March, 2010


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Mar 10

Simply Stunning

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It’s been a couple of days since my last post but I am back! I really want to thank you for your emails, and I must admit, I was pleasantly surprised to receive emails asking about the site, if there was something wrong or if I decided to stop posting. Thank you for considering my humble blog part of your daily routine and be sure I will continue to explore the web in search of interesting and inspiring material to share with you. And to make up for my short absence, I bring you the amazing work of Anthony Mandler!
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Mar 10

Friday Treat – Danann Breathnach

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Recently, I had the pleasure of meeting an amazing London based Director with a great eye, creative style and beautiful work. And today, I am happy to share with you his latest, just released music video for Blame’s, ‘On My Own’ which has just been added to MTV, Kiss TV & The Box playlists and will be available on iTunes April 25th. It is refreshing to watch well done videos with some depth and story, call me old fashioned, but shooting two scenes/sets and repeating them randomly for 3 minutes usually ends up loosing me.
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Mar 10

Stylish Patriotism

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The Heads of State just released a series of great patriotic travel prints that could be the perfect replacement for those tacky american flag & eagle posters you have all over your house and office… Don’t even ask me about those wolves…
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24
Mar 10

Earth Hour 2010

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Set your clock and calendar for Saturday, March 27, 2010 – 8.30PM. It’s Earth Hour time! On Earth Hour 2010 hundreds of millions of people around the world will come together to call for action on climate change by doing something quite simple—turning off their lights for one hour.
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22
Mar 10

Nooooo!

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I had an overwhelming feeling of sadness invade my heart today as I stare down at my iPhone while it seems to be slowly dying on me. I’ve tried everything I can think of, researched the internetz, asked for help but nothing seems to be working. It’s getting cold now and I can hear soft trumpets playing in the distance… C’mon iPhone! Stay away from the light! STAY AWAY FROM THE LIGHT!!


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Mar 10

Friday Treat – Zoey Grossman

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I was reviewing posts this morning and almost spilled my morning soy mocha-latte light when I realized I had not posted Zoey Grossman’s amazing photography yet. But hey, it’s also good news, that means I get to post her work today, on a sunny beautiful friday. Check out her work, and I’m sure you’ll become a fan too…
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19
Mar 10

Because education is FUNdamental!

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I remember my high school years… wait, no, not really… I do remember all the dreams I used to have during my naps in between break and lunch while in rooms around campus. How else could you kill time in between breaks? Unless your teacher was sweet, caring, dedicated and smart. If I had a teacher like that in High School, things would’ve been different. I would’ve been the student that always volunteers to stay late and help and today I would be writing about why the International Monetary Fund Chief Suggests ‘Fire Brigade’ to Aid European Banks.
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18
Mar 10

Hot girls + illustrations

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There are so many things I can say about this amazing Italian illustrator/graphic designer. More and more designers try to adopt his style everyday -yes, I’ve seen it done everywhere- but you know what they say… If people are copying you, you must be doing something right! Check out his work, and visit his site and shop, you’ll be glad to find most of his work for sale…
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18
Mar 10

Wouldn’t it be awesome if… wait!

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Remember when you were 13 and you stumbled upon a Sears or JCPenney ‘lingerie’ catalogue? I would say Victoria’s Secret but then again that would be too easy… Imagine if all those dreams and fantasies you had about those models becoming Secretaries of State or Board of Education delegates or even ninjas fighting for good causes like nude Fridays come true? Well, at least one of them has! Allow me to introduce you to… LAZERTITS.COM
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16
Mar 10

Love = Football

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86 days!! The World Cup begins June 11 and I can’t wait! To me, it’s like Christmas every four years. Unfortunately we may not see that many ads on TV here in the US and A, but there are tons of great campaigns and ads going on as you read this worldwide. It is a global event that surpasses any Super Bowl, World Series and other ‘real men’ padded sports in this land. Moooving on, Puma launched its new Love=Football spot focusing on African National teams and it is a beaut!
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16
Mar 10

Where the gold at?

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Here’s to St. Patrick’s day! Yes, I know I’m a day early, but most of you will be too drunk to read tomorrow…We all know leprechauns exist right? To prove it, here’s a true story from Alabama… Still not a believer? Wait til’ you see the sketch and you might change your mind.
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15
Mar 10

Casino Royale – On Set

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Being that I am a smooth, witty, charming ladies man capable of killing a whole herd of lions with a fork, I wanted to share some photos I’ve had on my archives for a while and that I check every morning on my way to work. You know, motivation… Many people were not happy when Daniel Craig was announced as the new James Bond but this behind the scenes series from the awesome Mr Greg Williams should prove that he indeed is a BAMF.
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Mar 10

Leibovitz’s Alice in Wonderland

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I haven’t been able to check out the new version of Alice in Wonderland yet, but from the version I watched as a kid, I remember finding it creepy and boring. Perhaps because I found the actual book to be far more interesting and allowed me to imagine as I read. Perhaps I was an innocent happy boy who couldn’t understand why a creepy pervy cat would keep stalking Alice… Years later, as a handsome adult, I think I can come up with a few versions why ;)
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Mar 10

Coliseum + Typography + Letterpress. Yes!

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Historic architecture? Check! Typography? Check! Letterpress? Check! What else can you ask for? Well, you can always ask for Marisa Miller to deliver the purchased print but that’s a different conversation…
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Mar 10

10 seconds of Eclipse

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O-M-G! Update ya’ll. Yesterday I posted a 10 second preview of the Eclipse Trailer and yes, today, I give you… the official trailer ohmahgawd!!! Judge me all you want, but my wife will definitely enjoy this update. And that means I’ll I get to enjoy later… Ha!
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10
Mar 10

Alma

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During a chat with a friend regarding yesterday’s post about the Oscar winner animated short film Logorama I realized I never posted one of my favorite animated shorts. If you haven’t seen this short yet, I strongly recommend it, it is not your typical Pixar style movie…
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9
Mar 10

Swiss Sting

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You know those long and boring meetings when all you do is ‘take notes’… and by taking notes I mean doodling and drawing some sweet celebrities and friends portraits. Well, Alberto “Sting” Russo shows what you he can do with a pencil, pen and some Photoshop. And believe me, beats the hell out of my framed Liza Minnelli drawing.
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Mar 10

LOGORAMA

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LOGORAMA, an animated short film by H5 design collective and directed by François Alaux received the 2010 Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film. Continue reading…;


5
Mar 10

For all you Facebookers

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Finally you can now upload your bathroom mirror self-portraits, or your Tulsa trip photos to Facebook faster and as a group. Continue reading…;


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Mar 10

Grindin’

I might be doing this backwards, but I think it will make sense once you watch both videos. This is a clever and funny short documentary about the production of the stopmotion video ‘Grindin’ by Nobody Beats The Drum. It shows the process in which the maker of the video, and one third of the group, Rogier, lost his sanity. He is momentarily in rehab…
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4
Mar 10

Your own Mr. Belvedere

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Are you too lazy-errr ‘busy’ to type on browser bars or to search for that awesome photo of Clay Aiken you saved on your computer but can’t remember its file name? Well good news! this new app offers you a shortcut to access sites, portals and even docs on your Mac. Awesome right? Now you can spend more time reading awesome blogs ;)
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Mar 10

Wool, Warmth & Gas

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Picture this… stop motion, wool, warmth and then pow! gas. I am not sure how this pitch went to be honest, but the end result is so warm and comfy, it makes me smile and forget I’m watching an ad about… gas. TBWA Brussels pulled this off and the ad is making its fair rounds around the interwebs with great reviews. What do you think?
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Mar 10

A letter from Paula Scher

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Found this great article from Paula Scher regarding identity design and had to share it. If you’re in this field, I strongly recommend it. If you’re not, I still recommend it as it might give you a better idea about identity design and understand what we designers sometimes have so clear in our minds yet becomes so hard to explain in single words…
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Mar 10

Red never looked so good

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What can I say when Alex Varanese’s work speaks for itself? He takes red to a whole new level and makes you want to go with it. There are few artists whose work are capable of inspire you, whether you are a designer, musician, etc. Alex’s work is that type of work, the type that leaves you speechless, makes you stand back, tilt your head a little -you know you do this- and say ‘wow, that’s beautiful!’ Check out some samples of his work and thank me later.
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Mar 10

Chile needs help too

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After a frustrating weekend, in which I realized how little american press cares about countries that might not ’sell’ as well as others I decided to rant a bit and share some images showing the magnitude of an 8.8 monster earthquake and the destruction it leaves behind to put things back into perspective.
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