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The corporate logos of Kevin Bewersdorf

More writing, art, music, and products available on his website: Maximum Sorrow

PLUS:
Top 500 Reviewer for Amazon (nsfw)
Formerly of GEARt.e.k. Corporation
Soundtrack to LOL the Movie
Video for "Get This Party Slammin"
posted by Potomac Avenue (27 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite

 
It's a penis, penetrating a vagina.
posted by Xoebe at 12:51 PM on March 3, 2009


Clearly, these logos were 5,000 years in the making, and molded by the same elemental forces that shape the very cosmos.
posted by mattdidthat at 12:57 PM on March 3, 2009 [5 favorites]


You are educated logoless stupid.
posted by Krrrlson at 1:07 PM on March 3, 2009


Does this boil down to "crazy dude posts things to internet"?
posted by mrnutty at 1:07 PM on March 3, 2009 [1 favorite]


No, I think it's the right thread. In fact, I think Nowhere should the words "Leopard" and "Men's" collide should replace Everyone needs a hug.
posted by emelenjr at 1:14 PM on March 3, 2009 [1 favorite]


I AM MEDIOCRE
MEDIOCRITY IS IN ME


That's certainly one way of putting it.
posted by robself at 1:29 PM on March 3, 2009 [1 favorite]


A brief glance may invite snark, but have a look at the interview (linked from the artist's name):

A lot of artists these days, especially net artists ... want to do everything. At one time artists were content with specialization, like in making only stained glass windows or etchings all day long. Now it is more common for artists to want to tackle all the forms of expression that the net can carry -- the still image, the moving image, music, writing, design, and so on.... As net artists, we are pushing ourselves unsolicited on an already saturated marketplace. So I use my signature and various logos to point out the absurdity of this vanity, the struggle to give of yourself without becoming consumed with yourself.

Whether a net artist brands themself with a sparse list of links on a humble white field or with loud layers of noise and color or with contrived logos in a bland grid, they are constructing their own web persona for all to see. They are branding their self corporation.... these persona empires are the great artworks of our time, and they inspire me to keep building my own brand.

And Stock Photography Watermarks as the Presence of God is pretty funny.
posted by rory at 1:33 PM on March 3, 2009 [5 favorites]


This is either the best or the worst and I'm going to spend the the next hour finding out. Thanks for the post.
posted by Optimus Chyme at 1:35 PM on March 3, 2009


Needs more Helvetica.
posted by xthlc at 1:36 PM on March 3, 2009


His photos are good, too.
posted by rory at 1:40 PM on March 3, 2009


Needs batshitinsane tag.
posted by kldickson at 1:44 PM on March 3, 2009


I thought this was another timecube/pepsi logo at first but there is a lot of quality here particularly the stock photos. Great post.
posted by minifigs at 1:52 PM on March 3, 2009


this
posted by fleetmouse at 1:58 PM on March 3, 2009


This is either the best or the worst

best
posted by fleetmouse at 2:00 PM on March 3, 2009


My God. Lyndon LaRouche was right!
posted by ALongDecember at 2:03 PM on March 3, 2009


After further exploration: this is deeply mad and brilliant in ways that so few things are. It's bulldada without the drugs, focused into a brilliant white-hot laser aimed at a spinning mirror that is alternately blinding me and setting fire to things. I like it.
posted by xthlc at 2:04 PM on March 3, 2009


Repeat: "How many bands are there?"
posted by ericb at 2:16 PM on March 3, 2009


Some of his photos are actually quite good
posted by livingdots at 2:18 PM on March 3, 2009 [1 favorite]


Damn, Potomac Avenue. Serious thanks and damn. Here are some handy quotes for this product:

"This is the best at the sort of thing this is best at, to be sure."
"Makes most other Web comedy look like the pandering self-satisfied played out meme stinky Star Wars ninja pirate bullshit that it is."
"The Don DeLilo of online satire."
"I've never laughed so hard nor felt so empty."
posted by melissa may at 2:25 PM on March 3, 2009


The future is now.

livingdots, I'd say most of his photos are actually quite good. What a great little multimedia presence this guy has. Awesome find.
posted by mediareport at 2:26 PM on March 3, 2009


It's bulldada without the drugs

Except for that video where he wakes up, drinks beer, hits a bong, shaves his head and makes words out of his shorn hair on the bathroom floor.

That part appeared to involve drugs.
posted by longsleeves at 2:26 PM on March 3, 2009


Stock Photography Watermarks As The Presence of God

It just keeps getting better.
posted by mediareport at 2:32 PM on March 3, 2009


(sorry, rory got there first)
posted by mediareport at 2:33 PM on March 3, 2009


Bless you, for I too have now found enlightenment through the 4 sacred logos!
posted by fontophilic at 3:08 PM on March 3, 2009


longsleeves: OK, well, point.

What I was trying to say was that most attempts at bulldada consist of:
1) Get fucked up
2) Rant about something strange, laced with tired shtick that apes corporate speak or a sermon
3) ???
4) BOB!

...whereas this manages to be both deeply weird AND interesting. That's hard, and I applaud it.
posted by xthlc at 3:13 PM on March 3, 2009


meditation.gif - on his index page - is one of the most intense things I've ever seen, I think.
posted by soundofsuburbia at 3:17 PM on March 3, 2009 [1 favorite]


Hah! I linked to the GEARt.e.k. site back in 2005 but I stopped following Bewersdorf sometime during the whole LOL the movie thing. I like this.
posted by drumcorpse at 8:10 AM on March 5, 2009


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