As we mentioned last week, Parade of Flesh is holding a contest for their new logo, and and the winner gets a pass for 20 shows throughout the next year. And, of course, the respect of their peers. The entries are now in, and you can vote/comment on/eviscerate their choices here. Whoever this Phil ... More >>
Local booking octopus Parade of Flesh is looking for a new logo, but not just any safe, sterile font that makes your eyelids heavy. They're crowdsourcing this mess, and asking fans to come up with one. If you've got time to lean, and knowledge of what fonts are completely off limits, submit your l ... More >>
This is the job posting. Tell your friends. But only the good ones. The Dallas Observer has an immediate opening for an experienced editorial art director. The art director is responsible for the overall design quality and integrity of the publication. He/she must be able to conceptualize and produ ... More >>
Hey hipster. Stop shooting shit with your iPhone and pretending you're artistic. We're over it -- you and your incessant snapshots of your carefully laid out "best moment ever" scenario, replete with a "Toaster" or "Kelvin" filter. You too, Crafty Moms. Your baby isn't any cuter in black and white ... More >>
Rachel ParkerRihanna at the AAC Some exciting news out of Rihanna camp last week: Her new album is scheduled to release on Monday, November 21. The announcement came in conjunction with the release of her latest single with electronic music producer Calvin Harris."We Found Love" is Harris' lat ... More >>
Tina TyrellNew St. Vincent press photos day! Yay!Back in early June, we passed along the word that Dallas native Annie Clark, known to most by her stage name of St. Vincent, had set a September 13 release date for her highly anticipated third LP, the locally recorded, John Congleton-produced Stra ... More >>
DJ Sober does it again.
Well, it's about time we gave some love to the Dallas-based music blog Gorilla vs. Bear's visual aesthetic.
It's a fairly simple design. But, more than that, it's a great cause.
Via BuzzfeedThe brilliant inspiration. Of all the Internet jokes on all the sites around the world, typography and font puns really, truly have to be some of the geekiest. And that's why when we came across Buzzfeed's list of font and typography puns -- specifically this attached "I shot the seri ... More >>
We've said it once, we've said it a thousand times: You don't need a re-appropriated image to make a show poster that sings.
Dallas-based graphic designer Aaron Eiland's clearly got a nice eye, as both his above poster design for The Octopus Project's Texas tour and his extensive collection of other poster designs show. It's a pretty simple design, sure, but it's in its clever re-appropriation of the human head (in th ... More >>
The cover art for New Amerykah Pt. 2: Return of the Ankh.Over the weekend, Erykah Badu leaked a couple more juicy bits of information pertaining to her upcoming, March 30 release, New Amerykah Pt. 2: Return of the Ankh. First and foremost is the cover art, which, yep, you can see right here to yo ... More >>
Maybe I'm still high on the release of the new TRON Legacy trailer earlier this week, but our Poster Of The Week definitely conjures images of Light Cycles and Recognizers in my head.
No winner this week. Sorry, folks.I just got word from POTW Captain and Observer art director Alex Flores that this week's submissions were rather... um, how can I put this lightly... meager. So, instead of simply picking a poster for the sake of announcing a winner, we're gonna simply gonna pull ... More >>
As far as sheer design deliciousness goes, this poster is truly above and beyond...Beautifully designed by "the menchildren" Conor and Matt of Magnificent Beard, this poster begs to be framed and hung in any jet-setting rocket-scientist's den. The extra tall orientation provides the vast expanse ... More >>
National Lampoon CoversAmong Don Ivan Punchatz's most familiar works is the cover for the November 1974 National Lampoon.Spent the better part of the morning looking at the artwork of Don Ivan Punchatz, the New Jersey-born illustrator and TCU adjunct design professor for 40 years who died last Th ... More >>
We'd buy it just for the cover art.Last we heard, Corn Mo and .357 Lover's upcoming full-length, Diorama of the Golden Lion, was set for a late August release. Well, this week, an official update: The album from the operatic glam-rocker will see a September 29 release. A little bit of a push-back ... More >>
This morning, Fergus & Geronimo's 7-inch for "Tell It (In My Ear)" was made available for pre-order from London-based blog/record label Transparent. But if you want to secure yourself a copy, you'd better start reaching for your credit card because Transparent is only having 300 copies of the ... More >>
Schutze and Merten are at Dallas City Hall at this very moment, where the city council has been briefed in private concerning the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Periodic Inspection Report of the Trinity River floodway. It's a massive document consisting of not only the 66-page report, but also 21 ot ... More >>
On this decidedly slow news day during which everyone's running out the clock before bidding 2008 good riddance, perhaps this offering from the Wayback Machine's just the ticket: a look at the front page of the Fort Worth Daily Gazette from December 30, 1883. I stumbled across it early this morning ... More >>
In reverse order, this handful of releases looked cool and the music matched the cover art. 5. Calexico - Carried to Dust Not only did the uncomplicated illustration style reflect a return to the simple desert themes that are Calexico's stock and trade, this cover oozes retro cool.
Over in Marshall, a Fort Worth woman named Donna West has taken cross-dressing franchise Tyler Perry to federal court, claiming that Perry used her 1991 play Fantasy of a Black Woman as the basis for his 2005 movie Diary of a Mad Black Woman. West actually filed the suit in May 2007, but the trial's ... More >>
Wednesday, August 15, at Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studio, Denton
Local art shines at the LCC
Gamble on Lost Vegas at Barnes & Noble
The once-Little D hussy opens on Commerce Street
Chuck Close shows the faces of printmaking
Thursday, November 3, at Galaxy Club
Laray Polk's book is rich in suggestion and charged with intellectual fire
The creator of iconographic '60s art is now an icon himself
Vary founders Mica England and Ceslie Armstrong are wanted women. Literally.
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