Miles Davis Cover Art

While endlessly scouring the Interwebs on a Thursday night. I came across a website with a bounty of Miles Davis musical information and some sweet cover Art. Great music and great art together in one lovely package. I have a soft spot for vinyl.  When I see great artwork it peaks my curiosity. I have to know what sonic goodness will come from inside. I have often picked up a piece of vinyl only because there is a bearded man on the cover. Which to me indicates there is a slight possibility of great music therein. It works sometimes..

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©Columbia Records. License: All Rights Reserved.

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©Columbia Records. License: All Rights Reserved.

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My New Favorite Street Photographer

Paul McDonough moved to New York City in 1967. He began to capture what was going on around him, the energy and soul on of NYC.  Even though he was there during some of the most turbulent times in American history.  He was looking to be where things were happening and analyzing the implications afterwards. I can see how that would happen. You aren't always aware that you are in the middle of something until you look back at it. You have perspective.

What Paul McDonough seems to be able to do is not catch those in-between moments. He captures the normal but never the less honest moments of American life. You can explore more  of his images here.

Brutal [ IST ]

Brutalist Architecture in all it's harsh reality. A proponent of these monolithic structures was Louis Khan. Arguable one of the most influential architects of the 21st century. One of his most important buildings Jatiyo Sangshad Bhaban (National Assembly Building)  , situated in Dhaka, Bangladesh. It would be his last project and most impressive.

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Neue Haas Unica™

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Neue Haas Unica™ is Monotype’s revival of a typeface that has attained almost mythical status in the type community. Unica® was an attempt to create the ultimate sans-serif – a hybrid of Helvetica, Univers and Akzidenz Grotesk. Designed by Team ’77 and released to great acclaim in 1980, Unica went missing under a heap of legal disputes and has never been available as a full, digital typeface. Until now. 

Is now available for digital download here at Monotype.

Source: http://www.monotype.com/libraries/neue-haa...

Who shot JR or who did JR shoot?

Guerrilla artist JR plasters the Pantheon with anonymous faces. JR’s installation covers the dome, the cupola, and the floor of the Pantheon. The outside artwork will be exposed throughout construction on the Pantheon’s upper parts, whereas the inside installation will remain until October 5th, 2014.

Visit his site for more goodness. Here

Ray Eames: In the Spotlight

I guess for the most part Charles Eames was usually in the spotlight. This time Ray Eames gets the deserved spot light. The exhibition of here work has been on show at the Williamson Gallery at Art Center College of Design and end on May 4th.So get along there if you haven't already. The show features letters, notes sketches, paintings, photographs, process drawings, furniture, films, and collections tracing Ray Eames's varied interests and her interaction with key people, places and institutions. 

More info can be found here.