Wednesday, April 29, 2009

For The Love Of 60s & 70s.

His love for the decade of the 60s and 70s was influence by his parent's passion for blues, rock and soul.  Following his Father's path in Graphic Design, Paco Raphael Kriljnen graduated from The Hague University, in the Netherlands, majoring in Interactive Design.  Unable to escape his love for Graphic Design, he began freelancing, mixing his illustration style with digital art. Borrowing elements from the past, his style consist of American influences, with a touch of erotica, in a mixture of a warm color palette.  Paco is currently freelancing, offering his illustration, graphic and webpage design services, but he would like to expand into interior design, and accessories.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

We're All Gonna Die!

We're All Gonna Die - 100 Meters of Existence is a project by Simon Hoegsberg.  The title makes us reflect on our lives, and to value our waking moment.  But according to Simon, he encourage us to walk away with our own interpretation of the title and his work.

He shot the portraits on a railway bridge in Warschauer Strasse in Berlin, shooting over 20 days, and composited them seamlessly, featuring 178 people going about on their daily lives.  The final outcome, is a linear and could be the longest photograph.  While viewing the project from his website, you have the ability to scroll sideway to view the photograph in its entirely.  

The equipment he used for the project is a Canon Mark II EOS-1 Digital with 100-400mm Canon lens.  All focused subjects are precisely 20 meters in distance from the camera.  Epson in Denmark printed the project on paper made to resist rain and poor weather.

100 Meters of Existence can be seen at central Copenhagen, called Kongens Nytorv (King's New Square).  The exhibit will run from May 6 to May 28.  (see image below for a sneak peak)

Lastly, I encourage you to go to his webpage and view his many projects which offers a glimpse of people at the moment they were captured, supported with plenty of write-ups.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

The Strange New Works

The title "The Strange New Works of Mark Brown" is the first description to his webpage.  Once you see his work, it only makes sense...or does it?  But as strange as it may seem, his work is fascinating.  

Unfortunately, Mark is unavailable to give me some insight to his visions as he is getting ready for his first solo show at Gallery 1988 (Los Angeles) on April 28th, 2009.  I wanted to post this immediately in order to get the word out, hopefully you could view his work in person.  At the time of this posting, he has already sold 3 paintings.  Please check his website and his blog for more information.

Ojo Frito!

Great imagination and character design!  According to Ojofrito, aka Raúl Real, means Fried Eye in spanish.  He got his nickname because of the long and intense hours in front of the computer screen.  Ojofrito started in sculpting, which soon lead him to 3D modeling by natural progression.  His passion in character design is not fixated to a flat realm, but his vision of these characters could be translated into toys, sculptures, art installation, film, and more.  He gets his inspiration from his daily surroundings from current events to his children's daily experiences.
His recent project was with Santo, an advertising agency based in Buenos Aires, to promote downloadable music for Personal Música. He is currently living in MadridSpain and can be reached at

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Urban Contemporary

Blaine Fontana, a remarkable artist with multiple gifted talent who utilizes his skills through painting, graphics, sculpting and installations to create these spectacular visuals.  He primarily paints with acrylics, and often mixes with spray paint, color pencils, oil pastels, silk screening and paper.  His subject matter along with his approach to his execution is unique.  When you observe his work, his choice of composition flows organically which naturally directs your eye through his art.  

Blaine graduated at the top of his class from Otis College of Art and Design, majoring in Communication Art/Design.  Working as an Art Director and Designer, he decided to open his studio in January 2003.  He currently operates his studio with his wife, who is also a creative partner.  Blaine is a fine artist, graphic designer, furniture designer, and more.  Click on his name to go to his website for an in-depth look of his work.  

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Hold On To It!

"You lose what you don't hold," this is the tag-line for Hard-Graft™.  
Hard-Graft™ is a company based in Austria which makes high quality bags and cases.  Their products are carefully crafted with handmade felt (100% pure wool) and premium leather.  The simplicity of their design is timeless and classy.  Not only will it hold and protect all of your personal needs, but the combination of the felt and the soft leather makes it very comfortable to hold.  Hard-Graft™ makes bags/cases for laptop, iphone, ipod, blackberry, kindle, keys, wallet, and more.