Archive for 2009

Featured: Carolina Torres

Digital illustration from Carolina Torres in Buenos Aires – a beautiful and playful mix of vectors, patterns, textures and tones. I dig those clouds! More illustration (+other design/ad work) on display at:

www.carolinatorres.com

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Wednesday, August 26th, 2009 Featured No Comments

Image Corruption + Collaboration

So after months of occasionally digging around for this imagery on Google, I finally captured my own snapshots (iPhone). These are the amazing and elaborate visual effects that come through on a corrupted digital cable signal. This stuff fascinates me—the TV ‘fuzz’ of the new millennium. If only I knew what to do with it now that I have it. Have some thoughts? Some collaborative inklings? Let me know here @GabeRuane.

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Friday, August 21st, 2009 Phase Collective No Comments

Featured: Amy Sol

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Beautiful, intricate work from Amy Sol in Las Vegas. Stunning. Seriously. Lots more of this acrylic on wood panel technique/style to see at www.amysol.com.

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Thursday, August 6th, 2009 Featured No Comments

iPhone Wallpapers 01

Just posted a couple sets of iPhone wallpapers, including some stuff from the never-published Phase04 Habitat PDF mag. Also threw in some Midei City stuff, and some work from my in-progress side project called ‘Upload’. Head over to the link below for downloads, and enjoy:

www.gaberuane.com/wp.html

And shoot us an email if you have some freebies that you’d like to share.

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Monday, July 27th, 2009 Asides, Phase Collective No Comments

Featured: Rosemarie Fiore

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All I have to say is: “Firework Drawings”.

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Lots of other cool work from NYC-based Rosemarie Fiore, including “Waffle Iron Paintings”, are here:

www.rosemariefiore.com

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Monday, July 20th, 2009 Featured Comments Off

Featured: EMPK

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Cool stuff from this Art Direction/Design/Photography duo in Brazil. Lots of other work – commercial and experimental alike – on display at:

www.empk.net

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Wednesday, June 17th, 2009 Featured No Comments

Featured: Identity Archives Project

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A side project of Gabe Ruane that is rolling through its 3rd year in (mostly under the radar) existence. This is a keyword-based database of logo designs, searchable by visual and conceptual tags. It’s a great tool, it’s free and open to the public for research and review, and there’s never any need to register. No frills, amigos. No excessive web 2.0. Just a solid, simple tool for identity designers.

www.identityarchives.com

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Tuesday, June 9th, 2009 Featured No Comments

Featured: Lucia Fischer

Some grainy and gritty slices of the Sydney cityscape by photographer Lucia Fischer. Check out more from her ‘Holga Diaries’ series at:

www.luciddream.com.au

Check the ’2008: Portrait of a Postcode’ set as well while you’re at it. Beautiful work in the muted color palette of Chippendale in central Sydney.

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Thursday, May 28th, 2009 Featured No Comments

Featured: Zero per Zero

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Zero per Zero is a design, infographics and illustration studio in Seoul, South Korea. We came across some beautiful transit system infographic work from these guys (Kim Ji-Hwan and Jin Sol ), and figured we’d pass it along. Check out more work, along with details and descriptions of the images below, at:

zeroperzero.com

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Friday, May 1st, 2009 Featured No Comments

Georgia 11pt

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Another experiment from Gabe – zooming way in on the pixelated character set of Georgia at 11 points on screen. So the pixels were scaled up, then rebuilt as circles in a blue/black/gray palette to match the anti-aliasing you get in your browser. Small sizes read a lot like regular on-screen type, but you get some interesting abstractions when the characters are presented at larger sizes.

This is one of many side projects that has come together off of earlier projects and experiments. One element from wherever (in this case Phase 02 | Community), revisited and enhanced, then served back up in a place like the Phase blog for the hell of it. Maybe this comes out at some point on client work, but for now, its innocence is intact.

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Wednesday, April 8th, 2009 Phase Collective No Comments

PDF Releases

  • Phase 01 Brainstorm [pdf]
  • Phase 02 Community [pdf]
  • Phase 03 Play [pdf]

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