// Release The Kraken

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10 March, 2012  |  animation, design, illustration, motion  |  Comments Off

Impressive Illustration, Art Direction & motion design for The Kraken Rum.

The Kraken Rum

The Kraken Rum


The Kraken Rum

The Kraken Rum


The Kraken Rum

The Kraken Rum


The Kraken

The Kraken


The Kraken Existence from Adam Gault on Vimeo.

The Kraken Strength from Adam Gault on Vimeo.

The Kraken Survival from Adam Gault on Vimeo.

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// Kinetic Zine

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18 January, 2012  |  Interactive, website  |  Comments Off

Kinetic v5 Table of Contents

Kinetic v5 Table of Contents


Kinetic v5 Chapter 2

Kinetic v5 Chapter 2


Kinetic v5 - Cradle of all things

Kinetic v5 - Cradle of all things


Kinetic v5

Kinetic v5

I came across Kinetic v5 zine styled website for a Singapore based creative agency. I love how the printed format has been translated so well into digital. It’s quirky, playful & fun, just what you would expect from a hand-generated photocopied small run fanzine. As you explore the site you discover little random bits of information linked throughout like a 1990′s infomercial for GLH Spray on hair. The sound is just as random so make sure it’s turned on when you visit.

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// Prisms & Light

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22 December, 2011  |  art, installation, Interactive  |  Comments Off

Prisma1666

Prisma1666


Prisma1666

Prisma1666


PRISMA1666 from Super Nature Design on Vimeo.

PRISMA1666 by Super Nature Design collaborating with Wonwei, is a light interactive installation inspired by Sir Isaac Newton’s famous optics and colour experiments in 1666. The installation consists of 15 triangular crystal blocks distributed randomly on a clean white surface. Projection of colorful graphics is refracted and dispersed by these crystal blocks, creating a fascinating visual experience and performance. The installation enables interaction with the projected colors, angles, and shapes through a touch interface, creating an opportunity to experiment with these elements like Isaac Newton did.

Via My Modern Met

// Motion + design

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14 November, 2011  |  motion  |  Comments Off

Motion plus design is a project aiming to found the world’s first Centre dedicated to the world of motion design in Paris, France. The goal is to engage and educate the public about what Motion Design is and engage the Motion Design community to share their knowledge and to increase recognition of the field on the world stage that is comparable to the creative explosion that has occurred in recent years thanks to digital technology. They have created this fantastic video to help clearly define what motion graphics is and hallmarks some of the best examples since the artforms inception. Definitely worth viewing

“Motion Design” Center : “What is Motion Design ?” from Motion Plus Design on Vimeo.

Via Motionographer

// Chalkboards of Dana Tanamachi

5 November, 2011  |  typography  |  1 Comment

I came across the amazing chalk lettering by graphic designer and now full time chalk letterist (doubt thats a word?) Dana Tanamachi from Brooklyn, NYC. She has done some beautiful pieces for clients like Ralph Lauren, Google, Adidas as well as many others. Her work makes me wish i played with the chalkboard a little more when I was young. I also appreciate the amount of time it must take to do each one of these custom pieces. Check out the time lapse videos of Dana’s work at the bottom.

Dana Tanamachi - Wes Anderson, Brooklyn

Dana Tanamachi - Wes Anderson, Brooklyn


Dana Tanamachi - Rugby Ralph Lauren boutique, Bleeker St, NYC

Dana Tanamachi - Rugby Ralph Lauren boutique, Bleeker St, NYC


Dana Tanamachi - Ace Hotel, NYC

Dana Tanamachi - Ace Hotel, NYC


Dana Tanamachi - wedding reception

Dana Tanamachi - wedding reception


Dana Tanamachi - Kings County Jerky Co banner

Dana Tanamachi - Kings County Jerky Co banner

Ace Hotel Room 1021 from Dana Tanamachi on Vimeo.

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// Happy Halloween

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31 October, 2011  |  viral video  |  Comments Off

It’s an oldie but a goodie: CPDRC Inmates dancing Thriller. Nothing sounds like Halloween without Vincent Price’s voice.

// Type of Courage

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14 October, 2011  |  typography, wisdom  |  Comments Off
Courage

You can never cross the ocean,
unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.

Beautiful handmade typography & a poignant quote made me smile.

// Art of James Nares

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15 September, 2011  |  art  |  Comments Off

James Nares

James Nares


James Nares

James Nares


Art by James Nares

Photos by A_O_G

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nvsblty

// Liquid Type

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7 September, 2011  |  design  |  Comments Off

ive gone away

i've gone away


Love watching these evaporating letterforms appear and then disappear. It’s got a great ephemeral and emotional appeal. These animated gif’s are by designer Ruslan Khasanov.

Liquid Type Still

Liquid Type Still


Liquid Type Still

Liquid Type Still


Liquid Type Still

Liquid Type Still

This is…
A
R
T

Via Fastcodesign

// Spoken Nerd

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29 August, 2011  |  Nerdy  |  Comments Off

This ones for all the Nerds.

Via Superbunneh

// Mill Touch Screen

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18 August, 2011  |  digital  |  Comments Off

Behind the scenes video of how The Mill created an interactive multi-touch, smart glass display showcasing the Mill’s body of work. Impressive is all I can say.

Mill Touch Screen

Mill Touch Screen


Mill Touch Screen

Mill Touch Screen


Mill Touch Screen

Mill Touch Screen

Via @Kris_76

// Frances Bean Cobain grows up

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16 August, 2011  |  photography  |  Comments Off

Frances Bean Cobain Back

Frances Bean Cobain


Frances Bean Cobain

Frances Bean Cobain


Frances Bean Cobain

Frances Bean Cobain


Kurt Cobain memorabile

Kurt Cobain Memorial


Frances Bean Cobain

Frances Bean Cobain

Beautiful photographs of 19 year old Frances Bean Cobain by Heidi Slimane.

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// Pyrographs

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15 August, 2011  |  art  |  Comments Off

Etsuko Ichikawa creates what she calls Pyrographs by drawing with hot molten glass which scorches the paper creating an ephemeral path of movement and heat.

“I see this process as a metaphor of my daily life in terms of encounters and impressions relating directly to my work. Meeting someone, seeing some event, hearing a piece of music – these encounters are fleeting moments, but sometimes the impressions of these moments take on their own lives.”

– E.I.

Etsuko Ichikawa Molten glass drawing

Etsuko Ichikawa Molten glass drawing


Deai, the title of the series, translates from Japanese as “encounter”

Deai, the title of the series, translates from Japanese as “encounter”.


Deai, the title of the series, translates from Japanese as “encounter”

Deai, the title of the series, translates from Japanese as “encounter”

Via the ANTHROPOLOGiST

// Viva Calaca!

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28 July, 2011  |  animation, motion  |  Comments Off

Check out this awesome skull and animations by Ritxi Ostáriz founder of IIKKI STUDIO. The stills from the animations are as fun as the animations are. I do appreciate the homage to walt disney with pink elephans on parade. Me gusta mucho!

mexican skull

mexican skull

viva calaca stills

viva calaca stills

¡Viva Calaca! Day of the Dead from Ritxi Ostáriz on Vimeo.

Pink elephants on parade stills

Pink elephants on parade stills

¡Viva Calaca! 2. Pink Elephants on Parade from Ritxi Ostáriz on Vimeo.

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// Unleash your fingers

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15 June, 2011  |  advertising, motion  |  Comments Off

Unleash your fingers - Samsung ad

Unleash your fingers - Samsung ad


Unleash your fingers - Samsung ad

Unleash your fingers - Samsung ad


Unleash your fingers - Samsung ad

Unleash your fingers - Samsung ad

Just came across this ad for a Samsung phone which I thought was pretty cool and very relevant to the product. The awesome Finger Tutting is by Jay Funk a Los Angeles based choreographer. Don’t mind the motion graphics either!

Check out more of Jay Funk in this video:

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// Tragedy of life

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24 May, 2011  |  wisdom  |  Comments Off

It must be borne in mind that the tragedy of life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach.

It isn’t a calamity to die with dreams unfulfilled, but it is a calamity not to dream. It is not a disaster to be unable to capture your ideal, but it is a disaster to have no ideal to capture.

It is not a disgrace not to reach the stars, but it is a disgrace to have no starts to reach for. Not failure, but low aim is sin.

– Benjamin Elijah Mays

Via SwissMiss

// Fingering

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2 May, 2011  |  art  |  Comments Off

The art of Judith Braun in her series of “Symmetrical Procedures” with its organic forms is quite mesmerising.

Symmetrical Procedures

“Symmetrical Procedures”


Symmetrical Procedures

“Symmetrical Procedures”


Symmetrical Procedures

"Symmetrical Procedures"


Symmetrical Procedures

"Symmetrical Procedures"

I love it when an artist gives us a glimpse into themselves and Judith has certainly done that with a hilarious short video about her life. I would love to meet you Judith one day. You are awesome!

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Triangulation

// 10 Lessons for young designers

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25 February, 2011  |  wisdom  |  Comments Off

As a young designer myself these really ring true. These are some insightful and thought-provoking lessons from Wieden+Kennedy’s Executive Creative Director, John C Jay.

Lesson 1:
Be authentic. The most powerful asset you have is your individuality, what makes you unique. It’s time to stop listening to others on what you should do.

Lesson 2:
Work harder than anyone else and you will always benefit from the effort.

Lesson 3:
Get off the computer and connect with real people and culture. Life is visceral.

Lesson 4:
Constantly improve your craft. Make things with your hands. Innovation in thinking is not enough.

Lesson 5:
Travel as much as you can. It is a humbling and inspiring experience to learn just how much you don’t know.

Lesson 6:
Being original is still king, especially in this tech-driven, group-grope world.

Lesson 7:
Try not to work for stupid people or you’ll soon become one of them.

Lesson 8:
Instinct and intuition are all-powerful. Learn to trust them.

Lesson 9:
The Golden Rule actually works. Do good.

Lesson 10:
If all else fails, No. 2 is the greatest competitive advantage of any career.

Via SwissMiss

// Mind your creative business

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25 February, 2011  |  business, design  |  Comments Off

Anyone starting their own creative business should watch this video. Great advice from Emily Cohen on the business of design.

Emily has been a consultant to creative professionals for over 20 years providing confidential, best-practice insights and advice on staff, client, and process-management strategies, conducting client surveys and writing winning proposals, creative briefs, and contracts. Her CreativeMornings talk was insightful and filled with hands-on tips.

2010/12 Emily Cohen from CreativeMornings on Vimeo.

Via SwissMiss

// The future of Art

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9 February, 2011  |  art, digital  |  Comments Off

The Future of Art from KS12 on Vimeo.

What are the defining aesthetics of art in the networked era? How is mass collaboration changing notions of ownership in art? How does micropatronage change the way artists produce and distribute artwork? The Future of Art begins a conversation on these topics and invites your participation.

This video was shot, edited and screened at the Transmediale festival 2011 in Berlin, Germany.

Via SwissMiss