Friday, June 10, 2011

Playlist Friday P.7

It's Beck time today! And still true to my 90's revival agenda. So lets enjoy his amazingness. And not to play favorites, but... I ♥ Sexx Laws!


Thursday, June 9, 2011


Wow I have been posting all week! I guess MAD2011 came into my life at just the right time. And today began the OFFF Fest in Barcelona! So sad I can't go... But I'll be glued to Twitter to see what's coming out of all those presentations. Meanwhile... The guys at HelloHikimori finally did upload the video they created for MADinSpain, The Butcher, so here it is:

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Alex Turvey

And talking about cool young directors, here's the dark and surreal work of Alex Turvey:

Fashion Film for Bare Bones

Fashion Film commissioned by Dazed & Confused

Short directed for Nike/Vice
Running Ft Lauren Miller
Music Video for Ash, Carnal Love

Music Video for Cheatahs ♥ Warrior

Music Video for Lilly Wood & The Prick, 
Down The Drain

Music Video for Neva Dinova,
Will The Ladies Send You Flowers

Music Video for Bright Eyes, Lime Tree
Music Video for Grizzly Bear, Knife

Superb! Right?
Plus I didn't know any of these bands 
...and I'm loving all of them so far!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Quentin Jones

Speaking of Quentin Jones, here's more of his super cool motion-collages (?). Plus... if you follow this link, it'll take you to a gallery of Coming Soon projects for Chanel. More? Yes, lots more. This looks very promising!


Holly Fulton for TEST Mag for E.Tautz S/S 2010

Monday, June 6, 2011

Dancing Chanel

I know I said that my next post would be about a couple of really exciting interactive projects I found recently, but that'll just have to wait another day, since this really cool Chanel Short Film for Vogue TV got in my way. And I fell in love. I have a very soft spot for collage you know...

Dancing Chanel S/S'11

Directed by fashion film-maker Quentin Jones to promote the brand's S/S 2011 collection, the short uses collage and animation techniques just like in its previous one, Particuliere (also by Jones), created for AnOther last year. 3 minutes is a looong time for web videos, specially considering that so many Fashion Films can be so pretentious and stiff, but this one manages to keep your undivided attention- every second of it! Great design wins once again! Yay. This goes to show that a brand doesn't have to be so serious all the time to communicate luxury. The way I see it, originality is luxury.

Chanel Minnie!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

MAD in Spain 2011 & HelloHikimori

Lets see... the last time I was able to assist to a Graphic/Web/Interactive Design event was way back in 2007, to the Offf Festival in New York. And EVERYTHING has changed since then! [As I tweeted yesterday] EVERYONE had either an iPhone or iPad at hand (So, 1- You knew you were amongst designers! 2- Steve Jobs would've been proud), and everyone was tweet-ready. So it's kind of funny that you are interacting "live" on Twitter with people that are obviously sitting there somewhere around you. Complementing each others' bits of information from the presentations. A few years ago you just wouldn't have that kind of conversation. So a design studio presentation is no longer just about the presentation, now it's also about everybody's take and opinions on it in real time. Talk about multitasking!! Case in point: I saw the girl sitting next to me searching for the tag #MAD2011 on Twitter on her iPad, and my tweets came up. Little did she know that those were coming from me, next seat to the left. How weird and cool is that?!

Graphic Design Event = Home! 

Now, about the presentations: I only went yesterday afternoon to see NYC-based digital agency FirstBorn and Paris-based HelloHikimori, an independent graphics/digital/motion graphics design studio. Both were fantastic and truly inspiring, albeit in a very different way! FirstBorn focus was on communicating the studio's culture through 5 key points: 1- Be Goofy, 2- Be Self-Motivated, 3- Be Genuine, 4- Be Prepared, 6- Be positive. They did a great job at showing how self-motivated personal [passion] work can turn a seemingly boring client project into something fun to create, and that enjoying the process of creating was just as important as the final outcome. Hence, turning an imperfect project into a perfect one for both the designer and client.

HelloHikimori was less talk, more show. I mean... their showreel was amazing! And they have done a lot of promotional websites for cool shows such as The Walking Dead, Glee and True Blood via Orange Cinéma Séries. I didn't quite get what was the story behind the Fresh & Juicy animations (maybe because I was too busy tweeting and trying to record the videos all at the same time- Miss Octopus Hands!) but it doesn't matter.... these animations speak for themselves. They are soo cool, and definitely Paris cool. You know, that brand of cool that can exist in a Justice video or a Daft Punk show. And the music! I need to know what tracks/songs were those. Seriously. They brought such power to the already amazing animations. Wow, how many times have I said amazing?! I better stop.

Unluckily it dawn on me a little bit late that I could also use the real camera, instead of just Instagraming. Major duh. Which means no pics from the FirstBorn presentation, only lots of tweets. So I hope you'll enjoy what I was able to capture!

The guys from HelloHikimori
 Stills from the Fresh & Juicy animation
And here are some of the animations HIKI presented:
[Unfortunately my point-and-shoot camera kept on 
going in and out of focus. So...
Why didn't I bring the expensive HD one?!]

*Applause for my unshakeable hands!*

Friday, June 3, 2011

Playlist Friday P.6

Since a friend [J] insisted I included Pulp on my 90's revival playlists... here it goes. See, I do listen to suggestions. So suggest away!

And a little bit more...

[And yes some Blur would've been perfect, 
but I couldn't repeat songs...]