Nike Robot

June 30, 2009

Another cool ad from Nike. Created by Big Lazy Robot. Thanks to Fubiz for the post.

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Alice in Timberland

June 25, 2009

Tim Burton’s new take on the classic Alice in Wonderland.

I have to say that I’ve never really cared for this story, maybe it’s because of its weird nature, maybe it’s because all those rabbits and mushrooms references, I don’t know, I’ve just been so meh about it. Anyhow, this new adaptation by Tim Burton and his regulars does have me intrigued. Below are some recently published visuals. I swear, Johnny Depp is a chameleon.

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MASA

Another post highlighting some of the great work coming out of Latin American countries.

Created in 1997, Masa is the brainchild of Miguel Vasquez. Operating out of Venezuela, MASA (Vasquez) has been internationally know for his graphic style, one that fuses both urban and folklore graphics. Vasquez has received many awards for his print work and motion and has been exhibited in Tokyo, Barcelona, Madrid, Copenhagen, New York, Mexico and Puerto Rico. Masa has worked with clients like Nike, Volkswagen, GQ Mag, Absolute Vodka, MiniCooper, Miramax Film and many more. Check out his website for more samples of his print and motion work.

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Read. Listen.

June 23, 2009

Huw Gwilliam has redesigned some albums as classic Penguin books.

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Volcan Masaya

June 23, 2009

Poster I’ve designed for Nicaragua. For prints, please email me. Thanks.

UPDATE: You can now get these poster through my SimianSoul store. For a large size poster print, click here.

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According to TheDieline.com, the new look for both Oreo and Ritz is an exclusive for Target. Summer only. I love the minimalist look. Credit to Baker Associates for the redesign. Via underconsideration.com

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Nicaragua

June 17, 2009

Tierra de Lagos Y Volcanes

“Land of Lakes and Volcanos.” It really is. My wife and I recently returned from Nicaragua, my birthplace. It is a visually stunning place, with lakes, lagoons, mountains and volcanoes everywhere you look. In Managua alone, there are 5 lagoons, 3 visible volcanoes, 1 lake and several small mountains, all within a short drive.

We had a short stay in Managua, venturing out to Granada for a 3-night stay in the newly restored La Gran Francia Hotel. A gorgeous Spanish Colonial structure, painted brightly orange, with rustic rooms all with high ceilings and large, ornate, oak-wood doors. On our way to Granada, we made brief stops at Volcan Masaya, an active volcano, where as a tourist, one can see the clouds of smoke raising from the magma and lava deep in the volcano’s crater. We also stopped at the Apoyo look-out in Catarina, Nicaragua. A high point on the south shores of Laguna Apoyo. A pristine, emerald-colored water lagoon.

After spending time in the historically-rich Granada (the city, one of the oldest in the Americans, was founded in 1524 by Spaniard Conquistadors), we traveled south to Rancho Santana, a privately owned development on the Pacific Coast. This is a surfers paradise. If you have the money, I suggest you look into purchasing property here. The drive can get a little rough, but the views and location surely make up for it.

Below are a few pictures I took while our stay in Nicaragua. “Que viva Nicaragua, QUE VIVA!”

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