Friday, January 29, 2010

Top 10 Jan 29

Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to yet another Top 10 List by Jon.
Guess you all have seen this little ginger boy fighting for his red haired rights, can't help to really like him, so to give his words of wisdom a bit more cred, I'll post my favorite videos as a bonus below.

Remember to respect the gingers, in fact I have a friend that is a ginger, his name is David and he works in the soulless world of advertising, but every now and again, after a few shots of tequila his face goes all red and his body fills up with a rhythm, a beat, a will to dance and party. We call this new persona "ROLLING THUNDER" (always spelt in capitals) and this new David has more soul then James brown himself! Fact.

Take care and have a great weekend.
Mr. J

Thursday, January 28, 2010

1. Arron Nagel

Check out more work by Aaron Nagel HERE

2. Garuda

An animated short film about a young boy in India chasing after his dream.
Animated at Les Gobelins in Paris by:
Nicolas ATHANE

3. Ed Purnomo

See more work by Ed HERE

4. Frederique Morrel Needlework Sculptures

french company frédérique morrel exhibited 'the slice of life' - 'passe murailles' collection at paris 2010 maison et objet. all pieces are hand made - giving each animal their own character. the husband and wife team says: 'our products have been carefully re-made using vintage needlework saved from oblivion in the interest of the redemption of the painstaking work involved in their original creation. when wandering around markets or garage sales we're often very saddened to see discarded embroidery. we think about the love, time, craftsmanship and patience that went into creating such beautiful things and find it so sad that they end up unwanted and for sale for a few dollars. all of those wonderful tablecloths, doilies and cushions and the skills that are evident in those discarded things are in danger of being lost to future generations.'

See more work by Frederique Morrel HERE

5. Gavin Bond's GQ Pin-Ups

Not as in love with the pictures and the poses as I'm with the retro retouch.
Anyway if you want to check out more work by Gavin Bond do it HERE

Magazine: GQ UK, February 2010
Editorial: ‘Victoria’s Secret Angels’
Photography: Gavin Bond

6. Meghan Paterson

Paintings on glass bottles by Meghan Paterson. Vancouver.

Check out more bottles and more paintings HERE

7. Daniel K Sparkes

Daniel Sparkes began his artistic career as a key member of the British street art scene in the early 2000s. Before long, this lead to work producing designs for fashion brands such as Nike and Sixpack and illustrations for clients such as Redbull and Warp Records. His work has been featured in a number of books published by Thames and Hudson, Die Gestalten Verlag and others and in articles in magazines such as The Face, Juxtapoz and Dazed & Confused. Sparkes now works purely as a fine artist, producing drawings and paintings for exhibition. He has exhibited extensively in Europe and North America and has upcoming shows in London, Sydney and Los Angeles.

See more work by Daniel HERE

8. T-Post Augmented Reality Rock-Paper-Scissors T-Shirt

Check out the Shirt and T-Post HERE

9. Antony Micallef

Antony Micallef has exhibited throughout the world from L.A, Tokyo to Bethlehem. As well as exhibiting at the National Portrait Gallery recent group shows include the Royal Academy, Burlington Gardens and a print show at the Tate Britain.

A new solo show will be taking place at the Lazarides Gallery in London from the 25th of September to the 22nd of October 2009.

Check out more work by Anthony HERE

10. The Denver Egotist

The Denver Egotist, the premier locally focused ad blog in the U.S. (and one of the better ad blogs period), is looking to extend its brand by helping other cities around the world create their own Egotist blogs to form a fully fledged Egotist Network. Sounds frightening, but it's really just a blogging platform that creatives in other cities can use to get blogs about the local creative scene up and running "quickly, effectively and profitably." The Denver kids are now accepting applications to be part of the network. Read more at, and see the platform in action at the newly redesigned Ben Pieratt, creative director for The Egotist Network, says: "Very few existing sites promote their local creative scene. Given our experience with Denver and the conversations we're currently having with other cities, this is something that's clearly in high demand wherever you live."

Check out The Denver Egoist HERE