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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
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 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.
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.
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 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.