music

The Vignelli Canon by john cheng

Last night I decided to read through a 96 page book published by the late Mas­simo Vignelli titled the Vignelli Canon. The book gives great details into Vignelli's methodology as well as revitalized and reminded me of my love for grids. The book is avail­able for free online in PDF for­mat and I highly recommend reading through it. It's a quick read, I promise!

Mac Lethal Mozart Rap by john cheng

Mac Lethal, a Kansas City rapper, received an email from a high school music teacher asking if he could write something that would be suitable for his students to listen to.

Dear Mr. Mac Lethal
My name is Mrs. Francine, I'm a 53 year old high-school music teacher, and I love your Youtube videos. The problem is, I can't play them for my students because they contain too many bad words. Would you consider making a fast rap video for my students, to inspire them to be great? With no bad words?
Sincerely,
Mrs. Francine
p.s. Do you like Mozart?

This is what Mac Lethal came up with...

626 Night Market by john cheng

Looking for something to do in Downtown LA tonight and tomorrow night? Head over to the DTLA 626 Night Market and show down on some food, visit me at my artist booth, and just have an all around good time. Visit 626 Night Market for more info or purchase your presale tickets at Eventbrite.

Disney 3D Prints Any Object as a Speaker by john cheng

Disney has always been on the forefront of innovation, in my opinion, to improve it's parks and create a better immersed experience for their clientele. 3D printing is definitely one of those tech innovations that is on a boom right now and Disney is using it to their advantage on many levels.

One of these studies includes printing any object as a speaker. Disney has developed a a 3D printing technology that can prints an entire surface of an object that will emit sound. That would mean any object that is created can essentially "talk."

You don't need to ask experts to speculate why Disney would think of creating such technology. Think about all of the Disney characters out there that can now be printed and talk to their consumer base directly without visible speakers or strategically placed speakers. The object itself can now be the speaker! Pretty cool if you ask me.

Noisli by john cheng

Many of my peers are extreme music lovers. They work, paint, and do tasks to music that they love. They know their artists forwards and backwards, but if you are like me, music is nice to have but is sometimes a distraction when working.

I personally love background noise that has no particular significance to keep me company. I hate dead silence, but I'm also uncomfortable in a setting with too much music. Noisli, is so far, perfect for my needs. Noisli has various background noises from nature that you can mix and match to create a setting best suited for you while you work. They also have an app coming soon. I can't wait! Productivity x9000!

The Dam Keeper Trailer by john cheng

The Dam Keeper is a short film by feature animation artists Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi. It tells the story of a young pig tasked with an important job, but everything changes when he meets a new classmate.

This is such an amazing looking film. I can't wait to see the actual film. Everything about it is just magnificent. Be sure to go to the website for more updates and process videos.