Thursday, October 21, 2010

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Literal Eye Candy 10/7

Koichiro Tsujikawa - "Eyes" from Passion Paris on Vimeo.

Excuse me, while I head out to get my medicinal Marijuana card.
(via everyone is an art director)

Thursday, September 30, 2010


As a visual learner, I strongly like this trend.
It’s how my brain process things on it’s own.
So it’s nice when someone does it for me.
Then my brain gets to be lazy.
And my brain loves being lazy.
A Grand Taxonomy of Rap Names Poster
By Pop Chart Lab (sidebar: I love their website design. Clean. Happy.)
(via apartment therapy)
So You Need a Typeface poster
Designer: Julian Hansen

And then there’s the Motherload
of all infographics at Good Magazine.And the king of infographics himself...
Nicholas Felton of the Feltron Annual Report.

STRONGLY dislike.

The concept here seems pretty tame,
but for some reason I find these things completely revolting.
I'm not squeemish by nature and I don't have a weird thing about feet,
so there's no real reason for my adverse reaction to them.

I'm not sure if it's the use of leopard,
the weird athletic supporter look below...
or the gross looking felt pads on the bottom
or maybe it's my visual images of them in use.
Which is another subject in entirety,
how do people actually use these?

Whatever. My gag reflex has kicked in big time.
Josie Grossie.
(via inewidea)

Kumi Yamashita

Kumi Yamashita
Fragments 2009
Light, cast shadow, resin
H270cm W400cm D2cm
New Mexico History Museum, Santa Fe.
Description: Colored resin plates. Wall mounted, lit from the left, cast facial silhouette profiles of 40 New Mexicans.
And here's an earlier piece, same technique, different medium....
Light, Aluminum, Shadow
Description: The each color sheet on the wall, lit from the right, casts a silhouette of a profile.
(found via fffound)

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Kevin Cyr

When I saw Kevin Cyr's work on 20x200, I had no idea he was also the guy behind the camper bike (Which, by the way, is completely functional. Very cool.) I like his realistic style and mundane subject matter, but I think his bright color palette makes me love him. Check out his new die cast miniatures too.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Noah Kalina

I have a new photographer crush. His name is Noah Kalina.

it's about time...

for some good movies. The end of summer is always sad, but it does mean an end to summer blockbuster season. Beginners is a father/son story from Mike Mills (what!? that dad from The Sound of Music's gay? ). Dad/Daughter story a la Sophia Coppola Somewhere . And crazy people movies always make for good stuff, especially ones with this guy...

Friday, September 10, 2010

breaking the law

Emeryville cops, this is for you. This Stealth Spray will make your license plate number look invisible to Traffic Camera. Modern fuzz buster, I heart you.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

eye candy 8.30.10

WTF by OK Go is old news, but still fun to watch.

venetian font

created by graphic designer Andrew Byrom

Sanna Annukka

Sanna Annukka’s Finnish designer who’s done projects for Marimekko, Keane and even some milk packaging.
Keane album cover
Fennofolk Exhibit, Winter Maiden
Summer Maiden
Autumn Maiden (There’s no spring in Finland?)
Spirits of the North lithograph
These milk cartons make me smile.

This is from her website: "Hello, my name is Sanna Annukka, I’m an illustrator and print maker with a love for nature and folklore... Another major influence is Finland’s national epic known as The Kalevala, a collection of folklore songs that are quite simply magical.”

See more here.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

holy shitballs.

This kid's amazing (and clearly never discovered masturbation).

He's almost as good as the yo yo guy...

Monday, August 23, 2010

THIS is genius.

negative space + corresponding beverage color = genius.Designer: Damjan Stanković.

mad x-acto skills.

I used to pride myself with having pretty solid x-acto skills.
Now I feel shame.

in the 510.

This makes me feel all warm and fuzzy.
I know these places, things and of these people.
Sort of feels like Oakland’s becoming our home.
Sort of.
On a side note, they repainted the giraffes.
They look great. I heart them.

yes, please.

I need another tote bag like I need another hole in my head, but...
It's so cute and for $24 it’s pretty easy to justify.
My new tote bag is available at little factory.

why didn’t some think of this sooner?

I’m not going to call this genius,
but it’s one of those things that would
make me smile if I saw one on some packaging.
And I’m genuinely surprised it took so long
for designers to have some fun with barcodes.