August 29, 2010

Twin Shadow – Slow

2:48 am in art,musik dustin hostetler

Polyrock – Bucket Rider

2:45 am in art,musik dustin hostetler

August 27, 2010

The New Dark Age

8:43 pm in art,design,zines dustin hostetler

I’m a little late on posting about this, but damn this is a great zine.

August 18, 2010

One Man Blue Man Group

10:07 pm in art,community,conversations,dreaming,life,music,video,weird dustin hostetler

Putting together a new issue of Faesthetic is always grueling work, so I took Monday off and headed to Cedar Point for some fun in the sun. While waiting in line for The Maverick (awesome ride btw) I noticed a man, dancing and singing. I was lucky enough to follow him throughout the hour and a half line, and I present to you this joyous video of him in all of his blue glory.

Bonus points go out to the Think Faest viewers that can accurately guess the songs he was singing. Post your answers on Youtube and i’ll send some prizes to the first few people that get it right.

August 15, 2010

The Incident

3:05 am in art,design,games,tech dustin hostetler

Faesthetic ISSUE NUMBER ONE contributor Neven Mrgan was involved in the creation of this AWESOME iphone game. You should buy it now before you waste another second of your life not owning it. It’s $1.99 and the best $1.99 you’ll spend this life if you are an iphone owner. If you’re not, please disregard this post. Thanks.

August 3, 2010

MWM Diagonal Thinking 2010

3:29 am in art,design,streets,zines dustin hostetler

I’ve interacted with some amazing artists in my day… many of them find success and lose their heads… some find success and go into hiding and some… now this is a rare one… find success and actually get better, push themselves into new places and keep everything completely real. MWM is one of them. Dude could easily be letting all of the awesome things he’s involved with get to his head and become a dick. But not MWM. Instead, he puts out an awesome limited edition zine showcasing his recent projects. How cool is that? How cool is Matt?

New from Mark Batty Publisher

3:03 am in art,books,design,streets dustin hostetler

While I make zero money off this blog, I do get some awesome perks. The occasional free t-shirt is always nice, as are free books to review. Growing up as the son of a Graphic Designer, I’ve always been surrounded by art & design books. In fact, I inherited a good chunk of my mother’s collection a few years ago and am slowly amassing a library’s worth of material. That being said, there are a lot of fucking terrible art books out there so it’s always refreshing to find a publishing house that is doing things right.

Recently I received three pretty great, and super portable / affordable art books from Mark Batty Publisher… and the following is my review of them:

Idle Idol: The Japanese Mascot by Edward & John Harrison demystifies a Japanese mystery to many westerners… all of those weird cartoon characters with odd back stories reappearing again and again in Japanese pop culture. Lots of fun street photography of little statues, as well as descriptions on why they exist. Highly recommended. A-

Poster Boy: The War of Art covers one artist’s battle with billboard modification, and political street art. To be perfectly honest, Poster Boy’s work really doesn’t speak to me but I do appreciate the war he’s waging. This book does a great job documenting a good chunk of his work, and to people unfamiliar with the concept of billboard modification… I think this would be a great intro. Recommended, but not highly. B-

Name Tagging by Martha Cooper. Martha is hugely responsible for my obsession with graffiti as a kid, based on her involvement with Subway Art… one of the most important graffiti books ever published. I have a feeling with this new book, she is going to inspire a whole new generation of whipper snappers to start vandalizing. This book covers some great artists, and features some really enjoyable photography of graffiti stickers. Highly ultra super duper recommended A+++

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