Imprint’s Architecture for Dogs project, in partnership with the incredibly talented designer Kenya Hara, has just launched an exciting new contest: Build Challenge. It’s a Facebook contest, open to US residents who want to try their hand at building one of the free architectural designs for dogs, by world class architects. The blueprints can be downloaded directly from the Architecture for Dogs website. [Read More]
Mark Ryden: The Gay 90′s is a new hardcover title from Rizzoli, which documents the popular LA-based Pop Surrealist’s latest works. The new title certainly offers an excellent opportunity to investigate what all the Mark Ryden hype is about – with over 140 pages and 80+ illustrations, including beautiful and unsettling examples of his trademark bulbous-headed debutantes and nearly as many examples of his fixations on red meat and a rather uncomfortable-looking Abraham Lincoln. Yes, it’s quite eerie, dark, and creepy, but it’s also amazingly skillful, cohesive, and thought-provoking. It also contains something of a centerfold, which is fun. My favorite aspect of this coffee table all-star, however, is all the initial sketches and drawings it contains – several per completed artwork in some instances. An appealing offering for both dedicated fans and newcomers to the weird world of Ryden. [View Images]
You can stream the latest release from contemporary soul singer Charles Bradley, fresh out from Daptone Records, over at Whudat. It’s worth the effort; get to clicking already.
Seeker Friend #14 “The Skateboarder” by Jeff Soto is available for 24hrs, starting at noon tomorrow, via Prints on Wood. Rad. I got #13, and now I’m wishing I had #1-#12 too…