Stuff posted in the ‘Design’ Category

Jason Sho Green

I first discovered Jason Sho Green a couple years ago on his LiveJournal, right away I fell in love with his work. Since then he has quickly become one of my favorite illustrators. His art is more than just pretty pictures, the dry and sometimes dark humor involved is what really makes his drawings and paintings stand out to me. Over the past year he has been hard at work and has added a bunch of stuff to his online shop, such as t-shirts. prints, a couple full length magazines and for all Valentines’ lovers some hilarious v-day cards. He also has art shows lined-up all over the country, so watch out for him

Flatpack Printable Toys

For those of you who aren’t quite ready to blow your paycheck on expensive collectible toys, there comes an alternative that is a little easier on the pocket-book. Readymech brings you these DIY flatpack toys that you can download in PDF format, print out on heavy-stock 8.5″x11″ paper and build your own little paper toys. All you need is an X-acto knife, some double-sided tape and paper. There are eight really cool designs, so get to downloading and you will be on your way to having yourself a toy collection in no-time.

Dimension7 Relaunches

Dimension7 is a design agency based in Berlin. It seems as though they always have some cool stuff going on, and their design is super-cool. They recently relaunched their site with three new clothing designs, with options for tees, girl tees, sweatshirts and hoodies.

Brain Food: A Couple of Cool Books

Freewave is a 260 page book that comes with an included CD-ROM, that has works from over 100 graphic designers, font makers and other artists. The cool thing about this book though, is it also includes the tricks behind all the works AND over 4GB’s of the files, fonts and icons they used to make them! The content included is completely royalty free and is open for all personal use. So if you are looking to learn from the masters on how to become a photoshop master, this book is for you.

Another cool book out by the name of Built to Grind (soft cover, $34.95) looks like a good read. The book covers 25 years of skateboard history including spotlights on Rick Blackhart, Steve Olson, Steve Alba, Duane Peters, Christian Hosoi, Tommy Guerrero, Steve Caballero, Jeff Grosso, Eric Dressen, Ray Barbee, Mark Gonzales, Colin McKay, Danny Way, Tim Brauch, Andrew Reynolds, Peter Hewitt, Bucky Lasek, and Tony Trujillo and more. Check it out fools.

LosLogos

Last night a friend of mine showed me a book he had called LosLogos. It is a very comprehensive book of logos and logotypes from the best designers in the world, most of them with an urban and very modern feel. If you are at all down with logo design I highly recomend this book. They also have what seems to be a pretty cool project at their homepage. They are looking to collect logos from around the world and use them in a project called LosLogos City, so if you get a chance snap a few shots of your favorite local logos and submit them.

Threadless 12 Club

Threadless has started a cool new idea that they are calling theTwelve Club. It’s basically a subscription based way of purchasing tees. 200 bucks a month ($250 for international) and you get twelve tees sent to you, one per month. The downsides being that you can’t choose your design. It is chosen by the staff at Threadless, and no they do not let you exchange it for a different one if you don’t like it. It’s a good idea in theory, but i’m not sure that I am willing to blindly fork out 200 bones on some tees I haven’t even seen yet. Perhaps that might be part of the excitement, but by looking at the majority of the designs being chosen lately, I would be better off picking the good ones when they happen to come along.

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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.

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

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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