Monday, August 29, 2005

Uri Ar

uri has made name for himself over the past 15 years working for some top agencies pretty much around the globe.
about 2 years ago he opened his own studio and recently put up a site that shows his beautiful works. his style is based on tradition and craftsmanship which makes his designs solid and not necessarily as influenced by passing trends.

here's a part of a series of posters he did for a local cafe' with a few branches. each branch is designed a little differently and so are the posters made for it.













Thursday, August 25, 2005

Free Beastie Boys Acapellas

If you havent yet heard, the Beastie Boys are offering up a fat hunk of acapellas for downloading and remixing at your leisure. The boys invite you to do as you will with their words (as long as its not a commercial endeavor), and even share your work on their forum. According to the site, theyll be adding more every friday.

Moka-Search™

We now have the Moka-Search™ feature, powered by Google, so you can easily find your thing in the thousands articles of Moka-Break™.

Enjoy!

Grand Theft Auto III Kubrick box set (LIMITED EDITION)

Mech-A offers what the say is the best piece of GTA merchendise. It features the 5 characters pictured with a few accessories, Packaged in a gatefold window box adorned in GTA artwork.

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Googleworld

The Google IM is out, now available for download, packed in a nice interface and with some interesting features.



Go download it

Monday, August 22, 2005

MIRACULOUS BAPE TOAST

The Lord works in mysterious ways.

My japanese exchange student Zatoichi-son was making toast very nicely for me this morning and he remarked that our brand new rivington toaster had a peculiar defect and that our toast had come out funny. he said it look like some planet of the apes, bathing ape, BAPE thing but i have no idea what he was talking about. he told me to put it on ebay because people apparently like those things and he said it was a miracle or "miraculous toast". i wanted to eat it so badly but he was very stern and steadfast about not consuming the toast and to put it on ebay. i don't know why he's making me put it in shoes section but he's the boss. his english is not so great so i have to do this. anyways enjoy the toast. i will keep it safe and sound and will not eat it. happy bidding, no reserve.

Sunday, August 21, 2005

Cartoons Anatomy

Michael Paulus decided to take some popular characters and render their skeletal systems. this is what he came up with:







found via newstoday

Friday, August 19, 2005

stunning glass pieces

ok, i don't post much because everything i want to post is already posted at:
design*sponge

but i'm stealing this one for myself..

this vase is stunning..



and so are the rest of the artist's works.

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

True Underground Art




This article serves as an excellent survey of subway stations from all over the globe, and how they try and be something a bit more than just a transit stop.

Thanks Ginevra!

Monday, August 15, 2005

archinect t shirt contest..

Archinect is having a t-shirt contest to celebrate a particularly odd discussion thread from their forum entitled "hi all you fancy graphics lovers".

edit: it's all done, I won't waste this space any more...

Friday, August 12, 2005

Audio Artillery

DJ Rusty Belicek, DC house producer and one-half of the AllGood Funk Alliance, has been running an mp3 blog showcasing his innate ability to dig up the funk from several decades. Reading Audio Artillery is like listening to Rusty spin: its eclectic, has a serious bent towards rare groove and old school classics, and is informative as all hell. True vinyl heads and music dorks owe it to themselves to swing by.

Friday, August 05, 2005

Ad-A-Day

EMI
Tbwa, Paris





Go Veg | Casino Advertising

GoldenPalace.com paints his url on the body of 100 cows, several completely purple painted.

PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) is fully onboard with the campaign as some of the cows carry the message "Go Veg".

Read the whole story

Thursday, August 04, 2005

IconBuilder 8.0

IconFactory just released IconBuilder 8.0 with support for icons up to 1024x1024.
What's interesting is that an ICO containing only a 512x512 32bit icon is about 1mb. Consider what will happen to an application like Word that has about 16 different document icons contained in the executable, along with the actual app icon. Word is 11.76Mb now, so if all the icons are updated to the hi-res format that Tiger now supports, the file size will more than double!

I think this is a good argument for moving to something like scalable vector icons, which Microsoft has announced for Vista, but hasn't yet added support for. (Beta 1 only supports ICOs up to 256x256).

It would make sense to treat icons like fonts were handled in the early days of the Mac. Bitmaps for low-res (screen) versions and then anything bigger than 128x128 uses a vector. This could be a performance hit on the processor, but I imagine that would easily be handed off to the graphics card.

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Nike Latin America

GrupoW has launched an exciting new Nike Latin American Project. The site uses a short film clip to promote a new clothing line which will be launched in Mexico, Argentina, Brazil and Chile. Screenplay was written by Wieden/Kennedy Agency and produced by GrupoW

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

typography love

a few weeks ago my FF decided to delete all my precious bookmarks and all my future posts were gone forever. this plus some work madness kept me from posting lately but hopefully this will change. starting now.

this collaborative of russian typography designers post their beautiful original type works on daily basis.

enjoy.





Monday, August 01, 2005

TiVo Launches Direct Response Interactive Advertising Program

The leading company in interactive tv services launches a direct response advertising program.
This new feature will allow advertisers to reach targeted users and deliver targeted messages, with a direct response opportunity.

the tivo box

The project will start with advertising campaigns from General Motors and The WB Television Network

Read the press release