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Jul 14

MIA Sessions x Joshua Davis

As you probably already know by now, a couple of good friends and I launched MIA Sessions, a local organization created to promote and support Miami’s creative community (HERE). As part of our goal, we’ve been working with huge names in various fields like Design, Digital Art, Fashion, Music, etc. and producing inspiring, casual, and fun interviews. Today I am excited to share our latest one, featuring the one and only, Joshua Davis! We had the pleasure of spending an afternoon with Joshua, and I was able to to ask him a few questions about his work, the real story behind open source, his playlists and his take on Miami. Enjoy!


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Jul 14

The Bipolar Tee is Back!

TheeBlog-BipolarTeePart2 It’s been more than a year since the Bipolar Tee was released and shipped around the world :) And now, due to popular demand and to celebrate a mini-anniversary, the Bipolar Tee will be available again for a limited quantity/time! A few friends and readers have been asking me to reprint them (Thanks for the emails!) so this is your chance to grab one – because I don’t know if there will be another release. So, if you or someone you know wanted one of these shirts, ordering instructions can be found after the jump. Orders will close Friday, August 1st. Hurry!!
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Jul 14

Emoji Among Us

Emoji have become an inescapable part of our daily lives and this short film examines the far-reaching impact of these very special characters. From the popular dancing girl, to the infamous eggplant, the video showcases them in various situations, and might help the very few of us who are still not using them, to understand them better :) Dedicated to Shigetaka Kurita, the inventor of emoji.


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Jul 14

ESPN 2014 World Cup Montage

Yes. We’re going through serious withdrawals, but can you blame us? It was an amazing World Cup – honestly, the best one I can remember since Mexico 1986. And for those of us who already miss daily games, the folks at ESPN put together a lovely video featuring some of the most memorable moments that will sure give you goosebumps, and maybe offer some sort of closure :)


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Jul 14

Impressive Portraits by Heather Rooney

TheeBlog-HeatherRooney Since many of us are suffering from World Cup withdrawals, I’ll continue to post football-related articles every now and then as we smoothly switch back to ‘normal’ mode. Today I want to post the stunning and hypnotic portraits of self-taught illustrator Heather Rooney. I saw a couple of heather’s photo-realistic portrait videos during the World Cup, featuring players like Neymar, Ronaldo, Messi, Dempsey, and Rooney – as well as celebrities like Jennifer Lawrence, Paul Walker, Dwyane Wade – and I had to share them! Enjoy.
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Jul 14

The Final

When it comes to World Cup or football advertising, I’ve always admired the work Nike delivers. But this new Adidas spot, featuring the two teams playing this year’s World Cup final, is beautiful! The concept and execution is spot on, and its the perfect introduction to the biggest game in Football! And yes, Vamo’ Argentina!!!!


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Jul 14

Game of Thrones Soccer Uniforms

TheeBlog_GameOfThrones_SoccerKits Whether you like soccer or not, you can’t escape it this summer. The World Cup has taken over and that’s a good thing – Hey! It’s only every four years so cut us some slack!. What I do know most of you enjoy is good TV series. So, what if we combine one of the most popular and successful series right now and the World Cup? Spanish Designer, Nerea Palacios did, and the result is pretty impressive. Inspired by HBO’s Game of Thrones, Nerea created complete soccer kits for the major houses of Westeros. Check them out after the jump!
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Jul 14

World Cup x Nike Typography

TheeBlog_WorldCupTypography The World Cup is not only a football tournament. It is also a massive marketing circus in which brands compete for attention and supremacy (and by brands I mean Adidas and Nike). As ‘visual people’ we’re always checking and comparing jerseys, but this time, there’s something else to focus on, Typography! I was telling friends how much I enjoyed the Netherlands kit and Type, and recently I found out why I liked it so much. It was created by Wim Crouwel. I knew about Neville Brody’s involvement in the England kit, but I was not aware of Wim Crouwel’s work for the Dutch team… This great interview by the folks at DesignBoom featuring Stu McArthur, design director at NIKE, explains these collaborations and the Design process. Check out the interview HERE
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Jul 14

Brasil 2014 – Flip the Script

Today is an important day for US Soccer. Not because we play Belgium or because we all get to proudly wear our jerseys and flags. Because today we have the chance to make history by advancing to quarter finals, and by doing so, awakening those few last souls who still wrongfully think ’soccer’ is a hobby. This could be that pivotal point, when the US finally adopts and supports fully (not only every four years) this beautiful sport :) And if we don’t advance, we’ll keep trying. That’s what makes it interesting. I BELIEVE!!!


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Jun 14

Beckham Into The Unknown

TheeBlog-Beckham_IntoTheUnknown Whether you are stressed or bored, nothing beats the joy of riding your motorcycle and exploring nature. At least that’s what I’ve heard, because I’m not a biker. So, what happens when you are famous and living in the spotlight like David Beckham, and you want to have some alone time to refresh and reconnect? Well, Becks decided to travel to Brasil (rainforest, to be specific) with a couple of his best friends, their Triumph bikes and cameras, to document their adventure and to show-off how he can still manage to look cool and hot (my wife’s words) even in the middle of a muddy jungle. Check out his documentary on Showtime.
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Jun 14

Messi. The Movie.

In case you didn’t know, there’s a new Messi movie coming out this summer. Apparently, movies is something modern footballers are into now, and a few are currently working on a version of their own – like Cristiano Ronaldo for example, who’s rumored to be filming his bio film during this World Cup. Messi’s movie, which is also part documentary, shows us a side of Messi that we probably did not know. His beginnings, his problems as a child, and his enviable career. It also features world class interviews with football legends like Menotti, Maradona, Cruyff, Iniesta and current coach, Sabella. The film is scheduled to release this summer and if you are a football/soccer fan, you know it’s definitely a must-see.


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Jun 14

Seu Jorge x Spike Lee

What a great World CUp it’s been! Personally, the best I’ve seen in years. The only think that disappointed me, was the fact that Brasil, one of the richest countries when it comes to folklore and music, let Pitbull butcher the official song. I mean, with so many available, talented brazilian artists that could’ve given the song an authentic feeling… Pitbull?? The video was shot in Miami FFS! Take my favorite brazilian musician for example, Seu Jorge could’ve done so much better… and he did, in collaboration with Spike Lee. Maybe I’m asking for too much, but hey, there’s no World Cup today so things are awkwardly quiet and boring today…


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Jun 14

GoPro – Brasil Raízes

When it comes to football, brazilians have that special Je ne sais quoi that characterizes them and their joy when playing. It’s what makes them ‘different’ and what millions around the world envy. It’s called ‘Ginga‘. This lovely GoPro video takes us to Rio de Janeiro and gives us a GoPro-view of how brazilians live futebol. “Not all Brazilians play futebol … but when you see a Brazilian with a ball at their feet, you can see it’s natural.”


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Jun 14

MIA Sessions x Aaron Draplin

Today we’ll take a little break from World Cup related posts to enjoy a cool interview we recently had the pleasure of producing, featuring the one and only Aaron Draplin during his first ever visit to Miami. MIA Sessions is a local organization created to promote and support a creative community in Miami by generating inspiring content and organizing events (HERE). This interview is the first of many more to come, so please check it out and share it with your friends!


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Jun 14

Donovan’s World Cup

The day is finally here for the US as we face Ghana (again). And although we’ll be cheering and supporting our boys, we can’t help it… we’ll miss Donovan! – This better work Klinsmann… Donovan has always been the heart and soul of this team, not to mention, the most talented player we’ve ever had. But what I like most, is that he’s a cool dude, and based on his latest ads, he seems to be handling his stay pretty well… Let’s go USA!


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Jun 14

Messi + Neymar + Ronaldo

Since we’re focusing on animation and World Cup today, I wanted to share this beautiful video by Christopher Guinness that I almost forgot. Check out the lovely illustration and motion work.


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Jun 14

Great Goals by Richard Swarbrick

The day is finally here!!! The World Cup starts today, so if you still have not noticed, you might be seeing a few World Cup related posts every now and then. And it’s all good, because this only happens every 4 years (that’s what I keep telling my wife), so let’s live it up! In order to celebrate, today we’ll combine World Cup and #ThrowBackThursday with a beautiful animation video by the extremely talented Richard Swarbrick, featuring great, classic goals from previous tournaments. Enjoy!


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Jun 14

Adidas x World Cup

TheeBlog-AdidasWorldCup If you thought that Nike or Beats were the only ones releasing epic mini-film commercials, you are wrong! Adidas has also been busy creating spots for this World Cup. Unfortunately, they seem to always fall short when it comes to popularity and excitement. So, while Nike might have Neymar, Ronaldo, and company, Adidas decided to push ‘their’ players including Messi, Luis Suarez, Dani Alves, Bale, Zidane and of course, Beckham. Check out some of their spots and you decide if they measure up to what their competition keeps creating…
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Jun 14

The Last Game

Yesterday we enjoyed a lovely spot by Beats, and although a lot of people were unsure if it had triumph or gained more attention than Nike’s original World Cup mini-film “Winner Stays(HERE) there’s one unspoken law in advertising. Never, never underestimate Nike. As part of their Risk Everything campaign, Nike dropped a new mini-film, this time animated, featuring iconic players like Neymar, Cristiano Ronaldo, Ibrahimovic, Rooney, Iniesta, Howard, Ribery, and the one player that started it all, Ronaldo. Check out the lovely film as we’re only 2 days away from initial kick-off!


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Jun 14

The Game Before the Game

Last week, Beats by Dre dropped a beautiful World Cup Commercial that took over the interwebz, featuring a team of international players including Neymar, Luis Suarez, Cesc Fabregas, (If you’re still not familiar with these names, get on it! The World Cup starts this week!) and a couple of guests celebrities and athletes like LeBron James, Lil’ Wayne, and Serena Williams. The Game before the Game takes us behind all the cameras and fame, and chronicles players – and fans’ preparations before a crucial game. And although the commercial was a huge success, according to a Ghana FA spokesperson, the brand has been banned from the World Cup by FIFA due to sponsorship (Sony) conflict. We’ll see what happens…