Deelay Ceelay

August 19th, 2009

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Deelay Ceelay is a Portland, Oregon collaboration between videographer/musician Chris Lael Larson and percussionist Delaney Kelly. Together they combine live instrumentation with synced, projected visuals. The duo has had their work appearing at the Berkeley Museum of Art, the Portland Documentary & Experimental Film Festival, the Experimental Media & Movement Arts Lab, PICA, and the Northwest Film Center.

Note: Please don’t try to buy their album because its not for sale, instead download it here for free.

Deelay Ceelay – No Vex

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Deelay Ceelay – Tea Drinker

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Deelay Ceelay – The Deelay Ceelay Natural Anthem

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Deelay Ceelay – Speak Eagle

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Experimental Jetset Designspiration

August 19th, 2009

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Wow, such great designspiration this morning from Experimental Jetset. Check out more of their great work on their website.

Songs for Singing + Loch Lomond

August 17th, 2009

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Loch Lomond via SongsForEating&Drinking
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Loch Lomond via SongsForEating&Drinking

Loch Lomond, a stunning effortless combination of symphonic chamber pop with raw, melodic acrobatics, employs the use of harmonic vocals, mandolin, theremin, bass clarinet, and other percussion minutia to foil the fascinating voice of lead singer/multi-instrumentalist Ritchie Young. Just the power and range of his voice was enough to lure me into the music.

Photos in Review Part II

August 10th, 2009

One of the most interesting, entertaining and helpful things for myself (and others) is to sit back and review work that I’ve (you’ve) done. Whether its a year old or 15 minutes fresh out of the camera–it doesn’t matter–it still deserves a second look. A few months ago I posted a review on a few images that weren’t instant favorites when I first saw them, but after a second and third time visiting them, I began to see different things that I liked about them. The review was a success, so much in fact, that I plan to use one of those images in my upcoming portfolio.

The different thoughts that friends and fellow photographers said about those first round images, had me thinking about continually revisiting old photos that at first weren’t “bangers”. I strongly suggest you try the same but for now, lets start these four photos on their review. Here are two very simple questions that I have for you and if you will, post a message down below answering in short:

Which image is your favorite and why?

Which image is your least favorite and why?

Shelby White Wanken Photo Review

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Canon’s Balsa Wood 1d Mock-Up Tutorial

August 5th, 2009

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So you’ve always wanted to make a camera out of balsa wood, I mean who hasn’t. Here is Canon’s step-by-step tutorial on how to make your favorite Canon camera out of wood. They even use these mock-ups for some of their lens designs. Check out more interesting articles at the online Canon Museum.

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Font or Typeface?

August 1st, 2009

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Last week over at the ISO50 blog, Alex Cornell wrote a great post about narrowing your font list down to bare necessities. I myself am guilty of installing nonsensical fonts and I am in the process of cleaning out my font book. I bring this up because towards the end of the post Alex mentions the use of “font” and “typeface” interchangeably.

I believe that one of the biggest issues in talking with other designers is being able to speak the same language. Through time we’ve pushed around these two terms so loosely that I would say, the majority of young to middle-aged designers probably can’t tell the difference.

Hit the jump to read the differences.

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From the Archive: Iphone & Desktop Background

July 29th, 2009

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IPhone backgrounds were all the rage a year ago but I was late and missed the boat for uploading these. It wasn’t until now, that I stumbled across it in last years archives. The graphic was also applied as a desktop background.

Download this background for free in a high quality 1920×1200 png format here.

The Perfect Pastas Pt. 1: Via Roma Designspiration

July 21st, 2009

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There is no perfect design, only perfect designs.

United* was the lead design team put on this project to create a one-of-a-kind imported Italian foods brand. They used unique portrait photography, shot on location in Tuscany to ensured that the brand maintained true authenticity. There are 3 million people in Tuscany. All different & all unique–this authentic Italian brand shows their true character, expression & emotion.

United* was successful. Possibly even very successful; to date the brand has seen unmatched sales figures and is in process of identifying the second round of 150 products to complement the existing line.

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Songs for Singing + The Sounds

July 16th, 2009

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Since all of the previous Songs for Singing have had male vocals, it was time for a change. For those who haven’t heard this band before, let me introduce to you The Sounds, an alternative rock group formed in Helsingborg, Sweden in 1999. The band consists of Maja Ivarsson (vocals), Felix Rodriguez (guitar), Johan Bengtsson (bass), Jesper Anderberg (keyboards) and Fredrik Nillson (drums). They have released three albums from 2002 to 2009: Living in America, Dying to Say This to You and Crossing The Rubicon respectively.

They are truly an amazing group but may not be for everyone; only one way to find out, turn up your sound!

The Sounds – Midnight Sun

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The Sounds – No One Sleeps When I’m Awake

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The Sounds – Painted By Numbers (From Dying To Say This To You Album)

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Fourth of July: Typical Vs. Not so typical

July 6th, 2009

In our lifetimes, we’ve been presented with fireworks and a joyous occasion of celebration during the Fourth of July. This has been the tradition for years. In the essence of capturing the moment and beauty of fireworks, I believe some moments are not being taken advantage of which ties us into the traditionally-typical firework photos vs the not so typical firework photos. The moments captured by many vs. the moments captured by few.

Every year around this time we see a slew of firework photographs being pushed online that look the same. We may see a few purple cows in the bunch (outstanding or remarkably interesting photos are purple cows) but the majority look very typical. As a stretch to find creativity, I changed the way I shot the fireworks this year in hopes to take not so typical photographs (last years typical photos).

Where do YOU draw the line with Typical vs Not So Typical?

I’ve opted to only post two photos. The first is a panorama of South Lake Union in Seattle looking towards Gasworks Park. The photo was taken from exactly here.

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The second photo is quite different than I’ve seen the Fourth of July portrayed. I’m going to leave it up to you to decide which one fits the holiday the best and which set, last years or this years, wins the Not So Typical award.

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Did you shoot this year? Feel free to link to your Firework images in the comments. For anyone wanting to know settings/meta info, look here.

UPDATE: Here is a link to some great not-so-typical firework photos from Getty/AP photographers.

Experimental JetSet: Paradiso / Bassline

June 30th, 2009



More great designspiration from Experimental Jetset. Check out what they have to say about these pieces and more of their amazing work at their website.

Between 1995 and 1999, we designed various posters and flyers for Paradiso, Amsterdam’s premier rock venue. Paradiso plays an important role in the recent history of Amsterdam, and in Dutch counter- and rock-culture in general, so it is a real honour to have been involved with this place. It also has a rich history of graphic design (Martin Kaye’s amazing concert posters, to name one example), so we’re proud to stand in that tradition.


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Heist Series: Brouges + Amsterdam + Las Vegas + Lake Como

June 26th, 2009

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Brouges – A Shawn Lee Heist

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Amsterdam – A David Holmes Heist

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Las Vegas – A David Holmes Heist

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Lake Como – A Piero Umiliani Heist

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With absolutely beautiful typography and imagery of these mixes, you can’t go wrong. Introducing to you four outstanding mixes by Brian Gossett. The best part about these is that they’re literally heist related tunes from heist scenes in random movies.

All of these mixes are available for listening or free download at Brian’s website.
View more information and thoughts behind the mixes at Brian Gossett

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