January 27, 2010
Found this to be pretty DOPEE!!
just look at the video you’ll see what m talking about
this is creativity at its best
Blame Brent Rollins for the crazzzy Artwork lol
(Brent Rollins is a one-man design explosion. He’s also a core member of the Ego Trip collective who have been responsible for publishing Ego Trip magazine, The Book of Rap Lists and The Big Book of Racism. He designed the logo for the movie Boyz In the Hood, and album covers for Black Star and Spank Rock just to name a few. You name it, he’s done it, and with such deft and style that his handiwork is soaked in the sponge of hip-hop visual culture.)
January 22, 2010
In 1942, NBC television got its first official logo, coincide with the start of broadcasting in color, a microphone surrounded by lightning bolts, a modification of an existing logo used by the NBC radio network. Lightning bolts were also part of corporate parent RCA‘s logo, as well as that of one-time sister company RKO Pictures. The left waves were meant for the radio network, and the right waves were meant for the television network. The video version of this logo says, “This is NBC, the National Broadcasting Company”, followed by the NBC chimes
In 1956, John J. Graham created an abstraction of an eleven-feathered peacock to indicate richness in color. This brightly hued peacock was adopted due to the increase in color programming. NBC‘s first color broadcasts showed only a still frame of the colorful peacock. The emblem made its first on-air appearance on May 22, 1956.
On September 7, 1957 on Your Hit Parade the peacock was animated and thereafter appeared at the beginning of every NBC color broadcast until a revamped animation appeared in 1961. Its musical backing was a gong while the peacock began its formup, then an announcer saying “The following program is brought to you in living color on NBC” while the music crescendoed and after that a bombastic nine-note flourish while the peacock’s feathers changed color and finally “filled out”. According to Game Show Network executive David Schwartz, the first announcer who spoke those famous words behind the Peacock graphic logo was Ben Grauer, a familiar voice on NBC since 1930. There is a variant where the peacock changes its feathers and jumps and his feathers change into multi – color words that say “NBC”.
January 21, 2010
As the preeminent American artist of the 20th Century, Andy Warhol challenged the world to see art differently. This distinctive project presents a new approach to skateboard/artist collaborations by pairing unique examples of Warhol’s groundbreaking artwork with each of the ten iconoclast pro riders sponsored by Alien Workshop.
Featuring five pro decks with works from Warhol’s Death & Disaster Series and five pro decks showcasing his iconic Pop works, the complete set is shipped in custom printed board box packaging inspired by Warhol’s box sculptures from the 1960’s.
January 20, 2010
If you haven’t heard of www.typographyserved.com yet, do yourself a favor and get over there. Some of these people are so talented it’s discouraging, so if you’re a fledgling artist be prepared to cry! Seriously it’s a treat for the eyes… and if the site looks familiar that’s because it’s powered by behance, another popular creative network worth a look or 10.
January 20, 2010
January 19, 2010
At the show I learned about this other artist (yes I been under a rock) who’s name is Josh Keyes. His work is amazing, he expresses social commentary about animals and their environments.
Check it out: