Sunday, April 3, 2011

Rad Illustrations from Mapache Salado, My Current Playlist, & The Mysterious Origin of Nicknames

INSPIRATION OF THE DAY: Mapache Salado, Spanish Illustrator/Artist

Mapache Salado (which translates in Spanish as Salted Racoon) is the stage name for Spanish artist Alvaro Lope Morales Quevedo. I wonder how he got that nickname. Nicknames can be funny like that. Even with the basic uninspired nickname. Like, how do you get Bill from William or Dick from Richard? I digress. He has great line work and I love how he uses geometric shapes in his art. It's almost like Native American war paint or something. I also love the theme of diamonds throughout his work. Makes me want to break into Pink Floyd's "Shine On...". Short post. Tons of work, not enough time, and feeling pretty lousy today. Here's my playlist to get psyched for working on freelance design work!

Velvet Underground - Rock N' Roll
Elvis Costello - I Don't Want To Go To Chelsea
Social Distortion - Sometimes I Do
The Jam - Down in the Tube At Midnight
The Smiths - There is A Light That Never Goes Out
Johnny Cash - God's Gonna Cut You Down
The Strokes - Someday
The Clash - Know Your Rights
Elvis Costello - This Year's Girl
The Smiths - The More you Ignore Me, The Closer I Get
The Clash - Train in Vain
Brian Jonestown Massacre - Nevertheless
Social Distortion - Don't Take Me For Granted
Richard Hawley - Tonight The Streets Are Ours
David Bowie - Let me Sleep Beside You
Amazing Baby - Headdress
The Replacements - If Only You Were Lonely
Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers - One Track Mind
Elvis Costello - Peace In Our Times
The Libertines - Don't Look Back Into The Sun


- Amy
Listening to: The Jam, "Down In The Tube Station At Midnight"

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