August, 2013


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Aug 13

The work of Florian Nicolle

TheeBlog-FlorianNicolle Florian Nicolle aka NEO is a French Graphic Designer and Illustrator with an impressive collection of collage-style work combining grunge patterns and elements with clean lines, subtle colors and great balance. I must admit that Florian’s style of work using patterns and watercolor makes me think of a mix between Shepard Fairey and Sara Blake, and that’s always a good thing. Check out some of his work after the jump!
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Aug 13

Expedition Bureau Feature

diegoguevara_brooklynbridge As a hardcore lover of Photography and great sites, today I am stoked and honored to share with you that I’ve been featured in this month’s edition of a great new site called Expedition Bureau, a bimonthly web magazine about photographers and their adventures doing what they love. The great folks at EB, specially its creator, Michael Gallegly, were kind enough to invite me to be part of August’s issue and share some of my photos as well as a fun interview. Thank you again and keep up the amazing work!!
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Aug 13

LA Light

When it comes to time-lapse photography and videos, there are so many good ones out there and in my bookmarks folder that it becomes extremely hard to pick just one to share. So, we’ll enjoy them one by one. Today’s lovely time-lapse video comes courtesy of LA based Director Colin Rich, and it features the busy life and magnitude of a city that truly surprised, and impressed me in many different ways. And since I had to cancel my visit this month, at least I get to enjoy LA through this video…


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Aug 13

Sugar Series by Emily Blincoe

TheeBlog-SugarSeries In one of those attempts to live a miserable healthier lifestyle, I dropped candy and sugars from my daily diet. Good idea? Maybe, down the line – although it’s not as fun as it sounds – but we all need some sugar from time to time. If you love candy, and enjoy organization, you’ll enjoy today’s post featuring a fun photo series by Austin based Photographer Emily Blincoe. “Sugar Series” is a collection of well organized and delicious candy, arranged by color. Check out this fun series after the jump!
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Aug 13

Realistic 3D Drawings

TheeBlog-AlessandroDD In the very, very long list of artists that have inspired me over the years, there’s a very special place for Mr. M. C. Escher. His work not only blew my mind when I first saw it as a kid, but also left a mark and a deep love for his work and technique. While browsing the interweb last night, I came across the impressive work of Italy based artist AlessandroDD. His ability to create and display his realistic pencil illustrations is enviable as it seems to go beyond 3D drawing AND will instantly remind you of Escher’s work. And that’s a very good thing…
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Aug 13

Brand New Conference 2013 – Armin Vit Q&A

TheeBlog-BrandNewConference2013_interview The fourth edition of one of my favorite Design and Branding conferences (and you can quote me on that) is finally a couple of weeks away! Brand New Conference will take place in New York City this coming September 13th, and as always, it promises to be full of learning, inspiration, cool talented people and amazingness. And to keep the pre-conference Q&A tradition going strong, once again, I invited my friend Armin Vit, to answer a couple of questions and share some details about the planning,preparations and what to expect at this year’s conference. I am sure many of you are already booked and registered, but if you are not yet, do it! Trust me, it is that good.
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Aug 13

Hopeless Wanderer

Whether you are a fan of Mumford & Sons’ music, their latest video for Hopeless Wanderer is definitely worth sharing. Yes, the song might be cool but the real highlight of the video is its little twist. And by little twist I mean replacing all band members by actors and comedians like Jason Sudeikis, Jason Bateman, Ed Helms and Will Forte. See what I mean? BTW, I just realized this is the second Jason Sudeikis post this month. Dude’s on fire! – Did I mention he’s dating Olivia Wilde?


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Aug 13

Richard Phillips + Sasha Grey

TheeBlog-RichardPhillips_SashaGrey You might remember Sasha Grey from Entourage, where she played Vince Chase’s girlfriend. Or, you might know her from her ‘other’ work – I heard she is also an adult film star? But don’t get that excited yet. Although today’s post features Sasha, it does it in a different way. In a more badass way if you ask me. New York based Artist and Director Richard Phillips created a beautiful film for V Magazine combining Ms. Grey, stunning architecture (shot at Chemosphere House) and lovely tones. How could this not work? Check out the film after the jump…
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Aug 13

99 Problems

TheeBlog-99problems There are many things, scenes and quotes that come to mind when we talk about Jay-Z. And although he’s got a plethora of iconic quotes and lyrics, 99 problems is one of those that made an impact and became a staple of Hova’s work through the years. Illustrator Ali Graham decided to illustrate all 99 problems and although the project is not complete yet, her great and witty illustrations will make you laugh and follow her site for more…
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Aug 13

Hair Portraits

TheeBlog-HairPortraits If you ever had to draw or retouch a portrait, you’ll feel me when I say it is always a bitch and a half! Now, imagine my surprise -and admiration- when I stumbled upon ‘Hair Studies’, and impressive series of well, hair studies by Brittany Schall, a talented artist and illustrator who works with different mediums and whose work caught my attention immediately. Check out her work and enjoy the intricate detail and texture of each one of her portraits…
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Aug 13

Jason Sudeikis takes over the Spurs

TheeBlog-Sudeikis_Spurs By now, I am sure most of you have seen NBC Sports’ ad featuring Jason Sudeikis as the new head coach for the Tottenham Spurs. It advertises NBC’s coverage of the Premier League (HELL YEAH!) and to put it simple… it’s great! It’s funny, relevant, viral, makes fun of everybody and yes, it features one of my current favorite comedians – Plus, he’s dating Olivia Wilde! Check out the ad if you haven’t yet and enjoy some great behind the scenes footage.
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Aug 13

Soon’s beautiful cover for Modus

TheeBlog-Soon_ModusCover If there is anything that could be cooler than beautiful chalk-type, it would have to be HUGE beautiful chalk-type. And that’s exactly what we’re gonna enjoy today! With the increasing popularity of Type, Lettering and Chalk-based covers, more and more publications and companies are opting to hire artists and studios to create beautiful masterpieces that we, type geeks, drool over. Belgium based agency SOON created this lovely cover for UK magazine Modus and documented the entire process. Check out some photos and video of their massive piece after the jump…
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Aug 13

Jobs

TheeBlog-SteveJobsFilm As many of you might know by now, the Steve Jobs biopic, featuring Ashton Kutcher as Jobs, is scheduled to hit theaters this month (August 16th) and although the hype – or feedback- has not been that great, I am sure most of us will be there. I know I will. Whether Kutcher can pull this one of has generated mixed feelings, but I guess we’ll have to wait for the movie release for a verdict. For now, here’s the official movie trailer and some photos to get you in the mood. Happy Friday!
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