This Friday Bored Of Directors will be opening up their first show as a collective titled: bored_of_denver at Super Ordinary gallery. Bored_of is an art collective comprised of three members: Matt Scobey, Tony Farfalla, and Tuyet Nguyen. Each member in bored_of has their own distinct style and medium of choice, this show will be a reflection of each artists point of view as an individual while working inside of a collective. The crews good friend DJ Tonyo will be pummeling beats and inducing pelvic thrust uppercuts throughout the evening.
The shows opening reception will be this Friday March 11th at 7pm and knowing this crew and their crowd… will probably mutate into a full fledge dance party somewhere around 10ish with the party coming to a close in the wee hours of Saturday morning.
More and more emerging creatives, or makers, have turned to the internet as a source of support and facilitation for their ideas. This open source and extremely communal sense of exchange have proven to be successful under the direction of a number brands like Kickstarter or IndieGoGo. Their platforms offer people with ideas, and no money, a huge audience of interested financiers. More times than not, the people offering support are small dollar contributors just like you and I.
One of the more recent services to pop up is My Major Company. MMC provides a platform for musicians specifically, to access the most interested audience as well as a cache of resources that can be used to produce, distribute and sell their music.
Every so often, I try reflect on the fact that we exist on a small planet in the middle of an unfathomable space we call the Universe. It’s a kind of settling realization. It only makes sense to embrace it and do great things with the time we have.
I just finished an identity and simple blog redesign for Casey Keasler over at K.I.D. Collective! Along with an identity and site redesign, I created an icon set to represent the span of topics she covers on her blog, as well as her skills as an individual. Everything from her personal design projects, like landscaping and interior design, to her recipes and current music favs. Check her out!
The brainchild of author, writer, designer David McCandless, Information is Beautiful is an amazing site stuffed with fantastic infographics and visualizations about virtually every subject imaginable. Information is most definitely very beautiful here.
I saw this on the news over here a while back and for some reason it popped into my head again. So I figured I might as well share the ridiculousness of the Kami Kami Sensor with the rest of you. Why should I have all the fun? Basically it’s a bite counter being used in some schools and I think even available for the public. But wait, there’s more. Not only does it count how many times you chew your food, it beeps when you hit 30 bites and then plays a melody at 1000 bites, YEAY! Unfortunately the way I eat it would probably take about three months to hear that melody….
The title of this post is a mouthful, but for me, it’s a good description of what’s been cool and interesting in electronic music in the past few years. These genres share intertwined histories, and have recently come together in beautiful ways. Rooted in hip-hop, drum & bass, idm, garage, dub, experimental, and lots elsewhere, they’ve changed the definition of cutting-edge underground electronic music. The most established and interesting producers like Starkey, Joker, Rustie, Harmonic 313, Disrupt, Rusko, Martyn, 2562, Hudson Mohawke, edIT, Flying Lotus and Kode 9 (and Lazer Sword as mentioned by Lifter Baron’s recent post) all succeed because they blur the lines and have cultivated their own bass-heavy, beat freaking, experimental sound.
The documentary above is a few years old, but captures the vibe of the rise of dubstep, which is the most popular of these new-ish genres. Its fan base has exploded, while the creativity of its producers has surged. All the while, most other dance music has become a bit of a formulaic bummer. This is the state of the art.
If you want a taste of the real goods, check out these 2 half-hour mixes that helped propel the art forward last year: Joker’s mix from Skream’s radio show, and
BWLT would like to welcome Chris Henley on-board as our newest editor/contributor. Mr. Henley is a UK based Art Director / Designer / Photographer / Seer of Sideways. After a few weeks of healthy negotiations he has agreed to come on and provide a continuous stream of posts filled with insight, rants & rambles, along with other assorted bursts of creative joy.
Who is Chris Henley? Well he produces work under the name 24exp. His book filled with stunning creative & conceptual executions that wonder in and out of the realms of graphics & photography along with some of what’s in between. His work is firmly grounded in the mantra of part time creator, full time thinker. Chris is a designers designer… just the way we like ‘em!!!
Above all else he is a like minded peer that will provide insight into the ins and outs of creative life in the UK and abroad.
Fixed City is a documentary that offers a snapshot of the fixed gear culture as of 2009 in Germany. Looks like a German premiere is currently scheduled for mid August… not sure when this will be hitting the states.
Our good friend Sean Herman was in a crazy accident a couple weeks ago while riding his bike. After being fixed up he was, as one would expect, slapped with a heinous bill. He used his creative super powers to remedy this obstacle with an album free for download with the option for donation towards his nasty hospital bill. Check out the EP as well as read more about the situation here.
Celeste and I have been using it to share our home library with our iPhones, laptops and office computers and vice versa. Works pretty well and is zero dollars. It lets you share with 30 people at once. Take a peek at Simplify Media here. Hooray for technology!
Celeste and I took a road trip to Denver last week for the ARTCRANK show and to catch up with some people who were starting to forget we exist. The ARTCRANK event had a pretty large turn out and sold quite a bit of the available art. Even though it was a short trip, we got to see just about everyone we would have wanted to bump into and ate at just about every place on our list. Check out some pictures.