Last year DJ Shadow released All Bases Covered, and this summer the man known to his mom as Josh Davis will be touring to support the album. The tour will hit everywhere from Red Rocks to the Shoreline Amphitheatre, and many points in between. To promote the album, the famed San Francisco producer hit up […]

19 Sep
A new custom build from the home of the Samurai Chopper

Famed Japanese custom motorcycle builder Zero Engineering, who originally went into production with their Samurai Chopper, have staked a name for themselves by producing meticulously engineered bikes with old school aesthetics. Their newest model, the Type 9, stays true to that mold — taking two years to perfect the design of a bike that features […]

13 Jun
Bianca Chang's 3D moving paper fonts

Bianca Chang is a freelance designer and part-time paper artist based in Sydney, Australia who creates typographic sculptures from cutting shifting forms sequentially out of many sheets of paper. The 3D letterforms become visible when the sheets are stacked together — and when sequenced together with stop-motion can create skilled animations, as seen in the […]

10 May
One of Boston's greatest return after a quarter century

It’s been 24 long years for fans of The Cars, one of America’s most important New Wave bands of the 80s. Today, May 10th, The Cars release their brand new album, Move Like This, on Hear Music/Concord Music Group. Produced by Garret “Jacknife” Lee (Bloc Party, U2, REM, The Hives, Weezer) and The Cars, the […]

23 Feb
Add some shine to your wrist with recycled wood

A new take on sustainable design, wooden watches from Los Angeles-based WeWOOD. The watches are carved and crafted from discarded wooden floor scraps, and completely free of toxic materials. Originally formed in Italy, the company brought with it to the States a sophisticated taste in design, and combined it with Los Angeles’ demand for eco-friendly […]

17 Jan
CTRL Z and Screwface's tearout breaks

CTRL Z and Screwface, legends from the tearout breaks scene (fresh from the Hardcore Beats label), just dropped their Mix of the Week titled Don’t Stay In. Incorporating elements from both D&B and breakbeats, the mix is a solid hour (60 tracks!) of seamlessly mixed terrifying synths and breakbeats. Enjoy the stream below, and if […]

17 Nov
Giambattista Bodoni's influential font work

The Manual of Typography, from TASCHEN, follows the birth of a typeface that has greatly influenced the world of print and design — which sure may be a little geeky, but we kind of geek out on fonts. A recreation of Giambattista Bodoni’s Manuale Tipografico, originally printed in 1818, the manual follows the development of […]

18 May
Skin Fonts For The Creative Set

I can’t help but wonder about the whole creative process here. Is Thijs Verbeek the guy behind the Jame Gumb fanclub? How much lotion does it take to get one’s skin soft and pliable enough to make alphabet skin letters? This is totally creepy in a sociopathic way, but there’s something about it that I […]