I got a sneak peak of Social Suicides Dictators of Fashion collection when I bought my yellow suit. First impressions, very nice :) Juicy pics on their site, although the online store doesn’t seem to have any stock yet.
I want to like the Churchill suit (top pic) but I’m drawn to the de Gaulle below, lovin’ the asymmetrical leather trim detail. Apparently mimicking a ‘Sam Brown’, which is a leather belt that passes over the shoulder to suspend a holster, whatever looks great.
It constantly amazes me how far reaching my blog is, merely hours after asking if anyone had a Kickstarter invite on the blog, Lisa Yao came through with one :) Then a couple of days later the founder & Art Director of Kickstarter Charles Adler, dropped me line saying “DO IT. I absolutely loved your CDT project”.
Well I’ve done it, my project – Film about walking 1800 miles across New Zealand has just launched. We’re trying to raise $5000 and to be honest it feels a bit weird/cheeky raising money for something that I’m clearly going to enjoy doing.. But there is a lot of effort going into what I’m offering as ‘rewards’ i.e. maps & finished DVD, so I’m trying to stay optimistically hopeful that other people will want to get involved.
It isn’t all cash in hand of course, the cost of producing all the rewards and mailing everything out is going to take out a huge chunk. But I’ve got a few fun things in there like drawing peoples names along the way and styling my beard which should be a bit more profitable :)
Ideally I’d like to raise an extra $3500 (you can go over your target) which would pay for a mountain guide to take me to the top of Mt. Cook/Aoraki. It’s definetly beyond what I have the experience to do on my own, but is the highest mountain in New Zealand, has the same name is me and would make a pretty spectacular addition to the film!
You don’t have to back my project, there’s plenty of other great one’s on there. I’m backing IN TRANSIT presents: 16mm, pictured above. A film by Jonathan Dueck, who’s been busy scratching & painting over old 16mm films. Also James Taylor who wants to make an ‘absurd game of logic’ – The Gentlemen of the South Sandwiche Islands.
If anyone wants one? I have five, none left sorry.
Just got a comment on an old post that I’d completely forgotten about. Felt like it needed a re-post, such a simple genius idea (not mine sadly), need to remember this before mid December next year..
Fascinating tattoo paintings by Shawn Barber. Quite a large growing collection, I particularly like the equipment/tattoo gun studies.
Very jealous of all the places Tom Robinson has been, but loving his collection of Feet First photographs taken there.
Swedish illustrator Jonas Bergstrand has a style firmly set in the golden age of illustration, and he does it so well. Gorgeous backgrounds, great character design and some pretty innovative stuff in there too.
Quite an amusing read through this list of rock band names and their origins. I was most surprised to find out that 2 bands names (Lovin’ Spoonful & 10cc) both refer to how much spunk you can fit in a teaspoon…
Lovely style from Finnish illustrator Lotta Nieminen, can’t get enough of the simple geometric shapes with detailed layering and texture. Be interested to learn her technique, reminds me a bit of an ink spraying technique I used to use many years ago, hmm where did I put that little thing…
Via: Grain Edit.
eep calm, I’m not going to start ripping off Jessica Hische’s ever expanding and amazing Daily Drop Cap. This ‘K’ was a rejected logo concept which I was quite fond of, so I thought I’d make a one-off drop cap to give the poor fella some purpose in life.
If you’d like to use it, paste this code at the begining of your post (in HTML mode):
<img src=”http://www.made-in-england.org/images/K-cap.png” align=”left” alt=”K”/>
Last Christmas post from me I promise, but if you feel the need for some extra festive cheer, grab this new desktop.