24.06.08 by Jeff

Bleeding Through

I have been following the work of Invisible Creature for quite some time now. They sit atop the music packaging/artwork game – stunning photography, pitch-perfect typography, and an endless array of vastly different styles. These guys know how to put together a finished product!

Bleeding Through’s album, The Truth featured some of Creature’s most eye-popping photos, so I was excited when I came across a blog where they revealed their processes for creating them.

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24.06.08 by Jeff

Yasmine Surovec

Yasmine Surovec may have the coolest blog on the internet… You could argue that she doesn’t (she really does) but it would be hard to argue that there is a more dedicated illustrator/blogger out there. He blog A Print A Day is pretty self-explanatory – she posts one of her prints per day. Her latest series of “terrariums” are gorgeous.

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24.06.08 by Jeff

$200 Burger

(Apologies in advance to all my vegetarian reader out there) Introducing Burger King’s $200 burger! Yes, you read that correctly, BURGER KING has a $200 burger!

“Wagyu beef, white truffles, pata negra ham slices, cristal onion straws, Modena balsamic vinegar, lambs lettuce, pink Himalayan rock salt, organic white wine and shallot-infused mayonnaise all served up on an Iranian saffron and white truffle dusted bun.”

Pfff What? No Tyrannosaurus egg on there?

This work of art will be on sale once per week in London and there is a happy ending to the story – proceeds go to the Help a London Child charity. You could always save yourself the heart-attack and just donate $200 straight to the charity but that’s just my craaaaazy opinion.

This burger does not win the biggest burger award though… Who here is a fan of In & Out? You know the double-double? The 4×4 animal style? The mythical 8 by 8. You know what I’m sayin’? I know a girl who even attempted a 16 patty burger. But my friends that is nothing… what I am about to show you will change your life…

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23.06.08 by Jeff

Bless You!

Sneeze Magazine is about to change the magazine game – not overnight, mind you – slowly – they want to “grow with you, city by city, issue by issue”. So what makes them special? Their distribution method for starters – you won’t be able to grab this off your favourite shop’s shelf, Sneeze is aiming to land a “flagship” news box in the busiest spot of your city. That’s it. One box. How cool is that?

If you live in Vancouver you’ll find this little guy at the corner of Water & Abbot Street. New York’s got a “flagship” at Lafayette & Prince Street. Los Angeles location is coming. Read More

21.06.08 by Jeff

Project #1 – Submissions!

Take a photo of the sun set. Instructions and submission form here.

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20.06.08 by Jeff

Project #1 – Instructions!

Okay ladies and gentlemen, to celebrate the launch of the new site we have our very first project! The concept is simple. Take a photo of the sunset. That’s it! There is a submission form at the end of this post. I will gather up submissions and create a gallery of your submitted work. Be sure to include your name, email, and website so other visitors can see who made what! Read More

19.06.08 by Jeff

Improv Everywhere

Improv Everywhere is a constant source of inspiration for me. They are the guys organizing huge collaborative happenings in public spaces (mostly NY). You probably saw them “frozen” in Grand Central Station. Their latest project is not their most successful work to date (largely due to the rain) but I am amazed and inspired by the sheer number of people excited to come together for the sake of creating something (even in the rain).

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18.06.08 by Jeff

Really Livin.

Are there any fans of Canadian hip hop out there? I dug up a little treat for you. If you don’t already know, allow me to introduce Red1, Misfit (and Dj Kemo) aka Rascalz. They released an album in 1997 called Cash Crop that every hip hop fan (at least in Vancouver) should have played to death – but a few years before that they released another album, Really Livin. This album is what I like about hip hop.

I was listening to a mix of hip hop songs from 1993 by Dj Ayres and I realised not many people talk about or are familiar with what was coming out of Canada around this time. Rascalz had a very distinct sound (thanks to Kemo) right out the gate and it’s a shame that no one else really ran with it or the pacific northwest could have had a really specific sound identified with it. Nowadays we have some really great hip hop acts like K-os and K’naan to be excited about, but these guys paved the way. Read More