The Art of the Chainsaw
I've recently stumbled upon a local artist Brett McLain in Newton, NJ who brings chainsaw art to another level in my opinion. He appears to have a flair for playful and whimsical designs which is a favorite of mine. If you have the opportunity to visit his shop or the website I think you'll enjoy his work. I recently purchased a bear carving from him for the path to my home.
This is another cool breakthrough from John Lassiter, a CGI technique enabling a hand drawn effect...combining tech and a good story line to create a great short animation. Update 2.25.13: the link I originally posted was closed after this film won an Oscar for Best Animated Short, above is a new link which unfortunately has some advertising, its worth the wait, enjoy. Tip: use the full screen icon to the bottom right of the player for best viewing.
Ray Charles - Etch a Sketch
Friend and former colleague Keith Drake displays a tribute to America and Ray Charles, etched live in about 17 minutes for students attending the 2012 Union County Teen Arts Festival at Union County College in Cranford, NJ March 16, 2012. Great work Keith!
My Type of Designer
Ever notice the cool type treatments in current book cover designs and advertising... might be Jessica Hische's work...definitely worth a look.
Internet Archive - 50's Films
This is a screen shot from the 1950 sci-fi movie Rocketship X-M. Astronauts (Lloyd Bridges, Osa Massen, John Emery, Noah Beery, Jr., and Hugh O'Brien) blast off to explore the moon, but because of a malfunction, they end up on Mars instead. When on Mars, they explore and discover a ruined city of a past civilization.
If you visit the archive there are many vintage TV commercials, music, texts, cartoons, etc., look around and have fun exploring.
Railroad company logos
100 logos from American and Canadian railroad companies. A design evolution.
You may recognize Bob Staake's illustrations from various children's books and other publications. He creates most of his elements from primitive shapes. I thought this was a very interesting albeit old school digital method of illustrating with Photoshop 3; Enjoy.
Artist Gallery & Prints
artst.org is an uncomplicated mash-up of two sites, artcyclopedia.com which as a database of artist's paintings and illustrations and art.com which provides prints and framing. Hope you find your favorite artist
Spotted this in a Seth Godin email, 100,000 plus vintage advertising images from the 1870's to 2000. Great reference for design teachers, but should be interesting to all. www.vintageadbrowser.com/ Doing a search for labels the search engine allows for search by color as well. There is also a sister site for Covers, for example: "Twilight Zone" www.coverbrowser.com
Although I am a kid at heart, I have been in the graphics and media industry for over 25 years and the web since late in 1993. I have worked as a UX director, UI designer, web designer, creative director, art director, professor, illustrator, and graphic designer. In recent years, I have been concentrating on UX (User eXperience) and UI (User Interface) design