Thursday, 26 March 2009

Contemporary Noise Quintet

I'm currently up in the mountains snowboarding and after many 'superman' type crashes from pissing around with my iPod, i've settled on what's my best boarding tune.

Behold; the Contemporary Noise Quintet. The music is described as Jazz music without the Jazz?! I think they are qulaity so worth a shout out and my favorite track below. Also, they are playing at Cargo (London) on the 14th May so check it out.


Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Cut and Paste sneak preview @ Collage!

Cut&Paste Digital Design Tournament 2007 from Cut&Paste on Vimeo.

We've teamed up with the mighty Cut and Paste to to give you a sneak preview of the international event that's heading to The Coronet London on Sat 4th April, when designers will go head-to-head in a knockout creative tournament. You can get a sneak preview first at Collage Club next week, where some of the London competitors will be coming out to rally your support and will be getting involved with some live illustration to start getting their creative reflexes up to speed! They'll may well need a stiff drink to steady their nerves before the tournament on Saturday. To get advance Cut&Paste tix, head here . Enter special Collage Club promotional code 'ilovedesign' to get tickets at £8 instead of £10.

We'll be chucking some of our illustrators into the mix as well so it should be an amazing night!

See you soon

Tom and Huw

Monday, 23 March 2009

Helmo are from France

They remind me a little bit of Hort and a little bit of Fuel and a tiny bit of Brian Roettinger. Can't ask for more than that...

I've included some of their portraits but there's some really great straight up design on their site for the geeks amongst us. They also photograph their work in detail on their site so if anyone needs to inspiration or even just some stuff to downright copy, head over.

via Net Diver

Make something cool every day by Brock Davis

If this work had been created over a career, it would be amazing. The fact that it has been made on consecutive days is fucking insane. Have a look at more of his work here

Thursday, 19 March 2009

Luke Best out of the Peepshow Collective

I've got a medium to large sized soft spot for all things that come out of the offices of the Peepshow Collective. Here's a couple of bits and pieces from Luke Best, my favourite member of the gang and my second favourite Best (after Calumn)

Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Amazing YouTube Home Musician Remixes...

I'm not usually a sucker for YouTube but this guy is simply amazing. He's called kutiman has used all the random YouTube videos of musicians jamming by themselves and mixed them all together (DJ Shadow style) to create an 8 track album called Thru You.

The result is an amazing collage of the best music and video from YouTube users across the globe.

I'm New (Rap / R&B track):

Babylon Band (Drum & Bass track):

Monday, 16 March 2009

Jack Johnson rodeo

The sun came out today. That means it's only a matter of time before someone mutters something about "chilling to Jack Johnson". First person I hear gets a poke in the eye. Have some smutty disco instead...

Diamond Vampires - Hungry Wives

Blackjoy - Mercurian Dub 1

Sunday, 15 March 2009

Collage Club mix #1

Higamos Hogamos - ‘The Illuminoids’ (DC Recordings)
Coldcut - 'Return to margin' (J Swinscoe mix)
Gary Davis - The professor's here
Jazzanova - The theme from Belle et Fou (the opening)
Sila and the Afrofunk Experience - the black president
Soil & Pimp sessions - A.I.E (Tugg edit)
The Bar Keys - She talks to me with her body (Cosmic Boogie mix)
Ilya Santana - Skyline
LCD Soundsystem - Get innocuous
Tomboy - Samba!
Dan Hou5ey - iSkool
Exchpoptrue - Lost and found
New Order - Bizarre Love Triangle ( Shep Pettibone mix)


Saturday, 14 March 2009

Crayon Dreamer

If I could only recognise a fellow collage maker in the street, I'd give them one of those really manly nods of approval that I see football fans give eachother. As I can't, I'll just have to continue posting them up on here and hope they don't shout at me for infringing on their copyright.

Crayon Dreamer has come up trumps with his new work and he's one of the coolest young illustrators on the block at the moment. I think his website is having some trouble coping with the demands of the modern world at the moment but it's definitely worthy of a peek when it's back on track.

Goodnight and god bless

Tuesday, 10 March 2009

Collaborationalism #2: Ian Caulkett

Now, I don't normally brag about my encounters with young men in Soho, but this is a special occasion. Ian popped down to the launch party last week and was not only a very well mannered chap, but he's also an amazing illustrator. We'll hopefully be doing something with him in the next couple of months so keep your eyes peeled.

Check his website for more stuff

Daedelus hits the celeb circuit!!

Daedelus is playing Fergie out of the Black Eyed Peas' birthday party next week. How very, very strange!! But quite amusing...

Daedelus - Just Briefly

Daedelus - Twist The Kids (feat.N'Fa)

Friday, 6 March 2009

Collage Club Launch party @ O-Bar Soho!

Thanks all for an amazing launch party! We packed out the O-Bar and Che and Rod banged it out on the worst decks in London. High fives to all...

Click here for more photographs

Nice one!
Tom and Huw

Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Creative Reviewed!!

It isn’t the front cover I have been pestering them about all these years but I can now at least say that I have been mentioned by Creative Review! A huge thanks to the guys over there for supporting the night . . .

Following on from this triumph, if anyone can get us a mention on the forthcoming MF Doom album, a support slot for the Michael Jackson gigs at the o2 or even just a name check on Newsround, let us know.

Go Krautrock!!

Riton has done the honourable thing and ‘gone krautrock’. If 1970’s Germany had been dumped off in Fabric on a Friday night and discovered the joys of ecstacy tablets, it would probably sound a little bit like this.

It’s fairly spectacular and the sort of record I dream of uncovering at a jumble sale and telling all of my friends about. Finding it on MySpace and writing about it on a blog no one reads will have to do!

Eine Kleine Nachtmusik - Fageschäft

Eine Kleine Nachtsmusik - Feuerprobe