While some of us are still scratching our heads wondering just how true Exit Through the Gift Shop is, filmmakers Alper Cagatay and Christopher Thompson have released their “modern-day, true-story, crime-theft, comedy-caper” documentary, How To Sell a Banksy. True to the title’s name, it follows the two as they get their hands on a Banksy and go through the motions of trying to unload it and make a profit. The documentary is available for download now.
Pairing rare highlights with ubiquitous Beatles tunes, Sir George Martin and his son Giles have put together a sonic odyssey that serves as the musical backdrop for Cirque du Soleil’s mesmerizing tribute to the Beatles: Love.
Sculptor Mark Nathan Stafford has created a delightful teapot in the form of Dr. Leonard “Bones” McCoy from Star Trek. Plug his noodle full of leaves, let him steep, and then proceed to tilt and pour some brew out of his left ear. Yum.
As if most images of LA weren’t weird enough, now there’s a whole new crop of pictures that shed light on a gritty Los Angeles — in glorious black and white. They’re rare, archival snapshots of mid-century LA, documenting an era, landscape, and zeitgeist that no longer exist.
Flickr user Jason Hull has come up with a creative use for old, unwanted cameras. Taking their shells and repurposing them as nightlights, he makes fumbling around in the dark for the bathroom a little more illuminating.
If you’ve ever wondered how exactly you can get to the House Of The Rising Sun, you’ll be happy to know you can drive there via Highway To Hell, deep in the heart of Funkytown.
With the American version of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo out on December 21, Sony Pictures has released a cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song,” as interpreted by Karen O of the Yeah, Yeah Yeahs, Atticus Ross, and Trent Reznor.
The journals of commercial designers, graphic artists, and illustrators are the subjects in Graphic: Inside the Sketchbooks of the World’s Great Graphic Designers by Steve Heller and Lita Talarico. Whether it’s design and branding, stock illustration, print, interactive media, or typography, ideas are recorded in the artist’s sketchbook long before the finished products are in the public eye. This book illustrates a wide span of creative approaches and techniques with themes as unique as the artists who created them.
New York Dick: Lewd Drawings and Obnoxious Comments on New York City Advertising Posters is a compilation of large-scale ads that have been anonymously defaced, most often with crudely-drawn phalluses.
Taking the form of an antique type-specimen book, Retrofonts is a chronicle of the best type designs from last 150 years, with an accompanying CD containing 222 copyright-free fonts.