Eyewitness App
Mar 2012 17

My wife introduced me to the Guardian Eyewitness App for the iPad. It simply updates a daily image from some news story around the world. The photos are astonishing and tell their stories without any need for words.

Simple, beautiful and free.

Get the Guardian Eyewitness iPad App Here

NP

Hellboy Poster is 80s throwback
Mar 2012 18

 

Saw this Hellboy poster and loved it because it reminded me of being a child and queuing for the cinema. Aesthetically it reminded me of some iconic 80s adventure movie posters so I thought I’d post a few to demonstrate:

 

 

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Great Star Wars Art
Mar 2012 18

 

Okay so we like a poster on this site and these Olly Moss designed Star Wars trilogy images are three of the best I’ve seen (the Empire one being my favourite).

 

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Sutemos: Quality Electronica Netlabel
Mar 2012 22

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I’ve always loved Lithuanian netlabel Sutemos for some amazing free electronica downloads. Their ‘Intelligent Toys’ series is consistently amazing and each release is full of quality tracks.

For choice alternative music and some lovely accompanying artwork, check it out:

Sutemos Website

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Mar 2012 25

Love music genius Jon Hopkins – Check

Love music genius Four Tet – Check

Love the orignal Jon Hopkins track ‘Vessel’ – Check

Love the remix of ‘Vessel’ by Four Tet – Check

So here is the brilliant remix vid, Produced and Directed by ‘Bison’, using an old 3D technique called Anaglyph.

Sweet.

NP

Opinionated Rant: Read the Book Before You See the Movie… Uh, Why?
Apr 2012 09

“Y’know you should read the book before you see the film, it’s far superior”

“The book is so much better than the movie”

“They left so much out of the film that it was nowhere near as good as the book”

… I’m sure you’ve probably heard one of these statements before, you’ve probably even said it at one point. And that’s ok, sometimes it’s true, the book can be better than the movie.

“Problem solved then I guess?”

“That was a short article”

“I suppose we can close the book on this one then!”

Well, not quite. I was sitting down to watch the recent film version of ‘We Need to Talk About Kevin’ a few nights ago, and it occurred to me that I hadn’t read the book. Despite it being a fixture in middle-class book clubs, with middle-class, middle-aged parents recommending it to their emotionally precocious teenage daughters and it topping the bestseller lists on both sides of the Atlantic and beyond, it had somehow passed me by. Suddenly I couldn’t do it, I had to stop the film and order the book on my Kindle before I could allow this situation to endure. But why?

Continue reading here…

TA

Polish Shining Poster
Apr 2012 22

Follow the link to buy Polish Posters.

Jul 2012 17

 

I have to give credit to Ain’t It Cool News to finding this gem of a documentary trailer.

 

It looks like a fascinating film about the life and work of one of the most famous movie poster artists of all time.  I don’t know this for a fact but I suspect his works of art have been viewed by more living souls than any other artist.  He is extremely prolific and here are a couple of my favourite examples of his work:

I hope this gets picked up and released in the UK as well as the USA.

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