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VISUAL creativity…is it dead? I’ll agree that the one thing missing from the internet is wild visual abandon. Previously mood-board type sites I’ve come across have been pretty uniform; image and justified text // small images lots of justified text // lots of justified images and no text. Don’t get me wrong…each serves a purpose, but sometimes sites like Flickr, Dropular and Notcot just don’t cut it. Enter JBlyth’s visual orgasm…
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What It Dew? Green on Greene

Woah Summer flew by and all I have to show for it are 2 posts, a sun tan, mosquito bites and a hard drive full of Sardinian Paradise (now over)…oh and lest I forget a boat-load of new work. Why sunshine…I barely know thee.

First up? The Green Label Art Gallery.
Green Label Art is a creative initiative from the folks at Mountain Dew that gives selected artists (both upcoming and established) the opportunity to design their own Mountain Dew bottles that are available for a limited period of time.
Now in it’s third year, Volume 3 showcases the creative bottle work of Pushead, Nathan Cabrera, Jeff McMillan, Claw Money, Stephen Bliss and UPSO.
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Ice Ice Baby!

  • *Warning for those with dial up – I tried my hardest to keep the flick amount down. There’s over 30 pics ALL with commentary. Just so you know…
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    When SKAGGS told me – we were taking a last minute business trip to the 300k population filled land of Fire and Ice, I was truly blown away. In all honesty the only thing I knew about Iceland were Vikings, the eternal daylight in the summer, the everlasting darkness in the winter and of course the cold. We touched down in Reykjavik on Saturday at 6am and it was non stop GO (iamdiddy style) from there on in.
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    Invisible Ink for the Cyber Massive


    I used to love invisible ink as a kid (magic marker pens were particularly brilliant). Obviously technology’s moved on a bit since 1989…
    In Japan I collected business cards left, right and center and they all had this weird alien type looking thing on the back or front. When I got back to the USA I googled “squiggly pattern” til I was blue in the face and eventually found Kaywa that explained exactly what it was. A QR Code.

    A QR Code is a matrix code (or two-dimensional bar code) created by Japanese corporation Denso-Wave in 1994. The “QR” is derived from “Quick Response”, as the creator intended the code to allow its contents to be decoded at high speed. QR Codes are common in Japan and Korea, where they are currently the most popular type of two dimensional codes. Moreover, most current Japanese mobile phones can read this code with their camera.
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    Forgive me Black Beauty…I Chowed Down On Your Cousin


    You can’t go to Japan without eating sushi…that would obviously be a crime. So I was positively thrilled when the awesome Miho and Satoshi took me for some of the best sushi I’ve ever had in my entire life. So fresh!
    We ordered randomly from the extensive menu and picked what we wanted, while sipping on (might i add THE BEST) beer I’ve also ever had (and I’m strictly a liquor, sake/shochu wine lady). I asked Miho and Satoshi to order the delicacies I MUST have off the menu, they ordered and then told me that they’d give me the run-down on everything I’d eaten, once I tried it.
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    Smile…It’s Purikura!

    On my first day in Tokyo I spent a lot of time walking around the little side streets in Harajuku and randomly discovered Photo Sticker Booth Mecca Madness, down a little alley way just off
    Takeshita St (I’m saying nothing – that was the name). Imagine walking into a place chock full of giggling adolescent girls, in all manner of outfits, encompassed by a din that can only be described as arcade game mania to the 50th power. Welcome to Purikura.
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    Sayonara Tokyo!!

    akiba05I leave today and I’m gutted. New York I love you, Manchester you’ll always have a special place in my heart but Tokyo is officially my favorite metropolis.

    From eating with the locals at a hidden authentic restaurant, gawping at the Harajuku girls, and taking in the teenage consumer madness at Shibuya 109 to buying p***y in a can, shaking my booty on the dance-floor at Le Baron – Tokyo, eating horse (raw!!) and getting pooped on by a bird at Ueno Zoo, I’ve seen, heard and experienced soooo much. Much in part to my new found brilliant Tokyo friends — Miho and Satoshi. I’ve also taken a bazillion pictures some of which I’ve posted here. I’ll be back to blogging properly next week. But for now…some flicks!
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    Ohhhh Tokyo…


    Woah…this time next week gif+d will be in Tokyo.
    In all honesty more than anything I’m looking forward to the ill stickers and vending machines (yes yes I know there’s so much more to look forward to there…but in the sensory overload city that is Tokyo, the vending machines will definitely be my target. (yeeeeeee!!!)
    Meeting up with the hallowed G has also got my toes curlin’ (in a good way) – again…Yeeeeeeee!!!!
    We’ll be doing a live broadcast from Mogulus at some point so keep your eyes peeled for the announcement. In the meantime feel free to holla about anything you think we should see/do AND if there’s anything in particular that you want to experience through the eyes of gif+d by all means shoot an email.

    Check Check and Double check


    We all know that proofing your work is vital in the design industry, once in awhile though things slip through the cracks, but that’s why you should always check, double check and have someone else check over things. Often they’re not noticeable to the average viewer/reader/consumer BUT once in awhile the mistake is glaringly obvious.
    — The Lorem Ipsum text left on a print advert? BAD.
    — Photoshop Mistakes? Hmmm…not noticeable to the naked eye – but still BAD.
    — Birmingham City Council UK using the cityscape of Birmingham, Alabama for a “thank you for recycling” leaflet? Hmmm….BAD on a lot of levels.
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    “I Looked Into His Eyes + Saw K.G.B.”

    Quote By Sen. McCain on looking into Vladimir Putin’s eyes when they met. (Oct 7th Debate 2008)

    Witness Protection (ReConstitution 2008) from Sosolimited on Vimeo.

    I’m getting on (at the ripe old age of 27), so it can take a lot to drag me out of the house on a school night (especially after getting my ass kicked at the gym). But as you may know already, whilst helpless when it comes to voting — I feel that the least I can do is follow the elections (closely), organize debate nights with friends back in the UK and confess my love/hate for the Perception Analyzer.
    Couple this with the fact that my VERY good friend and all round publicity superstar (Catherine Carter at FunkyDumpling PR) was representing the SoSo Limited team behind the MEGA SUPER GRAPHICS™ debate night at the Art Directors Club* and you’ve got yourself a deal. *BTW Massive Congrats to Doug Jaeger @ Happy Corp (who I didn’t know I was sat next to until now…hmmm most probably the closest I’ll ever get to a President).

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