the kaleidoscope of alex

Random thoughts, art and design, personal blog.

Heartbreak.

I can’t sleep. I can’t sleep. I can’t sleep. So much heartache. The unacceptable excuses. Out of sudden you treated me like this. So cold. So pain. I’m so sorry for the harsh words. I just can’t control myself over unfair treatment. I always thought that you are the one. The moment that we’ve spent together. I always thought that I could finally live a normal life. But it all turned out a lies. I hate you. I miss you.

Why bother if the person that you care about doesn’t give a damn about you anymore? You have to fucking move on already..

Before the world ends for me, I wanna post this. I never post my real personal stuff on the internet. Like, never…..So, this is my best friend. Her name is Rennae, we know for each other quite a while, friendship for 6 years to be exact. We always never run out of topics, had a good laugh together, listening to each other’s problems, inspiring each other, understanding and learning each other, I’m more than happy when she finally turn out not only my best friend, and she’s my lover too. I can’t wait to have a long adventure with this girl. It’s sure gonna be fun. With all the promises we’ve made, every little things that we share and appreciate, I always wanted to tell the world so much on how I am deeply in love with this girl. It just that the time is not right yet. Now I just feel like there is no time for right time. So I might as well post it.

Before the world ends for me, I wanna post this. I never post my real personal stuff on the internet. Like, never…..So, this is my best friend. Her name is Rennae, we know for each other quite a while, friendship for 6 years to be exact. We always never run out of topics, had a good laugh together, listening to each other’s problems, inspiring each other, understanding and learning each other, I’m more than happy when she finally turn out not only my best friend, and she’s my lover too. I can’t wait to have a long adventure with this girl. It’s sure gonna be fun. With all the promises we’ve made, every little things that we share and appreciate, I always wanted to tell the world so much on how I am deeply in love with this girl. It just that the time is not right yet. Now I just feel like there is no time for right time. So I might as well post it.

(Add your hipster line here.) #lines #shapes #graphic #abstract #triangular

(Add your hipster line here.) #lines #shapes #graphic #abstract #triangular

http://instagram.com/p/mVktzoP3j3/

2 weeks ago

Obscuring The Highlights: An Interview With Designer Nick Steinhardt

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BY JORDAN MAINZER

You might know musician Nick Steinhardt from the band Touché Amoré, but he’s a designer by trade. Steinhardt works for Smog Design, a design firm who specializes in print, typography, photography, and packaging. He also designed the cover artwork for one of the most critically acclaimed albums of the year: Sunbather by San Francisco black metal titans Deafheaven. However, the pink and white minimal album art (in conjunction with the actual music) has gained a lot of attention for its radical departure from the black metal aesthetic.

I spoke with Steinhardt about his design for Sunbather's cover art and packaging as well as his process, design philosophy, and some of his other work. You can read the transcript, edited for length and clarity, below. All packaging photos are by Kevin Luong.

Jordan Mainzer: For how long have you been doing album art?

Nick Steinhardt: I started doing it out of default with my high school band because I had a little of an art background. My first professional job was in 2005. Now, I do all of the artwork for Touché Amoré

JM: How did you get in contact with Deafheaven?

NS: We played their first show in L.A. It went really well, so I invited them to hang out in L.A., and we’ve been good friends since then.

JM: How did the idea for the Sunbather cover come about?

NS: George and I were brainstorming for a while while Deafheaven was writing [Sunbather]. He sent me the cover for Pulp’s We Love Life, which had a simple typographic cover. It’s like 19th century Victorian type. That was the inspiration for doing something more minimal. I ran with that theme and did a lot of research. When I’m working on a project, I do a lot of research and collect references, and that leads my mind to think where things should go aesthetically. The key of the idea came from that.

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He sleeps 16 hours a day. Wish I can be a cat. Worry free. #catsofinstagram #sleepingcat #fatcat #肥猫 #vscocam  #vsco

He sleeps 16 hours a day. Wish I can be a cat. Worry free. #catsofinstagram #sleepingcat #fatcat #肥猫 #vscocam #vsco

Like I give a shit. #catsofinstagram #fatcat #猫 #肥猫 #ninelives #eightlives

Like I give a shit. #catsofinstagram #fatcat #猫 #肥猫 #ninelives #eightlives

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Gonna miss this little dude. #vscocam #vsco #catsofinstagram #yawningcat #fatcat #shfkamenrider #shf #riderkick #肥猫 #打呵欠 #somanyhashtagsandidontcare #macbookpro