Wednesday, September 30, 2009


I finally paid attention to this commercial, and I love its black & white imagery and its foreign propaganda-like voice over

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Creative Like Us: William Springfield

How long have you been a photographer? 5 yrs

How did you get started? I started shooting landscape photos and my agent (modeling agent) asked me to shoot some of the models at my agency.

Where did you go to school? lol which school? I went to Temple U. for mechanical engineering, not for photography.

I Love Thierry Le Goues, he's one of my favorites.

I find my inspiration in the beauty around me that I see in everyday life.

What do you use (set up?) Lights, cameras, lenses etc - I use a canon rebel xti with the kit lens. I use white lightning 1600 lights, I have 2 but most photos I use just one light.

My first job was The Wall St Journal, Europe and Asia advertisements. My modeling agent booked me for both modeling and photography assignments.

What is your typical day like? I wake up... whenever I wake up. I check my emails and reply to everyone. I then commence telling lies on twitter. LOL I take phone calls and do whatever shoots may be on my plate, then I take a nap before I spend ALL night working on photo retouching until 6am in the morning.

How long to you spend (per day) shooting? All day, it is a continuous thing. when I am tired I stop when I'm ready to go again I get back to work.

What do you believe helped you on your journey the most? Starting out as a model.

What was your biggest success? Your biggest failure? My biggest failure is that I haven't had my biggest success yet. But on the day that I have my biggest success, my career as a photographer is over. Once you are at the top where else can you go? I am hopefully on a never-ending journey.

Work Hard and Sacrifice!

What's the funniest thing about you? Probably my big nose or my long neck... I dont know...

Spam or Scrapple? I only eat scrapple with ground up pig head, So I'll say spam because spam adds zest to anything.

I Love my job. I do that for fun. Whats better than naked cutie pies running around in front of your camera all day?

The sky is blue.

Check out more of his work here

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The Clipse X Kaws X Complex

I love this magazine. Their concepts and collaborations are just...crazy!

Why isn't my issue here yet?

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Nooka Zot

I discovered Nooka watches a couple years ago reading Complex magazine. I thought their designs were extremely creative, to the point of being otherworldly.

No numbers. no hands.

Its like a watch from another universe. I never thought about buying one because, well, they're a little hard to read in a hurry.

After the novelty wears off, would I feel like looking at my 4th dimensional watch and trying to figure out the time? And thats if I haven't had a drink.

This Nooka Zot Aluminum watch really makes me reconsider. Maybe you can teach an old dog new tricks.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Coolest Thing I've Seen All Week Part 2

I've always believed that designers (clothing, fashion, graphic, web, etc) shouldn't have the same objects in their houses that "normal" people do because of their taste and perception of the world. This is a perfect example.

A duvet cover that looks like cardboard boxes? This is so unusual that I have to have it.

Created by
Snurkengoed, who are Erik van Loo and Peggy van Neer from the Netherlands. But they don't do it just because we think its cool. "Sleep under a cardboard box so a homeless young person doesn’t have to" is their slogan, and 30% of the gross profits go to
Centrepoint, the UK charity for homeless young people aged 16-25.

Props to 72dpi.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

The Coolest Thing I've Seen All Week

As a designer, sometimes you see something that makes you bury your head in your hands and say, "SHIT! Why didn't I think of that?" This is one of those times.

The die cut, plus the cassette tape card holder?

This is called "killing it"

I can't believe Grandmaster Flash, Kid Capri or Funk Master Flex don't have something like this design for their cards.

Props to
Kiss My Black Ads and Adgoodness for finding it.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Why Kanye? Why?

I don't know if this was before or after he jumped on stage, but this photo is worth a thousand words.

I sat slack jawed at that spectacle. I probably should have laughed, like I did whne Ol Dirty Bastard did it years ago. But I didn't. I was like...

In light of Micheal Jacksons death, as well as the deaths of many of musics greats, please be careful

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

999-Blueprint 3

There are so many artists and cd's I'm interested in but I haven't purchased, so I jumped right in with Jay Z's Blueprint 3 I haven't listened to it yet but I didn't even recognize it in the store because of its abstract cover.

Rap artists usually feature themselves on cds but I thought this collection of music electronics was interesting and very museum exhibit-like.

Jay's thoughts on it

“These things are like the forgotten pieces in hip-hop. It’s still about music. It’s not about radio, making gimmicks — it’s still about making music. Those things are piled in the corner. These are the forgotten things about music. It’s still about music. It’s not about radio, it’s not about making gimmicks, it’s about music. The three stripes that everybody is asking about is made from the original [number] three. The first three they made on the wall was someone carving. If you look at [the number] 3, all they did was connect lines. The whole thing about this album, how I approached it, is that I wanted to make a new classic to start that all over again — to go back to making classic albums like the ones we grew up listening to.”

Friday, September 4, 2009

Raphael Saadiq=Genius

I was making a joke about Raphael Saadiq on facebook, and it immediately reminded me of this amazing song from 2007. I absolutely love this song, and I was lucky enough to be in Armand's when the DJ was playing a rare 12" (thats wax, for you 80's babies) with a remixed extended beginning.

As soon as I get a pre-amp for my turntable I'm gonna hook the world up with it on mp3.