Monthly Archives: August 2009

Artist Spotlight: Jennifer Maestre

Source: says: To make the pencil sculptures, I take hundreds of pencils, cut them into 1-inch sections, drill a hole in each section (to turn them into beads), sharpen them all and sew them together. The beading technique I rely on most is peyote stitch. I’m inspired by animals, plants, other art, Ernst […]

Typography Spotlight: Sentinel

Source: Hoefler & Frere-Jones says: For everyone who’s ever wished Clarendons had italics, everyone whose favorite slab serif is shy a few weights, and everyone who’s ever needed a slab serif to thrive in text: we designed Sentinel for you. I say: Just look at those slabs, what an attractive multipurpose typeface! Reminds me […]

Neurosonics Audiomedical Lab

Source: Wins Communication Arts Webpick

Source: We here at Hooky have been honored by Communication Arts with a webpick in the digital category. Our thanks to everybody at David & Goliath. Go to to check out the site.

Artist Spotlight: Moldover

Source: says: Known to 400,000 YouTube viewers as “The Godfather of Controllerism”, Moldover has become the inspiration for a new generation of musicians and DJs. Famous for building, hacking and playing controllers with virtuosic skill, his dynamic performances transfuse new life into electronic music. With appearances on national television, coverage in major music […]

Air Guitar Champion: “The Awesome”

Source: I’m not sure if he won the competition or not, but he’s a winner in my book.

Artist Spotlight: Dave Kinsey

Source: says: Dave Kinsey was born in Pittsburgh in 1971 and attended the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and the Art Institute of Atlanta before moving to California in 1994 to pursue a career as a designer and fine artist. His work captures the universal essence of the human condition mainly through an energetic […]

Typography Spotlight: Sudtipos

Source: and Veer says: A brilliant typography collective from Argentina, Sudtipos is best known for the work of Alejandro Paul. When Paul pairs his OpenType mastery with his deep passion for calligraphy and South American sign painting, pure typographic magic happens. Sudtipos also features the work of several other professional designers, including Angel […]

Artist Spotlight: Themrock

Source: Themrock is Dirk Erik Shulz, a 26 year-old comic book artist from Germany. If I had this much steez at 26, I’d be a very happy person. His art is similar to John Kricfalusi, creator of Ren & Stimpy, but very unique in it’s own right. Make sure you check out the shark […]

Hooky Staff Picks: Dream Cars

Ben McMaster – 1959 Cadillac Cyclone Concept Car – I would add real jet engines and stealth mode. Dave Hays – 2003 Volkswagen Microbus Concept Car – I would pimp the shit out with a full video editing studio, game consoles, falt screens, etc. Black, tinted. Duh. Jon Ruppel – 1977 Pontiac Trans-Am – Stock […]

Mobile phones get cyborg vision

I am still on my Augmented Reality kick. I am searching for ideas and other applications for Augmented Reality. Acrossair is about to come out with a couple really interesting apps for the iPhone that utilize Augmented Reality: Here is a link to the original article I saw on BBC:

Augmented Reality 2.0 Future Of Interactivity

Augmented Reality is pretty cool, but it is about to get infinitely cooler. Currently in the prototype stages, this technology demo by researchers at the University of The Future Tokyo are using ultrasound technology to give holograms a solid feel. Sensors detect when you’re touching the hologram making the whole experience truly interactive. These interactive […]

Despicable Me

Source: A new animated feature from Universal, with Steve Carrell, Jason Segal, Will Arnett, Danny McBride, Kristen Wiig and Julie Andrews lending their voice talents. The film is produced by Chris Meledandri, whom is responsible for the first two Ice Age films, and Horton Hears a Who. I couldn’t find an embeddable copy of […]

Hooky Staff Reviews: GI JOE

The Hooky team got together over the weekend and watched GI JOE: The Rise of Cobra. Here is everyone’s one-line review of the flick. Ben McMaster:  It was Team America without the sex, but still total awesomeness. James Kohn:  Weak story, weaker sub plots, lame dialogue, poorly written, action packed adventure with impressive special effects. […]

Hooky Staff Picks: 2008 Movies

Source: Dave Hays 1. Kung Fu Panda 2. Tropic Thunder 3. Cadillac Records 4. Slumdog Millionaire 5. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Tarrah Morris Barbour 1. Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian 2. Madagascar 3. WALL•E 4. Kung Fu Panda 5. Mamma Mia Ben Hays 1. WALL•E 2. Kung Fu Panda 3. Burn After […]

Major Lazer – Pon De Floor

Source: Eric Wareheim from Adult Swim’s “Tim & Eric Awesome Show:  Great Job!” latest music video for Major Lazer. Wareheim has also directed incredibly unique music videos for MGMT, Ben Folds, and The Bird and the Bee. Warning: This video is a bit spicy at parts.

FOUND: License Plates

Source: Driving around west Los Angeles.