Blog of Art Director Ryan Lockwood

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Ran into this video created by Michael Marantz on Vimeo and it’s phenomenal. Simple, effective and a very powerful message.

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Images courtesy of Saunders Architecture

Saunders Architecture was commissioned to create six studio structures for the Shorefast Foundation and the Fogo Island Arts Corporation in Newfoundland, Canada. With four structures completed, they expect to have the other two completed by the end of 2012 the FIAC will offer a residency program in 2013 aiming to bring contemporary artists of international caliber to live and work on Fogo Island and Change Islands in these phenomenal structures. Artists from all disciplines will be allowed to apply for a residency that usually runs about 3 to 6 months and are provided with a studio and a house. If you are selected after applying there are also stipends available to help cover living and some travel costs.

What an amazing opportunity, idea and structures. All of the architecture I have seen from this firm from Norway is outstanding, dynamic and forward thinking, which totally fits with the vision of this program. Click to see more of Saunders Architecture’s work or to find out how to get involved with the Fogo Island Arts Corporation.

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Nikon Skeleton
Nikon Skeleton
via | core77

The inner workings of product designs always has fascinated me. Truthfully, had I done better in my design drawing classes in college, I might be an industrial designer instead. These photos of the cast skeletons of the Nikon SLR camera line really made me salivate, the complexity alone, blows my mind. Now I want my cameras to be magnesium, not black.

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Symbol Record Console
Symbol Record Console
Images courtesy of Symbol Audio

Handcrafted. This is a word rarely associated with much anymore let alone audio components. Symbol Audio is out to change that perception. The flagship of their line, the Modern Record Console pays homage to the all-in-one console HIFI cabinets that were in almost every household of the past. It’s constructed of solid walnut with a steel base and comes complete with WIFI router for streaming and controlling music, built-in phono, two 6.5 full-range speakers, one subwoofer it is made to handle both your digital and analog needs. Designed by Blake Tovin and Matt Richmond in Nyack, NY, currently each piece is bench-made to order, with online ordering coming soon. Not sure about pricing, but I am already saving up for one. They also offer options for LP storage and a table-top HIFI unit.

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via | retronaut

Fascinating illustrations created by Charles Schridde in 1961 for Motorola Ads. They were so well received that Motorola hired Schridde to do more illustrations even after he no longer worked for the same agency.

There is something very intriguing about the line of thinking during this time period. There was a vision for the future that revolved around the fact that possibilities were infinite. Very different from the way most people imagine our fate in this day and age.

Seeing these ads reminds me to dream and do bigger. Envision the impossible and then set out to achieve it. It is especially easy to find applicable in my field, but I think that everyone could use a bit more ideas based less in reality and more in the future.

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To Do List Animation
To Do List Animation
To Do List Animation

This video has been posted all over the place for a while now, but I love the feel and keep going back to watch it and remind myself of the story that it tells, so I thought I would post it up here. On a day to day basis we are all so busy that it is hard to remember to slow down and worry less about our to-do list and do things that are truly fulfilling along with our obligations.

The animation was created by Yaniv Fridman and Daniel Luna with music and sound by White Noise Lab. Check out more of their work, you won’t regret it.

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via | Colossal

Interdisciplinary artist, Guy Laramée carved these beautiful landscapes from old books and titled the two projects Biblios and The Great Wall. This concept just blows my mind. I am fascinated by creating new objects from old as it is, but this takes it to a whole new level. You can find out more about the artist on his site here.

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According to the architect Craig Steely, who designed this structure, Beaver Street Reprise is a conceptually modern house that fits contextually into a Victorian neighborhood in San Francisco, California. It contains an apartment, an office and a split-level living area that opens onto a deck with sod roof.

I love the juxtaposition of the wood facade standing out against the contrast of other houses in the neighborhood, the phenomenal outdoor space and the light-emitting front door. Awesome.

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via | plastolux

These photos by Tom Munro for Harper’s Bazaar UK are phenomenal. The combination of modern mid-century architecture and fashion together is absolutely beautiful. Find more of Tom Munro’s work at his site, he has a great range of work.

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via | weandthecolor

Motion & design artist, Curtis Baigent from Wellington, New Zealand created this brilliant campaign for Subway Restaurants. I love the illustration style, texture and the inquisitive, infographic feel that very simply conveys the messages. Really great. You can check out the rest of his work at his site here.

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