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Today’s Quote – Die Standing

stephane charbonnier

I’d rather die standing than live on my knees.


My Favourite Bands Lego-ized


This awesome project comes from the brilliant mind of Adly Syairi Ramly – go follow him on Twitter!

He’s created these for many, many bands, but find below a collection of the bands I love most from this project, made via little lego pieces. It’s always inspiring to see people find new creative ways to show their love for music (and nostalgic toys).

I’m hoping he will make versions of Bruce Springsteen, Patti Smith, Fleetwood Mac, Arcade Fire and Broken Social Scene.

If these were for sale in stores, I’d buy them.

















Today’s Quote – At Least Someone Noticed

chris ware

One of the most valuable things one of my art teachers said to me was, ‘Don’t get upset by criticism. Value the fact that at least someone noticed what you did.’


Your New Favourite Twitter Account

drawn your tweet carrots

This is how you do Twitter. Hands down.

When I followed @drawnyourtweet yesterday morning they were at around 2500 followers, now, as I write this he or she is up to 11.6k!

Everyone wants their tweet drawn. I am no exception (unfortunately they do not take requests)! It plays into our deep desire to be recognized by a stranger, and takes it even further by making something we wrote most likely in about two seconds without a further thought, into art. Brilliant.

Also, the art itself is super cute. This person could make serious money if he started taking requests/making it into a business. I’d request a drawing of Mr. Bojangles. It’s a genius marketing strategy for an artist – similar to Chris Piascik’s Daily Drawings.

Go follow the account, and check out a few of my favourite drawn tweets below.

drawn your tweet olympics


drawn your tweet dinosaur


drawn your tweet milk


drawn your tweet grumpy


drawn your tweet tomato


drawn your tweet granny


Watch This Vinyl Picture Disc Create Beautiful Animation As It Spins

Animated Vinyl Picture Disc

How cool is this? If you were ever wanting a brilliant way to market your album that will make people buy it even if the music isn’t anything special – steal this idea.

Remember those flip books you had when you were a kid? When you flip the pages all at once it animates? I had completely forgot about them until I watched this video. Those were fun.

It’s no lie that I don’t particularly dig the experimental sound mash-up Sculpture created here with their track “Plastic Infinate” – it’s like some kind of “Revolution #9″ acid trip I would really need to be in a very specific mood to enjoy. BUT – I’d still buy this disc because a record that visually comes to life as the music plays is two forms of art in one – making it a must.

Genius idea. Allows musicians to collaborate with artists and extend the story of the music beyond the album cover.

Has me wondering if other bands who create music closer to my taste have ever done this before? I need an animated record!