The art of title

When you’re sitting in a movie theater on opening night clinching your $7 movie stub in your sweaty little hand, anxious for that long awaited summer blockbuster to start, you want to enjoy the entire movie; beginning to end (including opening and closing credits). So you know a movie was done right when even the opening titles give you a chill up your spine.

From 300 to Vertigo, listed in alphabetical order are the most creative titles to ever hit the big screen. This site is dedicated to all film junkies alike. If you’re looking for a quick design fix, head here. Enjoy!

Have You Sold Your Life Away Yet?

A Life for Sale

You may remember a post I did way back in March, How To Sell Your Entire Life, and I told you that I’d be doing a follow up on it once Ians’ auction for every single thing he owns goes up on eBay. Well, that day is today. You can visit A Life 4 Sale if you want all of the details on what this is about, or you can just go straight to the auction here. Ian will be updating his website after the auction as well, so keep an eye on it to find out how everything works out for him.

Who’s the Next Kanye? He’s Bo Yo!

I’ve always been a huge fan of underground rap, but this takes it to a whole new level. Bo Burnham is probably one of the greatest hip-hop artists of all time and I expect to see him at the top of the charts any day now. Check out his hilarious video below. You can also visit his YouTube channel for more videos and his Myspace page too.

R-rated educational shorts?

Snails gettin\' it on

What do you get when you mix a crazy actress, mating rituals of insects, and about a minute of film? Green Porno, of course!

Ms. Rossenllini dresses up in bizarre costumes (sort of like the ones your mother made for your elementary plays) acting out the strange mating rituals of insects. If you ever wondered how earthworms, fireflies, and snails got it on- here’s your chance! Be thoroughly entertained/disgusted here.

Out With Myspace, In With the Hoff

Hasselhoff
If you just can get enough of The Hoff, there’s a new online community built just for you. If you head on over to DavidHasselhoff.com, you get the extreme opportunity of a lifetime to create a profile, blog, upload photos, and try your hand in various contests all while constantly staring into Hasselhoffs’ face. How can you even think of passing something like this up.

Where Do You Get Inspiration?

Form Forty Five
I love design related articles, even if I’m not a great designer, which is the exact reason I need resources like this article titled “33 New Places to Get Design Inspiration,” and it’s not all just about design either, but content too. From logos and images to body content and typography, you’ll be able to keep your site interesting for years to come. I definitely recommend at least having a look. Pick one site and I’m sure you’ll find your next blog post.

What’s my line?

Are you an artist? Are you a writer? Have you had books published? Do you use your hands- like a pencil or typewriter? Are you a performer? Have you appeared on television? Yes. Now, who can I be talking about who does all this and more (with the exception of playing sports)? Salvador Dali, no less.

Take a look at this 9 minute clip from What’s My Line featuring the renowned artist. What an honor to meet Mr. Dali, huh?

Latest NIN Album Coming to Stores Soon

NIN The Slip

If you haven’t already downloaded and listened to the new, Nine Inch Nails album The Slip, you should do that right away. They’re giving it away digitally for free, so you might as well. And if you’re like me and you just have to physically own the CD case and inserts, the album has just been announced to be coming to stores on July 22.

The album will be released as a 2-disc set and will be limited to 200,000 copies which will be individually numbered and will also come with a bonus DVD performing the material during rehearsals. On top of that, there will be a 24 page booklet and stickers. If you want The Slip on vinyl, you’ll be able to pick it up on Aug. 4th internationally and Aug. 5th in the U.S. and Canada. There’s no need to rush over to the site and download the free version (though you should), because Trent Reznor promised that The Slip will stay free as a download for an indefinite amount of time.

Learn Every Cussword You Can Imagine

The guys in the video below sing a little ditty about every cuss word they know. There are quite a few too, but I can think of a few they missed. I guess the song is titled, “It’s Every Cuss Word We Know” not “Every Cuss Word Ever” so I’ll let it slide. Obviously this video shouldn’t be played out loud at work or anything, but it’s really funny so you should watch it at some point in your day.

Funkify yourself

Sketch of me

This is a cool little tool to funkify a picture of yourself to use for your myspace, facebook, twitter, plurk, digg, blogspot- so on and so forth, profile.

Feel free to sketch, cartoonize, warp and color yourself a new you. Enjoy!