This December, Subtext invites you to come experience a post nuclear world of skewed reality by San Diego’s own Matt Stallings. In After the Bomb Popped, Stallings has conceived an altered world where candy and popsicles have come to life. Icons of pop culture are turned upside down and inside out. Michael Jackson has become a monkey, Mickey Mouse is now a pig, polar bears are hunted for their Icee juice, — there’s even a chocolate Jesus. For his first solo exhibition at Subtext, Matt (interviewed here)has created an all but normal body of pop surrealism at it’s finest.
After the Bomb Popped
New Works by Matt Stallings
December 11th – January 10th, 2010
Opening Reception with the Artist: Friday, December 11th, 6-10pm
Live Music in the Courtyard at 8pm by Illuminauts, Treasure Mammal, & Jamuel Saxon
Here is something that concerns us all, reported by NY Times’ Media Decoder blog: the Federal Trade Commission has initiated its first in a series of Exploring Privacy roundtable discussions in Washington D.C. What’s that? Seems to be a “fact finding mission” to uncover current data collection practices in social networking, cloud computing, online behavioral advertising and mobile marketing. They are examining tactical changes and PR initiatives, looking into whether or not our rights to privacy are being usurped or violated.
We will be following the presented facts and the FTC’s findings.
Patagonia does a great job promoting their lifestyle and the products that go along with it. This idea rings true with the latest flip book style catalogue of Fall 2009 Surf products.
First we went to Subtext’s blog to check out their word on Matt’s solo show, After the Bomb Popped, opening this Friday. They linked to his feature at Sezio.org, where Justin Skeesuck, Sean Kelley, Subtext’s Dylan Jones, and Don Hollis all ask Matt some questions. Then I looked up at the header of the Sezio.org site, and staring back at me is the same goat that is on the wall right behind my head. READ MORE
I don’t know when this started being a problem, but for some time now, certain web browsers have been showing the dotted line around links that you click/mousedown on. Usually that is fine, but sometimes, like with navigational links, the dotted line can really make for an eyesore. Luckily, it takes just a bit of CSS to clean it all up. READ MORE
The site went live a few months ago, but today we were able to put up a nice update for our Anti Hangover friends over at nohodrink.com. Their idea: “a refreshing drink that uses a simple principal, keep the body in balance.” Our ideas: an updated main navigation, prominent links to their Facebook and Twitter pages, better homepage real estate for their Newsletter Signup, a place to showcase all their Events & Nightlife, and more. READ MORE
The Internet has, the past decade, revolutionized the music industry, in the form of access, exposure, and distribution of music for bands across the world. Everything from peer-to-peer pirating, YouTube vids, iTunes, Facebook, and MySpace Music have helped to make bands find fans, gigs, and label deals.
Following this lead, music-themed social networking site The Banded launched recently with a new twist on encouraging hardcore user interaction… READ MORE
What Else Are You Going To Do At Dawn When There’s No Surf? I guess I’ll go take pictures of the Mission Beach roller coaster. The lighting was right, I had my camera with me and some time to kill. I’ve been keeping my camera by my side more since my recent purchase of a Nikon D40 SLR. As much as I design in photoshop, I’ve also been using it to subtly manipulate some of the shots I take. I’ve been playing with the washed out vintage effect and found a nice tutorial on how to achieve it. Thank you to ISO50 who posted photos by Jonathan Mutch who was kind enough to comment a little on his process of achieving a vintage effect using photoshop.