May, 2010


29
May 10

You can get with this…

Theeblog-KiaSoulAd
Being part of the crazy design and advertising industry, I usually find myself critiquing and analyzing, sometimes way too much, ads and commercials. Yesterday, as part of pre-movie trailers, I found this new ad by Kia featuring those funny little hamsters you’ve seen before, created by David&Goliath.
Continue reading…;


26
May 10

The work of Dimitri Daniloff

TheeBlog-DimitriDaniloff
Advertising Photography is a fascinating field in which a good concept or story and top notch skills and talent go hand in hand. It is so important and powerful that many times, a ’simple’ well done photo ad can effectively convey a message worldwide, regardless of languages and beliefs. After all, a picture is worth… I know. Paris born Dimitri Daniloff is definitely a specialist in this field. His sometimes controversial and in-your-face concepts are known around the world and have won numerous awards.
Continue reading…;


25
May 10

Victoria’s Secret All Access

TheeBlog-VictoriasSecret
Victoria’s Secret launched a new site full of behind the scenes photos and videos, in-depth coverage of your favorite Angels, and more. It is called VSALLACCESS and …. wait. Before I continue, I have to let my male friends know this is a fashion post, so you may not be that interested in reading it… but it is also photography related! so… you may want to check out some of the photos I HAD to go through and collect for you to ‘critique’. You know… lighting, tones, technique….
Continue reading…;


24
May 10

Rebranding NASA

TheeBlog-NASA0
Like most of you, I truly enjoy a good re-brand, specially if it’s full of gravitational pull charts á la Pepsi :/ Not. Base recently redesigned NASA’s logo for a feature in The Future Laboratory’s Viewpoint magazine and I personally believe it works wonderfully. The contrast of technology a name like NASA provides, combined with a friendly, modern and clean approach is executed well. Plus, it opens up the brand to a global audience by ditching the U, S and A cliché colors, which I think is always good.
Continue reading…;


21
May 10

TheeBlog Q&A Sessions: Alex Varanese

TheeBlog-AlexVaraneseInterview
It is Friday again and yes! TheeBlog Q&A Sessions are back and this time I am honored to share with you a great interview with an amazing artist! You might remember Alex Varanese and his work from my first post back in March called Red never looked so good and I’m sure you’ve seen -and will see- his work all over the interwebz. Not only he is a super cool cat, but his work is amazing and unique. Check out the interview, his sweet site and find out how you can get some of his prints soon!
Continue reading…;


20
May 10

Papergraphic Awesomeness

TheeBlog-YuliaBrodskaya
I love what I do, I love the versatility, distinctive texture, elegance and full spectrum of scents paper can offer. So imagine my happiness when I found the lovely, lovely work of Russian artist Yulia Brodskaya which I call Origami on beauty steroids and she calls ‘Papergraphic Illustrations’. Even the name sounds great!
Continue reading…;


19
May 10

More 2010 World Cup Ads…

TheeBlog-WCads
22 Days!
Continue reading…;


18
May 10

More 2010 World Cup Ads…

TheeBlog-WCAds
23 days!!! And more commercials…
Continue reading…;


17
May 10

More 2010 World Cup Ads…

TheeBlog-WCads
24 Days People!! Here’s another collection of a few ads from around the world…
Continue reading…;


14
May 10

Please Don’t Go Dwyane

TheeBlog-DwyaneWade
As a Heat fan and Miami native I had to show my support and join the campaign/petition for Dwyane Wade to stay in Miami! Andpleasedontgodwyane.com was born! Please share it with your friends and help us keep Flash!
Continue reading…;


14
May 10

2010 World Cup Ads…

TheeBlog-Argentina
27 Days!!! And here’s another commercial… Hope my Argentinian buddies enjoy it ;)
Continue reading…;


13
May 10

Another Day

TheeBlog-NewDay

You might remember my buddy, Director Danann Breathnach from some of my previous posts and interview (here) well, just received an email with his new work and I am pleased to share with you his newest music video. This one is for new RnB/ Dance collective, Dance4Daddy ft. Jacy Mai. Thanks for the update Danann and keep up the great work!!

Continue reading…;


12
May 10

Miss USA Pageant gone wild

TheeBlog-MissUSA
After sooo many issues, lawsuits, media circus headlines and who knows what more, the Miss USA Pageant organizers apparently realized what really sells and they are making sure to exploit this in order to attract old lost fans and maybe a few new ones by masking it as a Vegas theme…. Behind are the days the pageant attempted to show a clean, pure horde of ‘real’ American women – we all know what happened when these queens were not in front of the camera… well, at least the television camera ;)
Continue reading…;


12
May 10

Sing Talk – Kesha

TheeBlog-Kesha
Kesha Parody by CollegeHumor
Continue reading…;


12
May 10

2010 World Cup Ads…

TheeBlog-SonyBraviaWorldCup
With 29 days left, I hope you don’t mind watching lots of world cup commercials from all over the world. Whether you like soccer or not, you might find them interesting, most of them are witty and funny and some, like this ad from Sony, are simply great. I’m sure all you soccerers will relate to it… I know I had the same dream when I was a kid!
Continue reading…;


11
May 10

Fast vs. Fast!

TheeBlog-AdidasFast
Yes! 30 days left for the first World Cup game!!! And the amazing ads are everywhere! This one by Adidas includes Zidane, Messi and Villa. What else could you want? I’m not gonna say another word… No need!!
Continue reading…;


11
May 10

Frank Gehry’s Miami Beach Gem

TheBlog-NewWorldSymphony
Architecture has always been one of my passions, and being an architecture dropout -yes, I switched fields in College from Architecture to Design- I constantly research and study it as a way of learning and inspiration. There are many iconic architects I admire and the fact that Frank Gehry, one of my all-time favorites, designed the New World Symphony Concert Hall in Miami Beach made my day and it’s just what Miami Beach needs!
Continue reading…;


11
May 10

In case you’re looking for a new place…

TheeBlog-KanyeHouse

In case you are looking for a new place, specially on the West Coast, here’s a suggestion. Kanye’s Hollywood Hills’ crib is for sale. The asking price is $3,995,000 but mention you saw it at TheeBlog and you will receive a discount. Ok, not really, but it’ll be appreciated ;)
Continue reading…;


10
May 10

The Two Escobars

TheeBlog-TheTwoEscobars
ESPN is doing a fantastic job showcasing great documentary films on their new ESPN 30for30 site. Recently they released a film about Ricky Williams and his crazy shenanigans, and now, a new film by Directors Jeff and Michael Zimbalist about the deadly relationship between 90s drug cartels and Colombian soccer, including the sick assassination of Andres Escobar following his infamous 1994 World Cup own goal is airing June 21st. Watch it!
Continue reading…;


7
May 10

Look smart at the bar!

TheeBlog-BeerJournal
Weekend is here and here’s a tool that might help you look smarter at the bar. The Beer Journal is a pocket sized ‘journal’ that allows you to record alcohol scientific data. You can document your findings by rating beers thanks to its handy and easy to use chart. - see, it’s making you smarter already!
Continue reading…;


6
May 10

A Matter of Taste

TheeBlog-FulvioBonavia
I love what I do and the fact that I can spend hours in front of a computer browsing the webz. The amount of fresh and talented artists out there is overwhelming, in a good way! Today I was delighted to find the work of Fulvio Bonavia, an Italian photographer whose work is known for his humorous and deliciously detailed view on ordinary objects.
Continue reading…;


5
May 10

Tim Burton Movie Posters

TheeBlog-TimBurtonPosters
If you are like me and like to collect great posters, you’re gonna love these! Hexagonall recently released a new series of posters based on Tim Burton movies. You can check out the whole collection on their site or you can purchase your favorites online!
Continue reading…;


4
May 10

For those long and boring Tuesdays…

It’s Tuesday 10:24AM… and it seems like it’s going to be a long day… But fear not! here are some YouTube jewels to put a smile on your face, make your day a little better and maybe make your day go by faster, even though after watching them all and glancing back at the clock on the wall, you’ll realize it’s 10:27AM…
Continue reading…;


3
May 10

Armani Hotel – Dubai

TheeBlog-ArmaniHotel
Last week, fashion icon Giorgio Armani -Armani Hotels & Resorts- announced the opening of his first hotel, Armani Hotel Dubai, in none other than Dubai’s and the world’s! tallest tower. The hotel features a Spa, luxury dinning, a collection of 8 different suites totaling 160, residences personally designed by Giorgio himself and all the goodies and luxury our friends in the Middle East are ohh so used to.
Continue reading…;