1. 8-bit giclee prints by Adam Lister
Adam Lister recreates classic paintings and famous figures in 8-bit form. I imagine each piece is a different Tetris block layering themselves on top of each other. Adding watercolors to the equation allows the gentleness of his work to shine.
He’s currently selling these pieces for $40/each with free shipping. This is an extra good deal because the giclee method uses a high-quality 12 color ink jet printer. It’s also printed on matte paper, so it’ll look perfect hanging on that blank wall above your kitchen table that you always wonder about.
2. “Seeing Double” playlist
It’s been awhile since we made a lately playlist. Here’s a fresh one, right out of the Spotify oven. Take a listen if you’re into (or simply intrigued by the names) Parquet Courts, Yuck, Speedy Ortiz, Paws, Burnt Ones, Jesus and Mary Chain, or The Men. Let it rock and roll you into the weekend.
We received some mail yesterday (like most days) and were intrigued by a postcard from a company called Boxsome. Okay, the real story is Luke ran up to me yesterday with his hands full of randomly assorted vintage Valentines (including a California raisin one) and a glow in his eye like an excited 8-year-old. “What are those?!” I asked him with budding interest.
Turns out, Boxsome is an online retailer that sells a wide variety of vintage trading cards. These include but are definitely not limited to Home Alone 2, Space Jam, Howard the Duck, Michael Jackson (1984) and loads more. Check them out for your daily dose of nostalgia.
4. Degrassi screen cap blog
Speaking of nostalgia, do you remember Degrassi: The Next Generation like I remember Degrassi: The Next Generation? I hope so, but if not you may get an awkward-Canadian-teen-soap-opera kick out of this next thing, anyway.
Degrassi caps captures only the finest moments from this revolutionary television show. It’s organized by season and character, so you can get right to the season 1-5 goodness (before it got weird and everyone left except for Spinner).
If you’re unfamiliar with the show you may recognize one of the guys in the screen caps below:
Yes, that is Drake, or Jimmy Brooks, the struggling artist jock who ends up in a wheelchair by the end of his role. More like, “Started from the TOP now we here,” right?! Luke and I are trying to figure out where we can watch the show online. We’ll keep you posted.
5. Illustrations by Jean Jullien
Jean Jullien, a French-but-living-in-London graphic designer, uses thick brush strokes and vibrant colors to wittily portray the world we live in.
I especially like this piece below of the gone-too-soon, champion of an actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman. Rest in peace, fella.
That’s all for this week! Until next time.