Wednesday, April 28, 2010

M.I.A. Born Free

M.I.A. and Romain Gavras (director of the controversial Justice video "Stress") have partnered to create her latest video "Born Free". It is causing quite a stir on the web due to its use of violence against minorities (carefully symbolised as redheads). I am finding real difficulty in viewing it (terrible bandwidth at the moment + crazed viewing of the aforementioned vid) but really keen to see what all the fuss is about.

Siggi Eggertsson

Another strong graphic illustrator's work I lust after has to be the ridiculously talented Siggi Eggertsson - I saw him at Toffie festival about a month ago and have to say that despite his incredible shyness, he delivered and was definitely the highlight of the festival. There is waaaaaaaaayyy too much to worship on his site so I am featuring two pieces I always come back to.

Morgan Blair

I have a thing for simple strong shapes so understandably, I am really loving this graphic, pictoplasm work by Morgan Blair. Wonder if I can replicate the diamond wall mural in my home.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Another Molly in the Wood!

Hey! I found another Mollywood online and I must say, I like her style. Some cool posts and great style.

Especially love this pic of her window sill. Very Euro. Very weird that I have the exact same Asian doll on my window sill.

Scent-sational (cheez)

Really would love to get my hands on this mag by mono.kultuur - it features no images or text but 12 scents impregnated in each page. Ranging from pleasant to "difficult", I can imagine the individual images provoked by each fragrance.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Illustration fever

Just love these retro-inspired, Joan Miro-esque, optimistic pieces from Nate Williams. I wish I had that talent with texture and the hand lettering is awesome.

Reminds me a bit of local illustrator Justin Southey.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Belly-warming stuff

Check out this limited edition range of Smirnoff Vodka bottles. Rad South African illustrators to swoon over (more on them later). I have to get my hands on some of these - Winters coming, time for White Russians!

Banner Love

I have been a bit thrifty on the blog posts lately as I have been on a much needed Easter holiday in Namibia. I woke up to hot-cross buns, lazed and watched old rom-coms (therapy), enjoyed the last of Summer in the swimming pool. I also squeezed in a bit of shopping and a lot more eating.

And I am now broke and need a fresh outlook. And you need "things" for a fresh outlook, right? Broke?!! Well, that won't stop me (never has).

I have decided to give the wall above my bed a much needed smile with a banner. I love these from Banter Banners, but money is not on my side. I am heading to the paper merchants tomorrow to score some sheets and make my own. Not sure what mine will say yet, but these are great inspiration.

via For Me, For You