Pat Perry is an artist from Michigan who writes and makes pictures through careful and cautious observation. He often works itinerantly, and lives in Detroit. Pat’s calculated and surreal illustrations bend back the paradigm by once again elevating the work elaborated by a traveler’s hands. His illustrations feels perfectly proportioned, almost as if in motion. Less reliance on symmetry and more focus on flow. There’s an energy about the continuity and vibrance of his images, whether the color scheme is brilliant or tempered, and his ability to satisfy a breadth of clients while still solidifying his fine art itch is admirable.
We think this is a really good moment for hats right now, with so many great options for those of us who don’t need to wear a New Era fitted everyday. Ebbets, the always solid Norse Projects 5-panel, and now this brilliant Engineered Garments Field Cap are all on our radar at the moment. Buy it here.
We sort of ask the same question of ourselves constantly. If Woods were ever to have a radio friendly song, this could be it. Off their brilliant 2011 Sun and Shade LP, this is why we care about lo-fi indie music.
If you are going to start with Mingus, we suggest that you go straight to Live at Antibes, the brilliant, legendary 1960 recording. The 11-minute masterpiece that is “Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting” leads off the session, although we can’t find that version on the web. So just enjoy this. You will.
Looks like next season, The Simpsons will be calling it quits. Because of needed pay cuts and the animated series no longer being profitable for FOX, the show’s 23rd season will be its final batch of new episodes. To us, the show should have ended in about 1998, but its still an institution that needs the utmost respect.
Here is the statement from FOX…
23 seasons in, The Simpsons is as creatively vibrant as ever and beloved by millions around the world. We believe this brilliant series can and should continue, but we cannot produce future seasons under its current financial model. We are hopeful that we can reach an agreement with the voice cast that allows The Simpsons to go on entertaining audiences with original episodes for many years to come.
A little slice of San Francisco, and even though this song isn’t old enough to be a hidden gem or guilty pleasure, we just love the sound of jangle, dream pop on a Wednesday morning. Enjoy Brilliant Colors and “Round Your Way.”
We don’t go to far into vintage land for this one, as we just go to 2010 for Sleigh Bells’ Treats album. This one came out of nowhere gave us the brilliant opening tracks in “Tell’Em” and the closer, “Treats.” Loud, distorted, and poppy, Sleigh Bells gave us one of our favorite albums of 2010. Enjoy.
This is the first ever photograph of a human being. According to Petapixel, “This photograph of Boulevard du Temple in Paris was made in 1838 by Louis Daguerre, the brilliant guy that invented the daguerreotype process of photography. Aside from its distinction of being a super early photograph, it’s also the first photograph to ever include a human being.”