May 2011

Coldplay have announced they are to release a brand new single ‘Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall’ this Saturday (June 4). The band revealed the news on their official website this morning (May 31) and have said they will be streaming the new track from Friday (June 3). They have also put up the single’s lyrics and artwork.

The announcement ends a week in which the band have posted two cryptic updates, which are now revealed to have been lyrics from the new single.
Drummer Will Champion has also posted a message, which reads: “We’re about to play a bunch of summer festivals so it’s as good a time as any to put out a new song. ‘Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall’ will be available digitally on Friday 3rd June at 12pm (BST), except in the UK where it’ll come out on the stroke of midnight between Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th June. We’ll also stream it here on Friday and give it a run out at Rock Im Park.”

The Rock Im Park festival takes place this weekend in Nuremberg, Germany, with Coldplay headlining the Saturday night (June 4).
The band have not said whether ‘Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall’ will feature on their forthcoming fifth studio album. (via NME)

“Beautiful accidents can happen, but accident is not the basis for design excellence. Purposeful discovery followed by focused, skillful conceptualization and execution is the basis for design excellence.”


This is such a nice publication, with great illustrations from John Sibbick.

In his first collaboration with London-based publishers Nobrow, illustrator John Sibbick deftly displays his skill at rendering a huge range of wild animals with a pen.

Sibbick has been drawing animals for about 25 years and is probably best known for creating prehistoric landscapes abound with dinosaurs and other ancient beasts. He regularly produces a diverse range of meticulously researched creature illustrations for clients including National Geographic, Puffin Books, and London’s Natural History Museum. Here’s a look at his just-published Nobrow publication, Flesh and Bone: A Colouring Concertina.

You can open it out to see all ten panels (a whopping 136 cm wide) at once. Flip it over to see that each side contains exactly the same panoramic view of a host of creatures – only on one side the animals are as we would expect them to look should we encounter them in the wild and on the other, the animals are stripped of their environment, skin and flesh to just their skeletons.

“The concertina can be coloured in, left as is, read or folded out and displayed on your mantle peice,” say Nobrow, “It is a great gift for a kid as much as it is is for a student of nature, draghtsman in training, or any illustration afficionado.” (via Creative Review)



Here´s the first look at my favourite director David Fincher´s version of “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo”. Looks solid as always when Fincher is involved. This version will crack the original without no doubt.

“Technical skill is mastery of complexity, while creativity is mastery of simplicity.”

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