July, 2014


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Jul 14

MIA Sessions x Joshua Davis

As you probably already know by now, a couple of good friends and I launched MIA Sessions, a local organization created to promote and support Miami’s creative community (HERE). As part of our goal, we’ve been working with huge names in various fields like Design, Digital Art, Fashion, Music, etc. and producing inspiring, casual, and fun interviews. Today I am excited to share our latest one, featuring the one and only, Joshua Davis! We had the pleasure of spending an afternoon with Joshua, and I was able to to ask him a few questions about his work, the real story behind open source, his playlists and his take on Miami. Enjoy!


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Jul 14

The Bipolar Tee is Back!

TheeBlog-BipolarTeePart2 It’s been more than a year since the Bipolar Tee was released and shipped around the world :) And now, due to popular demand and to celebrate a mini-anniversary, the Bipolar Tee will be available again for a limited quantity/time! A few friends and readers have been asking me to reprint them (Thanks for the emails!) so this is your chance to grab one – because I don’t know if there will be another release. So, if you or someone you know wanted one of these shirts, ordering instructions can be found after the jump. Orders will close Friday, August 1st. Hurry!!
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Jul 14

Emoji Among Us

Emoji have become an inescapable part of our daily lives and this short film examines the far-reaching impact of these very special characters. From the popular dancing girl, to the infamous eggplant, the video showcases them in various situations, and might help the very few of us who are still not using them, to understand them better :) Dedicated to Shigetaka Kurita, the inventor of emoji.


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Jul 14

Impressive Portraits by Heather Rooney

TheeBlog-HeatherRooney Since many of us are suffering from World Cup withdrawals, I’ll continue to post football-related articles every now and then as we smoothly switch back to ‘normal’ mode. Today I want to post the stunning and hypnotic portraits of self-taught illustrator Heather Rooney. I saw a couple of heather’s photo-realistic portrait videos during the World Cup, featuring players like Neymar, Ronaldo, Messi, Dempsey, and Rooney – as well as celebrities like Jennifer Lawrence, Paul Walker, Dwyane Wade – and I had to share them! Enjoy.
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Jul 14

Game of Thrones Soccer Uniforms

TheeBlog_GameOfThrones_SoccerKits Whether you like soccer or not, you can’t escape it this summer. The World Cup has taken over and that’s a good thing – Hey! It’s only every four years so cut us some slack!. What I do know most of you enjoy is good TV series. So, what if we combine one of the most popular and successful series right now and the World Cup? Spanish Designer, Nerea Palacios did, and the result is pretty impressive. Inspired by HBO’s Game of Thrones, Nerea created complete soccer kits for the major houses of Westeros. Check them out after the jump!
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Jul 14

World Cup x Nike Typography

TheeBlog_WorldCupTypography The World Cup is not only a football tournament. It is also a massive marketing circus in which brands compete for attention and supremacy (and by brands I mean Adidas and Nike). As ‘visual people’ we’re always checking and comparing jerseys, but this time, there’s something else to focus on, Typography! I was telling friends how much I enjoyed the Netherlands kit and Type, and recently I found out why I liked it so much. It was created by Wim Crouwel. I knew about Neville Brody’s involvement in the England kit, but I was not aware of Wim Crouwel’s work for the Dutch team… This great interview by the folks at DesignBoom featuring Stu McArthur, design director at NIKE, explains these collaborations and the Design process. Check out the interview HERE
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Jul 14

Brasil 2014 – Flip the Script

Today is an important day for US Soccer. Not because we play Belgium or because we all get to proudly wear our jerseys and flags. Because today we have the chance to make history by advancing to quarter finals, and by doing so, awakening those few last souls who still wrongfully think ’soccer’ is a hobby. This could be that pivotal point, when the US finally adopts and supports fully (not only every four years) this beautiful sport :) And if we don’t advance, we’ll keep trying. That’s what makes it interesting. I BELIEVE!!!