Thursday, April 23, 2009

A week of hassle for me for a Friday of fun for you!

Here is this weeks top 10 golden nuggets, served in a silver plate.

/Pappa Jon

1. Daniel Eskils

And here is the next big director, catch him while you can.

Check out his portfolio HERE

2. Sam Webber

Born in Alaska, Sam grew up in Deep River Ontario, Canada. After attending the Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary, he moved to New York to pursue illustration and attend graduate school at The School of Visual Arts. His studio is in Brooklyn.

Check out more spooky stuff from Sam HERE

3. Matt and Kim - "LESSONS LEARNED" Music Video

Brooklyn's Matt & Kim strip down in New York City's Time Square.

Directed by: Taylor Cohen & Otto Arsenault. Cinematography: by Ben Wolf
VFX by: Steve Ilous.

Check video out HERE

4. Stephan Zirwes

I guess you get the big picture.

Check out Stephan Zirwes Portfolio HERE

5. Hyper Island students looking for a new home

Nice Hyper Island site to promote internship for students

Check site out HERE

6. Josh Keyes

Josh Keyes was born in 1969 in Tacoma Washington. Keyes graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and later received his MFA in painting from Yale University. Josh’s work brings to mind the detail and complexity of natural history dioramas, and the color and diagrammatic complexity one might find in cross section illustrations from a vintage science textbook. His work has developed over the past years into an iconic and complex personal vocabulary of imagery that creates a mysterious and sometimes unsettling juxtaposition between the natural world and the man made landscape. The work conveys an anxious vision of what the world might be like in the future as a result of current global warming predictions. Keyes’ interest in creating paintings that fuse realism with the possible often evokes the imagery found in dystopian and post-apocalyptic literature, while other works express the optimism and utopian ideas found in the writings of Buckminster Fuller and Paolo Soleri. Keyes often incorporates objects and animals into his dissected environments that have personal iconographic significance. He weaves his personal mythology through fractured and isolated landscapes that are either overgrown with vegetation or underwater, and often depict historic or military monuments covered with graffiti. The imagery functions as a way for Keyes to express his personal experience and also allows him to comment and interpret events in the world. His work has been featured in numerous publications and exhibited in galleries in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, and Denver. Keyes currently lives and works in Oakland California.

Check out his portfolio HERE

7. Luke Ramsey

Nice illustrations by Luke Ramsey

Check out his Blogfolio HERE

8. Support A Pirate

Last week, Pitchfork reported that the dudes behind the Swedish BitTorrent hub the Pirate Bay had been found guilty of assisting the distribution of illegal content online. Judge Tomas Norstrom sentenced site founders Frederik Neij, Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, Carl Lundstrom, and Peter Sunde each to a year in prison and ordered them to pay 30 million kronor (or about $3.54 million) in damages to various entertainment companies.

But Norstom may have been the wrong judge for this particular case. The Associated Press reports that early this morning, Sunde's lawyer Peter Althin said that he would demand a retrial. His reason: Norstom owned up to being a member of two copyright protection organizations, the Swedish Association for Copyright and the Swedish Association for the Protection of Industrial Property. (He's a board member for the latter.) The AP reports that Althin's case for conflict of interest was further bolstered by the fact that one of those groups also includes as members three people who represented the entertainment industry during the trial.

The AP quotes Althin as saying, "This is completely new to me. It is reasonable that we should have known about this before. It is a clear case of bias."

Norstom disagrees: "I don't think there are any circumstances that have made me biased in this case."

So how can we help a pirate in need?
Well check out the pirate bay blog HERE

9. Sneaker Mirror

An interactive installation created for Kicksburgh (, the Sneaker Mirror reproduces the pixels of a live webcam feed using images of over 100 iconic sneakers.

The project was developed in Processing and was displayed on a 9' x 12' rear projection screen.

Check out a video of the interactive installation HERE

10. Mario Zoots Blog

A pretty little blog with awesome art projects from Mario Zoots.

Check out more work HERE