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.



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.



Thomas Rusch
July 24, 2008, 1:47 am
Filed under: Art, Design, Fashion, Photography, Web Design

I always feel that it’s a shame when a website isn’t quite up to par with the work being showcased. In the case of Thomas Rusch…well, it’s just not the case. Thomas perfectly exhibits his breathtaking photography within fluid web design. The navigation and full screen view make the website unique as well as very fitting for the photographer’s work.



Blogtastic


^ Grain Edit truly seems to appreciate typography and modern design as well as they provide great interviews with fresh yet incredibly successful designers/studios of today.


^ Change the Thought has a great balance between design, photography, illustration and plenty other aspects that pertain perfectly to the creative mind.


^ Design Milk appears to appreciate furniture and industrial design while accompanying those likes with design and fashion as well.

To accompany my increased efforts to update my blog I’ve taken a few steps to check some of my favorite blogs I haven’t checked in a while as well as familiarize myself with some other blogs I was unaware of, thanks to the help of some friends.

Above are three links to three blogs that I found both entertaining and inspiring, so be sure to click around and enjoy the websites provided up above.

*Thanks Paul Stonier & Ryan Moore.



Erwin Olaf
June 24, 2008, 6:36 pm
Filed under: Art, Art Direction, Entertainment, Fashion, Photography


Featured above is Olaf’s 2004 series, Rain

Assuming that there may be some of you who have not crossed paths with the creative genius of Erwin Olaf, I present you with his studio’s website. Simply breathtaking work.