Archive for January, 2007

Steven Harrington

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Steven Harrington lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. Aside from owning and operating National Forest Design with fellow artist Justin Krietemeyer, he still finds time to work on both commissioned and self-inspired art projects of his own. Influenced by images, fashion and graphics discovered in Time Life Encyclopedias from 1965-1972, thrift stores, and The Moody Blues, his art might be termed contextual objectivism. That is, he views each piece he creates as a tangible object that is part and parcel of a larger context; the object helps define the context and the context helps define the object. Whatever feel or meaning the observer takes away from the piece belongs to the observer. Nothing is shoved down his or her throat. Discovery is the key. Some of his most recent projects include a four board series for Burton snowboards, contributions to the French clothing line Sixpack, and a series of silkscreen prints based on the idea of “community.” He has exhibited work in Los Angeles, New York, Dallas, San Francisco, Chicago, Philadelphia, Montreal, Tokyo, Melbourne and Barcelona.

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Interview with Mother Robert Saville and Mark Waites

Nice interview with CDs, Partners and Co-Founders of Mother London, Robert Saville and Mark Waites and a screening room for some of their latests ads

Kasper Ledet illustraion design

Kasper Ledet is a young Danish artist living in the city of Copenhagen. He is mainly working in the field of graphic design & illustration.

Actual wireframe sculptures

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If you’ve ever worked in 3D or seen the basic structure of models before final renders you’ll appreciate the familiar virtual land of wireframes. These are actual wire frame sculptures by Thomas Raschke.

Bill Sullivan Photography

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Photos by Bill Sullivan. Unsuspecting models are the subject of these portraits of people going through NYC subway turnstiles.

Chis Bolton folio update

Folio site update of graphic design by Chris Bolton

Blur update

Holy crap Blur has some very rich animation and design reels on their updated site

A Handy Art

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WTF. Did you ever draw on your hand as a kid and pretend it was a face or an animal? Well you no longer have to image. I didn’t realize a hand could be such a canvas. Here’s some paint on a hand. Update: original artist site at www.guidodaniele.com

Third Eye Design

Hector Pottie, formely of Cartlidge Levene, has joined Third Eye Design as Design Director. Check out their portfolio

Dot Dot Dash!

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Dot Dot Dash! is brought to you by the editors of Pictoplasma and Pictoplasma 2. Expanding on the widely popular subject of contemporary character design, and focusing on their transformation to Designer Toys, Action Figures and Character Art.

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Tomato Updates

The work of Tomato is legendary in my opinion, they’ve been pushing great image making for years, but why is their website always rubbish?

Perler Bead Art and Craft

Perler Bead Art and Craft for nostalgic gamers

10 ways to get your client to love you

1. The first step to having a good relationship (in business of course) with your client is to take on good clients in the first place. Don’t feel obliged to chase down every client that sends flirting glances in your direction. You could be ‘jumping into bed’ with a client that others knew not to touch.

2. Some clients just aren’t right for you. It’s not you, it’s them. (a) Some clients are too big. You’ll be lured by the big bucks, but when they should decide to leave, remaining will be a gaping hole in the heart of your business. (b) Some clients are too small. If possible, check to see if they pay their bills (or request some upfront payment on larger invoices), and that you won’t be spending all your time and effort educating them on ‘the process’ of working together. Find the client that is just right, to avoid a painful divorce.

3. Anyone can compete on price, but not everyone will compete on service. To give yourself a more valuable position in the relationship you need to make the transition from being just a vendor with services to being a strategic partner with their business interests at heart. Make yourself indispensable from your clients selling process. The more valuable you are to the client, the more love will be returned back to you.

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MI-ZO

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The creative photographer unit of Zoren Gold and Minori started their collaboration in 2000. Zoren and Minori explore the free form of photographic expression. Their shared curiosity of “how to push the boundary of photography” as an image creation, has lead them to start mixing photography with other mediums such as drawing, collage, hand-made props and computer graphics.

Link: http://www.mi-zo.com

M.C. Escher inspired Rob Gonsalves

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With the intrigue of an M.C. Escher drawing and the richness of a Chris Van Allsburg painting, renowned Canadian artist Rob Gonsalves depicts that time between sleep and wakefulness, creating a breathtaking, visual exploration of imagination


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