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7,000 death metal logos? That’s like 1,850,000 spikes!Vice brings us a brief interview with Christophe Szpajdel, a designer who specializes in creating logos for death metal bands. He says he’s designed more than 7,000 of them in the last 20 years. I don’t know what’s more scary: that he made that many, or that there […]

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[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLcElvbTtuU] Chip Kidd and James Ellroy: A Mutual Appreciation [via Zeldman] Alternative Press Expo this weekend!Sadly, their site kinda sucks, and doesn’t give even a glimmer of how cool this event is. Here is my description of the cool stuff I saw at the 2007 event. I went last year too, but I never had […]

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[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHX5JvZwIhM] Sk8face: The Evolution of Skateboard Art trailer (explicit)Mostly for Jason A. [via Gary L.] [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUnMF7dV86k] Robocop RapThe entire movie Robocop retold as a rap, in 10 minutes. SugarStacks.comVisualize how much sugar is in the fruit, veggies, drinks, and snacks you consume. Cheap. Cheap.Twitter may have paid $6 or less for their birdie graphic. You […]

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http://mediaservices.myspace.com/services/media/embed.aspx/m=9805283,t=1,mt=video BeatallicaI first wrote about this band in 2005 when Sony music was threatening them and shut down their website. Beatallica does live mashups of Beatles and Metallica songs, done in the style of Metallica. It’s pretty awesome. They have a bunch of videos on their site if you want more. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3wAH77ZWJU] Where creativity comes […]

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[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WETeWdoz3cw] The Making of Little Big PlanetAlex Evans, Co-Founder of developer Media Molecule, visited the Wired Store to talk about the creative process that led to the making of Little Big Planet, and the way the game has unleashed the creativity of players. Christoph Niemann on coffeePretty funny; I had a similar late start at […]

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Factor Design studio tour

Factor Design has consistently produced exceptional work over the years, and I’ve been a fan for a long time. They have offices in Germany and San Francisco, and last night they hosted a studio tour for AIGA members in SF. I chatted with five or six members of Factor’s team, including owner Jeff Zwerner, trying […]

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Notes from AIGA Compostmodern 2007 (part 2)

Last January I attended Compostmodern 2008, a green design conference presented by the AIGA SF. I’ve already written about Boisset Family Estates and DeLoach Wines (“The environmental impact of the wine industry”), and CleanWell hand sanitizer and soap (“An alternative to normal antibacterial soaps”) (which I use and heartily endorse), but I hadn’t had time […]

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Duffy & Partners

Duffy & Partners has long been one of my favorite firms. They’ve put out some fantastic work over the years, including one of my all-time favorites, the Knob Creek Whiskey bottle (seen below). I bought a bottle years ago just to put on my shelf, to admire and take inspiration from it. Unfortunately, one night […]

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Updated an old post about Alternative Press Expo

I had done the first half of this post, but hadn’t completed the second half. So here it is, if you’re into art, design, comics and such niftiness. The update starts about half-way down the page.

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The creative economy

American Public Media’s Marketplace reports that America’s artists collectively make $80 billion a year. Nearly two million citizens consider themselves artists by trade, from architects to musicians and designers to filmmakers, making up one of the largest classes of workers in the U.S.. Their average income is just over $34,000 a year, which doesn’t seem […]

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