10 Design Quotes Visualized (FreshBump)

December 22, 2010 § Leave a comment

FreshBump commissioned 10 different designers to create visualized quotes.  They take the essence of the quote and create some major eye candy prints.  Here are a few of my favorite ones:

Moxy Creative X Pablo Picasso

Gordon Reid X Paul Rand

Moxy Creative X Leonardo Da Vinci

I really like Moxy Creative works.  I wrote about their Ensemble: The Style of Music here

Check out the rest of the quotes here

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Dentsu: Beautiful Paint Sound Sculptures

December 19, 2010 § 3 Comments

Creative agency Dentsu put together a creative and beautiful ad for Canon Pixma called Bringing Colour To Life.  Essentially, they shot a series of paint sculptures, created by sound vibrations.  Paint drops were placed on top of a membrane, which wrapped around a speaker.  When music plays from the speakers, the vibrations cause the paint to jump into the air, creating these amazing shape or ‘sculptures’ for a split second.  High speed camera were used to capture these shots.

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Christmas is All Around

December 18, 2010 § Leave a comment

Although the Bay Area hasn’t been pounded by snow storms as the East Coast is, we’re still getting a fair share of precipitation.  The rain hasn’t been too hardcore as of yet, more of a light and bearable drizzle.  Everything smells so fresh outside – delicious, clean earth smell.

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Jigsaw

December 17, 2010 § Leave a comment

Getting in touch with my creative side.

A Tribute to Nujabes

December 16, 2010 § 2 Comments

I know it’s the end of the year when I begin to get bombarded with “Top 10 ____ of the year” articles.  Although I love complaining about them and how most lists suck, I secretly find them interesting to read and a great way to kill time; Times Magazine has a Top 10 for everything.  While the people at Times Magazine have successfully taken me down the memory lane of 2010, I wanted to write a post about something that will never make a Top 10 list but had personally affected me this year.

Not many people know who Nujabes  is.  Tragically, the young underground hip-hop producer and DJ passed away February of this year and will likely quietly fade away in music history without further discussion.  Nujabes was a  secretive person and avoided the limelight while he was alive.  Similar in that regard to Daft Punk, he seemed to want the world to focus on the music and not the creator behind it.  He doesn’t need to come out for interviews and tv appearances;  his music speaks to those who listen.  It music captures and woos the listener into falling in love with what they hear.  At least, that’s what happened to me.

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Pixels by Patrick Jean

December 14, 2010 § Leave a comment

A must watch for all the video-game nerds out there!  Pure brilliance.

The LXD: Elliot’s Shoes w/ Harry Shum Jr.

December 12, 2010 § Leave a comment

Harry Shum Jr. caught my eye when he first appeared on Glee.  He didn’t have a large or memorable role but there are just so few Asian American actors on TV that he just stood out.  The entertainment industry is a difficult industry to succeed in, especially since the roles for Asians to play are limited (there’s the wise Kong-fu master and the nerdy guy as stereotypes go).  Thus, it’s always nice to see an Asian actor or actress make it big.  It was fantastic that the producers of Glee write in a larger role in the second season.  Shum is no longer relegated to being the back-up dancer.

Besides being a phenomenal dancer, I believe that Shum still has some equally captivating acting skills we have yet to see.

The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers or LXD is a web series that follows the character developments from two rival dance groups, the heroes (LXD) and villans (The alliance of the dark).  Characters tend to be ordinary people who each discover their extraordinary powers in a unique fashion (dancing).  The series showcases some amazing choreography, definitely worth checking out if you are into dancing.  I haven’t watch the complete series but you don’t need to watch every episode to appreciate the creativity of each segment.  I thought Harry Shum Jr.’s performance in Elliot’s Shoes was fantastic.  In the episode, he discovers a pair of magic shoes that seems to have a mind of its own.  Initially, the shoes seemed to have taken over his body when he put them on but eventually Elliot gains consciousness and control and becomes one with his shoes.  His facial expressions and gestures really convey the idea that the his shoes and not his mind are controlling his body movements.  Totally worth the 7 mins to watch his performance:

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