Monday 19 May 2014

In Which Wiki Will Tell You Who You Were...

This fun and interesting thing is going around facebook at the moment.  Have you facebook-junkies seen it yet? :)

I tried it.  I typed my date of birth in the above format and I got:

Ironically, according to Wiki, Lesser Samuels was a Hollywood screenwriter for 20 years.  However, he also wrote and was associate producer for the biblical flop, The Silver Chalice, in which Paul Newman, who starred, declared it the low point of his career.

Interesting that both I and the person I supposedly was in a former life were both writers - albeit bad ones.  Gotta love facebook :)

Anyway, type in Google your date of birth in the above format and see who you get.

Tuesday 13 May 2014

RIP HR Giger...

I'm in a state of shock.

Today I'm posting to remember one of my favourite artists who has sadly just died.

HR Giger.

Imagine my shock after happily browsing through the news and coming across a headline that read 'Alien Designer, Giger, Dies at 74'.  A great talent lost.

For those who don't know who Giger is, he designed the Alien for the Aliens series as well as some of the settings and landscapes; he worked on Dune, AND he designed the famous microphone stand for Jonathan Davies, lead singer of Korn. These are just a few of the things he's remembered for.

Read the news article here:

So, RIP HR Giger.  You will be missed by thousands, and our thoughts go out to his family.

Friday 9 May 2014

Pic of the Week . . . Banksy Mobile Lovers

I love Banksy.

Whenever I take a train ride into London I can't help but sit back and admire some of the graffiti on the way.  Most of it is tagging which looks messy and strongly sits under the term 'Vandalism', but then you'll come across a gem that is fantastic.  I know all graffiti is technically vandalism but the art and skill that goes into some of these pieces is often over-looked.  It's a form of art in itself.

For those who don't know, Banksy has recently been in the headlines with his newest piece.  He chose to use a door to a boy's club in Bristol as his canvas.  The idea wasn't to tag the area to say 'I WOZ 'ERE' so to speak, but to help raise money for the struggling club - a club he apparently attended as a boy (don't quote me on that bit).

The piece has been quoted to be worth £500,000.

This little piece was from Banksy's earlier days and sits on the side of the Thekla Social Boat in Bristol Harbour.  I loved it so much I had to show you.

Banksy's Grim Reaper, Thekla Social Boat

But the main piece for Pic of the Week is the topic piece of this post.  Mobile Lovers.

Enjoy and have a creative weekend...

Image from Butterfly