• Project 2501 Strives to Recreate the Title Screens from the Classic Film, Ghost in the Shell

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    PROJECT 2501 : HOMAGE TO GHOST IN THE SHELL from Ash Thorp on Vimeo.

    Photographers Ash Thorp and Tim Tadder set out on a personal art project designed to celebrate their love of the seminal 1995 film, Ghost in the Shell. The premise of “Project 2501” is simple. Through the use of photography and compositing, the duo has been working to recreate the opening title sequence from the Shirow Masamune classic. The project has gained a lot of traction and has expanded to encompass 20 artists from around the world and they have quite a few of the stills for the sequence done. The resulting work is amazingly detailed and beautifully constructed.

  • The Cannes Lions Are Upon Us Again

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    The much coveted Cannes Lions award ceremony is always a highly anticipated event for creative professionals. Winning one of these awards can be a game changer. As a result, the competition is fierce and the work represented is stunning. This year's event pulled together nearly 40,000 entries, which means this year's competition is going to be nerve racking.

  • Google+ Design Workshop Recap

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    Google+ Design Workshop from Searle Video on Vimeo.

    We hadn't dug through photographer and videographer, , Paul Searle's, site for a while (as a matter of fact we weren't even aware that Maxine Denver had disbanded). We came across this short recap video from last year's Google+ Design workshop which teamed up Portland designers with the Google+ design team as they gave insight into their process while working thorough a project over the course of the workshop.

  • Window Dressing with BT Livermore

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    Window Dressing: BT Livermore from Wanderlust on Vimeo.

    The folks at Wanderlust caught up with illustrator, BT Livermore, as he was preparing for his window installation for Wanderlust Vintage and Handmade in Portland. The installation is entitled, Anywhere Everywhere and Livermore's work will be on display through the month of June.

  • EVENT: UNBOUND - Artifacts of the Gemira Commission

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    The Pressure and One Grand Gallery will be hosting a new gallery show entitled, UNBOUND - Artifacts of the Gemira Commission. The opening reception will be this Friday in the gallery's space in SE. If happen to be a fan of the work of designer Adam Garcia then you'll want to be on hand for this. Here's a bit about the show's premise:

    “The reign of the Gemira Commission and their revolutionary counterparts, The Thousand Miracles, aren’t known to many, but the stories live on through their artifacts. The exhibition showcases various items of the despotic Gemira Commission, telling stories of its grand vision for a utopian society through its manifesto, imagery, sculpture and distinctive uniform. The show also unveils the regime’s rebellious opposing party, the Thousand Miracles, which fight the autocratic Gemira Commission, all the while staying secreted from its ubiquitous surveillance practices. The show explores the imagery of power and oppression, the contemporary surveillance-state and storytelling.”

    The Pressure and One Grand Gallery present - UNBOUND : Artifacts of the Gemira Commission
    Friday, June 6, 7:00-11:00PM
    One Grand Gallery: 1000 SE Burnside Street Portland, OR 97214

  • With all this tech about, is the big idea 'no idea'? Aussie CDs discuss. *May contain irony.

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    Are we thinking stuff through too much? What if we just chucked a load of tech together and let the public pick the bones out of it. And besides, there's just no room for an idea in amongst the live-streaming 3D-printed QR codes being delivered by a quad-copter.

    Starring a galaxy of creative stars from Down Under, this is of course a spoof that sets the stage for the Creative Fuel event in Sydnay at the end of July.

    The point is valid though. Increasingly tech can come first and the idea a distant second - if at all. It's a watchout for everyone: yes, technology can augment an idea but not replace it. Ideally it's invisible, working bits magic behind the scenes, letting the big thought land without interference or hoop-jumping.

    Find out more about the Creative Fuel event >

  • Shepard Fairey: Obey This Film

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    We're always up for a new film about street art. This all to short piece Brett Novak takes a look inside the world of Shepard Fairey (a.k.a Obey). The piece explores similar territory as other pieces on the popular street artist. This does explore some new territory as well.

  • Old Spice and the Mom Song

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    This spot has been on for awhile, but still creeps us out just a bit.

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