Sunday, August 15, 2010

Swoon & her "Swimming Cities"

Check out the ongoing art project by artist Swoon and friends. Making boats from scrap and sailing to new and exciting places.

A new way to fund creative projects?

Although, I am not familiar with all of the nuts-n-bolts of it, lets you make a proposal for a creative project that you need funding for. Visitors to the site can donate to your cause. Interesting concept. I need to do more research on this.

Highly reccommended watching for designers

MCAD Lecture Series: Mike Perry from MCAD on Vimeo.

Illustrator/designer Mike Perry gives an hour long talk at MCAD on how his career evolved from not being able to get a job at Kinkos to making the work he wants and having clients come to him for projects. MAKE WHAT YOU LOVE AND THE REST WILL FALL INTO PLACE!

Mike's website:

Paul "Moose" Curtis - Reverse Graffiti

Kseniya Simonova's sand annimations

MACRO SEA MOBILE POOLS - Re-purposed Dumpsters

Dumpsters re-purposed into mobile swimming pools.

The Design Work of Olly Moss

Here are some amazing designs that Olly Moss created for nine of the shows on the upcoming 2010 Alamo Drafthouse / Levi’s Rolling Roadshow tour. Check out his website to see more of his work. Graphic design at it's best!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Turf Skatepark Unearthed

So, I went skateboarding last weekend for the first time in years. I went to 3 different parks including a great park in Wheeling West Virginia that is all concrete. Bowls and a street course. It brought back memories of all the years that I skated and mostly about skating in my early teens at the Turf Skatepark in Milwaukee, which was closed 15 years ago. This morning I saw that the buildings on that site were knocked down to make room for a road project. Sure enough, someone had the idea to see it the bowls still existed and started shoveling! Check out this news clip to see what they found! I wish I could get back to Milwaukee this weekend.