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Archive for November, 2011

Com Truise

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Saw Com Truise at Madame Jojo’s yesterday and was well impressed. Very talented and pleasant guy.

Com Truise is the maker of an experimental and bottom heavy style he calls “mid-fi synth-wave, slow-motion funk”. Had a chat with him after the gig and turns out he does all his artwork, such as his Joy Division ‘Unknown Pleasures’ inspired debut album cover for Galactic Melt (see above), himself too. You can listen to the album below.

Seth, if you ever get too busy with your musik that you haven’t got enough time to design your own cover art, which I’m sure you will, just give us a shout.

Last Day of the Tache: Please Donate

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

One month in the making and here’s the final result guys. If that’s not worth a donation I don’t know what is. So please dig deep and help us in our attempt to raise money for charity. Small donations are also very welcome. Please donate here.

The Toaster Project

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

“Left to his own devices he couldn’t build a toaster. He could just about make a sandwich and that was it.”
Mostly Harmless, Douglas Adams, 1992

Ever built a toaster from scratch? Me neither, but how hard can it be? RCA graduate Thomas Thwaites as part of his final MA project attempted just that. Everything used to make the toaster had to be sourced from the raw materials. With the final cost coming in at £1187.54 this is a really humbling project that drives home how much industry goes in to something that we can buy for £3.99 from Argos.

The visual journey

The final toaster

Have You Seen My Sister Evelyn

Saturday, November 19th, 2011

Ever drawn on fogged-up windows? Not like this you haven’t. Evelyn Evelyn are a songwriting duo performing original compositions on piano, ukulele, guitar and accordion. This lovely little video for their track “Have You Seen My Sister Evelyn” was directed by Hoku Uchiyama, who takes you on an animated journey filled with flying pianos, ukulele-playing elephants, and dancing skeletons. A little creepy but a whole lot of fun!

Film on Paper

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

Film on Paper is an archive of original film posters lovingly put together and featuring the collection of one Eddie Shannon. The shear effort alone should be commended but dig a little deeper and you’ll discover a beautiful and incredibly detailed catalogue. Eddie’s website is also a joy to mooch around and if you find yourself with a spare few hours then do yourself a favour and check it out.

Above and below are a few of my favourites but to be honest there are far too many to choose from.

One particular poster I had forgotten about, but was so happy to see is the teaser poster for the original Ghostbusters movie, I can’t begin to tell you how many times I drew that logo as a kid, such an iconic 80’s classic.

And if that little lot wasn’t enough then you need to check out the Film on Paper blog. Here you’ll find a great little interview with illustrator Tyler Stout, famed for his illustrative poster interpretations of iconic films. Eddie and Tyler discuss his interpretation of the classic film Akira which is amazeballz which ever way you look at it. Enjoy

Movember – Week 2

Monday, November 14th, 2011

End of week 2 and the moustache growing is in full swing and top lips are being covered, combed and cultivated. Unfortunately we haven’t been equally as successful as each other in our tache growing efforts. James (top left) impressive Magnum P.I style tache and DF friend Jon’s (bottom left) expert face furniture have highlighted intern Craig’s (bottom left) somewhat patchy effort. In fairness to Craig he is the youngest in our group. DF friend Dean (bottom center) is aiming for the Daley Thopmson look. And me – I’m doing OK, I guess.

We’ve raised £250 to date. Fantastic stuff. Big thank you to all our generous supporters. But we’re still £500 short of our target of £750, so please donate and help us reach our goal. We’re always grateful for any amount we get, big or small, and we’d really appreciate your help. Click here to donate.

Watch this face

Movember

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces in the UK and around the world. The aim of which is to raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and other cancers that affect men.

DF and friends are joining the fun and are making the sacrifice of looking totally pathetic for a month to help raise awareness of prostate cancer. Please visit our Movember page and help us raise some money for charity or even better, join our team. I will be posting our progress soon (there’s not much to see, yet).

Please donate.