So, I started a new folder in my bookmarks called Photography – 2009… A few of my bookmark folders like photography and design get filled up super quick, so I’ve found that breaking them up into years works good for me. So, since the year is young and my 09 folder isn’t super full yet, I thought I’d share all the good stuff I’ve come across.
Editor & Art Director is a rad independent fashion(ish) magazine that I came across on the Neu Army Blog. I was super psyched on a bunch of the spreads, so check out some pages of the magazine after the jump.
I think Harrison posted on Dieter Rams before. He’s badass.
I’m not a designer and I don’t know the first thing about it, but some of you fancy book-learners out there might enjoy this list on Vitsoe.com, as well as the photographs of a few super modern products Rams designed in the last five decades.
Excerpt: [Good design] is nothing trendy that might be out-of-date tomorrow. This is one of the major differences between well-designed products and trivial objects for a waste-producing society. Waste must no longer be tolerated.
So, David Lang just informed me that this Keith Romanowski photo showed up on the amazing photoblog, Yimmys Yayo, with a rad Defgrip shoutout. David then informed me of how this photo got around. You need to read this. I just copied and pasted David’s email, so check it out after the jump.
Anthem has been one of my favorite magazines since I picked my first issue up seven years ago. They have been putting out amazing content since day one and I continue to be inspired by every issue. I was just on their site and stumbled upon this post from Dustin A. Beatty, the editor-in-chief about Purple Magazine and the new Purple Diary. As much as we rely on blogs for our daily content and news, it is still very hard to find a blog that can compete on the same level as a good magazine. I’m not saying that I think all blogs and websites are poorly crafted, I just think there is a lot of truth in the text below.
“To paraphrase an old editor-in-chief at Esquire: A magazine is really only as good as its editors. We’d like to think that in the Digital Age the ubiquity of amateur journalism, photography and blogs won’t effectively kill the voice of editors who are afforded special access to the lives of those in fashion, film, art, music and design. Editors like Purple Magazine‘s Olivier Zahm have these relationships, connections, and knowledge to put together a professional product, one that can’t be duplicated by college students sitting in their dorm rooms aggregating a host of blog content from the world over in an effort to make $1.33 a month on Google’s AdSense.”
So, as I finish aggregating a host of blog content from the world, go pick up an issue of Anthem and get inspired.
I just came across some amazing photos by Corey Arnold. The fisherman/ocean pics caught my eye, but most of the stuff is cool to look at. As far as photo portfolio sites go, I like the way this site was designed too. Check it out here HERE.
Also, if you are in the NYC area, Corey has an exhibit called “Fish-Work” at Sara Tecchia right now.
Drake featuring Lil Wayne – Ignorant Shit 50 Cent – I’ll Be The Shooter AZ – Life On The Line Blood For Blood – City Boy Mountain Goats – Heretic Pride Belle & Sebastian – Seymour Stein Against Me - Mutiny On The Electronic Bay Skrewdriver – Antisocial Shere Khan – Disappear Hell Rell – Do It For The Hustlers
Newwork, a large format magazine printed on newsprint, just released their third issue. I have yet to see one, but this is the kind of stuff I’m in love with. I’m going to order a copy of issue two on Youworkforthem right now!
Andrew McMullen has been out in Miami for a little vacation. One of his friends rented a house for a month, so Andrew headed down for a few weeks to soak up some sun. He’s been taking a bunch of photos and posted two good updates on his blog.
So, like six years ago, I was a councilor at Woodward for way too long. I don’t know what I was thinking, but I’m pretty sure I was there for six weeks. Anyway, one week there was this kid, that for what ever reason, thought I looked like Michael Bolton from Office space and would call me that all day. He was pretty cool, so I let it slide. Years have passed and I have completely forgot about the whole thing, when the other day, I get an email from someone named Scott Marceau telling me about a blog he has with Chad Moore and Ryan Bailey, who also happen to be his roommates in Brooklyn. It turns out Scott was the kid who called me Michael Bolton and it also turns out that their blog is amazing. In his email he pretty much denounces the blog, saying it’s a complete joke, but I found a lot of enjoyment in their posts like “spnxr spencerllyodwohlrab” or a t-shirt design that says “my facial hair is red and so are half of my pubes.com”. And yes, I did type that in to see if it actually exists and yes it actually does. To sum things up, I really enjoy some total randomness on the web in the midst of all the seriousness and these guys are definitely having fun. Also, if you are looking for a place to crash in New York this summer, “The Snake Lounge” aka “Snakes Inn” will let you stay for $200 a week… But I think you have to pass a test before they will let you in….