Ice, driftwood, foamy waves and … skateboards? Four skaters head north to the cold Norwegian coast, applying their urban skills to a wild canvas of beach flotsam, frozen sand and pastel skies. The result is a beautiful mashup — biting winds and short days, ollies and one ephemeral miniramp.
If you’ve been missing Top Gear as much as I have, this trailer will make your day. Finally! Few months after the end of Top Gear (because the show honestly died the day Clarkson, Hammond and May left) comes The Grand Tour. The trailer gives you a glimpse of what’s to come and luckily, it looks just like the Top Gear we all loved. Can’t wait for this one!
Remember that iconic Christopher Walken video for Fatboy Slim’s Weapon of Choice? Well, if you were a fan of it and Spike Jonze’s take on storytelling, you will enjoy this new spot he recently directed for KENZO featuring Margaret Qualley. I’ll be the first to say it… she’s got nothing on Walken’s smooth moves, but it is a great watch anyway :)
While some studios think leaked trailers ruin their plans, I believe they help films get tons of publicity, promotion and traction (Just look at what happened with Deadpool). Frustrated about not being able to stop the leak and insane web exposure of the secret Comic Con intended trailer for Suicide Squad, Warner Bros. president Sue Kroll decided to release the trailer in HD, to make sure that people share it and watch it the way it is supposed to be enjoyed. And let me say, it looks like it’s going to be a fun film! And for the record, again, I truly think that Jared Leto will be a GREAT Joker! Yes, I said it…
The great folks at Coudal Partners recently launched a sweet promo video for my good friend and all-time Badass Aaron Draplin and his new collection of Field Notes. “The 24th COLORS release, introduces brand-new, limited-edition FIELD NOTES memo books for the fall of 2014. We generally take this chance to describe the papers, materials, and process in excruciating detail, but this time, we’ll let the film explain it all…” Gotta love the censoring…
You might remember those great NBC spots featuring former Tottenham Hotspur coach, and all american boy, Ted Lasso – Jason Sudakis. With less than a week from the 2014 Premier League kick-off, Coach Lasso is back, this time as a guest on NBC Sports and coaching a new, middle eastern airline sponsored girls’ little league team – for now.
When it comes to Designers, certain things are usually different than the rest of corporate America. One of them is definitely industry lingo (Have you ever tried to explain tracking/kerning or golden ratio to a client?) Have you ever wondered what would these everyday terms sound like when used as pick-up lines or bedroom talk? Good news. A new brilliant site called Designer Dirty Talk features a collection of clever and funny design puns that do just that. Check out a few samples after the jump, visit the site or submit your own…
Although many people might refer to animated GIFs as the ‘cool new thing’ due to their massive boom on mainstream media, they are not that new… Au contraire my friends! Animated GIFs have been around for many, many years. To celebrate their awesomeness and how much they have evolved since they first appeared and internet cats became famous, JWT London organized a fun and hypnotic animated GIFs exhibition called Loop, featuring some of the most recognized and talented names in the business such as Robin Davey, Paolo Ceric, David Pope, Ian Acton, and many more. Check out some of my favorite pieces as well as some extras from each artist.
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!
As much as we love what we do, it is also good and healthy to disconnect every now and then to take a vacation and clear up, recharge and of course, get inspired. There won’t be any posts this coming week but I promise there will be some interesting things coming up soon (and photos!). But for now, I am off to discover Turks and Caicos, St. Thomas, St. John the beautiful Virgin Islands and Enjoy the Caribbean!
Remember Wedding Crashers and that great bromance/chemistry between Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn? Well, they’re back, but not for a sequel (yet). The Internship is a new movie starring Wilson and Vaughn as ex-salesmen who lose their jobs and somehow end up as Google interns. Could this be the future of movies? A feature, extremely expensive (and profitable) product commercial?
Last year, we enjoyed a well executed and entertaining project combining NFL teams and soccer jerseys NFL Soccer Jerseys and many of you enjoyed it. So, if you are into sports and crazy ideas… I got a treat for you! Boston based Designer, Mark Willis created a collection of uniforms combining two of my favorite passions… Soccer and Design. (In case you were thinking I was going to say Baseball…) His collection features a soccer-ized version of many Major League Baseball teams’ based on their team colors, logos, and of course… sponsors. Check them out after the jump!
So, a chance of returning to the West Coast next year came up and I am freakin’ stoked! I loved San Francisco and have been dying to go back :) And to prepare myself, I wanted to share my San Francisco photos and post from last year…
I believe the saying goes, “Common sense is the least common of all senses”, and unfortunately, this is very true. I know many retail and customer service professionals deal with mind-boggling requests, arguments and comments regularly but we ‘creatives’ also get our fair share of WTF? gems almost on a daily basis. Oh, and there is no discrimination… these gems could come from your sales team, ‘marketing gurus’, account executives, and of course…. clients. To celebrate? these frustrating gems, Sharp Suits launched a great collaborative exhibition called A Creative Catharsis featuring a collection of posters created by Ireland Designers. Check out some of these great and oh so real posters after the jump…
Considering Halloween is only a day away and the fact that I like to share and post personal projects I enjoy, today I want to show you the process behind my last (yes, I know a bit old but this year I didn’t have any time) Halloween costume/project. I’ve been a huge fan of Daft Punk for many years and I’ve always wanted my own Thomas Bangalter or Guy-Manuel so Halloween seemed like the right excuse to spend numerous hours working and making my own. For this project I had to recruit some help (my awesome and crafty brother) and had to experiment with a few materials. The result, a fully custom Thomas helmet featuring programmable LEDs and a bunch of high fives at parties :)
Yeah, Tina might have rolled on the river, but French architecture firm AZC thought it would be funner to allow parisians to bounce across the River. How? By installing an inflatable bridge equipped with giant trampolines, dedicated to the joyful release from gravity as one bounces above the river. This project was presented as part of the “Contemporary Bridge – Paris” competition and it was awarded third place. Don’t know about you, but all I can ask myself is, what could ever beat a bouncing bridge!!!?
Last month, I had the pleasure of enjoying NYC for a couple of days as part of my vacation and got to absorb all the energy, inspiration and craziness I love and always miss. Now, most of you probably already know this but September is a pretty busy month in NYC when it comes to Fashion, and this year, I was there to experience some of the glam and craziness you can only find in NY. Today I want to share a few photos of the many I took while walking around the streets and of course, Lincoln Center. Now, before you ask, no, I am not a fashion expert or editor – although I do consider myself a bit savvy :), but when you combine Manhattan with interesting fashion/people, you are fortunate to have inspiring Fashion expert friends (this post is dedicated to y’all) and are a fan of Photographers like Bill Cunningham or Scott Schuman, you have no choice but to whip out your camera and get your Sartorialist on!
As I had mentioned earlier this summer, I am planning on launching a new series of prints and tees available for purchase (thanks for your patience) and in preparation, I wanted to share my original post to serve as the clam and pleasant post, before the storm! :) Here you go… First of all, I want to thank you all for the great response, great comments and wonderful emails I’ve received. It only pushes me to work harder, improve and learn new things! Since my last identity project for Locos Por Juana (post here) , I noticed many of you, like me, enjoy seeing the whole process and work behind a finished project. So, today I want to share one of my latest adventures. Although this was a personal project/experiment at first, it has evolved into something bigger that I will soon share with you. Hope you enjoy it!