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Aug 14

Nike House of Mamba

TheeBlog-HouseOfMamba When it comes to pushing the envelope or constantly delivering great products and experiences, you can always count on NIKE. And when you add brilliant agencies like AKQA to the mix, you’re guaranteed amazing results. During the offseason, and his slow comeback, Kobe Bryant and NIKE released his new shoe, the KOBE 9, and to celebrate and promote basketball around the globe, they partnered with AKQA to create a motion-tracking reactive LED basketball court for NIKE RISE, a basketball tour currently taking place in China and that will end soon in Barcelona.
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Aug 14

Secrets of a Signwriter

Sign painting is an art form with a long and rich history. For many years, storefronts, murals, banners, billboards, and even street signs were all hand-lettered with brush and paint. Unfortunately, technology and ‘faster/cheaper’ methods of printing took over this field, forcing many talented artists to retire. Fortunately, videos like John Mayer’s Album artwork or films like Sign Painters have successfully documented the skill, love, and appreciation for quality and craftsmanship that makes this trade so unique and captivating. Today, I want to share a moving portrait about one of the last original signwriters in Wales. Enjoy.


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Aug 14

Coca Cola London Offices

TheeBlog-CocaColaLondon It’s been a while since we snoop around cool offices around the world so I figured we could bring it back by checking out Coca Cola’s London headquarters. Fully re-designed and built by Morey Smith Architects, also known for their Red Bull, Sony or Möet Hennessy work, the building hosts 300 employees and is decorated with new and vintage Coca Cola items including signs, bottles, and art.
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Aug 14

Nike Genealogy of Innovation

It is no secret that Nike has become way more than a brand. And as new concepts and models continuously emerge, classic ‘retro’ styles keep coming back. The very talented folks Golden Wolf were approached by Nike EHQ to bring their Genealogy of Innovation campaign to life. The films tracks back to Nike’s humble beginnings and takes us on a journey through their key innovative designs across seven, game-changing eras! 7 Films, 43 years of history and 200 shoes, all in under 2 minutes…. Class Dismissed!


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Aug 14

Brand New Conference 2014 – Armin Vit Q&A

TheeBlog_BrandNewConference2014QA In case you didn’t know yet, the fifth edition of Brand New Conference is going down September 25-26 in lovely Chicago. And as it is now tradition, I invited my bud Armin Vit to answer a couple of questions and give us a little preview of what to expect or what is going behind the scenes as most of us prepare our trips. We talked about why the conference moved to Chicago, the always great speaker roster, and the decision to make it a two-day event. Check it after the jump!
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Aug 14

Coffee + Lettering by Rob Draper

TheeBlog_RobDraper One of the many things I love about Type/Lettering is its flexibility and range. While most designers or letterers have their signature style or method, there are many who constantly explore different materials and mediums. This is the case of the beautiful lettering work of Rob Draper, a talented UK based freelance designer, artist, illustrator and typographer. Rob uses coffee cups as canvases for his intricate letters and illustrations, giving the pieces a lovely new perspective. Check out some of his work after the jump!
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Aug 14

Fifty Shades of Frozen

By now, you have probably seen the trailer for the infamous Fifty Shades movie, scheduled to release next year. And chances are, you might end up watching it too (That’s what good husbands and boyfriends do). Well, today I want to share a different version of this trailer, a Disney version to be more precise. This new trailer created by Tranceart Violeta is composed of various cleverly edited scenes from Frozen. Not much more to say…


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Aug 14

The Return of Coach Lasso

TheeBlog-CoachLassoNBC You might remember those great NBC spots featuring former Tottenham Hotspur coach, and all american boy, Ted Lasso – Jason Sudakis. With less than a week from the 2014 Premier League kick-off, Coach Lasso is back, this time as a guest on NBC Sports and coaching a new, middle eastern airline sponsored girls’ little league team – for now.
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Aug 14

The Division by Patrick Clair

If I tell you that a scary, deadly virus video could be beautiful you might think I’m a little twisted. But if you watch this amazing video by the talented Patrick Clair, you know, also famous for his stunning True Detective intros, you will agree with me. The video, created for Tom Clancy’s newest game The Division demonstrates our vulnerability as a country and system, by explaining how a simple virus, spread on a busy day like Black Friday, could affect us all. Yes, this is a game intro, but if you think about it… For now, enjoy the sweet motion work.


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Aug 14

Urban Isolation

TheeBlog_UrbanIsolation Whether you have heard about it, or you have experienced it, LA’s infamous traffic is iconic as the city itself. Now, imagine a desolate LA where skaters can freely roam… That’s exactly what Russell Houghten did, and the results are stunning! Russell collaborated with RED and The Berrics, to create a brilliant skateboarding video and lovely prints that are being sold, with all proceeds being donated to LA county animal shelters.
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Aug 14

Todd Baxter Photography

TheeBlog_ToddBaxter What happens when you combine beautiful, elaborate photography with a hint of Wes Anderson inspiration? Pure awesomeness! Today I want to share the lovely work of Todd Baxter, a very talented photographer from New Mexico, who shares Anderson’s similar passion/obsession over perfectly decorated and staged sets, props, tones and characters. Check out some of his series and best photos after the jump!
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Aug 14

The Adobe Illustrator Story

When Adobe Illustrator first shipped in 1987, it was the first software application for a young company that had, until then, focused solely on Adobe PostScript. The new product not only altered Adobe’s course, it changed drawing and graphic design forever. Interviews include cofounder John Warnock, his wife Marva, artists and designers Ron Chan, Bert Monroy, Dylan Roscover and Jessica Hische.


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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

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

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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