Friday, September 28, 2012

Friday Tune



Solo artist, producer, DJ, Ghostly International co-founder and all round nice guy, Matthew Dear is on the speakers today. This tune is the first single from his latest album Beams. The film clip plays hommage to underground experimental filmmaker Kenneth Anger.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Kevin Kunishi


Beautiful photo essay on the aftermath of the turmoil in Nicaragua. A selection of images from los restos de la revolución is available on Kevin's website.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Fraggle Folds Five


Ben Folds Five returns after 13 years to give us a nostalgia overload in the form of a music video featuring characters from 'Fraggle Rock'.

The Popinator


We're not sure if this is real but we want one. Each.

Friday, September 14, 2012

The Sochi Project


Photographer Rob Hornstra and writer/filmmaker Arnold van Bruggen have undertaken a project documenting the makeover of Sochi, Russia, where the 2014 Olympic games will take place 20 kilometers from a conflict zone.  It's an in-depth look over the course of five years at the change occurring in the area, and having been turned down from Dutch publications, decided to publish the work themselves.  For full access to the site you can purchase a yearly subscription, but the images above are from a photography series Sochi Singers available on the homepage.  Read more at The Sochi Project website.

Sweater by Willow


Using just a projector, two walls and a treadmill Belgian band Willow created this journey music video for their new song 'Sweater'.

Greg Krauss


Photographer Greg Krauss photographs his father, who suffers from sleep apnea, in his series The Dreamer.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Ink Riders

Just came across these by legendary ink photographer Alberto Seveso. A fitting tribute post for our one of our art directors and good mates Matt Heck's last day here at the monkeys before he sets off for Amsterdam. We're gonna miss you buddy.

Wang Yuanling


Stunning portraits in Wang Yuanling's project Eighteen Stairs, from the slums of Chongqing, China.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Jaqapparatus

Chris Cunningham spent years honing his craft as a special effects artist, before turning his hand to directing ground breaking and eerily awesome music videos for the likes of Bjork, Madonna and Aphex Twin. After redefining MTV in the 90s along side the Jonze's and Gondry's of the world, he spent the following decade experimenting with music, art and technology. Jaqapparatus is Cunningham's first installation following years of touring his live audio-visual shows.

Mind. Blown.

Lee Grant


Sudanese Portraits is a project by Canberra photographer Lee Grant, you can view more of her work here.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Death from above



Forced perspective at it's finest.

Valerio Spada


These images are part of Valerio Spada's look at the danger growing up under the Camorrah in Naples, in the project Gomorrah Girl.  See the full series at his website.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Typewriter for your laptop


You've heard of method acting, well this is method writing. All our copywriters now have this on their macbooks connected to 5.1 dolby surround sound. Only two of them have lost their minds so far.
Thanks Paul S.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Space Tiger


To encourage 'digital good deeds' on the internet, Robbie Rane has built a bottle rocket powered 'Space Tiger'. Each good deed adds a bottle rocket to the Space Tigers engine. Once he has a bunch of them he's going to light that sucker and ride the tiger off a dirt ramp, into space. Awesome.

Conflict Kitchen

Conflict Kitchen is an interesting idea to help expose American’s to the cultures that they’re in conflict with. The focus changes every six months to a different country and has so far included Iran, Afghanistan, Venezuela and Cuba, with North Korea next on the list.
Check out more here. Thanks Ben Y.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Jürgen Nefzger


Ever wonder what a city would look like without advertising?  With the current economic situation in Greece, you can get a fairly good idea.  Check out Jürgen Nefzger's project here.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Shoot like Kubrick

Kubrick's signature one point perspective in all it's glory.
Thanks Jay G.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Jean-Yves Lemoigne



These photographs are from Human Project by Jean-Yves Lemoigne, have a look at the rest of the series at his website.

Monday, September 3, 2012