We’re excited to team up with our friends Delta Air Lines to host Lunch With Friends. It’s a simple concept, if you’re a hard-working hustler in the social media, digital or tech industry, come have lunch on us. It’s going to be a great way to unplug and meet compadres who are at the forefront of all things awesome. This all goes down Monday, May 20th at T4X, Delta’s impressive pop-up space in SoHo that celebrates the opening of T4, their much anticipated terminal at JFK. Hope you can make it.
Anderson Design Group has created perhaps the best city posters I’ve ever seen. They’re hand rendered to pay homage to the masters of the golden age of poster art and irresistible once you lay eyes on them. Even if you don’t happen to from the big city there’s plenty of prints to honor regions and national parks. Below you’ll see a print from each of the cities we have writers, but one question remains. How do you settle on just one of these? I want like eight of them! You can find them at Scoutmob Shoppe.
David Foster Wallace, author of many great works — including but not limited to Infinite Jest, which I have unfortunately not been able to finish despite multiple attempts — gave a commencement address to graduating seniors at Kenyon College back in 2005. But that was before the Internet gave birth to stuff that went viral (actually, believe it or not, YouTube was founded in 2005). Luckily for us, The Glossary made an awesome video inspired by Wallace’s speech that has now been seen by more than 3 million people. Which is great, because then maybe everyone will be a little more aware, a little more patient. You can listen to the full speech here.
Joshua Kemble (quoting Ralph Waldo Emerson) has an important reminder and it’s a more eloquent version of the saying, “DO YOU.”
“I just like funny photos.” We all do, but Ray Potes is particularly good at taking them and the Hamburger Eyes zine he started with his brother has been making us laugh for years. If you haven’t ever thumbed through a copy, I highly recommend it. It’s sure to become a coffee table favorite among your friends.
I recently visited the Hamburger Eyes Epicenter in San Francisco to catch up with Ray and find out what he’s most excited about right now. In an age where startups are competing with their offices perks and gourmet meals, it was refreshing to see Hamburger Eyes keeps it real with video games, a jam room and a chamber where his alien Grey Grey restores his Argon levels. Maybe it’s just me, but I’d feel way more comfortable kicking it with Ray over a 24th St. burrito any day.
Click the photo below and have a listen.
Bonus: Ray’s burrito recommendations in SF
Continuing my trend of sharing all things film-related, I’d like to direct your attention to Movies In Color, a new blog which takes the general palette of a film and associates it with a still. Graphic designer Roxy Radulescu does a really bang-up job, posting shots that are both compositionally engaging and flushed with color. A few of my favorites* are below.
* Of course, I had to feature The Life Aquatic and The Big Lebowski. You know how we roll at Holiday Matinee.
Wayne White (former designer for the TV show Pee-wee’s Playhouse) does spectacular word paintings. In my future home, I want the “NO” painting above the fireplace mantle. Take that, Tumblr people who just layer text in Helvetica on pictures of nebulas!