July, 2012


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Jul 12

RRRRRRRROLL

You might remember my post about Cinemagraphs last year (HERE) That post not only became one of the most visited and linked posts in this blog’s history but those beautiful animated photo inspired many people to try different things and even come up with their own versions like the ones I am about to introduce to you today. RRRRRRRROLL is a new animated GIF site featuring a unique ‘Japanese’ approach to Cinemagraphs and focusing on single-axis spinning people and objects. The result… more great hypnotizing (and somewhat creepy) animated photographs!
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Jul 12

Go 2012

TheeBlog-Go2012 Today marks the fourth day of competition at the London Olympics and although it has been a very disappointing tournament so far for team USA, like most of you, I have been glued to the TV and internet, watching as many events and races as I possibly can (and yes, realizing even more how out of shape I am). But let’s face it, with so much going on it is hard to keep track of what to watch and when. That’s why today I want to introduce you to a cool and nicely designed app called Go 2012 which not only looks great but also features all sports schedules, London news, live updated medal table, etc. Check it out and get it at www.go2012app.com


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Jul 12

Future Perfect

Remember when you were a kid and the year 2000 seemed so far away and mysterious? Flying cars, space voyages, robots, good governments, etc… Well, guess we can say we were way off! But in case you ever wonder how different our world would be if our year 2000 predictions actually happened, Tal Moskovich created a beautifully designed video/opening to a mini-series about the future that never was. Here’s to us ‘year 2000 kids’!


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Jul 12

Join Us Tonight!

TheeBlog-Linotype_Miami_Screening The day is finally here and I wanted to remind you all to join us at The Wolfsonian for a night full of inspiration and great people followed by some fun and yes, a few drinks overlooking the Ocean from The Betsy’s rooftop bar courtesy of Perrier and Domaine De Canton :)
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Jul 12

Never Dull Socks!

TheeBlog-NeverDullSocks By now, we are all aware of the power of the interweb, social media sites and fun apps like Instagram. So, what happens when a group of creatives with either too much style or too much time (not really) decide to share-err battle with each other and show off their awesome and stylish socks on Instagram? BAM! Websites are born! Allow me to introduce you to #NeverDullSocks a new site where a couple of great and fashion-adventurer buddies and I challenge each other and post daily photos of… our socks. Visit the website to view all entries so far and you can also check the battle on Instagram and join us by simply tagging your photo with #NeverDullSocks. Let the games begin!
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Jul 12

Mattson Creative + CBS

TheeBlog-Mattson-CBS I don’t know about you but I love finding new and inspiring work online. I recently stumbled upon a beautiful new project by Mattson Creative for CBS that I simple had to share. Mattson developed a great collection of animated intros/sequences and posters for some of the network’s hit shows including, Two and a Half Men, CSI, The Big Bang Theory and 60 Minutes. The lovely simplicity and colors used, combined with each show’s unique characteristics is perfectly executed and should air as soon as possible!
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Jul 12

In Caffeine We Trust

TheeBlog-InCaffeineWeTrust I know most of you truly enjoy your coffee and consider it a crucial part of your daily routine. So, today I want to share an interesting project that I am sure most of you can relate to. The folks at Column Five recently created and designed a beautiful limited edition print combining both, coffee and data visualization charts that were mailed to their clients and team members with the purpose of tracking caffeine consumption over a month. Check out some process photos and visit the link after the jump to get your own print!
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Jul 12

Social Media Fashion

TheeBlog-SocialFashion So, you’re a Social Media AND Fashion expert wanting to make sure you look the part? Worry not you techie-glam maverick because today’s post will help you stylize your wardrobe and honor your favorite social media site at the same time. I mean, what better way to say you rule Twitter than… looking Twitter! :) Check out these looks provided by B for Bel and start shopping!
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Jul 12

Cloudy

TheeBlog-Cloudy You might remember my post back in 2010! featuring the lovely work of Miami’s own Friends With You and their amazing project called ‘Rainbow City’ (HERE) There’s something magical about their work that not only makes me smile every single time, but that connects me with my inner child, and of course, my kids who love their ‘Friends With You’ hanged prints. Today I want to share their latest video called Cloudy , featuring well… clouds, lovely characters and happy colors. Check it!
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Jul 12

Bomboland!

TheeBlog-Bomboland Remember the days when we played and attempted to ‘create’ something out of construction paper? Let’s face it, there’s something special about it, don’t know if it is the lovely texture, the muted -yet vibrant colors or the fact that it allows us to go crazy building with our hands. Now, throw beautiful illustration into the mix and you’ll get pure magic. And that is exactly what Italy based studio BOMBOLAND does! Their brilliant work seamlessly combine impressive illustrations and stunning paper pieces and textures to create unique, captivating pieces that I am sure you will enjoy. Check out some of their work after the jump and visit their site for more gems!
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Jul 12

New York Park

TheeBlog-NewYorkPark Remember that fun Buenos Aires Inception Park video I posted back in February? (HERE) Well, Director Fernando Livschitz has done it again, recently launching a New York version! His creativity and animation dexterity, combined with beautiful tones and a little bit of tilt-shifting and time-lapsing make these videos extremely fun and interesting to enjoy. Check it out!
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Jul 12

Real Disney Princesses

TheeBlog-RyanAstamendi_Princesses Whether you are an adult with kids, which means you’ve probably seen each Disney and Pixar movie at least 10 times (last week) or still a kid at heart who proudly enjoys Disney fairy tales and princesses, today’s post is going to swipe you off your feet and take you far away into the sunset on its white horse :) Photographer, and ex-Walt Disney Company Character Artist Ryan Astamendi recently launched a Disney-themed photo series featuring some of Disney’s iconic princesses like Belle, Rapunzel, Snow White… and yes, even Jessica Rabbit! Check out his amazing work after the jump…
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Jul 12

The Daily Glyph

TheeBlog-TheDailyGlyph-Launch Last week I announced a new project/site I’ve been arduously working on (HERE) and that has a very special meaning to me because it encompasses many of my passions including Typography, Lettering, Drawing and collaborating with other inspiring artists. Today, I am extremely excited to share with you the official launch of this new venture called The Daily Glyph and I want to personally invite you all to visit the site, browse all the submissions, soak in some inspiration and submit your work! :) The site already features amazing artists from all over the world but this is just the first step and as any other project and site out there, it needs some love. Join us, and help us spread the word!
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Jul 12

There’s always money in the Banana Stand

TheeBlog-ArrestedDevelopment If the title of this post makes perfect sense to you, you’re going to love what I am about to share today! Los Angeles based Gallery 1988 is treating all Arrested Development fans to a fun unique exhibition called ‘There’s always money in the banana stand’, composed of an eclectic collection of styles and work including paintings and print posters featuring your favorite characters GOB, George Michael, Tobias Funke of course! and celebrating one of the most dysfunctional and underrated families on TV, the Bluths. Check out some of the great pieces being exhibited and grab one while they’re still available.
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Jul 12

TheeBlog Presents: Linotype Film – Miami

TheeBlog-Linotype_Miami_Screening Today is a great special news Friday as it marks the first event (of many more to come) presented and co-sponsored by this humble Blog! Two years ago I shared with you an ambitious and inspiring film project called Linotype: The Film (HERE) and last year, after having the pleasure of meeting its Director and founder, Doug Wilson, I shared a fun and even more inspiring interview you can re-visit (HERE) Today, I am excited and proud to share with you a project/event I’ve been working on for the past few months in collaboration with a couple of great partners and sponsors, and that I know you (specially Miami folks) will enjoy. I am stoked to announce the upcoming Miami film screening of Linotype: The Film at The Wolfsonian Museum, featuring a Q&A with director Doug Wilson and followed by a post-screening reception at The Betsy Hotel – South Beach. Learn more after the jump!
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Jul 12

Smile

Gorgeous video directed by Misko Iho that I am sure most of you would enjoy (and that might even hit home). Hope you all have a great day!


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Jul 12

Born and Raised Album Cover

TheeBlog-Born&Raised For almost a year now, I’ve been self-studying and researching lettering and type in more detail (hence my newest website) and I’ve noticed that many of you also share this passion for beautiful letters. So, today I want to share a post that has not only hypnotized me but also inspired me to keep practicing harder. Dave Smith is an extremely talented pictorial artists and signwriter recently commissioned by Sony Music to design the album cover for John Mayer’s newest album ‘Born and Raised’. The cover art took approximately a month to complete and the amount of impressive lettering, beautiful elements and stunning detail is simply magical.

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Jul 12

Puma + Cedella Marley + Jamaica

TheeBlog-Jamaica_CedellaMarley The first post of July is for you sports and fashion lovers! The 2012 London Olympics are almost here and if you are a sports freak like me, you are counting the days to see some of the best athletes in the planet battle each other not only for gold medals but to beat world records. One of the many highlights of these events is the opening ceremony, featuring a friendly and up-close look at the numerous teams participating, and a treat for fashionistas as many of the delegations parade in custom, and sometimes label-collabs outfits and uniforms. I have not seen any of the other teams yet, but I can honestly say that I am loving the new Puma+Jamaica collection designed by none other than Cedella Marley. (Yup, Bob Marley’s daughter) Puma asked Cedella to design the outfits the Jamaican Olympic team would wear this summer – GENIUS! – and Marley did not disappoint!
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