Roberto Bernardi

02 January 2009

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This guy has got to be slightly insane. Oil on canvas, wtf, wow.

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Some great work by Studio Regular from Berlin.

Valentine Associates

28 December 2008

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Slick package design concept from Valentine Associates out of Australia.

Dan McPharlin

25 December 2008

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Dan McPharlin builds miniature analog synths and audio equipment. All models are meticulously hand-crafted from cardboard. View the full set. For more on the process, and other projects he’s involved in, check out this interview.

Falko Ohlmer

22 December 2008

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Got a note from Falko Ohlmer the other day. He is working in Hamburg, Germany and he has some excellent work in his portfolio. Also check out the little clothing label he runs called le sucre. Thanks for the link!

Miika Saksi

18 December 2008

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Freelance illustrator Miika Saksi from Helsinki.

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Another fun product from SUCK UK. Holds roughly an hour of music; the length of an old C60 cassette, or 64MB. Pretty cool gift… and $20 isn’t bad!

$20 from Insound -Americas

£20 from SUCK UK – Europe

Obama ’08: Logo Runner-Ups

15 December 2008

Interesting look into the development of the Obama ’08 logo. Sol Sender led the creative team with designers Andy Keene and Amanda Gentry. Sender is now working as a strategist at VSA Partners here in Chicago, where this video was filmed. A detailed walk-through of the design process can also be seen over at LogoDesignLove.

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One of the best gifts I’ve ever received, especially since I’m a big fan of taking photos with slide film, is this wall-mounted slide light by SUCK UK. Their site may be a good place for our overseas readers to buy it, though for anyone in America I’d recommend going to Generate. Lots of clever and attractive gifts can be found there.

New music from ’08. Here are a few of my favorites.

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artist | Lykke Li
album | Youth Novels
song | I’m Good, I’m Gone

band site, wiki, amazon

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artist | The Black Angels
album | Directions To See A Ghost
song | You On The Run

band site, wiki, amazon

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artist | The Sea and Cake
album | Car Alarm
song | Car Alarm

band site, wiki, amazon

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artist | The Futureheads
album | This Is Not The World
song | Everything’s Changing Today

band site, wiki, amazon

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artist | Skyphone
album | Avellaneda
song | All Is Wood

band site, wiki, amazon

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artist | MGMT
album | Oracular Spectacular
song | Kids

band site, wiki, amazon

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artist | The Knux
album | Remind Me In 3 Days…
song | Cappuccino

band site, wiki, amazon

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artist | Friendly Fires
album | self-titled
song | On Board

band site, wiki, amazon