Published on 2012-03-10 09:31:13
This is about the closest we’re going to get to a contemporary art manifesto, from famed graffiti artist BANKSY. I thought this was so well-said that I had to repost it here.
“People are taking the piss out of you everyday. They butt into your life, take a cheap shot at you and then disappear. They leer at you from tall buildings and make you feel small. They make flippant comments from buses that imply you’re not sexy enough and that all the fun is happening somewhere else. They are o [..]
Published on 2012-02-29 14:51:45
As a young professional nowadays in America, it’s easy to see the ways this country is teeming with egotism: self-important college students abound, ready to ramble on about their opinions concerning the state of things; being “consistent” and “right” is the secret objective of everyone in company meetings; in the circus of American celebrity politics, it’s certain death to admit to weakness or second thoughts; looking at pompous, secular sermons like TED talk [..]
Published on 2011-12-22 10:08:05
My Dodge Charger SRT8 is a good example of how I prefer American muscle to import tuners
Seeing I’m so disagreeable, that I’m always contrary to the crowd, I’ve noticed I’m just ass backwards in our time. I don’t try to be like this, to be some pain in the ass but it just turns out like that. Thought I’d share a little of what I mean:
Cars: I like loud, burbling, boxy, American cars, not quiet, sleek, farting imports
Continue reading Ass Backwards…
Published on 2011-10-30 14:31:49
The urge to rebel isn’t in everyone, I’ve observed.
Some people are born passive, others pacified or simply willing to follow. Others, still, come down that birth canal preconditioned as goddamn princes or princesses, perfectly made for the world, without need to question or rebel. You’ve seen them: graceful, at ease, accepted—they gleam in their calm, don’t they? These naturally potent spirits can afford their benevolence, having enviably clear instincts about them [..]
Published on 2011-09-28 12:04:47
I’ve been drifting in and out of bouts of apathy and depression having lost a great friend of mine earlier this month. To get me through the mourning, I thought I’d publicly remind and rededicate myself to the ideals of and purpose of FRAKTURE when I’ve been posting less and the spirit of this brand feels like it’s waning:
I don’t write tutorials, offer design news or generally care about the local or national politics of the design world. I don’t write about [..]
Published on 2011-09-11 01:23:32
Me and Ben Fiorina at Kennywood, June 1997
“There is an end
Of all things that thou seest! There is an end
Of Wrong and Death and Hell! When the long wear
Of Time and Suffering has effaced the stain
Ingrown upon the soul, and the cleansed spirit,
Long ages floating on the wandering winds
Or rolling deeps of Space, renews itself
And doth regain its dwelling, and, once more
Blent with the general order, floats anew
Upon the stream of Things, and comes at length,
After new deaths, to that dim [..]
Published on 2011-06-06 15:10:14
Three seed packs I designed (Courtesy of Fireman Creative)
I usually don’t make it a habit to blog about what I’m working on (it’s a long story) but the Heritage Seed Collective is one such exception since we’re in need of fun
Published on 2011-04-26 13:22:08
People have to stop making the wide-eyed, blank stare face for DVD cover art--it's not amusing
With her shrill voice, overly sardonic delivery and flagrant generalizations on relationships, Whitney Cummings’ “Money Shot” is the
Published on 2011-04-09 15:23:17
I’ve been pretty pissed off as of late–I won’t even try to hide it.
Since the CD player in my car froze to death this winter, I’ve been without my metal to drown out the pestering thoughts that run amok in my mind whi
Published on 2011-02-21 17:11:12
About to head over to Mr Smalls Theater in Milvale, PA to go see Norwegian black metal band Immortal–whose chilling black metal sound and presence has caused a sudden blizzard to precipitate!
Immortal has a pretty central theme of winter, frost
Published on 2011-01-19 09:34:06
Interesting narration by Jeremy Rifkin.
Published on 2010-12-31 12:13:04
Anyone who has listened to Behemoth’s latest magnum opus, “Evangelion,” recognizes that this Polish blackened death metal band has truly turned a corner, and is now garnering more success, more respect, and more awards than ever before in their
Published on 2010-12-24 22:07:15
Given the lack of critical reviews of Austin Howe’s “Designers Don’t Read” on Amazon.com, I believe the title may be the most true thing about this book—that designers don’t read, and read Howe’s book thinking it’s good and w
Published on 2010-12-05 14:03:07
Clive Barker "The Arsonist" (1993) Oil on Canvas, 62" x 48"
It seems nowadays that every organization that wants me to visit their site, from Google to CNN to Ping, and all those who compete to stay relevant in adhering to the latest
Published on 2010-11-15 20:14:20
Robert M. Napolitan
(August 5, 1929 – November 14, 2010)
I lost my pappap Bobby last night. It hasn’t sunk in.
Since to write about him in any detail would not only go against his wishes but also diminish how massive a role he played in my fa
Published on 2010-10-31 17:30:31
Writing about it two months after-the-fact, this sounds like terribly dated news but on August 27th, I took a trip up to Toronto, Ontario for the weekend to check out Rue Morgue’s Festival of Fear, which was a part of FanExpo 2010–appar
Published on 2010-10-29 12:55:04
Image is everything
Now this, I must say, is one arresting image from St. John’s Fall 2010 season. I came across it while trying to take a look at Oprah’s new OWN logo for the Oprah Winfrey Network. I don’t really have a whole lot
Published on 2010-10-07 10:12:58
Thought I’d share this. One of my favorite clips ever, from slam poet/teacher Taylor Mali.
Got two big posts comin’ up. Bear with me.
Published on 2010-09-30 17:04:37
It is with great regret that I write today I have lost my dog and dear friend of eleven years, Brutus.
Ridge View Brutus Rudisill (1998 - 2010)
Brutus was a beagle that my family adopted on September 26th, 1999 from the animal shelter “Animal
Published on 2010-09-15 11:52:01
If there was ever a car commercial that caught my attention, summed up my commitment to creativity, rallied my patriotism, and reminded me why I still love Chrysler, it was the ad for the new 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee that did it:
I saw this ad whil