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Time Spent With Contrails is a series of 15 photographs that were taken and collected over the period of a several years and thousands of miles. From Los Angeles to Hong Kong, from Vietnam to San Francisco these photographs were all taken on 120 film and left untouched by Photoshop. The photos are now being offered as a collection of fifteen wallpapers that includes several sizes for different screen resolutions, iPhone and iPad. The entire collection is available for $1.99.
Immediately upon seeing the poster for Casey Affleck and Jaoquin Phoenix’s bizzare film, I’m Still Here, I was curious as to who was behind the artwork. I got the answer today while reading design blog Changethethought. Neil Kellerhouse is the man behind this poster and a lot of other great typography and photography.
The art of CD cover design has nearly joined the art of record cover design and is all but gone. However, there are still a few people out there doing some pretty amazing designs with their CD releases. Like this design by Pišta Kráľovič for his band The Uniques.
“I made this album cover for my band packed into an A3 poster. After I folded it I realized that the paper has so much friction that it holds the CD without any glue or plastic.”
via Lovely Package
I had been wondering who was the designer behind the album artwork for Tame Impala’s new album InnerSpeaker. The other day I stumbled across the portfolio of Leif, a Melbourne based artist who appears to be the man with the talent behind this cover as well as the cover for their new single Solitude is Bliss (which I just so happened to have posted a remix of). Leif has a lot of other nice looking work in his portfolio, check it out.
(Self-promo alert) For those of you who don’t know I not only run this blog, but my main focus is designing under the moniker Kidplastik. I work with many clients including lots of musicians, DJs and producers. I have recently updated my portfolio with some works I have done for Eli Smith, Always Never (Le Castle Vania’s label), Kids at the Bar, Killpop Records and Computer Blue. I am looking to expand my client base and am looking for cool people to work with. If you are looking for or are interested in album artwork, website, logo, branding or illustration work you can contact me here.
More work here.
The other day I came across the street art of Italian native CT. His graphic street art is unlike that of any I have seen. I am blown away at his amazingly clean lines, use of geometric typography and colors he uses. I recommend checking out this gallery of his works.
Ray-Ban has released their latest line of collaborations with the Rare Prints Collection. They have asked Matt W. More, Aesthetic Apparatus, Ames Bros and Valhalla Studios to create these limited edition posters each numbered and signed by the artists. Check out the Rare Prints Collection is available now.
In any industry adapting for the digital age is a challenge, but it’s been especially difficult for the publishing industry. The thought of printed magazines slowly disappearing one by one is sad. 48 Hour Magazine is challenging the traditional methods of magazine publishing by keeping overhead costs low and doing exactly what the name implies… writing, photographing, illustrating, designing, editing, laying it out, printing and shipping it in a matter of 48 hours! I really enjoy seeing how people with passion and the will to adapt can make make things work when the big guys are scratching their heads wondering why they can’t make any money. 48 Hour Magazine just released their first issue and is available now for $10 at MagCloud.
Prime is the portfolio of designer Will Goodan. Head over and check out some nice motion graphics, typography and print work.
If you haven’t heard of Mimobots the short introduction is that they are designer USB flash drives. Mimoco have just teamed up with adhesive art masters Infectious to come up with these iPhone skins that go along with selected USB drives. I am liking this one from the designer series with FriendsWithYou. The adhesives are designed to peel off easily and can also be re-applied many times over.
Eliss is a game for the iPhone and iPod Touch that caught my attention from the second I heard the soundtrack and saw the semi-8-bit style graphics. The game was developed by Steph Thirion who seems to have a background in this “retro” style gaming and design. It took me a bit to get a hang of the game, but after I did I was hooked. Even if the game wasn’t fun I would still play it just to hear the soundtrack. Eliss has a reasonable price tag of $3.99 and is available at the iTunes App Store.
I don’t often post about other blogs, but I recently came across Changethethought which quickly became added to my daily reads. I am surprised I hadn’t seen it before seeing as it has been around now for over seven years now. The blog was founded by designer/writter Christopher Cox from the well known design portal Design Is Kinky and has now grown to include the writings of ten people. The blog features a lot of great work from some very talented designers and other inspirational work.
Tomorrow is the kickoff of this year’s Cut & Paste competition in Los Angeles. If you are in LA I suggest you check this event out. Just watching the footage from previous events makes me excited. I have been wanting to attend for a long time and barely missed the contest in Hong Kong last year. But I just so happen to be in LA right now so I won’t be missing out again. They have expanded their tour this year to include 16 cities worldwide so check out the city schedule to see if Cut & Paste is coming your way. Keep your eye out for upcoming coverage of the LA event here on TheDopeFiend.
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Doors open 5:00 PM
1735 Vine Street