• The Lost Cause

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    The Lost Cause | Bike Garage Mural | Portland, OR from Tomas Alfredo Valladares on Vimeo.

    We were so happy to see this video go up documenting the work and process of Portland graf artist, The Lost Cause. In our opinion, this is one artistic area we just don't see enough documented work coming out of. Of course, the nature of the art form does not lend itself much to public exposure, but we would love to see video of more local work.

    The Lost Cause also has created some beautiful work in this mural. The mural led also led us to check out more of his work, which is fantastic. We were also intrigued by his Indiegogo campaign which aims to send TLC around the world to paint. He's got 18 more days and is about halfway to his goal.

  • EVENT: A Conversation With Creative Director Dave Allen

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    A conversation with is pleased to welcome Creative Director Dave Allen for a night of inspiration and information dispelling some of the myths, confusion and skepticism surrounding the growing market of streaming music.

    Dave is a noted recording artist, label founder, and tech visionary with extensive experience and expertise on the intersection and evolution of music and technology. As Beats Music’s Artist and Industry Advocate, Allen works with artists, managers, labels, and others to educate them on the realities and opportunities of the streaming music business. Dave will add to the conversation as he discusses the benefits that come to artists from the streaming music model, while dispelling some of the myths, confusion and skepticism surrounding this growing market.

    Allen is also the former Interactive Creative Director at North, Inc. Founding member of the post-punk band Gang of Four. Adjunct Lecturer, Digital Strategy at University of Oregon. Assistant Professor in Communication Design at Pacific Northwest College of Art. Op-ed contributor to The Guardian Comment is Free and a Linkedin Influencer.

    Please join us:

    WHEN: Thursday, May 8, 2014 7:00-9:00 PM

    WHERE: Tillamook Station: 665 N Tillamook Street, Portland, OR


    A conversation with is a curated lecture series hosted by Yvonne Perez Emerson of WeMake and Erin Lynch of The Portland Egotist. Each session is a down to earth, open conversation in which a guest (or guests) are invited to talk about their work and what they’re passionate about.

    A Conversation With Creative Director Dave Allen
    Thursday, May 8, 2014 7:00-9:00 PM
    Tillamook Station: 665 N Tillamook Street, Portland, OR

  • Google Night Walk, A Great Way to Tour Marsielle

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    We rolled across a reference to Google's Night Walk experience the other day while reading about some other street view technology. We headed over to see what it was all about, and were really impressed with the virtual tour experience they've created.

    The site follows two French natives, Julie and Christophe, as they take you on a tour through the back streets of Marsielle. The city has long been known for its artistic and culinary wonders, as well as its rich and vibrant history.

    The Google team used their street view technology to take users on an expansive stroll of the streets, alleys, people and artwork in the area. The stroll is fairly detailed — even to the point of being able to look at notes and biographical information on graffiti covering the walls. We're really hoping that this is something that will be expanded upon with more cities being added. It's a great way to get a deeper look into the art and culture of different areas minus the travel.

    If you've always wanted to see Marsielle, or if you are just interested in checking out this interesting adaptation of the Google street view technology. This is something you will want to check out.

  • Adidas Climachill

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    Adidas 'Climachill - A Cooling Revolution' from GLASSWORKS VFX on Vimeo.

    Glassworks VFX out of London has put together some stellar motion work for Adidas' new Climachill technology.

  • EVENT: 2014 AMA PDX MAX Awards

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    The MAX Awards are AMA PDX's largest event of the year, and showcases top marketing campaigns being produced here in the Northwest. There are some great categories this year, including “You had me at Hello” Print Ad, PR Operation Success, Best Campaign on a Shoestring Budget, and Standout Mobile Strategy.

    This will be one entertaining award ceremony that you'll not want to miss! There will also be drinks, great food, a wicked fun photo booth, and plenty of time to network with peers and Portland's top marketing professionals.

    The MAX Awards will take place on Wednesday, June 11th at 6:00pm at OMSI. Tickets start at just $45, and parking is free and plentiful.

    2014 AMA PDX MAX Awards
    Wednesday, June 11th at 6:00pm
    OMSI: 1945 SE Water Ave, Portland, OR 97214
    Find out more information on the AMA MAX Awards website

  • Adidas, Six Cameras and a Soccer Ball

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    This is a great idea. Adidas dropped six cameras into a soccer ball and then captured the action that ensued as players came into contact it. Technology is go.

  • The Shwood for Louisville Slugger Collection

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    The Shwood for Louisville Slugger Collection from JOESTEVENSMEDIA on Vimeo.

    Shwood is helping the infamous Louisville Slugger celebrate 130 years in baseball. They've teamed up with the well known bat maker to produce a new collection of limited-edition wood sunglasses. The two styles (Canby and Haystack) are designed as tributes to the sport of baseball. We found these frames interesting. At first we weren't sure of the arms looking like the bats, but they begin to grow on you after a bit. As with all the Shwood frames these are wonderfully constructed and wholly unique.

  • hellojojo vs. the Samurai

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    We were struck by the line work, hatching and detail of this piece by hellojojo. We've featured work before from illustrator Jon Jones and his hellojojo imprint, and each time we head back to his site there is a new roster of beautiful pieces to take in.

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