Check out these two amazing videos featuring two Porsche historians who can barely contain their excitement about the unique and special Porsches that rest in a storage wing of the Porsche Museum. After watching this, when I think about dream jobs… jobs you can’t wait to get to every morning… I will think of these two German dudes.
While we are on the topic of things I don’t know anything about, I might as well keep going… Moving from motorcycles to cars, we have Singer Vehicle Design. If you are into Porsche’s (or just cars in general) you’ve probably seen these cars already, but if not, you are in for a treat. Singer takes modern Porsche’s and backdates them with pre ’74 bumpers and other details. This is something that’s been done for a while in the Porsche community and our friend Jim Bauer has doen this to both of his 911′s for a lot less then the price tag of these Singer’s (upwards of $300,0000). None the less, they are beautiful to look at and I’m sure even more incredible to drive (or sit in the passenger seat).
Tom Grunwald just launched a new portfolio site with a bunch of great work he’s done for Animal as well as a bunch of other great graphics. Keep reading to see more of Tom’s work and check out his new site here!
I keep my computer pretty organized most of the time and I try to keep my desktop free from any files… but sometimes things get a bit crazy and files start piling up… Right now I have a bunch of random stuff saved from random blogs and my desktop is a mess, so before I filed them away, I thought I do a random image dump… so keep reading to check out what’s on my desktop right now!
Checking in with filmmaker and longtime friend of Defgrip Joe Cookie, here’s one of his latest projects: A quick look at the activities of artist Ryan C. Doyle, a “mechanical and interactive artist” who repurposes the decayed ruins of Detroit landscapes to fuel his art, both literally and figuratively.
Ryan sends an optimistic message about Detroit by embracing its unique qualities and all the weirdness that comes along with a city that’s been through so much. Rather than employing a “me too” attitude or comparing Detroit to other cities more known for their art, Ryan uses his mechanical skills to create art and environments quite far removed from what you’d find anywhere else.
My good friend Javas Lehn just launched a new website to celebrate the kick off of his new studio! He’s been working on a bunch of amazing projects and I can’t wait to see what more is in store for him. One of his most recent projects is the design and creative direction for Saturdays Surf NYC’s new magazine. Check out the magazine after the jump and check out Javas new site here… Make sure to check out his blog as well… so many great photos!
If you’re in the position of wanting /needing to paint your apartment or house and wish to use a photograph as color inspiration, than Sherwin Williams has you covered (no pun intended).
Chip It! is essentially a clever way to entice you to buy Sherwin Williams paint, but it is pretty cool regardless. Say you come across a photo you like with a cool color palatte/scheme on the web, Chip It! allows you to choose that photo and it will break it down into easy paint “chips” so you can get to painting. Boom!
All you have to do is drag the little “chip it” thing into your toolbar and you are set. I tried it above with one of my photos and it was super easy. I could see myself actually using this in the future.
Check out this rad project from I Have Pop, where pieces of “street furniture” were created, on site, out of found objects and materials. The pallet chair below is one of my favorites — click here to see the rest.
I remember when collecting old BMX bikes seemed a little bit kooky. I always thought it was cool, but I could never quite relate… until people started collecting bikes that I had personally lusted after, saved for, or learned tricks on in my childhood. The very first bike that made me decide that BMX was the best thing ever was the 1988 Haro Sport. I started raking leaves and shoveling snow, and before I knew it it was 1990, the Sport was temporarily gone, and I was buying the world’s first bashguard bike instead — $309 for the complete Haro Master from Frankford BMX mailorder.
John Buultjens is a true Haro loyalist in that his collection spans from the first freestyle bike to the last one Bob Haro designed before selling his company in 1993. And considering how Bob’s bikes are going for multi thousands on eBay these days, I should have raked a few more leaves and bought a few more bikes.
It’s rad to watch how the designs and graphics progress through the years. Take a trip.
It seems there has been a string of unfortunate events lately, but I guess thats how life goes sometimes.. I can narrow it down to five or so key people who have influenced me to be where I am at today in my professional life, and one of those people is Hillman Curtis. You were such an early influence to me, I will cherish the times I got to work with you. Respect. R.I.P
Google put together a project re-imagining some of the most iconic advertising campaigns in history for the web.
“This year we partnered with four global brands and a group of advertising legends in a bid to test a medium and challenge an industry. See how Amil Gargano, Paula Green, Harvey Gabor, Howie Cohen and Bob Pasqualina worked with the latest technology to bring their most famous ideas to life online and inspire a new generation of creative minds along the way.”
With half a million views on Vimeo, there’s a chance you have already seen this, but if not, it’s definitely worth checking out. Solipsist is a dance film directed by Andrew Huang… it might be a bit slow and long for some of you, but if you don’t have enough time to check out the whole piece, at least jump ahead to around 7:00… So epic!
The first comment in Vimeo sums the film up pretty well: “I still can’t believe that this exists.” Check out the film above and keep reading to see an interesting behind the scenes video from the shoot.