Urban Outfitters New Look; Censored

Looking for interesting things to share on here has made me realize something about my internet browsing. Maybe I’m lacking knowledge of interesting site’s or don’t know where to look, but the only visual and interactive sites I browse for news in design have been blogs. Even looking at publications site’s, you can’t find interesting information without a pop-up asking you for your credit card number. If anyone knows of a particular site of interest I’d love to know where to find it!

In this light… this is another interesting bit I’ve found via blog. A new look being pushed by Urban Outfitters features a play on the whole censor bar in the form of sunglasses. I thought it was interesting news in the world of fashion and thought I’d share. If you see someone wearing them, i told you first  =)

Fashion Photography

Sea of Shoes Blog is a website I visit very frequently. Sea of Shoes is the personal style blog of Jane Aldridge. Here she posts photos of her as a model, her work and her interests. This blog is very popular and has caught the eye of a number of people in the fashion industry, elevating her to a higher position in her own fashion feats. I enjoy looking at her photography and reading of her latest findings.

The picture above is an image of her latest project which is set to debut dolls with a new edge. “An exciting upcoming collaboration with Monster High! When I first blogged about the dolls I never dreamed I’d get the chance to work with them. I love the design of the dolls, from their fangs to their fluttery eyelashes all the way down to their clunky boots. Every doll has a ‘freaky flaw’ of it own–Frankie Stein”

Behance Network

Behance is a website dedicated to artistic networking with a concentration in portfolio project designs. It’s free to join and allows you to reach out to your e-mail contacts and twitter to source viewers. It also allows you to publish your work in a professional manner with easy steps on how to start, reporting the strength of your portfolio. I recently found this site and made an account of my own. It is difficult to start networking for me because I don’t know many ppl on the site, but I hope it catches eyes!

This is an example of a piece of work that caught my eye by a user named JKB Fletcher:

Above is a screen shot of my Behance profile view. I’ve been knowing of this site for quite some time now but never took the time to to setup my portfolio. This assignment inspired to me finally start and I’m happy I did. I hope to use this summer to make new pieces to add to it.

Mapping NYC

Although initially intimidating, this map provides a clear and specific synopsis of the subway system in New York City. Saving hundreds, probably thousands, of people time and effort to find subway connections; this map is a life saver. I wonder if there is a way to further simplify its layout. However, the colors bullets and typography serve to clearly address any directional question one may have pertaining to the subway.

Food Mobile

I think this logo is a simple and attractive way to get their point across. It’s friendly and colorful which I feel makes it eye-catching. I think there’s something to be said for logos that are able to incorporate literal aspects of their message into their design. An idea is expressed in a way that is apparent and doesn’t require too much thought to get the point across. I hope to be able to do that same with my designs.

Chanel meets Coca Cola

The above image is a new collaboration Karl Lagerfeld has taken on with Coca Cola. The new looks are set to hit shelves summer 2011 and will be adorned with different Chanel inspired designs. There’s even a special design for the Diet Coke bottles on which Lagerfeld’s silhouette appears as a way to celebrate his own success with weight loss. I think this is an adorable idea and thought I’d share it!

Helmut Newton


Helmut Newton was a photographer who extended the boundaries of what was acceptable in prestigious magazines. His interest in photography stemmed from a camera he purchased in high school. This camera was the reason for his expulsion from school because of constant distraction, perhaps obsession, with the art of photography. Although he was dealt a fair share of obstacles while pursuing his career, he eventually reached his goals and became a photographer for Vogue. I find his story fascinating. I admire the confidence he expressed in his work. He pushed the envelope and brought sultry sexual escapades and bare women to full view with the flash of a camera. The content of his work is bold and provocative, yet it was accepted and showcased by one of the most notorious magazines in circulation. He is a pivotal character in fashion photography and I’m happy to have learned about his work.

Eco-Crime — Luba Lukova


The poster(s) that struck me the most in the exhibition paper ink {voice} at the Martin-Mullen Gallery were those made by Luba Lukova. I find the bold simplicity used in her work fascinating. With use of a few large scale visual images, she effectively illustrates such powerful messages. I struggle with achieving effective simplicity in my work and admire those who can. Her work is clean and insightful, and although all the works at the exhibition were striking, I found myself most attracted to hers.

A ttached are links which lead to a column covering her work and a link where I found one of my favorite posters.