You have to check out Zoe Spawton’s Tumblr What Ali Wore Today. It’s such a treat to follow and will quickly put a smile on your face. Long story short, Zoe (an Australian photographer) has been chronicling the daily outfits of trendy Berlin-based tailor Ali ever since she saw him walk past her work. And how couldn’t she? Dude’s got style: perfect attention to detail and a pose that screams confidence. Not to mention he’s 83. I love to see someone take their fashion that serious into older age. Definitely an inspiration to us all.
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.
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.
Under Consideration Quarterly is the brain (super) child of the fine folks at Under Consideration. The idea is simple: take the best stuff they ever post on their foursome of fabulosity (Art of the Menu, Brand New, For Print Only, and Quipsologies) and put it all in printed issues you can touch, smell, taste, whatever it is you enjoy doing with books made out of paper nowadays. What’s also neat is that they know people don’t like to read stuff, so each issue only contains project images and their titles. Isn’t that awesome? Now look at the pictures below and don’t tell me you’d rather spend your money on a new iPad sleeve.
Jay Shell’s “Rap Quotes” project is great on so many levels. It’s an art installation popping up over an entire city, a quest to install rap lyrics across each neighborhood of the Big Apple. Basically, Jay attaches official-looking signs as an homage to lyrics that correlate with a spot.
To me, the best part is that it’s a participatory event. The artist interacts with the local environment, while the community gets a chance to talk, tag or tear down each quote. Continuous loop of discussion, centered around hip-hop and the community. I guess that’s what’s beautiful about hip-hop in general: it always about the community.
Below, a few snaps of the quotes and a video of Jay installing them. You can support the project by purchasing a t-shirt on Jay’s website.