Aaron James Draplin

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Creative Mornings Portland is a very well executed ongoing video series featuring some excellent interviews and insight into some rare creative talents. This episode features none other than the working class hero designer Aaron Draplin. Enjoy.

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MWM Graphics: Update

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Matt W. Moore got in touch to let us know that he has updated his website for 2011 with all new projects, new goods for sale and just all around newness.

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MWM Rorschach

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Portland designer and illustrator Matt W. Moore has updated his storefront with a series of 3 new prints entitled ‘Rorschach“.

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Frank Chimero for IEEE

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The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers or IEEE recently asked designer illustrator extraordinaire Frank Chimero to illustrate a feature about the top 11 technologies of the past decade. One of his top choices was the smart phone as it stands alone in how it has revolutionized how we consume information on a totally mobile platform. He followed up his choices with some simple, eloquent, accessible and colorful illustrations. Frank never disappoints. He’s a thinking man’s designer.

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Frank Chimero

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Portland based graphic designer Frank Chimero is a man of many talents and aside from being a managing partner for the wonderful site Thinking for a Living and being selected as a 2010 ADC Young Gun, he also manages to crank out some excellent illustration work for some of top publications on the planet. He’s a person to keep a watchful eye over as he is always hunting for a new idea to cook up, manifest and take part in.

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Portland based artist and illustrator James Mitchell has been busy and updated earlier this month with some fresh new imagery in his Flickr-folio at Nas Chompas.

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Script and Seal

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Gavin Potenza and Elizabeth Meyer have partnered to launch a new studio called Script and Seal with a focus on experimental brand development. They have amassed a small portfolio of work and have already worked for Warp Records, The New Statesman, Oregon State University, AOL, Good Magazine, Redwood Publishing, Men’s Health, and Zoe NYC Swimwear.

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Official Manufacturing Co.

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The Official Manufacturing Company is Mathew Foster, Fritz Mesenbrink & Jeremy Pelley. We are thing makers, simply put. After having separately worked for some years at Wieden+Kennedy and Ace Hotel, then out on our own freelancing, we wound up in a studio together and realized how much better it could be.”

OMFGCO sent in their exceptional portfolio of design and branding work today. I was not only impressed by the work but inspired by the above words considering their employment at the amazing W+K and especially in lieu of recently launching my own studio after having left a wonderful agency myself.

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Anna Verlet

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The soft washed-out colors in the photographs of Anna Verlet almost move you toward feeling the environments captured in her images more than seeing them. She currently hails from Portland, Oregon and her exhibit “I Hear A New World” is currently on display at Stumptown Coffee (128 SW Third Ave) through March 30th. The show also features photographs by Anna Shelton & Daren Wilson.

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Craig Sprecher

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There is some tasty digital photo illustration work in the Behance portfolio of Portland-based designer/illustration Craig Sprecher. I had a pair of Spiz’ikes but I sold them on eBay when I needed some quick cash (damn).

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Ad giant Wieden And Kennedy has relaunched it’s worldwide website with a clean and minimal interface that warrants an intuitive ease of use. Applause.

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Portugal. The Man – Do You

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It’s kind of like someone threw a crazy math sci-fi geometry halloween theme party and handed out some mad hatter acid tabs. I do love the vocals though. Who said Wasilla, Alaska’s only export was Sarah Palin anyway? Portugal. The Man is fine by me, even though they still ended up escaping to Portland.

Credits and info:
From the album “The Satanic Satanist”

Director: Ryan Rothermel
Director of Photography: Michael Ragen
2nd Unit DP: Billy Summers
Gaffer: Billy Summers
AD: Robbie Johnstone
Producer: Rebecca Davis
Key Grip: Matt Levinthal
Editor: Dave Molloy
Production Design and Fabrication: Freedomchild, Ryan Rothermel, Chloé McLennan, Dennis Annotti
Hair and Makeup: Jennifer Popochock
Costume Designer: John Gourley
Grip: Chloé McLennan, Jack Strain, Tyler Michaud, J Baab, Tristan Seniuk

Special thanks to Cory Murchy and Annie Salditt.


Order The Satanic Satanist record here

Youtube HD located here

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Keegan Mchargue

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Have a look at the unusual artwork of Keegan Mchargue.

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Michael Leon Studio

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Skateboard artist/designer, Michael Leon has launched a new website featuring several examples of his well known and well received work.

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Morning Craft

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Betsy Walton is a Portland, Oregon-based artist for hire who quit her job to become a full time artist in October of 2006. Apparently, she has never looked back.

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Sandstrom Partners

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There is some absolutely killer package design in the portfolio of Portland-based Sandstrom Partners. There are some long downloads and a bit of a learning curve in terms of navigating their site but if you can get to the work, there is some really great stuff in there.

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Burst of Beaden: Updates

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Some really moody and beautiful new illustration work happening now in the portfolio of Jon Klassen at Burst of Beaden.

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Morning Craft

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Betsy Walton lives in the beautiful city of Portland, Oregon where she paints, draws and creates lovely images.

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