Posts from May, 2010
To promote its night vision assistant, Mercedes-Benz launched a print ad which reimagines a deer as a faceted, gold figure. It’s hard to trace the origins of the faceted surface trend, but I do wonder if its use in advertising marks its way out. It’d be a shame since this image is really beautiful.Add a comment
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Familjen is one of the artists – Swedish, of course – that I kind of cover on this blog. I’m into the music and relate to the one bro studio set up. I’ve been proud when the album artwork for Mänskligheten started making the rounds in design/art/Kanye blogs in the last few days but sad to see it paired without enthusiasm for the tunes. Not cool. Mänskligheten is a legit album.
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So you’re traveling to a few countries, and you/your butler would like to keep your electronics juiced while away. Used to be, you’d need a kit of a heavy brick with interchangeable tips or dedicated adapters to each country. Now there are all-in-one adapters with prongs that pop up to fit local sockets.
Band T-shirts used to be an important part of the concert experience. You’d wear them the next day to school and wouldn’t need to explain why your eyes are too puffy to open.
But I dunno that people wear them now. They seem too obvious, like cupcake tattoos or name dropping obscure bands to intimidate people who don’t read blogs. We wanna wear clothes. We don’t want to look like we’re trying to curate music festivals in our T-shirt shelves.
I mean, everyone’s onto hipsters. The bored attitude, the self-righteousness, the hypocrisy – they’ve all been jokes for so long that even douches are over it. You could well have a Ke$ha fan call you on a Pitchfork rant. It’s beyond undesirable to be mistaken for a hipster or someone who just discovered hipster jokes.
Concert Ts still get bought, I think. Maybe people buy them if they wanna support independent music, since nobody pays for CDs anymore. That’s fair but doesn’t mean the shirts get worn.
Here are some concert T-shirts that might say what I just wrote. They’re made from existing concert Ts, so we’ve got a limited edition, re-use, waste rescue, found art series. They’re not a blatant statement about music/your taste in music. They’re from concerts you might not have been to. They’re from bands you might like/dislike. They’re one of a kind/mass manufactured. They’re meant to be worn/stored. They support/rape the arts.
Regardless, they’re From’s first shirts, and they look good.
See more at the shop.
Last night, two From songs were featured on How I Met Your Mother. YAY!!!
“Tell Me Why” was in the first bar scene, and “One Spring Away” was at a flashback fantasy scene showing what the previous tenant at Ted and Marshall’s apartment was like. It’s so cute. Even though I’m kind of biased, I have to say that the song is a super good match for the scene.
A less excited person might feel a bit overshadowed by the Ratatat video ft that bird – mine has a bird too! (You have to watch the clip to get this tenuous reference). But it’s all good.
Stream the episode on CBS
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