Brooklyn’s Pop Chart Lab is back with a brand new print and this time they set their well honed sights on “The Evolution of the Video Game Controller”. Like most of PCL’s designs, they chart and document a varied and crowded topic, in an extremely detailed and organized way. Be sure to also check out their other great prints, especially “A Visual Compendium of Notable Haircuts…” and my personal favorite, “The Splendiferous Array of Culinary Tools.”
Visit the Pop Chart Lab here.
Posted in art, design, game, illustration, product, technology
Tagged atari, brooklyn, culture, design, new york, nintendo, NYC, playstation, pop chart lab, prints, products, sony, technology, video games, xbox
Brooklyn based Hyperakt recently unveiled their fantastic UNICEF’s Voices of Youth identity, a smart and vibrant mark that should garner well deserved attention for the organization. Voices of Youth is not alone in Hyperakt’s portfolio as a thoughtful and modern approach to a good cause. While perusing their website I was especially drawn to their continued work for the grassroots organization, the North Star Fund, and their ability to build upon and expand from the identity design through event branding and collateral over several years. Inspirational work for sure.
Visit Hyperakt here.
Sometimes the simplest of ideas can produce the most beautiful results. I came across this great ongoing series of storefront photos by James and Karla Murray and marveled at the results of such an elementary premise. By presenting the storefronts in a simple straightforward format, they allowed the artistic elements, and sometimes the lack thereof, to become the prime focus. Gorgeous hand painted lettering, massive lighting displays of neon and bold color combinations all attempt to lure the customers in off the street, and create a vivid canvas that tells a story of not only that establishment but of the history of that block, and the people that frequent it.
See more “Storefronts” photographs here.
Posted in art, inspiration, photography, Typography
Tagged cities, city, imagery, new york, NYC, photographs, photos, pictures, typography, urban, USA
I recently took a small photography group show at the Taschen SoHo store and amongst the really talented work, a moody monochrome portrait (part of a larger series shown in the top image) by Carlo Van De Roer spurred me to delve deeper into his portfolio of work. Carlo’s work is varied and his subject matter spans many different spheres, but there’s a cohesive aesthetic to all his pieces, a sense of unknown, or unseen powers seem to permeate his craft. I was especially drawn to his “Blinded By The Light” series (see last image), where he incorporates carefully placed flashes of light into existing natural history dioramas to inject a sense of spirituality into the settings.
Visit Carlo Van De Roer’s portfolio here.
Here’s the latest Weekly Stimuli, another batch of images from my inspiration archives.
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Posted in advertising, art, design, fashion, illustration, inspiration, photography, product, sculpture, Typography
Tagged ., advertising, afterlife, art, artist, artwork, asia, cats, collage, contemporary, culture, design, fashion, Graphic Design, horses, hunting, illustration, landscapes, modern, nature, new york, NYC, sculpture, taxidermy, travel, typography
Excellent whole-building signage ads for the new Christopher Nolan directed film Inception.
Watch the trailer here.
Posted in advertising, architecture, branding, design, inspiration
Tagged advertising, Chirstopher Nolan, design, Inception, Leonardo DiCaprio, movie, new york, NYC, singage
Bruno Cals, a Brazilian photographer, has a new series entitled Beguiling Horizons. The images are straight-up photographs of some of the world’s most interesting facades, transforming them into bizarre landscapes. In my spare time I take images like this as well, and I appreciate Bruno’s careful consideration of clouds and lighting in his work. His Beguiling Horizons series is currently showing at the 1500 Gallery in NYC.
See more of his series here.
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Tagged architecture, art, artwork, bruno, bruno cals, cals, landscape, landscapes, new york, photography