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Featured: Matt Stevens

A side project of grand proportions: the Air Max1-a-day series by designer/art director Matt Stevens out of Charlotte, NC. The tribute portion is very cool as well. See if you can guess who’s who by style alone.

http://largetype.squarespace.com/

Young designers take note. This is a totally valid way to get some big-brand work into your portfolio. Think a step or two beyond just mock ads and make something interesting.

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Friday, June 4th, 2010 Featured No Comments

Killed Comps

Well, they’d really be dead if I never posted them. Here’s some stuff I’ve (Gabe) worked on recently, either for pitches or early-round creative presos. All killed for various reasons, but all projects that I thought were headed somewhere cool. Such is advertising though. And this is why I only ever really count on my side projects to keep me creatively charged.

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Friday, April 16th, 2010 Asides No Comments

Featured: Eyvind Earle

Going back into the vaults on this one, but this is an artist you should know about. Eyvind Earle (1916-2000) is best known for his art direction work for Walt Disney (you’ll recognize his forest-scapes and background art in Sleeping Beauty next time you find yourself watching that movie), but he spent the great majority of his career as a full time solo artist/painter/silkscreener. I love his graphic style, and fantastic color/detail work in his trees (especially the trees) and natural scenery. The images here don’t do the originals justice. Not even close. So if you can see some of his work in person, jump at the chance.

Info on the artist is here. And his official site is here. Check out the serigraphs and oils in particular. Lots and lots of stuff to soak in, and you will be inspired.

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Sunday, December 13th, 2009 Featured No Comments

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

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