Tuesday, March 27, 2007

And The Meat Shall Inherit The Earth...

I had meant to post this a while ago, and only just found it again after going through some photos for Matthew&MaryShadbolt.com. We found this poster on the street in Pittsburgh during a long weekend there to visit the Andy Warhol Museum. I thought at the time it was the most brilliant piece of branding I had ever seen - turns out it actually WAS for a real place. There's a real hot dog store at the back of the cathedral on whose gates the posters were mounted.

You can check them out at The Franktuary.

New Transformers Movie Poster

Monday, March 26, 2007

RIP HBO's Rome: Greatest Show Ever

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Just Added : July Fourth At The Elbo Room Poster

Friday, March 23, 2007

Algorithm Creates July Fourth Music Video

Algorithm had just produced its first ever music video, for Chicago-based band July Fourth. 'We Speed Light' is taken from their forthcoming 'Curtain Of Stars' EP. The video was assembled and composited, edited and rendered entirely in After Effects.

Friday, March 16, 2007

Memories of London...

A little musical homesickness today, here's some wonderful things I used to (and still do) listen to in the 3 year gap between Holland and America... I miss you all.

Kings Of Convenience: Toxic Girl

Lowgold: Mercury

Ooberman: Million Suns

Embrace: You're Not Alone

Idlewild: Little Discourage

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Wednesday, March 14, 2007

July Fourth Poster Becomes July Fourth Homepage

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Kevin Shields: City Girl

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Just Added : Olga Bell At Rockwood Music Hall Poster

Windy City Rollers T-Shirts

Algorithm has submitted 6 t-shirt designs for the contest to design the upcoming 2007-2008 Windy City Rollers team shirts. Fingers (double)crossed...

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Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Just Added : Grinner At Ronnys, Chicago Poster

Jean Baudrillard Dies

From bbc.co.uk

French sociologist and philosopher Jean Baudrillard has died aged 77 at his home in Paris following a long illness.

Baudrillard, a leading post-modernist thinker, is perhaps best known for his concept of hyper-reality.
He argued that spectacle is crucial in creating our view of events - things do not happen if they are not seen.
He gained notoriety for his 1991 book The Gulf War Did Not Take Place and again a decade later for describing the 9/11 attacks as a "dark fantasy".

Baudrillard focused his work on how our consciousness interacts with reality and fantasy, creating from them a copy world he called hyper-reality.
He said that mass media led to hyper-reality becoming a dominant force in today's world - an argument taken to a provocative extreme in his statement that the 1991 Gulf War primarily took place on a symbolic level.
Since little was changed politically in Iraq after the conflict, all the sound and fury signified little, he argued.

'Dark fantasy'
In his essay The Spirit of Terrorism: Requiem for the Twin Towers, he caused controversy again by describing the 9/11 attacks as a fusion of history, symbolism and dark fantasy, "the mother of all events".
While terrorists had committed the atrocity, he wrote: "It is we who have wanted it. Terrorism is immoral, and it responds to a globalisation that is itself immoral."
Born in Rheims into a peasant family, he studied German at the Sorbonne, later working as a teacher and translator. He taught sociology throughout the 1960s.
He was a prolific writer, penning more than 50 works including: Simulacra and Simulation (1981), America (1986), and The Spirit of Terrorism: An Requiem for the Twin Towers (2002).

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Just Added : Double Crossers Poster

Promotional poster for Chicago-based roller derby team, The Double Crossers.

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Monday, March 05, 2007

July Fourth Live Performance Backdrop

Just back from the printers...

Just Added : July Fourth Double Door Poster

Friday, March 02, 2007

Completely Hooked...