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A PSA from The AOC

Drink More Beer

There are only a couple more weeks left in the summer after all. Have a great weekend! Image by Joey Ponce

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Friday Music Inspiration: Dale Edwin Murray’s Hip-Hop Heads


Hip-hop head illustrations by Dale Edwin Murray. The above shows Kanye, Biggie, Dilla and Flavor Flav. See more including Tupac, Snoop Dogg, excuse me, Snoop Lion and Drake at Dale’s portfolio site here.

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Summer 2012


I thought this design summed up my summer pretty well. It’s been about a month since I graduated and prior to that I was actively in the trenches of portfolio completion at school. I’m now adjusting to post-graduate life and it’s been tricky. This new life entails looking at a lot of job boards, reaching out […]

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Matt Stevens’ MAX100 Project

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Select images from Matt Stevens’ Max100 project. The book contains 100 interpretations of Nike’s AirMax 1 kicks which Matt considers to be the greatest sneaker of all time. To purchase the book and merchandise see here. For more amazing visuals of the work click here.

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Artist/Designer: Kelly Kerwick

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Really loving the vintage feel on the identity for homemade ice cream shop Jaxon & Mack by Kelly Kerwick. Sometimes the simplest things like the color palette and paper stock make all the difference in a design. More of Kelly’s work can be seen at her portfolio site here.

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Illustrator: Linzie Hunter


Absolutely in love with the hand-lettering of Linzie Hunter. Cute and imaginative. See her portfolio here.

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Friday Music Inspiration: Notorious B.I.G. Money Shot


This B.I.G. portrait created by ilustrator Evan Wondolowski. Evan has made a series of portraits from shredded strips of U.S. Federal Reserve Notes, he then glues the paper bits to newspaper sheets. Talk about tedious! Gotta love his attention to detail. See more from the portrait series here.

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Olympic Illustrations by Charis Tsevis


Love these illustrations done by Charis Tsevis for the Yahoo! 2012 Olympic campaign. You may remember some of his work for the Turkey 2010 Olympics as I shared a couple of years ago (see that old post here). More of the campaign can be seen over at Charis’ portfolio site.

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Video: Under the Needle Episode 1: Paper Frank

From the makers of  the documentary Color Outside The Lines, comes the first episode of Under the Needle, a series of short videos on various tattoo artists. Paper Frank, the apprentice of well-known artist Maiya Bailey is the subject of the launch. Here Paper gives some insight into his process as well as advice for […]

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