Archive for March, 2008

Stamp Your Shoes With Graphics

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Customizing of clothing and shoes is nothing new, especially in the art community, but Stamp’d LA is bringing¬† a service to the masses. Choose from a variety of graphics to adorn a white pair of Converse All-Stars to express your individuality. Stamp’d LA products are hand painted and guaranteed to not chip or alter under normal wear of your shoes. Because the shoes are hand painted, each shoe is somewhat a one-of-a-kind.

Bunker Hill by Leo Politi

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The Los Angeles Public Library has been host to many exhibits in it’s long history. Currently until June 14th, the central library is hosting an exhibit of works by Leo Politi. Specifically Mr. Politi’s works from his 1964 book entitled Bunker Hill, Los Angeles. The paintings help preserve what Bunker Hill used to look like before it gave way to the Los Angeles we know today.

Be sure to stop by and check it out if you’re in the Los Angeles area, it’s free.

For more info visit the Los Angeles Public Library website.

Photoshop is Amazing

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While searching for Photoshop tips, I came across a blog entry entitled If Celebs Moved To Oklahoma, (pictures are taken from PlanetHiltron.com) hence the title, it’s basically Photoshopped pictures of how celebrities would look if they were in middle America. See the Beckhams above, click the link for more amazing Photosphop work.

Something to Watch – Helvetica

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This film is a must documentry see for any graphic designer. Helvetica came out last year to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the world’s most popular typeface. Director Gary Hustwit has been awarded a great deal of press and compliments on his work with Helvetica.

Definitely worth your time, for more info on where to catch a screening or where to buy this film check out The Official Helvetica Film site.

If Microsoft had the Ipod

The video above shows what the IPOD packaging would look like if Microsoft got it’s hands on it. I like Apple design because it’s simple and to the point, which is not always the case with Microsoft. This video was posted two and a half years ago, but it’s still very relevant to design and marketing, and quite humorous.

Airbourne and it’s Clever Marketing

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This isn’t so much about graphics, but it kind of demonstrates how far design can go. The makers of Airborne reached a settlement in a case that is having them pay $23 million dollars for false advertising. Consumers can get a refund for Airborne purchased as far back as 2001, so long as they have their receipts.

“Airborne is basically an overpriced, run-of-the-mill vitamin pill that’s been cleverly, but deceptively, marketed.” –David Schardt (Center for Science in the Public Interest)