I Didn’t See it Coming


Doesn’t this awesome new animated video from Lesley Barnes for Belle and Sebastian
seem like the perfect way to transition into the long weekend?
Happy 4th of July!

Project Thirty-Three

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Project 33 is an amazing collection of vintage album covers whose design relies solely on graphic shapes. Some of them are really awesome.

The seemingly infinite number of vintage record jackets that convey their message with simple shapes like circles and dots never cease to amaze and amuse me. Project Thirty-Three is my personal collection and shrine to these expressive shapes along with their slightly less jovial but equally effective cousins; squares, rectangles and triangles, and the designers that make them come to life on album covers. Other categories include arrows, lines, abstract shapes, instruments and typography-only. Check back soon as I’ll be adding covers regularly!   –David


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If you’re looking for more fabulous album art, check out David’s other site Stereo Stack for an amazing, and growing, collection of vintage LP stereo banners.

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via quipsologies

Etsy Shmetsy: sneer

Want to come across a bit edgier? Let Etsy help you cultivate a punk sneer!

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Step 1: Make scornful fun of your own music taste and that of others using exquisite and hilaré  letterpress cards. “5 Things I have learned from the in-depth reading of Ice Ice Baby: The Extraordinary Vanilla Ice Story, an Unauthorized Biography” card from rookery, or this incredible the Smiths card from kseniya.

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Step 2: accessorize a little ooky. You know, slightly Addam’s Family, slightly Ghost World. I recommend these old hi-fi pins from potatopotato with their beautiful vintage type. And/or this skeleton hands sweater clip from ItsASwindle — which of course necessitate wearing the right sort of sweater.

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Step 3: reference the cult canon. For instance, VenusFlytrapJewelsBanksy cufflinks (a pirate edition of renegade art. Be sure to point out the irony). Or FableAndFury‘s Clockwork Orange prisoner number necklace, a reference so awesomely obscure it might as well be a tally of the cool points you garner by wearing it.

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Step 4: Don’t forget! First, Prettiness can be punk (courtesy of BeatUpCreations) and, for god’s sake wear the shark shirt (courtesy of darkcycleclothing).