Thursday, August 6, 2009

Mini-Rant: Bell & Rogers

Dear Bell and Rogers,

Please stop making these commercials where you constantly bash each other. You both suck equally. And everyone knows it.



Daily LOL - i <3 u

This guy is my hero... mathematical humor is HOT!

Daily Video: Canadian Heritage Minute - Marshall McLuhan

Any media studies person will appreciate this... the epic afternoon where McLuhan had ALL his ideas.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Top 15: Polish Talent

So lately I've been noticing a lot of really fantastic Polish artists (mainly digital artists and photographers) coming through the feeds at work. I decided I should compile a list of the top 15... notice some interesting similarities between their work.

Maciej Hajnrich (graphic designer, illustrator, art director) from Katowice

Wojciech Zalot (graphic designer, illustrator) from Lancut, now based in Cracow

Sebastian Szwajczak (photographer) from Katowice

Michal Sycz (digital artist) based in Cracow

Maciej Rakowski (graphic designer) from Łódź

Pawel Nolbert (graphic designer, web designer, illustrator) based in Warsaw

Marcin Moscicki (illustrator, graphic designer) from Warsaw

Malgorzata Mitelska (graphic designer, typographer) from Wroclaw

Tomasz Miazga (illustrator, 2D animator) from Warsaw

Jacek Kolodziejski (photographer) studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan and later at the Academy of Art & Design in Łódź

Magdalena Kmiecik (photographer) from Warsaw

Justyna Klein (photographer) from Warsaw

Michal Giedrojc (photographer) from Slupsk

Pawel Fabjanski (commercial photographer) from Łódź

Grzegorz Domaradzki (illustrator, graphic designer) from Poznań

Daily Video: Broken Glass Dance Scene from Sholay

Epic scene in Sholay where Hema Malini is made to dance on broken glass for her lover's life.

Daily LOL - Family Guy Roger Clip

My favourite Family Guy clip.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Lucky Spot: Swarovski Horse by Stella McCartney

Stella McCartney designed this Swarovski Crystal Horse which now hangs in Belsay Hall Castle & Gardens in Northumberland.

Artist Spotlight: Alvaro Pantoja

Another awesome artist who showed up on FreshBump recently: Alvaro Pantoja Busch of Santiago, Chile. I've posted a bunch of his illustration work here.

Must-See Movie: Once

Today's must-see movie is a bit different. The 2006 movie Once directed by John Carney features a simple plotline, but fantastic music. The film tells the story of two musicians: Glen Hansard (a guitarist/singer from Dublin) and Markéta Irglová (a pianist from Czechoslovakia). It won an Oscar for Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, a Critics Choice Award for Best Song, and numerous other awards for best score. Definitely check this one out!

Artist Spotlight: Dani Torrent

Today a really awesome illustrator showed up on Freshbump: Barcelona's Dani Torrent. If I could read Spanish, I could tell you more, but alas... images will have to do.

Daily LOL - Hot Dog

Thankyou Tom for the pic!

Daily Video: Pika Pika the Movie

Some Pika Pika (Light Doodle Projects) from a group in Japan.