Category: Photography

Hillman Curtis

Hillman Curtis wrote the book on Flash web design, designed some of the earliest animated websites, and then left the technnology completely to focus on much larger corporate websites. For those of us who always feel one or two steps behind the ever-evolving web, Hillman managed to stay one or two steps ahead. When he [...]

April 24 / 2012
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Silver & Light

At $500 per photo, you might stop to think about what your next shot is going to be, maybe spend a little more time on composition, and perhaps be a little more meticulous with your development process. And that’s exactly what Ian Ruhter has to do with his bus-sized camera, who makes direct black and [...]

April 16 / 2012
Author John
Category Photography, Video
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Aaron Ruell Photography

Take a look at these spectacular portraits by Aaron Ruell. You might know him as Kip from Napolean Dynamite, but Ruell is also an accomplished commercial director and photographer. Remember the opening sequence on Napolean Dynamite with the ketchup typography? He did that. His work has also been shown in galleries Paris, Milan, and Buenos [...]

April 10 / 2012
Author John
Category Photography
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Brand Spirit

SVA Grad student Andrew Miller promises to paint one branded object white everyday for 100 days, and so far he has made good on his promise: brandspirit.tumblr.com. His only self-imposed rules are, “I can purchase each object for less than $10, it can be something I own, something another person gives me, or something I [...]

April 02 / 2012
Author John
Category Branding, Photography
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Patrik Lindell

Color, shape, line, form – all basic elements that graphic designers have to work with in developing effective communications. So too does Swedish photographer Patrik Lindell. His personal work, very similar to some of his commissioned work, is about seeing big bold shapes. And it’s about arranging those shapes in a rectangle, creating compositions that [...]

March 28 / 2012
Author John
Category Photography
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Shadow Art by Fred Eerdekens

Had to feature the work I saw today on typetoken by Belgian artist Fred Eerdekens. Dubbed “shadow images,” Eerdekens bends and twists metal, cuts shapes out of cardboard and found objects, then strategically places all of his materials in such a way that will create typographic messages when lit a certain way. Much like the [...]

March 16 / 2012
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Motel Studios

At first I was thinking, great branding for a motel! Then I was like, wait a minute, great name for a design studio! Ends up, London designer Craig Scott designed this logo and stationery for a photo studio, and I still love it. In the words of Craig: “I was asked to design an identity [...]

March 06 / 2012

BBC Philharmonic by raw

Fantastic new identity, photography, and print communications for the BBC Philharmonic by U.K. company, raw. Digital artist and photographer Andrew Brooks worked with raw to create stunning images of the orchestra performances, in addition to a series of 9 surreal landscapes. The layouts were kept simple in order for the striking artwork to stand out. [...]

February 28 / 2012
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Coast on Komono

It could be my affinity for large lifestyle photography on newsprint, or it could be the soft tones of the photography itself, but I’m really liking the looks of this catalog for Komono by Belgium design firm Coast. Devised as a series of unbounded posters, the catalog unfolds to reveal each photo overlapping the next. [...]

February 27 / 2012
Author John
Category Design, Photography
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Away! Away! Away!

I caught the nasty habit of running three years ago, so I can really appreciate this book produced for urban running community “Run Dem Crew” by London-based design firm Rosie Lee. Made of up 6 photo essays, I enjoy the looseness of the piece, how each story looks and feels different than the next. Anybody [...]

February 26 / 2012
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