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Posts Tagged ‘ Book ’

Cheers To The First 10 Years.


Marvel Entertainment has officially revealed the cover and release date for their upcoming anniversary book, Marvel Studios: The First Ten Years. The massive 512-page book, which retails for $150, will hit stores on May 3, 2019, coinciding with the release of the still-untitled Avengers 4. It contains 250 exclusive illustrations along with over 100+ new interviews with key producers, studio heads, and tons of your favorite Marvel cast members, including Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chadwick Boseman, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Pratt, Jeremy Renner, Paul Rudd, Zoe Saldana, Evangeline Lilly, Benedict Cumberbatch, Anthony Mackie, and more.

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Praise Be… Here Is ‘The Book Of Yeezus’. (A Bible For The Modern Day)


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Praise be…

Each generation champions a superstar, so consistently relevant that they come to accompany that generation through its evolution, being a part of and ultimately shaping its identity. Such past icons have been the likes of Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe, John Lennon, or Michael Jackson. For this generation, Generation Y, Kanye West is not only its greatest spectacle, but in some senses, a spiritual figure.

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From the authors:

“We are here to spread a doctrine. Well, a pseudo-doctrine. We ask you to use your pulpit for Good.”

A few months ago, my brothers and I embarked on a creative journey that began with a “What If?”:

What if the Bible, the most singularly significant publication in the ancient canon of Western tradition, were updated to reflect our modern society? What would it look like? What we came up with was an interventionist art, coffee-table novelty, that will appeal to both Kanye fans everywhere and those made curious by this enormous cultural phenomenon.

At it’s simplest, it is the book of Genesis, modified to feature “Kanye” or “Yeezus” in the place of God or Y—A. “In the beginning Kanye created the heaven and the earth… And Kanye said, Let there be light: and there was light.”

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In a sense, Kanye’s awesome and orchestrated spectacle is truly a religious experience. In a foreword, we explore our consumerist, quick-fix, and information-culture, and celebrate Kanye and the outsized significance he plays in our lives. All of this, bound in a black, hard-cover gold-leaf imprinted book.

This book wasn’t made to make fun at Kanye, nor to represent an undying devotion for him. Book of Yeezus is simply an exposition. It’s adding an original twist to something ancient and important in order to capture new meaning. We are trying to cast our spotlight towards the way cultural icons have come to be the contemporary spiritual figures in our information culture.

Book of Yeezus was put together by three entrepreneurial brothers with a special interest in mass-society and its effects on our worldview and imagination.

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(Disclaimer: Authors are not affiliated with Mr. Kanye West himself, or the original authors of the Bible.)

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The Future Is Now.


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Spanish artist Josan Gonzalez has an incredible self published art-book “The Future is Now“.  Gonzalez describes it as “A vision of a dystopian near future” that includes full color illustrations and black and white sketches. 64 pages, A4 size landscape and soft cover.  If you’re interested in seeing more than just this little glimpse, click here to purchase.  (However, word on the street is the art-book may be sold out, however, if it is, reprints and even a second edition should be available by March 2016)

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Extremely Detailed Mini Paintings


Cape Town-based artist Lorraine Loots took up a remarkable 365-day challenge: to create a miniature painting every single day for an entire year. The artist began her challenge in the beginning of 2013 and, after enjoying the routine of her successful challenge, she decided to continue with the “Postcards for Ants” project in 2014.

The young artist has dedicated this year’s works exclusively to Cape Town, which happens to be the official World Design Capital of 2014. Fans of Loots’s work can write to the artist and book up-coming paintings or prints, or suggest Cape Town-themed ideas or places for her to paint.

Loots’ work is inspired by animals, nature, books and food.

Just Look at the Stunning Detail in These Mini Paintings and Try to Not Be Impressed
Just Look at the Stunning Detail in These Mini Paintings and Try to Not Be Impressed
Just Look at the Stunning Detail in These Mini Paintings and Try to Not Be Impressed

She plans to create 100 mini paintings in 2015.

Just Look at the Stunning Detail in These Mini Paintings and Try to Not Be Impressed
Just Look at the Stunning Detail in These Mini Paintings and Try to Not Be Impressed
Just Look at the Stunning Detail in These Mini Paintings and Try to Not Be Impressed

KLM Flight Allows Payments Via Twitter And Facebook


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KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has announced a new service that allows customers to make seat reservations, book or rebook flights, request excess baggage tags, and pay for all of them using their Twitter or Facebook accounts. After making their request, customers will be sent a private message on Facebook or Twitter. Flyers can then select their preferred method of payment and complete the transaction. One of 130 dedicated social media service agents then send a confirmation of payment.

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A Notebook That Blows All The Rest Out Of The Water.


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Here, a grenade which may typically be viewed as a symbol of violence is converted to a tool for peace. Our creativity and knowledge expressed through words and sketches are the best means to get our points across, not through force and/or violence – a strong message conveyed by the designer. Extending the lines from the cover grenade, pages inside have identical light grey plaid patterns to make sketches and notes more organized. First page has a “1 Second” sign to remind us that time is ticking; use it efficiently.  If you’re in the mood for some danger, you can grab one here.

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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty


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Following from the success of Zoolander and Tropic Thunder, Ben Stiller has released the trailer for his latest film The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. Starring himself in the lead role, the film is a remake of a 1947 comedy film of the same name (which was based on a 1939 book by James Thurber) and chronicles the life of a man who escapes his mundane office-working life through vivid adventure-filled daydreams. However, when his job and that of a co-worker (played by Kristen Wiig) are threatened, Mitty finds himself taking action in the real world and ends up going on a global adventure. Supporting cast members include Sean Penn, Shirley MacLaine, and Adam Scott. Release is due for Christmas Day.

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