Russia.

 

time-magazine-top201403Photo by Massimo Sestini (from a helicopter). He spent 12 days aboard an Italian Navy ship as it rescued migrants between Africa and Malta.

TIME has selected ten images, from thousands, that they felt were the most influential this year. Warning: some of the images are graphic. You can see their full list, and read about each image in greater detail here.