My friend Jeff Johnson from Spunk, started a video blog where he interviews designers, called Design Smoke. Jeff is often wearing a hat and smoking a cigar, thus guessing that is where the “smoke” part comes in. Jeff was/is one of the the most influential art directors in the Minneapolis area, moved out of the… Read More
Our newest lineup of 2009 stock vectors, images and videos; Guilloche & Moire. Guilloche is an engraving technique in which a very precise intricate repetitive patterns or design is mechanically etched into an underlying material with very fine detail. Specifically, it involves a technique of engine turning, called guilloché in French after the French engineer “Guillot”, who invented a machine “that could scratch fine patterns and designs on metallic surfaces”. The machine improved upon the more time-consuming practice of making similar designs by hand, allowing for greater delicacy, precision, and closeness of the line, as well as greater speed.
My latest side project, Buamai, is now official. The goal of Buamai was to gather a select community of authors to begin creating an interesting image archive relative to art and design. The project is in its very first stages, so its fresh, small and just now getting off the ground but in the coming… Read More
Mr. Gladwell is back with a brand new bag and I know you’re not gonna spend all Saturday at Borders reading for free being all creepy so check this video and get the cliff notes about Fleetwood Mac, getting your hustle on, and a fantastic reason for why you may not be famous yet. Or… Read More
Studio NEWWORK has been on our radar ever since we laid eyes on the first Issue of their first magazine (now out of print). They can be ID’ed for their excellence in typography using negative space, faux and real 3D type, limited color palette, and spotless layouts. They have a new website up that features… Read More