Ever since i've seen my design teacher use this bag i've gotten really into it. The fact thats its recycled pieces is just amazing. It makes every bags design unique and very individual-like.



I have a fetish for information graphics, and this is a great example of using it in a pop graphical way. What i like most about it is that its mostly on a linear angle.


The Soupbox

I've always like this logo, very simple, few colors, very bold. I hear they have good soup.



I was at Best Buy and saw the cover to this movie. Very cool and creative. Not something you see everyday. I like how the birds form the ambiguous parts of Sandra Bullocks' nose, while the branches and its leaves form her eyes.


The Omega Man

Just saw this old school film with Charlton Heston. Feels very similar to The Planet of the Apes. Too bad there is a new adaptation of this with Will Smith titled I Am Legend. This film was great for its time.


The Child

Brilliant video showing just using typography. Wow.


JoJo's Bizarre Adventure [Araki Hirohiko]

Been always fond of this illustrators are style. Very western influenced. Never got to read it since i was too busy reading Dragonball, Slam Dunk, and Kochikame. Wasn't reading Rurouni Kenshin at the time. This manga is really long. Which means i have to start from the beginning since its in 5 or more generations.

[Los Logos] [Dos Logos] [Tres Logos]

I saw this book first at Tandemodus. Kelly Komp had it and thought it was an awesome book. I always see it at borders. Might want this for Christmas maybe, i don't know. But these three books are an inspiration for logos and logotype designs.


Grey Tabby

I haven't been a huge cat fan but recently i have since i've seen Lauren's Cat, Alex and Nikki's cat. I seem to like this type of cat, Grey Tabby. Audrey helped me clarify the type of cat that i was talking about. I just like their pattern and they seem like the friendlist type of cat out of all the other cats i've encountered with.


Patty Burger

After living in Chicago for five years, i have never tasted such delicious burger than Patty's. I heard about the place first, then took my steps into the joint. The burger is so tasteful and fulfilling, the fries are in its perfect texture, and their milkshake is just delicious and worth the price.

Not mention i love the retro calender girl illustration of the girl who i assume is Patty.


Hydro 74

Justin Siddons introduced me to this artist online. His works are just amazing. The fact that he has contributed so many designs in the apparel industry is just phenomenal. This guy is just...marvelous.



Not this particular color but i like this shoes a lot. Even if i've never owned a pair. My glimpse of this shoe would be my two pairs of Saucony's. Which are pretty damn close, but i'm assuming New Balance would be better. I want one. No idea what color though.


I go to this site about 50 times a day as source of my data and information. Its not always relevent and as reliable but has worked for me for about 80 percent of the time when i need to get an information quick.


GeGeGe no Kitaro

Found out that this old school manga and anime is back. He's been emo way before emo was emo.



I like this symbol alot. So far this movie is great... still in the middle of it.



Just thought this was hilarious...

LOGO'S [From Old to New]


I must say i agree with this guys blog how the older logos seem to have more simple and bold definition. The new ones, are good, nicely executed. But it doesn't give that simplicity as a logo. Saul Bass is an inspiration. We have to leave his legacy and his 'style' because it is very essential to our value in design.



One of the few games i've played and like from my childhood. I remember this game when Super Famicom just came out. It was just so addicting. Memories...



Its just nice to see album covers being illustrated again. This is the illustrated cover of Pinback's new album. Pretty cool. Very 90s looking for some reason.



The Incredibles is probably my favorite Pixar animation. Second would be Toy Story. The other works don't appeal to me at all. Its just so well done. Just love how its got that art deco style mixed with the 50 retro style. Its just a brilliant animation.



I have a love and hate relationship with this shoe. First i like the design because of its resemblance to Spiderman. Second, its cool and light and comfortable but its hard to match clothes with it. Third, i have had this shoe since like 10th grade so almost 7 years now and still in perfect condition. I've probably worn it for about 25 or so times so far in those 7 years.


Consider this manga to be my bible as Toriyama would be my god and mentor. I wouldn't be here today as an 'artist' if it wasn't for this man. Truly my favorite. I love his storytelling, sequential imaging, hatching techniques, character development, and mechanical designs.


This is an awesome Genie piece. I would so want this on my desk. Another useless but cool WANTS.


(Excuse the signature, this is the best i can find...)

Most likely he and Wolverine will have to fight for the first place. I like Spiderman for his acrobatic skills and his really awesome costume design. The first movie really did it for me. Truly a great character.


Its cliche but i still love Wolverine as a character and as a design. Its his deal rough dude and don't fuck me attitude that comic book fans probably admire about him. Not to mentioned the claws and his way of jumping you like a dog.


I was biking on my way to Wicker Park. And right on Henderson street i saw this damn toy hanging from someones sedan and scared the shit out of me. I swear to god i nearly fell of my bike. Not to mention few seconds before that my jeans got caught on the bike. I seriously thought it was real.

After getting scared from the toy it flashed an old memory of me back in third grade at my dads old home. I was with my two girl cousins and my cousin Yutaka had one of these. And i kept on playing with the damn thing i made my cousins laugh so hard. I can hardly remember what exactly i did but i remember playing with it a lot.

Good times. Haven't seen those cousins since.


I might have mentioned him before in this blog. So this might be a doubled or clone blog i guess. Anyway, i enjoy a lot of Struzans illustration. His works are well recognized and respected that so many people copy his way of work. Even i do. I think the cover art to Angels & Airwaves site reminded me of his work again, which i'm wondering whether he had anything to do with that bands art work or someone just simply resembled his work.



I'm currently on a Hitchcock phase. This is one of the few once i want to see next. Very Saul Bass and beautifully designed poster.



Just saw this trailer. As most of you may know, i love robots. I've loved robots since i was 5. Even got in trouble in school for doing nothing but draw robots. This future Pixar movie was definitely made for me.



I don't recall where i first tried this drink but its one of my favorite foreign drinks. I recently discovered that i can drink it at this Columbian chicken place. According to my friend from Ecuador its a cheap and supposedly a nasty drink. But to me, i guess since i'm not a native, its something different and fulfilling. Probably an equivalent to a Japanese melon soda or to an Amercan cream soda.



Another great film noir poster. Really nice and dramatically illustrated.


I have a fetish for film noir posters. This poster spoke to me when i was at the Landmark theater. Its just so dramatic and creative. Now in my list to see for sure.


Was at Landmark theater and saw this poster. Very old school 70s feeling. Love the usage of avant garde-esque typeface. Almost feels like an album cover.



Banksy is a perfect example of an street artist who literally puts a connection to the relationship of space and time. His stencils on walls, grounds, pretty much anywhere, gives a connective relationship to the people who see it. And especially to the environment to where that stencil is placed. Reminds you of those trick paintings on the wall where it looks like a rhino is coming at you or a guy is stealing a painting. He puts such great humor into them as well.



I recall this live-action + animation movie back when i was a kid. I knew there was something to it but i couldn't put my finger as to what was wrong with the movie. Obviously it was the sex in the cartoon. Very unrated movie. Only a few people would know if this films existence as people said it was shit compared to Roger Rabbit. But the thing is, it isn't and very far from it. People seem to associate animation to Disney. Even Ghibli. But not everything is 'Disney-fied'. Cool World had its own flavor too. I honestly would wanna see it today and even own it just the fact that its rare and it was one of the old school movies where Brad Pitt was not even well-known yet. I just felt some bizarre connection to this movie. For its creepiness and surreal quality. Besides the hot Holli character played by Kim Basinger. But initially the concept of a cartoonist going into his own cartoon world is just simply an awesome idea. And truly fucked up.



Currently watching the third series of the Gundam epic created by Tomino Yoshiyuki. Somewhat of a continuing installment to the Zeta Gundam series. Always wanted to watch Zeta and ZZ. Just loved the fact that it takes three vehicles to make the ZZ. Loving everything about it right now.


(shitty quality, here is a better quality http://www.magazine.org/Editorial/40-40-covers/26.jpg>

I love this image of Mia Farrow. She was so cute and adorable in The Great Gatsby.

My next movie to see. Love the type and the little silhoutte of the baby carriage.

NIKE 'MOVE' [music by Jonathan Elias]

My favorite Nike Commercial. Its just edited so well, and never seen anything like this how they've mixed all the sports together but really well sequentially. The music just fits perfectly and gives this sentimental feeling to it.



Dana Gil mentioned to me about this artist. I gotta talk to him directly as to how he found out about the artist and what he likes about his works. But i figured i should take a look at it myself. I don't know how to describe his works. But i can totally see its uniqueness. Its very organic, very wave-like. It just has this ugly coolness to it. I just can't describe it... but its just gnarly.


Frank Frazetta is probably one of the greatest illustrators of the 20th Century. A lot of works we see today have some Frazetta in it. Especially a lot of medieval fantasy genre illustrations. He is mainly well known for a lot of the Conan illustrations. But one thing is, this man is versatile. He actually can cartoon, and also paint realistically. So his range is just huge and endless. He even lost his ability to use his left hand, so he started to learn to draw with his right. And it still had the same look but a little different obviously. May he rest in peace. Thank you for being alive and showing us...



I've always loved lego. Especially lego sculptures. Making legos, like how Nathan Sawaya does seem simple but it isnt. It simply is like working pixel by pixel in order to create something great and smooth. And this man has pushed the boundaries and smoothen the sharpe curves of the lego blocks. I especially love this BIRTH piece. You can see that the blue lego figure is finishing himself piece by piece.


I've seen this poster the first time at the Bar Louie on Polk St and Dearborn St., right by the 731 S Plymouth Ct. dormitory. I love the interaction of the type and the bartender. Very old school, art deco poster. Just love how the drinks are on top of the letters how he is holding the word 'bitter' with his right hand. Brilliant.



I felt like listening to Postal Service one day. Then i looked up their bio on wikipedia. Found out a singer from RILO KILEY had sung some songs with Postal Service. Then i looked up Rilo Kiley and looked up the singer, Jenny Lewis. Turns out, she was an actress. Then the movie Foxfire came up. Which lead me to watching it. The main girl, sort of, is played by Angelina Jolie. She plays a girl named Legs. A tomboy, rebel, leather jacket and boots type of girl. And i find Jolie in this role to be very very attractive. Something about me have some fetish of girls beeing boyish but still keeping there feminine figure and face alot. Guess its the idea of them just playing a role, not really being boyish for real. But Jolie in this film reminds me of Aya as Tsurumoto Nao, a similar character to legs.

So Jolie to me is hotter when younger in this movie. Not to mention the unexpected nude scenes. Didn't see that coming.



A very interesting film. One of those simple films i enjoy in terms of small cast, simple story, and unpredictable story sequences. I guess the fact that it was pretty is what draws me the most. Mainly talks about relationships. dreams, insomniac, art, work, everything that i can simply related to right now. At first it reminded me of Art School Confidential, but that was a horrible movie. Really was. I would said this would a more of a successor to that.

I can totally related with the character, Ben.


I was first looking for an image of a Rhinoceros. And an image of Theo Jansen's Rhinoceros came up. I at first thought it was a architecture of some sort by the beach. But as i saw more images of it, it seemed to have moved. So i jumped onto Youtube and found these clips. And i kid you not, i nearly shit in my pants when i saw those things moved.

Not only are they designed really uniquely but the movements are just phenomenal.

Wow. This seriously made my day.



I browsing through some interesting jesus statues. I was mainly looking for the Christ Redeemer. Then i stumbled upon these two.

Very interesting and modern depiction. I really like the sharp flat surfaces. I just love the contrast of the organic and the feeling of a mechanic. Reminds me so much of RC from the Transformers or Tron or something.



I was introduced by Moebius by my teacher in 2D Design, Brady Haston. Moebius' art was very familiar looking to me since Toriyama Akira and Miyazaki Hayao had such resemblance to his style, especially the hatching and the dusty dirty look of their illustration. This illustration shows such a significant difference by letting Moebius touch the canvas and put his take on american comic books. American comic books are known for its dominant black inks and this piece clearly shows more hatching more than everything. Not to mention the light and contrast is all signified by the hatching while the colors are technically one flat color per element.



I just love the vintage quality of this poster, especially the fake folds and tears all over the poster. as well as the concept of Rose McGowan's character having an automatic gun as her leg. Brilliant.

V for Vendetta

When i first saw this movie poster i fell in love with the composition and its take on the Russian Constructivist look of design. It was basically a nice eye-opener after those long years of boring ass photo composed and manipulated posters which we see a lot today.