Featured Blog Posts – May 2010 Archive (214)

Walking to Create a Greener Environment



Here is a cool campaign that promotes walking to create a greener environment. DDB China Group took over a busy pedestrian crossing and placed a large canvas featuring a leafless tree on the road. On either side of the crossing were sponge cushions soaked in green environmentally-friendly washable and quick dry paint. As pedestrians walked towards the crossing they…

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Added by Eugene on May 31, 2010 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

Coffee Lovers Rejoice and Get a Stick! (4 Pics & 1 Video)

Designer (and I assume coffee lover) Heo Jeong Im brings us the ever classy coffee on a stick. It's relatively simple too, pick your flavor dip it in some hot water, stir, sip and enjoy. You also get the added bonus of looking classy while getting your morning kick.



There's even a video demonstration, you know, incase the simple dip, stir, sip process was too complicated to completely comprehend. Check it out… Continue

Added by Jose Genao on May 31, 2010 at 11:26am — 7 Comments

Star Wars iPad Briefing



This video of Steve Jobs briefing the Rebel Pilots on the iPad made my day a little… Continue

Added by Kevin on May 31, 2010 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Celebratory 2010 FIFA World Cup T-Shirt

Netherlands-based advertising school Willem de Kooning Academie created this t-shirt for the Dutch Football Federation right in time for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. When your favorite team scores, pull the shirt over your head to reveal one of your favorite players screaming with joy. Could you imagine if everyone in the stadium did this in unison?… Continue

Added by Eugene on May 31, 2010 at 10:30am — 5 Comments

Creator of Super Mario Bros. Crossover is Crazy!

I haven't laughed at a video like this in awhile... Jay Pavlina shows you how he really plays Super Mario Bros Crossover... and it isn't pretty. In fact, it's scary.



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Added by Eugene on May 31, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

Urban Street Art: Butterflies in Bristol (4 pics)

Street artist Nick Walker stenciled this beautiful butterfly mural earlier this week on the streets of Bristol, England. This is his second attempt, after the first was tagged after only seven hours. Hopefully this one stays up for a lot longer!…



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Added by Eugene on May 31, 2010 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Clever Illustration: Slick Dude!

Here's a clever piece by London-based stencil artist Agent Provocateur. Titled Slick Dude!, the illustration shows a surfer riding some oil and surrounded by BP's now infamous logo. This is an entry for a t-shirt design contest where the winner gets $100 and where all profits go to the… Continue

Added by alice on May 31, 2010 at 7:34am — No Comments

Explosion of Color - Elias Wessel (5 pics)



Just how can you not love all of this craziness? Photographer Elias Wessel shoots model Lydia Hearst in this very colorful spread for the Spring 2010 issue of Vixen Magazine. Make sure to check out that last picture with the poor black cat!…

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Added by alice on May 31, 2010 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

In Honor of the Fallen

Today we celebrate Memorial Day, a time to remember our fallen heroes. You've made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom and we will never forget freedom is not free.



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Added by alice on May 31, 2010 at 7:00am — No Comments

Museum Of Bad Art



Just what is art and who defines what is good versus bad? In this great video, Louise Sacco, cofounder of The Museum Of Bad Art (MOBA), displays some of her favorite works and describes the interesting stories behind them. This woman is hilarious!



MOBA’s mission is to collect, exhibit, and celebrate bad… Continue

Added by alice on May 30, 2010 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Bicycle by The Small Stakes

Not sure if this poster, called Bicycle by Jason Munn (aka The Small Stakes) inspires me to want to get a bike or two cute cats. Either way, love everything about this.



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Added by alice on May 30, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

Beautiful Branding: Ace Hotel (12 pics)



Just who is behind Ace Hotel's beautiful branding? Who makes sure that every element, from the letterhead to the message on the bathroom mirror, looks consistently cool? That would be the talented trio, Mathew Foster, Fritz Mesenbrink & Jeremy Pelley, from The Official Manufacturing Company.



If you've ever visited an Ace, you'll immediately feel that…

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Added by alice on May 30, 2010 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Typocalypse

Lars Willem Veldkampf has created a lovely series about fonts and their personalities. Here are some of my favourites:







Visit his… Continue

Added by Mia Hood on May 29, 2010 at 7:30pm — No Comments

R.I.P. Dennis Hopper (Actor, Photographer, Artist)



So Dennis Hopper passed away today at the age of 74 due to complications from prostate cancer. Hopper was a legendary actor who had memorable roles in films like Easy Rider, Blue Velvet and Apocalypse Now. What you might not know is that he was an accomplished photographer and painter with close ties to art legends like Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, Willem De Kooning, and Ed Ruscha. These are some of my favorites of Hopper's photos.…

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Added by Kevin on May 29, 2010 at 5:00pm — 3 Comments

Beautiful Exposures by Mario Peña



Even though Los-Angeles based Mario Peña started taking photographs only two years ago, you wouldn't be able to tell by looking at these stunning shots. I'm especially impressed with the way he balances light, color, and reflection. Here are some of my favorite shots from his portfolio.…

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Added by Eugene on May 29, 2010 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Cool Concept: Strand Craft 122 Super Yacht (7 pics)

This is taking luxury to a whole new level. Strand Craft’s latest design, the 122 Super Yacht comes with an integrated garage in the stern that houses its very own supercar. Not much is known about the supercar, but we do know it would be powered by a 880-horsepower V12 engine and reach a top speed of over 230 miles per hour.



The yacht is no slouch in the… Continue

Added by Eugene on May 29, 2010 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Clever Ads: When Regular Strength Just Ain't Enough! (3 pieces)



Brazilian ad agency Almap BBDO created these clever ads which illustrate how Bayer's stronger aspirin, Cafiaspirin, comes in handy during times of higher stress. The tagline: "If it gets stronger, we get stronger."

Advertising Agency: Almap BBDO, Brazil

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Added by Eugene on May 29, 2010 at 8:30am — No Comments

Not Your Usual Skateboard Photography By Brian Kelley (8 Pics)



Skateboarding is an art form (not a sport) so it makes sense that great art can be made from capturing it on film and video. There are no uniforms, stadiums or rules in skateboarding and I have always thought of it as this free flowing thing like good jazz music. I think photographer Brian Kelley might view it the same way judging from his shots. At its best skating is done in the streets on obstacles whose original purpose had nothing to do with…

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Added by Kevin on May 28, 2010 at 3:30pm — 3 Comments

Infograph: The State of Broadcast Television



TV isn't dead but the world of network television is changing. Total viewership is dropping and people are spending more time on the internet with their free time than sitting in front of their TV. Here are the details about what's going on in television:



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Added by Eugene on May 28, 2010 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Seemingly Impossible Human Installations



French artist Philippe Ramette believes nothing should ever be fake. His impossible, gravity-defying poses might look like classic Photoshop, but look a little closer and you'll see evidence that it's not. "You see a tension in my hands, my red face is far from serene as the blood rushes to it, my suit is ruffled," said Ramette.



In France, Ramett's bizarre…

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Added by Eugene on May 28, 2010 at 2:00pm — 4 Comments

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