Jan 31, 2008

What would I do with a heart?

This one of my collages for a CD cover And if you know what will I do with heart in this world, can you kindly let me know...

Jan 30, 2008


Here is a pic of my King via VisualMente

Jan 26, 2008

Killing mail

It's just too funny--What was he thinking? I LAUGH thanks to Clayton Cramer's BLOG


An article in the L.A Times reads: "The interface between the two: culture-jamming, where advertising billboards are altered with subversive messages, focusing particularly on the art of Ron English, who is responsible for such works as a toe-tagged cadaver with the legend “Forever Kool” (Kool is a North American brand of cigarettes) and “Camel Kids”, featuring child versions of Joe Camel, the Camel cigarette mascot." The IPKat says: “This is an area of IP law where there are no easy answers. On the one hand, if advertising is legally protected from all by third parties, it constitutes a ubiquitous one-way conversation between the advertiser and the public. On the other hand, courts generally feel unhappy about artists riding roughshod over other peoples’ property rights in the interests of free speech.” Click I Read for more

Creative Commons emblem

I came across this perfect flag, that actually looked more for me, like a rendered version of the KSA's; or a smoother vision of the pirates'. In fact, IT IS inspired by those gangsters of another rage; however, the person behind this thoughtful design had more of a reflective thought on piracy in the New Age, the Networked Age. Here are Akma's random thoughts on the featured visual: "I realized that a Creative Commons emblem couldn’t just be a skull and crossbones, since part of the point is that the culture for which we’re struggling isn’t properly someone else’s good that we want to steal, but rather is should be recognized as a common good, that we want to turn loose for the benefit of the culture in general. Instead of a skull, then — a light bulb (illuminating its surroundings, and itself an invention whose patent we would not want to have seen extended indefinitely). The crossed bones — a pen (obviously) and. . . a microphone?" Click on I READ

Propaganda-fed citizens

I just can't get enough of ads' parody, subverted logos, and graphic manipulations of super brands . Maybe it's a way to remind myself that the world is twisting too fast...And then, let such a thought trigger the usual... An existential anxiety that would go on to precipitate my mind in all directions, and have my neurones -- or what is left of them-- roll and refresh... Another reason, could also be to reassure myself that I agree with the likes of Adbusters and Kasle Lasne and I should stop thinking and agreeing, rather acting and engaging myself in what every cause I believe in... That post has already diminished my guilt trip since posting these images and letting the blog roll is already one adbusting action. Provided the messages get to someone through this post; and naturally, someone somewhere would start thinking that he, too, should start acting Adbusters mode. Enjoy this delicious propaganda-fed citizens; it is good stuff and definitely refreshing parody for every brain.

You are just a face in this crowd

Typographic design I like;;; because words are picture... Sometimes, It may be a bit more... But It is always Picturesque, just as musch as the world is... Maboule le monde, and bubbles in my head twisting my world... Typographic work by Craig Ward - Check more I LIKE

Grass in Vending Machines

It happens that sometimes -- actually so many times'; although in Lebanon, it's not available at every corner-, I find that vending machines are one hell of an invention. They are always here waiting to be clicked or banged on to serve you their offerings. For people, like me- obviously, (whith no notion of time, discipline, organisation, time management, u name it!) may find themselves in the most ackward situation, if distributors of anything never existed: condoms could be life saviour for many, even though never had to look for that one; but when it comes to munchies, coffee, soft drinks, and mostly cash am just in love with the machine. But here is the most surprising machine distributor of it all: Mary Jane just in a click...Believe it or not! M-A-R-Y J-AN-E Actually, it's not that simple but it's so true. The real deal is that you can get medical marijuana, from Anytime Vending Machines. AVMs are 24/7 machines housed in standalone rooms, abutting two dispensaries and protected by round-the-clock security guards -- like ATMs for people combating psychological withdrawal with a physical one. After cinching up your doctor's consultation, hit an AVM location to get your prescription approved, fingerprint taken, and a prepaid credit card loaded with your profile: dosage (3.5 or 7 grams, up to 1oz a week) and strain preference (choice of five, including OG Cush and Granddaddy Purple, the mildly hallucinogenic forebear to Prince). Continue reading here

Jan 5, 2008

Sarkosy at Disneyland

Is Sarkosy perceived as an American by-product? This visual seems to indicate so. Gilles Dupuis, a French graphic designer -- I got to discover online, sent me yesterday, this amusing illustration of Sarko impersonated in Mickey Mouse. He looks funny but, I think, it reflects well the French president’s dynamism; I sensed Sarkosy’s punch, felt he’s about to jump out of the picture. However, I think Dupuis’s message is unmistakable and manages to convey the idea of Sarkosy being an American fan. Substituting and tampering such recognisable icons are common satiric conceits. And this one does mirror a dominant feel among the French people, of Sarkosy being clearly pro Bush; as Mickey, the French president definitely looks like a devotee to the American cowboy, a sentiment that hasn’t made the French particularly enthusiastic about it. Dupuis used this graphic icon to send the message that receivers, as well as creators, of graphic messages have a responsibility to seek out the truth - Since the Vietnam war, corporate logos and and manifold symbols have been target of indignation and outrage (for the morally questionable implications and acts). Click here to check out likewise sampled trademarks. This visual is eerily resonant and it surely has a character; it makes me smile each time I look at it, and I have the feeling that Nicolas is about to bring some good entertainment to France. Hell yes, Allez Sarko! France needs some peps; it needs someone to erase the dull image that has been sticking on the hexagon’s back, for a while now. It’s time to PUMP IT UP! Dupuis’s graphic works are mostly imprint with social awareness and extreme wit and lightness. It speaks about stuff that matter with no pompous tone; he never appears like someone dictating moral behaviour; rather, his graphic minimalism makes you pause and meditate substantial social issues on a twisted 'musical' tone but great awareness. Ma Boule is simply charmed! I LIKE & LAUGH... Merci Gilles :0)