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technicolor girls

As promised, tonight’s blog will be a showcase of some of the design/art-related things I’ve found in the past few days from my trawls on various design blogs, including, Design You Trust, Drawn! and NOTCOT. First up, though, you might notice that I added a little mini-bio in the sidebar, as well as links to the various sites I am a member of, having just found that WordPress allows you to add a “text” widget which also allows HTML. Awesome. I might add other custom widget sort of things in the future if I can think of anything.

But onto the crux of the blog.

These first couple of images are photographs by Benoit Paillé. These images are just really clean and well-composed, and I like the way in which he uses water. More photographs after the jump.




How about the tone and colour in the next few? They’re by a photographer known as Irene L.





I’m not really sure why I like this next one. The macabre nature of the setting juxtaposed against the balloons (with colours symbolising love) gives the whole image a very surreal feel. The chairs leave something left to wonder about- why are they there? Why are there so many? Why are they so sparsely placed?


And following on the theme of people being hung or held up…



These are by a pair of photographers named Russ & Reyn and are somewhat reminiscent of Penn & Teller’s “Shadows”. Never heard of it? Penn & Teller is perhaps the most famous illusionist/comedian duo of last century, and they were revolutionary in coming up with many new tricks. Their “Shadows” video is below.

Kind of creepy, wouldn’t you say? Well, how about this then. Koji Suzuki is the author of the horror novel series Ringu, of which The Ring movies were based on. He has written another story, called “Drop”. But this time he didn’t put it into a book- he’s taken a different approach. Marketed as “Japan’s creepiest toilet paper”, Suzuki decided to print his novel onto toilet paper. Sure, you’ll never be left without something to read, but it might just scare the shit out of you. Could be useful, actually.



Speaking of toilets, here’s another thing you’d sit on. It’s a chair that spells “chair”. Pretty self-explanatory, really.



Anyway, back to the topic of reading material, does anyone remember or have you heard of Georges Remi? Probably not. How about the name he is better known by, Hergé? Still no? Well, how about Tintin? Ah, there we go. The Hergé Museum has recently opened in Brussels, Belgium, celebrating the works of the artist that brought us The Adventures Of Tintin, that I (a well as many others) used to love back in the day.


I hope everyone is looking forward to the movie coming out next year, called The Adventures Of Tintin: Secret Of The Unicorn, featuring Simon Pegg as the voice of Inspector Thompson and Daniel Craig as the voice of Red Rackham (the pirate).

And about movies, here’s a simple site called 3 Frame Movies which provides a humorous of some famous movies using only three frames of illustrations.

Also, I mentioned The Lion King in a previous blog. Well, I was listening to the soundtrack today and wondered what is actually said in the openingof “Circle Of Life”. Well I looked it up, so here it is:

Nants ingonyama bagithi Baba [Here comes a lion, Father]
Sithi uhm ingonyama [Oh yes, it’s a lion]

Nants ingonyama bagithi baba
Sithi uhhmm ingonyama

Ingonyama Siyo Nqoba [We’re going to conquer]

Ingonyama nengw’ enamabala [A lion and a leopard come to this open place]

It’s interesting how these lyrics quite simply sum up what happens in the opening of the film, and yet it sounds so cool. And speaking of which, check out Gabe Bondoc‘s version of the aforementioned song. Take a look at the tags in “more info”. It pretty much sums up my (and pretty much everyone who’s watched it) feelings about the movie.

Anyway, that’s all for today. I hope this blog wasn’t too disjointed. It’s weird, it’s 1:35am right now and I don’t really feel tired at all. How odd. Ah well, I better get some sleep or else I’ll regret it tomorrow.


PS. Ten points to whoever can guess the artist and album of the title of this blog.

8 Comments so far
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Death Cab, Forbidden Love EP! Yeah.

Comment by James

Oh, and the chair chair was on Kanye’s blog – though I don’t know if you follow it or not. The Irene L. photos are bomb.

Technicolor Girls is awesome also.

Comment by James

Death Cab For Cutie – Forbidden Love

DAMMIT! James finished reading this 10mins before me.

Comment by Rohan

btw, awesome photos.
i’ve seen the IreneL ones on

The first Benoit Paille is my fave.

Comment by Rohan

omg tintin. =D
that billy elliot dude is playing him.

Comment by mawson .

That toilet paper is epic win =)

Comment by materix01

“scare the shit out of you”


Comment by Belle

i would say that Lion King is one of the best animated films that i have ever watched *,.

Comment by Rust Paint

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