Sunday, November 30, 2008

Helen Marshall

while portraits made of mosaics of other images have become rather cliche, Helen Marshall's work takes this to a new level and again it is scale that makes this so impressive.

New Si Scott Poster

Love Si Scott's work and his latest poster is awesome!

Visionaire 55. Surprise is made of Pop-Ups!!

Visionaire issue 55 titled Surprise, raises the bar on Fashion Pop-up books. It's a collection of hard-cover pop up images by photographers Steven Meisel, Mario Testino, Steven Klein, Sophie Calle, Andreas Gursky, Cai Guo-Qiang, Guido Mocafico, S0lve Sundsb0, Yayoi Kusama, Gareth Pugh and Alasdair McLellan. So great!

Last year Neiman Marcus created a pop-up book for their 100th anniversary that also received a lot of hype and was released during the Holiday 2007 season.
As a kid I was in love with Origami and Pop-up books. The thought of adding dimension to paper is so cool to me, hence why I am loving this trend in Fashion :)

Alex Trochut

Seriously beautiful typography by this Barcelona native. I've posted about him before but I ran into this today and it made me smile. All of his work has such nice rhythm- you can mentally visualize how it would move if it was an animation.

Wall Street Journal makes Fashion Trends easy to digest

Every season I spend hours online trying to understand trends and colors from the runways. I look at color reports along with tons of other blogs/websites for a recap of whats buzzing. Everyone starts summarizing the collections by making list with words that seem to constantly repeat but I have to say that I love this chart from The Wall Street Journal on the trends - you can even mouse over the individual looks for more information- genius :)

Jim Denevan

I love the idea that the simplest shapes can be absolutely beautiful when taken out of context. In Jim Denevan's case, its the scale and the medium that makes his work (which is almost primitive) so impressive. This is proof to me that I've lost my faith in patience because if I didn't know the artist I would have to assume it is some sort of extra-terrestrial contact.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Kehinde Wiley in Soho

On Monday I posted about Kehinde Wiley's work and I stopped by the gallery in Soho today and it blew my mind. I knew the work was large but i had no idea how impressive it was in person. If you are in the city you should definitely go check out the free gallery

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Its Begining to Look a Lot like Christmas

Walking out of the office today, I noticed that the trees and lights were going up and I have to say I love the holidays. It inspired me to take a walk over to the stores on 5th Ave and Bloomingdale's and check out the windows... I know I'm a little early but it made me smile

Favorite windows award goes to Bergdorf Goodman. They made me realize how much I love monochromatic maximalism... not to mention the albino peacocks.

Check out the entire gallery.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Lucas Kerr and Tyler Kenyon by Martyn Thompson

I was the Junior Art Director and type designer on this shoot for Bloomingdale's by Martyn Thompson and randomly ran into it on a few other blogs today. I know its only because of model Tyler Kenyon's recent hype for the perfect body story in L'officiel Homme's Winter issue but its cool to know that I had something to do with it. You can find this 6 page insert in the December issue of Men's Health.

Kehinde Wiley

I've been following Kehinde Wiley's work since spring. His use of pattern and reference to classical art combined with contemporary hip hop culture makes for some extremely inspiring work.

His website says he has an exhibition in the city
November 01, 2008 — December 20, 2008 at
18 Wooster Street, New York
through Deitch projects but I didn't find it when i went looking for it last week... i will keep you updated :)

2008 American Music Awards

2008 AMA in 500 pictures.... its nice to be able to visually summarize the whole thing. I loved how formal most of the male artist were dressed. My favorite male look of the night was on Chris Brown :)

Kim Joon

Some of the coolest body art by artist kim Joon. The colors are great.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Pentagram's Fall Flag

New flag outside of the Pentagram office designed by Michael Gericke. Very simple and very nice

DSquared2 on Usher

Everyone knows that Usher's got style but I didn't realize that twin design duo, Dan and Dean Caten of DSquared2 are fitting him for his latest tour.

Two other reasons i am loving Dsquared2::

They used model Sean O'Pry for their Spring/Summer 08 Campaign

I love the bottle for their first men's scent He Wood.

Peter Callesen

Love what Peter Callesen is doing with paper.

What I Saw Today - Blog

I love checking out Designerman's blog about the people he sees. I think we share a mutal fascination in people watching. His sketches are quick but they are really cool

Fashion meets Fantasy

beautiful photo story by Tim Walker for the December issue of UK Vogue. I love that Tim Burton is in the shoot :)

click the pics for more

Gael Garcia Bernal by Kurt Iswarienko for Flaunt

Love Gael Garcia Bernal and the cover shot of the new flaunt is great

Sean O'pry by Arnaldo Anaya-Lucca for Russian GQ Style

Awesome circus photo-story!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Cecilia Carlstedt

Love Cecilia Carlstedt latest work :)

Guys jumping into Levi's

Loving this Levi's commericial :)

Imporv Everywhere Welcomes back Random Strangers

Improv Everywhere did a project with An Absolute World where they headed to JFK airport together with balloons, flowers, poster boards, and markers. They took names from drivers and quickly wrote the person’s name on poster boards and welcomed them home. I would love to come home to that!


Love this typeface.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Audrey Kawasaki

Im completely hypnotized by Audrey Kawasaki's work. It has such a delicate stroke and combines the best characteristics of Modern anime art while still holding on to tradition techniques of japonism. There is so much work on her site that makes me want to know more.

Found On The Web

I'm still not sure if I am preaching or listening to this but It clicked with me.

Im not sure who the artist is, I think its Fabian Barral but I couldn't find it on his site.

it is Fabian Barral!-- and now you can download it as a wallpaper :)

Six Scents

Curated by Joseph Quartana (Seven New York), Six Scents: Series One, is a collection of scents that were created by six renowned perfumers working with six cutting edge designers.
Get them here or click the picture for more information.

These are awesome, and a percent of the profit goes towards awareness and funding for the Designers Against AIDS (DAA)

Kanye West Steaming full CD on Myspace

Though Kanye's 4th CD 808s & Heartbreak doesn't come out until Monday, Myspace has worked out a deal to stream the entire CD for free as of NOW!!!! Its Hot!- check it out.

I also have to comment on the artwork by KAWS. Its really cool and
they have been getting a lot of hype lately - they teamed up with Marc Jacob for his 10th anniversary of the mouse flats to create a limited edition.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Hiranao Tsuboi watch

Concept watch from Tokyo design week 08.... I want it

Shinji Watanabe

Hot stuff

Meisel for Vogue Italia

Loving this new Meisel story for Vogue Italia. I know some of them are a little inappropriate but its hot and the coloring is awesome

Click the picture for many more shots :)


With friends in town, exploring the city's theater opportunities is essential. Equus proved to be such a great show. It seamed to be written for a small intimate black box theater but the people behind this production did an amazing job. The costuming and staging were brilliant. Richard Griffiths made me think more in his two monologues than I have all week (I could elaborate on this for hours but seriously where do you draw the line between passion and insanity). The production as a whole succeeded in making every member of the audience feel like they were invading a private moment and we were :) I must say that at the moment that Daniel Radcliffe gets naked, you experience 1 maybe 2 seconds of "that's Harry Potter naked" before you fall back into the story. Kudos to him for putting on such an extreme scene wearing absolutely nothing.

As a side note, I know the poster has been around for a while but it really is genius!