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.

08.12.14 by Jeff

Poster Designs by Felix Pfäffli

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Beautiful poster designs by Felix Pfäffli. He has taught typography, narrative design, and poster design at the Lucerne School of Graphic Design. More work below.

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08.12.14 by Jeff

Bookshelf: Aint-Bad Magazine “The American South”

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I meant to post about Aint-Bad Magazine’s eighth issue, “The American South”, awhile ago. Their website is one of my favourite resources for contemporary photography, and their printed issues are beautifully curated. The magazine is based in Savannah, Georgia, and this issue focuses on photos and photo-essays related to re-defining The American South.

There are still copies of this issue left, if you’re interested head over here. Have a look several of the spreads from inside this issue below.

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08.12.14 by Jeff

Skate Video of the Day: Skateboarding Inside Abandoned Multi-Million Dollar Aspotogan Resort in Nova Scotia

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Twenty years ago construction crews abandoned construction on a multi million dollar resort development on a remote peninsula in Nova Scotia. In September of this year, Ryan Decenzo, TJ Rogers, Joey Brezinski and several other skaters got the opportunity to skate inside the unfinished hotel.

My friends, director Alex Craig, and the Zenga Bros used materials found around the resort to build features around the 175,000 square foot area.

 

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Watch Red Bull’s “Last Resort: Aspotogan” below!

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08.12.14 by Jeff

James Rieck

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Paintings based on clothing catalogs, by Los Angeles-based artist James Rieck. More below.

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08.12.14 by Jeff

Music Video: Tourist “Illuminate” Feat. Years & Years

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Super fresh style in this animation directed by Nicolas Ménard, for Tourist’s song “Illuminate”. The visual style is a nod to two video games: X (Gameboy), and Super World Runner (NES).

“In 1992, a man receives love letters in Korean. Since Google Translate doesn’t exist yet, he’s left confused. What could this mean?”

Watch the animation below.

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