Vinylla Ice

February 22, 2010

Move over mass-produced wall wotsits made from peely plastic. Look at all these wonderful wall vinyls, created by Hu2, a London-based company comprised of four crazy dudes (and one dudette!). They have some simply awesome ideas when it comes to creative uses of vinyl. And they hark back to some of Banksy’s pieces too. I fink they’re just brilliant!

Granny Tits

February 16, 2010

Seeing in colour

February 15, 2010

Right now there’s a small exhibition of photographs by William Eggleston on in east London. Eggleston was one of the first people to get colour photography recognised as ‘proper’ art, in the 60s – up till him, you had to shoot in black and white to have your pictures taken seriously. Colour? That was the medium of advertising…

Well Eggleston is still at it. The saturated tones of his photos and the off-kilter framing look pretty familiar now, but he’s still got a pin-sharp eye for an image amongst the suburban detritus he takes as his subject.

The exhibition is just up the road from Old Street, at the Victoria Miro gallery, and it’s running for a couple more weeks (until 27 Feb). It’s really worth a visit.

andrew.

VW Banner

February 15, 2010

This banner actually made me laugh. I really like it.

By John

25 years of the mobile phone

February 15, 2010

12 photos show the development of the mobile phone from a gigantic car battery sapping behemoth to svelte touch screens.

There’s also an article about the development of the mobile phone industry in the UK here on the Guardian website.


A great microsite fo’ de Snickers Get Some Nuts campaign. ‘S coo’, bro. Deres also some banna’ out dere on de INTERNET in which ya’ kin git Mr T t’call yo’ homeys and chastise dem fo’ general tawdriness.

Also check out da damn JIBE translato’ t’jazz down bo’in’ wo’k emails.

Nice line.

February 12, 2010

This made me smile on the way home.

You’re a muppet

February 9, 2010

Ever wanted to star in the muppets? Chances are, this is a close as you’ll get (yes, you’ll need to enter a little bit of data, but this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience we’re talking about).

Ok so it doesn’t actually make you a muppet. Which would be awesome. But in all my childhood I never dared to dreamed I’d have my name on the lips of Kermit and Miss Piggy.

It feels like they could have had a bit more fun with the personalisation, but it’s pretty cool nonetheless. After all, what sort of a sociopath doesn’t have a soft spot for the muppets?

andrew.

Cute! Test how well you know your friends on twitter, facebook and myspace with this site that scrapes data from your account and regurgitates it as a quiz.

Designed by those folk over at unit9 who are so very, very good at making beautiful things.

3D in NYC

February 9, 2010

Neat 3D poster in New York built from recycled consumer electronics… More here.

Andrew