Wednesday, April 23, 2008
I must finally reference FFFFOUND!, which has become my must-visit site of the hour (practically). Users click images that they like, anywhere on the web, and you can see similar images in groupings. It's awesome!
I don't know much about photographer Rui Palha, except that via a little Internet sleuthing, I learned he is an amateur photographer based in Lisbon. His photo sets on Flickr are really incredible and worth exploring, particularly this one of street portraits.
This "nudist" typeface, with its "dirty bits" pixellated, made me instantly really happy. It's very simple, true, and even the kind of thing that makes you go, "Gee, that's kind of obvious, but really not so obvious than anyone ever did it before, so maybe that makes it just a little bit genius?" The rest of the work on Mr Oldham's site is equally as provocative in its simplicity, such as Adidas goal post tape.
Petronio Associates are a design, branding, and advertising shop out of France that do absolutely beautiful work for an array of high-end fashion clients such as Prada and Chloé. Originally I think I followed a link from a site featuring their current posters for Chloé featuring -- surprise -- Chloé Sevigny, which are really cool on their own. But then as I explored the rest of their site, I was impressed by their work that is so much loftier, artsy, and inspirational than most advertising dreg that clutters our lives. How wonderful would it be to create work that truly straddles the divide between art and commerce?
Friday, April 04, 2008
Forget where I found this originally, but I've been loving the gorgeous visual motion graphics from Dreamers Ink Aesthetics™. Of course my eye is drawn (ha) to the wonderful use of colour and balance of classic and nouveau elements, but check out their awesome logos, too.
Thursday, April 03, 2008
Pretty novel, and makes a great widget, the Human Calendar is pretty much the internet at it's purest: quirky, innovative, and "why didn't I think of that"-ish. The more you think about the thought that went into developing something so subtle, the more impressive it gets.
Same goes for this video: