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A Fine Gentleman’s Handkerchief

Each 3 Ton handkerchief is a hand-made, silk-screened original on vintage shirt fabric and features our signature red stitch. A premium-quality handkerchief is an essential part of a gentleman’s every day carry. Keep your glasses clean, your brow dry, and be ready

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A Fine Gentleman’s Handkerchief

Each 3 Ton handkerchief is a hand-made, silk-screened original on vintage shirt fabric and features our signature red stitch. A premium-quality handkerchief is an essential part of a gentleman’s every day carry. Keep your glasses clean, your brow dry, and be ready

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Exhibition Arrangements by Bruce Ingram

English sculptor and media artist Bruce Ingram just concluded an exhibition “Arrangements” at the Vitrine gallery in London, which centered around the themes of Ikebana, collages and re-use. The series of 3D collages over photocopies of floral compositions and ephemeral micro

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Exhibition Arrangements by Bruce Ingram

English sculptor and media artist Bruce Ingram just concluded an exhibition “Arrangements” at the Vitrine gallery in London, which centered around the themes of Ikebana, collages and re-use. The series of 3D collages over photocopies of floral compositions and ephemeral micro

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Arrangement in Skintones by Chad Wys

A darling style in the publishing industry.

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Arrangement in Skintones by Chad Wys

A darling style in the publishing industry.

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Needle & Thread – A Trend to Embroidered Mixed Media work

We’ve been seeing a lot of embroidered mixed media work lately. The addition of a tactile material has always been something mixed media artists wrestle with. In its best form it can suggest a way of literal attachment that is perceived as slightly more permanent

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Needle & Thread – A Trend to Embroidered Mixed Media work

We’ve been seeing a lot of embroidered mixed media work lately. The addition of a tactile material has always been something mixed media artists wrestle with. In its best form it can suggest a way of literal attachment that is perceived as slightly more permanent

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Paul Thurlby

Nice graphic work by Paul Thurlby. I’ve long admired him as an illustrator, so it’s nice to see him produce larger, stand-alone work on canvas.

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Paul Thurlby

Nice graphic work by Paul Thurlby. I’ve long admired him as an illustrator, so it’s nice to see him produce larger, stand-alone work on canvas.

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Owen Gent

Gent’s commercial illustrative style has always translated well into larger standalone paintings. He often maintains that same high, strange, oblique angle throughout his work – even in the case here, with his sneaky, symmetrical diptych.

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Owen Gent

Gent’s commercial illustrative style has always translated well into larger standalone paintings. He often maintains that same high, strange, oblique angle throughout his work – even in the case here, with his sneaky, symmetrical diptych.

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Rae Morris Performs Day One Live

Rae Morris performs Day One live on a slightly out of tune upright in Blackpool.

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Rae Morris Performs Day One Live

Rae Morris performs Day One live on a slightly out of tune upright in Blackpool.

Scratchboard Rooster by Michael Donnelly

Scratchboard Rooster by Michael Donnelly

I love this scratchboard rooster by my friend Michael Donnelly. Just look at the expression on his face.

Scratchboard Rooster by Michael Donnelly

Scratchboard Rooster by Michael Donnelly

I love this scratchboard rooster by my friend Michael Donnelly. Just look at the expression on his face.

White Horse, Black Horse by Eric Ulrich

White Horse, Black Horse by Eric Ulrich

White Horse, Black Horse  –  20″ x 10″ Mixed Media, Acrylic, Pen and Ink, Photographs

White Horse, Black Horse by Eric Ulrich

White Horse, Black Horse by Eric Ulrich

White Horse, Black Horse  –  20″ x 10″ Mixed Media, Acrylic, Pen and Ink, Photographs

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Composition #6

Composition #6 by Eric Ulrich Mixed media, 5 x 5 inches

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Composition #6

Composition #6 by Eric Ulrich Mixed media, 5 x 5 inches

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I Spy by Mikhael Paskalev

Yep. That’s it. Nailed it.

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I Spy by Mikhael Paskalev

Yep. That’s it. Nailed it.

Marilyn Minter's Heavy Metal Paintings

Marilyn Minter’s Heavy Metal Paintings

Now this sounds like fun. Marylin Minter’s new finger-printed enamel-on-metal paintings like Heavy Metal and Cheshire were produced in collaboration with Wangechi Mutu, who was asked to don red and Yves Klein blue lipstick and regurgitate gold-flecked paint or splash around in

Marilyn Minter's Heavy Metal Paintings

Marilyn Minter’s Heavy Metal Paintings

Now this sounds like fun. Marylin Minter’s new finger-printed enamel-on-metal paintings like Heavy Metal and Cheshire were produced in collaboration with Wangechi Mutu, who was asked to don red and Yves Klein blue lipstick and regurgitate gold-flecked paint or splash around in

Vintage Cassette Tape Design

Vintage Cassette Tape Design

Project C-90 is building an impressive visual archive of cassette tapes and insert cards. With thousands of images from over 50 brands, it’s easy to drool over them as a designer. It was more interesting to realize I remembered some of

Vintage Cassette Tape Design

Vintage Cassette Tape Design

Project C-90 is building an impressive visual archive of cassette tapes and insert cards. With thousands of images from over 50 brands, it’s easy to drool over them as a designer. It was more interesting to realize I remembered some of

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Storm King video for Big Tree by Ian Levine and Di Desmond

Excellent work by my friends and colleagues Ian Levine and Di Desmond. Their “Storm King” video for the band Big Tree is a must watch, right now.

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Storm King video for Big Tree by Ian Levine and Di Desmond

Excellent work by my friends and colleagues Ian Levine and Di Desmond. Their “Storm King” video for the band Big Tree is a must watch, right now.

Beautiful Posters for the Movie 'Martha Marcy May Marlene'

Beautiful Posters for the Movie ‘Martha Marcy May Marlene’

I’m loving these posters for the movie Martha Marcy May Marlene. Bonus points for actually using a QR code in a tastefull way that follows the existing design rather than slapping it on at the end.

Beautiful Posters for the Movie 'Martha Marcy May Marlene'

Beautiful Posters for the Movie ‘Martha Marcy May Marlene’

I’m loving these posters for the movie Martha Marcy May Marlene. Bonus points for actually using a QR code in a tastefull way that follows the existing design rather than slapping it on at the end.

Steve Jobs proved the value of design over the sheer power of technology.

Steve Jobs proved the value of design over the sheer power of technology.

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already

Steve Jobs proved the value of design over the sheer power of technology.

Steve Jobs proved the value of design over the sheer power of technology.

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already

Norway Sketches by Laura Murphy Frankstone

Norway Sketches by Laura Murphy Frankstone

Norway is a place near the very center of my heart.  I think Laura Frankstone’s sketches successfully stir the feelings of anyone who has been there because they hint towards aspects of natural beauty and unique light rather than attempt to capture

Norway Sketches by Laura Murphy Frankstone

Norway Sketches by Laura Murphy Frankstone

Norway is a place near the very center of my heart.  I think Laura Frankstone’s sketches successfully stir the feelings of anyone who has been there because they hint towards aspects of natural beauty and unique light rather than attempt to capture

Just about as good as it gets

Just about as good as it gets

Images via the always spectacular On Maiden Lane

Just about as good as it gets

Just about as good as it gets

Images via the always spectacular On Maiden Lane

Ink Bubble Drawings by Roland Flexner

Ink Bubble Drawings by Roland Flexner

The intricate ink bubble drawings by Roland Flexner are created by modifying a Japanese decorative art technique called suminagashi where paper is laid on top of ink floating on water. Flexner takes it one step further by blowing on or

Ink Bubble Drawings by Roland Flexner

Ink Bubble Drawings by Roland Flexner

The intricate ink bubble drawings by Roland Flexner are created by modifying a Japanese decorative art technique called suminagashi where paper is laid on top of ink floating on water. Flexner takes it one step further by blowing on or

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SBTRKT – Trials of the Past (featuring Sampha)

SBTRKT‘s Trials of the Past (featuring Sampha) is an amazing track and I can’t stop listening to his full-length self-titled debut album. This live version is good (with masks!) but make sure you also listen to the studio recording –

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SBTRKT – Trials of the Past (featuring Sampha)

SBTRKT‘s Trials of the Past (featuring Sampha) is an amazing track and I can’t stop listening to his full-length self-titled debut album. This live version is good (with masks!) but make sure you also listen to the studio recording –

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Johnny Green’s “Packing Heat” video for Damaris Lingerie

“All you need for a movie is a gun and a girl”– Jean-Luc Godard The Damaris lingerie brand is known for creating over the top, provocative, sexy short films with visionary directors. This time, Johnny Green calls up supermodel Liberty Ross

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Johnny Green’s “Packing Heat” video for Damaris Lingerie

“All you need for a movie is a gun and a girl”– Jean-Luc Godard The Damaris lingerie brand is known for creating over the top, provocative, sexy short films with visionary directors. This time, Johnny Green calls up supermodel Liberty Ross

Françoise Hardy

Françoise Hardy

A young Françoise Hardy visited me in a dream last night. She refused to talk about music, scolded me for imperfect posture and didn’t care that Olvia Wilde has stolen her look.

Françoise Hardy

Françoise Hardy

A young Françoise Hardy visited me in a dream last night. She refused to talk about music, scolded me for imperfect posture and didn’t care that Olvia Wilde has stolen her look.

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Wellington video by Eliot Weisberg

[vimeo http://vimeo.com/27124349 w=940&h=522] Excellent work by my friends and colleagues Ian Levine and Di Desmond. Their “Storm King” video for the band Big Tree is a must watch, right now.] Wait, there’s a cat video? On the Internet? This one is different.

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Wellington video by Eliot Weisberg

[vimeo http://vimeo.com/27124349 w=940&h=522] Excellent work by my friends and colleagues Ian Levine and Di Desmond. Their “Storm King” video for the band Big Tree is a must watch, right now.] Wait, there’s a cat video? On the Internet? This one is different.

Men In The Cities series by Robert Longo, 1979

Men In The Cities series by Robert Longo, 1979

An old favorite popped into my head this morning as I walked to work. I first saw the Men In The Cities series by Robert Longo in a magazine in 1986 and am pretty sure that was the exact moment

Men In The Cities series by Robert Longo, 1979

Men In The Cities series by Robert Longo, 1979

An old favorite popped into my head this morning as I walked to work. I first saw the Men In The Cities series by Robert Longo in a magazine in 1986 and am pretty sure that was the exact moment

"Never Let Me Go" Exhibition at the Rhona Hoffman Gallery

“Never Let Me Go” Exhibition at the Rhona Hoffman Gallery

“Art, artifice, and artificial life form the primary lines of inquiry stitched together in the exhibition “Never Let Me Go,” curated by Terry R. Myers. Borrowing its title from Kazuo Ishiguro’s acclaimed Dickensian science fiction novel from 2005, the show

"Never Let Me Go" Exhibition at the Rhona Hoffman Gallery

“Never Let Me Go” Exhibition at the Rhona Hoffman Gallery

“Art, artifice, and artificial life form the primary lines of inquiry stitched together in the exhibition “Never Let Me Go,” curated by Terry R. Myers. Borrowing its title from Kazuo Ishiguro’s acclaimed Dickensian science fiction novel from 2005, the show

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Jamie Woon’s “Lady Luck” video by Vincent Haycock

I love watching this video by Vincent Haycock for Jamie Woon’s song “Lady Luck” and thinking about how far we’ve come from A-Ha’s classic Take On Me.

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Jamie Woon’s “Lady Luck” video by Vincent Haycock

I love watching this video by Vincent Haycock for Jamie Woon’s song “Lady Luck” and thinking about how far we’ve come from A-Ha’s classic Take On Me.

Fluid Abstract Works by I Wayan Sudarsana Yansen

The fluid, organic oil paintings of I Wayan Sudarsana Yansen seem to be slowly changing right in front of your eyes. Look closer and you can just as easily get lost in examining the process. While I hate superficial comparison,

Fluid Abstract Works by I Wayan Sudarsana Yansen

The fluid, organic oil paintings of I Wayan Sudarsana Yansen seem to be slowly changing right in front of your eyes. Look closer and you can just as easily get lost in examining the process. While I hate superficial comparison,

No Lifeguard on Duty - Photographs by J. Bennet Fitts

No Lifeguard on Duty – Photographs by J. Bennet Fitts

When you truly love swimming pools you are also obliged to mourn their death. It’s difficult to not drift into the dangerous deep end of sentimentality with J. Bennett Fitts‘ images of abandoned swimming pools, but I think he maintains

No Lifeguard on Duty - Photographs by J. Bennet Fitts

No Lifeguard on Duty – Photographs by J. Bennet Fitts

When you truly love swimming pools you are also obliged to mourn their death. It’s difficult to not drift into the dangerous deep end of sentimentality with J. Bennett Fitts‘ images of abandoned swimming pools, but I think he maintains

Haunted Mirrors - Collages by Allison Diaz

Haunted Mirrors – Collages by Allison Diaz

Almost all of my current work utilizes cut-up photographs in some way. Sometimes the reassembly is more abstract than others. So naturally, I’m really in love with the Haunted Mirror series of collages by Allison Diaz. She uses celebrity portraits

Haunted Mirrors - Collages by Allison Diaz

Haunted Mirrors – Collages by Allison Diaz

Almost all of my current work utilizes cut-up photographs in some way. Sometimes the reassembly is more abstract than others. So naturally, I’m really in love with the Haunted Mirror series of collages by Allison Diaz. She uses celebrity portraits

Selected works from LAX, City Nights and Riots series by Peter Alexander

Selected works from LAX, City Nights and Riots series by Peter Alexander

While Peter Alexander is best known for his beautiful resin sculptures, I have always been much more attracted to three specific series of LA-centric paintings and monoprints he created between 1988 and 1995. I think LAX, Riots, and City Nights

Selected works from LAX, City Nights and Riots series by Peter Alexander

Selected works from LAX, City Nights and Riots series by Peter Alexander

While Peter Alexander is best known for his beautiful resin sculptures, I have always been much more attracted to three specific series of LA-centric paintings and monoprints he created between 1988 and 1995. I think LAX, Riots, and City Nights

Don Quixote Illustrations by Roberto Paez, 1969

Don Quixote Illustrations by Roberto Paez, 1969

I’m a sucker for images/drawings of Don Quixote (I even had Picasso’s version on my bed sheets as a kid). It might be because the Man of La Mancha’s delusions of grandeur naturally suggest a nice sketchy, abstract illustration style.

Don Quixote Illustrations by Roberto Paez, 1969

Don Quixote Illustrations by Roberto Paez, 1969

I’m a sucker for images/drawings of Don Quixote (I even had Picasso’s version on my bed sheets as a kid). It might be because the Man of La Mancha’s delusions of grandeur naturally suggest a nice sketchy, abstract illustration style.

Things Taking Shape - Mixed media series by Richard Cook

Things Taking Shape – Mixed media series by Richard Cook

It’s hard to find much information about Richard Cook, but I really like his mixed media series Things Taking Shape. Cook complicates the photographic subject with bold, contrasting, intrusive objects that make you question whether the simple shapes are conceptually

Things Taking Shape - Mixed media series by Richard Cook

Things Taking Shape – Mixed media series by Richard Cook

It’s hard to find much information about Richard Cook, but I really like his mixed media series Things Taking Shape. Cook complicates the photographic subject with bold, contrasting, intrusive objects that make you question whether the simple shapes are conceptually

Visual Identity for John Cheese Digital Production by Block Branding

Visual Identity for John Cheese Digital Production by Block Branding

I like the visual ID work Block Branding did for John Cheese Digital Production. I think the delightfully analog approach for a digital production company emphasises that the best creative ideas come from places where a wide artistic background is

Visual Identity for John Cheese Digital Production by Block Branding

Visual Identity for John Cheese Digital Production by Block Branding

I like the visual ID work Block Branding did for John Cheese Digital Production. I think the delightfully analog approach for a digital production company emphasises that the best creative ideas come from places where a wide artistic background is

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Last Minutes with Oden by PHOS pictures

Beautifully shot and edited, this is the saddest video ever made.

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Last Minutes with Oden by PHOS pictures

Beautifully shot and edited, this is the saddest video ever made.

BauBike by Michael Ubbesen Jakobsen

BauBike by Michael Ubbesen Jakobsen

The BauBike by Michael Ubbesen Jakobsen beautifully squares up everything. The frame also leaves an open end piece above the back wheel to add accessories like an extra seat or cargo rack. It all works very nicely, especially the contrast

BauBike by Michael Ubbesen Jakobsen

BauBike by Michael Ubbesen Jakobsen

The BauBike by Michael Ubbesen Jakobsen beautifully squares up everything. The frame also leaves an open end piece above the back wheel to add accessories like an extra seat or cargo rack. It all works very nicely, especially the contrast

Stilla numerals by François Boltana c.1973

Stilla numerals by François Boltana c.1973

An old favorite caught my eye today in hand-lettered form on the back wall of a old corner market. Designed in 1973 by François Boltana, Stilla has become popular again in large display type. The letters are just as nice

Stilla numerals by François Boltana c.1973

Stilla numerals by François Boltana c.1973

An old favorite caught my eye today in hand-lettered form on the back wall of a old corner market. Designed in 1973 by François Boltana, Stilla has become popular again in large display type. The letters are just as nice

Hard to Categorize Paintings by Phil Ashcroft

Hard to Categorize Paintings by Phil Ashcroft

At first, Phil Ashcroft‘s paintings appear as sharp, abstract works. But look at them a little longer and you’ll clearly see a cartoon or comic book style with elements of graffiti emerge. On his site, Ashcroft admits to a heavy

Hard to Categorize Paintings by Phil Ashcroft

Hard to Categorize Paintings by Phil Ashcroft

At first, Phil Ashcroft‘s paintings appear as sharp, abstract works. But look at them a little longer and you’ll clearly see a cartoon or comic book style with elements of graffiti emerge. On his site, Ashcroft admits to a heavy

Birth of a Chair - Sculpture by Ron Gilad

Birth of a Chair – Sculpture by Ron Gilad

20 objects of enameled sterling silver, part of Ron Gilad‘s Spaces etc./An exercise in utility series. Gilad’s latest body of work “encompasses objects that question our relationship with the architectural environments that define our immediate surroundings”.

Birth of a Chair - Sculpture by Ron Gilad

Birth of a Chair – Sculpture by Ron Gilad

20 objects of enameled sterling silver, part of Ron Gilad‘s Spaces etc./An exercise in utility series. Gilad’s latest body of work “encompasses objects that question our relationship with the architectural environments that define our immediate surroundings”.

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The new Starbucks logo and brand identity gets it right.

image via www.underconsideration.com First of all, let me say this. Most people have a hard time with change and most people are not professional designers. Therefore, people hate new logos. My biggest frustration with armchair brand critique is not that consumers

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The new Starbucks logo and brand identity gets it right.

image via www.underconsideration.com First of all, let me say this. Most people have a hard time with change and most people are not professional designers. Therefore, people hate new logos. My biggest frustration with armchair brand critique is not that consumers

Riverside by Agnes Obel

Riverside by Agnes Obel

Inspired again by Kimmie‘s fantastic blogs On Maiden Lane and The Velvety Instrumental Version to post more music. Here is Agnes Obel’s video for Riverside off her 2010 LP Philharmonics and a mesmerizing cover photo (just try to look away). Check

Riverside by Agnes Obel

Riverside by Agnes Obel

Inspired again by Kimmie‘s fantastic blogs On Maiden Lane and The Velvety Instrumental Version to post more music. Here is Agnes Obel’s video for Riverside off her 2010 LP Philharmonics and a mesmerizing cover photo (just try to look away). Check

The Human Nature Project by Andy Denzler

The Human Nature Project by Andy Denzler

Incredible work by Andy Denzler. Understandably, these much blogged about paintings seem to illicit an immediate comparison to Gerhard Richter and damaged videotape. I’ll give that to you on a purely visual basis, but there is an important difference in

The Human Nature Project by Andy Denzler

The Human Nature Project by Andy Denzler

Incredible work by Andy Denzler. Understandably, these much blogged about paintings seem to illicit an immediate comparison to Gerhard Richter and damaged videotape. I’ll give that to you on a purely visual basis, but there is an important difference in

Polaroid Composites by Patrick Winfield

Polaroid Composites by Patrick Winfield

I’ve been seeing a few Patrick Winfield polaroid composites popping up around lately in some interesting places. Clearly his nature/landscape/flower images are most popular, but I’ve always liked his more abstract composites like these, which almost approach a crossover to

Polaroid Composites by Patrick Winfield

Polaroid Composites by Patrick Winfield

I’ve been seeing a few Patrick Winfield polaroid composites popping up around lately in some interesting places. Clearly his nature/landscape/flower images are most popular, but I’ve always liked his more abstract composites like these, which almost approach a crossover to

Botanical Residue Series by Janet Laurence

Botanical Residue Series by Janet Laurence

A few pieces from the intriguing body of work by Janet Laurence. She often explores the relationship of architecture to the natural world and uses complex alchemical techniques to transfer translucent images and mediums to glass and metal. via tbpdesign.blogspot.com

Botanical Residue Series by Janet Laurence

Botanical Residue Series by Janet Laurence

A few pieces from the intriguing body of work by Janet Laurence. She often explores the relationship of architecture to the natural world and uses complex alchemical techniques to transfer translucent images and mediums to glass and metal. via tbpdesign.blogspot.com

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The Figures – Topography of Money Series by Tsilli Pines

I can’t stop looking at the amazing mixed media work from Tsilli Pines. Quoted from her site: “This series is about the topography of money in human consciousness, the constant parade of numbers in everyday life. The figures are at

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The Figures – Topography of Money Series by Tsilli Pines

I can’t stop looking at the amazing mixed media work from Tsilli Pines. Quoted from her site: “This series is about the topography of money in human consciousness, the constant parade of numbers in everyday life. The figures are at

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Black Lake animation by David O’Reilly and Jon Klassen

A nice bunch of illustrations by Jon Klassen set in motion in a collaboration with David O’Reilly. Intened to be played on a continuous loop, this dream-like short film hints at themes of deconstructivism. Perfect viewing on a chilly autumn morning.

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Black Lake animation by David O’Reilly and Jon Klassen

A nice bunch of illustrations by Jon Klassen set in motion in a collaboration with David O’Reilly. Intened to be played on a continuous loop, this dream-like short film hints at themes of deconstructivism. Perfect viewing on a chilly autumn morning.

Illustrations by Rich Gemmell

Illustrations by Rich Gemmell

Beautiful work by UK Illustrator Rich Gemmell. Stylistically, you can see a background in printmaking come through as his work preserves and recreates hand-drawn lines, marks and textures.

Illustrations by Rich Gemmell

Illustrations by Rich Gemmell

Beautiful work by UK Illustrator Rich Gemmell. Stylistically, you can see a background in printmaking come through as his work preserves and recreates hand-drawn lines, marks and textures.

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Incredible video of signmaker David A. Smith at work

A must-watch short film displaying the stunning skill, craft and art by master signmaker and glass etcher David A. Smith. via tbpdesign.blogspot.com

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Incredible video of signmaker David A. Smith at work

A must-watch short film displaying the stunning skill, craft and art by master signmaker and glass etcher David A. Smith. via tbpdesign.blogspot.com

Pavement Loop series by Alex Varanese

Pavement Loop series by Alex Varanese

In his Pavement Loop series, Alex Varanese continues to do perfectly-composed and wonderfully textured, saturated work. I’m sure you’ll recognize his style from the extremely popular ALT/1977 Series of reimagined advertisements with modern devices.

Pavement Loop series by Alex Varanese

Pavement Loop series by Alex Varanese

In his Pavement Loop series, Alex Varanese continues to do perfectly-composed and wonderfully textured, saturated work. I’m sure you’ll recognize his style from the extremely popular ALT/1977 Series of reimagined advertisements with modern devices.

Collages by Matt Gonzalez

Collages by Matt Gonzalez

Former San Francisco Supervisor and Independent Vice Presidential Candidate Matt Gonzalez is an accomplished and prolific collage artist. Working with found paper, he varies between subtle hints of the political and personal. Gonzalez is also the co-founder and frequent contributor

Collages by Matt Gonzalez

Collages by Matt Gonzalez

Former San Francisco Supervisor and Independent Vice Presidential Candidate Matt Gonzalez is an accomplished and prolific collage artist. Working with found paper, he varies between subtle hints of the political and personal. Gonzalez is also the co-founder and frequent contributor

iPhone Wallpapers by Paolo Lim

iPhone Wallpapers by Paolo Lim

I’m a huge fan of Paolo Lim. He’s done some great work on album covers, editorial illustrations, t-shirts and lots more in between. Here are a few of his wallpaper designs for the iPhone.

iPhone Wallpapers by Paolo Lim

iPhone Wallpapers by Paolo Lim

I’m a huge fan of Paolo Lim. He’s done some great work on album covers, editorial illustrations, t-shirts and lots more in between. Here are a few of his wallpaper designs for the iPhone.

Photos and Found Windows by Eric Ulrich

Photos and Found Windows by Eric Ulrich

1. Lights and Wig, 36×28 inches, Two Photographs and Acrylic on Found Window. 2. Mail and Bus, 36×28 inches, Two Photographs and Acrylic on Found Window. 3. Drips and Van, 36×28 inches, Two Photographs and Acrylic on Found Window. 4. Doorbells and Neon, 36×28

Photos and Found Windows by Eric Ulrich

Photos and Found Windows by Eric Ulrich

1. Lights and Wig, 36×28 inches, Two Photographs and Acrylic on Found Window. 2. Mail and Bus, 36×28 inches, Two Photographs and Acrylic on Found Window. 3. Drips and Van, 36×28 inches, Two Photographs and Acrylic on Found Window. 4. Doorbells and Neon, 36×28

Photo Collages by Juanvi Martinez

Photo Collages by Juanvi Martinez

Juanvi’s collages always seem beautifully singular, straightforward and simple with a touch of humor. Check out his entire collection here.

Photo Collages by Juanvi Martinez

Photo Collages by Juanvi Martinez

Juanvi’s collages always seem beautifully singular, straightforward and simple with a touch of humor. Check out his entire collection here.

Objectify typeface by Teo Menna

Objectify typeface by Teo Menna

Created by using a subtractive process with a paperclip, x-acto, ink pen and a photocopier. While the letterforms are interesting, they do rely on context with each other. What I like most is the choice to preserve some of the

Objectify typeface by Teo Menna

Objectify typeface by Teo Menna

Created by using a subtractive process with a paperclip, x-acto, ink pen and a photocopier. While the letterforms are interesting, they do rely on context with each other. What I like most is the choice to preserve some of the

Batholith Etchings by Eben Goff

Batholith Etchings by Eben Goff

Delicate and beautiful, exposed and continuous. via http://www.ebengoff.net

Batholith Etchings by Eben Goff

Batholith Etchings by Eben Goff

Delicate and beautiful, exposed and continuous. via http://www.ebengoff.net

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In the Blood; Score and film by Sumner McKane

[vimeo http://vimeo.com/9971469 w=940&h=522] Here’s the trailer for Sumner McKane’s fascinating live multimedia exhibit about Maine lumbermen and river drivers in the 19th century. Sumner is an accomplished musician and has contributed scores for a number of documentaries, but here he’s created both.

Screen Shot 2012-12-17 at 10.15.47 PM

In the Blood; Score and film by Sumner McKane

[vimeo http://vimeo.com/9971469 w=940&h=522] Here’s the trailer for Sumner McKane’s fascinating live multimedia exhibit about Maine lumbermen and river drivers in the 19th century. Sumner is an accomplished musician and has contributed scores for a number of documentaries, but here he’s created both.

Shipping Container Studio by MB Architecture

Shipping Container Studio by MB Architecture

There’s a lot of great shipping container architecture out there. I especially like how this art studio maximizes the the space by using two containers positioned next to each other on a foundation wall and creates a high ceiling in

Shipping Container Studio by MB Architecture

Shipping Container Studio by MB Architecture

There’s a lot of great shipping container architecture out there. I especially like how this art studio maximizes the the space by using two containers positioned next to each other on a foundation wall and creates a high ceiling in

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Reid Miles album covers come alive

[vimeo http://vimeo.com/4249739 w=940&h=522] There is no question that my first inspiration to become a designer came at a young age from looking at the iconic Blue Note album covers of Reid Miles. Director Bante recreates some of those classic covers and brings them to life with

Screen Shot 2012-12-17 at 10.36.51 PM

Reid Miles album covers come alive

[vimeo http://vimeo.com/4249739 w=940&h=522] There is no question that my first inspiration to become a designer came at a young age from looking at the iconic Blue Note album covers of Reid Miles. Director Bante recreates some of those classic covers and brings them to life with

Yes, &, No, by Richard Pearse

Yes, &, No, by Richard Pearse

“My art is really heavily influenced by the music I’m inspired by and attempting to create. I think about music in terms of loud and quiet colors, textures and patterns, and to me a lot of these pieces are interpretations

Yes, &, No, by Richard Pearse

Yes, &, No, by Richard Pearse

“My art is really heavily influenced by the music I’m inspired by and attempting to create. I think about music in terms of loud and quiet colors, textures and patterns, and to me a lot of these pieces are interpretations

Color Berlin by Matthias Heiderich

Color Berlin by Matthias Heiderich

Like most designers, I love Berlin and can’t wait to visit again. But when considering my own photos and memories, color isn’t something I immediately attach to the city itself because so many other elements of form and composition stand

Color Berlin by Matthias Heiderich

Color Berlin by Matthias Heiderich

Like most designers, I love Berlin and can’t wait to visit again. But when considering my own photos and memories, color isn’t something I immediately attach to the city itself because so many other elements of form and composition stand

Unrecognizable (oblique), Mixed media, 108"x36"

Unrecognizable by Eric Ulrich

Unrecognizable, 108″x36″, Photographs and acrylic on canvas. Based on a Norwegian folk tale my Grandmother used to tell me. Even though it has a sudden and unhappy ending, as a child I begged her to retell the story over and

Unrecognizable (oblique), Mixed media, 108"x36"

Unrecognizable by Eric Ulrich

Unrecognizable, 108″x36″, Photographs and acrylic on canvas. Based on a Norwegian folk tale my Grandmother used to tell me. Even though it has a sudden and unhappy ending, as a child I begged her to retell the story over and

Untitled, 1988 by Bernard Voita

Untitled, 1988 by Bernard Voita

I recently dreamt I was walking around inside this photograph by Bernard Voita. It has long been one of my favorites of his and a perfect example of playful construction and mesmerizing use of perspective. If you don’t already have

Untitled, 1988 by Bernard Voita

Untitled, 1988 by Bernard Voita

I recently dreamt I was walking around inside this photograph by Bernard Voita. It has long been one of my favorites of his and a perfect example of playful construction and mesmerizing use of perspective. If you don’t already have

The Delta Shower by Inga Sempé

The Delta Shower by Inga Sempé

via http://www.dezeen.com I have designed and built not one, but two different outdoor showers in my life. Both required the design to integrate into the landscape. As much as I like the simplicity of Inga Sempé’s Delta Shower that hooks

The Delta Shower by Inga Sempé

The Delta Shower by Inga Sempé

via http://www.dezeen.com I have designed and built not one, but two different outdoor showers in my life. Both required the design to integrate into the landscape. As much as I like the simplicity of Inga Sempé’s Delta Shower that hooks

Hot Water by Carrie Marill

Hot Water by Carrie Marill

“In 2006 I was traveling thru France and found brilliantly colored printed “visual aides” at a flea market. Originally these visual aides were didactic drawings used in classrooms in the late 1950’s to illustrate for children different aspects of the world (farming, industry, water

Hot Water by Carrie Marill

Hot Water by Carrie Marill

“In 2006 I was traveling thru France and found brilliantly colored printed “visual aides” at a flea market. Originally these visual aides were didactic drawings used in classrooms in the late 1950’s to illustrate for children different aspects of the world (farming, industry, water

Moment of Victory by Erik Otto
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Moment of Victory by Erik Otto

via http://www.erikotto.com I love just about everything Erik is doing these days, but i keep coming back to this one as I re-read an old textbook from art school about the influence of Bay Area painters in the early 1960’s.

Moment of Victory by Erik Otto
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Moment of Victory by Erik Otto

via http://www.erikotto.com I love just about everything Erik is doing these days, but i keep coming back to this one as I re-read an old textbook from art school about the influence of Bay Area painters in the early 1960’s.

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The Books

I’ve been a big fan of The Books for a while but trust me, to get the full effect you have to see them live. They create interesting video collages from found audio and video sources and then play a perfectly synched and mesmerizing

Screen Shot 2012-12-17 at 10.33.50 PM

The Books

I’ve been a big fan of The Books for a while but trust me, to get the full effect you have to see them live. They create interesting video collages from found audio and video sources and then play a perfectly synched and mesmerizing

Enough already. Let's try harder.

Let’s try harder

A lot of recent logo redesign projects have been using a similar stacked-letters approach – some better than others of course. While this is hardly a new style, I couldn’t help but notice that additionally, almost all of them are

Enough already. Let's try harder.

Let’s try harder

A lot of recent logo redesign projects have been using a similar stacked-letters approach – some better than others of course. While this is hardly a new style, I couldn’t help but notice that additionally, almost all of them are