Sunday, November 30
Faile street paste-ups they put up in the East End of London & a past showing.
Faile (Pronounced like "fail") is an international artist collective formed in 1999 and based in Brooklyn, New York. They are recognized as some of the pioneers of global contemporary street art. The three founding members are Patrick McNeil (Canada), Patrick Miller (U.S.), and Aiko Nakagawa (Japan).
Saturday, November 29
Superman: Secret Origin
"Geoff Johns and Gary Frank will leave Action Comics, and move to the six-issue, standalone, Superman: Secret Origin, a re-telling of Clark Kent growing up and becoming Superman.
The "Secret Origin" stories in the DC Comics universe - are vital to the introduction of characters and mythology to the larger audience, and I think they can be to the long time audience as well. We haven't seen a modern day retelling of Clark's first adventure as Superboy with the Legion of Super-Heroes, or the day Superman met Jimmy Olsen or the origins of Superman's long time enemies like the Parasite and Metallo. More importantly, Clark Kent himself will be explored in his earlier years in a way I don't think he's ever been explored before. And freaking Gary Frank, one of the greatest Superman artists in history already, is illustrating it. Every cover, every panel, ever line.
For long time readers, with the inclusion of the Legion of Super-Heroes back in Superman's history, General Zod introduced and all the other changes made post-Infinite Crisis nearly 3-years ago, they've been requesting a definitive secret origin. Man of Steel was brilliant and Birthright was a beautiful book, but Superman: Secret Origin will be what lines right up for the modern day monthly books. It will feature new looks at the origin of not only Superman, but some of his greatest allies, enemies and supporting cast and it will tie into everything Gary and I have done so far on Action Comics as well as setting the stage for the future."
"A page from DC's official style guide, but with an added little bonus for all us graphic designers out there--the Pantone color swatches to be used for each character!"
Being a designer, I love this chart so much.
TRIC is trendy, TRIC is colorful, TRIC is fun to mix and match. Whether you prefer bold and bright or soft and subtle, use TRIC to create your individual design statement. Start with white, add a color, mix in a décor pattern and transform your table for every meal.
Friday, November 28
Thursday, November 27
Wednesday, November 26
I worshiped early Diana as a kid (so gay then). When I was about 8 or so, I recall seeing promos on TV, "Live from Paris - Diana Ross" for weeks. When it finally was to be aired, my parents made me go to bed as the snuggled on the couch. I was so mad. It took me 30 years to realize that they wanted some adult time. To this day, I have never
seen that show.
NxtUp...Comics & Reality
Superman Defeats the KKK
After World War II, the human rights activist Stetson Kennedy infiltrated the KKK and other racist/terrorist groups. Concerned that the organization had links to the government and police forces, Kennedy decided to use his findings to strike at the Klan in a different way. He contacted the Superman producers of the radio show and proposed a story where the superhero battles the Klan. Looking for new villains, the producers eagerly agreed. To that end, he provided information — including secret codewords and details of Klan rituals — to the writers. The result was a series of episodes, “Clan of the Fiery Cross,” in which Superman took on the Klan. Kennedy intended to strip away the Klan's mystique. The trivialization of the Klan's rituals and codewords was perceived to have had a negative impact on Klan recruiting and membership.
Original info via Mental Floss
Tuesday, November 25
Here's a number worth putting in your cell phone, or your home phone speed dial: 1-800-goog411. This is an awesome service from Google, and it's free -- great when you are on the road.Click on the link below and watch the short clip for a quick demonstration.
Monday, November 24
Sunday, November 23
For the Postcard Book Guy
"Porn for Women Postcard Book -- Mailboxes will ignite with scenes from a world where clothes get folded just so, delicious dinners await, and massages are offered nightly. Each hunky (PG-rated) photo is stamped with an equally steamy caption ("I love a clean house!"