Adidas designer, Danny Kinley, recently worked on the development of the second signature shoe for skateboarder, Silas Baxter Neal. Appropriately named, the Silas II, the shoe is a low top beauty. We love the color palette of the shoe and the solid look of the shoe. The shoe was inspired by Silas' love of the outdoors and the street skating life that is a part of it. If you want to know a bit more about Kinley and his work with Adidas, then check out this interview over on Trash Filter.
We're digging these deck designs by Alan Wasem. The two decks; featuring iconic native american leader, Geronimo; were done for a group show in Hood River not too long ago. The decks are the product of a purely analog process (remember those). Alan took illustrations of Geronimo that he had created, photocopied them, colored them, collaged them and then wheat pasted them onto the surface of the deck. We love the result, and really like the fact that the computer played, literally, zero part in creating this work.
Diströya Spirit in Denver is looking for an full time Illustrator / Artist / Fabricator. Check out the complete Diströya Spirit job posting for more details. Please Note: You must become a member to see jobs posted within the last three days.
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Here's a very short, but wonderfully done piece of animation by Isaak Fernandez. It took Fernandez three years to complete this short piece working only in his spare time and with close friend, Javier Esteban.
Unfortunately, it looks like part 1 may be where our adventure with Fernandez's version of the caped crusader stops. The piece is already two years old and Fernandez's talents have been occupied with other endeavors (he was one of the animators on Rio). Hopefully we'll see him circle back around and give us another chapter featuring his pudgy version of Wayne and the city of Gotham.
What happens when you give a socially conscious contest winner (and the owner of one of the most eco-conscious companies in Holland) the ability to create a 30 second spot for Dutch Red Kross and the budget to go along with it? Nothing.
Ton, the founder of Tons Mustard, found himself bidding on an auction to produce a 30 second spot for the Dutch Red Kross earlier last year. After winning the auction he decided the best way to handle the spot in an eco-friendly way was to simply air 30 seconds of nothing. It was the first time in the history of Dutch television that they had aired 30 seconds of black. An estimated 2.5 million viewers tuned in see the commercial and experience the “nothingness” of Ton's creation.
Above is the short explaining the process Ton went through creating the commercial and the final cut of the spot that aired a few nights ago.
Just strolled across illustrated poster design from local PDXer, Joshua Burd. The piece was created Exile Poster Project in which a group of illustrators are asked to design a poster design around a social topic chosen for that year. This year's subject focused on youth homelessness.
Burd's piece “captures the emotion felt by those who have run into missed oppurtunities and hardship...but the braids of color show every direction one can take, that all is not lost.”. We love the broad use of color, the jumble of braids and the cascading effect of them coming off the heart and pouring over the head hung low. Very descriptive. Check out more of Joshua's work on his website.
Big congrats go out to local Wieden+Kennedy-er, Sarah Shapiro, who is premiering her new short film, Sequin Raze, at SXSW this month. The film was shot in LA and features great talent including Anna Camp (Mad Men, True Blood), Frances Conroy(Six Feet Under) and Ashley Williams.
The story explores the twisted mental anguish of “Goldberg”, a jaded, once-feminist producer on a hit reality show, as she psychotically tortures female contestants into on-camera meltdowns, while simultaneously destroying herself. Tonight, Goldberg, egged on by wildly disoriented and lawless show psychologist (Conroy), ratchets up her interrogation to CIA levels and wages mental mortal- combat against spurned beauty queen (Camp) – but she may have met her match.
A call has come out of the AIGA Portland camp as they prepare to re-up four soon to be open positions on the local chapter's board. The positions of Secretary, Community Outreach Chair, Partnership Chair, and Programming Co-Chair are on the block and ready for capable individuals who are ready to step in and support the local design initiatives in our little utopia.
You will need to be at a “supporter level” (or become a supporter if you're not already) and be prepared for a three year commitment to the team, but the job is rewarding as you work to educate and support our local design community. If you're interested in knowing more, check out the AIGA Portland join the board webpage for answers to several other questions what it means to be a board member.
Oh yeah, and the applications for the positions are due by April 7th.