Category Archives: Entertainment

End of the World Survival Kit

If the Mayans are right, it’s good to know that I can go out in style. With the end of the world upon us, I just thought that this post would be appropriate, and hell, if the world doesn’t end, I’m confident in my abilities to eat chocolate and get drunk. Don’t know what I mean? Read on…

“Just In Case” is an end-of-the world-survival-kit that was crafted and designed by MENOSUNOCEROUNO, a creative design/advertising agency located in Mexico. “[The] survival kit re-packages a collection of iconic products from Mexico to enjoy in no particular order, [and is] the perfect gift for friends and clients (only the ones we want to keep)” (Behance).

The kit includes:

01 — Chocolate Abuelita ® : Dark chocolate laced with cinnamon and covered in sugar. With more than 70 years in the market, this classic delight will make you feel well under any circumstances.
02 — Doméstica Yellow Notebook ® : A design classic from Monterrey. Tell the story, write like John, draw like el Bosco, or use it to start a fire.
03 — Simple Knife ® : Clean affordable design, a minimal hunting tool for animals or zombies.
04 — 40 Emergency Black Matches ® : Start a fire, get warm, light your way with style. Black is beautiful.
05 — Xtabentun D’aristi ® : Original Mayan liqueur from Casa D’aristi in Yucatan, one of our favorite brands of 2011. Celebrate like the old times!
06 — Basic Water ® : Drink wisely, survive up to ten days with one liter.

If this isn’t genius, I don’t know what is. Enjoy your visual hearts out!

 

 

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People You Wish You Knew In Real Life

Because it’s only Tuesday, and because my brain is mush after an intense final presentation this morning, I just thought that I would post something funny. This is for the people that you wish you knew…

Enjoy!

Whoever this little girl that doesn't trust monkeys is... so you can figure out who smelt it and then dealt it.

(This professor teaches at my University)
Whoever this skateboarding professor is... so you can get a degree in BEING RADICAL!

Whoever just hit this milestone... So you can congratulate him.

Whoever is giving these out... so you can, uh, nevermind.

Whoever threw this birthday party for their dog... so you can find out what EXACTLY was in that cake.

Whoever this very adventurous kid is... so that he can lead your army.
"TONIGHT, WE RIDE!"

(To see more, go here!)
Source: buzzfeed.com

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Animals Who Are Extremely Disappointed In You

Okay, okay! Since we are being different this week, you know that I had to go all out. I might as well take advantage of it right? Anyways, I was looking around today trying to find something new and different to write about in my blog, and was having ZERO luck. But, because I am trying to post things that I normally wouldn’t, I figured that this would be the perfect time to mix things up. I find that these pictures are technically art, even though they are more funny than anything, and therefore have grounds to post them on my site.

This just so happens to be for all of you who are disappointed that it’s only Tuesday. The below photos showcase animals who are also disappointed, only this time because of you.

See more disappointing photos here!

Now go enjoy your visual (& funny) hearts out!

This sea turtle is wondering why you didn't just do the dishes after you'd finished your meal.

Here's a cat who genuinely doesn't understand what your deal is lately.

This rabbit feels like you always leave her out of your plans and she is beginning to wonder whether it mightn't be deliberate.

This Boston terrier wants to know why you only really apply yourself at work a couple of days out of the week.

This cat doesn't think you are as clever as you think you are.

This otter is disappointed that you never finished Infinite Jest.

 

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The Color Run

For those of you who watched the video that I posted yesterday, you are going to love this. For those of you who didn’t, you’ll love this just as much, but I recommend that you take a look, it’s really cool (and visually awesome!). Because I think that events such as the Holi Festival of Colors (the world’s largest color party) are pieces of art in themselves, I just thought that I would provide you with something that’s just as fun and so much more accessible to do. In my last post I mentioned that I was going to do things differently this week, and this post is exactly that–different. I mean, let’s face it, if I were to do something not along those lines, it would be a copout! Anyways (sorry, I always seem to get off task), I thought it would be really interesting to talk about The Color Run.

For those of you who are unaware (much like me) of what a ‘color run’ is, let me tell you:

“The Color Run is a one of a kind experience that is less about speed and more about enjoying a color crazy day with your friends and family. Our events, are all about people of all different speeds, ages, shapes, and sizes toeing the start line. Whether you are a casual morning mall walker or an Olympic athlete, the 3 miles of the Color Run course will be the most enjoyable real estate you’ve traveled in a VERY long time.  You will love this Color Dash of fun!” (thecolorrun.com).

Runners are encouraged to attend the race in a white tee-shirt (it’s a 5k) where they are doused (don’t worry it’s safe!) in different colors during different sections (1k is yellow, 2k is blue, 3k is green, 4k is pink, and the finish is a “color extravaganza.”). After the race, participants are encouraged to stick around where  bands begin to play and food is brought out. Locations are spread across the U.S. (well what are you waiting for! Click here!) and include over 28 cities.

Enjoy!

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The Dieline: Package Design

So, because I’ve been on this whole “switch it up” kick lately, and because I haven’t really seen much that has caught my eye the last couple of days, I have decided once again that  I am going to  try something new on my blog (because it’s all about experimenting right?). I know that I’ve been posting a lot of unique art installments on my blog (they are just so interesting! people come up with the craziest things!), so just thought I would give you something else that was just as visually appealing and cool. As I try to find things that I think are extremely interesting, I tend to come across a lot of different websites–TRUST ME, it takes forever! I do so much Googling it’s almost sick! Anyways, there just so happened to be a website that caught my eye… SO, because I love it so much, I just thought that it would be cool to talk about one my of my newly favorite places to visit. For those of you who love design as much as I do, you’re welcome! For those who don’t, I’m sorry.

If you haven’t heard of thedieline.com, you’re really missing out. The website consists of the best product packaging in the world (seriously) and showcases beautiful and übercreative packages. Yes, yes I know it sounds silly, but the art on this stuff is amazing. Again… just trust me and check it out for yourself. If any of you remember my feature on Snoop Dogg’s Rolling Words a while back, I just so happened to find it while browsing thedieline. The site not only contains amazing package art, but also allows people to list and find jobs (did you just get fired?). Thedieline also holds “The Dieline Package Awards” which allows people and companies to enter a packaging contest (if you hadn’t already guessed by the name). Below are some of the packages off the site. To get to the direct site where I’m pulling these photos from go here!

Enjoy my visual friends!

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Holi Festival of Colors

World’s BIGGEST color party.

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Chad Person’s Money Collage

Hello my dear followers! I hope all of you had a wonderful Easter and got at least one day to kick your feet up and relax! Over this past weekend I finally had the opportunity to show my family my blog (hello, mom!) and have really been thinking about the direction it’s headed… What do you all think? Are you enjoying the posts? Is there anything you would like to see? I’m just so curious… Well anyways, I hope the following post excites you, enjoy eating your visual hearts out!

If you have any extra cash lying around (HA!), this feature is for you! Today’s installment was created by Chad Person, and while I would love to tell you about it, I feel as if Person does a much better job. Here is his story and journey in creating “TAXCUT.”

“In 2002 I was teaching digital photography at a University near an Air Force Base. I’d had several talented and creative soldiers come through my class. And while I tend to forget the bad students pretty quickly, Harold is one I would always remember.

Three semesters after the course ended I got a phone call from an administrator at the base. Apparently, Harold had used Air Force money to take the class. Since he had failed my class, the cost of the tuition (around $400 with fees) was to be reneged. This meant that Harold would have to repay the military out of pocket so they could reassign the funds elsewhere.

In a time of war, we all need to make tough choices. I chose that day to change a grade, passing a failed student with an A+ to ensure that his tuition fees – which had fortunately found their way into education via a defense allocation, would remain there. He didn’t deserve to pass based on his performance, but I saw it as a rare opportunity to take a little back from our government’s excessive defense spending, even if it might have been just enough to halt the purchase of one box of ammunition.

This series, playfully titled TaxCut, functions in much the same way. I have been destroying currency for my work for the past two years. As a professional artist, I deduct my material expenditures as a write off. If I slice up a hundred dollars to make an image, or a thousand, or just five, I am taking it out of the IRS coffers. Imaging the weaponry that I’m not buying with those dollars is a reminder for me that a little creativity can be quite empowering” (Chad Person).

Click on the above link to see more of Person’s work. Enjoy!

&& some extras from one of Person’s different money collages!!

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Snoop Dogg’s Rolling Words

So, because it seems that I’m taking a little different spin on this weeks posting, I just wanted to keep the ball rolling and continue to post things that I found tremendously unique. Yes, while this is something that I usually aim for (I always like to keep you guys guessing), I thought that it would be refreshing to see something a little different, and I hope you all feel the same.

Today I wanted to showcase Snoop Dogg’s new book Rolling Words. The book, which is composed of Snoop Dogg’s Kingsize Slim Rolling Papers (smoking papers), contain all of his greats songs and lyrics written in non-toxic ink (don’t you fret!), and act as the interior pages. After you’ve read the pages, you are then able to tear them off (they are perforated), and use them as a smoking wrapper. The book is also composed of all hemp materials, and provides a match striking surface located on the spine. The product was designed by Pereira & O’Dell, a delightful and charming advertising agency located in San Francisco, CA.

“‘Honestly, we were kind of blown away.  It’s a fantastic brand extension for us, and totally captures the vibe and spirit of Snoop and our platform.  We’re excited about the project and eager to see where it takes us.’ While the book is currently for elite distribution, a limited edition book is being discussed for release online. However, 420-friendly festival goers at this year’s Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival will get a chance to sample the rolling papers from posters placed at the festival with the rolling papers as tabs to detach and take” (thedieline).

Because this book is so brilliantly designed (be honest–it’s absolutely genius), it is a work of art in itself, and therefore deserves to be showcased! Let me know your thoughts by commenting in the provided box below, and don’t forget to follow me on my blog!

Enjoy!


Pictures provided by: thedieline.com

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World’s Largest Gummy Bear

Okay…. So I know that this is a little off-beat (so to say) for my blog as it’s not normally something that I would post, but I just couldn’t help myself. In fact, this quite possibly is one of the strangest things I have ever seen, and because of this reason, I absolutely love it (so typical)! So what, I love weird things okay?! And let’s just be honest… we both know that you do as well. SO, without further ado, I would like to introduce you to the World’s Largest Gummy Bear.

The gummy bear, which you can find on Vat19′s website, consists of 1400 delightfully packed, regular sized gummy bears and consists of a monstrous 6,120 calorie intake (if that doesn’t clog your arteries, I don’t know what will). Yes, yes I said it… 6,120 CALORIES. In fact, the ginormous gummy sized beast weighs in at approximately 5 pounds (making it the size of a newborn baby–both disturbing and intriguing), stands 9.5 inches tall, and can serve up to 51 people. The website (which is surprisingly quite clever) not only provides the consumer with nutritional information, but also frequently asked questions, shelf life length, methods of consumption, and lastly (and my favorite) warning of extreme emotional attachment. “While it’s quite common to treat your new bundle of deliciousness like a newborn baby, we must remind you that a World’s Largest Gummy Bear is specifically designed for consumption. Nothing makes it happier than being eaten.”

Be sure to check out Vat19′s hilarious “Will It Blend” video on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqOSNzxo7Mo&feature=player_embedded

 

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