Rebloggin’ 4 the GIFs.
THE #MUSIC EDITORS’ TOP ALBUMS OF 2013
This panel of bloggers, musicians and industry experts have been picking out the best in music all year. We asked them to list their favs.
Do you agree, disagree? Take the users’ poll here.
1. Kanye West – Yeezus
2. Disclosure – Settle
3. Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City
4. Drake – Nothing Was The Same
5. HAIM – Days Are Gone
6. Kurt Vile – Wakin’ on a Pretty Daze
7. Arcade Fire – Reflektor
8. Beyoncé – Beyoncé
9. Danny Brown – Old
10. Savages – Silence Yourself
11. The Knife – Shaking the Habitual
12. The National – Trouble Will Find Me
13. Queens of the Stone Age – …Like Clockwork
14. Parquet Courts – Light Up Gold
15. Chance The Rapper – Acid Rap
16. Jagwar Ma – Howlin
17. Laura Marling – Once I Was an Eagle
18. Lorde – Pure Heroine
19. A$AP Rocky – LONG.LIVE.A$AP
20. Arctic Monkeys – AM
21. Deafheaven – Sunbather
GIFs by Matthias Brown.
Magnifying glasses allow less-than-hawk-eyed viewers to observe the miniscule figures – each of which has its own teeny-tiny energy and character.
These miniature, talisman-like sculptures were intuitively carved and shaped by Kanwa to express his worldview of nature, spirituality, and the macro and micro cosmos. His creative process follows a special ritual, informed by his past investigations of sacred knowledge and practices in Indonesia, where he dialogues with the material and medium used before beginning to sculpt.
Edward Burtynsky’s photographs present the “disrupted” landscapes; those created by the technology used in the extraction of minerals and energy from the planet, and those changed by the need for extensive delivery systems put in place to move materials for production of goods.
Study of Sheen
If you need an antidote to the ‘ribbon style’ lettering that has become so ubiquitous recently, look no further.
Greg Coulton, working in London, has created several lettering studies based on the places he’s spent time in. Most recently he completed this design of Sheen, a leafy South-West London suburb.
“The piece is a historical celebration of the area, featuring details and iconography to depict its illustrious past.”
It’s great to see the lettering studies before and after they are surrounded with the rest of the composition. The level of intricacy is fantastic. Describing himself as a “designer & illustrator, with a pinch of typographer thrown in”, Greg’s story is familiar: having spent 12 years in advertising agencies, he’s given it up to spend his time illustrating.
We’re living in the future, when scientists can create mouse brains with human brain cells and measure the impact on learning. Earlier this year, a paper was published in Cell describing experiments where scientists implanted human glial progenitor cells into the brains of newborn mice. Glial cells are cells as numerous as neurons in the brain that support and nourish neurons. Until recently it was thought that they played exclusively a supporting role in the brain, but we now know that they can also impact neurotransmission. The mice who had human glial cells implanted in the neonatal stage grew chimera brains: on reaching adulthood, the human glial cells had spread to large parts of the mouse brain, retaining their human form and integrating themselves into the mouse neural network similar to human glial cells in a human brain or mouse glial cells in a normal mouse. The partially human mice learned significantly faster than control mice and mice implanted with mouse glial cells on all behavioral tests, and the same could be seen on measures of long-term potentiation (LTP)—a molecular process of strengthening the connections between neurons that is known to underlie some forms of memory and learning.
Paul Rudd has been playing one of the longest-running and most demented jokes in late-night TV history on Conan.
Paul Studd. I like your style.
not loving pauly rudd is unthinkable;
this is one of my most favourite things in the history of ever
and then it gets EVEN WEIRDER
^only for internet pros deep in the game
Typism Book One
In September this year, Dominique Falla organised a”humble little type conference” on Australia’s Gold Coast called Typism. I wasn’t able to attend, however it looked like quite an event from what I saw on social media.
This week, a copy of the book created to accompany the event arrived in my letter box.
Ahead of the conference, a call for entries when out for typography, lettering and calligraphy—in black and white only. Although there are some well known names in the 193 piece line-up, such as Jon Contino, Rob Clarke, Drew Melton and Simon Ålander, the judges picked work without knowledge of the entrants, so some big names were rejected and many newcomers (and me) were included.
There’s a really broad mix of designs, perfect for a little inspiration. It’s weighted more to lettering than type, but the book’s black and white format works really well. You can pick one up here.
made of pepper, curry, honey, biscuit, noodles, cheese, oregano or flour, these artworks are awesome. All have a special character or style. Let them entertain you to be creative with your surrounding. But don’t play with food, instead respect it!
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