We had not come across illustrator, Lena Podesta's work before. When we did finally roll across it we were hooked. We really like the range of style in Lena's work. There's a retro, classic comic strip style in some of the pieces while others feel more contemporary and modern — a nice counterbalance that works for a variety of projects.
We are seriously thinking about doing an ongoing series of just some of the odd stuff we come across as we're looking through work being done here in Portland. It's plentiful and just so, so weird.
The video for techno outfit DØS.pütin is a perfect example. The video for Waist'd Fånk went up about 10 hours ago, and it is just so odd (odd and weird good that is) that we had to share. We love the track, but the video we're still trying to process. What is up with these guys exercising? Hilarious! It's this kind of outright oddity that keeps us coming back to this work every single day.
Here's some exciting new tech coming out of the Adobe camp. Project Mighty and Napoleon are cloud based pen stylus and ruler devices that make drawing on a tablet much easier. From first look they are very cool and can definitely speed up the process of rough sketching and idea creation.
Will they replace the need for analog systems like they hint at in the video? We doubt it. We're not sure if anything can do away with the tactile nature and immediacy of pen/pencil and paper. Will we pick these up? Oh, yeah. But we'll still carry and rely on our analog gear as well.
One note, as you watch this, be aware that Michael Gough's presentation and the set design makes this video feel like it's 1987. That coupled with his obvious lack of a prepared script (is he improvising) give the presentation a weird feel.
These three new spots for Uniball put the art of writing in three very different (difficult and painful would work as well) contexts. TBWA held creative duties on these. You can see additional credits after the jump.
Every installment from the PBS Off Book series is just amazing. If you're looking for a short, five to seven minute introduction to today's creative fields, then this series is the one to check out. This installment is on one of our deep loves, data viz and the organization and presentation of complex of data structures.
You might have seen our piece on Friday about Art Takeover 2013 and their open call to be a part of this amazing charity event. Well, we're piggybacking with the release of the Art Takeover 2012 recap video that looks at last year's hugely successful Takeover with the Timber's Army.
The short three and a half minute video does a great job of introducing the goal of the project while giving a good sense of the crazy turnout they had for last year's poster show. All proceeds from last year's event went to Harper's playground. The video was produced by Factory North and Actual Industries. You can see more credits after the jump.
If you're interested in being considered for this year's show hop on over to the Art Takeover: Operation Bless Field site and share a bit of your portfolio. This is going to be a great event to be a part of.
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