In a video for Los Angeles MOCA
, Shepard Fairey selects some of his favorite clips from YouTube, and talks about videos that have inspired him "including the great graphic designer Saul Bass, and music videos for Rapture by Blondie and Atomic Dog by George Clinton." Video produced and edited by Stephen Pagano and Tom Salvaggio.
"Our new bird grows out of love for ornithology, design within creative constraints, and simple geometry. This bird is crafted purely from three sets of overlapping circles — similar to how your networks, interests and ideas connect and intersect with peers and friends."
Yes, it's true: The #Twitterbird had some work done. — Xeni
Boing Boing reader Kenneth is a weird-and-rare book lover who is painstakingly scanning and posting online some of his favorite obscurities. Among the Golden Guides he's posted (dig the iconic visual style!) is the exceedingly hard-to-find and out of print "Golden Guide to Hallucinogenic Plants" from 1976. I haven't seen it in the wild in ages; it's as rare as an Amanita Muscaria in Siberia. Where, by the way, the native people once ritually drank each other's pee so multiple people could trip off a single 'shroom.
Do check out the rest of his Golden Guide collection, while it lasts.
Update: Pesco has blogged about the "Hallucinogenic Plants" one before.