22 4 / 2014

lacienegasmiled:

Demo of Beat It composed using only Michael Jackson’s voice

As Jackson couldn’t fluently play any instruments, he would sing and beatbox out how he wanted his songs to sound by himself on tape, layering the vocals, harmonies and rhythm before having instrumentalists come in to complete the songs.

One of his engineers Robmix on how Jackson worked: “One morning MJ came in with a new song he had written overnight. We called in a guitar player, and Michael sang every note of every chord to him. “here’s the first chord first note, second note, third note. Here’s the second chord first note, second note, third note”, etc., etc. We then witnessed him giving the most heartfelt and profound vocal performance, live in the control room through an SM57. He would sing us an entire string arrangement, every part. Steve Porcaro once told me he witnessed MJ doing that with the string section in the room. Had it all in his head, harmony and everything. Not just little eight bar loop ideas. he would actually sing the entire arrangement into a micro-cassette recorder complete with stops and fills.”

I would reblog this a thousand times.

(Source: harrattanparhar, via bigredrobot)

21 4 / 2014

21 4 / 2014

21 4 / 2014

actegratuit:

Considered amongst the most prestigious shoes a woman can slide her feet into, the creations of Christian Louboutin are, for many, the epitome of stylish and luxurious footwear. For the past six years, the brand has created its campaigns in collaboration with American photographer Peter Lippmann, a celebrated still-life photographer known for his painterly and atmospheric images. (We featured their collaboration back in 2009, with a campaign that was inspired by Flemish 17th century still-life painting.)

21 4 / 2014


Portrait of a Woman of the Hofer Family (detail), Anonymous, ca. 1470

Portrait of a Woman of the Hofer Family (detail), Anonymous, ca. 1470

(Source: sforzinda, via nascent-1)

21 4 / 2014

design-is-fine:

John Maeda, evolution of the Shiseido 30-year anniversary poster, 1995. © John Maeda, 2005

The sketches took around 1 month to develop. The final work is composed of a square that represents the evolution of the commercial films … Read more: maedastudio

21 4 / 2014

jason-sims asked: Thanks for the welcome back. I'm a Tumblr-dummy so I didn't know how to respond in the comments.

I just happened to notice a little speech bubble button that I had never seen before at the bottom of the post. I’m not sure I would know how to respond to a comment, either. Hope your Lenten season was good.

20 4 / 2014

design-is-fine:

Yusaku Kamekura, poster artwork for World Expo’70 Osaka, 1970. Japan. Source

design-is-fine:

Yusaku Kamekura, poster artwork for World Expo’70 Osaka, 1970. Japan. Source

17 4 / 2014

actegratuit:

Shania McDonagh is 16 years old and she has been winning the Irish Texaco Children’s Art Competition since 2011 with her hyperrealistic drawings.

firist picture this year winner, Coleman 

(Source: repubblica.it)

17 4 / 2014

justgo-up:

thousands of flower petals covering a town, blasted from a neighboring volcano, in Costa Rica.

photographer Nick Meek.

(via bigredrobot)