Archive for June 2009

Star Trek infographic: why the Trek is cool again

June 18, 2009

Ok, so it’s a pie chart, but whatever. I like it. From scifiwire.com

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Nylon magazine is nice to look at. In a good/lazy way.

June 12, 2009

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It’s been a while since I had a chance to post anything. Excuses, excuses, I hate when I hear myself start to make them. I’ve had this issue of Nylon sitting around my house for a while. It’s the February ’09 issue with Camilla Belle on the cover (star of the incredibly shit remake of “When A Stranger Calls”. I thought it was shit, but I know it’s REALLY shit when my wife makes an effort to stay awake just to see how bad it can get).

But Nylon magazine, I don’t know if it’s just because I haven’t had time to read recently, but goddamn, picking up this magazine from the pile I have in the home office* this evening really reminded me how fun designing and shooting a cool ass fucking magazine can be. I went through this issue from beginning to end and while I’m happy to admit I didn’t read any of it, it felt so nice to turn through a magazine that felt like it was fun to put together. The photography reminds me of my friend who never speaks to me called Tracy Goudie, an excellent photographer… one of those rare photographers like Joel Salcido, who you know you can leave alone with any project and they will deliver way more than you expected… (assuming they still take your calls). Here’s a bunch of stuff from the magazine. I don’t have a lot to say about the design, just look at it and … well whatever. Sorry about the bad photos. (more…)

Awesome illustrations by Michael Fleming

June 12, 2009

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Read this post on Michael Fleming’s alphabetical Star Wars illustrations on io9 tonight, thought they were very cool. Would love to get him to illustrate something for me in the next issue of GivingCity, and have the perfect story for him to do that on, but I imagine he’s out of my budget’s reach right now. Perfect for what I’m looking for. May have to email him and do some extreme email ass-kissing. Take a look at his work here.

He also has a Lost/Trek crossover set here. Here is his site.