Saturday, April 7, 2012

Blur - "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" Title Sequence

The best title sequence I've seen in a long time. It may even take the prize as my all-time favorite. The song featured in the video is an awesome cover of Led Zeppelin's "Immigrant Song". It was produced by Trent Reznor who seems to be working on a lot of movie soundtracks lately (thankfully). Karen O and Atticus Ross also worked on the song.

Blur Studio was hired by director, David Fincher to create the title sequence. For a glimpse behind the scenes checkout the article on underwire.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Max Zorn - "Let's Stick Together" Tape Art Project

Copyright - 2011 - Max Zorn

Max Zorn creates some of the most amazing artwork completely out of tape. He's known for displaying his work by hanging it on city lampposts. Max is asking everyone to help him out with his project by letting him know if you want his work to hang in your town.

Copyright - 2011 - Max Zorn

Copyright - 2011 - Max Zorn

Saturday, January 7, 2012

John Carey - fiftyfootshadows

Letting Go
©2008-2012 John Carey

John Carey's photographs are a sparkling new source of inspiration! Each piece endeavors to capture an emotion. It's as if that emotion was a cloud that engulfed the photographer and subjects but fled the moment the photo was taken. In that way there's a certain sadness to some of his work. A sense of nostalgia maybe.

Bus Light
©2008-2012 John Carey

On, Carey includes in depth blog posts along with his images. These posts are often beautiful accompaniments to the featured photo. In one such post he notes the following when commmenting on the image above.

"My favorite kind of light to shoot is fleeting. It consistently appears like a ghost passing through my awareness. Soft, delicate reflections that drift slower than our patience will usually allow us to notice moving until its gone."

Carey is generous to the art community and ran a contest for a Holga 120N (among other goodies), last December. You can find desktop-ready versions of some of his photographs for free, on his site.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Articles - Apps and Path

App developers rejoice! Over 1 billion apps were downloaded during the last week of December. A study was conducted by the analytics firm Flurry and was published in the tech section of BBC News.

It's interesting to note that the US "was responsible for nearly half of the downloads". China had 99 million downloads and was second only to the US with the UK coming in third with 81 million.

With these record high downloads came the increased popularity of the newest social app, Path. It was released back in November of 2010 but it's only now coming into it's own with a new interface and expanded networks. Gizmodo writer Mat Honan said it best:

"Imagine a social network that combines the voyeurism of Facebook with the visual intimacy of Instagram, the real-time newsreel of Twitter with the exclusiveness of a backyard barbecue."

Path is designed to be a personal "SmartJournal". On the list of goals and selling points for the product, the creators point out that the program should learn from the users actions and require less effort to use over time.

Path tries to make itself the most intimate social network out there by using encouraging users to log "moments" in time to share with "loved ones". It's apparent they're listening their users and learning from mistakes made by other social networks. I wonder how long this one will last.