From Mike Giant ” I’ve been inking every drawing with my signature REBEL8 Sharpies. I’ve been drawing with Sharpies almost exclusively since 1990. If someone then had told me that I’d have a Signature Sharpie someday, I would have laughed at them. But … I make a living drawing with them. How crazy is that? Thanks, everybody. ”
From popsci.com ” If you want to see what Earth looks like from space, become an astronaut (or, barring that, a space tourist). For the next best view, pay a visit to Tokyo’s National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation where a massive, nearly 20-foot spherical OLED orb–the world’s first large scale spherical OLED–offers a satellite’s-eye view of the planet in super high resolution. ”
“Teenager Charley Brewster (Yelchin) guesses that his new neighbor Jerry Dandrige (Farrell) is a vampire responsible for a string of recent deaths. When no one he knows believes him, he enlists Peter Vincent (Tennant), the opportunistic host of his favorite TV show, to help him take down Jerry and his guardian.”
From juxtapoz.com ” This July at 111 Minna in San Francisco, Kelly Graval and Nathan Ota, aka RISK and COOZ, will be opening a collaborative show, That Was Then, This Is Now. The show reunites two friends who respectfully became graffiti legends in the streets and revered artists in galleries and museums across the globe. What is pretty cool about their relationship is that they went to high school together. Long-time friends. “
From fubiz.net ” The agency Publicis Council has devised a film for the range of 100% electric cars Renault.Wanting to show, so funny and impactful, ease of use of electricity.This film offers a series of cases showing that the electrical is already part of our lives. ”
From replayxd.com ” Starting with the small design of the Replay XD and a clean sheet of paper, we managed to put full HD into a small package.
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Fro huffingtonpost.com ” here is the first image of Sacha Baron Cohen in his Saddam Hussein-inspired costume for his new film, “The Dictator.” About a Hussein-like dictator who gets secretly replaced by a lookalike goat herder and now must find new meaning in a life in New York City, the film is inspired by “Zabibah and the King,” a book about a benevolent dictator that was revealed to be written by Hussein himself.Baron Cohen will star as both the dictator and herder, and last month, it was announced that Anna Faris will play the NYC organic store owner who opens his eyes to new possibilities.The book itself is about a benevolent, beloved king who falls in love with a beautiful, victimized girl who was raped by her cruel husband. Believe it or not, it’s a subtle allegory for Iraq and the United States — the king (based, obviously, on Saddam) is the peaceful Iraq, while the cruel, rapist husband is the Gulf War-waging United States.The log line from Paramount, the film’s production home, turns subverts the premise, saying, “The film tells the heroic story of a dictator who risked his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed.” ”
From epicgamesinc “Cliff Bleszinski was joined onstage today at the Microsoft Press Event by actor and rapper, Ice-T. Before the demo, Cliff explained that the stronghold of Jacinto had fallen and the members of Delta Squad are on a boat that is under attack by a sea monster. As the presentation ended, Cliff and Ice announced that Ice-T’s band, Body Count, will be reuniting and recording a song for Horde Mode. Ice will also be lending his voice to Gears of War 3 as “Griffin”.”
Artist and Die Antwoord collaborator Leon Botha dies, age 26
From mg.co.za“South African artist and DJ Leon Botha died on June 5 2011, a day after his 26th birthday. Botha was born with progeria, a rare degenerative genetic disorder that accelerates the aging process.He was the oldest documented person living with the disease, which usually has a life expectancy in the teens.
Botha was thrown into the spotlight as the DJ who opened for Die Antwoord during their concerts, going on to feature in one of the music videos that shot them to international stardom, Enter the Ninja.
Tributes poured in for Botha on his Facebook page, hailing his optimism and describing him as an “inspiration, with a zest for life”.
In 2009, Botha collaborated with Gordon Clark on a photo series called Who Am I? Transgression, depicting him in theatrical projections of how society might see him.”