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Entries Tagged as 'Art'

Flickermood 2.0

July 13th, 2010 · Comments Off

It’s a year old, but it’s purty. From Sebastian Lange at My Name Was God.

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Tags: Art · Design · Film & Video · Graphic Design · Inspiration · Motion Graphics · Reels · Typography

Pantone Plus

May 12th, 2010 · Comments Off

A short peek into the behind-the-scenes world of Pantone. Short interviews with John Maeda, Swiss Miss and more. More info at Creative Review.

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Tags: Art · Branding · Colour · Design · Fashion · Film & Video · Technology · You Tube

Leslie & The Badgers

March 11th, 2010 · Comments Off

My co-worker Kevin (@kevinguenther) introduced me to the Black Harbor this morning, a “collective exploration of Art & Design”, where he discovered the oh-so-lovely Leslie & The Badgers, as showcased above.  A nice way to start the day! Leslie reminds me a little of another of my female singer-songwriter heart throbs, Jenny Lewis, seen here […]

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Tags: Art · Culture · Film & Video · Inspiration · Music · You Tube

I Am Star Stuff

February 2nd, 2010 · Comments Off

My wife has become a huge Etsy fan over the last few months, and has discovered many unique,  smart artists & jewelers who combine intelligence with skill. One such example is I Am Star Stuff: Of course the starstuff idea comes from the famous Carl Sagan statements: that we are composed of the stuff stars […]

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Tags: Art · Culture · Design · Fashion · Jewelry · Retail

Artists; a quote from the President (1962).

December 30th, 2009 · Comments Off

“Too often in the past we have thought of the artist as an idler and dilettante and of the lover of arts as somehow sissy or effete. We have done both an injustice.”

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Tags: Art · Culture · Ideas · Inspiration · Quotes · Surprising

Le Tour

July 14th, 2009 · 1 Comment

I’m a cycling fan. This show looks like a wonderful display of work by photographer Brent Humphreys, with show art direction & design by http://www.weaponofchoice.ca/. Wish I could find myself in Austin. Lance Armstrong and his team seem to have really embraced art & design as they mature the Livestrong brand. I’ll get behind any […]

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Tags: Art · Branding · Culture · Design · Inspiration · News · Photography

Oh Apple, how you tease. And inspire.

June 9th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Zoinks! This is amazing. Wish I could see it in person. More here. And a video of it action:

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Tags: Apple · Art · Design · Inspiration · Interactive · News · Technology · You Tube

The Stone Roses, reissued.

May 28th, 2009 · Comments Off

One of my most treasured albums, and a sure sign I’m older than I care to admit, I see that The Stone Roses are getting ready to re-issue a 20th anniversary edition of their classic,  monumental self-titled album from 1989, “The Stone Roses.” To celebrate, I offer one of their best songs, on my Top […]

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Tags: Art · Culture · Inspiration · Music · News

Tokyo Cube — Shopping Japanese Style…

May 22nd, 2009 · Comments Off

Fun, fun, fun Japanese goods shop… sections include Art, Fashion, Interior & Toys. “Tokyocube was founded in 2005, initially with the launch of the Tokyocube Magazine, which was designed to provide people throughout the world with a place to find features, articles and reviews on all the latest to come out of Japan, as well […]

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Tags: Art · Books · Business · Culture · Design · Fashion · Graphic Design · Industrial Design · Inspiration · Japan · Magazines · Retail · Technology

M.S. Corley Book Covers

May 19th, 2009 · Comments Off

Designer M.S. Corley is seeing a fair amount of success with his ongoing process of re-designing book covers in unexpected and fresh ways. Lots of great stuff to see here.

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Tags: Art · Books · Branding · Culture · Design · Graphic Design · Industrial Design · Typography

Rockstar T-Shirts

May 15th, 2009 · Comments Off

T-shirts re-drawn from old photos of your favourite rock stars. Fun! Visit http://www.wornfree.com/ (Found via: http://nfgraphics.com)

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Tags: Art · Design · Fashion · Music

Agassiz Ice

August 28th, 2008 · Comments Off

This new sculpture by Gordon Reeve was just installed. Lucky for me, it’s directly across the street from my office, in Assiniboine Park. So I dodged the morning rush hour yesterday and captured a few shots. I famously (not) dropped out of Gordon’s sculpture class way back when I attended the University of Manitoba. It […]

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Tags: Archived from Blogger · Art · Canada · Culture · Industrial Design

R.E.M. Hollow Man

May 7th, 2008 · Comments Off

via Motionographer I feel like I’m watching an animated David Carson layout from 1996. And that’s not a bad thing, because Michael Stipe is great. We saw R.E.M. play in Vancouver in 1995 (with Sonic Youth) and then I had a chance to chat with him at my grad show in 2000. Still waiting for […]

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Tags: Archived from Blogger · Art · Culture · Design · Film & Video · Friends · Inspiration · Motion Graphics · Music

Things I have learned in my life so far – Stefan Sagmeister

May 5th, 2008 · Comments Off

I had the opportunity to see Stefan Sagmeister speak in Toronto in 2006. In person, he seems humble and grounded in ideas. His personality shows well in this short from Hillman Curtis.

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Tags: Archived from Blogger · Art · Culture · Design · Graphic Design · Heroes · Ideas · Inspiration


June 22nd, 2005 · Comments Off

I was browsing the CBC site and came across an article about a (former) Winnipeg artist – Micah Lexier – who has reprised a project he began ten years ago at the Winnipeg Art Gallery entitled “David.” In his original exhibition, he displayed full-size black and white photos of males named David, with one representative […]

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