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video game goodness.

April 4, 2012

Around the time St. Anger came out, Metallica revealed they were working on a post-apocalyptic video game featuring vehicles and whatnot. I remember watching the trailer for it and not being super impressed. Then again… I wasn’t very impressed by many games back then and it’s still that way now. I guess it was a sort of “Twisted Metal”-style digital romp and it probably would have been fun enough to rent but it ended up being cancelled for some reason.

At any rate, Nixel Pixel has posted some pretty fantastic concept art from the game made by Calum Alexander Watt and I think it’s highly worth a look. It may get taken down (who knows when dealing with the Metalli-lawyers) so peep it soon. I posted my favorite image from the group, Kirk Hammett with his vehicle, after the jump.

Full set of concept art from the cancelled Metallica video game

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400.

January 17, 2012

It’s my 400th post and I’m putting up a post about a Bible. I really can’t believe that. Anyway, I saw that while browsing the “free” section of craigslist yesterday. I can’t believe anyone would travel somewhere just to get a free Bible. No thanks to that one. I do love the description of the item though. Humor always wins out on craigslist. I almost bought a computer based on the excellently written description. It had all the complete technical details along with quick stings about hipsters and designers. Too funny.

Keep it up, craigslist comedians.

ugh.

October 21, 2011

I saw this on cnn.com this morning. Read through that text up above and find the error. It just makes me feel bad for the youth out there today. I’m sure some young, dumb intern updated that last night/this morning and I hope they feel like an idiot.

In other news… I am going out this weekend in search of more graffiti for the All Teeth project. I’m hoping to have some more pics to upload soon. Keep an eye out.

EDIT: Apparently “reax” is the new thing for news sites to spell out, as I’ve seen it multiple places now. I can’t see how that is better than “reacts” but whatever. Maybe I’m just too old school and like my words spelled correctly.

classic.

October 7, 2011

Naners shared this little gem with me today. Apparently Nightmare’s Fear Factory is the longest running haunted house in America and they have a flickr page with all kinds of awesome photos like these. Check it out.

Nightmare’s Fear Factory on flickr

something seems amiss.

September 7, 2011

Am I missing something with this flyer? Who would allow this to go out and get printed? I just don’t understand the point of the backwards, rotated “Z” at the end of JAZZ. Does it make a shape I’m not seeing? Is it supposed to be free-form and jazzy?

Can somebody explain this to me, please?

so fresh.

September 3, 2011

Yesterday my blog was featured on the front page of WordPress.com (it’s still there actually). I felt it was pretty cool so I just had to make a note of it. I was really confused at first because I had gotten a ton of emails about comments and likes. Usually I have one person comment, Dave. His comments are good but I didn’t think he drove in traffic like that. I figured it out and then I looked at my stats and they were sky-high. Coolness. Thanks WordPress peoples. Now if only one of these people had a job open for a graphic designer…

Anyway, Nancy and I are going downtown to hit up some of the Jazz Festival for this year. I’m taking the camera so hopefully there will be some good pics uploaded today or tomorrow. It’s kind of cloudy and it’s calling for rain but whatever. Sitting in the park listening to Jazz sounds like a good day to me.

the gathering.

August 17, 2011

Let me just start by saying this: I can’t believe I am even showcasing/writing about this. I grew up around these kinds of people back in Ohio. Hardcore fans of ICP and their associated acts. I just don’t get it. It seems really, really immature. And it’s true that while most of them look like a bunch of losers (or whatever you may label them as) they are also usually nice people. I knew a bunch of people that fit that description. Sadly it didn’t matter and I still didn’t want to be seen around them.

Anyway, now that I put that out there I just figured here’s something cool I’d like to share. I saw it in the good ole Google Reader and it comes from chicagoist.com. Photographer Jim Kiernan took the plunge and went to photograph the Gathering of the Juggalos this year in rural Illinois. I can’t say I’m jealous really but it would be an interesting event to go document.

I like this dude’s style. It actually reminds me a lot of my photography from the past two Dilfest years. Good quality stuff here. It has a mix of events, people and just random stuff. I like it. Check it out if you are interested in some good photography skills.

The Gathering of the Juggalos on Flickr
Chicagoist.com Article

By the way, please don’t hold this post against me. I still hate the ICP-lovers and all they stand for and my thoughts on this will never change.