Monday, March 31, 2008

Al Jaffee profiled in the NYT

Al Jaffee profile in NYT

The MAD foldin was one of my all time fave things in MAD Magazine, Jaffee at 87 years young is still painting them!

Thursday, March 27, 2008

hand painted signs from Jeff Canham

Painted signs from Jeff Canham

wow! these are spectacular

New Slim Cessna record!

Slim Cessna's Auto Club - Cipher

Classic Denver band that is outstanding live! though - not based really based here anymore, kinda. ;) And fantastic cover artwork from another former Denver hero - Heather Reynolds.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

World's Greatest Record Collection for sale

http://blog.wired.com/music/2008/02/worlds-largest.html

from Wired.....
"Every recording in this amazing collection has been purchased by its owner, Paul Mawhinney, over a period of a half-century, and stored in a 16,000-square-foot climate-controlled warehouse. Many millions of dollars have been invested in the acquisition and storage of the collection, the estimated value of which is now greater than $50 million dollars."

whoa.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Monday, March 17, 2008

Kraftwerk to play Denver

http://calendar.denverpost.com/denver-co/events/show/81663789-kraftwerk

wow! one of the greatest bands ever to play Denver - only 4 shows this year stateside

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Thursday, March 6, 2008

the Vanishing Point

http://vanishingpoint.ca/tailrace.html

this is a tunnel behind/underneath Niagra Falls - but the website has a name coinciding with a movie I'm currently obsessed with..... the Vanishing Point, goofball trailer here.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

I like it when bands stay broken up

http://www.nme.com/news/pavement/34908

as much as I like(d) Pavement I have to stick to my internal guns and stay the course with the belief that bands that have broken up stay broken up. Thankfully I had the chance to see Pavement before breakup.

Vintage skate sticker sets on Flickr

http://www.flickr.com/photos/88925610@N00/sets/72157604000450412/

there are some gems here....I saved a lot of stuff from those days, but the stickers have all gone away....

Vatican recants with a statue of Galileo

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/faith/article3478943.ece

FTA:
"Four hundred years after it put Galileo on trial for heresy the Vatican is to complete its rehabilitation of the great scientist by erecting a statue of him inside the Vatican walls."

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

another site for Vinyl lovers

http://lpcoverlover.com/

wow! lots of great covers scanned here.......

Lou Dorfsman's Gastrotypographicalassemblage

http://www.underconsideration.com/speakup/archives/004496.html
FTA:
"The icon in question was the Gastrotypographicalassemblage, the wall from the CBS cafeteria that was conceived and designed by Lou Dorfsman, the legendary art director. Though many designers are aware of its existence, few understand the magnitude of the achievement that it represents. The Gastrotypographicalassemblage, commonly referred to as “the wall,” is enormous; it is 33 feet in length and 8 feet in height, give or take a few inches. The piece is a mélange of food-related words and objects, a perfectly orchestrated collage of appetite. At last count, more than 1,450 letters converge to create this experience."

Monday, March 3, 2008

Medium Phobic

http://mediumphobic.com/

absolutely love this guy's illustrations - top notch