Despite some teasing, I have always really liked U2. I've had Bullet the Blue Sky in my head most of the day, but the One Tree Hill letters just looked better in this composition. Plus, it's got an extremely emotional story behind it and the sound reflects that. More history behind the lyrics in the design below...
My husband and I fell in love with Bret and Jemaine from Flight of the Conchords a couple of years ago. They are just generally funny guys. Design #19 was inspired when the lyrics to Hiphopopotamus Vs. Rhymenoceros jumped into my head at 5:30am this morning. (I went to bed at 9:30pm last night, so yes, that is an acceptable time to be awake.) The poster was mainly created in Illustrator and I pulled it into Photoshop to add texture. The font is Neighborhood.
Last night due to a random urge, we decided to go hang out at Mad Anthony's, a tiny brewery on the edge of downtown Fort Wayne. When we got there, we noticed a poster hanging on the door announcing live music from The Orange Opera (Fort Wayne), Luego (somewhere in N.C.) and Pepi Ginsberg (Brooklyn, NY).
If you live in the Fort Wayne vicinity and have never seen The Orange Opera perform, it is a must. These guys put on a great show and their music is catchy.
From their website:
The Orange Opera channels a classic vibe, enriched with some stellar signposts of early ‘70s rock, driven by uncanny songcraft. This combo melds modern energy with vintage vibe to produce the kind of distinctive, catchy, smart and infectious sound that you recognize immediately: it simply belongs in your ears. Imagine bits of Beatles and Badfinger melodic magic mingling with ELO and Wilco, and you’ve barely scratched the surface.
They're the kind of band that makes you think there may be hope for the Fort Wayne music scene afterall...
Lately I've been interested in compiled, mixed media art. I love the idea of creating art from what has already been created; taking it apart and combining it with other designs to make something personal. I found this poem and quite a few others while doing a Google image search. The artist of this set is Austin Kleon. Beautiful.