"If you can design one thing, you can design everything"
Massimo Vignelli, 1931 - 2014
image via Pentagram
My Painting I final we were asked to emulate the style and subject matter of another artist. I obviously picked pop artist Roy Lichtenstein.
I’m done with AR, I may or may not have my degree. My painting teacher hasn’t posted my grade and I’m super worried about that class. I suck at painting, and she doesn’t like my design/computer approach to it. I have to work in the way my brain works. I don’t know what I’m going to do if I fail…
People are suppose to be happy when graduating. I’m just sad though. Sad about unfulfilled potential. Sad about less people in my life. Sad about my place in life. I just want to crawl in a hole, and not leave.
Image recreations from this weeks new episode of Community, App Development and Condiments. Viva, Brittaperry!!!
SAM SPRATT’s 2014 PORTRAIT GIVEAWAY
In short: Reblogs and Likes of this picture are each entries to have me paint a personalized portrait of you.
In slightly less short: Longtime followers are no stranger to these contests but for those new to this or me, I’m an illustrator (my work: www.samspratt.com ) who has worked with National Geographic, Janelle Monáe, Childish Gambino, FX, Game Informer, Angry Birds, Wall Street Journal, among others – creating album and magazine covers, advertisements, and posters – but a big part of me being able to do all that has been you sharing my work over the last 3 years. As my small way of paying that forward, I’d like to paint for one of you as I would for my clients, but ya know … for free. Maybe you want that regal portrait of you in a velvet smoking jacket to hang over your mantel, maybe one of your loved one, favorite character, or perhaps you just want me to paint you however I see fit (warning: this will 100% involve dinosaurs) – if you can think it, I’ll probably paint it – and I’ll work with you to make it something special.
As usual I’ll also be sending signed prints and haikus about your eyebrows to extra winners. The contest will stay open for about a week then I’ll randomly draw winners. You can enter on facebook and twitter for extra entries but be cool and don’t spam your followers.
If you’re not following Sam Spratt, you’ve already made at least one poor decision today.
Pan-grilled Avocado, Baby Spinach and Basil with Roasted Red Pepper Mayo / Recipe.
oh my god.
Direct Hit! will be releasing Brainless God (produced by Mike Kennerty of All-American Rejects) on September 3rd via Red Scare Industries, and PropertyOfZack is stoked to be streaming a new track called “Heaven Is A Black Hole.” Pre-order the new record here and stream the track below!
Listen to this shit.
LISTEN TO IT.
People have been reblogging this… so I thought I should put up the real final version that was used.
April 2nd Alkaline Trio comes out with their 9th studio album My Shame is True (Which I can only assume is a reference to Elvis Costello’s My Aim is True, I guess that’s why they call it pun-k rock… heh)
So they’ve been have a steady of release of tracks from the album the last few weeks, and for the first time in years (or last few albums) they feel like the band I use to know - the themes and tone are really hitting home.
There’s this fear I have that with getting older that I am becoming someone that I will eventually won’t recognize. I didn’t really like the last few albums that ‘Trio has put out, and I chalked it up to this - I’m just getting old. I went as far as saying that they should just call it a day, their direction was so far off from where I was that I felt embarrassed for my fandom. I glad they haven’t called it a day if the first 5 tracks off of MSIT are any indication.
Sure, they still are playing up some of the horror-punk themes that have been doing since Good Mourning/From Here to Infirmary, but something about this go around feels much more authentic - more real. Maybe it’s just better then the past albums, or maybe it’s just finding me at the right point in time in my life. I don’t know.
This probably sounds all way corny, but I’m sure everyone one has a band that they consider “their” band. The band that’s been there for important moments. Alkaline Trio is that band for me. My first (and eventual best) friend of high school properly introduced me to ‘Trio (I was aware of/enjoyed them through Tony Hawk soundtracks) and that was our connection/thing, and was able to re-connect with my life-long best friend doing the same thing. We stood hours in lines outside venues - hours in the rain to be first in line, blasted by drive-by firework mortars by immature anti-fans (they post-poned the show for an hour for that one, still have hearing damage, too), baked on asphalt in afternoon summer sun. It forged, strengthened, and concreted friendships.
I’m not that person anymore, but I feel a bit better knowing it still exist in somewhere. For that same matter, they’re not that band anymore. I’m just glad that for this moment in time I have my band back.