Thursday, May 31, 2012

Brainstorm Prints

18" x 24." $30/each.
Brainstorm Print & Design

Get ready for a Spurs vs. Heat NBA Finals

Well played by the NBA for releasing the San Antonio Spurs "Shook Ones" ad this week.

"There's never been a quote-unquote great Spurs team, just a series of extremely good ones. We poured dirt on them last spring after the Memphis upset, only to watch them resurrect themselves with their finest group yet. Parker and Manu have never looked better; one more title cements them as Hall of Famers and one of the best backcourt duos ever. Duncan hasn't looked this good in five years; one more title vaults him ahead of Wilt Chamberlain and leapfrogs him back ahead of Kobe as the sixth best player of all time (at least in my opinion), as well as "The Greatest Lottery Prize Ever, Hands Down" instead of just "The Greatest Lottery Prize Ever". Popovich would have to be mentioned in the first few words of any "Greatest Coaches Ever" discussion, period, end of story. And this particular Duncan/Popovich run (potentially, five titles in 13 years with the same coach and franchise player) would only have to answer to Russell's Celtics, Jordan's Bulls, Magic's Lakers and (god, I hate admitting this) Kobe's Lakers on the "Most Successful Runs Ever" rankings...

 [They've] even managed to pull off something that never seemed possible: They turned a team featuring LeBron James and Dwyane Wade in their primes into an underdog for an NBA Finals. If you can't get excited for that matchup, then you don't have a pulse."

-Bill Simmons
Grantland - "The Spurs-Zombies Retro Diary"

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Who is James Harden?

Grantland - "The Many Faces of James Harden"
by Jordan Conn


"It's not that Harden was unwilling to dominate, but he was a reactive player who countered opponents rather than imposing his will on them. "James is like a martial artist," Arizona State coach Herb Sendek says. "He uses the force of the game against itself. He doesn't play with predetermined conclusions."

Jay-Z + Kanye West - "No Church In the Wild"

Intro song to Watch the Throne.
Directed by Romain Gavras.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

The Great Gatsby 3D

The trailer for Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gastby set for a Christmas 2012 release starring Leonardo Dicaprio, Carey Mulligan and Tobey Maguire.

Previously: Baz Luhrmann-directed 'Great Gatsby' to star...

Preview clip of P.T. Anderson's The Master

No teaser or trailer has been released, but to coincide with this week's Cannes Film Festival, Al Rose Promotions has released the first preview clip of P.T. Anderson's next film, The Master, set for an October 2012 release starring Philip Seymour Hoffman and Joaquin Phoenix in a loosely based film on Scientology.

Previously: P.T. Anderson's The Master

Bill Murray Previews Moonrise Kingdom

Bill Murray gives an on-set preview of this weekend's Wes Anderson release, Moonrise Kingdom.

Leaders of the World

watching last Saturday's UEFA Champions League Final between Chelsea (London, UK) and Bayern Munich (Germany).

Source: Grantland

Monday, May 21, 2012

Skyfall - 007 Teaser Trailer

Directed by Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Road to Perdition), Skyfall is scheduled for an October/November global release.

Official plot:
"Bond’s loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost."

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Internet Research

Coach Makes Wallets Made of Old Baseball Gloves

Source: PSFK

Kansas City Public Library Parking Garage

Nike Soccer Commercial

Starring a lot of European players and LeBron.

Kanye West Album + Short Art Film

Kanye West record label GOOD Music will release their recently named collective album Cruel Summer sometime this summer.

The accompanying and same named short art film Cruel Summer will debut in Cannes, France during the Cannes Film Festival. Below is a preview photo of what the 7 screen Cruel Summer film will look like.

Source: Pitchfork

Friday, May 18, 2012

Thursday, May 17, 2012

London Olympic Observation Tower

"ArcelorMittal Orbit" designed by Indian-born British sculptor Anish Kapoor.

Big Money Ping Pong

Don't know the back story, but billionaire Warren Buffett played a game of ping pong with that paddle at the most recent Berkshire Hathaway stockholder's meeting.

Source: Deadspin

Real Life Frogger

Upset with being excluded from the Smithsonian's "Art of Video Games" exhibit, fans of the classic arcade game Frogger installed a version of the game on Fifth Avenue in NYC based on real time traffic patterns.

Source: PSFK

Monday, May 14, 2012

Gangster Squad

There are too many good actors for this not to be good, right?

Starring Sean Penn, Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, Nick Nolte, Emma Stone, Anthony Mackie and Giovanni Ribisi. Directed by Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland).

Tentative release date is October 19.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

"And so are we"

"See, I don’t think there’s just a young, black male identity crisis going on out there — practically everyone is going through an identity crisis. The whole fucking planet’s trying to figure out who they are and why they’re here. And so are we."

- the late MCA (Adam Yauch) of the Beastie Boys from a 1994 interview with SPIN Magazine

Gotye - "Bronte"

The album is worth downloading.

Beasts of the Southern Wild

This year's Sundance Film Festival's Grand Jury Prize Winner (the biggest prize of the festival), Beasts of the Southern Wild, is set for a June 27th release date.

Tinker Hatfield Drawing Circa '88

Nike shoe designer Tinker Hatfield's sketch from 1988 hangs around one of Nike's offices.

Monday, May 7, 2012


"When [Earl Sweatshirt] first arrived in Samoa, he was taken to a waterfall, which some of the other boys jumped off, though to a newcomer it inspired fear. “If you didn’t jump off the waterfall, you felt” terrible, he said. “So then you started jumping off the waterfalls.”

Doing so, he said, had given him new perspective, a desire to be more bold, and to trust in himself more.

“I just treat everything like that,” he said. “If I don’t do this right now, if I don’t take this risk, I’ll never get this day back again.”

New York Times - "After Exile, Career Reset"