Entries from September 2008

THESE GUYS REMIND ME OF ME.

September 13th, 2008 · 4 Comments

Tags: Personal

GARDEN OF EDEN… UNDERWATER!

September 9th, 2008 · 5 Comments

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OK, the underwater paradise thing might have been a tad much. But I’m into these things, and I’ll tell you why. When I was younger I though I might want to be a landscape designer (I also wanted to be a pro basketball player or Indiana Jones). These fish tanks have real plants, real wood and real rocks in them. None of those phony plastic palm trees or tiny castles – these are au-naturale. It’s called Aquascaping. Yes, it has a name. It even has an international competition every year to see who can make the most bad ass tank. The plants in these tanks must be trimmed and developed with patience and precision in order to win the big prize. Wondering where all the big fish are at? Putting big fish into these tanks would be like letting a herd of cattle loose in Mr. Miyagi’s backyard. ZING! So, you can see why this appeals to me. It’s all about creating a natural design aesthetic. And hey, this is a design blog. My tiny pictures can not do these works of art any justice. See them here, or just Google ‘Aquascaping’.

Tags: Design

ANDRIO ABERO – CONCEPT IS KING

September 5th, 2008 · 3 Comments

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I have been visiting 33rpm for a few years now, and I knew that If I ever had a blog I would have to post about Andrio. He’s perfected a style that is really unmistakable. But it’s not the style that’s so impressive. It’s the wonderful concepts created with simple, well placed imagery that have such an impact. These works are a small sample from his extensive portfolio. Go check him out, and if you’re lucky you might be able to pick up a limited edition poster.

Tags: Graphic,Poster