The best reason to create something is to find answers to a problem you’re obsessed with solving.
What is the price of one’s comfort, when others seek refuge like corpses under the blistering Dubai sun.
Jim Guthrie — Lone Star
Music from an incredible videogame I just discovered called Superbrothers Sword & Sworcery. I have spent a long time searching for a gaming experience that evokes the magic of Monkey Island from the 90’s, but with a layer of mystique and music that is very much it’s own genre.
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Universities of Life
An interesting take on education reform by Alain de Botton — that schools and universities poorly equip students to face the challenges and dilemmas of daily life, from how to have relationships or raise children, to how to manage one’s anxieties and ambitions. He wants to reform the education system using great novels, plays or paintings as conduits for contemplating some of the large and important questions in life. So, goodbye courses on Narrative Trends in 19th Century French Novel. Instead, perhaps lessons in Surviving the Tensions of Marriage, or Coping with Death. A good start.
A series I call Drawing Blind where I focus only on the subject, and do not look at the sketch in progress at all. I water color in areas to add a touch of life. The technique creates a style I would never adopt if I was looking at what I was doing.
Music: The Town OST
Venue: Kuffler & Bucher, Frankfurt Airport Terminal 1
Every face screams a story. Within 10 meters, are sat atleast as many. Drifting closer into their worlds is an extraordinary feat; one requiring a series of controlled and unalterable circumstances to achieve.
An apparent Jack Black clone sits on an opposite table. Long hair, Pastel blue shirt untucked, MacBook Pro ahead, a seemingly new Canan 5D clenched with amateur purpose. He is brooding, but in a way one recognizes he works towards the look. The camera lens is telephoto, and it occasionally points directly at us. Only to discover in the tangent of the lens sits a sugar dispenser; he is refining his macro skills. Ten minutes later, his excitement is heightened; indicated by a constantly shifting foot of large shoes and a pint of beer that has now become his camera’s muse.