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Entries from June 2006

Where Elephants Walked

June 29th, 2006 · Comments Off on Where Elephants Walked

My good buddy and fellow planker Geoffrey Weeks is having a show of some photographs next Thursday night… Geoff has some lovely daily photos up at his site documentone.ca “Just wanted to invite you all to the vernissage of my photo exhibit. It’s next Thursday, July 6th, from 9-11pm at Blizzarts, 3956A St-Laurent…” Blizzarts | […]

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Tags: design + art + typography

Surfing In Munich

June 28th, 2006 · Comments Off on Surfing In Munich

Posted about this before.. but an article popped up and a new YouTube video …. “Raging beast? OK, the Eisbach (icy creek) is no Banzai, although the water shoots out of a pipeline. The wave is only butt-high, but tricky and potentially dangerous, and it is a tiny pallet for unlimited creative expression. Best of […]

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Tags: surf + skate + snow

The Forks

June 28th, 2006 · 3 Comments

I’m jealous. This is ridiculous — The MUC (Montreal) really needs to get off it’s ass. “Covering a total area of over 44,000 square feet, This park consists of a 30,000 square foot skate plaza and a 8,500 square foot bowl complex. This park was designed by Newline Skateparks and will be open on June 30th. […]

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Tags: surf + skate + snow

Surfer’s Google Earth Challenge

June 27th, 2006 · Comments Off on Surfer’s Google Earth Challenge

A cool idea for a contest… (one guess where spot above is…) “Here’s how it works: Download (if you haven’t already) the GoogleEarth satellite imaging program from Google.com and use it to scour the Earth’s remote coastlines for potential wave set-ups from the comfort of your own home. When you find a good one, make […]

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Tags: surf + skate + snow

Watercolors

June 26th, 2006 · Comments Off on Watercolors

I forced myself to paint one water color per day while on vacation in Mexico. The results were at times frustrating and more often than not – the best stuff came with quick and accidental effort. I ended up with 25 watercolors in all – a couple I gave away – the best ones I […]

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Tags: design + art + typography

Jungen Show

June 22nd, 2006 · Comments Off on Jungen Show

Last night we finally got to go see the Brian Jungen show at the Contemporary. Some truly inspiring pieces – whales made of chairs, the baseball bats with slogans carved in reversed to leave an imprint, the carved beer cooler, the lava rocks, prison trays & the great escape, and his well known multiple uses […]

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Tags: design + art + typography

100 Awesome Music Videos

June 21st, 2006 · Comments Off on 100 Awesome Music Videos

This link has the ability to magically kill any productivity that might have been accomplished on this fine Wednesday — Please be careful. “If it seems like lately we’ve been slower than usual to answer your e-mails or update in the morning, we might claim it’s because we’ve been revamping our website. But honestly? We’ve […]

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Tags: tivo + movies + music

The Harder They Come

June 20th, 2006 · Comments Off on The Harder They Come

Pretty much my introduction to reggae beyond Bob Marley, It’s been on my playlist for over 10 years now and I still haven’t tired of it.. “The Harder They Come, the Jamaican movie starring Jimmy Cliff, was a cult hit when it was released 30 years ago. But along with Bob Marley, the film and […]

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Tags: tivo + movies + music

Campaign 2

June 20th, 2006 · Comments Off on Campaign 2

I recently bought a surf movie — Campaign 2 – as a present for a friend. The rules of snow/skate/surf movies are: you get em — then lend em — and stoke everyone up. So I got it back within days. This movie contains some of the worst acting ever put onto tape. Thank god […]

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Tags: surf + skate + snow

Fling for Blueprint Magazine

June 19th, 2006 · 1 Comment

Nice use of a upright script font… “New lifestyle magazine Blueprint is designed by Debra Bishop in textbook Martha Stewart style — conservative, clean, classic, feminine. The publication logo is set in Fling, a clean upright script by Michael Gills that was featured in this week’s Script Fonts newsletter.” The FontFeed – In Use: Fling […]

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Tags: design + art + typography

Work at Plank

June 16th, 2006 · Comments Off on Work at Plank

Plank is looking to hire an Intermediate to Senior level PHP/MYSQL web focused programmer. It would be for a 3 month contract with the expectation that if they work out, they would become a full-time member of our team. If you know anyone, or if you are that person, they or you should get to […]

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Tags: plank + work

Push

June 16th, 2006 · Comments Off on Push

PUSH – A documentary about skateboarding featuring Diego Bucchieri, Ewan Bowman, Steve Caballero, Alex Castaneda, Shawn Connolly, Lance Dawes, Kyle Demers, Ian Ginoza, Dan Drehobl, Danny Gonzalez, Keith Hufnagel, Greg Hunt, Tim McKenney, Mat O’Brien, Jesse Paez, Chris Pastras, Jake Phelps, Kenny Reed, Max Schaaf, Gerrard Secretario, Pat Smith, Wade Speyer, Nikhel Thayer, Ken Goto, […]

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Tags: surf + skate + snow

Google’s not-so-very-secret weapon

June 15th, 2006 · Comments Off on Google’s not-so-very-secret weapon

Google is beginning to get truly scary … “On the banks of the windswept Columbia River, Google is working on a secret weapon in its quest to dominate the next generation of Internet computing. But it is hard to keep a secret when it is as big as two football fields, with twin cooling towers […]

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Tags: tech + the internet

Konono N°1 – CONGOTRONICS

June 15th, 2006 · Comments Off on Konono N°1 – CONGOTRONICS

You can almost hear the raw hacked electricity humming across and amplifying their music… “KONONO N°1 was founded over 25 years ago by Mingiedi, a virtuoso of the likembé (a traditional instrument sometimes called “sanza” or “thumb piano”, consisting of metal rods attached to a resonator). The band’s line-up includes three electric likembés (bass, medium […]

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Tags: tivo + movies + music

USWM at Cabaret

June 14th, 2006 · Comments Off on USWM at Cabaret

United Steel Works of Montreal are playing at the CABARET PLAYHOUSE on Thursday June 22, 2006 w/The Kent Boys — 5656 Avenue du Parc, Montréal, Qc at 9 PM. A Great band belting out some great tunes. See the flyer here

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Tags: tivo + movies + music