Sometimes the online world reveals unsuspected parallel dimensions. This is an unknown restyle of Neural independently (and secretly as we never knew about it) made by NY-based Motion and Graphic Designer, Clarke Blackham. Very nicely made, perhaps only a bit glossier for the magazine’s line, it testifies once more how even your most familiar outcomes can have another life somewhere else.
The so-called Bastard Pop, or mesh-up, or plagiarist pop, that is, the art of freely remixing famous songs protected by copyright, is more and more practiced by musicians and hobbyists alike. ‘I created a Monster‘ is a powerful operation that, among other things, has created a double compilation, freely downloadable and complete with CD sleeves, and is trying to influence other systems as well as music. Subverting the usual mechanism, where the pop stars try to gain popularity and improve their public image by participating to benefit performances, usually more profitable to the show business than to the recipients, this group of bastard-pop artists has published this compilation to raise funds for Amnesty International’s War Child program, which supports the children victims of war. It’s an action that, once again, reveals the paradoxes of intellectual property and its use, this time perfectly made concrete.