01.07.08 by Jeff

Booooooom is growing!

We are growing at an alarming rate! I am sorry about the site being down for a bit there, we had a little hiccup – the site had waaaaaaay (7 a’s) more hits than I thought we would get in our first week and we actually smashed the server that we are hosted on! We are working on moving it to the best server possible so it won’t happen again!

26.06.08 by Jeff

Skateboards and laserbeams!

Keeping with the laser theme my good friend, Damion Silver sent me over some sample photos of the laser-etched skateboards he created. I believe there will be an extremely limited run available on Digital Gravel next week! Stay tuned! Now all we need is some sharks with frickin’ lasers attached to their heads.

Have a look at the full board after the jump!

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26.06.08 by Jeff

Typography with lasers!

Laser Type by Oscar & Ewan. I love stuff like this – people coming up with “outside the box” ways of creating typefaces. High-powered laser pen, some mirrors, and a camera (and cigars apparently!).

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26.06.08 by Jeff

Rainbow War!

This was the last thing I posted right before the blogs got removed from Hypebeast.com – I don’t think many people got to see it so I wanted to post it again here. This film was created for Expo ’86 here in Vancouver and was nominated for an Academy Award. I remember having to watch this pretty much every year all the way through elementary school.
Fans of Whose Line is It Anyways might recognize Ryan Stiles and Colin Mochrie! This is up there with my favourite films from the 80′s – right up there with Brazil. Actually there are quite a few similarities between this film and Brazil, although Brazil never had a trojan fire hydrant in it!
Enjoy.
25.06.08 by Jeff

Beck – Gamma Ray!

Stereogum revealed the album cover and the tracklist a couple weeks ago and now another track from the album has hit the net. Gamma Ray. After hearing Chem Trails and now Gamma Ray it’s safe to say that my hopes are pretty darn high at this point. The album comes out in about two weeks!!! I can’t wait!

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25.06.08 by Jeff

Feed me!

Just wanted to direct your attention over to the “subscribe” button over there on at the top of the sidebar. I finally got Feedburner setup properly so you can all click on this friendly icon or the “subscribe” button to subscribe to the Feed with Google Reader, or My Yahoo! or whatever reader you kids are using these days.

A thousand pardons to those of you who already subscribed to the feed in the two days since launch and have been wondering why your reader hasn’t been updating properly! You don’t need to change anything, it was a mistake on my end!

25.06.08 by Jeff

Adam Lowe

Adam Lowe has illustrated for Nike, Lodown, and Wax Poetics. I only came across him recently and instantly became a fan of his work. This one in particular, reminds me of an Egon Schiele painting. I love the looseness of the work and his handling of hair.

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25.06.08 by Jeff

No Stress – Justice Parody!

I am quite jaded when it comes to parody music videos – but this one is as good as it gets. Unless you’ve been living under a rock you have already seen the sensational video for Justice’s latest single, Stress (I posted about it awhile ago). The hoodlums’ violence in the video was controversial to some but it was exactly the type of hardcore attitude that begged to be parodied. Without further ado I present to you, Justesse – No Stress directed by Thomas Vandenberghe (according to Antville and Youtube) and produced by Charles Villeneuve:

The firecracker part is hilarious!

If you never saw the original video for Stress, I posted it after the jump!

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