• Modern Antithesis of Appropriation

    Shawn Carter is a recording artist from Brooklyn, NY.  He's known as Jay Z.  He's married to Beyonce Knowles.  Their combined net worth was reportedly somewhere around "a billion" USD as far back as 2014.  Amidst a rocky personal life made public (to say the least) Jay Z released a new album in July along [...] Continue Reading
  • The Magic Hour

    Solange Knowles released a new album on October 3rd full of beautiful, minimalist compositions & expositions.  This video shows some of the recording process for this album.  I'm listening to the album as I type, but this isn't a review.  Immediately after the album's release, I began to see derogatory articles that actually had nothing to do [...] Continue Reading
  • Warhol vs. Banksy

    Visit Amsterdam's Moco Museum before the year's end for a special, dual exhibition. My dislike of the ever-present Warhol is matched only by my admiration for the elusive Banksy. Now this is a story all about how my pop-art taste flipped upside-down. Time for a backstory... I collect books about artists that intrigue me. It keeps [...] Continue Reading
  • The Simpsons, by Disney

    Hello there. Sorry for the time. I have a child on the way; haven't been writing. I'm back now. This week's post comes from a modern american staple or two (I'm easing back into my melodramatic titles).  You know The Walt Disney Company & you know The Simpsons family, so I won't add too much filler here. [...] Continue Reading
  • (via Petrolicious.com) Bill Mitchell’s
    Secret Stash

    Buckle up. I'm not going to say alot today.  Mainly, because the cars you are about to see will speak for themselves.  Automotive designer, William L. Mitchell almost singlehandedly shaped the way cars look today in this great nation of ours.  The video above shows some of his personal favorite designs, many of which were never released [...] Continue Reading
  • the Oddworx of Alex Solis

    Icons Unmasked-a series by Alex Solis- If you want to buy me one, trust your instincts. I found Alex on Instagram last week.  He has a number of illustration series involving pop culture staples ranging from the 1970s to the mid 2000s.  This particular set caught my attention; he takes popular characters and boils them down to... [...] Continue Reading
  • Canadian illustration: NBA toons

    In my opinion, these images are the perfect blend of playful objectiveness.  I hope they had as much fun in concept and execution as I feel when I see the finished product here.  These mascots make me envision coaching 29 little league teams and winning 29 championships.  Enjoy the carousel and judge me for my write-ups [...] Continue Reading
  • Train Up a Child

    Don't let the preview frame stop you from reading the comic.  It's hilarious.  It deals with how children learn from adults. Often times children are regarded as tiny, irrational humans; but, if the iPod doesn't fall too far from the MacBook, maybe we're all giant irrational babies. There's a verse in the 22nd chapter of Proverbs [...] Continue Reading