July 30th, 2014

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The Art Directors Club asked me to write something for the Design Notes section of their blog. Check it out here.

June 13th, 2014

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HBO’s True Detective series had me stuck staring at the TV screen the second it started. The opening credits are easily my favorite of the last several years. Beyond being visually striking, they match shows theme conceptually. The creative team at Elastic break down their process and show various stages of the work in this Art of the Title interview. Check out the title sequence below if you haven’t already seen it. (more…)

June 2nd, 2014

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Last month I sat down with Anthony Valadez at Red Bull Studios as a guest on his In Conversation podcast. Big thanks to Jon Oliver for connecting us, sitting in on the session, and filling in some really important blanks. Check out our convo and the rest of the series here.

January 31st, 2014

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This week Complex ran a week-long feature where they asked legendary designers about their favorite rap album covers from the 90′s. Click the names to check out Cey Adams, Bill McMullen, Greg Burke, Kenny Gravallis, and Brent Rollins picks.

January 8th, 2014

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Gucci is known for luxury goods like this $32K shoulder bag, but they have been known to customize a car or two in their storied history. The 1972 AMC Gucci Hornet Sportabout is a prime example. This pairing of economy and opulence was much less expected than the Cadillac Seville they designed in 1979. All things considered, the high-low collaboration with American Motors Corporation may have inspired the seemingly left field 2013 Fiat 500 by Gucci, which happens to cost less than the aforementioned bag. (more…)

December 11th, 2013

It probably doesn’t need to be said, but Detroit is unlike anyplace else. I’ve been there twice and both times I walked away amazed by the creativity it inspires. Here’s another example of Motor City innovation at its finest.

October 31st, 2013

Dutch artists Haas & Haan are on a mission to bring attention and change to Rio Di Janeiro with their Favela Painting project. The process beautifies the community and employs local youth. What’s better than that? Check out their KickStarter video to see and learn more about the project.

October 11th, 2013

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A few enterprising business men in East New York decided to charge for access to this Banksy piece. It isn’t right, but this art has made their community a destination for people who wouldn’t be there otherwise. I doubt that those passing through are spending money at local businesses, hence the hood tax. Bigger issues are at play. Click here for the backstory.

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October 9th, 2013

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Thanks to the Art Directors Club for the feature. Click here to check out the interview.

September 20th, 2013

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The second season of Quickstrike launched on Complex TV today. If you saw it, you must’ve noticed the new set and show graphics. And you may have heard DJ Clark Kent mention the set a time or two towards the end of the episode. That’s our work. If you haven’t seen it yet, check it out here and let us know what you think.

June 10th, 2013

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On June 13th at 7PM, I will be moderating a talk with influential artist, designer, and author, Cey Adams at the Apple Store, SoHo. Check Apple’s schedule of events for more info about Cey and his work. Hope to see you there.

February 6th, 2013

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10 years ago today 50 Cent dropped Get Rich Or Die Trying. Time flies. Not only is it a classic, but GRDT is also the first album package to include a Slang Inc. design credit. Thanks Fif. To commemorate the anniversary, I spoke with Ego Trip’s Brent Rollins about how the artwork came together. Check it out here.