18.12.14 by Jeff

Max Gärtner

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Intricate paper cuts, screen prints, and spray painted works by Berlin-based artist Max Gärtner, who currently has a show up at BC Gallery.

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18.12.14 by Jeff

Skate Video of the Day: Gold and Grey

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I saw this video on The Berrics way back in June (I mentioned it here) and loved it, but there was no embed link to share the video. Really excited for it to finally show up on Vimeo! This is Kyle Camarillo’s entry into the REDirect film series, a collaboration between RED cameras and The Berrics, featuring 12 visionary filmmakers.

This was my favourite of the entire series, and its pretty much two guys, Miles Silvas and Jack Curtin, tearing up San Francisco for the entire clip. Love the sense of speed in it. Watch “Gold and Grey” below.

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Best of Kickstarter: The Perfect Keyboard for iPhone

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The folks at Toronto-based Next Keyboard claim to have designed the perfect keyboard for iPhone users, and based on their Kickstarter video it looks like they’ve might have. At the very least they’ve addressed all the most common complaints people have. Things like: Actually being able to tell whether you’re in uppercase or lowercase, easier access to emojis, and what appears to be an auto-correct system that adapts to your typing over time. Watch the video below.

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17.12.14 by Jeff

Jenn Liv

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Works by Toronto-based illustrator Jenn Liv. More below.

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17.12.14 by Jeff

Animation of the Day: Skateboard Cool Guy

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Love this hand-drawn animation by Evan Red Borja, he perfectly captures the movement of skateboarding. Watch “Skateboard Cool Guy” below.

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16.12.14 by Jeff

Mina Hamada

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Works by Louisiana-born, Tokyo-raised, Barcelona-based artist Mina Hamada (no relation to me). More below.

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16.12.14 by Jeff

Carl Beazley

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Paintings by UK-based artist Carl Beazley. More below.

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16.12.14 by Jeff

Free Learning of the Day: Watch Aaron Draplin Design A Logo in 15 Minutes

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Here’s a good one for all you graphic designers out there. Watch everyone’s favourite logo designer, Aaron Draplin, design a logo in 15 minutes. This is the sort of content that I was dying for around the time I was in school. Actually, watching this is exactly how I felt when I first started as a co-op in the concept art department at Electronic Arts. All these seasoned illustrators and designers were making stuff all around me, and I was just sitting there, watching every thing they did, soaking it all up.

Watch the video below.

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