Design News

The Wilderness Downtown

Arcade Fire’s new interactive video, The Wilderness Downtown, actually gave me goosebumps. As a Google Chrome experiment using HTML5, the makers brought out all the super cool, super geeky techniques, including choreographed windows, custom-rendered maps, real-time compositing, drawing, and 3D canvas rendering. It’s all described here.

Put in different addresses and your experience will be continually different. Watch and enjoy.

Greece is the Word

Oh to be young and cool, not to mention talented, and not to mention live in Greece. Stamatis Laskos, or Siveone, is exactly that.

Sive attended the Athens School of Fine Arts where he studied painting.  He now works as a freelancer painting on everything from small canvases to giant walls.

His work is refreshing, street art with a fine art twist. The exaggerated shadows, depth, subject matter and overall composition show his skill level.

You can see a lot of his work on his myspace page, yes, myspace. You can also take a look over at Behance Network.

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I like to put this under my Johnny Come Lately category, because anyone who has been looking at, or any other online t-shirt site knows who this is.

Glenn Jones is a graphic designer and illustrator from Auckland, New Zealand. The name Glennz comes from GLENN from NZ = GLENNZ, and as he states, this was his user name on, which is where he gathered a huge following, so why change it.

At first glance, you might think this is easy to do, but give it a try, I think you will find this extremely tough to pull off. I equate his work with Gary Larson, creator of The Far Side. simple, flat illustrations, but full of humor and wit.  Either you get it, or you don’t.

You can now see and buy his work at his site,

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Jules Julien

Cadavres Exquis Exhibition for Diesel Japan. By artist illustrator Jules Julien.

Color of the Year

Pantone LLC has just crowned Pantone 15-5519 Turquoise as the Color of the Year for 2010.

Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®, credited its connection to feelings of serenity, protection and luscious escapism.

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