Yesterday word broke that Chris Martin and Gwynneth Paltrow had decided to part ways. It was like an oil slick near a crematorium. We knew instantly only seconds would separate us from what can only be a flaming onslaught of hate and shit that infested the already festering world of Twitter….
Basically sums up my feelings on the internet and a vast majority’s assumption that because they have an opinion on something they MUST share it. I keep a great many opinions to myself on the basis that I know it might/will upset someone. I’m not saying don’t speak your mind, but just know when it’s appropriate to do so. I was having a conversation this week about celebrities that do a great job of keeping their private life just that, Martin and Paltrow were an example of that. Despite what many think, having a status of celebrity doesn’t mean signing up to living your entire life publicly and having everyone who catches a whiff of what’s going on in your world open your life up to public debate.
The internet is designed to bring us all together as a community, but there is a disconnect in place of that and it’s making the human race vicious and ugly.
We can do better.
Like a lot of people, I love True Detective. It feels like the Breaking Bad replacement we were all looking for. I knew I was going to be into this show about 10 seconds into the gorgeous intro sequence, directed by Patrick Clair for Elastic. The detail and subtle movement in each screen is absolutely sublime, I’m kind of gutted I didn’t get chance to use this effect on something I’m working on at the minute, it would have fit perfectly!
As for the show itself, McConaughey and Harrelson’s performances are just as solid as you would expect and the cinematography is just beautiful. The sequence at the crime scene in episode 1 just confirmed that this series is going to be something special. Not a TV show, but an episodic film that just happens to play on TV.
You can read more about the stunning intro sequence over at Art of the Title.
I recently had the pleasure of heading down to Surrey, England where I was asked to create a mural within the new offices of Jägermeister UK.
The brief allowed me to create this massive Stag painting using only colours associated with Jägermeister, green, orange and black. The offices are a pretty cool place to work and hang out in and I’m pretty pleased with how the mural turned out.
Latest discovery online, A. Taylor’s work is stunning. This track in particular reminds me of Gustavo Santaolalla’s work on Deadwood and The Last Of Us. Currently working my way through his Soundcloud playlist while working away. Beautiful stuff!
Source: SoundCloud / A . T A Y L O R
Grounded: The Making of The Last of Us.
There are worse ways of spending 90 mins. This in depth documentary is definitely worth a watch, it’s really interesting seeing how involved and rounded Troy Baker and Ashley Johnson’s performances were on set. It was essentially a film shoot and helped to make one of the most cinematic experiences I’ve had playing a video game. It’ll be a while until another title leaves the same impact!
"See my vest, see my vest, made of real gorilla chest."
I drew Charles Montgomery Burns and it got out of hand.
Limited to a run of just 5
Screen printed and hand finished with watercolours.
Signed and numbered.
"Like my loafers, former goafers!"
RichT creates ridiculously fine work!
I recently worked with the most excellent Nick and Ashley from Force of Habit in Bristol to create this trailer for the iOS release of their crazily addictive breakfast armageddon up Toast Time!
We shot it in Bristols Big Chill bar, spending an afternoon burning cereal, smashing pots of jam and destroying various other staple breakfast items!
Watch the trailer above and then hit up the App Store to download and enjoy the mayhem!