After taking a short year and a half break from NYC and living in Boulder, Colorado, I’m happy to say I’m back and ready to re-engage with the city. When I lived in Williamsburg, I used to watch graffiti artist Greg Lamarche work on a mural outside my building. He is now being featured by J.Crew on a collaboration for their Williamsburg store launch. Love Lamarche in Brooklyn, but how do we feel about J.Crew coming into the hood? (click below to watch “Over and Over Again”.)
A few months ago I posted a quote I found from the great Ira Glass of “This American Life.” If you saw it, you recall it because many of you responded saying it was incredibly helpful and inspiring. If you missed it, well…you’re in luck because now, here’s an type illustrated version of it. Here it is round 2.
I just had a wonderful long weekend spending dinners, brunches and drinks with creative, though provoking and introspective people in all industries. My soul and mind feel fed and wanted to highlight this video shared by my fabulous friend, Jasmine Takanikos. Thanks!
There’s no question that deep down we feel that taking a sabbatical of some nature can probably help rejuvenate, re-inspire, and well…just give us the basic will to live. Being a creative, I find that its even more important to learn to know when to take a break so that your work doesn’t suffer, your clients don’t suffer and ultimately, the world doesn’t suffer! Watching this video of Sagmeister, it became clear to me…its time to start thinking about taking a break and muster up some new creative juices! Enjoy~
I love print and all things about print. But recently, I’ve started to venture into the digital publishing world and have found only a few apps and digital magazines that are impressive. When I saw the trailer for the new iPad app for The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore created by Moonbot Studios, all I could say was, “oh…sh**, this is amazing.” These guys really took it to another level and without the fuss, its smart, intuitive and interactive in all the best ways. (click below to see trailer, click here to see original Academy Award winning short film.)
Whew….its only Wednesday and I’m dragging this week. I think this is a call for a little sense of humor and fun. Take a look at this “birth video” of Mon Shu – the new mascot of Karl Lagerfeld and Shu Uemura’s new cosmetic line, “Noël 2012”. With animations blending the styles of Japanese pop and European chic coupled with a great soundtrack, I think this might do the trick!
You can’t help but love a man who knows what he’s doing with his hands! Gerard Miró of Lo Siento, based in Barcelona, takes you through the experience of going from 2D up to 4D. Pushing the viewer to see typography from above, around and below, the design team realizes its the 4th dimensions that is the missing link to have the full visceral experience of what this form can truly reveal. Enjoy~