When someone has a ton of good stories, most of them turn out to be bullshit. If you’re Spencer Elden, you have a life that is well documented, and also true. Spencer was the baby on the cover of Nirvanas debut album Nevermind, that has since gone on to sell 26 million copies. Now 19 years old, he is an employee of the Los Angeles Obey studio run by Shepherd “Obey” Fairey, who is one of the hottest artists in the game right now. He was credited with helpign Shepherd with the Obama “Hope” campaign and has since started a line of his own. Check out the video and the website for Spencer. This kid has had a hell of a run so buy some of his art, and keep his good times rolling. On a side note, he mentions my favorite artist Mike Giant as one of his inspirations, so that won some points with me.
It always fun to call someone out when they are doing something wrong, but it’s actually more amusing to sit there and say nothing while you watch the person look like an idiot. In this case here are some photos captured at the moment of people doing certain things completely wrong, enjoy.
Portland’s Kamp Grizzly developed a steam-punk style pneumatic cupcake cannon and set the stage for eating frosty delights at 120psi. The blasting buffet was documented in at 700fps coming off the Phantom HD Gold. As the evening shook down, cupcake enthusiasts continued to step in front of the cannon and camera. Some shaking in their boots, others perched in zen-like states, ALL were covered in delicious frosting, spongy cake, and showered in a mist of sprinkles.
If God came out with an advertising campaign I could imagine it looking something like this, because everyone knows God is a funny guy, that’s obvious. Here are some advertisements run by God himself, sort of.
The special effects in movies these days are mind blowing. You can’t even really tell the difference anymore between reality and computer generated graphics. I’m a huge fan of special effects and action scenes, but it’s almost a disappointment when you find out everything in the entire movie was generated through a computer, here is what we’re talking about in this video below.
These images were done be artist Juan Osborne using only text to form these amazing portraits. You really need to click on the image to enlarge them to get a true grasp of the detail and look at how many individual words go into each portrait. Osborne doesn’t just throw in any old word either. Each portrait has specific words that describe or characterize each image. For some portraits he even incorporates word finding games, for instance having to find ten movies that specific star acted in. I would have put more images but each portrait file size is so huge I was limited. You can check out more awesome portraits at his website found here.
Some might call it animal cruelty, I call it a dog with mad beatboxing skills. This dog reminds me of a young Rahzel back in 1997. I actually heard this dog is entering this years beatboxing competition in New York City, so I’m pretty excited to see his career really take off this summer.
Allen Ginsberg was an American poet and original member of the Beat Generation, an anarchic group of young men and women who combined poetry, song, sex, wine and illicit drugs with passionate political ideas that championed personal freedoms. If you have never read On The Road by Jack Kerouac, or Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs then get to the book store and pick up a copy. It will wish you were in your mid 20s during the 1950s. Ginsberg is best known for his poem Howl, but his photographs have also helped shape the Beat Generation.
Ginsberg took snapshots of his famous friends and wrote captions on them. Now, these snaps and scribbles are exhibited as academic documents of the all but forgotten Beat era, of an exterminated phase of New York and a time we all wish we had lived for even a day. These are pretty good pictures and pretty interesting notes.
“W. S. Burroughs at rest in the sideyard of his house looking at the sky, empty timeless Lawrence Kansas May 28, 1991. But “the car dates it” he noticed when he saw this snapshot.”
Since it’s Friday and everyone’s brains are probably winding down for the weekend. Thought it would be a good idea to keep on the photo kick of this morning and keep it simple. Here are some pretty cool photos of gigantic beach art, made in the sand with rakes and sticks. This looks relaxing to try, at least cooler than digging a hole next to your beach chair to pee in or put your beer, that’s how jersey beach art is done.
Regardless if you were for or against the Vietnam War, these photographs speak volumes. I was always interested in the Vietnam War probably because my father served two terms. What happened over there was a mess and tragic to say the least, as a lot of these images portray.