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Carlos Serrao- Photographer

03.29.12   |   Posted in: Art & Design   |   By: Kellis Landrum
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As we’ve gone further down the rabbit hole of photography this year we’ve run across a few photographers that stand out from the rest. Rounding out the top of this list would be Miami Beach native and part-time Angelino Carlos Serrao.
Serrao is probably best known for shooting a who’s who of professional athletes including Kobe Bryant, Le Bron James, Lance Armstrong, Michael Phelps, Maria Shripova, La Danian Tomlinson, there’s literally too many to list. After shooting at both the 2004 Olympic Games and 2006 world cup for Nike, Serraro has been busy shooting a few a few non athletes on the side like Josh Brolin and Mark Zuckerberg. We can bet if you’re a photographer looking for some inspiration, these shots are sure to get your creative juices flowing.

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Photographer Matthew Welch

08.3.10   |   Posted in: Art & Design   |   By: Toshi Jones
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While you may not know him by name, the work of photographer Matthew Welch is forever ingrained in our memories. From LeBron James to devastated landscapes, Welch captures raw emotion and sheer intensity in his images. While his advertising work is his most notable, his portraiture simple and timeless, highlights his natural ability. Between his commercial directing endeavors and his in demand advertising career, Matthew Welch always finds time to captivate.

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AIGA/LA & Adobe Present- Moving From Print to Web

05.13.10   |   Posted in: Art & Design, Events   |   By: Kellis Landrum
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6:30 pm – 10:00 pm  /  20 May 2010
Downtown Independent Theater

251 South Main Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

A three part How-To seminar series on demystifying the web for designers.

Part One: Understanding Interactive Communication Design

Join Kellis Landrum and Brian Wood on May 20 from 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm for a seminar on making the web more approachable for designers. Learn how digital media content dissemination works and how extend your print skills on to the Web. Mingle with the LA design community and enjoy food and drinks with us at the Downtown Independent Theater before the seminar. We’ll be showing videos from Adobe Youth Voices and giving away a copy of Adobe CS5. Register now to reserve your spot!

Reception from 6:30pm – 7:30pm
We’ll be showing videos from Adobe Youth Voices in the lounge/lobby and giving away a copy of Adobe CS5.

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Magomed Dovjenko

12.22.09   |   Posted in: Art & Design   |   By: Kellis Landrum
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Some lovely new work from German Art Director/Illustrator/Whatever Magomed Dovjenko. Orginally hailing from Chechnya Russia, Dovjenko is also part of Keystone Design Union. More lovely work after the jump.

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PUMA L.I.F.T. Spot

04.10.09   |   Posted in: Art & Design, Fashion   |   By: A. Salem Jones
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PUMA put together this nice spot. It’s somewhat reminiscent of a fantastic White Stripes video by Gondry. Beautifully choreographed and executed.
–Via Wooster Collective

Can you design a better Pepsi logo than a 5th grader?

02.18.09   |   Posted in: Art & Design   |   By: Kellis Landrum
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When we walked into the grocery store a few weeks back and saw that Pepsi had new labels and a new logo we raised ourselves an eyebrow and moved on. Over the next week we chuckled to ourselves as we saw Sierra Mist, Tropicana, and several other Pepsi brands had received a similar (ahem) makeover.
But after we saw the BREATHTAKING Design Strategy guide the Arnell Group did to explain the new Pepsi logo we just about fell over and giggled ourselves to death. Kudos to the Arnell for being able to sell such a tremendous farce to to Pepsi Co. Just curious, did you have your interns put this thing together the night before your presentation or what? You guys have some serious Jedi mind trick shit going on if Pepsi paid a million for this with a smile.
For those of you who’ve never pitched a rebrand, it’s fairly common to show a new logo to a client photoshopped on to a product, the side of a delivery van, or on a billboard. It’s also fairly routine to show previous generations of the logo with your proposed one at the end to show the evolution of the brand.
But this? THIS IS COMEDY GOLD! It compares Pespi’s logo to the gravitational field of the Earth, the Mona Lisa, and The Parthenon. It’s the advertising equivalent of ousted Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich comparing his struggle to Nelson Mandela and Ghandi.
Apparently we weren’t the only ones who found this amusing, as someone was kind enough to upload it and pass it around for all to share. If you’d like to view the hilarity for yourself you can download it form the links below-


Luciano Carvari Summer Campaign

09.24.08   |   Posted in: Art & Design, Fashion   |   By: Toshi Jones
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Luciano Carvari
The Spring/Summer 2008 ad campaign for Italian designer Luciano Carvari is the product of a collaboration between photographer Yuriy Balan and the Ukrainian ad agency Kinograf. Balan’s photography is most recognizable from his contributions to Elle magazine here in the US, he has also photographed campaigns for Helen Marlen and Andre Tan. The Carvari lines are primarily sold in the Ukraine.

Luciano Carvari

Lots more photos after the jump. Caution to readers, some of these photos may not be suitable for some work environments.

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Gianluca Fallone

04.9.08   |   Posted in: Art & Design   |   By: Andrea Tumino
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23 year old Gianluca Fallone, a young Argentinian illustrator and designer, has already accomplished much in his short career. Beautifully fluid motion graphics and inspiring & very detailed illustrations, for Cartoon Network, Mtv, and Pungaâ„¢, are sprinkled throughout his stunning portfolio.

“I love type and design, and particularly when they are both present,” Fallone says. We couldn’t agree more!

More pix after the jump
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Skull Phone Hacks Clear Channel

04.4.08   |   Posted in: Art & Design   |   By: Kellis Landrum
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ADDENDUM: Apparently this is hoax. According to Wired, Skullphone paid Clear Channel to put up his work rather than hacking their network. So much for street cred pal, I think it’s fair to says your days as a street artist are done.

Graffiti is apparently going high tech these days. Street artist Skullphone found a way to hack several Clear Channel Billboards in Los Angeles and insert his own art into them. While this won’t last as long as spray paint, you could potentially tag every electronic billboard in America at once. How’s that for street cred?

Thanks to the punx over at Swindle for the tip

Dan Martensen

04.2.08   |   Posted in: Art & Design   |   By: Laurel Dailey
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A sideways glance; fluttering eyelashes; a slow drag from a cigarette. Every moment in Dan Martensen’s photography has a brief, ephemeral quality, yielding the sense that the image, much like the moment itself, won’t last but a second longer.


Born in Pleasantville, New York, Martensen has remained loyal to his native NY despite attending RISD in nearby Rhode Island. However, despite his East Coast roots, his beautiful images (mostly of equally beautiful women) reveal a transcendent understanding of the importance of capturing the moment.

Check out the rest of the photo’s after the jump.
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