Archive for September, 2011

EF Language: Sydney + Vancouver + LA

Albin Holmqvist, Gustav Johansson and Niklas Johansson are really killing it with these new EF Live the Language videos for EF International Language Centers. If you saw the first few, you’ll notice that they’ve really gone above and beyond with this new set. The new locations include Sydney, Australia; Vancouver, Canada; and Los Angeles, California.

Stay tuned for more work from these guys!

Directed by Gustav Johansson
D.O.P: Niklas Johansson
Typography: Albin Holmqvist

Music: Magnus Lidehäll
VFX: Goodmotion

Vintage NHL Media Guides

Posted by Jakub

Howard L Berger via Raeo

I still do my best to be a hockey fan these days but i’m kind of over it for the most part but I was an insane collector of NHL(mainly Vancouver Canucks and Pavel Bure) memorabilia when I was a little kid though. I saw these posted on facebook and I had to share since some of the layouts, pretty unbeatable compared to whats out there these days.

Belgian Design from Paul Ibou

Paul Ibou was a great Belgian graphic designer who studied at the Royal Academy in Antwerp. In 1961, at age 23, he began working as a freelance designer under the pseudonym Ibou. The term Ibou meant “inventive book designer and publisher”. Also, in French Ibou also meant “owl” which initiated the beginnings of his large collection of owl symbols.

Shared by Wanken via Aisle One

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United Nations Stamps

Posted by Jon

Amy Henderson of AQ-V recently acquired a large collection of old United Nations stamps:

Because the UN is an international organization, its stamp must bear symbols that will be recognized universally. Besides the beauty of the design, the UN Design Committee must consider the political implications of any symbolism used. Naturally none of them can stand for anything contrary to the standards and principles of the United Nations, nor can they represent any one culture, religion, or race.

It was the Design Committee’s suggestion that the official five languages—Chinese, English, French, Russian, and Spanish—should be used on as many of the stamps as possible. This was the origin of the “five-language border” which has become characteristic of UN stamps.

This set is the first post in a multi-part series, and I can’t wait to see the rest. In the meantime you can check out David McFarline’s flickr collection or previous posts for more stamp goodness.

via AQ-V

The Field+Active Child+Miracles Club+OPN

Posted by Jakub

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The Field has been the contemporary godfather to all the short sample loop based acts that have popped up like dandelions on a grassy hill in recent years. His newest single has a softer touch unlike his club bangers from recent albums but I can’t imagine this album won’t have them, look forward to this one in October. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Pat Grossi is at it again with that untouchable sound he’s created for Active Child, I can’t see anyone else trying what he’s doing on stage. You try lugging around a harp and making R&B across America twice a year, no one has the balls, proper beauty Patrick!

Okay so i’m obsessed with The Miracles Club live because they have a dancer that looks like someone from a early 90s performance of Cirque du Soleil. The combination of sounds is very Detroit House to me but with this perfect twist of softness that comes from Europe, definitely for someone that appreciates what Carl Craig, Kevin Saunderson and Juan Atkins honestly enjoyed making back in the day.

Our first sneak peek of Oneohtrix Point Never upcoming album Replica, man how I love his choice sounds, I can never deny that this man has a great ear for grabbing out the gems from the 70s and 90s.