Visual Aid

"The are times in your life when you find yourself pondering basic general knowledge questions and your gaps in information. So, if you've passed through education and still find yourself asking Where's your liver? or What beats a full house in poker? and are too embarrassed to ask, the book can help."



John Paul Thurlow, of London, has created these pencil illustrations, which are the magazine/record covers he owns recreated in his own style - "And with each cover I take a perfect mass-produced object and turn it into a fucked up one-off, full of my thoughts and feelings."

Check out his Covers series and other bits 'n pieces: John Paul Thurlow.

Source/images: The Import


#8: Music Mondays

41/ Rolling in the Deep - Adele. This multi-award-winning English songwriter/singer has an intriguingly unique sound, one I've been listening to over and over lately.

42/ Her Black Eyes - Little Comets. There is just something about Robert Coles - the lead singer's - voice that makes me want to listen to more. They have this really great indie-rock sound that I'm truly digging at the moment.

43/ Ghost Woman Blues - The Low Anthem. Beautiful beautiful music, need I say more?

44/ Fragile Bird - City and Colour. When I first heard this single from his latest album, I couldn't believe that this was him. But of course, listen more closely and you can hear that gorgeous voice of Dallas Green. It took me a few listens to warm to this new sound from Green, but it's definitely a winner.

45/ Don't Sit Down 'Cause I've Moved Your Chair - Arctic Monkeys. They're headlining Southbound at the beginning of next year kids, so get ready! I sure hope they play a sideshow here in Perth.

PS. What's with all the gruesome hater comments on YouTube these days?

Brooklyn Gin

The first time I drank gin was last year in New Zealand (the Kiwi's are crazy for it), and though it was surprisingly tasty, I haven't had it since. But if I saw a bottle of Brooklyn Gin on the shelf, I'd buy it just to have it in my house. A design by Spring Design Partners, this bottle has character and reflects the essence of the brand and Brooklyn.

"Inspired by the ingenuity of Brooklyn, a sometimes gritty, but always soulful borough, our design solution blends old-world craftsmanship with today's artistic, vibrant culture. The bottle structure pays homage to the apothecary origins of gin, reinforcing its place in the new speakeasy, while the medallion label - stamped in metal - celebrates the authentic spirit at the core of the brand."

Source/images: The Dieline



At university, we learnt to appreciate simple ideas, and slowly but surely, we came up with them as well. I stumbled upon this super simple yet effective magazine print advertisement for Wonderbra (agency unknown - if you know, let me know).

Source/images: Bored Panda