Shepard Fairey Paints Asbury Park [VIDEO]

World famous street artist, and Obey Propaganda founder Shepard Fairey was brought to Asbury Park, NJ by friend and gallery owner Jonathan LeVine. Fairey’s mission was to help bring life to the town in preparation for the All Tomorrow’s Parties music festival. This short documentary captures the artist at work, and speaks with him on some societal issues as well. Check it out right here, and let’s hear what you think.

How To Make It In America – Luis Guzman [VIDEO]

New York’s LES is a place like no other — hustlers, immigrants, rabbis and rockers but amidst the melting pot, one man stands alone — LUIS GUZMAN.

Check out this hilarious promo music video for How To Make It In America featuring cameos from: Mark Whalberg, Q-Tip, Asher Roth, Beiber, Pusha T, Pharrell, Terry Richardson, fellow stars of the show, and Duck Sauce themselves.

Wesley Townsend Kitten – The City [VIDEO]

Check out this awesome time lapse photography edit of San Francisco! Very impressive!

This timelapse is about a year in the making. I started sometime in June of 2010 and finished it on August 19, 2011. It wasn’t constant work of course, just working on it every now and then. I’d estimate I have invested anywhere between 250 and 300 hours on it. Most of this was time I spent walking, biking, or riding the bus to locations I was shooting. There are very few locations I used a car to get to. Total frame count is about 28,000 frames and 85 different shots. All the frames weren’t used in the final product as I edited down the clips. You will notice that some of the shots were shaky. San Francisco is a very windy city and even my heavy tripod couldn’t remain still. In hindsight I should have bought a different head. All photos were shot in JPEG and then some light editing in Lightroom. Compiled into .mov clips in Quicktime Pro and then all brought together in Final Cut Pro.

I started this project because there are so many people photographing the city that I wanted to capture it in a different way that most were not. Between the time I started and the time I finished, timelapses have become huge. It’s amazing to see what fellow artists can make with even the most basic equipment.

Urbanized [TRAILER]

Check out the trailer for Gary Hustwit’s new design film, Urbanized

Urbanized is a feature-length documentary about the design of cities, which looks at the issues and strategies behind urban design and features some of the world’s foremost architects, planners, policymakers, builders, and thinkers. Over half the world’s population now lives in an urban area, and 75% will call a city home by 2050. But while some cities are experiencing explosive growth, others are shrinking. The challenges of balancing housing, mobility, public space, civic engagement, economic development, and environmental policy are fast becoming universal concerns. Yet much of the dialogue on these issues is disconnected from the public domain.

Who is allowed to shape our cities, and how do they do it? Unlike many other fields of design, cities aren’t created by any one specialist or expert. There are many contributors to urban change, including ordinary citizens who can have a great impact improving the cities in which they live. By exploring a diverse range of urban design projects around the world, Urbanized frames a global discussion on the future of cities.

Obey Clothing – The Rise [VIDEO]

Founder of OBEY Clothing company, and one of the most well respected street artists of all time, Shepard Fairey, talks about how he got into street art, and some of the big influences on his career. Very cool short video. Check it out right here!

Real Scenes: Detroit [VIDEO]

When people think of The Motor City, Detroit, these days, the first thought that pops into their head is most likely negative. After all, Detroit has seen more than it’s fair share of trials and tribulations over the past 10-15 years. However, Resident Advisor’s Real Scenes series takes a look at The D through a different, more positive lens. This short documentary focuses on the city’s strong musical history, the transformation it has gone, and is still going through, and all of the different groups and cultures it ties together. If you can find the time, this is one piece that is worth watching. Check it out right here, and be sure to share your thoughts.

ALCHEMY Creative – 1971 Dodge Charger RT [VIDEO]

In this video, ALCHEMY Creative takes us to California to meet Marlowe Boyd, an engaging 71 year old collector.  Marlow has had his 1971 Dodge Charger RT for over 40 years now, and in this video, he discusses the importance of keeping old things in good condition.  He also shares why vintage cars mean so much to him and his generation.  Check out this cool video right here, and be sure to share your thoughts.