March 2009 Archives
The population maps are really nice, and I think its cute at the end when he says his cat likes to walk on his keyboard and send unfinished emails;) Check out the interview here.
Life Outside of Work 03.27.09
SPD Networking Night, Thursday, April 2
7pm to 10pm (open bar for our members and friends until 8pm)
MANDRAKE BAR, 2692 S La Cienaga Blvd, Los Angeles
We're ditching the cold & the rain in NYC to see you there!
Makes our Q&A about the SPD PUB 44 Medal-finalist redesign last fall with Blender CD Dirk Barnett all the more bittersweet.
New Work 03.24.09
We just debuted our new cover online. It's Kanye West -- and it typical Kanye fashion, he wanted to do something extra crazy. The process is a long story, but to boil it down, we collaborated with Kanye and video director Chris Milk (Jesus Walks, All Falls Down) and the effects studio that did "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" to do a 3D body scan of Kanye. The studio built a CGI model of him and we worked together to create images for the story. It's basically a 100% 3D-rendered photoshoot.Some behind-the-scenes video after the jump...
Found Objects 03.23.09
It's kind of like trying to tie your shoe while finding your way through a fun house at a county fair.Recently, I was invited to go on a business trip for my sister's fashion line to Northern India. We visited factories and markets that specialize in tie-and-dye, buttons, lace, silk, embroidery and block printing. Seeing the whole process first hand made me really appreciate the work that artisans in India do. This also gave me the opportunity to be in narrow lanes and small districts that tourist don't visit.
DESIGN: This category recognizes excellence in magazine design. The award honors the effectiveness of overall design, artwork, graphics and typography in enhancing a magazines unique mission and personality.
Bon AppÃ©tit; Good; GQ; New York; WIRED
PHOTOGRAPHY: This category recognizes excellence in magazine photography. The award honors the effectiveness of photography, photojournalism and photo illustration in enhancing a magazines unique mission and personality.
Bon AppÃ©tit; GQ; National Geographic; T, The New York Times Style Magazine; W
PHOTOJOURNALISM: This category recognizes the informative photographic documentation of an event or subject in real-time.
Harper's Magazine; National Geographic; The New York Times Magazine (2 nominations); Time
PHOTO PORTFOLIO: This category honors creative photography and photo illustration (including portraiture or specially produced layouts on fashion, food, decorating, travel, design, the arts, etc.).
Bon AppÃ©tit; GQ; Gourmet; The New Yorker; W
Congratulations to everyone for their amazing work, and be sure to check the ASME site for all the other great news about nominations for General Excellence, Reporting, and more! A good day for magazines!
Life Outside of Work 03.18.09
Comedy Central 2 vs. NBC
Men's Journal vs. Curbed
Comedy Central 1 vs. Food Network
Flavorpill vs. Freelancers
EW vs. Marie Claire
Best Life vs. BBC America
Comedy Central 2 vs. Curbed
Men's Journal vs. NBC
Comedy Central 1 vs. Freelancers
Flavorpill vs. Food Network
EW vs. BBC America
Best Life vs. Marie Claire
Comedy Central 2 vs. Marie Claire
Men's Journal vs. Freelancers
Comedy Central 1 vs. Best Life
Flavorpill vs. BBC America
EW vs. Curbed
Food Network vs. NBC
New Work 03.17.09
I wanted to submit the last cover of Missbehave (we suspended publication), featuring work from Jeremy Scott. He is amazing!
I've adored him since his 1997 Rich White Women collection which BjÃ¶rk wore for her Homogenic tour. He has a great sense of humor, and his collections themes like "Food Fight" (junk food) and "Tut TV." Recently, he has become known for his iconic prints. Missbehave has been featuring his designs since our very first issue, and we absolutely fell in love with his "Let Them Eat Gas" collection. Since Katy and Jeremy are friends, we thought they would be a perfect match for our cover. I was particularly drawn to the "Floral Flights" print on Katy's dress because it is partially inspired by Boy London -- a brand from the 80s/90s that I'm obsessed with. Jeremy was kind enough to send me the flowers from the dress to incorporate into the cover design.
SPD @ FIT 03.16.09
A quick video shot of adrenaline, tickets on sale, and some of the highlights from Modernista! after the jump...
Life Outside of Work 03.11.09
TV Land vs. Out
The Frisky vs. Modern Luxury
Time Out vs. Popular Mechanics
New York Mag 2 vs. Gawker
Zoom vs. New York Mag 1
Maxim vs. GQ
TV Land vs. Modern Luxury
The Frisky vs. Out
Time Out vs. Gawker
New York Mag 2 vs. Popular Mechanics
Zoom vs. GQ
Maxim vs. New York Mag 1
TV Land vs. GQ
The Frisky vs. Gawker
Time Out vs. Out
Zoom vs. Popular Mechanics
Maxim vs. Modern Luxury
New York Mag 2 vs. New York Mag 1
The finalists have been announced, and invites will be on the way before you know it. Keep a look out in your mail during the first week of April. Aside from honoring all the superb work and finding out who will be BEST IN SHOW, my partner-in-crime (Judith Puckett-Rinella) and I have an exciting night planned. Trust me when i say that you won't want to miss this one!
Life Outside of Work 03.04.09
Though I got my highest score at Bowlmor (still researching the scientific evidence that dayglo improves your focus) my favorite is my pal's joint in Williamsburg: the vintage-designed Gutter, but go early because the kids stay late and drink long. Good luck! /// H-Bomb
WEEK 2 - MARCH 4
TV LAND vs THE FRISKY
TIME OUT vs NEW YORK MAGAZINE 2
ZOOM vs MAXIM
CURBED vs NBC-LOCAL
THE FREELANCERS vs FOOD NETWORK MAG
MARIE CLAIRE vs BBC AMERICA
TV LAND vs TIME OUT
ZOOM vs CURBED
NEW YORK MAGAZINE 2 vs MAXIM
BBC AMERICA vs NBC-LOCAL
THE FREELANCERS vs MARIE CLAIRE
FOOD NETWORK MAG vs THE FRISKY
TV LAND vs ZOOM
BBC AMERICA vs CURBED
FOOD NETWORK MAG vs MAXIM
TIME OUT vs MARIE CLAIRE
THE FREELANCERS vs NBC-LOCAL
NEW YORK MAGAZINE 2 vs THE FRISKY
As you might have heard, Arena has suspended publication after 22 years.
The final edition goes on sale next week, featuring an interview with The House Bunny's comic bombshell Anna Faris, an exclusive face-to-face encounter with Mike Tyson, a portfolio of the most stunning indie music girls and a report on the rise of the 'new amateur entrepreneurs'.
There's a celebration of '80s cars, profiles of Watchmen star Matthew Goode and maverick surfing legend Greg Long, and the return of Flight Of The Conchords - plus Liverpool hero Jamie Carragher selects his 'First and Last'. There's also the usual pages of fashion and grooming, opinion, music and film reviews.
The April 2009 issue of Arena is on sale on 12 March.
SPD @ FIT 03.04.09
The night's opening video, created by Grace Martinez and featuring work from the illustrators and a soundtrack from artists who've all been under a different kind of influence, after the jump...
New Work 03.03.09
Here's a few experimental images I've been working on. I have always been interested in sculpture, and have recently discovered how to "build" images through 3D software. 3D rendering has provided a way to approach imagery as a sculptor and it has been a nice variation from my usual routine. These images include a studies of a Skull (above), Hellboy, a Biker Girl and Nike (after the jump).Don't forget that there are signed posters for the first guests at tonight's SPD@FIT event, so be there when the doors open at 6:30, and click through for more inspiring illustration...
New Work 03.02.09
For this week's "Best of New York" issue, New York magazine invited several designers, artists, and advertising creatives to submit ideas for the cover art. We went with the design from Brooklyn-based street artist KAWS, a.k.a. Brian Donnelly, whose career has skyrocketed recently with exhibitions in Miami and New York last year and a just-opened solo show in Los Angeles (the line to get in reportedly stretched 700 yards down La Cienaga). He designed Kanye West's latest album cover, which is currently installed on a Times Square billboard.More from KAWS about the cover, and a few samples from the slideshow of other submissions after the jump...