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Thursday, September 30, 2010

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Colored Version of Aggyness Deyn.
Adjusted in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Vectorize in Adobe Illustrator CS4

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

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TITLE : BUFFON
SOFTWARE : Corel Draw X4


Tuesday, September 28, 2010

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I created this artwork for a TV show on Metro TV, where the main speaker was Richard Branson.

Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson (born 18 July 1950) is a British industrialist, best known for his Virgin Group of over 360 companies.

At age 16, Branson had his first successful business venture, publishing a magazine called Student. In 1970, he set up an audio record mail-order business. In 1972, he opened a chain of record stores, Virgin Records, later known as Virgin Megastores. Branson's Virgin brand grew rapidly during the 1980s—as he set up Virgin Atlantic Airways and expanded the Virgin Records music label.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

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2010-04-14 - CAT STEVENS [BROWN] 2010-04-20 - CAT STEVENS - YUSUF ISLAM 2010-04-18 - CAT STEVENS ON BLACK
 

WPAP INFO
TITLE : CAT STEVENS – YUSUF ISLAM
CREATOR : TONI AGUSTIAN
CREATED DATE :
PUBLISH DATE : 2010-04-14,18,20
SOFTWARE : COREL DRAW X5 PORTABLE

Yusuf Islam (born Steven Demetre Georgiou; 21 July 1948 in London, England), originally and commonly known by his former stage name Cat Stevens, is a British musician. He is a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, educator, philanthropist, and prominent convert to Islam.

2010-04-21 - CAT STEVENS 2His early 1970s record albums Tea for the Tillerman and Teaser and the Firecat were both certified as Triple Platinum by the RIAA in the United States; his 1972 album Catch Bull at Four sold half a million copies in the first two weeks of release alone and was Billboard's number-one LP for three consecutive weeks. He has also earned two ASCAP songwriting awards in consecutive years for "The First Cut Is the Deepest", which has been a hit single for five different artists.

WPAP INFO
TITLE : CAT STEVENS – YUSUF ISLAM #2
CREATOR : TONI AGUSTIAN
CREATED DATE :
PUBLISH DATE : 2010-04-21
SOFTWARE : COREL DRAW X5 PORTABLE

Stevens converted to Islam at the height of his fame, in December 1977, and adopted his Muslim name, Yusuf Islam, the following year. In 1979, he auctioned all his guitars away for charity and left his music career to devote himself to educational and philanthropic causes in the Muslim community. He has been given several awards for his work in promoting peace in the world, including 2003's World Award, the 2004 Man for Peace Award, and the 2007 Mediterranean Prize for Peace. In 2006, he returned to pop music with his first album of new pop songs in 28 years, entitled An Other Cup. He now goes professionally by the single name Yusuf. His newest album, Roadsinger, was released on 5 May 2009. 

Early life (1948–1965)

Steven Georgiou was the third child of a Greek-Cypriot father, Stavros Georgiou (b. 1900), and a Swedish mother, Ingrid Wickman (b. 1915). He has an older sister, Anita, and brother, David. The family lived above Moulin Rouge, the restaurant that his parents operated on the north end of Shaftesbury Avenue, a short walk from Piccadilly Circus in the Soho theatre district of London. All family members worked in the restaurant. His parents divorced when he was about 8 years old, but they continued to maintain the family restaurant and live above it.

WPAP INFO
WPAP TITLE: YUSUF ISLAM aka CAT STEVENS
CREATOR: TONI AGUSTIAN
CREATED DATE: 2010-09-13
SOFTWARE: COREL DRAW X5 PORTABLE

Although his father was Greek Orthodox and his mother a Swedish Lutheran, Georgiou was sent to a Catholic school, St. Joseph Roman Catholic Primary School in Macklin Street, which was closer to his father's business on Drury Lane. Georgiou developed an interest in piano at a fairly young age, eventually using the family baby grand piano to work out the chords, since no one else there played well enough to teach him. Inspired by the popularity of The Beatles, at age 15 he extended his interest to the guitar, convinced his father to pay £8 for his first instrument, and began playing it and writing songs. He would escape at times from his family responsibilities to the rooftop above their home, and listen to the tunes of the musicals drifting from just around the corner; from Denmark Street, which was then the centre of the British music industry. Later, Stevens has emphasized that the advent of West Side Story in particular affected him, giving him a  "different view of life", he said in 2000, on a VH1 Behind the Music programme. With interests in both art and music, he and his mother travelled to Gävle, Sweden, where he started developing his drawing skills after being influenced by his uncle Hugo Wickman, a painter.

He attended other local West End schools, where he says he was constantly in trouble, and did poorly in everything but art. He was called "the artist boy" and mentions that "I was beat up, but I was noticed". He went on to take a one-year course of study at Hammersmith School of Art, as he considered a career as a cartoonist. Though he enjoyed art (his later record albums would feature his original artwork on his album covers), he wanted to establish a musical career and began to perform originally under the stage name "Steve Adams" in 1965 while at Hammersmith. At that point, his goal was to become a songwriter.  Among the musicians who influenced him were Bob Dylan, Nina Simone, blues artists Leadbelly and Muddy Waters, John Lennon, Biff Rose (who played on his first album), Leo Kottke, and Paul Simon. He also wanted to emulate composers who wrote musicals, like Ira Gershwin and Leonard Bernstein. In 1965 he signed a publishing deal with Ardmore & Beechwood and cut several demos, including "The First Cut Is the Deepest".

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YUSUF ISLAM 4 X WPAP INFO
WPAP TITLE: YUSUF ISLAM aka CAT STEVENS
CREATOR: TONI AGUSTIAN
CREATED DATE: 2010-09-13
SOFTWARE: COREL DRAW X5 PORTABLE

MICHAEL STIPE - REM 5 X REM 3 X WPAP INFO
WPAP TITLE: MICHAEL STIPE [REM]
CREATOR: TONI AGUSTIAN
CREATED DATE: 2010-09-11
SOFTWARE: COREL DRAW X5 PORTABLE

TIM ARMSTRONG 4 X WPAP INFO
WPAP TITLE: TIM ARMSTRONG [RANCID]
CREATOR: TONI AGUSTIAN
CREATED DATE: 2010-09-12
SOFTWARE: COREL DRAW X5 PORTABLE

HANS ZIMMER 003 X FB WPAP INFO
WPAP TITLE: HANS ZIMMER
CREATOR: TONI AGUSTIAN
CREATED DATE: 2010-09-10
SOFTWARE: COREL DRAW X5 PORTABLE

2010-09-04 - AUSTIN POWERS YELLOW  Austin Powers 05 CDRX FB Austin Powers 04 CDRX FB WPAP INFO
WPAP TITLE: AUSTIN POWERS in WPAP
CREATOR: TONI AGUSTIAN
CREATED DATE: 2010-09-04
SOFTWARE: COREL DRAW X5 PORTABLE

Jonny Greenwood - #4 4-3 Jonny Greenwood - #3 CDR10 WPAP INFO
WPAP TITLE: JONNY GREENWOOD [RADIOHEAD]
CREATOR: TONI AGUSTIAN
CREATED DATE: 2010-08-09
SOFTWARE: COREL DRAW X5 PORTABLE

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Software yang dibutuhkan :
COREL DRAW  atau ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR atau INKSCAPE
atau software berbasis Kurva/Vector
Tingkat Kesulitan:
Menengah
 


Untuk lebih praktisnya tutorial dalam bentuk Jpeg yg jauh lebih  mudah dipahami bisa di download langsung disini :






LANGKAH #1


Buat garis-garis dasar mengikuti batas-batas perbedaan pada wajah [gelap-terang, perbedaan warna, perbedaan intensitas, dll]
buat hanya berupa garis lurus, jangan ada kurva bengkok atau derajat yg nanggung.
kerjakan bagian yg susah dulu misalnya mata dan bibir



LANGKAH #2


Untuk sementara isi [fill] bagian-bagian tersebut dengan warna sesuai photo, pilih warna yg paling dominan dalam area tersebut. gunakan color picker dan paint bucket untuk operasi ini.
agar tidak membingungkan setelah satu bagian selesai dengan membentuk kurva bisa langsung di “fill” saja menggunakan Paint Bucket atau Smart Fill Tool.



LANGKAH #3


setelah selesai mengisi semuanya garis-garis kurva bisa dibuang.
dalam tahap ini apabila karakter sudah mirip dengan foto aslinya berarti WPAP sementara ini sudah berhasil

coba perhatikan antara foto asli dengan pemilihan pembidangan kotak yg sudah dibuat. sebab di bagian inilah yg sangat menentukan kemiripan WPAP dengan karakter aslinya.


LANGKAH #4


tahap terakhir adalah pewarnaan. gunakanlah warna-warna yg memberontak atau berbeda dengan warna aslinya, sebab kecenderungan popart adalah keluar dari jalur kewajaran. lebih bertabrakan warna-warna yg anda buat, lebih kuat kesan pop dan WPAP-nya.

dalam tahap ini warnailah dulu bagian-bagian shadow [gelap], berikutnya hilite dan yg terakhir midtone.
sebenarnya tidak ada urutan khusus, anda juga bisa memulainya dari warna bagian manapun sejauh pewarnaannya masih dalam kapasitas lokasi dimana area warna itu berada. misalnya midtone harus tetap berada di midtone, shadow pun demikian.
apabila terjadi ketidakmiripan dalam step ini berarti bisa jadi anda telah salah dalam mewarnainya. gak usah bingung. coba warnai kembali dengan masih melihat foto aslinya atau WPAP yg setengah jadi di step #3 [yg masih berwarna asli seperti foto].




Bagian terakhir yg enggak kalah penting yaitu upload dan di share dengan WPAPers untuk di kritik, masukan dan comments agar WPAP yg telah anda buat bisa dikembangkan lagi dan diketahui setiap kekurangan dan kelebihannya. sekaligus juga biar WPAP anda bisa dikenal dan dinikmati semua orang... ia udah..yang penting coba dulu saja ya, Bravo!

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SEMOGA SAMPLE INI BISA BERMANFAAT WALAUPUN SEBENARNYA GAMBAR YG DITUNJUKKAN KURANG BEGITU BENAR DAN MEYAKINKAN
[ BY TONI AGUSTIAN 2010-06-28 ]
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HERE ARE THE STEPS OF HOW I MADE THIS SHAKIRA…

HOPE WILL USEFULL FOR U.

[ VERSI BAHASA INDONESIA KLIK DISINI! ]

BY TONI AGUSTIAN | POPBOXWPAP.BLOGSPOT.COM
The Requirements: COREL DRAW, I SUGGEST COREL DRAW X5 OR AT LEAST X4 WHICH IS THE SMART FILL TOOL ARE ALREADY AVAILABLE + WITH THE PICKER TOOL IN IT

step 000

First, choose the photo you want and bring it to the Corel Draw window, you can use import or just drag the picture to Corel’s window. resize it so fit to the paper template. adjust the brightness and contras or anything you want to make this picture better. then after you done with all those stuff, lock this picture by “right click –> lock”… and you ready for the next step.
to unlock just right click the locked image and click unlock.
step 001
freehandtoolusing the “freehand tool“ make the connected line on every different aspect of the photo. those aspect are [ brightness, the colors differences, saturations, etc..] or you can improve the line by yourself. those lines must be connected because we’ll fill them with the color using the paint bucket or the smart fill tool. if not then the color will leak to the neighborhood area. to avoid leaking press “ALT+Z” its a shortcut to “Snap to Object”, so whenever you got close to a point it’ll be snapped. press that shortcut again to turn it off.
try this step on a hardest area first like the eyes. and enough with that part for a while to take the next step….
step 001 #3
smartfilltool in this steps we’ll use so many actions using this fancy “Smart Fill Tool” from Corel. okay, now click on this tool –> then click on the color box on the property bar  and click color picker, next pick the color from the area you already blocked with lines, take the colorpickmost dominant color in that area. after picking the color the tool will change automatically to a bucket fill tool, so click it on that are where you pick that color and viola… if its not leak than you’ve made it to fill a block.
after you’ve done creating all the blocks using smart fill tool then the next step is to delete all the curve lines you’ve made on the earlier step, it’ll be hard to select it one by one, I have a much better way to select it all:
Click edit menu –> Find and Replace –> Find Objects… then the Find Objects Dialog appear. click begin to search and next –> click the Fill tab which is on the top of the dialog box –> Pick No Fill and  press the next –> finish button –> now click Find All… and program will automatically find all the objects without fill.
after all objects are selected you delete them all at once by pressing delete on the keyboard.

SHAKIRA WAKA-WAKA 001 #4 CDR 10 small
after you’ve done picking and pouring the colors to all the blocks you’ve made. than the next step is the hardest one. its “changing the colors”. first, duplicate the picture you’ve made and make it a bitmap so it won’t be a burden to your processor. why duplicate?… read next!.. in this step I can’t explain too much. all you have to do are improvise, choose the colors whatever you want as long as still in the basic lightness area. what i meant is… the shadow color remain the shadow, the highlight color remain bright, and so on… keep coloring while still watching the duplicated picture from the previous step so you won’t be missed. do it till done, I suggest you to pick the rebel colors to push more pop art effect to this picture. try not to use the body natural colors like skin colors. Otherwise it won’t called a pop art.
the final step is making the nice layout to the picture you’ve made like placing a backgrounds, text or anything you want as long as it don’t break the beauty of the image you’ve  made. I suggest you use the simple font to combine with this WPAP style.
okay, I wish this simple tutorial will help! :)
if anything goes wrong or you face against the wall [ stuck]  then you can contact me here of by my facebook. just click me toni agustian and ask me there!
TUTORIAL BY : TONI AGUSTIAN DATE CREATED : 2010-06-22 SOFTWARE : COREL DRAW X5 PORTABLE  

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

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We Need Something Just For Fun

Kegiatan seni dan desain sangat dekat dengan kesenangan juga dekat dengan kejenuhan. Di tengah kejenuhan berkarya mendesain, menggambar, mengomik, mengartun kadang memerlukan something fresh alias new style walopun untuk sekedar bersenang-senang. Menyenangkan klien emang perlu tapi kita juga butuh senang-senang tanpa meninggalkan kegiatan berkarya.
The answer is wpap, gayanya yang simpel n warna2 yang meriah membuat orang penasaran n pasti ujung2nya pengen nyoba n yang lebih ujung lagi ketagihan. Kadang2 sesuatu yang terlalu sempurna seperti gambar realis mengundang jenuh. Tidak ada yang bisa dirasakan selain bagus dan prefect. Kesempurnaan sebuah karya memang menjamin banyaknya perhatian, tapi tidak menjamin banyaknya orang2 yang akan mengikuti aliran itu. Karena sebuah karya memerlukan tidak hanya memerlukan penikmat tapi juga memerlukan pengikut untuk kelangsungan aliran yang sedang dikembangkan. Bagus belum tentu menarik. Namun wpap seolah olah menyabet semua label yang patut sematkan dalam sebuah karya. Simpel, menarik bagi segala umur, mudah diikuti, dan peka jaman. Kalo dibandingkan dari yang semula bernama FMB hingga WPAP, kesan yang didapat tetap sama, pekajaman. Terbukti pada karya2 Pakde Wedha yang beberapa tahun yang lalu di upload ulang pada tahun ini di Facebook kesannya tetap sama simpel n modern, tidak ada kesan kuno dalam karyanya. Cocok buat orang-orang yang berjiwa muda, terbukti sang penciptanya walaupun usianya sudah menginjak kepala 5 tapi semangatnya masih saja
gak ada matinye, dan bisa jadi itu karena WPAP. :P
So kesimpulannya, akhirnya seorang dweeimoet yang dulunya karyanya kekartun kartun sekarang tampaknya jatuh cinta dengan pop art yang bermerek WPAP. WPAP itu seru, tampaknya susah ternyata mudah, tampaknya mudah ternyata susah, tapi yang penting ada rasa menikmati ketika membuat WPAP kemudian share ke orang lain, diapresiasi oleh orang lain, dikritik, dipuji (walopun pujian itu tidak 100 persen benar), yang jelas ada kenikmatan tersendiri karena dalam wpap tidak hanya berkarya tapi juga bersaudara.
This is My First WPAP, memilih tokoh yang unik ato tokoh idola ato tokoh yang inspiratif juga berpengaruh dalam semangat berkarya. Seperti Jack Sparrow
the limited edition people, yang selalu bikin penasaran, n akhirnya jadi penasaran, gmn jadinya wujudnya dalam WPAP, n taraaaaa beginilah jadinya tetep sangar dengan warna warni yang meriah... sayangnya banyak garis yang belum tegas, kata para master. But masih banyak kesempatan memperbaiki selagi masih ketagihan. So guys, Why Dont You Try to Make WPAP??

Sumber : Jarekudewe.com
Software : Corel Draw X4


Sunday, September 19, 2010

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CREATOR : NAJEEB
CREATED DATE : 07-2010
SOFTWARE : ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR


Part 1 – Preparation & Faceting


Part 2 – Coloring & Finishing


Wednesday, September 8, 2010

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2010-09-07 - STEVEN TYLER ORANGE

WPAP INFO
WPAP TITLE: STEVEN TYLER ON ORANGE
CREATOR: NAJEEB
CREATED DATE: 2010-08-30
SOFTWARE: COREL DRAW X5 PORTABLE


Tuesday, September 7, 2010

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PAMERAN WPAP (WEDHA'S POP ART PORTRAIT) POP ART ASLI INDONESIA
Alhamdulillah...akhirnya 19 file berisi ribuan pendaftar bisa dikerucutkan menjadi folder ini. Terima kasih buat teman2 yang berkontribusi di sini, selamat kepada yang lolos, dan tetap semangat bagi yang be...lum lolos. Next chapter sudah menunggu di depan mata, jadi, bersiaplah lagi untuk membuat karya baru yang lebih dahsyat !! Bravo WPAP ! – [ COMMENT BY SUNGGING]

 2010-09-08 - PESERTA PAMERAN #1

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POSTER A3 REVISI kirim

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CREATOR : GUNAWAN S.


Saturday, September 4, 2010

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JACK JOHNSON WPAP 2_05 4-3JACK JOHNSON WPAP 2_03 CDR10 SMALL

WPAP INFO
WPAP TITLE: JACK JOHNSON #2
CREATOR: TONI AGUSTIAN
CREATED DATE: 2010-08-30
SOFTWARE: COREL DRAW X5 PORTABLE

CREATOR COMMENTARY :

ALWAYS LOVE HIM AND HIS SONG. REALLY RELAXING AND BEAUTIFUL LYRICS.. I ESPECIALLY LOVE “TALK OF THE TOWN” SO MUCH…


Jack Hody Johnson (born May 18, 1975) is a singer-songwriter, surfer, filmmaker and musician known for his work in the soft rock and acoustic genres. In 2001, he achieved commercial success after the release of his debut album, Brushfire Fairytales. He has since released four more albums, a number of EPs and surfing movies/soundtracks. He is also known for organizing an annual event, the Kōkua Festival. He currently has sold 8 million albums worldwide. His highest–selling album is Sing-A-Longs and Lullabies for the Film Curious George, with 4 million albums shipped worldwide, due to the success of the 2006 Curious George film. He resides in Hawaii.

Johnson was born and raised on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii. The son of well-known surfer Jeff Johnson, he took an interest in the sport from a young age - he began surfing at the age of 5. At 17, he became the youngest invitee to make the surfing finals at the Pipeline Masters on Oahu's north shore. One week later, however, his brief stint as a professional surfer ended when he suffered a surfing accident at the Pipeline that put over 150 stitches in his forehead and knocked a few of his teeth out.

Jack Johnson graduated from Kahuku High School on the North Shore of Oahu. He attended the University of California, Santa Barbara, and graduated with a degree in film.

While in college, he developed his passion for music, and played rhythm guitar for the party band Soil (not to be confused with the Heavy Metal band Soil). Johnson credits his songwriting influences as Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Radiohead, Otis Redding, G. Love and Special Sauce, Nick Drake, Ben Harper, The Beatles, Bob Marley, Neil Young, and A Tribe Called Quest.

Career

Johnson's professional career began after befriending G. Love on a day of surfing. G. Love would later record Johnson's song "Rodeo Clowns" for his 1999 album Philadelphonic. Johnson sang and played on the track, and it became the first single from the album.
Johnson then co-directed Thicker Than Water, a documentary surf film released in 2000. He also composed the accompanying soundtrack.
2010-05-09 - JACK JOHNSON ON WHITE  Johnson's four-track music demo soon caught the ear of Ben Harper's producer, J. P. Plunier, who worked with Johnson on his debut album Brushfire Fairytales in early 2001 with Harper and his Weissenborn lap steel guitar making a guest appearance. Brushfire Fairytales was released on February 1, 2001.
In 2002, Johnson, along with his wife Kim and friend Emmett Malloy, created Brushfire Records (originally as The Moonshine Conspiracy Records) to release soundtracks for surf films made by The Moonshine Conspiracy (now Woodshed Films), of which Johnson was a part.

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WPAP TITLE: JACK JOHNSON #1 ON WHITE 
CREATOR: TONI AGUSTIAN
CREATED DATE: 2010-05-09
SOFTWARE: COREL DRAW X5 PORTABLE

He directed and starred in the surf film The September Sessions, released in December 2002. The soundtrack also featured Johnson.
Johnson went back into the studio with Adam Topol (drums, percussion) and Merlo Podlewski (bass), who played on Brushfire Fairytales, and Mario Caldato Jr on production duties, to record his second full-length album

On and On. It was the first album to be recorded at Johnson's Mango Tree Studio in Johnson's home town of North Shore, Oahu, and the first to be released through The Moonshine Conspiracy Records. On and On was released on May 6, 2003. Johnson credits most of his inspiration for this album from childhood friend Andrew Brown
Johnson starred in the 2004 surf film A Brokedown Melody.
In October 2004, Johnson returned to the Mango Tree Studio with Topol and Podlewski along with Zach Gill (of Animal Liberation Orchestra) playing accordion, melodica and piano, to record his follow-up to 2003's On and On. In Between Dreams was released on March 1, 2005.
Sing-A-Longs and Lullabies for the Film Curious George is a soundtrack album by Johnson, released on February 7, 2006. The album also features Adam Topol, Ben Harper, G. Love, Kawika Kahiapo, Matt Costa, Merlo Podlewski and Zach Gill. It was the first soundtrack to make it to number 1 since the Bad Boys II soundtrack in August 2003 and was the first soundtrack for an animated film to top the Billboard 200 since the Pocahontas soundtrack in July 1995.
2010-05-09 - JACK JOHNSON ON TOWNJohnson enlisted J.P. Plunier to produce his fourth full-length studio album, Sleep Through the Static. It was recorded using 100% solar energy at the Solar-Powered Plastic Plant studio in Los Angeles. The album featured Gill (keys), Podlewski (bass) and Topol (drums, percussion). Sleep Through the Static was released on February 1, 2008 and was followed by a world tour.
A live album and DVD of Johnson's 2008 world tour, entitled En Concert, was released on October 27, 2009. The DVD was directed by Emmett Malloy.

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TITLE : JACK JOHNSON [ON TOWN]
CREATOR : TONI AGUSTIAN
CREATED DATE :
PUBLISH DATE : 2010-05-09
SOFTWARE : COREL DRAW X5 PORTABLE


Johnson produced Animal Liberation Orchestra's fifth studio album, Man of the World, which was released February 9, 2010. The album also features vocals from Johnson.
On 1 February 2010, Johnson's official website announced that his fifth studio album, To the Sea, was in the recording process at the Mango Tree Studio, with a planned worldwide release during the first week of June 2010. The website also announced an accompanying

European, Australian and New Zealand tour to coincide with the album's release on midnight 31 May.
The first single from his To the Sea album is "You and Your Heart", released on April 6, 2010.
While speaking with New Zealand radio station ZM, Johnson said he is constantly aiming to build relationships with local pro-environment, non-profit groups. "We try to raise money for a lot of these groups who are doing positive things in the community. We try to focus mostly on environmental education, just trying to get kids out into nature, supporting local farms and things like that."


Background information

Birth name
Jack Hody Johnson

Born
May 18, 1975 (1975-05-18) (age 35)

Origin
North Shore, Oahu, Hawaii

Genres
Acoustic
Soft rock
Pop rock
Alternative Rock

Occupations
Singer-songwriter, musician, filmmaker, record label owner

Instruments
Vocals, guitar, ukulele, piano, drums

Years active
1999–present

Labels
Everloving/Brushfire/Universal

Website
jackjohnsonmusic.com

 
 

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2010-08-24 mike shinoda mic

WPAP INFO
WPAP TITLE: MIKE SHINODA [#3]
CREATOR: SETO BUJE
CREATED DATE: 2010-08-24
SOFTWARE:                    


2010-07-20 MIKE SHINODA 2

Michael Kenji "Mike" Shinoda (born February 11, 1977) is a musician, record producer, artist, and actor. He is best known as the rapper, songwriter, keyboardist, vocalist and rhythm guitarist of the rock band Linkin Park, and as a solo rapper in his side-project, Fort Minor. He also provides artwork, production and mixing for both groups.

Early life

Shinoda was born and raised in the Los Angeles suburb of Agoura Hills. His father is Japanese American, and his mother is Russian American. He has a younger brother. Shinoda attended Parkman Elementary and Lindero Canyon Middle School.

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WPAP TITLE: MIKE SHINODA [#2]
CREATOR: SETO BUJE
RELEASE DATE: 2010-07-20
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As per his mother's wishes, Shinoda began his classical piano training with lessons around the age of six, his enthusiasm eventually growing. At the age of thirteen, he expressed the desire to move towards playing jazz, blues, and even hip-hop. During his middle school and high school years, he added the guitar and, eventually, rap-style vocals to his repertoire.
After his teens, Mike Shinoda's rap interests found a source of encouragement in Brad Delson, with whom he started to write and record songs in a makeshift studio set up in his bedroom. Shinoda attended Agoura High School with Linkin Park bandmates Brad Delson and Rob Bourdon as well as with members of the band Hoobastank. By the end of high school, Bourdon had become involved in their musical ventures. The trio formed the band Xero, and began to make a more serious attempt to pursue a career in the music industry.
After high school, Shinoda enrolled in the Art Center College of Design to study graphic design and illustration. It was here that he made the acquaintance of DJ and turntablist Joseph Hahn, who, along with Delson's college-mate Dave "Phoenix" Farrell, was soon added to Xero's line-up. It was also here that he experienced a form of identity crisis. Years later, in an interview he said:


2009 - mike shinoda [We have people in the band who don't drink or do drugs... some of us like to go sightseeing. (Mike Shinoda)]"I think it was probably in college that I realized that there was a difference between Japanese and Japanese-American. That’s important to realize. It’s not the same thing and then eventually with Linkin Park, I toured in Japan. I’ve been there now I think four times. I remember the first time I went, how familiar it seemed, just getting out of the plane, it smelled like my aunt’s house, in the airport, it smelled like Japan. I don’t know if anybody else even noticed it but I walked out of the plane and thought this is definitely familiar to me, didn’t even see anything yet. And then going to Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, Nagoya, you just recognize things about the way people act, the small things that people do such as how you’ll grab a piece of paper. There are things that are more obvious like taking somebody’s business card with two hands. You don’t do that in the States. When I saw somebody do that I went, “Oh yeah, my uncle always does that,” you know. There are little things that culturally come from Japan but they also exist in Japanese American culture and it made me feel like the connection was there and I kind of hadn’t realized how much of it was there."

At only 21 years old, Shinoda eventually graduated from college with a degree in illustration, securing himself a job as a graphic designer right after graduation. With his background as a graphic artist, Shinoda has taken it upon himself in designing all of Linkin Park's artwork with Hahn, and has even designed the album cover for Styles of Beyond's debut album, 2000 Fold. In later years he would go on to showcase his art skills; he had his debut art showcase (Diamonds Spades Hearts & Clubs) at Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles in the time leading up to Linkin Park's album Minutes to Midnight.

 

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Linkin Park

Shinoda's band (at this point called Linkin Park; used to be called Xero before a legal issue with another band) brought in second vocalist Chester Bennington, replacing Mark Wakefield. From the onset, Shinoda was closely involved in the technical aspects of the band's recordings, and over the subsequent releases that role continued to expand. Shinoda, with guitarist Brad Delson, engineered and produced the band's Hybrid Theory EP, and performed similar roles in the recording of the Hybrid Theory album. Mike executively organized and oversaw the band's remix album Reanimation (2002), contributing his own production remixes that he made in his home studio for "Crawling" and "Pushing Me Away." In his spare time, he produced and performed on a song by The X-Ecutioners entitled "It's Goin' Down."
On the second Linkin Park Warner Bros. studio release Meteora (2003) Shinoda continued to expand upon his duties as a musician and studio technician/engineer. Additionally, for the backbone of the album artwork, Shinoda collaborated with graffiti artist DELTA, graphic designer Frank Maddocks, and band-mate Joe Hahn.
By the release of the Linkin Park and Jay-Z 'mash-up' album Collision Course in 2004, Shinoda's involvement in the creation of the albums continued to grow. He produced and mixed the album, which won a Grammy Award for "best rap / sung collaboration" later that year.
The band released their latest album, Minutes to Midnight, on May 14, 2007. On this album, Shinoda shared a production credit with producer Rick Rubin, overseeing the musical evolution of the band's sound. This album was also the first time that Shinoda, best known for his rapping, sang a featured vocal. Mike sang in the songs "In Between" and the b-side song, "No Roads Left," as well as rapping and singing in the songs "Bleed It Out" and "Hands Held High." Despite the uncommonness of Shinoda-fronted singing tracks, Hit Parader ranked Mike at number 72 of the Top 100 Metal Vocalists of All Time. Mike and Rick Rubin again shared a production credit for Linkin Park's upcoming album, A Thousand Suns, due for release on September 14, 2010.

Fort Minor

imageShinoda formed a side project named "Fort Minor" between 2003 and 2004 because he couldn't demonstrate as much of his hip-hop background in Linkin Park. He explained the name of his project in an interview:

“'Fort' represents the more aggressive side of the music. 'Minor' can mean a few things: if you're talking about music theory, the minor key is darker. I wanted to name the album rather than having my name on the cover, because I want people to focus on the music, not me.”

The debut album from Fort Minor, titled The Rising Tied, was released on November 13, 2005, and includes guest appearances from Styles of Beyond, Lupe Fiasco, Common, Black Thought of The Roots, John Legend, Holly Brook, Jonah Matranga, Celph Titled, and features Jay-Z (Shawn Carter) as an executive producer.
For the NBA 2006-2007 season, "Remember the Name", the second single from The Rising Tied, became the soundtrack for NBA Overtime on TNT. It was an NBA remix version, and remains the staple song for NBA on TNT to this day. Furthermore the Big East used "Remember the Name" as its theme song for the Big East Basketball Tournament in 2006.
He also scored a Top 10 smash with the surprise hit single "Where'd You Go", which peaked at #4 on Billboard Hot 100 chart.
After the release of the album, Shinoda also contributed to the iTunes Store by creating his own celebrity playlist.
Fort Minor won an MTV VMA for "Best Ringtone" in 2006, and was featured in the following films and TV programs (2005–2006): Entourage, Boston Legal, Gridiron Gang, Freedom Writers, Friday Night Lights (TV), and Numbers.
Shinoda has also continued his Fort Minor musical style in an executive producer role on the upcoming Styles Of Beyond album, "Reseda Beach" He is contributing music and vocals to the album, which was slated for release sometime in 2009. However, the album has not been released till date and Styles of Beyond is under hiatus.

Background information

Birth name
Michael Kenji Shinoda

Born
February 11, 1977 (1977-02-11)

Origin
Agoura Hills, California, U.S.

Genres
Nu metal, alternative rock, alternative hip hop, rap rock, rap

Occupations
Musician, singer-songwriter, lyricist, composer, rapper, vocalist, guitarist, pianist, producer, graphic designer, visual artist, actor

Instruments
Vocals, rapping, guitar, keyboard, piano, samples

Years active
1996–present

Labels
Machine Shop/Warner Bros.

Associated acts
Linkin Park, Fort Minor, Styles of Beyond, Apathy, Cypress Hill

Website
MikeShinoda.com


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Agyness Deyn (born Laura Hollins; 16 February 1983), is an English fashion model, actress and singer. Deyn has been hailed as "the fashion industry's next great supermodel".

Deyn is from Failsworth in the Metropolitan Borough of Oldham, Greater Manchester.[5][6] The daughter of a nurse, Lorraine, and second of three children she attended All Saints RC High School, as well as Bacup and Rawtenstall Grammar School and Sixth Form in Waterfoot, Rossendale.

Deyn's name was apparently coined to further her modelling career after she consulted her mother's friend, a numerology expert who advised her of the most 'fortuitous' way to spell the name 'Agnes'. It was reported that her mother Lorraine and sister Emily have both changed their surname to Deyn, while Lorraine has changed the I in her first name to Y.

Deyn's working life started serving part-time aged 13, at a fish and chip shop in Ramsbottom. Even at an early age she had an eye for style and by 17 she had already had her head shaved. "I’ve had short hair since I was 13, and when I was 17, I had a skinhead." In 1999, she won the Rossendale Free Press "Face of '99" competition, aged just 16. She then moved to London, working in a fast-food restaurant during the day and a bar at night but admits: "It didn’t quite work." During this time she says she was also at college in Hull, studying drama and music.


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Wedha’s Pop Art Portrait di Era Industri Seni
Oleh Agus Dermawan T.
Kritikus, penulis buku-buku seni rupa.


small white                       Dalam sebuah diskusi di Taman Ismail Marzuki tahun 1981, pelukis dan penari Bagong Kussudiardja  mengatakan bahwa seorang seniman bisa dianggap besar apabila karyanya menghasilkan “isme”. Yang dimaksud “isme” adalah pemahaman yang diberangkatkan dari keyakinan wacana dan pemikiran. Sebuah “isme” biasanya akan melahirkan pengikut. Dan pengikut akan memunculkan sebuah aliran. Sedangkan sebuah aliran, pada waktunya akan melahirkan sejumlah keyakinan wacana dan pemikiran baru. Keyakinan wacana dan pemikiran baru ini akan menghasilkan sub isme, yang dikemudian hari mungkin akan jadi isme baru.

                       Fakta apa yang dikatakan Bagong Kussudiardja itu memang tercatat dalam sejarah. Affandi adalah pelukis besar, yang kemudian melahirkan Affandisme. Bahkan konon sebagian pelukis akan melewati gaya Affandi sebelum mereka menemukan gayanya sendiri. Begitu pula begitu pula Claude Monet dengan impresionismenya, Picasso dengan kubismenya, Salvador Dali dengan surealismenya, Yue Minjun dengan realisme sinisnya, Basoeki Abdullah dengan realisme romantiknya. Ahmad Sadai dengan abstrak dan abstraksinya. Atau Bagong sendiri dengan koreografi Nusantara-Martha (Graham)nya.

                       Lalu apabila Wedha dengan “pop art portrait”nya kini melahirkan isme, -sebut saja “Wedhaisme”- , apakah sudah waktunya perupa Wedha disebut seniman besar? Tentu kita tidak harus terburu-buru. Meskipun fakta telah menunjukkan bahwa gaya lukisan Wedha sejak dirilis lewat pameran tunggal pada 2008 silam telah melahirkan pengikut begitu banyak. Namun apabila istilah “besar” belum waktunya disandang, maka sebutan “populer” mungkin lebih tepat untuk dikenakan.

                      Keberhasilan Wedha ini cerminan dari upaya perupa kontemporer yang pandai memanfaatkan teknologi informasi modern untuk naik ke langit pembicaraan. Visual karya-karya Wedha yang apik, dengan tentu diimbuh presentasi wacana dan pemikiran, dan dibonusi teknik-teknik pembuatan, diperkenalkan di antaranya lewat FaceBook. Dasi sini kemudian lahir sekumpulan penggemar karya-karya Wedha, yang awalnya dibentuk dalam komunitas deviantart. Yang menarik, dalam komunitas ini Wedha secarta blak-blakan mengajarkan teknik pembuatan karyanya, sehingga bisa diikuti oleh siapa pun yang ingin bergabung dalam barisan Wedha’s Pop Art Portrait ( WPAP).