This weeks VTAW (Visual Thing A Week) is Jonathan Coulton's cover of the Leonard Cohen song "Famous Blue Raincoat". I wanted to go even more sparse than this, but I didn't know if it captured the desperation (at least I think it's desperation) of the song. You can listen to the song associated with the image here.
For me, Lost came dangerously close to jumping the shark when it tagged a Hanso Foundation spot with the URL http://www.subLYMONal.com, which was a less-than-subtle tie-in for Sprite. I say it came close because, by and large, the Sprite brand didn’t distract from what was going on in the game. And the subLYMONal site did fulfill its function, which was to provide a clue for game participants.You can read the rest of the article here.
Chugging along with these Weekly Visual Experiments. Here is this week's Jonathan Coulton's Thing A Week, Tom Cruise Crazy.Tom Cruise is a tough guy to draw. I did no less than 5 sketches of him to get to this point. Plus, it was tough finding decent reference material for the kind of face I wanted him to make. Regardless, here it is!
As the manufacturer describes it "Heliodisplay images are not holographic although they are free-space, employing a rear projection system in which images are captured onto a nearly invisible plane of transformed air."Check out the amazing video here.
Former teen idol Leif Garrett received a 90-day jail sentence and three years' probation after deciding to bypass a drug-treatment program, reports the Associated Press.Check out the story here.
Fans of ABC's Lost are about to find a slew of compelling reasons to pay extra close attention to the smash hit drama—even after the current season ends. The show's creative team, including co-creator Damon Lindelof and executive producer Carlton Cuse, have engineered a sprawling interactive challenge to keep viewers immersed in the Lost universe during the hiatus between the end of Season Two and the start of Season Three. Officially dubbed "The Lost Experience," the globe-spanning game will incorporate multiple media platforms (including online and television) and feature a distinct storyline outside the plot currently unfolding on TV's most mysterious deserted island.
Ok. I admit that I am going WAY overboard on these karaoke CD images. Way overboard. But I can't help it. I'm inspired. This is for a song called "I'm A Mason Now"and for some odd reason, this is my homage to werewolves. Incidentally, Dave Devries commented that he thinks my current work is looking like a cross between Ralph Steadman's and Gerald Scarfe. I wasn't familar with Steadman, but I love Scarfe. So I'll take whatever I can get.