Wednesday, December 10, 2008

3 Sixteen

I've seen this brand here and there online as far as T shirts and jeans, but I never knew they had such stylish winter gear. Their Salt & Pepper Field Jacket is sharp as hell, and it separates you from all the standard black leather jacket wearers out there.




I like the military style and (what they say is ) its customizable look. Is it warm enough for this Philly weather? I dunno, but you give me this jacket, a nice scarf, and a French Martini, and I'm the baddest Mutha#$% of all time!

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Sunday, December 7, 2008

Beyonce-GQ Germany Cover

I'm surprised to find Bey on the cover. Too bad this wasn't the American version. We won't get into why it isn't...


I remember when women on the cover was non-existent, especially a woman of color.

I remember buying this issue. I still have it stored safely away in the basement.

Design-wise, it is interesting watching how GQ magazine made subtle changes in its layout, masthead, and typography.

Look at all 500+ covers till you're dizzy here.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Typefaces: Helvetica

When I started design school, I was initially attracted to the crazy tv show, movie title fonts, or those silly use em only once in a while faces, but that was only lust. My love is truly for the king of the san-serif, Helvetica. Once thought of as the most boring and basic of typefaces, it is now one of my favorites.

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I'm going to find the movie of the same name, Helvetica. I just missed a screening last night. Aarrgghh!

Many design heavyweights all speak on the history of Helvetica, as well as graphic design. I've been much more involved in photography than design lately; I need to get back to my roots.

Helvetica is all around us...

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Frankfurt

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Amsterdam

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New York

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Creative Like Us: Mary Grace Oania

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How long have you been a Photographer?
Basically I'm a freelance photographer. Not something I had planned at all.

MG