Stuff posted in the ‘Design’ Category

Time Spent With Contrails


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 Uniques CD Artwork by Pišta Kráľovič


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




The Design Work of Leif

innerspeaker cover

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.

Tame Impala Solitude Cover

Kidplastik Portfolio Updates


(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.

Fool’s Gold Via The Creators Project



I am really liking the design work from Spanish designer Velckro. Especially these club posters done for Soundsick. Probably some of the coolest club posters I have seen.

via Changethethought



The Amazing Street Art of CT


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.



via Monoscope

Ray-Ban’s Rare Prints Collection

Rare Prints

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.

Rare Prints

48 Hour Magazine

48 Hour Magazine

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.

via Uncrate

Prime – Portfolio of Will Goodan


Prime is the portfolio of designer Will Goodan. Head over and check out some nice motion graphics, typography and print work.

Mimoco Teams Up With Infectious


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 for the iPhone/iPod Touch


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.

Cut & Paste Competition L.A.

Cut and Paste LATomorrow 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
Avalon Hollywood
1735 Vine Street
$15.00 online
$20.00 door


XLR8R Adds Miami to Their Guide

XLR8R's City Guide now has Miami.

Griffin Slap Watches

Remember slap bracelets? Like those, but cooler.

Eboy’s FixPix App For the iPhone

Great puzzle game with graphics by Eboy himself.

XLR8R Atlanta City Guide

XLR8R added ATL to thier city guide. Check it out.



Hooray For Earth – Surrounded By Your Friends (Twin Shadow Remix)

Thursday, October 21st, 2010


Twin Shadow has been making some waves throughout the internets lately. I recently purchased his new album Forget, and I must say I quite like it. I am also really liking this remix he has done for Hooray For Earth, who I had never heard of before this song, but will surely be checking them out after hearing it.

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Muscles – Girl Crazy Go (Muscles Inception Remix)

Monday, October 18th, 2010


The last I heard of Muscles he had quit the music business because of problems with his label Modular. This disappointed me because I love his music. However, I was happy to see that if the rumors were true at the time he has apparently changed his mind. A new EP by Muscles titled Younger & Immature is due out October 29.

Here’s a remix of the first single from the EP ‘Girl Crazy Go’. Check out the music video for the original version here. From the sounds of it Muscles hasn’t lost his musical touch, or his ego.

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Sleigh Bells – Run the Heart (Bassnectar Remix)

Thursday, October 14th, 2010


Music by Bassnectar isn’t something I would normally post here. For the most part I feel his stuff is for dirty rave hippies, and if you read this blog at all you probably know how I feel about the wobbly bass-heavy Dubstep. That being said this remix done of Sleigh Bells‘ song ‘Run the Heart’ is still bass-heavy, but not completely overboard. It also manages to keep a lot of what makes the original track so good.

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Martin Solveig ft. Dragonette – Hello

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010


Chances are if you spend any amount of time on the internet you have heard ‘Hello’ by Martin Solveig featuring the lovely Dragonette (considering it went number one on Hype Machine). But I couldn’t resist posting this super-fun dance-pop masterpiece. It’s basically impossible not to want to dance to this song. I don’t know a lot about Martin Solveig, but from what I have heard and seen so far I am liking his stuff. Purchase the EP with several remixes on Beatport now.

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Millionyoung – Local Joke (Neon Indian Cover)

Friday, October 1st, 2010


Millionyoung, aka Mike Diaz, is shaping up to be one of my favorite artist of 2010. I really love this cover he has done of Neon Indian’s ‘Local Joke’. He adds his own personality to the song, so much that it sounds as though he could have written it. I am looking forward to a full-length album from him.