Monday, August 30, 2010

You Work For Them

These guys are amazing!


I found this profile on the Behance network (great for inspiration!). They go under TOKYO22 and i really am liking the photoshoping feel with these images. The step and repeat action can be quite dramatic when it comes to fashion images.
Check out his website for the full range of his work

Ben Crick - Design

Ben Crick is one top notch designer from Sydney. His typography is very strong, simple and of course bold. He also dabbles in all other forms of design and photography, and is defo worth a look.

Photos by Jack Toohey

The mighty young Jack Toohey produces some amazing imagery. At a ripe age of 17 his style is very a-la film, but he doesnt use it. Shame. None the less, his style is candid and friendly and well worth a look.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Bored to Death

The HBO series Bored to Death (Jason Schwartzman and Ted Danson) just did a photo shoot of them stealing the Harpers September issue. Seems fitting as they are supposed to be private dectivites in the series... I love this series and this shoot looks like it would have been so much fun to be on.
It was shoot for the September Issue of Harper's Bazaar by Frederike Helwig

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Sebastiaan Bremer

I stumbled over this fella, Sebastiaan Bremer, earlier today and love his new series of photographs. The new series is in his medium works range, and remind me of old negatives from the 1960s and 1970s that have grown mould on them. I used to go through my mum and dads photos for days and look at these blotches on the negs... if you develop them they come out fuzzy and if they are colour negs, you can get some crazy colours happening. These two images are just an example, so make sure you go and Have a look.

(RED) and Nike

Now, some people know that i love me sneakers, and then some of those people know that i love my Nikes. And i really love it when a company or brand that i wear/buy does soemthing good.
Nike has teamed up with (RED) and have done something great. They have made a pair shoe laces and done a massive campaign to fight the global food crisis.
Check the campaign here
The video is well worth a look.


Panasonic released these earphones, and if i saw them on a shelf i would buy them instantly. It is such an awesome design for the packaging. Clean and Simple.

Laurent Nivalle Photography

Laurent Nivalle has just photographed The Le Mans Classic, which is a vintage sports car event in France. Now i love cars and i love vintage, so now i want to go to this event. I adore Nivalle's use of cropping in, and the idea of looking down on the subjects.

Check the full collection here they are beautiful.

Cult Streetwear Book

The other day at work, one of the fashion ladies gave me this book. Apparently i suit it more than them, which i took as a positive thing. Ive seen this book around and was happy to devote half of the Monday afternoon flipping through the pages of it.
Cult Streetwear doesnt just give you the pretty pictures, it also gives details of the people behind the brands. Which is something that I think you should know if you wear one brand enough.
The layout and design of the book is so clean, which i am also a fan of.

Find it here

Monday, July 5, 2010

Match This...

Now if i smoked i would like those puppies with matches... its just a little bit more romantic dont you think? Anyway speaking of matches, how cool are these? Mucca Design has designed these match packets in theme with a neighbourhood area, Condesa.
Very appealing.

David Bailey

So today is my second day back at work after 5 weeks off, and i keep coming across the photographer David Bailey. Now i do love this snapper. For starters he was a fashion photographer for Vogue and also helped create the "Swinging London" look and feel in the 1960s.
These two images are my favourites of Baileys from this period, also being 2 of my fav actors aswell, esp Sir Michael Caine.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Got Milk?

I have started to drink milk agian lately. Purely on a money saving scheme, as at work we get free milk. Seeing i dont drink coffee i double my usage and use it for cereal. Anyway, the packaging is lame, boring and i really dont like it how lite milk is pink. Makes no sense.

Then i saw this.

Now this is more like it! A graphical design, that still tells me its healthy and its milk, but does it in a fresh modern way. It was Designed by Audrée Lapierre from Canada. Her quote about the design is "Nutritional information becomes the main goal of the packaging, while still carrying a powerful branding by combining an expressive form with useful information.”

Tofu Head

Tofu kinda scares me.
Is that wrong?
I mean i grew up knowing that it makes my sister sick, due to her allergies, so i asumed the same would happen to me. So i avoid it. But there is something about the texture of it that grosses me out.

This picture makes my case.

Designed by Jean-Maxime Landry from Canada. This is a packaging solution playing off the alphabet, creating a product akin to alphabet soup, only in tofu form. Look at it. I mean LOOK AT IT! Its mellowing in a form of liquid without expanding or changing shape. Thats isnt right. Gross.

I much prefer this kind of Tofu.

The photos of Gregory Crewdson

And so i mean wow.

Crewdson's images are just amazing! Straight out of a film set. He makes large scale photographs that are staged exactly like a film set. he has a crew of directors, special effects people, a lighting team and actors to bring these magical shots to life.
I recently watched a docomentary on ABC iView that was about American photographers and he was featured in it. Then i saw an image of his on the Three Drunk Monkeys Blog. But i only just googled him today - wish i did it before!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Paul Rand for IBM

I have been looking old school vintage design alot lately. I guess i am trying to find something that pushes me to design something new. When i look through my inspiration images folder i always see the work of Paul Rand.
Rand designed some pretty freaking cool stuff, but his most famous would have to be the IBM logo design and then their product work. Still used today, the IBM logo was first designed in 1956 then the striped logo came into play in 1972. Still looks pretty cool to me.

Paul Rands website