A graphic designer’s paradise

April 29, 2007

If there is a place where graphic designers go when they die, it must look like The Neon Museum Boneyard on the outskirts of Las Vegas. Behind a fence on a large site on Boulevard North, The Neon Museum keeps retired, damaged neon signs in all shapes and sizes. A part of the collection has already been restored to its former glory, and put on display in the Freemont Street in Downtown Las Vegas. But as the non-restored leftovers sit there awaiting paintjobs and repairs, they form a graphic designer’s wonderland too amazing for words. Giant letters and odd shapes are casually stacked against one another – some have fallen over, the bulbs are broken or missing and the old paint is peeling off. Most of these signs will properbly never shine again. Though the Boneyard has been visited many times before, it is hard not to think of it as a hidden, unknown treasure. It has the melancholic beauty of a closed down, forgotten funfair, making it very special indeed.

The Boneyard can be visited by appointment only. The good people of The Neon Museum will give you a tour of the site, but feel free to fall behind exploring the paradise on your own. By special arrangement (and money) the site can be used as a backdrop for films and fashion shoots. If you are ever in (or near) Las Vegas – don’t miss it!

www.neonmuseum.org

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Clea, Vegas

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Sovjet bus shelters to make you smile…

February 13, 2007

The Moscow metro stations are famous for their ornate design. These bus shelters to match are less known – but equally charming.

As seen by canadian photographer Christoffer Herwig.

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CDX the game

February 12, 2007

CDX

The newest mystery game from BBC: CDX (by Preloaded)

as always the BBC and preloaded have delivered a crime story that just sucks you in. At first I thought what is this? probably something not that special! But oh I was wrong, quite wrong indeed, and the hour I spent immersed in the game, without any intention to do so, is testiment that this new game is pretty damn cool.

All from the graphics, which by the way are almost all videos, to the real cinematic feel of the of the story and the character. The only thing I can say is go try it for yourself and you be the judge of the quality of this work.

Cheers
S


Sweet Talk 18

February 8, 2007

Sweet Talk
Sweet Talk

Hey everybody in Copenhagen (and vicinity),

this might be short notice but tonight there’s going to be an event at Republikken on Vesterbrogade, if you want see and hear some nice work come and take part.
Sweet Talk is happening in Dublin, New York & Copenhagen.
Just to get an idea here are some pictures for you to view

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Here is what Richard Seabrooke from Sweet Talk has to say about it:

WHAT IS SWEETTALK?_
SweetTalk started over a year, and 17 editions, ago to encourage stimulating conversations about Design, Illustration, Motion Graphics, Fine Art, Animation, Photography and all those excellent disciplines in between that make up the fantastic creative world around us.

SweetTalk is about seeing the people LIVE onstage who practice these disciplines best… Pioneers, Legends and forthright thinkers. They are there so you can hear them firsthand in a relaxed, enthusiastic atmosphere,not a stuffy cold conference style format. People who attend get to make up their own minds on what the speakers have to say about their work and working process. We try as much as possible too not to tax the patrons, preferring to charge the minimum amount to cover costs and keep this going, something that has stood as we’ve moved out of Irish only editions to the UK, Scandinavia and now the States…
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SWEETTALK 18. COPENHAGEN
Candy in association with Tiger Beer present Sweettalk 18, Copenhagen.

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 8TH 2007.
Venue: RUMMET IN REPUBLIKKEN. 24 VESTERBROGADE. COPENHAGEN.
Admission: 75DKR. Tiger Beer reception from 7pm, first speaker 8pm.
Limited edition treats for early arrivers!

Speakers:
Bleed (Norway). http://www.bleed.no
Martin De Thurah (Denmark). http://www.dethurah.dk
Ingen Frygt (Denmark). http://www.ingenfrygt.dk

Hope to see you there
– Shaft


Google Earth on Speed

February 4, 2007

Have you ever used Google maps to look at those aeriel pictures, well then you’re going to love this. This site takes all the good, and available maps, and converts them in one place, and you can even choose between the different sources…looks sweet and the navigation is intuitive as well.

Flasheart.com

Lighning “S” of the Justice League of 1508


Scandinavian designers (pt.1)

January 30, 2007

Zion
Zion Graphics

Pistachios
Pistachios
Pistachios
Amazing motion graphics from Pistachios: GE996 – Old but still sweet as hell (does anybody by chance know the soundtrack to this piece?)

mermermer
MerMerMer from Göteborg

This Way Design
We Recommend
B-Reel, not Cypress Hill but Swedish designers
SuperShapes, old site but still worth the visit, and hey!? don’t these guys from the States look very similar Ingredient
Made By Made
Markus Karlsson

– S


Domo Arrigato Mister Roboto

January 29, 2007

Check out these robots, pretty darn sweet

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Robo

– S


Typography blogging and Chris Bolton

January 28, 2007

The Art of Type is a panel discussion about typography from Extensis, go and listen now!

Extensis Font university
“This year at the Macworld Conference and Expo, we hosted a number of expert font panel discussions at our booth on the show floor. The discussions turned out quite well, and for those of you who were unable to make it to the show, we’re happy to report that we recorded everything!”

Bolton
Chris Bolton is a Finnish designer, not only does he make interesting work, but so is his site: It is built on xml and xsl styleshees, making it quite fast to update and in a logical way too.

Letter by Circle is founded by Dante H Carlos, and you will like it.
Outlandish is photography creation house for young Belgian talent, not to be mistaken by the Danish music group.
Hey that’s my pencil there

Last but certainly not least check out Tony vs Paul, they really are rivals huh?!

– S


A Bunch of crazy links

January 24, 2007

Go to Diesel.com and check their new site. They are doing some sort of viral thing which is quite funny.

Anybody interested in flash design experimentation should look at this, crazy stuff from the labs of Mathieu Badimon

Adidas Y-3 old but still good
Darren Firth
Banksy be sure to check out the shop its free of charge
Audrey Kawasaki amazing illustrations
Anteprima Japanese fashion brand with explosive site
Charles S. Andersen
Found Associates Nice work. Site by Engage
Christiane Beaulieu Yuo should definitely check this one out. Quite funny and good work, makes you wonder whats real and not.
And last but not least atypography site, the great Lineto


Frej Hedenberg Photography

January 24, 2007

Check out this Scandinavian photographer living in NYC, Frej Hedenberg’s portfolio. It really shows some great work.

By the way he was voted “avant guardian” by Surface magazine (they basically showcase the best unknown, for a while anyway, fashion photographer in the USA).

Site is by an old colleague, Patrick Marckesano, whats up dude!

– S

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