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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!


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Oct 16

The Grand Tour is coming!

If you’ve been missing Top Gear as much as I have, this trailer will make your day. Finally! Few months after the end of Top Gear (because the show honestly died the day Clarkson, Hammond and May left) comes The Grand Tour. The trailer gives you a glimpse of what’s to come and luckily, it looks just like the Top Gear we all loved. Can’t wait for this one!


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Oct 16

Barth’s 36 Days of Type

Jordan Coelho, a freelance Graphic and Motion designer residing in France decided to join the 36 Days of Type challenge and animate 36 different explorations for each letter (and numbers) in the alphabet. If you enjoy Type and Motion Graphics, then you’re going to love this series.


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Oct 16

In case you want to update your desktop…

TheeBlog_GBTWwallpaper If you follow me on Instagram, you probably saw my recent post and are here to get your goodies. If you don’t, well, you can still get them :) So, last Friday I was playing with an acrylic marker and decided to test some lettering after a very long time. Then I realized “why not turn these letters into something I can always carry with me?” so I made a digital version that can be shared. So, if you want it, you can DOWNLOAD IT HERE!
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Sep 16

Photography: History of New York

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New York City’s Department of Records recently launched the Municipal Archives Online Gallery. A gallery composed of almost a million digitized photographs taken mostly by anonymous photographers and municipal workers dating back to the mid-1800s. This collection covers New York City’s history thoroughly from its architecture and people to its infamous depression and organized crime era. Enjoy!
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Sep 16

Ugo Gattoni + Mcbess

Sweetbread is the result of a week of artistic residency with Ugo Gattoni and Mcbess at the URDLA print shop, located in Villeurbanne. For seven days, the two artist friends ate together, drew together, cooked together, laughed together, and created this stone lithography entitled Sweetbread. This residency was the occasion for Ugo Gattoni and Mcbess to immerse themselves and experience one of the major themes of their illustrations – food. Thanks to Ben for the tip!