Camera, Ink & Type blended to make this small offering :
Not entirely new work, more of a small cache of explorations making their way to the top of the pile.
The images used were of urban areas that had been disregarded and damaged by vandalism and continued weathering and had been stripped of colour. The images were of a large electric mains supply, a flyover, and a telephone box.
The focus was on how people choose to continue to damage surroundings yet consider these places to be an ultimate refuge or sanctuary. A cause and effect, vicious cycle scenario from an abstract or even instinctual perspective.
This entry has been amended after some constructive criticism offered about the write up, so thanks a million!
Protect Ya Neck.
Still a banger to this day. Without listing an entire discography of classics, remixes and major credits to the clan founders & members, I’m just touching on the brand. Aside from one other behemoth of a Hip Hop brand to hit the globe from the United States some years ago, the ‘W’ is still a huge statement of unrivalled stature. It represents a balanced structure, a pure blending of styles and artistic vision.
When it comes to music, I can be a fanatic, showing my age, and pointing the finger at young heads and saying ‘You aint seen nothing until you saw a live hip hop gig’.
Music plays a huge part in my life. Music, like Art is an entire movement, sometimes the two collide and fuse to offer strategy and direction on many levels. Like art and its disciples, we all need to breathe it, live it and become accustomed to its movement.
Respect to the Wu Tang Clan, here is my homage ( 1 of 4 in progress )
Hello gang !
Just a quick post to let you know that I’ve just updated my website, including both professional and personal work.
Hope you’ll enjoy !
Check it out : www.trustinelements.com
Ode to the Supermoon :
It continues to guide vessels. A constant reminder of ones awareness of self and of presence. Its features represent a knowing and a sense of purpose amid the void.
We question its dominance and its activity. The poetry that it weaves among men, the vision among seers, the silence among prophets, effect upon tide, telling of time.
The mathematics is simple, and yet is made complicated and unfathomable by many. Know your gravity. Unity through alignment and co-ordination. In this we Trust.
Logo / type treatment and image - a solid simplified system of elements, a good balance of light and dark, not complicated. The Keystone shows gravitational pull, remaining intact, dominant and unshadowed.
We are X3., an award winning design studio based in Romania. We are a team of 10 professionals, specialized in experience design and interactive experience design (UI/UX), keeping an eye nevertheless on illustration and branding.
During our 10 years of life as a company, we always considered our clients to be our friends, and thus wanted to create projects that could make both us and them proud. You can check some of our most representative projects on our portfolio. Some of them are also described below:
D`arc Mini Challenge, is an interactive online experience, that we created for D’arc Club, as part of their branding campaign. The D’arc Mini Challenge is a game that tests your online driving skills, in a Mini Cooper, on a bar. The challenge is to deliver drink ingredients to bartenders, to help them prepare cocktails.
Here is the behind the scenes story, the making of.
Plai Festival is a complete experience about Music, Multiculturalism and Art celebrating diversity. For this festival we created a branding and promotional campaign.
You can read the making of here.
Port of Spirits, a poster we created for Off Drum Competition 2010: Portorož Piran Genius Loci, got us a II place during the festival.
Visual Freaks, a high-end project providing art-packs of unique graphic elements for designers.
Aualeu.ro, our most recent project, an illustrated story of Aualeu Theatre – that strives to perform purely theatrical and in a direct manner, without any useless make-overs.
And some of our logos.
A vision to ‘Destroy the Machines’ was to mix organic and mechanical forms to create a fused compound in constant evolution and motion. Structure vs Growth. A hand inked background was scanned and added to offer a movement to the illustration framework as we near our minds toward the atomic frame and realise the infinite.
The contrast and conflict is that it lacks a certain aggression in making a statement and thorough intention.
Although a machine was used to execute the design, it is more a visual that represents energetic organic ascension as opposed to digital devolution.
“IKO IKO is a concept shop focusing on high craft and design pieces. Favoring traditional handmade practices, IKO IKO represents custom furniture by WAKA WAKA, limited run clothing and accessories by Rowena Sartin, jewelry, artwork, curiosities, Japanese utilitarian objects and vintage art books.
A section of the space is devoted to exploring changing themes throughout the year, with programming inclusive of workshops, performances, readings, and music happenings. IKO IKO is located in the historic Angelino Heights neighborhood.”
Hello KDU and followers ….
Just wanted to share a little something that the studios project manager has finally got up and running after what seems months of dev work … ladies and gentlemen, I give you ToggleChat! Toggle Chat basically expands a search engine’s parameters by automatically creating a chat room based on the search topic or phrase. This will allow the user to interact with other individuals searching for the same subject and gain more insight. Think of it as social media for searching!
Currently its only working on the Chrome browser and is being tied into Safari, Firefox and any other platform we can get our grabby hands on. So if you feel like checking it out and giving comments, feedback and or critiques please feel free. This was built for everyone in mind.
**UPDATE: we noticed a little bug in the login section …. and will be fixed by tonight!
This issue was curated by KDU partner, Josh Vanover, KDU Core member, Victor Antonio and KDU Founder, David Gensler.
Containing over one hundred original images produced by top KDU members, it represents our continuing effort to crate the future while resisting the Digital Haze and Hype.
*Magazine contains some adult content*
View :: Issuu
Some friends of mine recently built a mini ramp in the basement of their apartment in Bed-Stuy, BK. A truly homemade mini, the ramp is made from plywood, with the occasional duct-tape patched hole, coping found on the street, and the possibility of 3″ splinters, this ramp is no joke. But, of course, we wouldn’t have it any other way–there’s nothing like escaping the cold to skate with some friends on a private, indoor mini ramp. In addition to the ramp, the basement is also the home of their full band set up, so their guests can shred to some home cooked live music. These guys are living the skateboarder dream out in BK. Here are some shots from a recent session there: