Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Love Love By Julien Berthier

This ship isn't sinking. It's "Love, Love" by Julien Berthier, a boat that's been modified to appear as though it's capsizing. The ship was originally a 6.5 meter yacht that was sliced in half and outfitted with a new keel which keeps it upright at all times. Apparently it's actually seaworthy, and he has toured it around Europe. Watch the video of it in action after more. Berthier writes:
"Love-love is the permanent and mobile image of a wrecked ship that has become a functional and safe leisure object. "

Love Love from julien berthier on Vimeo.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


I found this from my fellow artist friend Iquan of the Artoholiks/Mix206. This is such a cool find. $8 for 2 bottle opener rings. I don't wear rings, but this seems practical even if I did.

Buy it here: http://www.fredflare.com/customer/product.php?productid=6117&cat=252

How to make Roy's Jeans -Video by Self Edge

This is a cool video of how jeans are made, but this pair was created entirely by one person.

Roy's Jeans - Video by Self Edge from Self Edge on Vimeo.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Check out the resources at Media Militia

I know I've posted their free splatter, but definitely check out all the freebies that they have to offer. It's great that they have high quality stuff for designers to check out. They have various textures, brushes, Photoshop actions, vectors, 3d renders, etc. I recommend looking at it, because it may be worth it when looking for that something extra in a design.


Saturday, November 20, 2010

Bluu Dreams Black Out Sale

My fellow friend Anderson of Bluu Dreams is having a Pre-Black Friday sale aka "Black Out Sale" for his company Bluu Dreams. Pick up an item if you have a chance.

I suggest the "Power" t-shirt.

May the force of Typography be with You

I found this here Good design is good design and it doesn't hurt that it's pop culture. This is really creative.
“May the force of Typography be with you”
Advertising Agency: H-57 Creative Station, Milan, Italy
Creative Director: Matteo Civaschi, Gianmarco Milesi
Account Director: Sabrina Di Gregorio
Typographer: Matteo Civaschi
Published: November 2010

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Branded Baron releases Winter Collection

Branded Baron released their new winter collection. Great new shirts and sweatshirts. It's awesome that they're offering free shipping to all domestic orders that are over $50.

Buy a shirt or sweatshirt here: http://www.brandedbaron.com

Here is the video of behind the scenes at their photo shoot. It is pretty entertaining.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

David Dutton's "Influencia"

I thought this was a cool narrative about an alcoholic painter trying to mimic a mural he saw on the street.

Influencia from David Dutton on Vimeo.

John Maeda: Looking for Superman

At the 99% Conference, Rhode Island School of Design president John Maeda defines the key qualities of standout innovators - a willingness to struggle, to make mistakes, to live with ambiguity - and tackles the creative’s biggest challenge: How to lead other creatives. Perhaps confronting the status quo, killing bureaucracy, and leading change can be its own art form…

John Maeda: Looking for Superman from 99% on Vimeo.

Citizen Cope's "Let the Drummer Kick" Kinetic Type Video

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Freelance Freedom: Inappropriate Language

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This edition of this graphic design comic strip is sad and funny, but true. I have see job listings for "desktop publishing" or for a "desktop publisher". Talking about old school. I know that graphic design was once called that, but it hasn't been called that for years. It kind of worries me for anyone who gets that job and still has to work in Adobe Illustrator 6. Imagining it, makes me think that it must be brutal. I know the phrase, "Only a bad carpenter blames his tools," but knowing that your company is up to speed with the 21st century can be very satisfying.

"SPEC Work is Slapping..." by Yasmin Kercher

This a student video created by Yasmin Kercher and the people being slapped are visual communication design students of Augsburg University of Applied Sciences.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Inspiring Drink Labels

This article is very interesting. Companies know that they're offering the consumer a brand and a well design label is very important to convey their message. The history behind the companies influence why some labels are the way they are. They are definitely inspiring for designers and worth looking at, before you drinking. Click here to view the entire article.

Here are only a sample of what is discussed:



Mexican Cerveza (beer)

Marvel to release Tron Influenced covers

Marvel will be releasing special covers that pay homage to Tron. These covers are extremely cool and they look like the superheroes belong in the movie. I definitely like the Spider-man, Ghost Rider, and Captain America the best, but all the covers are very well done.

Monday, November 8, 2010

RAPPING Wrapping Paper

I came across this site and think it's a very cool idea. The idea to have song lyrics, specifically hip hop lyrics on wrapping paper, gives the gift wraps something special and unique. This will be great, since the holiday season is right around the corner. Si Hill, of "Rapping Paper" came up with this idea in 2006, because he wanted to wrap gifts with wrapping paper that wasn't terrible. The current songs that are available are Eminem's "My Name is", Run DMC's "It's like that" and "It's tricky", and the Sugarhill Gang's "Rappers Delight". They also have their logo repeated on two different color paper as well. If you're in the States, I would order now, since this company is out of the U.K. You can see it here http://rappingpaper.co.uk/  The price is £3.95 which comes out to be a $6.38 cents, not including shipping. It's still pretty cool and it makes the person receiving the gift stare at the paper, before the paper gets rip to shreds.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Zombified Sculptures by Jessica Harrison

These are certainly creepy sculptures, but to see these old fashioned sculptures turned to a zombie version it makes for a win. British artist Jessica Harrison's sculptures are absolutely eery and reminds me as if they should appear as ghosts in a horror movie. I never knew zombies can be so lady like!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Keaton Henson Limited Edition Packaging

Designer Keaton Henson(http://www.keatonhenson.com/) is releasing an album of his music and he has customized 120 packages for those who pick up a copy. This video shows the diy custom made process, which shows each copy receiving a different drawing on each individual piece.

Making Of Dear from Keaton Henson on Vimeo.

Free Screen Print Ready Textures by CX City 2

CX City has released another high res print ready texture pack. Click here to view their first texture pack.
To download their second texture pack, click here : Download Texture Pack

Monday, November 1, 2010

Inspiration : Mathiole

It's always great to see traditional media mixed with digital media and Mathiole's designs never disappoint. You can see many of his designs printed through Threadless and Designbyhumans t-shirts, as well as regular print media. All of designs use his signature watercolor style that actually was done before the computer is involved. I'm a fan of watercolor and I try to implement it into my designs when necessary, because it's so free.  Here is one recent design that Mathiole was commissioned to do for a bank. Check out the step by step process. Click to enlarge