Saturday, 13 February 2010

It Makes Your Hands Feel Worthless

Since we last met, I must say I've been less than productive in the old design doodling front, But what I will give myself credit for is finding these little treats! Its been a while since I've had a good perve on the old blogosphere, and after countless hours, Success.

Chrissy Angliker.
For starters, my first thoughts after reading the name was that he was a guy. After further research, I changed "Thought" to "Know", and change "Guy" To "Stereotypical Bleach Blonde Swiss Bird". I've had a nosey at her design work and wasn't exactly "amazed, overwhelmed, inspired etc..." but I stumbled across these paintings before looking through her complete portfolio and I can say that these impressed me.
On previous experiences I've come across this dripping kind of painting, might of even dabbled in some whilst attending Pendleton College (Shoutout) but I haven't witnessed ones that grabbed my attention so much. You could say that she might of had a lucky accident or a happy mistake along the way, but the majority all seem to have the same affect. It might be colour choice, it might even be that she's reworked the same piece time and time again, but the way I see this saturated shit is, and this is a good theory so I'm going to bang a little © on there is that:
If you venture into it with a heart full of ambition and passion, you will be famous for either A: landing it on a Topman t-shirt (good on ya!) or B: Famous for making a fair bit of money from it (Cashback!)
So, on that note, I will officially hand over to her the title of "Good Dripping Painting Swiss Painter Girl" and let you decide for yourself. Remember, click on any of the photo's to see them full screen and also have a nosey at her website to see more from her

When Did You Last Build A Fort?
For the main course, I couldn't help but bring out the kid in me.
Seeing these pics made me think about spending primary school summers at my Nanas and transforming the back living room into a massive fort! I will give these guys credit, they are pro's at what they do and frankly shit over anything I mustered. They are true pioneers of this dying exercise and I salute you and your incredible achievements.

Where's My Fucking Lazer Cutter!
Dessert is here and its sweeter than ever!
I introduce to you Scott Campbell.
Scott's a tattoo artist currently residing in Brooklyn, he charges $300 an hour and more than likely does a half decent job for that price. He's inked people such as Mark Jacobs and Heath Ledger and restricts the number of appointments he does week in week, treating his profession as a fine art form. Moving swiftly on from his tattoo's, the thing that I'm more in love with is his lazer art. Now, the next few pics are literally wedges of dollars that have had his designs cut into them. A unique idea that has been beautifully executed in my eyes. His art undoubtably gets both my thumbs firmly raised to sky!
Give yourself a pat on the back lad!
Finally, I cant stress but for you to see these in full screen, its well worth it, and if you want to see more form him check out his homepage:

Thursday, 4 February 2010

We Cant Stop Here, This Is Bat Country!

"Ah, devil ether. It makes you behave like the village drunkard in some early Irish novel. Total loss of all basic motor skills. Blurred vision, no balance, numb tongue. The mind recoils in horror, unable to communicate with the spinal column. Which is interesting because you can actually watch yourself behaving in this terrible way, but you can't control it. You approach the turnstiles and know that when you get there, you have to give the man two dollars or he won't let you inside. But when you get there, everything goes wrong. Some angry rotarian shoves you and you think "What's happening here? What's going on?" And you hear yourself mumbling..."
Raoul Duke

This is my own DVD cover, click on it to see it BIG!

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Getting On A Rolla!

Suddenly, out of no where, I've been slapped round the face by this Bleepy, Techno, Minimal music. And the more I listen to the DJ sets I get sent, the more I can see this new sound emerging. (When I say new sound, its like what popcorn was to the 80's, yet I can see this stuff getting big) In my head, the majority of it sounds like somebody's getting rattled on a squeaky bed in the room above you, but there's something about it I cant help but love. Its so catchy. Now the youtube videos wont do them justice, a full 320 WAV file would of been better, but that © symbol probably means its best I don't post downloads.
So, here they are, a few of my favorites that Bradshaw Highly Recommends.

First Up we have Mowgli- London To Paris. I first heard this on a set my man Calvin Reid did, and it stuck out from the rest of the songs like a sore thumb! After hearing it a few times, the beat is that bizarre, that if Train Spotting 2 was ever to be filmed, and they shot a scene in Uni halls with a sex addict above the room on a squeaky mattress...... whilst the person in hand was lay there suffering from an acid trip, I do sincerely hope that this song would be considered. Enjoy.

Seconds up and I introduce to you Punk Rolla! The remix that I do love o so dearly is a cut up of an old Beatles song- Getting Better. After a mixed success rate with Bass Weazal, Punk Rolla is half of the two man army going solo. This remix, on release, hit the top ten downloads on the Hypem charts and since then he has gone on to remix Marvin Gaye's Grapvine and Daft Punk's Robot Rock among others....This tune Bradshaw Highly Recommends.

Third up on my list of treats is Renaissance Man's Spray Can. The youtube video doesn't really do it much justice I'm afraid, yet its something to listen out for. When its played a little quicker and a lot louder e.g. When your in a club....(or in Jack Jones on a saturday afternoon) You will realize the full potential this song has to offer. Heres a clip off Annie Macs show with the girl smashing out the song!

Finally, Going off the bleeps is a little beauty I've had hold of for a while. Its Boy 8 Bit- Baltic Pine. Interestingly enough, it has a seriously late drop, and in the sets I've heard its been used to tone it down slightly and go from one song to the next, yet i think its a corker of a track and well worth the listen whilst doing some work. The youtube video I'm doubting is its official video but all the same, it compliments it nicely. Bradshaw smashes two thumbs up and Highly Recommends!

Monday, 1 February 2010

Funny Eh?

Now this is 100% what I'm about. This is one of the best pieces of work I've done in a long time. The story behind it came about one night when I was having a "debate" on facebook. After struggling to describe my view on life, and after being asked a silly question (Something along the lines of "why are all men dicks!?") this went from my brain to finger tips in seconds. I dunno what went on, but reading it back I thought "Ye im impressed with that!"
"Funny Eh?"
Even if no one else does, I deffo give it a Bradshaw thumbs up!