May 2011

Polish Book Cover Contest

Pretty cool contest over here, put on by the folks at 50 Watts. Design a book cover, Polish style. Anyone who's ever eaten a Pierogi knows that Polish people are some amazing cooks but did you know they also have some pretty amazing design? Check...

Dana Tanamachi chalking it up

Great work by Dana Tanamachi at theAce Hotel, chalking it up. She does some amazing work & it's pretty cool to see her rock it on time-lapse camera...

Valhalla Mix by DJ Enki

What are you doing over Memorial Day weekend? Well, it's not complete without a free DJ mix! For our first freebie, we're throwing out a mix made for us by Oakland's finest - DJ Enki. A little of this, a little of that. Did we...

Anatomy of a Mashup

Pretty cool little visualization here showing how Cameron Adams split up 23 different Daft Punk songs to do make a new blend. Great if you like mashups or are interested in mixing, even better if you love Daft Punk! Check it out...

Lost Type Co-op

Pretty cool deal here. The Lost Type Co-op is based on the "pay what you can" model for some pretty amazing typefaces. All the donations go to the font designer. Check it out & throw the designers a few bucks, making a font isn't a...

He’s drawing with a Bic pen

This is amazing. I almost wish he showed the end result before showing him draw it because you'd never guess he got there the way he did. He's drawing with 2 Bic ballpoint pens. Goes to show, it's not what you're working with, it's what's...

Free Von Glitschka patterns

Adobe asked Von Glitschka to create some repeat patterns & we're (like, everyone) the winners because they're free! Click up above or here to go to Adobe's download page for them...

T-minus 6 months & counting

to the best holiday of the year. Can't wait. Before Halloween was a reason to dress slutty, it was amazing. This video is proof.Thanks to Godmachine for the video....

If it was only this easy…

Sometimes while dreaming, I draw this quickly (and this well), just sometimes though. Really cool time-lapse video with Kevin Tong on his making of the Mogwai poster shown down below (which, of course, is sold out). If was only be as easy as he makes...

Getting all nostalgic

This one's for all the photo-nerds in the house. Saw these gems over on Werd. Seeing as how I've spent a few months / years paychecks on film & camera gear, I got all nostalgic. Pretty cool USB drives by Photojojo.Perusing around their store, this...

Stoked Sessions 2011

Next Friday, May 20th 2011, I’m going to be in an art show / auction benefiting Stoked Mentoring called Stoked Sessions up in Culver City, CA. A whole get-down is planned for opening night; DJs, drinks, who knows…. maybe even dancing. The whole thing benefits Stoked Mentoring & the great programs they have for kids so if you’re a) bored or b) in the Culver City area or c) need a reason to head to LA, stop in & check it out. The Stoked Sessions has an overview of what’s happening on Friday night, including a slideshow of the pieces that will be there. Check after the jump if you’d like to see my contribution.

The Business

Now that our cards have been on featured on For Print Only, I figure it’s time to get around to putting them here. A few months back, after realizing I had 14 business cards left with a tradeshow in a couple weeks. I worked with Tim at Quality Letterpress to create some pretty cool cards.

Check after the jump for more photos & a bit of a writeup on the cards

Pow Wow Hawai’i

Great live street-art even in Hawai'i a couple months back, covered by HBTV: Pow Wow Hawaii 2011 Part I...

We Recommend: Helvetica

Newly featured in our We Recommend section is Helvetica. A Documentary Film by Gary Hustwit. Great movie for anyone interested in design and even pop culture. It's crazy how far the typeface's grasp is, yet it stays at the forefront of design. Check out our...

Helvetica Film

The film goes in depth on the history of the font, from it's origins as an "updated Akzidenz Grotesk" to it's place today. Featuring interviews with a just about every big name you can think of in the design world; Massimo Vignelli, David Carson, Lars...

Vintage Beer Collection

Great collection of vintage beer cans. All are amazing, some are also amazingly funny. Up top, who are you going to drink with – The Duke or JR Ewing? Check out JR’s tag line down at the bottom of the can. Follow the jump for 36 more cans & a link to the source with 130 more!

Vintage Packaging Round 2

Found some more great examples of packaging from the past. Seems like more often than not, it would be better if they left it alone…. Follow the jump for about a dozen more examples.

Outdoor Research Labels & Trims

Sometimes doing what we do, it seems like a lifetime passes between handing off the final files & the product releasing. A while back we did a label package for OR’s new “Sidecountry” line of outerwear which was released, with great excitement, to the public this past Fall.

Check after the jump if you want to see more of the trim package we did.

KAWS x Standard Hotel

Pretty fancy lightbulb set by KAWS for the Standard Hotel. Unlike everything else he touches, these aren't a cagillion dollars...