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Matthew Dent is the 26-year-old who won the competition to design Britain’s new coinage. There’s a good interview at Creative Review about his experience on the project.

ISO50 + Obama

03 May 2008

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Scott Hansen (aka ISO50) has been asked to produce the next Barack Obama poster. He is the 2nd artist, after Shepard Fairey, who’s been asked to participate in designing for the Obama campaign. Pretty good tactic I’d say, to stir up even more young votes.

They’re producing a limited run of 5000, at $70 per poster… nice handy sum of $350k. Look for it on the ISO50 site and at the Obama store in coming weeks.

Aesthetically Loyal

03 May 2008

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Anthony Kolber from Melbourne. Thanks for the link Anthony.

(Smog)

01 May 2008

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Supper was Bill Callahan’s 11th proper album as Smog. Here’s a track.

Our Anniversary

33rpm

01 May 2008

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Andrio Abero from Brooklyn. Originally from Seattle. He works mostly in the realm of show posters and album artwork… good place to be.

Narelle Autio

01 May 2008

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Australian photographer.

Julia Hoffmann

30 April 2008

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Great designer with a top notch resumé: Doyle Partners, Pentagram, and currently an interactive designer with Crispin Porter + Bogusky here in Boulder. Originally from Frankfurt.

This book is really well done. It’s designed to look like a high school text book, right down to the cheesy diagrams. I especially like the fact that it was banned from Wal-Mart, just goes to show how politically charged some of these big corporations are. Even if it was due in part to the fact that all the justices of the Supreme Court were shown nude on page 99…

More on this book – I.D. ‘Best of’ article.

Karl Pilkington

30 April 2008

To follow up the Ricky Gervais post, here’s one with his prodigy Karl Pilkington. Karl is best known for being the ‘simpleton’ on The Ricky Gervais Show. The 1st season of which was awarded the Guinness World Record for most downloaded podcast. Available at audible.com.

Chris Silas Neal

29 April 2008

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Chris Silas Neal is an illustrator/designer from Brooklyn. Really nice work… find a few of his prints for sale here.