zondag, oktober 31

Over 100 awards for graphic excellence from various graphic magazines and design organizations including a Gold Medal from the New York Society of Illustrators, Gold from the New York Art Director’s Club and Silver from the Los Angeles Society of Illustrators. Corporate clients include Apple, Adobe ,Microsoft, Oracle, H.P., G.E., Citibank and hundreds more.

Entertainment: MGM/UA, Disney, Coppola/American Zoetrope, David Copperfield, Aerosmith, N.Y. Rangers, S.F. 49ers/NFL Properties Publishing: Time, Newsweek, Forbes, Fortune, Town and Country Reader’s Digest Graphis, Print, C.A. Institutional projects & consulting for Harvard, Stanford, Art Center College, N.Y.U., Boston University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of the Pacific, Brigham Young University, Utah, and is currently under contract with the United states Parks Service.

Bla bla bla, klik even..
James Bennett began his professional career shortly after receiving recognition from the Society of Illustrators and RSVP as a scholarship student at the School of Visual Arts in New York. James Bennett's conceptually humorous Illustrations have since appeared as covers and interior pieces for The New York Times, The L.A. Times, Forbes, Time, Sports Illustrated, The Weekly Standard, Mad, Business Week, New York, Smithsonian, Reader's digest, Yankee, Golf, and Philadelphia magazines, among others. He has also produced art for RCA Records, American Express, Paramount Pictures, Citibank, Hasbro, and Milton Bradley.
Half-French and half-Italian, Yan Nascimbene studied at the School of Visual Arts in New York and at the University of California. Yan, who first worked as a photographer and a film-maker before dedicating himself to illustration and painting, has published over 50 books, some of which he wrote, and created over 300 book covers. His work is shown regularly in France, Italy, Japan and the United States.

He is the recipient of many awards, including the Society of Illustrators' Silver Medal which he won twice and the Bologna International Book Fair Graphic Award which he won three times. Yan and his wife Joan share their time between California and a small village in the South of France. Yan op Altpick.

zaterdag, oktober 30

I like taking pictures. Every image I create that makes me go "wow" brings an umimaginable sense of satisfaction to me. The more I do it, the better I get at it, and it's interesting to see how I progress. In the meanwhile, I'm keeping a record of all the work I do, as a way of looking back. So here it is, a selection of the images I've created over the last few years. I hope you enjoy looking at them as much as I enjoyed shooting them.

donderdag, oktober 28

This month, Afghanistan held parliamentary elections with nearly 2,500 candidates for 249 seats. Turnout was very light under threat of violence from the Taliban, and accusations of fraud are widespread. Afghan President Karzai announced the formation of a 70-member peace council, a step towards formal discussions with the Taliban.

And American and Afghan troops have now begun active combat in an offensive to drive the Taliban out of their strongholds surrounding the city of Kandahar, the birthplace of the Taliban. With 51 more coalition troops killed this month, the total number of deaths for coalition troops in 2010 reached 541 compared with 521 for all of 2009.

Collected here are images of the country and conflict over the past month, part of an ongoing monthly series on Afghanistan.
15 !

De Somalische groepering Al-Shabab zegt twee meisjes te hebben geëxecuteerd omdat zij hadden gespioneerd voor de door de Verenigde Naties gesteunde regering.
De meisjes, respectievelijk 15 en 18 jaar oud, werden woensdag schuldig bevonden door een rechter die is aangesteld door de aan Al-Qaida gelieerde extremistische moslimgroepering. Gezegd werd dat ze werk hadden verricht voor de regeringssoldaten die het stadje Belet Weyne, in het westen van Somalië, proberen te bevrijden van Al-Shabab strijders. Al-Shabab is heer en meester in het zuiden van Somalië, maar probeert ook elders in het land vaste voet aan de grond te krijgen. De twee werden na hun veroordeling onmiddellijk door een vuurpeloton geëxecuteerd. De meisjes riepen 'Allah is groot' toen het schieten begon, zei een ooggetuige, die uit angst voor represailles anoniem wilde blijven.

Schrik niet. == Hier ook niet van, het is 2010 ! == En in Afghanistan wordt het ook niet beter.
We are an illustration and graphic design creative studio. Two independent and creative minds. One, a true graphics artist with roots in comics, fine arts and fashion. The other is a designer with passion for the printed media and type.

Together they have been they creative force behind NUYO Clothing and the VS. project. As well as being involved in Art Directing magazines and creating a multitude of graphics in the fashion industry.

Tiltviewer hier.

Laatste projecten hier = ook tilted.

woensdag, oktober 27

Richard Mosse was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1980 and grew up in County Kilkenny. Following a BA in English Literature and a Masters in Cultural Studies from the London Consortium, Mosse pursued a Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Art from Goldsmiths before finally earning an MFA in Photography from Yale University School of Art. His work has been exhibited at the Akademie der Kunst, The Aperture Foundation, Barbican Art Gallery, Houston’s Fotofest 2010 Biennial, Kunsthalle Munich, and Tate Modern. It has been reviewed in Artforum, Art in America, Art Review, Frieze and Source.

dinsdag, oktober 26

Tomer Hanuka is an illustrator and a cartoonist based in New York City. He works on a range of projects for magazines, book publishers, ad agencies and film studios. His Clients include The New Yorker, D.C comics, Nike and Microsoft. He has won multiple gold medals from the Society of Illustrators and the Society of Publication designers, and was showcased in Print magazine and American Illustration.

In 2008 a book cover he created won the British Design Museum award as part of the Penguin Classics Deluxe Editions. Waltz With Bashir, an animated documentary for which Tomer contributed art, was nominated for an Oscar in 2009, and won the Golden Globe that same year. Currently he teaches at the School of Visual Arts and is working on a graphic novel with his twin brother Asaf and wirter Boaz Lavie.
HEAD Magazine is an online publication designed to showcase the creative talents of established and emerging visual artists from all over the world.

HEAD Magazine was founded in 2003 by Steve Kraitt and Nicolene Hannan, and provides an editorial and advertising-free platform for exhibiting the work of photographers, artists, illustrators and designers. From the outset, the central ethos and conceptual objective of HEAD Magazine has been to provide artists with a global platform of the "purest" form.

It was
the primary intention of Steven and Nicolene to create a publication that concerned itself entirely and exclusively with the presentation of visual art, without any of the influence or distraction that editorial association can often apply.

HEAD strives to present only the work itself and nothing more; no
biographical information regarding the creator/s of the work, no review or assessment of the work, and no other form of written content that could influence or inform the reader further than the immediate emotional response that the work itself prompts. This lack of editorial is one of the primary attractions of Head Magazine, and the reason so many of our readers find our concept so fresh and appealing.

Cirque de Pepin's

This is the website of Pepijn van den Nieuwendijk, painter, illustrator and sculptor. The Cirque de Pepin studio is located in Den Haag (The Hague), The Netherlands. If you have any comments or suggestions, or if you want to know more about the availability of the artworks, Pepijn loves to hear from you! You can contact him by email: cirquedepepin@planet.nl or call the studio.

maandag, oktober 25

If I were to give my body of work a title, it would be, "Propaganda for the Soul". The motivation behind my work is a need to find a position. I want to set up the viewer and hold them. I do this by simplifying my imagery, distilling it, and then consider the best way to spark my audience`s interest and self-reflection.

This "Position", whether it be physical, social, historical, spiritual etc... seems to manifest itself when I produce moments that bear witness. Realistic representation is my vehicle that best suits my aims, however these are fabricated moments of acute clarity of mind not necessarily clarity of sight. Through open narratives, my aim is to make the viewer feel absolutely present. "They are images before the car chase or just after the crash, however banal or earth shaking; these are the moments when the most important decisions are made."

zondag, oktober 24

Life in a Day is een initiatief van YouTube om de grenzen van muziek, beeldende kunst en nu ook het medium film te verleggen. Het YouTube Symphony Orchestra en de recent aangekondigde YouTube Play-samenwerking met het Guggenheim-museum zijn voorbeelden van initiatieven die online video’s en traditionele kunst met elkaar verenigen.

Met Life in a Day past YouTube deze doelstelling toe op het domein van de filmkunst. LG Electronics treedt op als sponsor van Life in a Day. Dit sponsorschap vormt een strategisch onderdeel van LG's Life’s Good-campagne en is daarnaast bedoeld ter ondersteuning van hoogwaardige online content die door iedereen kan worden gedeeld en waarvan iedereen kan genieten.

Alleen klikken als je snel internet hebt, draadloos kan ook nog wel.
I stopped and turned to look behind me. The slope twisted palely down toward the town like the tracks of some gigantic insect. I looked up at the sky then, under the moonlight, and glanced at my palm. With a rush of understanding I knew this wasn’t my hand anymore.

I can’t explain it. But at a glance I knew. My hand was no longer my hand, my legs no longer my legs.
Bathed in the pallid moonlight, my body, like some plaster puppet, had lost all living warmth. As if a voodoo magician had put a spell on me, blowing my transient life into this lump of clay. The spark of life had vanished. My real life had fallen asleep somewhere, and a faceless someone was stuffing it in a suitcase, about to leave. An awful chill swept through me and I felt choked. Someone had rearranged my cells, untied the threads that held my mind together. I couldn’t think straight. All I was able to do was retreat as fast as I could to my usual place of refuge. I took a huge breath, sinking in the sea of consciousness to the very bottom. Pushing aside the heavy water I plunged down quickly and grabbed a huge rock there with both arms.
I love art. I love looking at it, I love talking about it and I certainly love making it, so it’s really no surprise that art would be my chosen profession. From early on there really wasn’t any doubt that a career in art was the direction I was headed. I was hardly interested in anything else and a lion’s share of my childhood was spent with my head in the clouds, doodling a veritable army of dinosaurs, space ships, demons and imps.

Even much of my later schooling was spent failing other useful but mundane subjects like chemistry, math and english while art was the one area that I excelled at. College was hardly different, I spent six years finding myself and taking a lot of classes before graduating with a BFA. Documented and dedicated to my chosen profession I set out to make my veritable mark on the world.
Since then I’ve held all sorts of jobs, from graphic designer to 3D modeler, photo-retoucher to illustrator. I’ve studied, learned, grown and spent a lot of time as a professional artist making a decent living doing art, but in all that time and through all those jobs I’ve learned one all important thing.

It was the time I spent, like the kid at the kitchen table, creating art for no other reason than sheer wonder of it all, that I was happiest. No matter the piece or the end result it’s the art that we do for ourselves that wholly reflects us as people. It is that art which is purest, it is that art which holds the most magic, it is that art which connects on the deepest level and it is that art that this site is all about.
So, on that note, take a look around, see what I have to offer and hopefully something in here pops, something connects you to that little boy, drawing spaceships and dinosaurs, and leaves you with a sense of wonder all your own.

zaterdag, oktober 23

According to the account of the earlier incident in the leaked logs, the insurgents had jumped out of their truck after it came under fire from the Apache. "They came out wanting to surrender," Crazyhorse 18 signalled. Clearance to kill came back from an unnamed lawyer at the nearby Taji airbase. "Lawyer states they can not surrender to aircraft and are still valid targets," the log entry says.

After receiving the lawyer's advice, the pilots reported that the men had by now got back into their truck and were attempting to drive on. The gunship made two attempts to kill the fleeing men, launching a Hellfire missile at the truck.
At first the fresh attack failed. "Individuals have run into another shack," the crew signalled. As the Apache hovered high in the sky, a few miles north of Baghdad, the pilots viewed a zoomed-in image of the fleeing pair on their video screen. The crew then received a further specific top-level kill instruction from brigade HQ and made another strafing run, firing bursts from long distance at 300 rounds a minute from the Apache's 30mm cannon. This time, the gunner succeeded in killing both men. At 1.03pm on 22 February, just 24 minutes after receiving legal clearance, the crew filed a log entry: "Crazyhorse 18 reports engaged and destroyed shack with 2X AIF [anti-Iraq forces].

Battle damage assessment is shack/dump truck destroyed."
Crazyhorse 18 was part of the US army's 1st Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, normally based at Fort Hood, Texas. Five months after this incident, on 12 July 2007, the crew of an Apache with the same call sign mistakenly killed 22-year-old Reuters photographer Namir Noor-Eldeen and his driver, Saeed Chmagh, after opening fire on a group of eight men they believed to be insurgents armed with rocket-propelled grenades and AK47 rifles in a Baghdad suburb.

Two children were badly injured and their father killed when the Apache crew fired armour-piercing shells at a van which arrived on the scene. The account of the February incident recorded in the classified log suggests the Crazyhorse 18 crew were not trigger-happy, but sought immediate advice from their superiors at all stages of the attack.

Lees het Iraqi war log Guardian maar eens. Klik pic of gewoon hier.
Taylor Swift heeft haar CD uit. Lekker luchtig, prettig verteerbaar.

Speak Now is het derde studio-album van Taylor Swift. Swift heeft in totaal twee jaar aan het album gewerkt. Het komt 25 oktober 2010 uit. Het album bevat 14 nummers.
Swift heeft alle nummer op het album zelf geschreven, zonder co-writers.

* Mine - Mine is de eerste single van het album. Het is een liedje over hoe zij zich de liefde voorstelt. Haar karakter was bang dat ze haar vriend zou kwijtraken omdat dat bij haar ouders gebeurde. De eerste release datum was op 16 augustus, maar omdat de single was uitgelekt op het internet kwam het 4 augustus al uit.

* Innocent - Innocent is een single dat ze in 2009 had geschreven: het is een lied over de rapper Kanye West. Hij stal in 2009 haar microfoon toen ze tijdens de VMA's ( Music Video Awards ) een prijs won voor Beste Vrouwelijke Muziek Video van het jaar voor You Belong With Me. Kanye zei dat Beyonce had moeten winnen en liep daarna weer weg, terwijl een radeloze Taylor achter bleef op het podium. Innocent is geen haat lied maar juist een lied over hij nog steeds onschuldig is en dat hij niet is wat hij had gedaan.

* Speak Now - Speak Now is uitgekomen op 5 oktober 2010. Het gaat over een vriendin van Taylor die verliefd was op een goede vriend, en zij dacht dus dat ze bij elkaar kwamen maar daarna hoorde ze dat hij ging trouwen met iemand anders, oei, dichtbij.

Ik heb hem tweemaal snel en makkelijk:
Makkelijk, mediafire cd1 -- cd2
Snel, multiupload cd1 -- cd2.

vrijdag, oktober 22

Justin Sweet studied art at Cal State Fullerton and later worked for Black Isle studios.

More recently he has been doing freelance work for various game and book publishers, as well as production companies and magazines.

A noted fantasy artist, some of his clients include Disney, National Geographic, Wizards of the Coast, Tor, DelRey and Wandering Star. Justin's work has been featured in Spectrum, from which he received both a gold and silver medal.

Take a look at his site for some examples of his most recent work on Prince Caspian www.justinsweet.com . He lives in southern California with his wife and three children.

Congratulations! You've discovered the official William Stout website! You can find brand new images and read Bill's latest thoughts, news and musings on his recently revamped Journal. Looking for Stout loot? A wide variety of Stout art and merchandise is available for purchase from the William Stout Bazaar.

William Stout is a famously diverse artist of international renown in many fields: themed entertainment and motion picture design (specializing in science fiction/fantasy/horror films), comic book art, book illustration, poster design, CD covers, public murals, and dynamic yet accurate reconstructions of prehistoric life. His endeavors in the fields of movies and comics have gained him a loyal following, making him a popular guest at comic book, science fiction and horror movie conventions around the world. You can explore William Stout's worlds using the navigation bar at the top of the page. If you aren't yet familiar with Stout's work, you may want to begin with his galleries or journal.

In the 1960s, the US government built secret missile silos across the country to protect citizens against nuclear attack. They now serve as homes to the reclusive and gathering places to the adventurous. We put our boots on and went exploring.

donderdag, oktober 21

Marcello Daldoce : About me
I started learning to paint when I was 16 and dropped out of school 3 years later. I stayed home to paint by myself. A year afterwards I applied to an art school called Núcleo de Arte. I didn’t just study , I also lived there for a year. Then I interned in a design studio and an illustration studio for 12 months, and after that I started working at an ad agencies in Brazil. I stayed there 4 years. During 6 years I worked at my own illustration studio MACACOLÂNDIA with three partners. Today I’m living and painting in Miami Beach.

dinsdag, oktober 19

Shane De Vries.

When we first saw Shane Devries’ paintings, we flipped our lids.

We flipped our lids so hard the neighbours complained about all the flipping noises. After packing in his day job last year to concentrate on painting, Shane is brand new to the art scene in A-town – but, luckily, he has an ace up his sleeve: he’s lid-flippingly talented.

In the wake of his terribly cool Monster Kid exhibition at Gallery 139, we sat down with Shane to have a word about future plans, how to cultivate a mysterious aura, and (for some reason) Rolf de Heer.

I'm a freelance concept artist and illustrator, at the moment living in Gdansk, Poland. I deal with variety of projects - especially CG animations, TV shows and commercials. I'm a self-taught digital painter who owes skills to his unceasing ambition fueled by awesome (but at the same time frustrating haha) artistic individuals over the Internet.

It was in early 90s of the previous century when I first experienced digital art :). Commodore 64 gave incredible palette of 16 colours, resolution of 160x200 pixels and a joystick instead of a tablet. From that time I made noticeable progress, but a statistical man's life length in my country is too short to allow me to achieve the desired level.
I'd like to focus on film and game industry. I enjoy using my imagination and create another worlds. My works are created in many styles and genre, but the most important thing for me is always the mood and atmosphere.
Thom Tenery.

If you look at enough concept art, particularly within the gaming industry, much of it can come to feel repetitive and even formulaic; which why I was so pleased to discover the concept art of Thom Tenery, which is delightfully imaginative, unique and wonderfully realized. Tenery studied Architecture at the University of Texas, Aus
tin, and worked designing architecture and interiors for a number of years.

He studied illustration and concept design at the Art Center College of Design, and moved into that field. His work is included in the book, In the Future…: Entertainment Design at Art Center College of Design. Tenery has done work for companies like Sony Entertainment, Propaganda Games and Spacetime Studios; and is currently Senior Concept Artist at ID Software. His web site has a long, single page gallery of concept art from various projects; which are not identified. His sketchblog, lab luna, has additional concept images, plus sketches, speedpaintings and plein air paintings in gouache.

JS Rossbach
. I am an award winning illustrator aka the Living Rope on the web and forums. I am able to provide professional quality illustrations, concept arts, and sketches with a computer based yet painterly approach. I have been a lead designer in the game industry for 3 years and a freelance artist for 8
years now. My services include Illustrations and Covers, Character and Creature Design, Graphic Design and Print Layout. I am quick, adaptable and open minded and I will help you carry out your project, AND meet your deadlines. If you feel like I can fit in your vision then please contact me for my rates and availability. I am working worldwide.

maandag, oktober 18

Concept art is a form of illustration where the main goal is to convey a visual representation of a design, idea, and/or mood for use in films, video games, animation, or comic books before it is put into the final product. Concept art is also referred to as visual development and/or concept design. This term can also be applied to retail design, set design, fashion design and architectural design.

<- Spaghetti, she wil make one for shure.

plaatje=blog. Hier website

zondag, oktober 17

A dangerous criminal gang is riding the net.
They act in the dark, exploring the most sinister places, in search for the bloody heart of talent and creativity. Their favourite victims are banality, conformism, lack of humor and good will at any cost. Killing Bambi is a good metaphor for their mission. They are unarmed, actually, but they can still hurt.
So be careful…

Outrepart. Updated every hour.
Het betere plaatjes kijken.

zaterdag, oktober 16

Wie zijn dit nu weer ?

Blijkbaar hebben Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, Jimi Westbrook en Philip Sweet in de tweede helft van 2010 echt alle tekenen van succes. Zo gingen er in de eerste weken in de V.S. immers 41.940 exemplaren van het nieuwe album over de toonbank, hetgeen het kwartet niet alleen de 5e plaats in de over diverse genres verspreide Billboard Top 200 albums opleverde, maar tevens zoals verwacht ook de eerste plaats in de country hitlijsten. Terecht, prachtige mensen, prachtige nummers en prachtige muziek. Een pracht CD.

Maar is Little Big Town echt country? Wel, al lang zijn de klassieke begrenzingen in deze branch nauwelijks nog te vatten. Zo zou “The Reason Why” 25 jaar terug niet door veel handelaren onder de rubriek ‘country’ zijn gerangschikt. En ook nu nog zullen mensen hun wenkbrauwen fronsen dat de twaalf nummers hun plaats daar vinden. Van de andere kant draagt de groep er toe bij dat in de V.S. al 13-jarigen hun zakgeld voor ‘ambachtelijke’ muziek uitgeven, die niet alleen door vier uiterst goede stemmen wordt veredeld, maar ook een beetje country is.
Pop out van L-B-T hier.

Voorbeeld voor de zondagochtend hieronder, hele CD.

Hermanus (Michael Hermanus Schuurmans) werd geboren in het oude Noorden van Rotterdam op 18 september 1968 en werd getogen op Rotterdam Zuid, in Lombardijen om precies te zijn. Op de kleuterschool viel zijn talent al snel op en thuis werd daar mee verder gewerkt op de vrije woensdagmiddagen.

Zijn moeder liet hem of kleien, schilderen of gewoon lekker klooien met waardeloos materiaal. En op zijn kamertje, schetste hij alles wat los en vast zat... maar vooral portretten. Op twaalfjarige leeftijd maakte hij zijn eerste reproductie in olieverf a.d.h.v. een platenhoes en het ging maar verder…
The Band Perry classify their music as a cross pollination of country and rock and roll, which is exactly the way they were raised, and how they came to love to play music. The sibling-trio from Mobile, Alabama features Kimberly, Neil, and Reid Perry, and their story resembles the feel-good saga of a group of talented musicians who dream big, play hard, and, with a little bit of luck, get their shot at the big time.

After signing to Republic Nashville in 2009, TBP has just released their self-titled debut E.P. It’s been a long journey for the Alabama trio, and with their fresh, upbeat twist on the collaboration of country and rock and roll, The Band Perry just might be around for awhile.Overall, this is a solid debut from The Band Perry…at least for an abbreviated album.

I can’t help but wonder how the rest of the disc would be if it were to run another five or six tracks, which will be the case for a full length release. Still, the E.P. does a satisfactory job at delivering a catchy radio single, while also offering a limited selection of both upbeat and lulled selections. TBP’s debut has undoubtedly put the Alabama trio on the country music map; the only question is how far it will take them.

Buitenom kan ook.

Voor de liefhebbers: meespelen met if I die young is makkelijk. Klik hier,
Geen capo ? geen nood ! g = a d = e a = b Bm4 = cism4

Given a pretty free brief for the IGI Offset event "Laundry" which is on in Dublin next Wednesday, I set about creating an image that reflected many of my own deeper pre-occupations and visual fixations. Here is the painting that resulted. I'm not sure what a shrink might make of it. Nou, ik vraag het me ook af.

vrijdag, oktober 15

donderdag, oktober 14

Kom net terug van begrafenis nummer twee deze week. Staat er ineens een nieuwe sugarland overal op internet.

Merriam-Webster-Dictionary defines the word “restlessness” as lacking or denying rest; continuously moving; and Country duo Sugarland is displaying that trait like a beautiful strutting peacock on their fourth studio album, The Incredible Machine.

Sugarland beperkt de country-invloeden gelukkig tot een minimum zodat zelfs country-haters kunnen genieten.

Stuck like glue. Grappige videoclip. Zangeres Jennifer is verliefd op een man maar hij niet op haar. Wat begint met onschuldig stalken eindigt met kidnapping, maar op één of andere manier blijft het allemaal heel lief en aandoenlijk. Met een kinderlijk enthousiasme blijft Jennifer geloven dat ze een echte relatie kan hebben met de man van haar dromen – zelfs als ze hem moet vastbinden om te voorkomen dat hij wegloopt. Hoezo grappig eigelijk ?

Het plaatje is downen via multiupload, daar stond ie toevallig. (grapje). Hieronder uitgebreide preview. Leuke CD, helemaal Stefan.

woensdag, oktober 13


Family, both blood and band, figures prominently in the Sister Hazel world. ( klik maar niet want die website stelt niks voor ). Newell, the one bandmember who isn't a family man, asserts that, "Family has always been first in this band and we finally have found the balance to make it all work." One of Block and Copeland's favorite parts during this recording experience was when they went were able to record vocals at Crescent Beach (where they went as kids) and were able to surf and sing while having their families there too.

The band still hits the road regularly, doing around 100 dates annually, but they also find other avenues to maintain close ties to their fans. "The only way we can keep doing what we are doing is having our fans continue to connect and support us," proclaims Copeland. CD staat ook op multiupload.

Nou, vooruit dan, de hele CD hieronder. Buitenom kan ook, klik.

dinsdag, oktober 12

Nou, daar is ze dan.

Beth Hart is terug. Na drie albums waarin Beth vertelt over haar gevecht tegen de demonen (drank en drugs), lijkt ze het leven weer gevonden te hebben.

Op haar tocht uit het dal, was het derde album voor haar een diepgaande zelfreflectie. Door die kijk op haar duistere periode, besefte Beth haar verantwoordelijkheid als rolmodel voor haar jonge fans. Het maakte Beth eindelijk écht volwassen, en dat straalt van haar album af. De vragen op haar eerdere albums, maken nu plaats voor antwoorden. Beth heeft een heldere boodschap, die ze zelfverzekerd, gelaten, maar serieus brengt. Dit is het moment dat haar rauwe en gepassioneerde stem op zijn plek valt. Ik heb net even zittten luisteren, het is een

Top-CD. Voorkant. Achterkant. Hoesjes maken doe je met multicoverprint. Hele CD luisteren kan hieronder. Downen via plaatjes. Links Mediafire (makkelijk) rechts multiupload (snel). Uitpakken doe je met winzip. Veel luisterplezier. Leesservice: luisteren en nummer voor nummer downloaden buiten mijn blog om is ook mogelijk. Klik dan hier. xsjd.

Echo is a former instructor of Digital Illustration at Pratt Institute and has been a professional commercial artist for ten years. She works both raster and vector. She is a graduate of Pratt Institute, summa cum laude and a member of the Society of Illustrators.

Her work in the advertising field has been used by such clients as Miller Brewing Company, Camel Cigarettes, Rocket Dog Shoes, Coors Brewing Company, Sears, KMart, The City of New Orleans, The State of Illinois, Marzetti, Publix, Langnese, Lerche, Tokyo Chamber of Commerce, The Connecticut Opera, The United States Postal Service and Trek Bicycles; and in the publishing sector, Random House and Penguin books have seen custom creations grace their covers.

zondag, oktober 10

Nou, daar is ie dan.

North Korea is in the midst of a series of large-scale events designed to both commemorate the 65th anniversary of the founding of its ruling Workers' Party, and to introduce heir apparent Kim Jong Un to the North Korean people and the world. 

Current leader Kim Jong Il is now 69 years old and ailing, and has now positioned his twenty-something son, Kim Jong Un, as his successor through recent military and party promotions, and through media coverage of him by his father's side. Many western reporters were invited to these performances, though their freedom to cover events was still limited by minders. Collected here are images from the recent highly-orchestrated events in Pyongyang, and the "young general" Kim Jong Un.

Hier gaan we nog een hoop gezeik mee krijgen. Klik op Kims hoofd voor Boston-big-picture.

Deze dan?

Freelance artist and caricaturist, Ed Steckley was born in June, 1973 in Milwaukee, WI. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. In 1992 he started doing live caricatures and since then he has won numerous awards.

He worked for Tom Richmond's Richmond Illustration as an artist, manager and trainer and he owned and operated the caricature facility at the Yankee Candle flagship store which is located in Deerfield, Ma. He also worked for a while as an animation storyboard artist at So! Animation. Ed’s illustrations have been used in numerous advertising campaigns with clients including, Coca Cola, Pizza Hut, Bacardi, Miller and Capital One. His artwork has graced the pages of many magazines including MAD and Cracked.

zaterdag, oktober 9

Oh man, could watch this all day. Looks like so much fun... Why didn't we do some of this during the summer?!
Blijft toch een heerlijk verhaal:

een van de grote raadsels van de twintigste eeuw: waarom vloog Rudolf Hess, Hitlers plaatsvervanger, midden in de oorlog naar Schotland en waarom werd hij niet krankzinnig verklaard, onmiddellijk per ambulance retour gezonden, zoals de Conventies van Den Haag en Genève vereisten?...

Er is totnutoe veel zin en onzin geschreven over het geval-Hess - de precieze toedracht zullen we niet weten voor het jaar 2017, wanneer de Britse archieven open mogen. En dan nog: wat zal er aan de dan te publiceren versies van de MI5-verhoren gedokterd zijn, weggelaten of anderszins verdwenen?

Het schrijverstrio Picknett, Prince en Prior ('jarenlange Hess-freaks', zeggen ze zelf) hebben tien jaar lang het raadsel onderzocht, talloze mensen geïnterviewd en tot dusver ontoegankelijke documenten in Schotland geraadpleegd. Om de clou van Hess - Het dubbelleven van de man achter Hitler, meteen maar te verraden: de echte Rudolf Hess kwam in augustus 1942 om bij dezelfde vliegramp die de jongste broer van de Engelse koning, de hertog van Kent, het leven kostte. De twee - en een aantal anderen - stortten neer met een Sunderland-vliegboot in de heuvels van Noord-Schotland.
Wie nu weer ?!

Mick Jagger werd geboren in het Livingstone Hospital in East Hill, Dartford, Kent, Engeland. Mick heeft nog een jongere broer, Chris Jagger, die ook actief is als muzikant. Na zijn humaniora ging Jagger studeren aan de London School of Economics. Na een jaar liet hij de studie vallen om zich te richten op zijn carrière als zanger.

Hij liet zijn studie vallen nadat hij
Keith Richards ontmoette. Beide mannen kenden elkaar uit hun jeugd, toen ze naar dezelfde school gingen. Nadat ze elkaar uit het oog verloren hadden, ontmoetten ze elkaar weer in een station. Mick had tijdens die bewuste ontmoeting een aantal Rhythm and blues-platen onder zijn arm en Richards sprak hem hierover aan. Hun oude vriendschap werd hersteld en Keith en Mick begonnen een bandje - Little Boy Blue and the Blue Boys - samen met Dick Taylor, die er al snel uitstapte, en Brian Jones.

Ik ben meestal niet zo`n Jagger fan maar de CD wanderings spirits die je onder het plaatje vind is een echt meesterwerk. Probeer maar eens hieronder.
Frederic Lezmi, Born 1978, grew up in Dakar, Geneva and the Black Forest. After a year as assistant to

German photographer Wolgang Zurborn at Galerie Lichtblick in Cologne, he studied visual communication from 2001 to 2009 with an emphasis on documentary photography at the Folkwang Hochschule in Essen, Germany.

In 2005/2006 he spend a study year in Beirut as a recipient of a grant from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). His graduation series „ From Vienna to Beirut“ has received the BFF-Promotion Award as well as the Reinhart-Wolf Prize 2009 for best final degree work in photography. Since 2010 he is a member of the German photo agency laif.
Animator and cartoonist Graham Annable was born in June of 1970, in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada.

He was classically trained as an animator at Toronto’s Sheridan College. After graduating from Sheridan in 1992 he started working for LucasArts doing both computer and traditional animation for computer games.

Some of the titles he worked on at LucasArts include, Outlaws, Full Throttle, Afterlife, Curse of Monkey Island, Star Wars:Obi-wan and Star Wars: Episode 3. Graham stayed at LucasArts for ten years, eventually becoming a lead animator.

vrijdag, oktober 8

Orillia, Ontario's Bleeker Ridge had a good seven years of dedicated rehearsals, songwriting and gigs before landing a dream record deal with Roadrunner Records Canada and cutting an album, Small Town Dead, with legendary producer Bob Marlette (Shinedown, Default, Seether, Airbourne), chockfull of hooky hard rock anthems.

That kind of woodshedding might not seem unusual, except the band formed when they were kids. The melodic hard rock quartet is comprised of two sets of brothers — lead singer Taylor Perkins 21; guitarist Cole Perkins, 19; guitarist Dan Steinke, 19; and drummer Dustin Steinke, 20 — who met in 2003 at a local jam night in Lagoon City (pop. 3000).

They went from playing Joe Walsh and Jimi Hendrix covers to writing originals, which they released on two independent CDs. But the songs on their label debut, Small Town Dead, recorded at Henson Studios in Hollywood and Bob's home studio in Woodland Hills, California, shows a band whose musicianship and songwriting skills belie their years.

donderdag, oktober 7

Martina Mariea Schiff McBride (Medicine Lodge, Kansas, 29 juli 1966) is een Amerikaanse countryzangeres. Haar ouders, Jeanne and Daryl Schiff, hadden een boerderij net buiten het dorpje Sharon in Kansas (met 200 inwoners). Martina woonde daar totdat ze van high school kwam.

Martina heeft een oudere broer, Steve, een oudere zus, Gina, en een jongere broer, Martin (Marty genoemd). Marty speelt gitaar in Martina's band. Martina and Marty zijn beiden geboren op 29 juli, maar Marty is twee jaar jonger.

Herhaal ik mezelf nu ? waarschijnlijk wel maar ik had nog geen speler van haar ingebouwd hier. Bij deze dan. Zie hieronder. Een dik uur Martina. Download shine via het plaatje, via multiupload. Ik vind haar erg goed. Vooral het eerste nummer "ride" knalt er altijd goed in bij mij en speelt trouwens ook lekker weg op gtitaar.

woensdag, oktober 6

Voorproefje voor de liefhebber. De rest komt nog een keer:
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Gabriele Susanne Kerner (Hagen, 24 maart 1960) is een Duitse zangeres die als kind al Nena werd genoemd. Nena is een verbastering van niña (meisje), dat Kerner opvatte als 'nena' toen ze met haar ouders op vakantie was in Spanje. De gelijknamige band Nena scoorde grote hits in de jaren '80 met onder andere 99 Luftballons en Irgendwie, irgendwo, irgendwann.

In 2002 maakte Nena zelf als soloartieste een comeback.Het bekendste lied van de band Nena is 99 Luftballons uit 1983, dat in onder meer Nederland een nummer 1-hit werd. Hoewel er een Engelstalige versie van bestaat die in het Verenigd Koninkrijk op 1 kwam, was het de Duitstalige versie die de Amerikaanse top haalde. In Duitsland was Nur geträumt in 1982 hun eerste hit. In 1989 begon Kerner een solocarrière onder de naam Nena. In 2003 scoorde ze samen met Kim Wilde in een groot deel van Europa een hit met Anyplace anywhere anytime, een tweetalige remake van Irgendwie, irgendwo, irgendwann en Anyplace, anywhere en anytime uit 1984. Dubbelaar downloaden via multiupload via het plaatje.

Voor de liefhebbers van fragezeigen : klik hier, hier of hier. Alhoewel, die laatste is niet echt top, denk dat ze een biertje teveel op had toen.

dinsdag, oktober 5

Travis Millard:

I grew up about 20 minutes from KCMO in glamourous Olathe, Kansas. I moved to Brooklyn for a few years and now live in Echo Park, Los Angeles. Every place I've lived has been an influence on me in one way or another. Kansas instilled ethics, New York broadened my horizons, and Los Angeles turned me into the plastic surgery disaster I am today. I love and hate every project i've ever done. They all go in waves of confidence and excitement, to feeling burned out and confused, and back again. I approach them all equally as a challenge and set out to carve a loose path to something I'm happy with in the end. I tend to work on a range of different projects, and each time I start something new it feels unfamiliar at first, but gels after noodling around on it for a while.. so I guess nothing's completely set. I have a flat file with piles of unfinished drawings that I shuffle through and pick up randomly. As I work on one of those, thoughts bubble on other projects and I might shift gears to whatever else is on the desk.

Klik op het plaatje, het is een leuke site.