Sometimes cultural icons are known for their contributions to a culture, but the individual behind the talent gets lost in the sauce. Having designed a lot of rap groups' early logos, Eric Haze is one of these individuals whose work you see daily, but whose face and name you may not be familiar wit ... More >>
Ron Paul wants to know: "Is this dude serious?"
And by "this dude," he means Rick Santorum, ostensibly the front-runner in the GOP presidential field.
Featuring a voiceover best described as male valley-girl-meets-political-smear, Paul's latest campaign commercial challenges Santorum's fiscal-con ... More >>
Now available on Etsy for your gift-giving needs: hand-stitched cloth versions of Kanye West's tweets. The commemorations of West's epic 140-character missives ("Sometimes I get the usage of puns and double en- tundras mixed up. I know sometimes one thing can be both. Rap God issues!!! LOL!!! ... More >>
"I Love NY," the iconic logo created by Milton Glaser in 1977 (he did the work pro bono, never expecting the campaign to last more than a few months), is now bringing in millions to the state in licensing fees. The state started licensing the logo in '94 and, the Daily News reports, took in " ... More >>
Winona Chiropractic Center in Winona, Minnesota, hired a web designer to create a site with which to advertise their business. Apparently, they didn't follow through with the appropriate payments, so the web designer went back into the site and started recoding. Here's a link to the site. Mak ... More >>
It really has been almost 40 years since Starbucks opened its first store, innocuously enough, in Seattle. And given the company's subsequent, unstoppable stampede towards Matrix-like world domination, it seems appropriate that, in celebration of its March birthday, the company is debuting a ... More >>
Patti Smith, who did actually smile last night. Photo by Nate "Igor" Smith.Patti Smith's memoir Just Kids won the 2010 National Book Award for nonfiction last night at the Cirpirani Ballroom on Wall Street. It was, to say the least, a surprising moment.
Amid an internet uproar about how bad the new Gap logo is -- and just after iTunes faced similar scrutiny for the updated iTunes 10 icon -- MySpace is getting in on the Any Press is Good Press action by releasing their own terrible new logo. TechCrunch describes it literally as "the word 'my' ... More >>
Ryder RippsPoor ladyOne detail that didn't emerge during our long conversation with Brooklyn chiptune composers Anamanaguchi, regarding their wish-fulfilling project of scoring the Scott Pilgrim videogame, was whether or not the band planned to release the tracks separately. So we wrote guitarist/NE ... More >>
That's Flansburgh on the rightJohn Flansburgh stands as the younger, more bespectacled half of They Might Be Giants, a Brooklyn-by-way-of-Boston band he has been playing in for more than half his life (Their latest album is Here Comes Science, their fourth children's album and 14th or so stud ... More >>