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Aug 17

The Carter Effect

While some players leave their mark on the hardwood, Vince Carter left his on an entire country. VC was and still is one of the Godfathers of slam dunks and showmanship. If you love Basketball and enjoyed watching Vince Carter as much as I did growing up, you cannot miss his upcoming documentary, THE CARTER EFFECT. The UNINTERRUPTED production, premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival in September.


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Jun 17

Neymar Jr. Mixtape

If you are tired of listening to the same playlists and songs, here’s an alternative. Nike x Neymar just dropped an mixtape featuring artists from London, Paris, Barcelona and Rio De Janeiro. The tracks are designed to capture the essence of Neymar Jr.’s game and his passion for music. You can get the mix on Nike’s Soundcloud HERE


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Jun 17

Apple’s APPocalypse

A lot of people always ask me why I don’t like/trust The Cloud. And the answer is simple. Because I don’t. And after watching this great new ad by Apple, I realized I am not wrong – we shouldn’t really depend on the cloud or apps all the time right? Yes, I know I’m typing this as I am using a WP app, and uploading stuff to the cloud… But you get the point…


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Jun 17

The Defiant Ones

The Defiant Ones is a docu-series directed by Allen Hughes that follows the stories of Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre—one the son of a Brooklyn longshoreman, the other straight out of Compton. Featuring interviews with the men themselves and the artists they influenced, the four-part series tracks their improbable partnership and surprising leading roles in a chain of transformative events in contemporary culture.


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May 17

Delroy Edwards for UNDEFEATED x Converse

UNDEFEATED and Converse have worked together to create a unique One Star. The benchmark silhouette features a hairy suede upper against a leather lining. A grosgrain heel stay holds a rubber printed UNDEFEATED logo. The sneaker is outfitted with a rubber outsole that boasts the timeless and sporty red and blue pinstripe as a nod to a classic era. In celebration of the collaboration, artist and Los Angeles native, Delroy Edwards, created a fractured, gritty and idiosyncratic short film that follows Delroy over the course of an evening. The film explores the timeless weirdness of LA and it scored to the sounds of Edwards.


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Apr 17

New Premier League Typeface

TheeBlog_PremierLeagueTypeface Last year, the English Premier League updated its branding, shaving off a couple of years by switching to more vibrant, younger colors and by proving once again, that ‘flat’ design, when used right, can be a thing of beauty. However, there was one thing that remained intact – the iconic typeface and its lovely numbers. Until now. From the start of next season Premier League clubs will wear shirts adorned with an updated set of names and numbers which align with the Premier League’s visual identity and includes the new logo introduced from this season.
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Apr 17

Optical illusions by Howard Lee

Howard Lee is a British multidisciplinary artist known for his hyper-realistic drawings. Illusion, trickery and playful deception are the hallmarks of Lee’s hyperrealist drawing videos. Mixing an impressive array of media from Copic Marker through to Prismacolor Pencil and artist’s acrylic paint, Howard Lee presents a re-interpretation of reality that asks you to question the validity of the online world. Too bad the video quality is not up to par to the impressive work.


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Mar 17

The Sampling of Daft Punk

As most of you know well, I’ve been a huge Daft Punk fan for years – I even built my own costume dammit! I recently found this video featuring many Daft Punk classics and their origins. The eight minute video highlights specific songs and loops the duo samples – yeah, that song you love so much might be a Barry Manilow 70s disco track. Enjoy.


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Mar 17

NORTHBOUND

Ice, driftwood, foamy waves and … skateboards? Four skaters head north to the cold Norwegian coast, applying their urban skills to a wild canvas of beach flotsam, frozen sand and pastel skies. The result is a beautiful mashup — biting winds and short days, ollies and one ephemeral miniramp.


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Mar 17

Air Max Reinvented

This one is a little old, but since it is Air Max Month, I decided it was a good idea to bring it back. Doubleday and Cartwright was commissioned to create an illustrated genealogy and cultural impact survey of Nike Air Max, from designer Tinker Hatfield’s discovery of visible air to Air Reinvented, a collection of four classic styles revamped with Nike’s latest material innovations. Through fun and fantastical key art, supporting illustrations and copy, D&C unlocked the hidden histories behind these collection favorites—The Air Max 1, a design conceived at Paris’s Centre Pompidou that ignited Nike’s most critical footwear advent; The infrared-accented Air Max 90, a veritable staple of the early Acid House scene; The anatomically-inspired curves of the Air Max 95; The Air Max 97’s metallic ellipses, perennially secured to the feet of creatives, club-goers and style connoisseurs alike.


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Mar 17

La La Land Posters

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Before I get into it, let me state that I have not seen La La Land. I know, I know… However, the bits and pieces that I’ve seen so far reveal a very interesting palette of colors, settings and design. And because films like these tend to be promoted over a long period of time, festivals and screenings, the team behind it decided to create various posters and looks in order to keep things fresh and play with different ideas and executions. Lionsgate Studios, prides itself on creative marketing and mapped out at least a half-dozen ways to visually tease this Damien Chazelle musical. The posters range from the subtle (styles influenced by the classic covers of jazz albums) to the painterly.
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Feb 17

Get Schooled by Frank Gehry

Back in my architecture major days, I got to study – and obsess – the work of geniuses like Calatrava or Gehry – but I never thought it would be possible to take a class, even if it was online, with one of them. Now, thanks to MasterClass.com, you can take video classes and learn from the best, including Architecture and Design classes taught by Frank Gehry himself! Check out the video and visit their site if you are interested or just want to tell people you took a Gehry class once…


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Feb 17

Abstract: The Art Of Design

If you have not heard by now, NETFLIX just launched a great documentary series called ABSTRACT featuring eight of the most creative thinkers and imaginative minds working in the world of art and design. These series take us deep into their creative process, allow us to explore their work, and discover how their innovative designs have profoundly affected our every day lives.


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Feb 17

Jason Markk does Infomercials

If you are tired or don’t have time to clean your sneakers (hey! it’s a real thing) and a fan of daytime infomercials, then Jason Markk has something for you. Located in the Little Tokyo district of Los Angeles, the Jason Markk Flagship Store is a concept space which is “The world’s first drop-off shoe care service” and retail boutique that was opened up back in May of 2014.


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Jan 17

The Untold Truth Of Rogue One

As the first true standalone story in the Star Wars saga, there was a whole lot riding on Rogue One. But the story surrounding the film is almost as interesting as the one we watched on the big screen. From axed cameos to the film’s humble beginnings, there’s a whole lot more to Rogue One than just Jyn’s quest to snag the Death Star plans…


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Jan 17

Behind the Stranger Things Title

if you, like many others, are hooked on Netflix’s Stranger Things, you’ll agree with me that besides the show’s great storyline and superb production, its 80s themed opening titles are refreshingly engaging thanks to the perfect combination of nostalgia – think Stephen King, Spielberg, John Carpenter, John Hughes, and a powerful, eerie synthesized track. If you’ve ever wondered who worked on the design or how it came to be, here’s a brief look into the process behind this beauty.
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Jan 17

La Vecchia Signora + Botox

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It’s been a long and much needed break, but we’re back and what better way to reconnect than with a rebrand that is buzzing all over the web, specially amongst football/soccer lovers. As you probably heard, Juventus F.C. recently launched their new identity and branding, courtesy of Intebrand and while most people hate it, there are a few that think it is a refreshing approach. Me? I’ve never been against rebrands, but in this case, I think Interbrand might deserve a red card. Get it? :) Let me explain…
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Dec 16

Holiday Break!

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It’s been a long and busy year, so it’s time to disconnect. Merry Christmas and see you in 2017!


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Dec 16

Lexus LIT IS

If you are in that Holiday, Clark Griswold spirit and already finished decorating your house with thousands of bulbs you’re going to love this idea by Lexus. The Lexus LIT IS is equipped with 41,999 LED lights, programmed with dynamic designs, and able to react to music and movement. Imagine driving down the street with a fully illuminated car, blasting Bing Crosby. If that doesn’t say Christmas spirit, what does!?


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Dec 16

Burton x South Park

TheeBlog_Burton-SouthPark Well, winter is here and if you are shopping online or looking for winter essentials you may want to check out this new Burton x South Park collaboration. The collection features beanies, socks, T-shirts, and snowboards based on the show’s characters including Kyle, Cartman, Kenny and Stan. Check the entire collection at BURTON
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Dec 16

The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse is a black and white stop motion short crafted by filmmaker Simon Scheiber over the course of 7 years and made up of over 14,000 photographs! A lighthouse keeper’s surprising discovery pulls him out of his monotonous, daily routine and takes him onto a journey into uncharted territory. Yes, I know… 7 years!


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Dec 16

Stunning Paper Architecture by Ingrid Siliakus

TheeBlog-IngridSiliakus During my first years of College, as an Architecture major, I learned to appreciate and love the immense amount of detail, planning and labor that goes into creating beautiful structures. And although I switched careers, my love for Architecture remains and only grows stronger as I gracefully age :). So, if you love beautiful Architecture – and origami, today you are in for a treat. Ingrid Siliakus is an Amsterdam based Paper Architect/Artist whose stunning work has been featured in numerous publications, galleries and award shows. Her intricate paper structures range from Architecture studies and models, to stunning Escheresque works of art. Check out some of my favorites after the jump…
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Nov 16

KAWS x NIKE

TheeBlog_NikeKAWS Nike’s deep roots in New York City are represented in its latest campaign: New York Made. Made possible through partnership with the New York City Parks and Recreation Dept., Nike’s commitment to the city and its community is at heart of the program, which kicks-off through the opening of the New York Made: Stanton Street Courts by Kaws. Designed by Brooklyn-based, world-renowned artist Brian Donnelly, the court embodies Nike’s drive to elevate sport, culture and community through innovative collaborations.
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Nov 16

UNSATISFYING

During the summer of 2016, the folks at Parallel Studio created and directed a video about unsatisfying situations: the frustrating, annoying, disappointing little things of everyday life, that are so painful to live or even to watch. If you haven’t seen this yet, I encourage you to watch it as I am sure you’ve also experienced at least one of these situations lately…


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Nov 16

The adventures of Jay Alvarrez

In case you did not know about Jay Alvarrez, he is a Hawaii born model who has been documenting his travels and adventures with friends and model girlfriend Alexis Ren. Why am I sharing this you ask? Well, first because the quality of the videos is pretty good. Also because it should inspire us to travel and enjoy life a little more, I know it did it for me. Check out this compilation video and check out his YouTube channel for more travels and vids. Now go book a flight!