Archive for April, 2009
TopatoCo is an online collective of internet cartoonists that banded together to create one kickass store (named after a magical potato who lives in space and is best friends with a pony – I’m not even joking). Between the shirts and art prints, their stuff is certain to be a conversation starter.
Society6 is set in motion by a clear and relentless pursuit to empower the world’s artists. The site is still in beta but it’s damn near gorgeous and fun to play around in. I set up my profile in less than a minute and soon got lost (in a good way) discovering incredible new artists. Bonus points to Society6 because they’re not just trying to create another Facebook for artists but offer a Grants program which supports artists through monetary and opportunity grants. These opportunity grants are huge to emerging creatives and include printing services, promotion, artist in residence and gallery space. The agenda is set and artists, photographers, creatives and supporters alike will soon be posting up shop on Society6.
DANANANANAYKROYD are ready destroy the world and I’m all for it. There’s no better time than the present to inject a heavy dose of angst-ridden, indie punk anthems into this watered down economy of swine flu american idol bullshit. The album opener “Hey Everyone” is a wall of sound that feels more like a kick to the gut. The tone is set and now you’re ready to completely let loose, dancing around your room in your underwear, beaming with smiles. There’s much to like about DANANANANAYKROYD. I can’t wait to experience this live.
Everyone knows the importance of a stylin’ wallpaper on your laptop or iPhone. Thankfully, there’s The Desktop Wallpaper Project by one of my favorite sites, Kitsune Noir. Their latest entry comes from LA designer Marco Zamora and it’s BADASS! Bike riding monsters will love it and so will design enthusiasts. Grab it now and up your scene points by at least five.