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.

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Save Polaroid

I think all of us fellow creatives felt a sharp pain in our chests when we learned that Polaroid film’s existence would soon cease to exist. I’ve practically lost count of the number of times I may have cried myself to sleep over this sad spectacle, however there is a decent amount of action we can all take to save the precious little rectangular photos we love most. Thanks to the Save Polaroid website, several options are offered to help make a stand and inform film companies that there is money in the Polaroid film product. So get to it people, start a Polaroid revolution!



Invisible Creature

Since I just mentioned Grain Edit in the last post, I thought it might also be nice to note that Grain Edit featured a fantastic interview with the insane talent over at Invisible Creature. Their creativity and execution is of the highest caliber so it’s interesting to read about their creative processes and how these gentlemen came to be. Check out the interview here and their website here.



70 Amazing Business Cards
June 21, 2008, 3:14 pm
Filed under: Art, Design, Graphic Design, Help, Work

A while back I had referred the “Art of the Business Card,” which is a fantastic collection of innovative and edgy business card designs. It’s been tough to find other decent collections of business card designs until most recently when I ran across “70 Amazing Business Cards.” The site features a collection of designs that I haven’t run across before and it’s a great reference for all of you recent grads looking to promote yourself and network like crazy. Be sure to take a look.



Qufoto

qufoto

For those looking to set up a online portfolio site, without the knowledge of HTML, Actionscript, Flash, and numerous other goodies, you’re in LUCK! Qufoto is a great, inexpensive website provider that sets you up with simple templates, and you upload the rest. The functionality of each site is smooth and sophisticated, so it’s worth a look.

*The above image is a portfolio that utilizes a Qufoto template (and features some very beautiful photos as well).



Scary Interview
March 5, 2008, 11:38 pm
Filed under: Art, Art Direction, Design, Help, Informal, Life, Work

scary interview

A clever site that includes some handy interview tips when it comes time to land a killer job.



Man, Myth, Legend?
February 28, 2008, 5:14 pm
Filed under: Entertainment, Help, Informal, Life

tucker max

Hilarity ensues on the confessions provided by Tucker Max, a young lad that loves to kiss and tell. Caution: Stories included on Tucker Max may be incredibly offensive to some.