Archive for July, 2009

Inspiration

I don’t usually post about design inspiration, but this ny times article and slideshow about the Hovey sisters collection is really beautiful. I like modern, but I prefer a mix with vintage. Their space inspires me to no end. Enjoy!

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The 6 million dollar BURGER.

McDonald’s Versus from BranitVFX on Vimeo.

It’s amazing how far the VFX guys have taken their craft and skill. This motion test from BranitVFX shows how far the digital craft has come. Does a $4 burger need to be this dialed to be visual appetizing?


In honor of the voyeur and the moonwalk

You may think I’m referring to Michael Jackson and our sick obsession with watching his downfall and death, but in fact I am talking about the first moonwalk, the OG moonwalk. The NY Times has a fantastic slideshow of David Burnett’s photography of the first shuttle launch to the moon. Rather than focus on the actual launch, Burnett covers what makes it a spectacle, the spectator. He turns his lens on the people watching the launch and succeeds in capturing a piece of history as interpreted by its participants. Interestingly, this act of turning the gaze upon spectator reveals certain power dynamics of the time, such as who was allowed to gaze and how. Burnett captures only white, middle class american subject and reveals that men capture the moment on camera. His snapshot of time carry so many interesting dynamics and touching scenes evocative of the moment, but it is also important to consider what is missing in these scenes that also tell a story. 

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Olympus/ The PEN story


Brent Humphreys- Le Tour

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The Tour de France fever has hit the studio. While at the Specialized bikes sales meeting the Tour was on the big screen and 700 passionate people watched as Lance Armstrong, even in third place, hogged all the air time. Talking about the Tour at Nemo with  Ryan Barrett, he shared the work of Brent Humphreys from Austin, Texas. 

The site is paced to give the viewer the sensation of looking thru a book with out the cheesy flash page flippper. The Le Tour project was a natural extension of Brent’s sense of humor and respect for the sport. 

 

The Le Tour project will run at Mellow Jonny’s, Austin Texas from 7/09/09 until 7/31/09.


Photo Of The Day

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Today’s photo is by The Cobra Snake, who needs no introduction… unless you live under a rock. A rad photo from the “watch out canada” party on July 8th. Check out all the photos at his site The Cobra Snake!


Photo Of The Day

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The Defgrip crew turned me on to this photo project by Brent Humphreys on the Tour de France. It is an artistic look at the lifestyle of the tour and the dedicated fan following. Hope you enjoy!


Bryce Kanights Part 5

Bryce Kanights- Bonus- Part 5 from Nemo Entertainment on Vimeo.


Bryce Kanights Part 4

Bryce Kanights- Bonus- Part 4 from Nemo Entertainment on Vimeo.


Bryce Kanights Part 3 of 3

Bryce Kanights- Part 3 of 3 from Nemo Entertainment on Vimeo.


Stephen Wilkes- The High Line.

 

The High Line.

The High Line.

Stephen Wilkes set up the Cherry Picker from noon till dusk to assemble this sur real image of Tenth Street.


Photo Of The Day

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A flotilla of Nomura jelly fish off the coast of Japan. These jellies have been invading Japanese waters in unheard of numbers over the last few years, scientists don’t yet know why there are so many in waters they do not normally venture.