Archive for November, 2010

The Most Hillarious PSA In 50 Years.


So in the process of starting work on my newest project (which I CAN NOT say anything about until New Years, so please don’t ask) I came across a video during a break that I’m still laughing at right now.  Old School PSA’s are often misdirected, and full or sexual, racial, religious, and class oriented slurs, but this one from the mid 50’s was just perplexing both as to its purpose, and its target audience.  None the less, me and my boys I’ve been working with were cracking up for a solid hour with some of the “issues” tackled in this PSA video.  It might just be our sense of humor, and the vibe in the room at the moment we watched it, but check the method below, let me know what you think.

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Album Sales Preview Numbers. (Kanye/Nicki/Banks)


The numbers will be official tomorrow so the list below may vary but it gives an idea of what to expect: Kanye Tops The Charts, Nicki Minaj Follows, LLoyd Banks is uh.. undershipped?


1. Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (Roc-A-Fella/IDJMG): 518,775 (Gold)
2. Nicki Minaj – Pink Friday (YMCashMoney/Univ Motown): 371,049
8. Ne-Yo – Libra Scale (Def Jam/IDJ): 117,800
25. Lloyd Banks – Hunger For More 2 (G-Unit/EMI): 45,188
41. Jay-Z – Hts Collection Vol 1 (Def Jam/IDJ): 26,044

Dial Phone.


The trend in concept phones these days is turning retro, which is why we have the “Dial” reminisce the era of the round-dials on phones. The difference however lies in the present concept being touted as a fashion accessory that can be crafted in the metal of choice; giving you the luxury of being, chic, sporty, or uber-rich. A projected light beam in the inner circle impersonates the rotary dial, but to dial a number you need to simply touch it. Quite interesting.

Get Your Own Light Cycle.


Just in time for Tron: Legacy, a Florida bike shop put together 10 custom-built, street-legal Tron Light Cycle lookalikes. For a cool $55,000, you could be riding one to the Dec. 17 premier.  According to Jeff Halverson of Parker Brothers Choppers, each bike features a steel frame, fiberglass bodywork and a V-twin engine from a Suzuki TLR1000. Stopping power comes from a custom made friction drum that keeps the bike true to the look of Daniel Simon’s latest Light Cycle design. Customers have a choice between actual gauges and an iPad dock that displays vital statistics on the iPad’s touchscreen.  Though the bike looks like it drove straight off the movie screen, it’s not a replica or recreation since the Light Cycles in both Tron films were virtual. “We basically used the images we could get off the web in order to make the bike,” said Halverson. “Keep in mind, no one ever made this bike before.”  The bike weighs 474 pounds and is just over 100 inches long and 23 inches wide. The rider sits (lies?) 28.5 inches off the ground. Halverson said that it rides like any sportbike, though we’ve gotta wonder with that huge front tire.

T.I. ft. Drake – Poppin Bottles


 

Click the pic to listen (Courtesy of HHG)

Info Every Graphic Designer Should Know


The Versace Bubble Sofa.


“Versace Home” has launched this chic Bubble Sofa. Quirky, comfy and very colorful the sofa can be upholstered in choice of fabric or leather.  This is an exceedingly dope piece in my opinion that looks just as comfortable as it looks fashionable.