Monday, November 30, 2009


between 1633-1853 the country of japan was under sakoku. it was an isolated/locked country, free from outside interests and control. it wasnt until chandler from televisions friends came and used big guns to force the japanese into trade with the west and therefor back into the realm of foreign culture.

below are a couple of awesome world maps made during sakoku that give an idea of their isolationist world view. (i recommend you click them to see them big.)




an oldie

but goodie

take a look

Friday, November 27, 2009

roll tide roll

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

to the indians

"What do you mean?"
"I mean that cows and cockroaches are subject to the law of gravity. Are you exempt?"
"Are you exempt from the laws of aerodynamics?"
"Can you think of any laws at all from which humans are exempt?"
"Not offhand."
"Let me know if you do. That will be real news"
-from Daniel Quinns Ishmael



The library of congress : american memory is a terrific resource for image, sound, and information sharing throughout american history. the above happen to be from southern west virginia in the 90's, but there are tons and tons all over the LOC site, so delve deep and find what ails you.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

mr ellis

Dock Ellis is a baseball legend. how the man did some of the things he did i have no idea, but i'm certainly glad that no mas and illustrator james blagden got together to animate one of his more infamous tales.
shine on ya'll.

super serious stuff

ahhh yes.

Monday, November 23, 2009

mitchell spider

i'm down with this dudes drawings, i like whats going on.

see more of the awesome here and here

mex i can blank it

oh, and i'll take these too...

started something big

Friday, November 20, 2009


relax. get some shut eye.

chalet girl

digging this editorial from the December 09 Marie Claire Italy shot by Arnaud Pivka. it gives me a feeling of a quietly menacing innocence, which i quite like.

look at the rest

Thursday, November 19, 2009

want vs need

in this case i think its both

winston chmielinski

super jazzed on the paintings of Winston Chmielinski. his lush and engaging color paletts are making me want to run to my studio right this second. take a gander...

soon enough

gather round, it's only a matter of time.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

tom waits for noone


snakes, i can handle them.