Friday, July 25, 2014

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Yeah, but not really

So here is an article about the importance of color and how from minimal poster deigns, these characters are so easily recognizable.

Yes they are.

But I would argue that it is far more from consistency than by color.

By adding the eyes, you know who they are right away. Take away the eyes and you'd relate each color to something from your own thoughts. I thought the orange one was Ernie at first. Because I never paid attention to Garfield.

Yes the color of these characters is a key part of them, but it's just part.

Why these work is because you have seen (two) these characters for as long as you've been alive. And these characters never changed. They did not get a re-branding or an updated look to go with the times.

To me these say… When you have something that works, stick with it. For a long time.

Upcoming Weatherbox Show

Come check out Weatherbox at The Demo July 27. They have a sound that is a mix of power pop, with a rough edge to it. There are moments that remind me of The Hold Steady. So go out and check them out.

Debuting at 28 on the Billboard Heatseekers charts, the first full-length release in over half a decade from the "smart, raucous San Diego combo," writes Entertainment Weekly, "draws its passionate thrust from front-man Brian Warren's struggles with psychosis. And despite the heavy feedback and punishingly sharp sadness," they note, "[Weatherbox] still dabble in radio-friendly sugar without ever weakening their teeth."

Friday, July 18, 2014

Draw and Get Drawn

Frenchgirls app. Go get it. Do it.


4 Bourbons and 2 Movies

Nicholas Cage is great in this very under the radar movie. The description does not do the movie justice.

An ex-con, who is the unlikeliest of role models, meets a 15-year-old boy and is faced with the choice of redemption or ruin.

These characters seem real. You get sucked in to their everyday. The end is a bit of a disconnect from the rest of the pacing of the film, but it doesn't ruin it.

You should by all means watch this.

Trivia: Gary was a homeless man given the part of Wade the Father by the directer, Green, who often casts locals in his movies. He died on the streets of Austin a couple of months after filming stopped.

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty-
This was really good too. I was two for two last night.

It's a weird interesting tale of a quiet shy odd guy who sometimes spaces out imagining crazy circumstances far more exciting than his real life.

The acting was good. Ben Stiller also directed it, which I thought was also quite good.

I don't want to say too much, because I knew very little going in and loved seeing it all unfold.

I dug the soundtrack too. It made me buy an album by Junips, who had several songs in the movie.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Movie Review


I hated the trailer. It looked ridiculous. I didn't even make it through it.

But then a co-worker (and friend) who's opinion I value came into work on Monday raving about how great the movie was.

So last night I watched it.

I should've stuck with my first instinct to avoid it.

I hated it.

Yes it has some great actors in it. But they can't save this train wreck from going off the tracks. Bad pun I know.

I went in accepting the ludicrous plot:
Set in a future where a failed climate-change experiment kills all life on the planet except for a lucky few who boarded the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe, where a class system emerges.

But so many dumb things happen throughout the movie, I couldn't handle it. I just could never understand the rules of the world the filmmaker was trying to create.

So many unaddressed questions.
Things like, Why the fuck are they on a train?

Two heads not better than one

Read Some Odd Facts

Cleopatra lived closer to the invention of the iPhone than she did to the building of the Great Pyramid.

[read them all here]

Monday, July 14, 2014

20,000 days on earth

Film Grab

This site is awesome.
Stills from tons of movies.
I now have cool FB cover photos for life.


What not to say to a graphic designer.

This guy has collect post-its left on his desk of the client/account service clients we have all heard (and hate) and made posters out of them.

[see them all here]

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Peanut butter honey and siracha

Movie Reviews

Watched two movies yesterday afternoon.

Bad Words-
Not the funniest movie, but had enough funny parts. It does pull you in just enough to care about what is going to happen. Worth watching if you stump;e across it.

Just weird. Not at all what I thought it was going to be. It is First ever Israel horror movie. It starts off with a girl stuck in a crazy killers trap in the woods. So I assumed it would be in the Texas Chainsaw genre. But then it goes somewhere completely different.

Worth watching. But I am not sure how I would describe it.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Well Worth A Read

If you are a Calvin and Hobbes fan this is well worth a read. Click on image to make it larger. Or you might need to download it to view.

Alien Behind The Scenes

Amazing pics. And a ton of them.

[See them here]

The Everymen at Blank Space on July 13

Their album is a mass of sounds.
Maybe it's just because they are from NJ and have sax in their songs, but they feel like 70's Springsteen played by people who grew up listening to punk rock.
The album ranges from raucous to quiet. With occasional doo wap popping up.

They are a 9 piece and should be a fun show.

Blank Space on July 13

The Everymen