ALT/1977… They are not time travelers.

What would you do if you could travel back in time? Assassinate Marilyn Monroe? Go on a date with Hitler? Obviously. But here’s what I’d do after that: grab all the modern technology I could find, take it to the late 70’s, superficially redesign it all to blend in, start a consumer electronics company to unleash upon the world, then sit back as I rake in billions, trillions, or even millions of dollars.  Graphic designer Alex Varnese explored that idea in this series by re-imagining four common products from 2010 as if they were designed in 1977: an mp3 player, a laptop, a mobile phone and a handheld video game system. He then created a series of fictitious but stylistically accurate print ads to market them, as well as a handful of abstract posters just for s*ts and giggles.  All the works in the series are beyond awesome.  Check the method.


Recovery Bonus Material

As everyone knows, the worlds favorite white rapper is back with a bang.  Eminem’s 7th studio album Recovery is all the buzz, and not just because of the return of genius lyrical content.  The first of two new bonus tracks (that will be available via download on iTunes) was produced by none other than Dr. Dre, and is entitled ‘Ridaz’.  Click here to take a listen.  The second of the bonus tracks available with the deluxe version of Recovery, is a collaboration with Slaughterhouse titled ‘Session One’.  Click here to take a listen.  Strangely enough, Joe Buddens is NOT on the song.  Its reported right now that there were paperwork issues when the track was being put together.  It’s quite a shame that record label politics hinder us from hearing a great combination of artists.

Em on Complex Magazine

Cole Rockin’ It.


A few weeks back, I shouted out a New Jersey emcee out of my hometown of South Plainfield by the name of B.C. and posted up his track Cole Rockin’ It.  Well apparently “Cole” is still rockin it, and did his thing with his live band at the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn, New York recently, opening up for the ruler, Slick Rick.  Check out the 3 part performance below.

Dat Carlo P.

Every once in a while I get the urge to collab with another artist on music, graphic design, or any other project that catches my interest.  This time I thought I’d take it out of the box a bit, and just collab with a casual friend of mine.  A few weeks ago I had my homeboy Carlo Palencia drop me a list of some of his favorite jams, from Hip Hop to House, and I would take them and mash them up.  The mix starts with some good Hip Hop from Jadakiss, and continues into tracks featuring Lil Wayne, Fabolous, Ludacris, and T-Pain.  Along a slpash of dancehall, the second half of the mix is layered with the surly bass of various house tracks, and not only showcases Carlo’s vastly broad taste in music, but displays a wide variety of music in a simple 16 minutes.  If you might be interested in shooting me a list of songs you’d like to hear mashed up club style, just hit me up, and we can work something out.  Click the pic below to download “Dat Carlo. P”

Click the pic to download.

ARTificial Inc.

David Ali, United+Taken and Otis Present ARTificial Inc Every Third Saturday!  Join us Saturday, June 19th as we incorporate Fashion, Art and Music.  DJ King Most is on the decks and he’ll be dropping the best in Hip Hop and R&B.  Hosted by Mike Vegas.  Clothing Giveaways throughout the night by United+Taken( which is a new clothing line designed by Mark Kozen and Arturo Torres which is on the rise.

Birthday celebration for our good friend Natasha Wong!!

Cover is only $5 all night, RSVP on the wall and let us know if your rolling through.

For more info contact:
(415) 933-7798 /

Otis is located at 25 Maiden Lane btw Grant and Kearny.

Ferrari 612 GTO

Sasha Selipanov from Berlin, Germany, aka the Angry Car Designer, has unveiled some renderings of what could be the Ferrari 612 GTO Concept.

The car boasts an aggressive appearance that borrows styling elements from the 458 Italia, 250 GTO, Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione, and Aston Martin One-77.

Xzibit – Hurt Locker Music Video