25 December 2008

Merry Christmas!

From National Geographic Photo of the Day, which is almost always amazing.

19 December 2008

Covers of the Week

Here are the covers of this week!

First is 1940 by Jay Neugeboren, second is Peace by Richard Bausch. If I'm not mistaken, they're both World War II era novels. I don't know too much about them; I've never heard of either writer and I didn't read the flap copy when we got them in the library. They're not extra fancy, but they are striking images, as well as simple and effective designs.

The New Yorker's "Minimalist Christmas" cover which features Christmas colored Mondrian Squares gets an honorable mention, mainly because Mondrian Squares always make me happy for some silly reason.

Sneezing Panda!

Because why not?

I have watched this video over and over and cannot stop laughing. I love the huge panda looking down incredulously at baby panda.

16 December 2008

Trent Reznor Kicks Ass (Still)

Honestly, I haven't listened to Nine Inch Nails since The Fragile, but I've always been impressed with Trent Reznor's music. To prove how oblivious I've been to new music for the past forever, I'll just say I was shocked to find that NIN has released approximately eleventy-billion albums since The Fragile. Enough babbling. I stumbled across this interview with Trent Reznor, which included this gem of a quote:

They’re full of bullshit. They don’t care about music; all they care about is selling little plastic discs and that’s it. They don’t care if it’s timeless art that’s being put out, as long as they sell that disc—even if it means you wearing your pants backward or whatever it might be. That’s all that matters to them.

I love this for a lot of reasons. First of all, because it's true. It's also nice to see someone who has the power to take even a little bit of control away from the behemoth corporations. Lastly, because even though he's talking about record labels, the same can be said of the publishing industry. I highly recommend reading that interview, so you can read Trent Reznor talk about how nerdy he is and encourage you to pirate his DVD.

05 December 2008

Cover of the Week!

This is probably going to be harder than I thought, since I haven't seen a whole lot of cool covers again this week. I'll blame it on another short week though. That being said, I'm still giving you two covers of the week. I know, nonsense!

First is McSweeney's #29, because well, it's pretty, as McSweeney's usually is. Second is The New Yorker again, because dogs are cute and it's funny and they're getting a puppy and if I need to explain why I think it's funny then what the F.

Update! Apparently, I jumped the gun on this post. I just got the daily load of mags and found this gem:

Come on! Even if that picture isn't photoshopped and that really is his body, it's still fucking ridiculous looking.

04 December 2008

Cigarette Books

I haven't had a cigarette in a few years, but still, these are pretty damn sweet if you ask me.

That's just good design by Tank Books!

Gold Cadillac?

If you've never seen Exploding Dog, I suggest you click on that link and blow off any kind of productivity you may have planned.