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Django Django - Default



One of my highlights of SXSW was catching Scottish psychedelic rockers Django Django at a Brooklyn Vegan party last week. This video to the first single of their excellent self titled album plays homage to their art school backgrounds, with over 4000 frames of the video being individually painted or cut out for collage. A fun little fact is that the director of the video, Dan Brereton, once designed a t-shirt for Das Monk.

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One Tiny Hand


One Tiny Hand... further proof that the internet is man's greatest invention.


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Nancy Fouts


I love these surreal sculptures by Nancy Fouts. If Rene Magritte had photoshop back in his day, he would've made a few sculptures like these.

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Sures - The Sun



This is probably the most inappropriate song I could have posted on this absolutely miserable day here in Sydney, but it's an absolute gem. Short but sweet, it's a wistful little ditty, part campfire singalong and part beachside pop (hello Pet Sounds!). The duo is supporting Real Estate and The Twerps this Friday, so if you were lucky enough to score a ticket then be sure to get there early to catch these guys too.

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Hans Breder


Body Sculpture by Hans Breder.

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Grimes - Oblivion



Grimes probably doesn't need too much more publicity right now, because the girl is absolutely killing it. I'm still not sure if I can listen to a whole album of that high pitched voice in one sitting, but I do really appreciate what she's doing. The first video from her Visions album for the song "Oblivion" is one of the best I've seen since Mr Donny Benet. I can't actually put my finger on what it is about the video, but I can't resist smiling and bobbing along to this one.

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Jonathan Wilson - Desert Raven



Ah what a riff! Jonathan Wilson has been sent through time from 1970's Laurel Canyon by his buddies Neil Young and James Taylor to keep the California dreamin' ways alive. Well, maybe not, but his album Gentle Spirit (released last year but I'm a bit late on this one) sounds like it's straight out of that era. If you enjoy wailing guitars, Pink Floyd, and the term "tripping balls" then this one might be for you.

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Paradise Parking


Paradise Parking is a photographic series by Paris-based photographer Peter Lippmann. The photos capture abandoned cars in a state of complete decay as each is gradually consumed by nature.

Via Colossal

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Das Monk Design Competition - "The Flipside"


It's time for our annual design competition! We're looking for a new addition to our ever-growing Artist Collective, as we are opening up our doors (and inboxes) to budding young artists and graphic designers who think they can bring something new to the Das Monk table.

This year's theme is "The Flipside", which can be interpreted however you want it to be. A few keywords to get the brain ticking are: The Other Side, Opposite, Upside Down, Inside Out, Reversed, Mirrors, Reflections, Symmetry, Parallel Worlds, Repetition, Illusions, Good vs Evil, Light vs Dark, Juxtaposition, Negative and Positive Space.

Entries close on March 31, and the winner (chosen by us) will receive $500US, a spot as part of our Artist Collective, and of course their very own Das Monk t-shirt which they designed.

To enter, follow the guidelines below:

1. Email us a low-res version of your artwork (max 1MB) to: theflipside@dasmonk.com.
2. Include a couple of sentences about yourself, including a website link if you have one.
3. A brief explanation of how it relates to the theme, "The Flipside".

Good luck!



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Shrink Wrap


Very cool but also very disturbing images of shrink-wrapped people by a Japanese artist known as Photographer Hal.




Via Bumbumbum

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