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Jeff’s Follow the Leader Entry

August 3, 2009

I’m so stoked that our very own, very talented Jeff Davis (ahem, magimbu) submitted this original drawing to Sub Studio’s Follow the Leader contest. You can rate it and all the other submissions here. The most popular, as chosen by Sub Studio, will be sold as prints with part of the proceeds being kicked back to the artists. Good luck, magimbu!

"Lost Balloon" by Jeff Davis (SideOrderStudio)

"Lost Balloon" by Jeff Davis (SideOrderStudio)

Bouncing Around the Blogosphere: Improv Everywhere

June 10, 2009

Improv Everywhere is not new. The group was founded in ’01 and has been getting decent press since ’05. But they’re new to me, and I got a kick out of reading their blog posts. This NYC-based group specializes in “causing scenes of chaos and joy in public places.” Some of my favorites:

As this couple was leaving their courthouse ceremony, Improv Everywhere invited them to an improv reception complete with champagne, cake and a wedding party.

As this couple was leaving their courthouse ceremony, Improv Everywhere invited them to an improv reception complete with champagne, cake and a wedding party.

Apparently, the first No Pants Subway Ride was so sucessful, it's turned into an annual event.

Apparently, the first No Pants Subway Ride was so sucessful, it's turned into an annual event.

And this is synchronized swimming in a public fountain. Hilarious.

And this is synchronized swimming in a public fountain. Hilarious.

Another of Improv Everywhere’s stunts involved organizing a group of 50 redheads to protest a Manhattan Wendy’s and their “racist” logo. Another coup: infiltrating a Best Buy store with 80 people dressed in khakis and blue shirts, who actually helped customers. Each misson is thoroughly documented, and the group has published its first book. Check it out at http://improveverywhere.com/.

Bouncing Around the Blogosphere: The Dieline

May 12, 2009

 

I for one am a sucker and a half when it comes to packaging. When I was little, I saved boxes and wrappers if there was something about them I found visually or functionally intriguing. As an adult, I’ve had to be a big more cognizant of how much more I might be paying for the packaging rather than the product, but it’s still fun to look. So when I bumped into The Dieline via Sub-Studio Design, I was captivated. Talk about eye candy. This blog is all about the packaging design industry, and each post is something to feast your eyes on.

Be sure to check out the Before and After section, and yet another neat feature is that you can browse blog posts by substrate. Yeah, Jeff, that’s for you. ;) 

Check it out at http://www.thedieline.com/

The Dieline

 

 

Coca-Cola's new can designs for summer

Coca-Cola's new can designs for summer

Move over Typewriter Jewelry!

May 6, 2009

Found this on etsy today, and thought it was fun to look at. I think the earrings are my favorite. Check out more by Creative Dexterity at  http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6316301&order=&section_id=&page=1.

Power On Ring
Power On Ring
Key Cufflinks

Key Cufflinks

Volume Up & Volume Down Earrings

Volume Up & Volume Down Earrings

What! what!

May 2, 2009
Plush R2D2 Backpack

Plush R2D2 Backpack

 

Now where was this when I was registering for wedding gifts!!! Found it here: http://thedw.us/

April 29: Bouncing Around the Blogosphere

April 29, 2009

 

My apologies for being a little lax with my posts lately. Because I don’t want  Bouncing Around the Blogoshere to overtake this space , I’ve decided to forgo the daily ditties with weekly editions instead.  But have no fear, I think I have one heck of a humdinger for you today.

Tropical Toxic is a process blog for illustrators Tomer and Asaf Hanuka. In addition to their work for books, magazines and newpapers, they also contributed their talents to the animated film ” Waltz With Bashir,” which won a Golden Globe for best foreign film. Tomer and Asaf do a great job of taking you through their creative process, showing roughs, thumbnails and the final product. Visit them at http://tropicaltoxic.blogspot.com/. Just a warning: some posts are NOT PG-13. 

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 Sketches for a book cover illustration by Tomer Hanuka

A book cover illustration by Tomer Hanuka

These old two-color envelopes provided Tomer with the inspiration needed for this URB cover featuring the Wu Tang Clan. 

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wutang-final

April 20: Bouncing Around the Blogosphere

April 21, 2009

Sometimes, all you really need is a good laugh. Especially on a Monday. Hence, the blog pick of the day: Toe-riffic Traveling Toe. This blog was created as a high school class project. It’s only been up for a few months so there’s not a whole lot there, but I thought you might get a laugh at it. Anyone else think he looks like Donahue? Happy Monday, y’all. http://toeriffic.tumblr.com/

Toe-riffic Traveling Toe: Have passport. Will travel.

Toe-riffic Traveling Toe: Have passport. Will travel.


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