Nike SB Dunk, Lobster
September 2, 2008, 4:09 pm
Filed under: Art, Blogging, Blogs, Clothing, Design, Fashion, Shoes

Are you kidding me!? This packaging absolutely blows me away. Please take a look at my Eleven Magazine post, which goes much further in depth about the sneakers. It’s a simply amazing approach to personalizing a classic sneaker (produced by Concepts).

*via The Dieline


Cypher 13
August 4, 2008, 11:07 pm
Filed under: Art, Art Direction, Clothing, Design, Fashion, Graphic Design, Illustration

From the guys who set up the Soft & Furry contest, Cypher 13 has a crazy amount of impressive work that needs to be recognized. Take a look.

The Genius of The DesignChapel

^ The first image is a close up of one of the pieces of art offered on Blau Gallery. The second is a selection of work that was featured on Lindstrom’s website. The third image is a quick snapshot of Reform & Revolution’s blog.

Originally this post was solely going to focus on Blaugallery, an online business that focuses on selling limited artist prints stretched to canvas (they also offer a service in which you too can take your work and have it printed and stretched to canvas). However, forgetting that the business was created by Robert Lindstrom of The DesignChapel, also co-founder of North Kingdom, I did a bit of browsing on his website, since it’s been some time. Not only is Lindstrom responsible for Blaugallery, North Kingdom and an insane amount of inspirational art direction, he also is responsible for the design focused blog Reform and Revolution.

So think of this post as an ode to Mr. Lindstrom and his innovative genius. Go ahead and check out the wonderfully luscious prints at Blaugallery, take a look at Robert Lindstrom’s work at The DesignChapel, stay up to date with what he’s currently working on at The DesignChapel’s blog, browse the inspirational links over at Reform and Revolution, gaze at the numerous works of efficient design execution at North Kingdom and pray that one day you will have just one-tenth of the creativity that pours out of Lindstrom’s pores, for that is respectable in itself.

Zip Design
July 29, 2008, 6:54 pm
Filed under: Art, Art Direction, Clothing, Design, Entertainment, Graphic Design, Illustration, Music

After adventuring through Jennie Hancock’s website, I noticed that she worked for the creative characters at Zip Design. They had an impressive collection of work (and a lot of it too) that I felt I needed to share. The above images are a series that was entitled The Four Horsemen (Pestilence, War, Famine and Death).

Design By Humans
July 29, 2008, 5:31 pm
Filed under: Art, Clothing, Design, Fashion, Graphic Design, Illustration, Money, T-Shirts

It may be safe to suggest that I have an addiction to t-shirts. It may be even safer to suggest that I enjoy well designed t-shirts at a cheap price. Well, thanks to the one year anniversary of Design By Humans, a online t-shirt community very similar to that of Threadless, well designed t-shirts at a cheap price are a realistic possibility until August 1st at midnight (shirts are starting around $12). There’s a great collection of designs that differ only slightly from the Threadless collection, but still appear just as respectable. Give their catalog a look through, you shall not be disappointed.

Aled Lewis
July 29, 2008, 5:12 pm
Filed under: Art, Clothing, Design, Illustration, T-Shirts

Luckily, I crossed Aled Lewis‘ website and found that I was familiar with his illustrations due to viewing his winning designs on Threadless. His illustrations remind me of my old Where’s Waldo books, which tended to play with the interaction between the characters and environment. His illustrations have taken the form of several Threadless t-shirts, so be sure to click around his site as well as cop a shirt or two if you love what you see.

Soft & Furry
July 10, 2008, 1:28 am
Filed under: Art, Clothing, Design, Graphic Design, Illustration, Money, T-Shirts | Tags:

Graphic designers…pay attention. Soft & Furry is offering us designers the opportunity to showcase our creative skills. Every week you have the opportunity to submit three logos designed around the project’s name, “Soft & Furry.” Each week a winner is chosen and after eight weeks of competition, a grand winner is chosen. The grand winner will have their logo featured on packaging, clothing and toys designed by the company. The contest is currently in its fifth week, but with three weeks left, there’s plenty of time to whip up three clever logos by the eighth week. Good luck!