But what if you simply get rid of the lengthy self-summaries, boring introductions, and favorite films? Online dating has its newest “let’s cut to the chase” app, and it isn’t completely sketchy either. Enter Tinder, a geolocated game of Hot or Not for your phone. Remember Hot or Not? (Even a young and mischievous Mark Zuckerberg put together his own version, called Facemash at Harvard in 2006.)
At first sight, Grizzly Bear’s latest video, “Gun-Shy,” directed by Kris Moyes as a kind of science-y meditation where the band’s creativity comes from, had that crisp color corrected HD feel that every new music video has. A little extra saturation, some grass that’s more Key Lime than Kentucky Blue. Sometimes it feels like video directors are hanging at the mercy of the +CONTRAST button in the Instagram app. When will there ever be enough grit, enough contrast, enough of enough going on in a little square cellphone pic?
- by Daniel Stuckey
After some forty-plus years, the livery and branding of American Airlines—that seemingly immortal fixture of tarmacs around the globe—has changed. The new design seems to refer to American’s OneWorld partner, British Airways, at least in terms of tail design. But really, how much more creative can one get with the same old red white and blue? As displeased as longtime AA fanboys might be the new paint job (points to self), it nevertheless arrives at an interesting, if not serendipitous moment for the airline industry.
-by Daniel Stuckey