Hort: Updates

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Berlin based graphic design agency Hort has updated their already exceptional body of work with some new projects for Nike Basketball and Christina Rosenvinge. They continue to excel at producing simple, contemporary and classic design for print.

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Shan Jiang

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Shan Jiang is the illustration powerhouse nestled within the fantastic team of people at I love Dust. He’s got one hell of a body of work including a poster for the Alamo Drafthouse series of Star Wars posters.

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Lifelongfriendshipsociety 2011

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Lifelongfriendshipsociety, whom I’ve worked with in the past and thoroughly enjoyed the experience, have updated both with a new website and reel to reflect their efforts in 2010 and 2011. From all appearances it seems they are still totally kicking ass, having a damn good time doing it and still being the quirky, fun and genuinely creative people that they are.

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Young Dreams – Young Dreams

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Director Kristoffer Borgli will haunt your dreams again with this video for Young Dreams.

Directed by Kristoffer Borgli
Cinematography: Håvard Byrkjeland
Editing: Mikael Svartdahl
Colourist: Julien Alary
Flame Artist: Ivar Rystad

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Deciet – Badman Silence

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This fantastic ongoing music video saga for producer ‘Deceit’ was created by scanning, art working then animating the pages of Mark Millar’s ‘Nemesis’ Comics. It’s a true example of what can be achieved by marrying paper to screen.

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Drawing Vs Reality

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Self-taught artist and illustrator Ben Heine has posted a wonderful gallery on Flickr that he is calling ‘Drawing Vs Reality‘ where he pits his handskills in a trompe l’oeil affair with simple photography. It’s a smart yet simple idea that Heine has pulled off with an enormous display of imagination and it’s generating a strong buzz.

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Process Journal 4

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A new edition of Process Journal is now available. It’s become quite the publication and this edition features Browns Design, Christopher Doyle, Toko, Give Up Art, Nice Device, KentLyons, Christian Shwartz, Build, Design Project, Tonatiuh Ambrosetti, Inhouse, Tom Munckton, Marque. As well as design responses from Clinton Duncan and Kate Nielsen. Keep print alive.

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The Stupid Orchestra

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“Arranged like a symphony orchestra, approximately 200 antique vacuums, mixers and washers are transformed into musical instruments. They form an ensemble that the conductor, harpsichordist and composer Michael Petermann, alias weiserrausch.de, has now completed after eight years of preparation: The Stupid Orchestra.”

This installation is currently on display at the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg (mkg-hamburg.de).

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Six Architects

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This minimalist poster set created by designer Andrea Gallo has caused a stir around the creative blogosphere in recent days. Probably because it’s clean, smart, cool and easy to digest. The series features 6 of the designers favorite architects along with minimal stylized graphic interpretations of famous examples of their architecture.

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Warm Ghost

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There are some strange things happening in what could only be described as a ‘bio-psychedelic’ romp in the video for Warm Ghost’s single ‘Open the Wormhole in Your Heart’ directed by the strange minds of Brandon LaGanke & John Carlucci. The video made the official selection of the SXSW film festival with all of it’s glowing, gooey and slithery strangeness.

Directed by: Brandon LaGanke & John Carlucci
Edited by: John Carlucci
Produced by: Brandon LaGanke
Art Direction: Paul Duncan
Director of Photography: Nick Brandreth
Assistant Camera: Ben Davidson
Music by: Warm Ghost (Paul Duncan + Oliver Chapoy)
Label: Partisan Records
Post Production: The Mill New York
Production Company: The Arsenal
Colorist: Sal Malfitano
VFX: Brendan O’Neil
Actors: Paul Duncan, Steve Johnson
Actresses: Daria S, Margaret Morris, Jenna Dickerson, Candace Mills
Grips: Mitch Webb, Daniel Dibiasi, Johnny Spanish,
Makeup: Jessica Kelleher
Photographers: Greg Maka, Rob Boudon

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Ghostco: Updates

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Talented illustrator Matthew Woodson AKA Ghostco has kept busy and manage to last for several years now as an illustrator. It appears he has recently updated his already inspiring portfolio with several new images for a multitude of publishing and direct-to-brand clients.

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Woodkid – Iron

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WOODKID – IRON – Video directed by Yoann Lemoine
Featuring Agyness Deyn
Produced by Mourad Belkeddar
Styling by Ellen Af Geijerstam
Label & Video commissioner Pierre Le Ny

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Neighbors: Mike Giant

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Agency Charlie has put together a nice little series of short stories about individuals from various neighborhoods in San Francisco titled Neighbors. This segment focuses on Mike Giant and his life and work as an artist in SF. Mike is someone we have always held in high regard.

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If you are at all prone to a potential acid flashback you will definitely want to avoid this video directed and produced by Phantasmic TV for Morning Teleporation. Otherwise, kick back and enjoy the mind melt.

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Magomed Dovjenko: Updates

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Young Russian designer Magomed Dovjenko updates yet once again but this time with some new personal work featuring a new and somewhat darker slant on his talent. It’s nice to see him venturing into some new uncharted territory.

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Angelo Bramanti and Giuseppe Siracusa bring waste materials and found objects alive to create some truly strange but memorable pieces of pop art under the name l017.

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The tongue-in-cheek, gritty and raw illustrations of ‘Babycrow‘ have been drawing their fair share of creative image RSS impressions throughout the day today and for good reason, what is not to love about a polo playing Ghost Rider?

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There are some strange, cheeky and well kind of radical images hand-crafted by David White and you can peruse them best through his Flickr Photostream. There is a lot of fun to be had in that stream.

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