July, 2010


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Jul 10

30!

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New Chapter…


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Jul 10

Meet Gregor…

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Remember the time when companies would compete and actually care about creating good commercials? Yes, it was a great time which sadly suffered a considerable decline these past years, but thanks to social and viral media campaigns, things are starting to look a bit brighter again. We’ve all seen the results a well elaborated campaign is able to produce, if not, ask Old Spice (Sales have increased and is now the No. 1 brand of body wash and anti-perspirant/deodorant in both sales and volume with growth in the high single/double digits – according to Brandweek and 16,212,927 YouTube views as of today – Beat that Ashton!). I want to believe that thanks to Old Spice’s – ‘Smell Like A Man, Man’ campaign, corporations finally realized advertising (done well) does work and pay. DirecTV’s latest spot called ‘Opulence, I has it’ featuring the awesome Gregor is a proof of this. The ad is clever, witty, well executed and has some room for growth. Only time and ‘likes’ will tell how far this campaign goes. Now, check out the ad after the read yes?

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Jul 10

Flipboard.


Ever wondered how sweet and easy it would be to have your own custom magazine? Imagine a magazine filled with content you do care about and want to read… or, content that your buddies think might interest you? How nice it would be to not have to skip over 4 pages to find articles or skip over friends’ status you really don’t care about. (Admit it, we all do it…) Well, if you own an iPad, Flipboard might be close to fulfilling your techy-fantasies.
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21
Jul 10

El MAC

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There are thousands of ultra-talented mural artists, and I’ve always had a few favorites. But today I am sharing El MAC’s work because I found his technique to be impressive. Not only his urban/folfkoric murals are realistic and holy-ish in some sort of way, but the colors and Type (done by Retna) are just stunning. Check out some of his work…
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Jul 10

Like. The stamp.

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You’re bored at work and before you know it, you’re going from site to site reading about how Lindsay spent her night before jail or watching Mel Gibson & Christian Bale mashups. Or even better, you’re stalking your ‘friends’ on facebook…. But have you thought of the number of times you’ve ‘like’ something? Well, NATION did and they produced The Facebook Like Stamp.
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Jul 10

Fashion by Henrik Adamsen

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We all know the drill. Almost every photo shoot requires a group of talented professionals… but when the photographer has also a background in Graphic Design, Retouching and Art Direction, it will show and the results will be amazing. Copenhagen based Henrik Adamsen has been able to successfully combine these fields and build a stunning portfolio.
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Jul 10

Le Clan Pompeux!

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First of all, I want to thank you all for the great response, great comments and wonderful emails I’ve received. It only pushes me to work harder, improve and learn new things! Since my last identity project for Locos Por Juana (post here) , I noticed many of you, like me, enjoy seeing the whole process and work behind a finished project. So, today I want to share one of my latest adventures. Although this was a personal project/experiment at first, it has evolved into something bigger that I will soon share with you. Hope you enjoy it!
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Jul 10

Celebrities by Firooz Zahedi

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Not being satisfied with being a Georgetown University graduated diplomat, Firooz Zahedi decided to switch fields and study Fine Art Photography. Yes, I know you might be wondering how can you go from being a diplomat to photograph Hollywood’s elite? Well, being Andy Warhol’s friend might have something to do with it…
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Jul 10

TheeBlog Q&A Sessions: NEUARMY

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There are many artists I admire and have had the fortune of knowing whether on a colleague or friend level. The extremely talented Ryan Katrina, aka NEUARMY is one of them! His amazing work has been a great source of inspiration for me and for many other designers for years, and yes, it keeps getting better. Ryan was kind enough to take some time from his busy life to chat and answer a few questions about his work and thoughts. Check out his interview after the jump, I’m sure you will enjoy it. I know I did!
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Jul 10

Moon men… not the MTV kind

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We all love astronauts! Yes, even the crazy type that drive through 5 states to kidnap and kill an ex’s girlfriend… hey, everything goes in the name of love! I’ve always asked myself what do astronauts do on their free time or when they are done with their missions and thanks to Hunter Freeman now I know!
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