Brainbow is a creative design studio founded by Harry McGowan & Jimmy Thompson based in Los Angeles, California.

This space is our playground to post what we like, show what we are working on and voice our opinions. Enjoy.

Russian designers Constantin Bolimond and Dmitry Patsukevich made two wine bottles based on iconic cartoon characters Homer and Marge Simpson. It was actually created in 1987 the same year The Simpsons made their debut on The Tracy Ullman Show!

Russian designers Constantin Bolimond and Dmitry Patsukevich made two wine bottles based on iconic cartoon characters Homer and Marge Simpson. It was actually created in 1987 the same year The Simpsons made their debut on The Tracy Ullman Show!

Iggy Pop at the Whiskey from The Way We Were: The Photography of Julian Wasser, documenting the fun in ’60s and ’70s-era LA. 
As a new local of West Hollywood i love the lore of the area with all the old venues, bands, parties and people who walked the the weird streets before me. This guy inparticular.
-JT

Iggy Pop at the Whiskey from The Way We Were: The Photography of Julian Wasser, documenting the fun in ’60s and ’70s-era LA. 

As a new local of West Hollywood i love the lore of the area with all the old venues, bands, parties and people who walked the the weird streets before me. This guy inparticular.

-JT

Geotic - Adventurists

Listen/purchase: Morning Shore (Eon Isle) by Geotic

More good summer vibes

-JT

Rad video by Russell Houghten! I recognize all these places, many spots right near our office. I’m amazed wondering how this was captured.

-JT

Pumped on this album design we made for the band Shape Pitaki from Costa Mesa, CA
-JT

Pumped on this album design we made for the band Shape Pitaki from Costa Mesa, CA

-JT

Jeff Koons retrospective at the Whitney, NY. Hope I can see this!
-JT

Jeff Koons retrospective at the Whitney, NY. Hope I can see this!

-JT

Mogwai’s incredible album “Come On Die Young” is reissued this week. They released some Polaroids from that era..
-JT

Mogwai’s incredible album “Come On Die Young” is reissued this week. They released some Polaroids from that era..

-JT

Actor Paul Dano  as a young Brian Wilson in the forthcoming biopic about the legendary Beach Boys musician. 
Titled Love and Mercy, the biopic “paints an unconventional portrait of the artist by interweaving seminal moments in his life, from his artistic genius to his profound struggles, and the love that keeps him alive,” according to the official plot synopsis.
 Directed by Bill Pohlad (The Tree of Life) 

Actor Paul Dano  as a young Brian Wilson in the forthcoming biopic about the legendary Beach Boys musician. 

Titled Love and Mercy, the biopic “paints an unconventional portrait of the artist by interweaving seminal moments in his life, from his artistic genius to his profound struggles, and the love that keeps him alive,” according to the official plot synopsis.

 Directed by Bill Pohlad (The Tree of Life

Catch a wave and you’re sitting on top of the world

Catch a wave and you’re sitting on top of the world

A Sunny Day In Glasgow - MTLOV (Minor Keys)

"Sea When Absent" by A Sunny Day in Glasgow is my album of the summer until further notice. Caught them at the Bootleg in LA last week. 2 thumbs up.

-JT

The source of our name:
"Brainbow is a term used to describe a process by which individual neurons of a brain are mapped with fluorescent proteins, which allow the neurons to glow with specific colors under a light source. By controlling and varying the amount of red, green, and blue derivatives of green fluorescent protein expressed in individual neurons, it is possible to map each neuron with a distinctive color.
The technique was developed in the Spring of 2007 by a team led by Jeff W. Lichtman and Joshua R. Sanes, both professors of Molecular & Cellular Biology in the Department of Neurobiology at Harvard Medical School. While earlier techniques allowed for mapping only a few neurons, the new method allows more than 100 differently mapped neurons can be simultaneously mapped in this manner. The resulting images can be quite striking and have in fact won awards in science photography competitions.”
-Ryan Sciandra

The source of our name:

"Brainbow is a term used to describe a process by which individual neurons of a brain are mapped with fluorescent proteins, which allow the neurons to glow with specific colors under a light source. By controlling and varying the amount of red, green, and blue derivatives of green fluorescent protein expressed in individual neurons, it is possible to map each neuron with a distinctive color.

The technique was developed in the Spring of 2007 by a team led by Jeff W. Lichtman and Joshua R. Sanes, both professors of Molecular & Cellular Biology in the Department of Neurobiology at Harvard Medical School. While earlier techniques allowed for mapping only a few neurons, the new method allows more than 100 differently mapped neurons can be simultaneously mapped in this manner. The resulting images can be quite striking and have in fact won awards in science photography competitions.”

-Ryan Sciandra