Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Friday, October 23, 2009

Illustration Friday: Fast

Illustration Friday: Frozen option B

My other idea for Illustration Friday. Now that I executed it, I kind of prefer it over the previous idea. So it has to do with frozen things being cold, when it's cold it's basketball season and the abdominal snowman loves the cold so why not basketball.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Illustration Friday: Frozen

This stemmed from a news article about a website that was made to explore the affect of social media on our society, as well as a study from Ohio State University about how Facebook affects grades.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

FORD 021C by Marc Newson

A Ford concept car from 1999, by Marc Newson. Great looking compact car, with a slide out trunk even. Rejected because it looked too much like a toy, and was unfortunately birthed in the age of SUVs. More here. (via yatzer)

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Nathan Fox

Great work, check out the awesome stylings of Nathan Fox.

 Just playing around with drawing technique, using someone's old yearbook photo.

Some great looking clocks

Vintage clock in superb condition. I hope to one day find one like it. (via Flickr)
Great clock, but I was unable to find the original source for the image. It was labeled "IBM desk thing"

Another great one that maybe once I get some time can attempt to make. (via Esty)

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Vintage tobacco ads

Vintage tobacco ads just seem ridiculous these days, but in their time they weren't considered to be so bad, and as far as design and illustration are concerned, they were actually really great. It makes me wonder what we'll think of current products and how they're marketed 50 years from now. For a look at more tobacco ads go here. (via WellMedicated)

Honda EV-N

The Honda EV-N concept car, looks awesome. I'm already sold and I haven't even driven it. It's an electric compact car that runs on battery and also a large solar panel on the roof. You can read more here. (via designboom)

A New Hope Lego chess set

Star Wars: A New Hope Lego Chess set. It was built in April and May of 2009 and debuted at Star Wars Days at Legoland California. More info here. (via Fubiz)

Monday, October 12, 2009

Schindelhauer belt driven bikes

I posted a little while back about the Trek belt driven bike the District. These bikes above are made by company known as Schindelhauer. It'll be interesting if these become more mainstream, belt driven bikes. I still have yet to test ride one, to see how great they really are, but these bikes look slick, even if they are little out of my price range at 1,190 euros. (via thecoolist)

Friday, October 9, 2009

Illustration Friday: Flying

Chris Jordan

I was able to visit the Pacific Science Center today, mainly to the see the Cartoon Network animation exhibit, but there was also something else. Photographer Chris Jordan has an exhibit about consumption. Make sure to click on the images to see the detail.

Running the Numbers
An American Self-Portrait

Running the Numbers looks at contemporary American culture through the austere lens of statistics. Each image portrays a specific quantity of something: fifteen million sheets of office paper (five minutes of paper use); 106,000 aluminum cans (thirty seconds of can consumption) and so on. My hope is that images representing these quantities might have a different effect than the raw numbers alone, such as we find daily in articles and books. Statistics can feel abstract and anesthetizing, making it difficult to connect with and make meaning of 3.6 million SUV sales in one year, for example, or 2.3 million Americans in prison, or 32,000 breast augmentation surgeries in the U.S. every month.

This project visually examines these vast and bizarre measures of our society, in large intricately detailed prints assembled from thousands of smaller photographs. Employing themes such as the near versus the far, and the one versus the many, I hope to raise some questions about the roles and responsibilities we each play as individuals in a collective that is increasingly enormous, incomprehensible, and overwhelming.

~chris jordan, Seattle, 2008

Plastic Bottles, 2007
Depicts two million plastic beverage bottles, the number used in the US every five minutes.

Prison Uniforms, 2007 
Depicts 2.3 million folded prison uniforms, equal to the number of Americans incarcerated in 2005. The U.S. has the largest prison population of any country in the world.
Ben Franklin, 2007 
Depicts 125,000 one-hundred dollar bills ($12.5 million), the amount our government spends every hour on the war in Iraq.


Skull With Cigarette, 2007 [based on a painting by Van Gogh]
Depicts 200,000 packs of cigarettes, equal to the number of Americans who die from cigarette smoking every six months.
Cans Seurat, 2007
Depicts 106,000 aluminum cans, the number used in the US every thirty seconds.

Illustration Friday: Germs

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Toby Lunchbreath


Techno Tuesday

Andy Rementer, 'Techno Tuesday’ began as an exercise in drawing comics and complaining. In fact it still is, after it’s inception in January of 2006. The comic, which is based on technology and the modern world, originally appeared on the Fabrica blog."

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Daily Drop Cap

D aily Drop Cap is a blog by Jessica Hische, in which she "stretchs her typographic muscles each day to deliver an original decorative initial cap. And what’s more, she offers the HTML code needed to use the drop caps in your own blog posts." (via Drawn)