tisdag 22 december 2009

The Warhol Bust

An art project for 2010 I've started. The idea is to produce a real bust from this 3D sculpture:

måndag 21 december 2009

Mad for Mad Men

Mad Men has been hyped by so many, for so long, that I had to check out the series. I normally follow comedy/drama series like Curb, The Office, Parks & Recreation, Entourage, Californication, Bored to Death, and Eastbound & Down. So initially, a down-tempo show with 50 minute episodes, took its toll on my temper. I had a hard time winding down to the slow pace of this show about 60's advertising biz characters.

However, after five episodes, I am addicted. I can't get enough of the king of cool, Don Draper, and his 1960's bunch of hip New Yorkers. At first, I was suspecting the entire show was a covert operation to trick young people into becoming cigarette smokers. This is apparently not the case, since people smoked like chimneys in the 60's, and the constant smoking is a part of the show's obsession with authenticity. The actors smoke herbal cigarettes, since California law won't allow them to smoke tobacco (Go Cali!).

I am right now in the middle of season 2, and have been pondering why the show is so fascinating, since it is so much focused on quality, and lacks cheap thrills. A theory is that people like me, who were born in the '60's are looking at our parents, a little bit. We get a feel for what was trendy back then, how people lived their lives, what clothes they wore, how they socialized. How society worked, what values were driving people to do what they do. I can tell you, that this show, somehow, gives me perspective upon my parents, and what shaped them, the values of their times, and so on.

An interesting note, is that there is a lot of product placement in teh show, most of the agencies clients brands are brands of today paying to be part of the show, like Utz nuts, Cadillac and Maidenform.

måndag 14 december 2009

Away We Drift

I totally fell for writing talent and hipster culture publishing genious Dave Eggers breakthrough novel "A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius", which I at the time of reading felt was probably among the best books I've ever read.
Now it's great to find a movie he's co-written with his wife called "Away We Go", which is out on DVD.

The movie is something of a must for anyone interested in alternative American culture, quite far away from the mainstream. The movie is slow, about a pregnant couple travelling USA to find a place to move and raise their family. The couple roam the land and meet friends in various cities, and weird/fun stuff happens. Smart dialogue, kinda hippie-ish vibe. It's a treat to see John Krasinski from The Office US in a big screen setting, he plays a similar character to the one in The Office, and has an equally dorky hairdo.

onsdag 9 december 2009

Now that's proper Car Design!

Chrysler Thunderbolt Concept 1941, only five built:

Can't they build it now, as an electric car? More pics here!

söndag 6 december 2009

Tablet Magazine Concept

This is pretty interesting, magazines like this Tablet concept for Sports Illustrated looks like what I, as a magazine lover since back in tha day, have been longing for for a long time: (Sorta like reading a music magazine, where you can hear the songs, see clips of the band with videos and interviews and so forth.) I myself stopped reading paper music magazines a long time ago.

lördag 5 december 2009

The Invention Of A Boring Way To Say "There Is No God"

Ricky Gervais movie making debut The Invention Of Lying unfortunately does not deliver. It is a sad little movie, quite boring until the BIG JOKE is delevered after about one hour. Then it picks up speed for a while, but after a fun 15 minutes returns to being quite boring for the remainder.

The BIG JOKE, however, is exposing all religion as extremely shallow and for super-gullible people exlusively, is well delivered. One might almost suspect that Gervais has something of a hidden agenda. Anyhow, if you walk out of the movie theatre still claiming to believe in "The Man In The Sky", well... that's your problem.

torsdag 3 december 2009

Tiger Woods going Viral Globally

The Tiger Woods story is going orbital all around the globe. If you want to know what happened, or maybe happened, check out this little 3D re-enactment Sims-stylee from Taiwan: