City of Fire

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The people behind popular art blog Arrested Motion are curating a group exhibit at the Stephen Webster gallery in Beverly Hills. Opens next Tuesday. The All-Star line-up includes Ron English, Kid Zoom, Revok, Patrick Martinez, Rostarr, Mark Dean Veca, and many more. The image I grabbed is some new work by Rostarr, which looks amazing. Hit the link up top to see the full preview at Arrested Motion.

CW Versus AD

MashKULTURE have just featured a series of graphics which capture the differing interests of the Copywriter vs. the Art Director. One wants Twitter, the other wants Pinterest. One uses .doc, the other uses .psd. Head over to MashKULTURE to see more.

Kickstarter

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Kickstarter, as you probably know, offers “crowd funding” for creative projects. As such, they’ve funded an impressive range of undertakings, including adventures in film, music, and publishing. The Pebble E-Paper Watch recently became the company’s most heavily backed project, securing over $10 million after failing to attract interest from other investors. Inspired Magazine have just published a short article on achieving Kickstarter success, as told by Dan Freschl, who has managed to crowd fund Bosavi; his lightweight headlamp design.

Soul Power

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Your Sunday just got a soul injection thanks to Beatminerz Radio and Ego Trip who have teamed up to present two 1-hour mixes paying tribute to James Brown and Stevie Wonder.

Super Specials

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Happy Friday. As you’ve probably noticed, it’s Memorial Day weekend this weekend, and that means sales! If you’re feeling super special, you might want to head over to my friends at Digital Gravel and jump on the savings too…

Shaken, Not Stirred

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I think they just announced a new Bond film – another one with Daniel Craig. Perhaps, just maybe, that provides a decent enough segue into this collection of Michael Gilette’s Classic Bond Covers which did the rounds on all the design blogs about a month back. This particular batch is viewable over at mashKULTURE.

Cool Calm Rap Mix

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Cool Calm Pete is one of my favorite rappers. In this instance, though, he puts down the microphone and digs in the crates instead. Check out his mix for 360Sounds over at Modern Shark – it’s nearly 2hrs long. Mostly Golden Era and mid-’90s bangers by the likes of Chubb Rock, De La Soul, AZ, Nas, Method Man, Boot Camp Clik, Slick Rick, Tribe, and so on. Highlights include a few of CCP’s own joints snuck into the mix.