Friday, August 7, 2009

Top 10 Aug 7

Welcome on board to another magic number of " Top 10: List by Jon".
This week serving a buffet of videos, virals, illustrations, a spooky basement and crappy taxidermy...Enjoy.


Thursday, August 6, 2009

1. Inglourious Basterds Viral: Nation’s Pride Movie Trailer

The Weinstein Co has released a faux trailer for Nation’s Pride, the movie within the movie of Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds. Here is some context: In the film, the world premiere of Joseph Goebbels’ Nazi propaganda film Nation’s Pride is a setting for one of the key moments in the story. The film tells the story of German War Fredrick Zoller (Daniel Bruhl). Bits and pieces from the film appear during Basterds. I could explain more but it might ruin part of the film (if you’ve seen the trailer then you can likely connect some of the dots).

The faux trailer was actually directed by Eli Roth, who also stars in Tarantino’s film. Technically I guess you could call this Roth’s follow-up to Thanksgiving, the faux horror trailer he created for the Grindhouse double feature. Of course, the faux trailer is in English and has all sorts of modern day trailer editing effects. It would have been nice to see a faux aged retro looking German language English-subtitled trailer, but maybe I’m asking for too much. Watch the trailer after the jump.

See fake trailer HERE

2. Jonathan Puckey.

Jonathan Puckey is a graphic designer based
in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Check out more work HERE

3. Absolut





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A group of artists comes together in locations around the world to create art pieces that spell out the philosophy of Absolut Vodka.

4. Well Dressed Animals

Berkley is a comics inspired gentleman surrounded by toys and Chewbacca masks. I like drawing sharks and animals and creatures and mustaches and superheroes. Sometimes I combine all of them - sometimes they are on their own - it really depends on my mood.

Buy Berkley stuff on Etsy HERE
Check out Berkley on flickr HERE

5. Vancouver's 6 Acre Living Roof

The roof of the Vancouver BC Convention Centre is covered with over 2.5 hectares (6 acres) of native grassland. Usually closed to the public, we were able to get a tour and interview with the landscape architect of the project, Bruce Hemstock.

This is part 1 of the "Growing Cities" documentary series shot while traveling in the USA and Canada - June 2009. Music is "Andvari" by Sigur Rós.

Download the full 22 minute interview as an mp3 HERE

6. Hellovon

HelloVon is the studio established in 2006 by London based artist and illustrator Von.

Whilst working primarily as a commercial artist Von has begun to build a reputation for his gallery work having exhibited in such prestigious venues as The London Design Museum and Agnes B.

Utilising a seamless blend of traditional and digital mark making techniques he has been featured in numerous publications across the globe and accrued an international client list that includes Liberty, Trussardi, Rolling Stone, American Express, Playboy, Ogilvy & Mather, The New York Times and Wallpaper among others.

Influenced by nature and popular culture his work flawlessly walks the line between surrealism and documentary, it is both detailed and abstract, capturing a mood in what appears to be a fleeting moment in time.

Check out Hellovon HERE

7. Crappy Taxidermy

Awesome Blog about bad taxidermy, fun for hours!

Check out the blog HERE
Check out more crap HERE

8. Lernert Engelberts & Sander Plug


Chocolate Bunny

Great stuff from Lernert Engelberts & Sander Plug for more beautiful weirdness check out their portfolio HERE

9. Lee Misenheimer

Hailing from the Carolinas and now based in Brooklyn, Destroy Rockcity is the ongoing work of Lee Misenheimer (b.1970).

Check out Leestrot's flickr HERE
And His Portfolio HERE

10. Michael's Basement

Here is a place you always wanted to check out as a kid, but was to scared to enter. I know Michael Jackson is dead but it still feels better to check it out in safe internet mode. Sweet stuff in panoramic view.

Check it out HERE