To be completely honest I am skeptical of this. If it does work then it may be the greatest thing ever designed.

Source: Design You Trust

Paris through Pentax

There’s nothing like looking through a waste level finder on an old medium format camera….it just makes everything seem a bit more cinematic. I thought this vid was a pretty cool concept…a tad cheesy at times..but it may spark some creativity in someone.

Pencil Skills


… courtesy of Stefan Zsaitsits.


This is my graduate project in ‘Graphic Design’ at the HIT college in Israel.
My thesis is that nothing is original, therefore, none of the materials presented in the project were made by me.
All of the 469 photos used in this video were taken out of Google’s image bank.

Guy Trefler

The Harrison Boyce Alternative


Alternative has teamed up with Defgip’s very own Harrison Boyce to create a capsule of Organic Pima Cotton T-shirts featuring Harrison’s photography.

If you’re in NYC this Thursday 6/19, come by the shop and have a drink with us to celebrate, and see some more of Harrison’s work.

If you’re elsewhere in the world, check this conversation with Harrison about the capsule.

Eddie O’Keefe

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I had a friend send me a link to Eddie’s site recently, and I was really digging his photo work. I had seen some images floating around tumblr, so some looked pretty familiar to me…but there were a lot more gems to be seen. Looking at his site it seems he dabbles in some video and more….go give it a look!

Also speaking of tumblr give the defgrip tumblr a follow!

Click through to see some of my personal favs off Eddie’s site.


Cry Havok Cry by Nicholas Maggio

CRY HAVOC CRY from Nicholas Maggio on Vimeo.

I recommend starting your day with the above short film by our friend Nicholas Maggio. It’s 2.5 minutes long and mixes romance, crime, and the world’s fastest 4-door sedan (in 1985) together very nicely.

A House for a Photographer


Designed by Hyde+Hyde Architects, this house was conceived by the firm for a “well known” photographer to be built in Wales, in a quarry at Pontypridd. The whole house is designed like a camera obscura, collecting light and focusing on distant views through the large floor to ceiling front window. Pretty wild….oh and the DeLorean is a nice touch as well.

Check out some more images after the jump.


The Ark by Antivj

Projected light artist collective Antivj have a great new installation up in Oaxaca, Mexico. The site specific installation uses the cacti that line the center of the Ethnobotanical Garden of Oaxaca as a canvas for their projections. Check out some images after the jump.