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My name is Melissa. I grew up in Newfoundland, a little island off the east coast of Canada, and relocated to Montreal a few years back. I am part writer, part circus performer, part social worker, part musician, part dancer, part world traveler and, yes, part blogger. My favorite colour is gray, I'm vegetarian, and I drink coffee like only a true addict can. All of these parts come, mostly harmoniously, together, to form me. I hope you enjoy my posts.

Batman Returns with Batbus Ad Campaign

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Saskeah
March 25th, 2009

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When was the last time a superhero flew past your bus window? It’s a comic geek’s dream come true – and now, an ad campaign. ZDF German Television is using tour buses in Hamburg, Germany to advertise – that’s right – Batman. A figurine of the infamous superhero is attached to the outside of the bus, and as speed increases, the airstream lifts Batman to the level of the passenger window, as though he were flying in the distance. Advertisers seem to have neglected to notice that the original Batman character, unlike most superheros, does not possess any super-powers – including the ability to fly. Oops! [ Continue Reading ]

Baby from the Burning Hell

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Saskeah
March 24th, 2009

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On St. Patrick’s Day, The Burning Hell released their newest album, “Baby.” The Burning Hell are an unorthodox, avant-garde band with a humorous twist hailing from small-town Ontario. Depending on the night, the band features between one and thirteen people playing everything from lap steel to banjolele, from cello to synths. Their live shows vary greatly in style from night to night, venue to venue. As for the new album, Mathias Kom, the group’s frontman, says that if you liked the old one, you’ll probably hate the new one – it seems that Baby is a whole other world. And the name? “We’re all getting to that age where we’re thinking about breeding a lot,” Kom said, “and I guess that crept into the songwriting.”

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Photo Weaving

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Saskeah
March 23rd, 2009

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Photographer, cinematographer, and director Todd M. Duym recently used a time-lapse video of photo weaving in his first solo gallery show. The show, at grace-gallery in Vancouver, BC, featured a larger body of works, among which were several photo weaves using Duym’s own original photography. The technique creates a unique pixelized effect, although Duym hesitates to use this term, preferring, simply, “weaves” for his works. Although the video lasts only two minutes long, it shows the construction of a weave that took 20 hours in real time.

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Maxwell Lord

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Saskeah
March 22nd, 2009

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Graphic designer and illustrator Maxwell Lord (not to be confused with DC Comics’ businessman character) is a self-proclaimed detail freak. Hailing from Russia, Lord’s passion for perfection is obvious in his artwork. Although much of it seems to have been digitally produced, it is all done by hand. His style is fluid and urban, reminiscent of old-school tattoo artwork, but with a [ Continue Reading ]

Music To Draw To

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Saskeah
March 21st, 2009

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Montreal-based DJ Kid Koala spun to inspire last night at Théâtre Ste. Catherine in downtown Montreal. It was the first of three nights that the DJ will hold this special event, at which the $5 fee at the door bought participants five hours of live music as well as a cup of hot chocolate and a pencil. Participants were urged to bring their own art supplies of any size, shape, or genre, and Kid [ Continue Reading ]

Wax and Wool

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Saskeah
March 20th, 2009

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Macro photography, simply put, is the art of capturing extremely-close up images of a subject, any subject. It can be used to expose details unseen to the natural eye, to distort what we normally see in large scale, or to create something totally new out of various materials. Louise Loveridge is appealing to the little kid in all of us who sat at tables dipping our fingertips in melted wax from tealights. A relatively unknown artist, she has released a series of photographs constructed by dipping wool and other materials into wax and photographing them. Her created forms vary from being seemingly crystallic to fallic to insect-like, and the photos are an abstract treat for the eyes.

Freudenthal & Verhagen

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Saskeah
March 19th, 2009

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Freudenthal & Verhagen are a Dutch duo who’ve been working as a photographic and creative team for over 20 years. Both Carmen Freudenthal (photographer) and Elle Verhagen (stylist) graduated from Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam in 1988 and began working together shortly after. Since, this provocative pair have developed a shamelessly edgy style. Some of their [ Continue Reading ]

Introducing, Melissa.

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Saskeah
March 15th, 2009

My name is Melissa. I grew up in Newfoundland, a little island off the east coast of Canada, and relocated to Montreal a few years back. I am part writer, part circus performer, part social worker, part musician, part dancer, part world traveler and, yes, part blogger.  My favorite colour is gray, I’m vegetarian, and I drink coffee like only a true addict can. All of these parts come, mostly harmoniously, together, to form me. I hope you enjoy my posts.

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