by duffy london
posted the first few blakroc sessions a bit ago, there are now 8 more on the blakroc site. these are so well done. seeing these musicians from opposite ends of the spectrum collaborate on this new rap/rock hybrid is so much fun to watch. the rza session is classic. love the camera work…really captures the reality and vibe of the sessions. tasty use of helvetica too. watch these!
writing the last heart-related post reminded me of a heart-related piece i did back in the day. i also see that i used a strangely close and early iteration of my current logo that i posted a few days ago.
milton glazer, eat your heart out.
by oakland-based small stakes of course. i was at this show and this is not becoming a bon iver fan blog, just a coincidence that there have been 2 bon iver related posts lately. not quite sure why I didn’t purchase it. i do remember seeing it from afar, loving the simplicity of the heart illustration (i’m a sucker for heart drawings/diagrams etc., even though they are on the verge of cliche-dom as they are now found on everything from dish towels to t-shirts to coasters) then thinking because it had a guitar built into it, it was a little too “on the nose”….but after seeing it again i thought it was worth a post…even though there is no shortage of amazing gig posters. i love how the lines on the heart feel like broken strings…not sure if it was intended that way, but it works for me.
interesting tid bit…i was reading an article on pitchfork with volcano choir, justin vernon of bon iver’s side project and when asked “One Popular Band I Would Like to See Fall Into Obscurity”, Vernon answered: “bon iver. the sooner the better.” sounds like he has a bit of the cobain popularity complex.
not doing as much freelance as i used to due to the full time gig, but thought i would do up a new self-identity for the few invoices i am sending out these days. please let me know if you hate it, love it or somewhere in the middle.
this brings up another question…is having a logo for yourself lame? self serving? needed? not quite sure at this point, but i am digging this.