Very cool viral promotional videos for Yeah Yeah Yeah’s new album. Just a heads up, this is a great album. We are refraining from posting anything illegal that we may or may not have, it’s worth the wait.
I always like the way Shepard Fairey’s work comes off in animation, look out for prints in the future.
“The first global ‘Vote Earth’ television commercial will feature Coldplay’s ‘Fix You’ and artwork by Shepard Fairey with animation by Syd Garron, voice over by Cate Blanchett and production by Curious Films.”
I think ‘Earth Hour’ will be one huge makeout session.
C-Monster has put together a great resource outlining bars nearby to the Art Fairs. We would like to add in one from our stable if you’re at Volta.
The ultimate in Korean Fried Chicken, Restaurant Forte Baden Baden, 28 W. 32nd St. 2nd fl. So good.
Internet years are like dog years, each one is equal to at least 5. Anyway, we just got a heads up and some words of praise from Design is Kinky. I can remember when I first heard of them and saw their site and work, it feels like decades ago. They have this event called Semi-Permanent, it is actually pretty permanent. Semi-Permanent has been around for 6 years, with 17 events in 6 cities throughout 4 countries with 109 speakers…. etc etc you get the point. If you have never heard of Design is Kinky or this event check it out and if your close by, go to the event. Here is a bit of info.
“Semi-Permanent is a design event. It consists of a conference and side events which include exhibitions, competitions, workshops and parties. It’s a week long celebration of all things design. Graphic Design, Film, Art, Illustration, Web Design, Photography, Visual Effects, Animation, Graffiti, Motion Graphics, Stop Motion; all these things and more. Semi-Permanent explores the diverse and exciting design world bringing together exceptionally talented artists and designers to speak at the event.”
In a recent interview with Glenn O’Brien for Interview Magazine, Supreme founder James Jebbia gives a little back story on the popular Artist series skate decks that Supreme has been producing. One great quote in regards to the customers buying the decks stuck out to me because it is very true,
“It’s actually easier to get the art crowd, because they’ll buy anything if they think they can make money off of it.”
This leads into Supreme’s latest series by Damien Hirst which will enter stores and the internet later this year. Based off of his Spin Series paintings, I wonder how he feels that each individual deck will only be $68? Welcome to 2009 Damien.
A friend of the TWBE is getting married really soon. I was looking at Bachelor party websites to see what’s what…. One of our first posts at the W was about a shooting range for bachelor parties, and another post about BP’s was this strip club in SF that I went to… it was like watching Requiem for a Dream.
Anyway, I stumbled across this mess of a site, that sell’s gag BP gifts. So out of the three dolls above, which one do you think we should get? Or suggest a gift in our comments.
Herb and Dorothy is a documentary film by Megumi Sasaki about Herb and Dorothy Vogel, who are truly inspirational Art Collectors. Living off of Dorothy’s Librarian salary, the couple dedicated Herb’s salary as a postal worker to amass over 4000 important works of art over 40 years. They easily prove that being an Art Collector does not mean you have to be a rich, pretentious twat.
Greetings ladies and germs, Gene P back to slap a little more of Belgium’s best on the barbie for ya. Today’s offering is French pop idol Johnny Hallyday. While some of you purists may argue correctly that Johnny is French, his father was Belgian, an affliction which we all know takes at least three generations to rid the blood line of. And while Johnny is French by nationality, he is Belgian by hair style, his desperate desire to be American, and overall epic raditude. In fact Johnny Hallyday signifies to me everything wonderful about being American; that despite all the hate for us in the world today, after 30 years he can still pack massive european soccer stadiums just by covering Neil Diamond songs. Johnny, you are Belgium and we salute you today as one of it’s best.
A TWBE sticker on a marker in the middle of a frozen lake in New Hampshire, photographed by my friend Ben Smith.
If you want a pack of stickers email giveaway (at) theworldsbestever (dot) com with the subject line stickers and your address and I’ll mail some to you.
This is a 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle, signed & numbered in an edition of 1000 by Steven Meisel. When complete, the puzzle will measure 20″ x 28″ and be full of model Megan Collison. The price? Only $750. Lose one piece, you’re fucked.
Keith Murray, The Most Beautifullest Thing in the World, 1994
In anticipation of his upcoming solo show at Joshua Liner Gallery, Tomokazu Matsuyama has released a fresh new print entitled Kirin.
35 color screen-print on Arches Cover paper
24 x 30 in.
Edition of 30
It’s…”a nice experience in my life,””like in the movies,” a small space filled with all manner of people he would not otherwise meet.””
This is what makes me be proud to be an American, having something in common with the President.
The Clayton Brothers work is dope. Their studio is in LA, and I bet it’s warm there.