My fine Brazilian friends over at Mopa have done a big update of their site with a ton of beautiful work and lots and lots of amazing colors everywhere. Their whole site is now very dramatic with sort of a darker tone, though everthing is so brightly colored that it’s definitely not scary. My favorite detail of the site is that they photographed all of their work with these amazing objects, giving them a sense of space and life that a flat image can’t capture. In the mix is even the wallpaper they did for the DWP, which you can download here.
Take a visit to their site and prepare to waste a good 20 minutes browsing all their gorgeous work!
The Tenfold Collective is a Colorado based design agency that pretty much does it all. They’re made up of 3 guys and a girl, Christopher McLaughlin, Josh Emrich, Matt Wade, and newcomer Amy Copp, who from what I’m seeing are making some really great projects. I’d describe they’re work as quite simple, possibly vintage-inspired, but in that way that makes you think of how much more simple and honest design was back then.
On their blog they feature some of their more recent work, like the 4th Street District / Downtown Loveland logo contest they won. I love how simple and straightforward the design is, being inspired by motifs from the late 1800′s, around the time the city was founded, and intentionally straying away from an icon to allow “the logo to be couple with season imagery.” Smart thinking, huh?
The image above is a beautiful act of self-promotion which I thought was beautiful, so I wrote the gang to see if I could get a larger version so we could see all the beautiful details. They’re thinking about making the sticker a regular thing, so keep your eyes out to see if they release another one soon!
Sadly, I wasn’t able to make it out to the opening of I Am 8-Bit this year, too much work makes Bobby a sleepy kitty. But I did come across oldmanmusings Flickr account which has a great set of photos from the night. The show looks like it was packed, as it is every year, and featured a bunch of really great art yet again. I’m pretty sure my absolute favorite though was Scott Campbell’s pieces, which feature the cutest little versions of video game characters that you’ll ever see. I used to play a ton of DIg Dug on Atari when I was a little kid, so that piece in particular really does it for me.
To see the rest of the awesome art, click here and get ready to be overwhelmed!
Earlier today I got an email from the amazing Abby Urban reminding me to check out the always great Jonathan Adler. I took a little wander through his site and came across these soooo rad pillows in the new stuff section. The pillows feature stitched images of belts and ties making some absolutely beautiful patterns. The idea is totally clever and the novelty of the stitching makes these such a cute idea. The one drawback being the price, which at $165 a piece is a pretty hefty price tag, though I’d be the first to admit that it would be worth it.
I also found this image of Jon Adler at a pottery wheel, which for some reason made me smile. Does he really come up with a lot of the ideas for the ceramic pieces he sells? That would make his store even better.
It’s been a while since I’ve seen a car that got me flustered so it was nice to come across this awesome idea. The car is called the Audi-O and was created by designer Odrej Jirec. The car looks pretty futuristic, but not so far that it would be impossible to see on the road in the next 10 years. The car is really simple in it’s form, inspired by Apple products (no surprise there), but offers some exciting curves that would definitely turn some heads. The LED headlights are pretty rad, though my absolute favorite is the back, which is a beautiful piece of glass framed by red tail lights.
But really the point of the car is it’s amazing sound system, which would be able to connect to other cars like it via bluetooth, allowing you to have one big ass speaker party. Not only that, but the Audi-O also comes equipped with a set of turntables for all those bootleg DJ gigs you throw… right. Anyhow, it’s a beautiful idea executed extremely well, and thankfully Odrej is heading to Art Center and hopefully will have the chance to turn these ideas into reality! Check out more pictures by visiting Diseno-Art.