13.07.16 by Staff

Call for Submissions: Latin American Design Awards

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The LAD AWARDS have been created by the Latin American Design Festival to recognize excellence in graphic work made in Latin America. This year’s jury includes: Jessica Walsh (Sagmeister & Walsh, USA), Oliver Siegenthaler (Siegenthaler & Co., COL), Alfonso Fernández (After Brand Consultants, PER), Yani Arabena (Yani & Guille, ARG), Yuko Shimizu (JAP), Sebastián Padilla (Anagrama, MEX), Henry Hargreaves (USA), Irene Pereyra (Anton & Irene, USA) and Astrid Stavro (Atlas, SPA). ­

Submissions in the categories of branding, print, editorial, packaging, poster, illustration, typography, digital, animation and environmental graphics are open until August 30th. Click here for more information!

 

12.07.16 by Jeff

App of the Day: Prisma Transforms Your Photos into Van Gogh and Picasso Style Artworks

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A Russian iOS app called Prisma has finally made the merging of famous artworks and your own images as easy as 1, 2, 3. Using a combination of neural networks and God knows what else you’re now one step closer to making things like this. Spotted this over on Prosthetic Knowledge (of course).

 

05.07.16 by Staff

#TCCCHALLENGES: Lookbook

#TheCreatorClass has teamed up with Canon Canada, and they want to see your best lookbook-inspired shots. The contest runs until July 10th and the lucky winner gets a Canon EOS 6D kit. You must be a member to be considered so click here for contest links.

05.07.16 by Jeff

Barcelona Design Week: Design Is Future

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A few weeks ago we announced our plan to send one lucky reader to be our correspondent at Barcelona Design Week. Designer Cory Gibbons was flown out to Spain on our behalf and he put together a little event recap, which you can read below.

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23.06.16 by Jeff

Booooooom TV Guide

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Lots of new content going up daily on our video platform, Booooooom TV. All film and video content will be published there so you should bookmark it if you haven’t already.

I recommend watching:

1) This clip of a producer you probably never heard of called Jblack.

2) This short film on the unknown art of foley.

3) The final episode of the greatest internet series ever made.

 

20.06.16 by Jeff

Getty Stories: Vintage Portraits from the Golden Age of Hip Hop

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Getty Images recently featured photographer Janette Beckman in their all access coverage series. After leaving London for New York in the early eighties Beckman made a name for herself photographing the likes of Salt-N-Pepa, De La Soul, and Run DMC. See more below.

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17.06.16 by Staff

The Creators Project: Future Forward Event Series

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In partnership with the all-new Toyota Prius, The Creators Project has launched the Future Forward Event Series — an exciting, month-long program aimed at fostering artistic experimentation and cultural innovation. Commissioning three separate, ground-breaking installations that pair art with futuristic technology, with each piece being inspired by either Design, Technology, or Eco-heritage, all aimed at being applicable to our everyday lives.

For example, Doris Sung has developed “Drift”, a heat responsive chandelier, with the focus of the piece being on the technology of the thermobimetal and the implications about how this material can be used. The multidisciplinary creatives over at VT Pro Design have similarly worked with reactive tech with their project “Reach”, as their “living wall” responds to human movement and incorporates live plants. Lastly, illustrator Noemi Schipfer and architect/musician Takami Nakamoto (aka NONOTAK Studio) challenged the limits of dimensionality with their light installation exploring the sensations and perceptions of infinite space.

The Future Forward event series takes place in Chicago on June 18th. Click here to RSVP to these events and check out some behind-the-scenes videos of the three projects below!

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16.06.16 by Staff

Best of Kickstarter: Blips

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This looks kinda cool/nerdy. Blips are a set of ultra thin lenses by Smart Micro Optics that turn your phone into a microscope or magnifying glass! Apparently based on imaging systems developed in the neuroscience department of the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT), the sticker-like lenses look kinda cheap to be honest but could be fun for a little bit. The image above is a human eye shot using the lens. Watch the video below.

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