I’m absolutely loving the brilliant design and branding work of Alvin Diec, an Atlanta, Georgia based designer. Alvin has created posters for bands like Bon Iver, Fleet Foxes and the French Kicks, but I’m really enjoying his logos. The top and middle images are some branding he did for Cakes & Ale, which has this great old-timey feel. The bottom image were some ideas he had come up with for a restaurant called The Bucaneer. They didn’t end up using these, but I had to post them because I love the skull and cross bones made up of a fork and knife.
Be sure to check out the rest of his work as well, he has quite a full portfolio of fun things.
Good morning, everybody. I thought I’d start out the morning with a pretty little video that was sent to me by +KN reader Raeesa. Her friend ZZZZTRN created it with a bunch of awesome colored liquids and then set some type over the top of it. Very simple but there’s something so enticing by it as well. The colors are absolutely beautiful, those reds and blues are gorgeous together. Also, the song is by Mum, just for those of you wondering.
This week’s artist is the wonderfully talented, Deke Smith, an illustrator who lives and works in Vermont. I wasn’t quite sure about letting Deke do a wallpaper, but then I saw his drawing of 2Pac riding a unicorn… I mean, how could I say not this guy?! Seriously, Deke has a really great style, and always comes up with really fun characters.
For his wallpaper he went with a kind of fusion of styles, a collage of random people with a bunch of his drawings mixed in there. My favorite guy is the pyramid with the eyeball, mostly because I have something similar tattooed on my arm (I am not a Mason, thank you very much).
I received an email from +KN reader Jon Setzen last week telling me about a new site he created for a client, a photographer named Christopher Lamarca. He told me that the site is pretty simple, it’s really meant to just showcase the photos, but I HAD to look at the photos. Curious, I checked them out… and was absolutely blown away.
Mr. Lamarca has an absolutely uncanny eye for taking photos, making images that are almost magical. His Forest Defenders series is beautiful, featuring people from both sides of the issues, the loggers and the people desperate to stop them. As you can see in the images above, the guy is incredible.
Be sure to check out everything on his site, it’s not to be missed.
I’m madly and deeply in love with these nerd prints by Lauren Gregg, featuring cute little animals as a bunch of different kinds of nerds. I think she did a good job of covering all the bases of nerd-dom, including Trekkies, band nerds, D&D fans, skate nerds and a bunch more. Of course my favorite is the band nerd because he’s a foxy, but they’re all really well done, I’m especially in love with the colors.
Pick yourself up one here for $35.