Portfolio Update: Emory Allen

Emory Allen

Illustrator, typographer, and all around talented guy Emory Allen updated his portfolio recently with some new work. On showcase is a slew of expressive illustrations which most of the time have some sort of type intermingled. The piece above is basically my Friday spirit animal. Be sure to also check out his Downloads section where he has some sweet backgrounds for your phone, tablet, and desktop.

Emory Allen

Emory Allen

Bobby Solomon

April 18, 2014 / By

“Sext”, A Banging New Track from Four Tet

Four Tet poster by Office vs. Office

Four Tet uploaded a brand new track less then a day ago called “Sext” and it’s damn good. There’s a sincerely hard, driving beat to this track which reminds me of late night driving, the street lights streaming by. He created this track under his alias Percussions, along with 3 other tracks which he’ll be releasing as a pair of 12″ EPs. You can listen to two of the other tracks “Ascii Bot” and “Blatant Water Cannon” below as well.

(Four Tet poster at top by Office vs. Office)

Bobby Solomon

April 18, 2014 / By

The Adobe Challenge: Sagmeister X Walsh

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Sagmeister & Walsh is undoubtedly one of the best design firms working right now. They’re a powerful little team who have done everything from branding Jay-Z’s Barneys collaboration with jagged gold to providing an Art Deco trophy for the New York Festival. You can see very clearly that they love what they do and that they are very, very talented at it too.

As a means to create some friendly competition and put their work hard, play hard vibe to the test, Adobe invited Stefan Sagmeister and Jessica Walsh to participate in a series of creative tasks that involved their making the Adobe logo out of random objects. Produced by the always lovely Art Directors Club’s Young Guns division, the resulting project is an online game show called Sagmeister X Walsh. It’s a bright, fun, design based series that shows how creatives have to stay on their toes.

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KYLE FITZPATRICK

April 17, 2014 / By

Humphrey Ocean’s Portraits of Everyday People

Humphrey Ocean

I recently discovered the work of Humphrey Ocean, an English artist who has been painting since the early 70′s. His first major solo exhibition was at London’s National Portrait Gallery in 1984 and he has since shown at the Tate Liverpool and the Whitechapel Gallery.

While perhaps best known for his iconic etching, Black Love Chair, which appeared on the cover of Paul McCartney’s Memory Almost Full in 2007, it is his recent collection of portraits which I want to share with you today.

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Philip Kennedy

April 17, 2014 / By

The Desktop Wallpaper Project featuring Jesse Ledoux

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It’s easy to enjoy Jesse LeDoux‘s work. He has this colorful, fun sensibility that he often applies to friendly looking monsters and musical illustrations. He can get a bit experimental and isn’t confined by one medium: he’s a dude always shifting up how he works and what he is working on. (And recently when I think of his name I think of a certain True Detective character.)

That’s why it’s exciting to feature LeDoux in The Desktop Wallpaper Project because it’s not something that you would expect from him. It’s very much his style and features friendly monsters but he went in another direction, crumpling up the image he made to be the image. It’s a wordless “Keep at it, people.” motivational statement and it suggest the beauties and successes of things that don’t quite work out as planned. If you need a little pep in how you are working, this is a wallpaper for you.

Bobby Solomon

April 16, 2014 / By

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