May 24th, 2011
Image by Experimental Jetset
Wim Crouwel is right when he says, “On the other hand, finding your way now is much more difficult than my time”. Finding your way and making a name for yourself nowadays is difficult. It seems every way you turn there is someone doing the same thing that you’re doing. That should not be discouraging however. Sticking to what you love should be easy and spending time doing it should be even easier.
Although Crouwel is referring to young designers, the advice here is still quite relevant all designers.
Via Phaidon / Swiss Legacy
May 19th, 2011
For the longest time this video by Air France titled No Excuses, has been in my post queue. The track itself is really uplifting and shot after shot of the open water on a cloudy day just feels soothing. If you don’t have the album I’d recommend it.
May 17th, 2011
Ever since I worked on Bikecar several years ago, I’ve followed Aaron Draplin’s work. Not just because of the quality of design but because of his passion. He is really just dedicated in his tastes and everything around him. Now that I’m here in Portland I’d really like to sit down and have a conversation with him or just look through all of his collections. I hate to admit it but when he opened up that top drawer filled with all of those beautiful packaging pieces, I wanted to cry.
These videos were shot courtesy of Jared Souney for Yobeat & Level.
May 16th, 2011
We tend to give up too easily on things we think we can’t do. The truth is that we can do those things, but we tell ourselves we can’t. That is dangerous.
Do you want to learn how to play guitar, become a designer, or an architect but feel like you should just give up? For me it was learning how to build a large website. Quite frankly I hadn’t the best clue on how to do that. What I found was that time is what it would take; time was my friend. How you form your relationship with time is also key.
Let me say that one more time—believe in yourself and just do it.
Sure it sounds like a line out of a self-help book, but we all really need to read it. Sometimes it’s not just that we think we can’t do things it’s that other people tell us we can’t do them. The next time someone tells you something isn’t possible, question why. Question why because their intent might fall towards laziness rather than a technical problem.
What I’m trying to say is that the guy in this video, Og De Souza, didn’t give up skateboarding just because he doesn’t have the same ability to use his legs as we do. He persevered. He said the hell with those who think I can’t do it, and the hell with my own negative thoughts. I can’t think of a more perfect example than this to fuel your fire and drive you forward into your next goal.
March 21st, 2011
Bobby Solomon talks about the starting of his blog The Fox is Black and his career on Creative Mornings in Los Angeles. It’s always nice to hear how fellow designers have come to their career choice. When starting out I thought I wanted to just shoot photos but was pulled towards design. As of now I’ve found myself interested in some areas of development, but at the same time wanting to just focus on design.
Check out more Creative Morning talks here.
March 18th, 2011
Who’d have thought melting ice could be so compelling to watch? I sure didn’t, but now I believe it. Andrey Muratov brings ice to life through beautifully composed timelapse video. The audio also fits tightly with each cut and is by Nebulo – Plasticmare.
Client: Gosudarstvennaya Transportnaya Lizingovaya Kompaniya | GTLK
Agency: Communication Group IMARS
Director of Photography: Alexander Kuznetsov
Via The Fox is Black
March 10th, 2011
As I’ve mentioned in the past that Massimo Vignelli is one of my favorite designers. Vignelli’s talk is approximately an hour long and filled with a lot of history from his career. The presentation is from OFFSET in 2009. Each time I listen to him talk, I’m reminded of perhaps the most important thing with design: Good design lasts longer.
March 6th, 2011
The man himself, Isaiah Mustafa should win an award for his work on the Old Spice commercials. Take a look at this behind the scenes look at the making of the new Old Spice commercial. While humorous and informative, we’re shown how some of the support systems work elevating the talent and the set design.
February 16th, 2011
The typography of these two commercials is great. It was done by Albin Holmqvist while Gustav Johansson directed. Both the type and the quality of the video itself makes me want to go there. If anyone is curious, I believe these commercials were shot with a Canon 5d Mark II.
D.P: Niklas Johansson
Music: Magnus Lidehäll
Produced at Camp David
February 9th, 2011
At this point, denying what humans have done to Earth is unavoidable. We’ve all heard the speech, but I think this movie really brings it home. The visuals are stunning and the message is clear as ever. The full movie comes in around an hour, but it is well worth the watch.
More about the movie.
January 10th, 2011
The Sartorialist is fashion blog run by blogger/photographer Scott Schumann out of New York. In this mini documentary we see Schumann hitting the streets to take photos of people who are fashionably interesting. The video acts as a great way to show the process behind Schumann’s work. I find the way that he approaches his subjects particularly interesting.
December 19th, 2010
It’s these short videos that have that golden nugget of inspiration. More often than not I find them more rewarding than how-to’s or equipment breakdowns. In this video Chase Jarvis and crew set out on a shoot atop the mountains of Telluride, Colorado and ended the day with a handful of hearty laughs and this priceless quote:
The way you move is like poetry.