Author Archives: Brian D. Butler

Is Globalization Now Complete ?

On December 18th, the new Bollywood film Dilwale starring the always popular Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol will be released. Nothing unusual about that. What’s noteworthy is that the movie was filmed in South Iceland. The trailer below offers sweeping … Continue reading

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Don’t Volunteer (I mean it)

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Virtual Visits

One of my favorite museums in the world is the awesome British Museum in London. Every time that I visit the UK capital, I try and spend at least a few hours there. Now we can all pop into this … Continue reading

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Perpendicular Gothic

If you have ever visited the awe-inspiring King’s College Chapel in Cambridge, or if you have seen the wonderful holiday choir concerts from the 16th century English Perpendicular Gothic church, you will enjoy the short film below from a trippy … Continue reading

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Coast to Coast

Brooklyn-based designer Tom Harman took a three day train journey from New York City to San Francisco this September. Along the way, he took short videos using his iPhone. He edited the footage into a compelling under five minute video. … Continue reading

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Fluctuat nec Mergitur

If you follow TBTP, you are probably aware of my admiration for street artist Seth Globepainter aka Jukien Malland. This week, following the horrific terror attacks in Paris, he left a simple, but moving message for the world. Using one … Continue reading

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A NSFW Tour of NYC

Comedian Greg Benson may be from Texas, but he effing loves New York City. His highly condensed, expletive-laden tour of the city hits¬†just enough¬†of the highlights to feel his love for the Big Apple. If you can handle the language, … Continue reading

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Before The Flood

Sean Yoro, aka “Hula”, is a Hawaii-born, New York City-based artist who made waves last year with a series of photorealistic murals of women that he painted from his surfboard. His latest project, called “The Warning”, involves equally dramatic paintings … Continue reading

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First Cut Is The Deepest

I’m always ambivalent when I see a new set of book art collages from British artist Alexander Korzer-Robinson. The Bristol-based artist’s work is undeniably brilliant and original, but I can’t help cringing when I think about the irreplaceable 19th and … Continue reading

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Print is not extinct

TOMO Mags is a converted short bus that rolls around Houston (and sometimes Austin) Texas offering print periodical lovers the chance to purchase hard to find indie magazines and journals. The mobile magazine shop, which turns up at coffee shops, … Continue reading

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