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"The Flipside" Competition Winner!

10.04.2012

 

We had our work cut out for us this year with almost 100 entries for our Design Competition. There really were some excellent submissions, to the extent that we will be using more than one entry in our upcoming "The Flipside" collection. But alas there can only be one winner, so congratulations to Melbourne-based artist/illustrator/graphic designer Maja Wolnik!

 Maja explains her submission... 

This particular artwork relates to a term I often hear and speak... "Yeah, nah". Its funny, and really it's a bit of both, an oxymoron. The illustration has been resurrected from a particular body of work, but I've flipped the same image, reversed the colours and layered one on top of the other, creating a hybrid image that captures two opposites...

A huge thank you to all the incredibly talented artists who entered our competition. See you same time next year for our next design comp!


Posted by Marc

Nick Waterhouse - I Can Only Give You Everything

05.04.2012

 

I absolutely love this guy! Nick Waterhouse is a man on a mission, making fast paced R&B / rock n roll hits that are clearly influenced by 50's and 60's Motown sounds, but sit so well amongst all the new stuff that's coming out today. He's meant to be amazing live too, often performing with a 12 piece band and backup singers. His debut album is coming out in a month called "Time's All Gone" so keep an eye out for that!

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Lego - Minimalist Cartoon Characters

05.04.2012

Here's a clever advertising campaign for Lego by German advertising agency Jung von Matt. Can you guess them all...?

Via Dangerous Minds

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Richard Mosse's "Infra" series

28.03.2012

Richard Mosse's "Infra" series is as stunning as it is unique. Somebody please order me the book!

"For centuries, the Congo has compelled and defied the Western imagination. Richard Mosse brings to this subject the use of a discontinued military surveillance technology, a type of color infrared film called Kodak Aerochrome. Originally developed for camouflage detection, this aerial reconnaissance film registers an invisible spectrum of infrared light, rendering the green landscape in vivid hues of lavender, crimson, and hot pink."

Via Trendland

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Turntable Drawing Machine

27.03.2012

“Drawing Apparatus” made from two turntables by Robert Howsare. 

I could watch this little guy go for days.

Via Booooooom!

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Tashaki Miyaki - Best Friend

27.03.2012

This video by Juan Iglesias solves the riddle to the meaning of life... to achieve total happiness all you need is a hot babe and a good dog.

I'm halfway there.

Via It's Nice That

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Hassan Massoudy

26.03.2012

Arabic calligraphy by Hassan Massoudy. It's gotta be the most beautiful looking script of all languages right?

 

 



 

Via But Does It Float

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Jacob Sutton's L.E.D. Surfer

23.03.2012

 

"Fashion photographer and filmer Jacob Sutton has left the studio and went into the mountains to shoot the L.E.D. Surfer. The short stars Artec pro snowboarder William Hughes. The electrifying film sees Hughes light up the snow-covered French hills in a bespoke L.E.D.-enveloped suit courtesy of designer and electronics whizz John Spatcher. Sutton, who has created work for the likes of Hermès, Burberry and The New York Times, spent three nights on a skidoo with his trusty Red Epic camera at temperatures of -25C to snap Hughes carving effortlessly through the deep snow, even enlisting his own father to help maintain the temperamental suit throughout the demanding shoot.”

Via Nowness (h/t to S&M Surfboard Repairs)

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Django Django - Default

22.03.2012

 

One of my highlights of SXSW was catching Scottish psychedelic rockers Django Django at a Brooklyn Vegan party last week. This video to the first single of their excellent self titled album plays homage to their art school backgrounds, with over 4000 frames of the video being individually painted or cut out for collage. A fun little fact is that the director of the video, Dan Brereton, once designed a t-shirt for Das Monk.

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One Tiny Hand

21.03.2012

One Tiny Hand... further proof that the internet is man's greatest invention.

www.onetinyhand.com


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