April, 2011


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Apr 11

Back to Wood Type

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Happy Royal Friday! If you are a Typophile like me, you will like and hopefully help this KickStarter project initiated by Matt Braun & Matt Griffin from Bearded Studio. Matt & Matt are hoping to raise enough money to purchase ten rare wood based typefaces around the world, to then digitally preserve them by converting them into Open Type.
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Apr 11

Michael Muller

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When it comes to brands, food or travel destinations, we all have favorites. But when it comes to Photography, my ‘favorites’ list has been, is and will be always expanding. Today, I want to share the stunning work of one of my many favorite Photographers. His work transitions between fashion, portrait, advertising and editorial photography seamlessly, while still maintaining the same intensity and personality he’s known for. Check and be inspired by the work of the extremely talented and awesome, Michael Muller.
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Apr 11

The work of David Mascha

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Tuesdays tend to be a bit slower and sometimes boring. Or maybe that’s just me… So, in order to keep things crackin’ and inspiration flowing, here’s the work of Vienna based Designer and Illustrator David Mascha. His work combines lines, depth and color beautifully! Check out some of his work after the jump…
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Apr 11

Brain Farm

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I am a sucker for reels. And I know most of you are too. There’s something about those 3-5 minutes filled with amazing footage, animations and tracks that captivate us. Now, imagine if you add amazing nature aerial shots, extreme filming techniques and a few explosions… we’ll have a badass reel! This is what they guys at Brain Farm do. They kick ass. Check out and enjoy their 2010 reel after the jump.
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Apr 11

Magnum Pleasure Hunt

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You might remember that awesome Perrier+Dita Von Teese site by the geniuses at B-Reel we talked about a while back (here). Well, they have done it again. This time, they partnered with Lowe Brindfors and Unilever to create an interesting and entertaining new site who invites the user to get involved and play, literally surfing the net from site to site, while collecting points, or in this case, bonbons.
Check out some photos, video and the site after the jump…
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Apr 11

The photography of Kelly Jill

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Kelly Jill is a talented, Vancouver based Photographer. Her beautiful work is characterized for its narrative abilities, strong color combinations and composition. Her work has been featured in numerous magazines and publications and I’m sure we’ll see more great stuff from her soon. Check out some of her work, and visit her site for more galleries.
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Apr 11

Typeplace

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Are you always snappin’ cool, crazy or funny photos with your phone? I do! In fact, I think we all do it on a daily basis. Whether for inspiration, memories or simply to make fun of some crazy lady and her outfit on facebook. (I’m talking about you lady in the vinyl pants at the supermarket) Well, if you are like me and enjoy using your phone camera, you will love this new app. Typeface is an app that allows users from all over the world to share beautiful typography they find, shoot and upload. See, I knew you would like it…
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Apr 11

House

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Happy Monday! And what better way to begin this week than with some inspiration from the great guys at House Industries! This beautiful trailer showcases House’s many products and enviable skills, ranging from typography, to print and packaging. Check it out, get inspired and have a great week!
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Apr 11

F*ck You. Pay Me.

CreativeMornings recent speaker was Mike Monteiro, Design Director, and co-founder of Mule Design Studio. If you are a freelancer, if you own a design studio, or if you ever have to deal with clients and payment, you should definitely watch this video…


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Apr 11

Mom, this is how twitter works.

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By now, most of us know how twitter works. Yet, there are people that are not that familiar with it (I’m talking about you suits, marketing, sales and ’social media’ sellers and “experts”.) But hey! there’s still hope, and to make things easier for you, the always awesome Jessica Hische has created a little site called mom, this is how twitter works.‘, dissecting the whole process and making it easy to comprehend. Visit her site to check it out, create a profile and go crazy posting!
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Apr 11

FI + History Channel

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You may have noticed by now the increasing popularity of well-designed infographics and charts on sites, magazines, presentation, you name it… Well, if you love infographics and beautiful design, today is your lucky day. Check out the gorgeous work Fantasy Interactive recently did for History Channel’s 150th Anniversary of The Civil War site. THIS is how history should be taught in schools! Kids would definitely be more interested and pay more attention this way…
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Apr 11

Michael Bierut on New World Symphony Logo

In a new video for The Atlantic, Michael Bierut talks about the process of creating a logo for the New World Symphony, the Miami orchestral academy that recently moved into a new campus designed by Frank Gehry. The video accompanies “Project: First Drafts,” a special feature in The Atlantic’s May issue, out next week, in which artists and designers share the inspirations behind their work. In the clip, Bierut traces the development of the NWS identity, designed with Pentagram’s Yve Ludwig, through a series of different ideas before arriving at a mark inspired by the curving forms of Gehry’s architecture, the vision of NWS director Michael Tilson Thomas, the art of conducting, and the science of music itself.


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Apr 11

TheeBlog Q&A Sessions: Fro Rojas

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I’ve had the chance of meeting fantastic and creative individuals over time, and it is always refreshing to know that we ‘creatives’ are pretty cool people! And to prove my point, today I want to share with you a brief interview I did with Miami based Director Fro Rojas, whose work ranges from great ad spots for AT&T and Ford, to lovely short films like his newest ‘WITH ME’. Fro shared some great insight and process behind his new project and proved that he is not only talented but a cool classy cat!
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Apr 11

Marian Bantjes at The Wolfsonian

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Last Friday I had the chance of attending a discreet event hosted by The Wolfsonian + AIGA Miami featuring none other than the amazing Marian Bantjes. As a Designer and Typography lover, I’ve been a huge fan of Marian’s fearless intricate work and have been following her since I first discovered it a few years ago. There’s something magical about the exquisite way her work flows and the way letters and figures interact with each other, making her pieces unique. Marian’s lecture included bits of her background, her inspiration, the process behind her work and of course, her book, ‘I WONDER’ (A must, if you are a designer/typophile). After her inspiring presentation, I had the chance of meeting and chatting with this talented icon about design, her work and amazing book. It was so great to finally meet yet another one of my design heroes (list is getting shorter!) and discover that she is as fun and interesting as her beautiful work.
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Apr 11

Marc & Louis

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Zurich based husband+wife team Marc & Louis’s stunning Fashion and Editorial Photography derives greatly from the couple’s love for movies and music, and it shows. Their style combines fashion, extravagant locations and interesting props in order to narrate unique stories. Check out their work after the jump!
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Apr 11

WOODKID – Iron by Yoann Lemoine

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You know those crazy dreams you have sometimes… Yes, the ones where you are running around Tokyo escaping from a gang of German speaking Samoan fighters who are trying to kill you because you stole Minka Kelly from Zach Galifianakis? Yes, I know… Then you must check out Woodkid’s latest video for his recently released single Iron. This bad-ass video perfectly combines dark, twisted imagery with brilliant cinematography and FX-ing. Check it!
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Apr 11

Lovely Dog Photography by Erin Vey

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Happy Friday! And today I have a treat for you! (pun intended) Today I want to share the beautiful work of an amazing Photographer who I discovered a while back and have been following since. Erin Vey is a talented Seattle Photographer who specializes in lovely lifestyle dog photography. Her work is not only beautiful but full of TLC and interesting personalities. Having had the experience of doing photo shoots with clients, models and babies, I know how tough and sometimes frustrating these could be, and this is why I respect and love her work even more! Check out her photos, I am sure you will become a fan too…
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Apr 11

Touch Wood by Docomo

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There are commercials and there are great, crazy and fun Japanese commercials! And to prove it, here’s a beautifully shot ad spot for Japanese cell phone provider Docomo Net’s new wood phone. The concept, skill and execution are spotless and relaxing. Check out the video after the jump for Docomo’s new campaign “Touch Wood”. Now, if they could only double-check titles and campaign taglines a bit more carefully…
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Apr 11

Making of an Eames Lounger

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I recently stumbled across this ‘behind the scenes/how it’s made’ gorgeous video for one of my favorite pieces of furniture ever! -The classic Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman, designed in 1956 by genius designers Charles and Ray Eames. The video, showcasing the amount of detail, labor and love involved in the making of each one of these chairs was released by Germany based VITRA, one of the only two companies officially licensed to produce this beauty. Check it!
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Apr 11

Jack & Jones Fitness Club

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There’s a new sexy controversial ad and yes, you bet you can find it here! Jack & Jones has launched a new TV ad featuring the beautiful Tina Casciani to promote their new collection and Jack & Jones Fitness Club! An online club dedicated to prepare guys and get ‘em ready for the tons of sexy, hot action they’ll get thanks to their new clothes. Check out the sexy video after the jump and links and photos (including VIP) from the fitness club site.
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Apr 11

The Hangover II Trailer

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Yes! It’s officially out and it looks as awesome and crazy as we all thought it would be. Happy Friday!

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