Friday, January 29, 2010

More technology: the Ipad



Another jump ahead in technology made by Apple, the Ipad notebook, making reading traditional books and newspapers obsolete (well, not really)




The iPad looks just like the device on Star Trek:Next Generation: touch screen, microphone, 3G network, and apps being created as we speak.




Based on that I would probably buy it, but I really don't have a need for this. I love reading magazines and newspapers in "real life". I'm such a strange person; I like to mix old school and new stuff together. I'd have a hover car and a fireplace. A warp drive and still record things on VHS. I'm the wrong kind of person for accepting new things because I feel like technology makes you lazy, but thats another post.

It will be interesting to see how many people buy and use this in the coming year. The ipod and iphone are ingrained so deeply in our lives we wonder how we got along without them, but I'm not sure about this. Plus I keep imagining getting whacked over the head for this

Read more here here and the Apple store

The iPad



Another jump ahead in technology made by Apple, the Ipad notebook, making reading traditional books and newspapers obsolete (well, not really)



The iPad looks just like the device on Star Trek:Next Generation: touch screen, microphone, 3G network, and apps being created as we speak.



Based on that I would probably buy it, but I really don't have a need for this. I love reading magazines and newspapers in "real life".

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

House Music: Lady Miss Kier

Trying to catch up, I've been buying new rap and r&b cd's to give the new artists a listen before I truly settle down into the "They ain't like the ol' school!" old fogey-isms, but lately new house music keeps finding me, or I find it.

People who know me know how much I love Deee-Lite. I found a mix of "How do u say love?" remixed by Pal Joey, I've never heard before.



This is the shorter version featuring Lady Miss Kier modeling 60's inspired clothing from designer Emilio Pucci I love her and her style was way before its time.

This is why you always buy (or listen) to every remix single your favorite artists make. You never know what you'll miss.

This was from 1991, damn near 20 years ago, and it still bangs today. Its that timeless quality of god house music that I love!

Shout out to DJ Rashida and sayokokisses on youtube for having this video

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Lovely Package: Graphos Playing Cards


Remember when I said that designers shouldn't have the same looking items that "regular" people have? Well, these are the cards we use to play Poker or Spades.

Canadian designer Michelle Lam created these amazing cards. Each card from the deck of Graphos Playing Cards will tell the unique story of a specific area of focus in typography.



I have got to own a deck, especially if I can really play with them!





Michelle Lam

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Nude + Dada on a T shirt

I found this image on a t shirt so striking and unusual I had to find out more.


Turns out this was a famous photograph of Dada and Surrealism artist Marcel Duchamp playing chess with a nude woman (Eve Babbitt) in 1963


I don't know how they thought to print this imagery on a T shirt but I like it because only the "artsy types" will get it

Props to Digital Gravel for finding this

B2B MLK

This flyer makes me smile

Monday, January 18, 2010

New Year Tragedies 2

Wednesday January 13th. The world (and Philly) lost one of the greats in Teddy Pendergrass.



I can't say much more about him that hasn't already been said.

When I hear his music, I am 8 years old again. I didn't know what he was signing about, but I knew that he was what men were supposed to be.


Back in the day, you couldn't get no shaper than this!

I couldn't wait to be one just like him when I grew up. I wanted to love a woman like he said I was supposed to. He reminded me of my Dad and my older brother.

He will be missed

Thanks to magazine waxpoetic for this dope cover and story.

New Year Tragedies 1

I was so busy last week that I didn't get a chance to write about things that have happened this year...



As I prepared to go to work last Tuesday, I didn't even notice or hear about the massive earthquake that struck in Port Au Prince, Haiti. It was a 7.0 on the Richter Scale and shook the land, leaving buildings falling like decks of cards. Ambivalence was usually what people reacted with when they learned of tragedy in another part of the world.

This time the world got it right.

In response to the gross negligence of Hurricane Katrina and the Tsunami flood, money, medical supplies, and other aid arrived so fast that workers couldn't transport them fast enough, and there were so many planes carrying more that many couldn't land.



I was so happy for this over abundance of support from so many people, so many companies and entertainers.

Read the facts about Haiti and the earthquake here

Donate here


American Red Cross


yele (Wyclef's organization)

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Graphic Design Humor-The Oatmeal



I came across this site and I cannot stop laughing at this website and its designer tinged humor. My favorite was How a Web Design Goes Straight To Hell and it reminded me of a few of my own and plenty of friends' experiences.

Read about the rest here

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Go Girl!



The New Year begins with an interview on the Clutch website about my friend Andrea, and her celebration of natural hair through her new store, aptly titled I Love My Hair, featuring artwork displaying a proud nod toward natural hair and acceptance of its uniqueness.

Read her interview here.

Her store I Love My Hair

Friday, January 1, 2010

The year 2010

I can't believe I am looking at this number. I felt the same way about the year 2000. I remember reading dates like that on Robotech and other sci-fi shows.

First of this year that caught my attention was JayZ's vid for "On to the next One"



I love the B&W treatment and the lighting, though people have been accusing Jay Z of being Illuminati and including Satanic images in his work. These images make me want to pick up a camera, not sacrifice a goat.

I'm not sure how to feel about this. Is Sean Carter's success so great that people actually think he made a "deal with the Devil" to achieve it? I find myself not caring.

Maybe I'm brainwashed already. I'll put my X Files cap on later, for now I'm gonna jam to my song.