Posts filed under "Visual"

xo Nov 06.09


Jack White’s Third Man Records to going to release “A Glorious Dawn” on Vinyl – if you’ve never seen the video, this is one of my all-time favorite things in the world

Explore Music posted 3 articles (and now a follow up) on 11 Ways the Internet Has Ruined Music – all of which contain great comments / conversations on thow the music industry is adapting..

Popular digital music industry service SoundCloud – aimed at artists, producers, A&R folk and label managers – will launch it’s official iPhone app on Nov 17th


I dig a lot of Japanese weirdness, but these toys are just creepy as hell

Fox News coverage of the Uptown Bar closing contains some awesome footage – including a guy dressed as Carl (from Aqua Teen) smoking a joint behind the reporter (at the 1:50 mark)

WIRED gave us a map of the future and io9 lets us view the details and gives us alink to print the poster :)

– GEEK –

Finally – the app I’ve been waiting for my whole life! Car Finder uses augmented reality to locate your car

TechDirt warned us that the FCC is poised to let Hollywood break our TVs & DVRs

Why? Because you can.. Build a Home Server in a Whiskey Bottle

– WTF? –

Not often we get a new ocean.. but there’s one forming in the African desert right now!

This electronic rock guitar t-shirt can actually be played (on your body) – hilarious video footage.

Ultimate proof of what an uber-geek I am – this What To Do If Romulans Invade a Renaissance Fair video had me laughing all morning :)

Posted 3273 days ago in Audio, Geek, Visual

look art below

There’s a cool art opening happening tomorrow night – Over Under Sideways Down is a group show featuring 10 local artists and live music by Bernie King – perfect for hitting on the way to Art Attack, since it’s right near the Northrup King Building.

Participating Artists
Joe Aschebrock
Jesse Draxler
Kara Hendershot
Todd Hollingsworth
DC Ice
Gina Louise
Toneski Love
Rhea Pappas
Todd Peterson
John Terwilliger

6-11pm | Look Art Below Gallery | 1224 Quincy NE Minneapolis [Map]
We’re def stopping by on the way to the NKB to check out what Gina Louise and DC Ice are up to ;)

Posted 3274 days ago in Visual

art attack this weekend

It’s Art Attack time again.. so here’s a list of some of the Artists we usually visit during the annual open studio art crawl. Hours + directions below the studio list.

dock 3 Heinz Brummel | Jewelry
dock 3 Randy Walker | String + Light Sculpture

#272 Sean Tubridy (twitter @tubes) | Polaroids + Prints
#288 Karin Jacobson | Jewelry
#301 Mobius | Antiques
#319 Main Street Toys | Vintage + Collector Toys
#333 LOCUS | Architecture + Photos
#341 Shannyn Joy Potter (twitter @shannynjoy) | Sculpture
#350 Betty Scagnetti | Clothing + Accessories
#351 Jennifer Davis (twitter @JDavisArt) | Paintings
#357 Duane Ditty | Paintings
#367 Mike Welton | Mpls Landmark Paintings
#400 Bicycle Theory | Bike-stuff
#404 DC Ice | Paintings
#410 Angle Bomb Design (twitter @angelbomb) | Printing
#432 Kristen Arden | Sculpture + Metal Furniture

Northrup King Building | 1500 Jackson Street NE Minneapolis
More Info / Directions to the NKB

FRI 5-10 | SAT 12-8 | SUN 12-5
Ask about Friday after-party info

Posted 3275 days ago in Visual

Secret Copyright Treaty is a Disaster

having a great day until I slowed down enough to really read up on this – very unsettling
Note: I am adding new related articles as they’re posted..

- Copyright Treaty Is Policy Laundering at Its Finest [DMusic, Nov 5]
- Leaked Trade Agreement Paints a Bleak Picture for the Internet’s Future. [Exclaim, Nov 5]
- New Copyright Legislation Leaked… and it’s reeeeal bad. [Studio Manifesto, Nov 4]
- Secret Anti-Piracy Treaty Turns ISPs into Pirates. [TorrentFreak, Nov 4]
- Your kids could go to jail for non-commercial music sharing. [BoingBoing, Nov 4]
- Secret copyright treaty is the most annoying thing you’ll read all year. [CrunchGear, Nov 3]
- Secret copyright treaty leaks. It’s bad. Very bad. [BoingBoing, Nov 3]
- Copyright treaty is classified for ‘national security’. [CNET, Mar 12]

Posted 3276 days ago in Audio, Geek, Visual

xo Oct 30.09

LINK ♥ after a flurry of obituaries for Chuck Biscuits on Thursday, we find an equal number of stories announcing that the death of the drummer (D.O.A. / Danzig / Run D.M.C.) was actually a hoax..

LINK ♥ Relevant Magazine warns the Music Industry to “Innovate or Die. Seriously.

LINK ♥ this absolutely brilliant digital graffiti interface allows people to “virtually” paint on walls.. no idea what they cost to rent but this would make ANY promotional event a guaranteed hit..

LINK ♥ pretty much everyone on the planet will need to prep something for print at some point – band/business logo, post/business cards, posters, etc.. so Smashing Mag’s 10 Pre-Press Tips For Perfect Print Publishing is a great bookmark..

LINK ♥ every Minnesotan needs a reminder to put together a winter car emergency kit – LifeHacker provides a checklist..

LINK ♥ a German book company pulls off a great stunt at a book fair – attaching little banners to (actual) flies and then releasing them on the crowd.. crazy.

LINK ♥ Pat Robertson’s Christian Broadcasting Network warns us against ‘demonic’ Halloween candy.. saying, “most of the candy sold during this season has been dedicated and prayed over by witches” hmm.. really!?!

LINK ♥ shortly after 62 year old MN man pimped out his la-z-boy, he drove it down to the local bar, downed “8 or 9 beers” and got a DWI on the way home (oh man I would have loved to have been in that cruiser).. now the cops have put the la-z-boy (complete with 8-horsepower lawnmower engine, stereo, headlights, cup holder and a “Hell yeah it’s fast” sticker on the back) on ebay..

LINK ♥ yeah Keanu Reeves is hot.. but is he immortal? some guy made a video which concludes that “it’s only logical to conclude that (he) is either a vampire or immortal“.. well of course it is.

Posted 3280 days ago in Audio, Geek, Visual

OX-OP Art/Music/Film Festival 09

The following is taken directly from the SooVac website. Yeah this is long – but it sounded so damn interesting that the entire thing had to be included (schedule @ the bottom):

On October 22nd through 25th, SooVAC will host a conceptual tour de force seldom seen outside the two coasts.

SooVAC explodes into its neighboring space for this extravaganza. The main gallery will feature a major retrospective of two hometown Minneapolis heroes of the international flatstock design and printing world: Burlesque of North America and Aesthetic Apparatus.

NO ADVANCE TICKETS-Tickets available at the door each night.

The side gallery will present a bizarre opening of local artist and alternative music mogul, HAZE XXL. A multi-media onslaught, the exhibition consists of 100 individually hand-made art CD sleeves, each containing original art and individual Polaroids, along with HAZE XXL created objects d’art featured in numerous national shows including the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh. The show marks the first and only release of the Halo Of Flies/Gay Witch Abortion collaboration album. Just 100 CD’s produced, and that’s it forevermore but not surprising coming from the former head of Amphetamine Reptile Records who initiated his label by originating the whole “limited edition thing in music” back in the 1980′s.

Each night of the four-day event, performance art takes on a literal meaning with live music sequestered in yet another gallery within the gallery. The musicians will be performing behind large screened windows facing the main gallery, harshly backlit so that the audience sees only silhouetted shadows and movement. Four security cameras inside the room will broadcast those performances live onto screens in the main gallery, playing with perceptions of time and space and lessening even further our distinctions between reality and the alternate broadcast reality which is far to often blurred.

The Opening Event will also offer an additional layer of altered perception, featuring the short films of renowned artist Chris Mars. Primarily known for his deeply surreal oil and pastel images, he has taken to animationand film with all the intensity and incredible detail of his oil paintings.

Aesthetic Apparatus • Burlesque Design – Retrospective/Installation
HAZE XXL -100 Disciples Art Show
HOF/Gay Witch Abortion CD Release

Oct 22• CHRIS MARS Short Films
Live improvisational accompaniment by
Grant Hart • HAZE XXL • Shannon Selberg

Oct 23• GAY WITCH ABORTION Live performance in security cam vision
Oct 24 • H•O•F Live performance in security cam vision
Oct 25 • THE MELVINS Live performance in security cam vision

4 days of multi media splooge brought to you by the Workers Sensory Stimulation Committee


Posted 3290 days ago in Audio, Visual

xo 16.09

WTH did this week go? I could swear yesterday was Monday.. anyway – some links:


WIRED: Topspin Media CEO Ian Rogers gives advice on how to survive in the new music business – a def must-see for anyone in the industry. LINK

THOM YORKE: New single “Hearing Damage” Listen on MFR. LINK

SOOVAC: Stopped into the Soo today on the way to Bob’s and took in the current show – The main gallery is full of new works by Greg Gossel & the sideroom has a bunch of Amy Rice’s work – very cool. LINK

WTF: Samuri Sword Demonstration Gone Wrong (WARNING: these images are not for the weak). LINK

TED: The robots featured in this short #TED talk have facial expressions so real it’s completely unnerving – very freaky and def worth a look. LINK

Congressional Reps Rewrite AT&T’s Google Voice Complaint, And Send It To The FCC LINK

Posted 3294 days ago in Audio, Geek, Visual

Contagious Next Saturday Night

Contagious will feature new artwork by Tara Costello, Jennifer Davis & Amy Rice

If you come here often you know that I’m a huge fan of Davis’ work – I only have a couple of her prints but I’m determined to own at least one of her paintings, at some point… I haven’t seen Amy’s work in person yet – but it looks sweet (reminds me of old vintage illustrations) and Tara is a well-known abstract painter – if you’re in Minneapolis you’ve certainly seen her work.

With these 3 popular / much-loved local art chicas, I expect that this show will be packed. Looking forward to heading down there Saturday night..

Saturday, October 3rd, 2009
Preview 3 – 7pm | Reception 7 – 10pm [More Info]

1121 Jackson Street NE Studio #145 | NE Minneapolis
Near the corner of Central and Broadway Aves NE [MAP]

Posted 3314 days ago in Visual

Thom Yorke + Banksy Mashup

Cool video create by Raymond Salvatore Harmon features graffiti work by Banksy flashing over London scenes with the new Thom Yorke track ‘The Hollow Earth’ as background music…

Posted 3320 days ago in Audio, Visual

Toys in the Attic 2009

If you’re custom toy artist or poster / print artist (graphic designer / illustrator) interested in participating in a cool show (for a good cause) – head over to Toys In The Attic and chat us up about the December 4th show @ the Soo Gallery
About TITA
Toys in the Attic is a celebration of toys, to benefit those without them.

The annual Toys in the Attic event is both a toy drive and art show – featuring limited-edition, toy-inspired poster prints and custom-created toys. 100% of the door donations and toys collected go to The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation – along with 25% of art print and custom toy sales.

Posted 3322 days ago in Visual

Broken Crow & Maria Juranic

John Grider (Broken Crow*) is one of my favorite stencil / street artists and an all-around good guy. Check out this cool stop-motion video collaboration with Maria Juranic

*Broken Crow is John Grider and Mike Fitzsimmons… Broken Crow is also creating a custom toy for Toys in the Attic 2009.. Friday December 4th @ the Soo Gallery.

Posted 3323 days ago in Visual

E-Rock Out 09/19/09

A going away/Arty Party for Eric Inkala this Saturday..

“A farewell party for our friend Eric Inkala, featuring new artwork from Eric and dozens of Minneapolis artists Burlesque, Anthem Heart, Drew Peterson, Much HM, Maria Juranic, Miles Mendenhall, Michael Gaughan, Jennifer Davis, Desk 2, Hardland/Heartland, and many more.” – First Amendment Arts

First Amendment Arts | 1101 Stinson Blvd, Mpls | MAP
Saturday September 19 | 7-10pm
Music from The Millionth Word & DJ Paper Tiger

Posted 3326 days ago in Visual

who made who $5 poster sale

Who Made Who offers limited edition hand screen-printed posters, art prints, and whatnot – from various local artists (Miss Amy Jo & TOOTH shown in this print)..

Check out their $5 Scratch & Dent Poster Sale + TOOTH prints on sale for only $10 (it’s TOOTH’s b-day :) It’s one day / in store only this Thursday (First Thursday) from 3pm-8pm @ 158 13th Avenue NE / NE Minneapolis

ps. there might be cupcakes..

Posted 3339 days ago in Visual

recorded & pressed on the spot

Yuri Suzuki was recently part of jerszy seymour’s ‘coalition of amatuers’ exhibition at mudam, luxembourg.

For the show Suzuki collaborated with Luxembourg punk groups Tvesla, TakeMeUnderground and Yegussa, proposing an ‘amateur music production system’. This involved recording sessions and pressing the vinyls all in one evening, which were later on sale at the mudam boutique.


Posted 3352 days ago in Audio, Visual

fuck street art – give up

i’m guessing Give Up is not on twitter.

i was lucky enough to catch his work live at the dirty hands show a few months back – it really makes an impression, up close and personal.

but what’s REALLY interesting >> read his profile in the sidebar here..
and then go read THIS version (tip: on this page is much further down on the sidebar) .. and you’ll see where i got the title ;)

hope he has another show in minneapolis soon

Posted 3357 days ago in Visual


Everybody loves a little mystery. When you were a kid, you didn’t give up your quarter to the gumball machine for the gum, you really did it because of the surprise: what color would it be this time?

Squad 19 is offering a little mystery of its own – This coming Monday we’re releasing a new Mystery Tube. What’s a Mystery Tube? It’s a tube packed with posters from the Squad 19 vault, each poster connected to one another by a theme. Become a fan on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to get clues as to what the theme is, then come back on Monday for the big reveal.

Bottom line? Plonk down your $25 – send via paypal to info[at]squad19[dot]com – and get a tube with no fewer than 5 gems from the Squad 19 vault
[submitted to picocool]

Posted 3358 days ago in Visual

crazy-cool graffiti animation

MUTO a wall-painted animation by BLU from blu on Vimeo.

Posted 3360 days ago in Visual

conservative street art (?)

yesterday i ran across a post on iteeth that offered this image and then suggested “.. this feels like the work of a rightwing advocacy group rather than a bona fide conservative street-artist.”

the post had an immediate / bizarre effect on me – i felt physically repulsed by the image. it upset me. but right on the heels of that feeling was a balking at the sentence under it. Why would it be assumed that the work was not from a “bona fide conservative street-artist”? and what makes a street artist “bona fide” anyway?

a quick google search revealed that the image had upset a lot of people and pretty much no one accepted it as “bona fide” street art.

as much as i hate this image (yes, i’m an avid Obama supporter) – i can’t help but think – would the the same image, if liberal (insert Bush or Cheney portrait), result in us questioning it’s right to be considered legitimate street art / political protest?

in my opinion, regardless of who creates it – and whether they have a street artist “certificate/degree” (?) or not – political protest through artwork is extremely important. i would hate to think that we liberals are guilty of the same crap the conservatives have been spewing: Protest that we don’t agree with = Terrorism.

Posted 3367 days ago in Visual

Typography Portraits

really amazing work here – well worth a look

“A great design trend of seen appearing more and more often around the web is using typography to create portraits. This post I’ve compiled an amazing list of 25 beautiful typography portraits which are perfect for inspiration and are simply mind blowing designs…” – Creative Nerds

[submitted to picocool]

Posted 3374 days ago in Geek, Visual

10 sec films @ soap factory

once again The Soap Factory is giving us something cool to do after the St Anthony fireworks this 4th of July.. their (5th) Annual TEN SECOND FILM FESTIVAL :)

where: soap factory / 110 5th Ave SE Minneapolis
when: right after the St. Anthony Main Fireworks
cost: nothing

Posted 3400 days ago in Visual

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