Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Your daily moment of Zen

The name of the installation is Multiverse, and it was installed by artist Leo Villareal in a 200-foot-long tunnel in the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC. The entire thing features 41,000 LEDs that animate and move on their own, using randomness to ensure that no one will see the same configurations twice. Multiverse will be on display throughout 2009.

The video has no sound, so feel free to loop it to your favorite tune and zone out.


Monday, February 23, 2009

Just For Fun - Pre-Sale Today!

Hi All,

If you're looking to pick up a Just For Fun print today, they are officially available.

Cruise over to THE SHOP to grab one!


Friday, February 20, 2009

Your daily moment of Zen

I came across this beautiful ad today. I love to see traditional animation techniques taken to the next level by integrating them with photography and video. The flow in this clip is fantastic, and down-right mesmerizing... as long as you watch it with the volume down because, unfortunately, it's selling investments.

The youtube clip doesn't do it justice. See a much better version at



Thursday, February 19, 2009

Just For Fun - Pre-sale Info

Hey everyone, here's the super secret pre-sale info. Official sale will be during the first week of March.

The presale will be held at 2:00pm PST on Monday, February 23rd. Please visit to get your hands on one. All pre-orders will receive the lower numbered prints, and one random lucky person will receive an Artist Proof!

'Just For Fun'

18x24 inches
8-color Silkscreen
Edition of 89
Printed by D&L Printing

We will release 25 of the prints during the pre-sale.
$42 (shipping included) within the U.S.
$47 (shipping included) for international orders.
Stay tuned for Official Sale Info



Sunday, February 15, 2009

Your daily moment of Zen

This video, directed by Daniel Askill, the man behind a multitude of music videos including those for Placebo, UNKLE, Sia and Digitalism, is today's moment of zen.

Read an interview with the director here.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Just an FYI

Hey All,

Quick update: There is a new print that will be coming in the next few weeks, so keep your eyes peeled for it! We're planning to do a sale in the first week of March, and I'll be posting a preview of it soon.

Also, we do still have a few On Your Mark prints left, so now is your chance to pick one up if you haven't already.

Cruise on over to the SHOP to get your hands on one!


UPDATE: I've had a few people tell me they had problems with our shop site. In my quest to discover the culprit, I've come to find that my super sneaky web-ninja skills may be to blame. So I've turned off all frames and redirected things where they need to go, so everything should be dandy now.

Now, I'll be off to study how to be a web-ninja without breaking things.


Monday, February 9, 2009

A little inspiration

Today I watched one of the TED talks given by Elizabeth Gilbert on the topic of genius. Specifically the difference between the modern conception of BEING genius, versus the historical notion of HAVING genius. I found it quite enlightening.

The video is about 20 minutes long, but definitely worth watching.

Elizabeth Gilbert on Genius

I think it is important to recognize the role that inspiration plays in the creative process. Of course, to large degree, every work of art/literature/performance is attributable to the skill of the artist, but the intangible truth of inspiration often contributes just as much to the work. There is surely a difference between a craftsman and an artist.

Inspiration, by definition is an unconscious burst of creativity. While we have no qualms as a society accepting the idea that inspiration exists, we somehow expect to attribute all of the responsibility of the final product to the artist. This is where this talk really strikes a chord with me.

Having been in the position where the anxiety of fleeting inspiration sets in, it's certainly a welcome concept to be able to lay some of that responsibility on an outside influence, however intangible and obscure the influence may be.