Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Funny Ad

It must be fun to advertise for condoms, huh?

Flickermood 2.0

Experimental typography by My Name Was God.

Southern Gothic

Illustrator James Jean shows us a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of these wine bottles for The Grateful Palate. The process can be seen here: [Process Recess]

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

We put anything on paper

Ad campaign by Artplan, Brazil.


By Audrey Kawasaki. Progress shots of this piece can be seen on her [blog].

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Puma Ad

From Daniel Simon, creator of Cosmic Motors, and ad for Puma that hit last month.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Shoe Sculptures

By Jethro Haynes.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Japanese Kids Dancing

I'm on the parent-tip at the moment so I thought I'd share this old clip of this Japanese dance show called Super Chample. This particular clip was the kids' showcase. I want my baby to learn to dance before she learns to crawl.

Thursday, February 19, 2009


Though I'm a fan of where 3D animation is headed, there's just something fascinating about puppets and stop-motion animation. It's the authenticity of live objects, the look and feel that just can't be captured any other way. The subtle imperfections truly gives it character and soul.

Coraline the Movie's YouTube channel.

God made me groove

I bought this mixer stand the other day and set up my MPC right next to my bed. I literally roll out of bed and start making beats. I made this today. Here's what I used...

Roy Ayers - "Move to Groove"(live)

Here's my version...

Nelson - "God made me groove"


...knows how to use cute animals in advertisements.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Swordfish & Stalker

By Alexander Kotlyarevsky.

Lim Ding Wen

Meet Lim Ding Wen. He's nine years old. Fluent in six programming languages, he created Doodle Kids, a painting program that draws random shapes and colors, making him the youngest iPhone Apps developer. The only impressive thing I did in third grade was grow a magnificent bowl cut.


Designed by the lovely folks at Yanko Design.

"International Boulevard"

Sometimes I hear a song and just have to sample it. I used a song from International Karate on the Commodore 64.

Here's my version...

"International Boulevard" - Nelson

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Lou Ruvo Brain Institute

Saw this building last week still in its metal and wood frame stage. Didn't know what it was at the time, but it was as if a tornado hit it. These pics are from the architect, Frank Gehry.

Norio Fujikawa

off the hook

15 Inspiring Stairway Designs

An awe-inspiring list @ [FreshBump]

Pepsi's Design Strategy

I love seeing the thought process of how a design came to be...
Pepsi Design Strategy

random thought...

what if we lived in a world where we did not have to advertise a product on its package? the only graphics would be the product image, the product name and the company's website on completely 100% recyclable material. there would be less time wasted on coming up with a great marketing angle to showcase the product in its not-so-green thermoform case, with super fancy metallic foil paper and eye-catching gloss effects on its outer box, which would typically have a large carbon footprint. and people would have to research the product on the web before they came into the store. or if they didn't have internet at home, they could do the research at the store kiosk.

oh, and when companies actually create green packaging, it wouldn't just be a marketing scheme.

just a thought.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Amy Bennett

Getting back to the miniature thing...

Amy Bennett, a Portland artist, creates striking oil paintings of landscapes and slices of daily life, stylized to look like miniature models.

iPhone Apps - The new money maker

iShoot, an iPhone game created by Ethan Nicholas, is a tank shooting game similar to Scorched Earth, an old DOS game (remember DOS?), and Worms. In a single month this independent developer managed to rake in $600,000 with this single iPhone game. Apple's App Store for the iPhone and iPod Touch lets developers keep a reasonable share of the profits of a game, unlike other major platforms. It may just be a clone of a classic, but it's simple gaming mechanics is hooking buyers, especially for those who've never played the games it was inspired by. At the moment, tower defense games seem to rule the iPhone charts and aren't those just minor deviations of each other? The gaming industry does have a new market to tap into, and it's interesting to see where this can all lead.

Original Article @ [WIRED]

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Tiltshift photography

Tiltshift photography is a technique that makes real photographs look like miniature scenes.

Learn how to make your own tilt-shift photographs at

Veiled Vestal Virgin

This is my favorite sculpture, the Veiled Vestal Virgin, by Raffaele Monti (1818-1881) done in marble, 1847. Still trying to figure out how he did the veil.

human tetris

ok...and since we're on the stop motion tip...

advertising going green

think web. think creative. think green.

let's live past 2012.

esperanza spalding

dope ass female jazz vocalist who also plays the upright bass...

Stina Persson

My favorite artist...

"Flash-back al revés"

I like how all the stop-motion videos we've been putting up are different. Stop-motion has gotta be the most cheapest and most creavite tool for any artist.

Klaus & Kinski - "Flash-back al revés"

More stop motion

Is this a computer program or staight cut and paste stop motion?
I like the in/out focus and shadows.

Saturday, February 14, 2009


Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Claymation Movie

This is a claymation film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the final book in the Harry Potter series. This was created by a guy named Ryan, age 22, who is a recent graduate of Columbia College of Chicago. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in film-making, and does claymation as a hobby while trying to break into the film industry. The film is separated into 26 parts on YouTube (hopefully Warner Bros. doesn't make them take this down) and is over four hours long in total. This is the first installment of the series. The rest can be found at Just thought this would be fun to see, especially for the Potter fans!

Friday, February 13, 2009


By Touma.

Ossario - Art Less Polution

A bit of reverse-graffiti by Alexandre Orion.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Ducky Boy!

Jurassic 5 - "Ducky Boy"

Anybody have any insight on how this video was made? Looks like Flash. Not too sure though.

Words Create Worlds

Promotional images for Anagram Bookshop (Prague). Created by Kaspen.

Colim Concept

Designed by Christian Susana. More images @ [Tuvie].

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Unbox the box

Audi teamed up with Bartle Bogle Hegarty to create this stunning ad.

..what all print men are talking about

Speed Drawing both hands at the same time

Plug into the Smart Grid

To promote their Smart Grid innovations, GE partnered with Goodby, Silverstein & Partners and the awesome design firm, North Kingdom, to create their stunning new interactive website. It also implements augmented reality, where users can literally have the website jump into their hands by watching images unfold into a 3D hologram onscreen via their web-cam.

Here's how it works:

[GE: Plug into the Smart Grid]

Monday, February 9, 2009

Secret Identities

Secret Identities is an Asian American Superhero Anthology created by Asian American writers, artists, and comics professionals. Twenty-six original stories centered around Asian American superheroes.

Here's the trailer that debuted at this year's New York Comic-Con:

I've been fortunate enough to be a part of this project and to have illustrated two of the stories. I'll post a few of the concept art real soon. The anthology drops in April, 2009. Pre-orders can be found at For more info check out

Brian Donnelly

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Jel Anticon

I used to have the same set-up.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Great Concept

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Wild is the wind

In an effort to seek feedback from people I don't know, I decided to join a Producers Challenge on a forum. We all had to sample Nina Simone's "Wild is the Wind" and forum members would vote to see who did the best job. Long story short, I won. The funny thing is that I probably spent an hour working on the song. I want to show you guys a quick break down of how I made the song...

Here's the original...

Here is my version...
"Gifted" - Nelsonious

All I did was sample the piano in the beginning, her vocal at 46 secs into the song and, the guitar at 3:33 into the song. I then layered it on top of drums I had sequenced out. Simple right?

To seperate myself from the other contestants I decided to add an intro. I looked up Nina Simone interview on Youtube and chose the one I thought fit perfectly.

It's supposed to be a weekly thing. I'll keep you guys posted on the next one.

matthew hilton


Bible books

Cool. I recognized Moss' poster from that British propaganda WWII poster.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Reimagining Game Covers

Illustrator/Designer,Olly Moss, created these illustrations for video games in the vein of the Penguins Classics paperback book series.
[Video Games vs Penguin Classics]

These inspired the folks at Something Awful to create their own. A sample can be seen >here<.

[Something Awful]

Tuesday, February 3, 2009