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Posted June 12, 2009

Today, this may seem like gibberish, but our children will consider this the moment in which language changed course and a new breed of linguists was born.

If others can smell you, u gotta be able to smell yourself
I farted
Can u smell dat

THE_REAL_SHAQ, 12 minutes ago from TwitterBerry

The Photography of Geovanny Verdezoto

Posted June 2, 2009


Last month, Jori and I went to see the work on display at this year's NY Photo Festival. Like the previous event, there was only one artist who really stood out. Last year was Jeffrey Milstein and this year I was enamored with the work of Geovanny Verdezoto.

Geovanny is a 25 year-old photographer from Ecuador, but that's about all I could find about him. I do know that his photographs on display were expansive, panoramic shots. They look like 360°ree; shots, but I wonder if they're stitched togther at all. The one above was on display and is my favorite, but there are few more on his site.

Finally, here's a Google-translated interview with the photographer. I wanted to hear about how he created the photos, but I'll take some insight into his inspiration instead.

AirCraft by Jeffrey Milstein

Posted May 20, 2008

On Saturday, Jori and I took in the New York Photo Festival. There wasn't a whole lot to get excited about, but we were both curious about Jeffrey Milstein's AirCraft typology.


The photos are much more striking when seem large, but we couldn't help but wonder how he took these photos. A release about another exhibition explains, "Standing with his camera at the end of a runway watching them descend, he freezes their headlong 200 mile per hour motion, capturing all the details of their shapes and construction with absolute precision."

That was my guess, but the photos were so perfectly aligned and photoshopped it was hard to believe. Now, Mr. Milstein, I believe.

Bob Dob's Video Game Inspired Art

Posted November 14, 2006


Jason pointed out this great Nintendo-inspired artwork from Bob Dob. The paintings above are my favorite, but I also loved this one and this one. Lucky for us, we can buy some of his work here and here.

The Nike Dunk Low SBTG Makes Me Swoon

Posted August 31, 2006

If you were to ever spend an unusual amount of money on a gift for me, this is it. These sneakers are going for about $360 + international shipping, but I've considered getting them several times. I may have a sickness, but these sneakers are beautiful. If you want to buy them for me or (gasp!) for yourself, you can find them at the kix-files shop.


The full name of the shoe is the Nike Dunk Low Premium SB SBTG, with SBTG standing for Sabotage (a.k.a Mark Ong) of Royale Fam. Here's an interview with Mark from the latest Sneaker Freaker.

Adicolor Shoes in NYC Bodegas

Posted May 4, 2006

20060503adicolor-bodegas.jpgI'm not in love with the shoes from Adidas' Adicolor campaign, but all of the supporting materials and marketing promotions have been fabulous (especially the short films). Now, as you can see on the right, they're displaying some of their shoes in bodegas around New York City. In this case, a shoe from the white series is set in amongst feminine hygiene products.

If you'd like to see them for yourself, here is a list of the seven stores:
1. Deli Spring & Lafayette: Soho
2. Marlow & Sons: Williamsburg/Brooklyn
3. Grand Food Market Inc Grand and Crosby
4. Deli on Prince and Sullivan
5. Jewel News: Union Square
6. DeliMart: North 7/Bedford/Brooklyn
7. Deli Next to Arlene’s Grocery: Lower East Side

Information and photo is from The Go Figure, which has now been added to my RSS reader.

James Niehues: Ski Map Painter

Posted March 2, 2006

Tonight I went to the opening of the Works on Paper exhibit at the Armory thanks to Jori's aunt, who works at the Richard Norton Gallery. Although I mostly went for the free food, it's nice to check out all of the art as well. Generally, I thought last year's show was better, but one artist stuck out: James Nieuhues.

If you've ever skied out west, you probably know James Nieuhues as he has painted about 75% of the ski maps for large resorts. At the show, he was offering the paintings without all of the trails and writing we're accustomed to, which was nice.

The base of the paintings are done with an airbrush and he uses acrylic paints (I think) for the details, like trees and buildings. The paintings were far from cheap, but are available from art dealer Norman Brosterman. I've put one of the prints from Brosterman's site below and three more after the jump, but you can see many more maps on Niehues' site.


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