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Jul 16

The Switch

Because I know some of you us are still having Copa America + Euro Cup withdrawals, and yes, because Ronaldo finally won a well deserved Euro trophy, here’s the full version of that commercial you kept being teased with throughout the entire tournament and featuring players like Anthony Martial, Harry Kane, and of course, Ronaldo. Enjoy!


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Jul 16

ESPN Euro Cup 2016 by Imaginary Forces

As we approach this year’s Euro Cup Final, I wanted to share the lovely title sequences the talented folks at Imaginary Forces created for ESPN. With a lovely ‘paint’ interpretation of each country’s national flag and paying homage to classical sculpture and the patina of old soccer trophies, the opening roars through the ‘field’ of Europe, setting up the 2016 Euro Cup package to push the limits of what a major sporting event identity can be. Check out the behind the scenes video after the jump to see how this intro came to life!
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Jun 16

Climbing the Eiffel Tower

If you are afraid of heights, you may want to skip this video as it features two dudes climbing the Eiffel tower with zero protection or harnesses. Yea, I don’t know why either… It’s almost impossible to get to the tower illegally (do not try to repeat this) especially in view of recent political developments and the ongoing European Football Championship. Police and national guard are always on duty on the premises of the tower. The shoot was carried out in the rainy season. The level of Seine river broke the 30-year-old record and the wind speed reached up to 6m/s. The poor drone operator not only crashed the drone but also received a pretty big fine.


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Jun 16

Neighborhood Pushers

Style in skateboarding is predicated by the push. Since 2004, Mighty Healthy’s defined success by sharing that push with anyone along for the ride. Watch that mindset manifest in this edit with Dane Vaughn, Pete Eldridge, Chris Colbourn, Gavin Nolan, Connor Champion, Jeremy Murray and Andrew Singh as they paint the corners of their hoods, as only they can.


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Jun 16

Dieter Rams. The Film.

Gary Hustwit, the director of the documentaries Helvetica and Objectified is working on his new documentary: RAMS, and he needs our help – if you are a Designer, or someone who loves Design, you need to pay attention and check out this Kickstarter project. The documentary will include in-depth conversations with Dieter, and detail the process behind some of his most iconic designs. This needs to happen!


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Jun 16

Desiigner x Vogue

If you tell me about having a model dance to Panda through the streets of Wall Street I would say hell yeah! Of course, if the model knows how to dance… This new editorial vid by Vogue, featuring Desiigner and model Andreea Diaconu for Summer 16 will not only show you the season’s best swimsuits, but also have you singing Panda the rest of the day.


10
Jun 16

Las Vegas in Infrared

We’ve all seen Vegas videos full of colors and light – and tourists. But we rarely see footage from a different perspective or in a different ‘tone’. This new video by filmmaker Philip Bloom shows Vegas in a different light, and it is beautiful. The video was shot on a Sony RX100 IV and if you want to get technical you can learn more about it on Bloom’s website. Enjoy!


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Jun 16

Muhammad Ali by Louis Vuitton

TheeBlog-LouisVuitton-MuhammadAli It is a sad day for sports. So, I thought I would bring back this post featuring the Greatest of All Time. Rest in peace King — I’m pretty sure you’ve seen those lovely Louis Vuitton ads featuring iconic celebrities, politicians and artists. Yes, they are great, but this new Core Values campaign, featuring the All-Time Greatest, is simply gorgeous! Muhammad Ali – The Greatest Words is a tribute to the champ, beginning with a series of videos featuring the impressive calligraphy of Niels Shoe Meulman and a mesmerizing performance by Poet Yasiin Bey (Mos Def). The videos, created by Ogilvy Paris are beautifully directed and the combination of type, music, historic Ali quotes and powerful delivery by Mos Def is exquisite. Enjoy!
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Jun 16

Semi-Permanent Sydney 2015 Titles

Semi Permanent is well known for its great events around the world, inspiring speakers and captivating titles which seem to get better year after year. Title designer Raoul Marks’ extraordinary opener for Semi-Permanent Sydney 2015 visualizes the challenges that any creator faces when trying to do what they do: create. The sequence, which is essentially a short film, wears its influences proudly on its Ortho-Fabric sleeve — from the isolating paintings of artist Jeremy Geddes and the otherworldly imagery of Kubrick and Scott, to the Neo Tokyoite architecture of Katsuhiro Otomo and even Space Race-era issues of LIFE Magazine.


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May 16

NikeLab x Olivier Rousteing

TheeBlog_NikeLab_x_OR If you are into Fashion and know a good collab when you see it, this is for you! Following its first Summer collaboration with renown Fashion designer Riccardo Tisci, NikeLab just announced a new collection called Football Nouveau, in collaboration with Balmain’s Oliver Rousteing. The collection combines Oliver’s signature style and his love of football, with Nike’s iconic designs and models. Check out some of the styles after the jump and set your calendar for this release!
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May 16

Ron English x Compound Conversations

Hypebeast has teamed up with The Compound, a creative studio located in the birthplace of hip-hop, New York City, on Compound Conversations, a series of interviews in a surreal space curated by Set Free. In this episode, the esteemed “Godfather of Street Art,” Ron English, talks about the relative cultural isolation of his childhood in the Midwest, his first exposure to the art world, and the moment where it occurred to him that his art could go anywhere, legally or not.


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May 16

Drone 100

If 2015 was the year consumer drones took off then 2016 is poised to be the year when curious and creative people use these unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to push the limits of human imagination. Intel and Ars Electronica FutureLab recently developed Drone 100, a 3D show combining 100 light-equipped drones and a live orchestra to paint 3D shapes and messages in the sky. The show started in Germany but has also come to the States and will continue to ‘tour’ and expand as this generates new uses for drone technology + art.


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May 16

Manuals 1: Design & Identity Guidelines

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If you are a Designer, brand manuals and guidelines are sacred to you. Well, the good ones of course. And if you are into iconic brands and the great minds and principles behind them, you are going to love this Kickstarter campaign. Manuals 1 offers a comprehensive study of corporate identity manuals from the 1960s to early-80s – the golden era of identity design. Published in a limited edition of 2000 copies in 2014, it is a lovingly assembled collection of 20 style guides. Or as Steven Heller calls them – “sacred texts, revered for how they help shift graphic design from simply an intuitive practice to a rigorously strategic one.”
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Apr 16

Illustrating New York City’s Subway Stations

To put it lightly, Philip Ashforth Coppola loves New York City’s subway stations. For the past 38 years, the New Jersey-based illustrator has been exploring the Big Apple’s underground stations and sketching its mosaics in amazing detail with just a ballpoint pen. In 1984, Copp published his first volume of subway drawings, “Silver Connections.” He continues to document the city’s underground, but doesn’t expect to finish until 2040. Keep at it Phil!


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Apr 16

Pepsi 1893

TheeBlog_Pepsi1893 Pepsi has suffered a couple of fails over the years. Remember when they burned Michael Jackson’s hair? Their ridiculous rebrand? Or their recent fiasco during their Back to the Future bottle release? Yet, their latest attempt at being cool might be a little too much, even for them. Pepsi has announced their new artisanal cola (yes, I had to check to make sure it was not an Onion or SNL joke) in order to market to… you guessed it. Millennials! – Yup, that damn term again :/ Check out the photos and video after the jump…
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Apr 16

Kobe. The Conductor.

Yes. It is a sad day in sports. The second greatest basketball player (yes, because Michael is still number one) retires tonight. And in order to celebrate’s the Black Mamba’s last game, NIKE launched an ad spot featuring the love/hate relationship Kobe had with pretty much every fan out there. Depending on who you ask, Kobe Bryant was basketball’s greatest hero or its greatest villain. As he walks off the court for the last time, opponents and fans tell him how they really feel… THANK YOU KOBE!


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Apr 16

Masters of Air, Vol. 1

If you consider yourself a sneakerhead, or into sneakers, this is a film that you have to add to your must watch list… For these collectors, Air Max is a way of life, an obsession, a form of self expression. Some have amassed thousands of Air Max, while others possess some of the rarest collaborations ever released. No matter what their collections look like, they all have one thing in common: a deep passion for Visible Air.


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Mar 16

Art of Time

If you love Rube Goldberg mechanisms, you are going to love this video ad by SEIKO. The art of time blends the clockmaker’s artistry with 47 types and 1200 individual mechanical watch parts–some as small as 0.7 mm across! A stage setting of beautiful precision embodies the company’s slogan: SEIKO.


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Mar 16

2016 NIKE National Football Federation Kits

TheeBlog_2016-football-federation-kits-NIKE If you are a football/soccer fan, here’s your Friday treat! NIKE just dropped the new 2016 Football Federation Kits and most of these already have a spot reserved in my collection! That Portugal away… Turkey… Chile. But it is not only about looks, these are the most technologically advanced kits to date, Nike Vapor Kits with AeroSwift technology are 10% lighter, with 50% more stretch than the kits they replace. They employ a new, textured high-performance yarn that wicks sweat from the skin 20% faster than Nike’s most recent football kits, while also drying 25% faster. Additionally, both the shirt and shorts are constructed using a new knitting process that integrates single and double knit to enhance breathability, stretch, and fit. Continue reading…


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Mar 16

Simplicity + Motion

Sometimes, simplicity is the key to many projects and questions in life. Being able to strip down your work and play with the bare minimum is the perfect way to exercise your creativity and push yourself to build your work from the core > out, not the other way around. This lovely animated video by Jordan Coelho, featuring simple shapes is a perfect example of how you can create beautiful things, using only basics


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Mar 16

Graphic Means Trailer

It’s been roughly 30 years since the desktop computer revolutionized the way the graphic design industry works. For decades before that, it was the hands of industrious workers, and various ingenious machines and tools that brought type and image together on meticulously prepared paste-up boards, before they were sent to the printer. Graphic Means will explore graphic design production of the 1950s through the 1990s—from linecaster to photocomposition, and from paste-up to PDF. Can’t wait for this one!


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Mar 16

End Child Marriage

You may remember my dear friend Maria Bentley from her interview HERE and her stunning work. Maria and her husband Nick recently launched a powerful campaign, which I am proud to share, in collaboration with UNICEF shedding light into a disturbing issue around the world. Underage marriages. “We are so proud and honored to be a part of this powerful ‪#‎EndChildMarriage‬ campaign with UNICEF and BridalMusings to help shed light on this disturbing subject. Today, on International Women’s Day, we are the voice of the voiceless, and we hope you will be too.” Congrats guys!


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Mar 16

Vanity Fair Oscars Portraits by Mark Seliger

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The Academy Awards are the Hollywood version of your High School prom. Celebrities play dress up and try to behave – even the trashy ones. And like any other prom or I-spent-money-on-this-dress-so-I-better-get-some-photos event, there are many photo ops and photos I am sure you’ve seen around, including red carpet, winners gallery, etc. But the one gallery that caught my attention and that I enjoyed was this series of photos taken by the talented Mark Seliger at Vanity Fair’s Oscars Party. Check out the series after the jump and learn your pose for the next office party…
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Mar 16

90 Minutes. US Soccer Official Typeface.

Like everyone else on the internet, I am sure you saw the new US Soccer crest unveiled yesterday HERE but what many people didn’t notice or know is that not only the logo has changed. A new official typeface called 90 Minutes was also created. In this short video, Tal Leming of Type Supply explains the inspiration and development of this new typeface. #ibelieve


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Feb 16

Rihanna + Drake + Design

By now, I am sure you’ve heard Rihanna’s new song “WORK” or seen her new video featuring Drake. BUT, what I had not seen and what I wanted to share today is their recent performance at The Brit Awards, mainly for the lovely use of design + projection used to complement the performance. In a world when sometimes more is more, it is very refreshing and inspiring to see how simplicity and good design can also work to create beautiful sets and impactful shows.