December, 2013


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Dec 13

Happy New Year!

TheeBlog-HH_Calligraphuck Wow, the last post of 2013… To say that this year has been an extremely awesome roller coaster full of thrills, adventures, connections, experiences, disappointments and learnings would be a sublime understatement. And while it’s always good to look back and reminisce, I want to look forward, plan, and wish you all a GREAT 2014 full of health, love, success, travel and lots of work! THANK YOU for all your support, for making this year an unforgettable one and for sharing this unexplainable love for all things creative! Oh, and what better way to wish you Happy Holidays than a very unique Typographic card, courtesy of a great new friend I met this year and whose work I love. The one and only Mr. Calligraphuck. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!


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Dec 13

The History and Future of Everything

Since we only have a few 2013 hours left…Time makes sense in small pieces. But when you look at huge stretches of time, it’s almost impossible to wrap your head around things. So KURZGESAGT teamed up with the blog “Wait but Why” and made this video to help you put things in perspective with some infographics.


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Dec 13

The Creative Spark: James White

If you are like me and follow all your favorite Designers on different social platforms, you’ll enjoy this great new video by Lynda. I’ve always been fascinated by the amazingly cool work of James White or Signalnoise if you prefer to call him that. Not only is James an extremely talented artist, but also an über cool and humble guy who I recently had the pleasure of meeting and are in the process of planning some cool stuff for 2014! (Stay tuned for some exciting upcoming news!) – Designer James White spent a decade working for other agencies before he founded Signalnoise, a one-man design studio in Nova Scotia. He was determined to explore his own aesthetic: “Fascination, wonder, and imagination made visual.”


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Dec 13

Typism Book Feature!

TheeBlog-TypismBook1 You all know very well how much I love letters, Type and Lettering, and how I am constantly learning new techniques, trying to incorporate it into my work, and sharing this beautiful craft and passion with my students. Now, remember I mentioned a type book I was invited to be part of, and that was in the works?… Well, my contributor copy finally arrived and I am BEYOND static, humbled, honored, and proud to show you this amazing book, and my featured work :) To be part of such a great international publication, and to share this honor – and pages – with über talented artists I admire and study so much like Andrei Robu, Mathew Tapia, Simon Ålander, James T. Edmondson, Sergey Shapiro, Michael Spitz, Dominique Falla, Joel Felix, Jomn Contino, John Passafiume, Ged Palmer, and so many more is definitely a career highlight! A huge thank you to Dominique Falla for inviting me to be part of this project and making my year. What a perfect way to end the year in a positive vibe, being featured in an amazing book and being able to show, and leave my kids a little published piece of my work that they can enjoy and maybe show their kids someday :)
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Dec 13

INSA + Wade – Animated Mural

Art Basel Miami is over. And this year, the amount of amazing artists and inspiring work around the city was one for the books. Among the numerous new murals that went up in Wynwood, there was one, an animated one, that got some love and attention. On the heels of a successful US sneaker launch, Dwyane Wade and Li-Ning unveiled a mural created by renown gif-fiti artist, INSA during Miami during Art Basel. The 20’ x 30’ mural is located in Wynwood and features the brand tagline “Make Your Own Way.” The piece was released as an animated gif. Check out some process photos and video…
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Dec 13

Pre Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is happening tomorrow (Dec. 10) and to get you in the mood, here’s a great video featuring the Angels, dancing and singing something I’m too concentrated to hear what it is. The video features models Lindsay Ellingson, Alessandra Ambrosio, Adriana Lima, Lily Aldridge, Doutzen Kroes and Behati Prinsloo. All I can say is… Candice. Candice Swanepoel!


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Dec 13

Star Moon Airline

Recently found this lovely fictitious animated corporate film for Star Moon Airlines created by the folks at Designer Apartment and wanted to share. Although the music is a little off – and reminded me of 2002 Flash Sites, the animation and tones are very well done. Happy Friday!


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Dec 13

New McCann Erickson’s NYC Headquarters

TheeBlog-McCannericksonNYC When it comes to beautiful architecture, lovely interiors and great taste, advertising agencies will always be at the top of the list (with a few exceptions, of course). And since we all enjoy checking out cool offices, today I want to share McCann Erickson’s new 5 floors, 130,000 sqft NYC headquarters, designed by Gensler and Tom Dixon/Design Research Studio. Check out the great space, furniture and sweet lighting after the jump.
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