There is something so memorizing about this video of Paris through the lense of a Pentax 67. Beautiful!
This is a Leica ad that runs for 45 minutes. I can't tell if it's a genius concept, or completely ridiculous. I'm on the fence...but honestly I couldn't watch the whole thing.
But also, it's actually someones job to sit and polish all day! Think about it...kind of makes your job look less boring now doesn't it.
This is great! I hope this is a real thing and not an April fools joke.
A very inspiring retrospective of Justin Ahrens on why he designs created by Donovan Beery & Kevin Carroll. It made me think about why I do what I do and what it means to me. Why do you design?
My initial reaction was really honestly pretty sour. But the more I thought about Squarespace's new service and watched their how-to video, I was quite pleased.
I do quite a bit of freelance work revolving around logos and branding, and the amount of time and work I put into these projects is long, arduous and can be white hair inducing, depending on the client. I research into what my client's needs, likes and dislikes, and messaging are and base all of my concepts off of those factors. All of this research is pretty much why getting a logo/branding campaign costs so much, it's extremely time consuming. So when I took a step back to look at the bigger picture, I came to the obvious realization that clients are, of course, all at different stages in their business. Some can afford to do a large branding campaign and others just don't have the resources to get a decent logo created.
From this perspective, I really appreciate Squarespace logo. It allows smaller businesses, who want a well designed logo without the resources to sit down with someone that caters to their every design need, to create something that they can be proud of. And once they get their business off the ground and running, who knows, maybe they'll decide they need designer like me to look at all aspects of their logo and re-brand it.
All in all, you get what you pay for, either 3 .png files for $10 dollars or the quality and service that helps guide you through the entire design process along with re-sizable .eps files. It also doesn't hurt that this helps weed out clients that may come to me asking for an extravagant branding campaign but are only willing to pay $10.
Fiona Apple sings "Pure Imagination" from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. I loved Charlie and the Chocolate factory when I was growing up and this song brings back a lot of memories. This rendition, however, takes it to a completely different place.
It is an ad for the game that Chipotle has made available for download and has a lot of social commentary about the overly processed foods and mistreatment of livestock that our food industries and full with.
At the end of the day it is still an ad from Chipotle trying to convince us of how sustainable their practices are and how much better their product is compared to others. I cant speak much to the validity of their claim, but as an ad, well done Chipotle, well done.
I always love finding interesting videos to draw inspiration from and this is one of those videos. Curiously enough, it's a video about inspiration as well. Thanks to my dad for sending me this video.
A short documentary called "No Internet Week" by Mother London.
This really brought to light how addicted to internet our lives are, how addicted to internet I am! We live in a world where encountering and interacting with the internet is inevitable, but taking a moment to step back and be more aware of how we use the internet is very important. In all honesty, I really don't need to check instagram 6+ times a day.
The Noramoji Project is one of the greatest undertakings that I've come across. Noramoji are fonts made from the deconstruction of storefront signage found all over Japan. These fonts can't be found in books or type kits, they have to be sought out.
The goal of Noramoji is to find these fonts, deconstruct and analyze the fonts in order to recreate a full set of hiragana or katakana and then returning the letters back to the store owners. You can actually download these fonts and donate to fund their ongoing project. The proceeds are then given back to the store owners that the fonts were found from.
What a great idea!
A great video on master craftsman Eric Hollenbeck using his workshop as a remedy. Hollenbeck teaches kids who have been kicked out of reform schools multiple times and shows them how to make things. Watch the video to hear why he does what he does.
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The mysterious photographer, Vivian Maier, was only discovered after her undeveloped work was purchased from an auction. Watch the clip after the jump to see the trailer of the documentary unfolding the mystery that is Vivian Maier.
Harry Potter fans probably already know that J.K. Rowling is writing an 8th book for the Harry Potter series. But enough about that, check out the OMEn Chronicles by Wren Weichman (@wrenthereaper) a film based in the world of Harry Potter years after the fall of Voldemort.
The phenomenal sound design was done by Kevin Senzaki, whom I knew from way back in high school when we were in the same art class together. I doubt he remembers me now, but I still love seeing the successes of classmates from my younger years.