I’ve always been a huge fan of magazines. They’ve made up a huge part of my information diet for as long as I can remember. Everything from business, tech stuff, car stuff, sports, fitness, sneakers and music, basically all the things that interest me. I probably have at least a couple favorite magazines on each subject. I’m usually carrying at least a few with me at all times, and they don’t have to the most current, often times I enjoy reading past articles to compare with current times.
Things have changed for me personally since Tower Records went out of business, it was a regular late night hangout for me and my best friend, Cup-a-Joe, dreaming of writing for a magazine one day. Publications seem to be falling left and right, personally I think just like everything else that seemed to need a trim of the excess un-useful (hip-hop is next on the list). The magazine industry has changed dramatically due to the fact…well essentially because I, and millions of others blast electronic highlights from around the net, and many of us get our information that way, which is almost always quicker than a print publication. As much as information is pushed at us, nothing will ever keep us from seeking out what we want. They’ll always be magazines at the grocery store, and naturally late night lurkers in that isle. It may be only me in the isle, but since I’m in a public place, it seems “social” in some weird way.
Hands down the coolest alternative to traditional magazines that I have seen to date is this project from Bonnier R&D. Check it out below.
I haven’t had the pleasure of seeing the new Michael Jackson, This Is It movie yet, but I’ve heard from most fans, that it’s very emotional, and does an excellent job of displaying his kindness. I am looking forward to seeing when the opportunity presents itself. I wasn’t going to write about the movie, or Michael Jackson again, until I saw the film. However, I’ve had a lot of his music playing in my mindtunes over the past few days. On top of that, I’ve had this picture on my desktop for a while now.
In hopes to allow this image to speak it’s thousand words, I’ll keep this as short as possible. I came across this drawing from Michael Jackson on the IPR Marketing site a few months ago. The man was incredibly gifted, and a legend for his musical skills. After seeing this I couldn’t help but wonder about some of the other artwork he’s created, and if we’ll ever see any of it. I often wonder what would have come of his career, had he not had to endure the violence in his childhood. I hope he finally has made it to a peaceful place…
“Architects Office for Metropolitan Architecture have unveiled new images of a residential project for Singapore, comprising long low apartment blocks stacked in hexagonal configurations.”
Such a cool idea, I love outside of the box thinking!
See more at Dezeen.
Surfing through a plethora of Youtube videos today, I came across a gem. Rarely does anything good come of any time spent on the site (with a few exceptions), but this video is truly a “Sign” of the times. Apparently I am not the only one who enjoyed it, it looks like it was an award winner at Cannes Lions Festival earlier this year.
The irony of the “cubical culture” that many companies still hold as standard operating procedure, along with the shirt and tie culture that seems to coincide with those company practices. The climactic ending of the short film is perfect to say the least.