Pixels make you fat.

Weeks and weeks of work trying to understand an extremely simple brief + More weeks drawing pixelmania + Couple of minutes selling the idea to Iggesund + 1 week to print the artwork + 2 days of filming + Gazillien hours of Stephane’s admirable work + 2 days of transportation to bring them to Paris + Many, many emails sent to motivate people to help us out + 1 long weekend building and sticking 20,000 pixels on blackboards + 42 pizzas + 2 hours lost picking the van that got towed away + 25 brownies + 1 week of film production to show the complexity of it all = Iggesund’s black Box by Landor.

// check out the entire story, better told over here
/// And the video here

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chaotic inspiration: Still photography

The composition and arrangement of the elements is what differenciates a good still life photography from a bad one. The photographer is expected to be able to form a still life shot with a refined sense of lighting, coupled with compositional skills. They make a picture not only take one.

Martin Valin
I dont have much regarding his bio, but ill let you discover his work which tells us enough. He’s based in Stockolm, and has some editorial fashion photography worth watching. You can check his blog over here and the rest of his portfolio over here.

Olvier Pasqual
He has his own studio in Switzerland. His work shows a singular and recognisable vocabulary,( (if such word would exist in photography). He graduated from ECAL in 2005, meaning yes he’s young and talented. His portafolio is of an absurd maturity and originality of how far can one push still life.

chaotic inspiration

My intentions of writting only and exclusively about what i’ve done are ending today. There is way too much beautifull things out there, to simply have an egocentric discours. My folder of inspirations is only getting bigger and bigger. Time to share some stuff.

Paco Peregrin is a leyend. You have to admire the way he can make a painting out of any face. I know little about him, and yet i was inmediately attracted to his work. Spanish photographer with a brilliant carrier.

Michael David Adams inspiring and simple. His black and white portraits are what makes me want to do this. His based in NY and im hoping to see more of his work in Europe magazines.

oh sister

“Clients always have a choice. They can hire you or they can hire someone else.” Michael Bierut. Graphic Design: A User’s Manual.

“Graphic Designer’s Syndrome is caused by becoming so wrapped up in the craft of design that we neglect to properly explain to our clients what we are showing them when we present our work. Like an eager-to-please puppy, we just throw down a chewed stick and say: ‘Look how clever I am. ” Adrian Shaughnessy // Graphic Design: A User’s Manual.

” There’s nothing easier for a client than rejecting or brainlessly modifying work when someone with no personal stake in the project is charged with presenting it.” On Accoun handling // Graphic Design: A Users Manual

” Graphic design is only rarely a solo activity.” Graphic Design: A Users Manual.

” In book work, the best layouts appear to have designed themselves.” Derek Birdsall // Graphic Design: A Users Manual.

” By turning design into branding we’ve allowed creativity to pass into their control. By abandoning its mystique for the dull science of branding, we’ve lost the one incalculable gift we can give our clients : the rebel yell of genuine creative vision. We’ve swapped this for a branded world of sameness.” On branding. Graphic Design: A User’s Manual.

Colours and Crayons and magazine cuts

I feel i have abandoned writting for some time. And dew to changing circumstances i have been faced to a threatening blank page and vague ideas lingering in my mind without no clue of how to grab them and write them down. It’s odd how sentences come only by bits and pieces, words and emotions. They come and go.

Un pescao’

elpescao

myfeet

Time to head back to reality.