Consistency

Sometimes in life, you are blessed with serendipity, and it is from my experience that I have the luck to randomly meet more that extraordinary people jut like that.
Marc Atlan is of course one of them. I didn’t know him until I met him ( duh!!!) but I realized afterwards that I have liked and bought almost every single items he has designed:
I frenetically wear and search the web for my favorite fragrance Helmut Lang Eau de Parfum (discontinued 10 years ago)
If I had pictured a pack of cigarettes in a post it would be with the Yves Saint Laurent one.

Marc Atlan is one of the most consistent designer, all his creations are noticeably stamped by his talent yet, stays always minimalist and uber-clean at the service of the iconic brand ( YSL, Helmut Lang, James Perse, Comme des Garcons, Prada, … )
And recently, for the first time, Marc designed and created his own perfume: Petite Mort that condensed in my opinion all of the essence of Marc:

From the concept ( the most sexual scent you could imagine) to the execution and design bien sur, this is a true UNIQUE and powerful creation inspired by one Woman, of course she had to be some woman, one of kind…

Petite Mort captures the emotion and excitation (literally) of a Woman, l’émoi d’une Femme in French:

 




La Poule et ses Coqs


Love Letters

Love Always by Julia Chang

love by acme

love me graffiti check for more on flickr

love at the beach

Love a 4 letters word, worth only 7 points

Love bed

Hi(Pad) Haters !

Hi Haters !

It seems that the iPad got a lot of hate when announced last week, but my bet is, as usual, all the haters gonna love it . Keep in mind that it will be shipped in less than 60 days, hopefully when the iPhone OS 4.0 will be released, as there is an event scheduled in march for the iPhone developers.

  • There is (or will be) a camera
  • You can use as a phone ( See screenshots from the beta sdk below)
  • It is the perfect tool if you are designer and or you have visual  job to DISPLAY your work( it will replace your portfolio, your reel if you do videos, etc…)

So stop the hate & get on it  …

Here is below some screenshot form the iPad simulator in the iPhone SDK  and some link of vector files to get your iPad mockup game on:

Return to Call simulation on iPad

iPad mockup in png - right click save image as if you want the full size png file

From the extremely talented Cocoia, here are the psd file of the iPad icon template:

A very useful for mockups but baaad quality for design in PROD is the tehan+lax Photoshop file:

You can also get the Illustrator CS2 & CS4, Photoshop and PNG files all in one file here. ( Source: 3rd floor lab )

Flashlights

My first post for 2010 is a quick one on Neon & Typography

Every Word Unmade by Fionna Banner (2007)

Rubbish by Stephan Bruggemann

(delete)

I can't explain

Sorry

Merci

Yann Serandour - I will not make anymore boring art (2005)

and now Google it for more neon images

me (via this isn't happiness)

it is what it is

Fuck Forever

F… WORDS

fuckdrip

All thanks to FFFFOUND!

Inspiration

Close up at the wall decoration @ Anthropolgy

Yesterday I went to the Anthropologie store on 5th Ave & 16th street and they had the Xmas decoration full on already:

Here is a close up,  it is made out of paper cups stick together, and reminded me strongly of  a great artist I have seen for the first time at the Met a couple years ago…

Close up at the wall decoration @ Anthropolgy

Tara Donovan she makes beautiful ‟sculptures”  like this one out of thousands of styrofoam cups and hot glue

Untitled, 2003 Styrofoam Cups, Hot Glue Dimensions Variable Ace Gallery Los Angeles, 2005

Close up

In the same spirit I like a photographer named Chris Jordan and his series of mass consumption :

Gyre, 2009 by Chris Jordan

Zoomed in

Even closer

MoMA with PoPa

Yesterday I went to my favorite museum in NYC, the Moma with my Popa who was visiting me here for the first time. Here are some snapshots taken with my iPhone with the effect of the polarize App, and written on the WordPress App for the iPhone as well.

     
     
     
     
     
     
     

Apps used for this post : the Polaroid effect is done with Polarize (free App) WordPress (free as well) . Enjoy !

I can’t wait for the Tim Burton Exhibition next week !!


Graffiti New York City

cartierfondation-graffiti

I have always had admiration for graffiti artists, especially for the lettering and typography style more than the cartoon & drawing type.

There is an amazing exhibition at the Cartier Fondation in Paris based on the  work of Evan Roth (check his website he always have great art project going on)


I have several shots of graffiti pictures in NYC below :

[nggallery id=4]

some others taken with my phone below :

Wise
Skull

Door on 7th

Street Light

And finally, some others on my Flickr page:

Under the Bridge

Under the Bridge II

Red Stripe

Update: How could I do a post about graffiti in NYC and not mention Faust ??? My bad, he is amazing, here is below his season greetings and a link to his site, check him out !


Gone Baby gone…

Keith Haring Mural

Another downtown NY reference gone this week, after the DKNY  mural now the Keith Haring wall on Houston and Bowery is over…

The mural was commissioned by  Deitch in 1982 and the new mural will be designed by brazilian graffiti  artists Os Gemeos, also courtesy of Deitch…

Final

Os Gemeos Close-up

UPDATE : (also known as too lazy to do a new blog post)

now the mural has changed again just for the time of the big Shepard Fairey “May Day” exhibition at Deitch and I am guessing the Banksy film showing across the street at sunshine theater is a good promo as well. (MUST SEE MOVIE by the way)

And even if I like Shepard Fairey, I absolutely hate this mural, and my favorite part was this just right next to it:

New Iphone today…

ohmerde

I just watched the WWDC conference, and OK i Like the new Iphone 3GS but what really made it  to me was the macbook pro at $1999, especially when mine just crashed, and had to run disk utility to reboot… and also it now OFFICIAL, AT&T SUCKS ! after the drop calls, the no 3G in nyc, the black spot ( no coverage at all) now, no MMS… Welcome to the American Carriers Land, they are all old, fat in the middle of nowhere and of course then are on Windows…

My dream for today :

More guns than Roses…

KILLER HEELS

via the excellent This isn't happiness.

COLT SOAP “A LA ROSE”

GOLDFINGERS’ NOTES

Water your garden PG-13

Beware of an Old Lady’s Purse…

GUN SHOTS

COLT YOUR MAC

Gun Bag, very convenient at the Airport security:

The All American Kung-Fu Panda= Cow-Boy Panda:

Lego gun:

an old school Lego .45

A Tastefull Gunpowder tea in the morning:

Gun Rules Everything Around Me, G.R.E.AM ….

Gun ruler available any PS

GunShot GunShot!!!

PAPER GUN

To be continued ….

Love is in the Air

loveindiana

I live litteraly in ALPHABET CITY, and I am loooovin  it

alphabet_city_001

NYC is a very typographic city, If you love fonts and typography, this is one of the richest environment four your pupils …

The Best coffee in town is at Nine Street Espresso ( on 9th street between avenue C and D)

MEET THE NEIGHBOR  : ALLEN GINSBERG 🙂

Allen at his 206 East 7th Street Apartment, New York City, Fall 1953

Jack Kerouac at Tompkins

Allen Ginsberg & Jack Kerouac horsing around, Allen's 206 East 7th Street, New York City, Fall 1953. camera in William Burroughs' hand. c. Allen Ginsberg Estate

NYC by Jeff Frogers