Explosion Snaps

Weekly sketch #17. Screensnaps from the tele and my laptop, and recycled vectors. Nothing at all Costa Rica about it.

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Tuesday, November 6th, 2012 Phase Collective No Comments


An empty lot for sketch número 12.

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Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012 Phase Collective No Comments


Weekly sketch number 7. Half-built halfpipe in Costa Rica gets a boost towards (digital) completion. Still a ways to go though.

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Sunday, August 26th, 2012 Phase Collective No Comments

Playa Blanca

Quick weekly sketch, a bit behind schedule, after a day trip out to Playa Blanca on the West coast of Costa Rica. Most of these sketches consist of nothing more than an iPhone snap, some color additions, and some vector overlays. Photo, color, vectors – my basic bag of tricks for digital side project playtime. Happy Monday.

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Monday, August 20th, 2012 Phase Collective No Comments

Open Skies

Had to put this visual down after a few weeks of massive monsoons in Costa Rica.

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Friday, July 20th, 2012 Phase Collective No Comments

Macro Pixels

A set of iPhone snaps of my Photoshop work, zoomed way in to the pixel level, run through Instragram, and posted for you here. I’m thinking I’ll be doing some more of these.

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Tuesday, April 12th, 2011 Phase Collective No Comments

Featured: GERGWERK

Rad visuals, a rich color palette, cool and intuitive touch-screen interactions, and an all around smart evolution for the world of turntables. An application as an instrument, in a way. Check out the demo video on Vimeo, and see the process overview here.

This is an MFA thesis project – amazing. More work from GERGWERK, otherwise known as Gregory Kaufman is at

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Thursday, August 26th, 2010 Featured No Comments

Featured: Marie Luise Emmermann

A couple of images from the Skizzomat Illustration Diary, a creative outlet for Marie Luise Emmerman out of Germany. This stuff is rad, but check the figurative collage work in there as well. Really nice, slightly bizarre, sensual and fleshy. Lots more to see at:




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Thursday, June 24th, 2010 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

PDF Releases

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



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