Since I’m starting to do more freelance work I thought I’d start posting more of the projects I’ve been working on over the last few weeks. The first was a logo redesign for my friends fashion label, Skingraft, a brand that makes contemporary feeling clothes that are Victorian-era inspired, and they also create a lot of leather pieces as well.
The name alone connotates some not so cute imagery, so I went with a really simple but unique font that would contrast well with their harder edged look. They were also looking for some sort of crest or mark as well, so we took inspiration from all of the mounts on the walls of their studio and created a stylized ‘S’ inside of a mount. It’s a bit gothic, a bit old fashioned, and definitely bold.
The poster above was created for the Live Improv Movie Project, a project my friend Ari is a part of. Basically, the old poster was desperate for an update, so I decided to go with an old fashioned, sort of 70′s French cinema feel, or at least that was my inspiration. I figured simple and bold was the best way to go, I figured I’d stop and look to see what this poster was about.
I’ll try to post updates more frequently if you guys are interested.
Tonight at the Hammer Museum my awesome friends over at Flux will be having another screening, this time dedicated to the art of film titles. The event is called Forget The Film, Watch The Titles!, and features the work of Jamie Caliri, Kyle Cooper, Karin Fong, Danny Yount and Garson Yu, all accomplished movie title designers. Their work has been seen in movies like Se7en, Spider-Man, Terminator Salvation, 300, Iron Man, Rocknrolla and a bunch more.
They’ll be talking about their creative process and even show some work that’s never been seen before. I think it’s going to be a really fun night, as Flux always puts on great programming. It’s also free, though they suggest that you RSVP, which you can do by clicking here.
I got an email this morning from Family, one of the best indie book/record/zine shop in Los Angeles, saying that they were having a release party for AsDSSka’s new record, 25. AsDSSKa is made up of Aska Matsumiya and David Scott Stone, together making this really dreamy and ambient kind of music, with Matsumiya gently singing over the top.
The video above is for the song Hold On, and it was directed by Spike Jonze and Crystal Moselle. I think it’s a lovely video, lots of small moments being captured that go really well with the dream-like vibe of the song.
I was thinking about Yo La Tengo’s album And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out over the weekend, and remembering how awesome the album artwork was. I decided to look it up and see who the guy was, and it turns out it was Gregory Crewdson. Crewdson is a New York photographer who takes these amazingly surreal, production-heavy photos that evoke this really surreal and almost creepy feeling to them. The way he lights is photos is crazy, almost like a movie would be set up.
Check under the cut for a video of him talking about his process as well as a behind the scenes of a shoot he did.
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I’ve really been enjoying Mark Weaver’s colorful collages, the pieces above being from his Make Something Cool Everyday set on his Flickr. I love the bold text over the images, as well as the overlay of other random shapes and the great choices of color. Lots of great work to be seen.