Friday, September 3, 2010

Top 10 Sep 3

Finally Friday, and you might think finally time for "List by Jon" and I'm like "finally done!".
Anyway September 3 got a whole lot of nuggets onboard, and if you are hungry for a longer list this week, check out and their "The Top 200 Tracks of the 1990s"

Take care and see you next week.
/ Mr. J

1. Massimo Vitali

Massimo Vitali was born in Como, Italy in 1944. Vitali studied photography in London; he first worked as a photojournalist in the 1970s and then worked later as a movie camera operator. His more recent work can be considered as fine art photography.
Vitali's chosen perspective for some of his works is from a podium (four or five meters high), with the use of large-format film cameras which are used to capture high-resolution details over a broad expanse in everyday scenes such as beaches.

See more work by Massimo HERE

2. Ratinan Thaijareorn A.K.A."ISE"

Ratinan Thaijareorn A.K.A."ISE" is a 25 years old artist who was born and raised in Bangkok,Thailand.
She loves painting as her best friend and also love to draw fashion style female figure.
She got her degree in visual communication art & design from Rangsit University.Now she work on illustrate field,freelance and open a clothing shop name "Weisschwarz".

See more work by ISE HERE

3. Matthew Cusick - Map Works

Matthew Cusick is a collage artist. Born in New York, he now lives and works in Dallas, Texas. He uses all kinds of media for his work, one which I found interesting is maps! Cusick’s Map Works is a collection of portraits, landscapes, freeway interchanges all painted on maps. His skills are remarkably beautiful. Check out more works by him after the cut.

See more work by Matthew HERE

4. Yi-Hsin Tzeng

Yi-Hsin Tzeng uses various mediums to construct and communicate her sense of black humor and outside viewpoint. Her recent series on defacing and appropriating public images (magazines, political figures, fashion, etc.) is an attempt at regaining some control over the surreal absurdity that comes with the fake, posed, and plastic nature of public images.

See more work bt Tzeng HERE

5. Leonard Greco

Leonard's photographs have appeared in 'Sup, Anthem, The Journal, Nylon and a lot
of other places.

Check out more work by Leonard HERE


Shuffler aggregates music from around the web by genre.
So if you go to our home page you will see a list of channels. They are like radio channels but divided by genre.
When you click on a channel we send you to a blog post and start playing one of the songs mentioned on that post.
If you don't like it you can skip ahead or pick another channel from the shuffler bar on the top of the page.
When the song ends, we send you to the next song on the next blog. Always on the same genre.

We aggregate music posted on a (more or less) curated list of blogs.
Every time something new pops up on a RSS feed from one of these blogs we find out what music the blogger is talking about on that post and then ask for some genres for that song.
We get some genres back, do some filtering and file the songs on the genre channels.
The channels are ordered by post time. So you will always get the freshest new hip song first.
We try to do some magic to make the channels more interesting: We avoid to play the same song twice and we always go to a new blog.
That's it!

Hey! I got a music blog:
Respect, brother.
We are here to promote your site. Spread your ideas and the music you love.
We do that by showing your posts in full colors and emotions.
Not sure if you are on the list? Shoot us an email at

Check out Shuffler HERE

Thursday, September 2, 2010

7. Alex Roulette - New Work

"Fabricated Realism" - Statement

My current series of paintings depict fabricated American landscapes. The invented landscapes arise from archetypal citations of past and present cultural influences. Placing figures into these landscapes is an attempt to take advantage of the viewer’s natural ability to extrapolate narratives. By creating the paintings using a conjuncture of various photographic references, I continue to explore the distinctions between photographic and painted space. The disjointed nature of the source images, contrasting with the way they are realistically unified, take on a contingent sense of reality.

Inventing landscapes allow memories of places and events to be fictionalized. Coalescing unrelated photographs is done in a way comparable to the process in which the mind synthesizes images when recollecting memories or imagining new images. As opposed to culling images from an abstract memory bank, I utilized tangible sources, many of which come from the vast image resources our contemporary culture offers. The current expanding abundance of accessible images is allowing the imagination to expand the ability to visualize unseen places.

See more work by Alex Roulette HERE

8. Patric Shaw

Patric Shaw was born on a British Army base in West Germany, and traveled extensively while growing up.

After spending time in Cyprus, Singapore, Malaysia, and England, his family settled in Australia.

Patric studied Fine Art and Painting at the University of Western Australia.

His paintings were exhibited at various galleries around Australia.

Patric Shaw's career as fashion photographer came about while he was working as a fashion illustrator for Vogue Australia.

Patric Shaw moved to Paris in 1992 and began a career in fashion photography.

He has since shot for Flair, German Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Allure, Elle, W, Vogue and Dutch.

His advertising clients include Jones NY, Aveda, Bergdorf Goodman, Genny, Loewe, L'Oreal, Oil of Olay, Revlon, Nautica, Valentino and Synergie Garnier.

Patric Shaw currently lives in New York with his wife and two children.

See more Patric's Flickr page HERE
See Patric's beauty portfolio HERE

9. IKEA - Cinema Catalogue

10. The Wilderness Downtown

It's about time that someone created a film that enhanced your watching-videos-at-work experience.
Chris Milk's The Wilderness Downtown is more than just a music video for the Arcade Fire's "We Used to Wait." The HTML 5 project -- which can only be viewed on Google Chrome --  turns your whole computer screen into an interactive project using a series of pop up windows.
Using Google Maps technology, the music video takes you through your childhood neighborhood as you (or at least a hooded individual that is supposed to be you) run through the streets. It even allows you to write yourself a letter containing what you wish you knew as a lad or lass.
Are interactive videos the new 3D technology for online clips? It's too early to tell. Admittedly it's creepy that Google can easily find where you live, but The Wilderness Downtown is entertaining to view. Now, if only they could make interactive Choose Your Own Adventure streaming videos...

Find out more about this interactive web video at