Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Album of the Week - A Christmas Treat

My gift to you this Christmas is "The Six Million Dollar Man, Christmas Adventures - The Elves Revolt"

which features machine gun toting elves, melting polar ice caps, under paid workers, action figure product placement and of course a union busting Steve Austin (who sounds a lot like George Bush).  The other tracks, The Toymaker, The Kris Kringle Caper and Christmas Lights.

enjoy and happy holidays!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Etch-a-sketch Brutalism

Thanksgiving at my parents house always brings out some of the best (and oddest) forms of creativity.  Just before leaving, I'd ordered Spomenik, Jan Kempenaers photo essay of brutalist monuments of the former Yugoslavia.  I found myself day dreaming about the monuments when I picked up an old Etch-a-sketch.

It's a perfect tool for sketching brutalism.  Hard edges mixed with crumbly corners.  Seemingly permanent but quickly discarded.  Every time I sat down I found myself drawing a monument,