Back in 2013, the Canadian government announced some passport updates. Mostly, these were new security features – digitally embedded photos and electronic chips – as well as updated renewal terms and watermarks. And if your eyes glazed over reading that list, you walked right into their mild-mannered, hockey-playing, maple-flavored trap. What they didn’t mention is that hidden [...]
Visual design is amazing, right? It’s why Jess3 focuses so much data visualization – because turning complex ideas into art is powerful. That’s why, every Friday, we’ll be celebrating awesome design from artists that inspire us, in the hopes that they’ll inspire you too. ———— This sign that appears to say only “RISK” contains an [...]
This Saturday in LA is the book release for Milk and Honey: Contemporary Art in California, edited by Justin Vanhoy and published by Ammo Books. I have the honor of being included, alongside such amazing California based artists such as Ed Ruscha, Barry McGee, Mel Kadel, Chris Burden and Megan Whitmarsh.
Star Wars fans and Medieval art historians rejoice! Thai artist Chawakarn Khongprasert managed to juxtapose the beloved Star Wars, and illuminated Medieval Maniscripts. Chawakarn has managed to bridge connections both as a visual storyteller and as a technical illustrator.
I love this project by Vahram Muratyan. The book is a beautiful object too. Not to mention it’s a great reference for snackable content a la This vs That. As for the video it was directed and edited by Tony Miotto, the audio really does a great job of bringing it all to life.
A great new spot from Google India.
In no particular order, a roundup of work and projects from friends and strangers, in person and on the web, that I loved this year.
QR codes have been around for years, but with more people carrying smart phones than ever, they have seen a rise a huge rise in popularity in the US in recent months.
I was in London this last week for client meetings. It was great to see the offices of Twitter, Google, Facebook, Intel, Tokyoplastic, Hill & Knowlton, Ogilvy, Moo.com, and Universal Music. It was also great to see all the amazing sights and sounds of London. Christian, Robin and Tiffany from our Bristol, UK office joined [...]
If you look up while walking along the streets of Paris, just above the buildings’ large double doors and the city’s classic blue-and-white street signs, chances are you’ll eventually see a piece by French urban artist Invader. To celebrate his 1000th ceramic being placed in Paris, Invader just unveiled a massive exhibit at La Générale.