Posted by: Timothy K.

Check out these amazing postcards by illustrator Eric Tan for Pixar! Apparently these were done for the 2007 San Diego ComicCon.

Looking further, Tan has also done similar projects for Pixar, including work on The Incredibles and Ratatouille!

The colours and compositions are totally gorgeous. It’s a shame that these weren’t used for the theatrical release.

You can check out his blog here.

See some more of his stuff here.

Or if you love good ol’ M-O you can buy a print here.

Wowowowow wow wow…wow.

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Shepard Fairey was on Charlie Rose’s Real Talk on Monday. They go into his influence on the Obama campaign, and then some of his past politically driven work. I really can’t say anything negative about this man’s work, nothing but love here. Go check it out.


Posted By: Nae

I have been stashing this away, meaning to post it for a while now. A co-worker of mine, Jake Mees, has been defacing bank notes, $5’s and $20’s, to be exact in the most hilarious and creative way. I thought it was well suited for a design blog as this is something I have never seen before. Oh, and this is not illegal at all! Weird huh? He’s done some intense research in to it and has found out the illegal stuff involves defacing coins and replicating banknotes….but drawing on the notes themselves? No big deal! Sorry for the not so great quality photos, but regardless, here they are:

Jigsaw

Bender

Blues Brothers

Shredder

Robocop

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Posted by: Raine

Hello all! So I’ve settled back into my place in the city and am sorely missing the powdery white stuff that coats the trees (and trucks, for that matter) at home. But being back in Van does mean that I have my camera cord, which means I can share a couple of pictures I took over the holiday! There may be more to come, just to keep you all guessing.

Warning: They are not amazing, so please do not make too much fun of me. They are mostly just snapshots by me when I was out walking my dog (another thing I miss dearly now that I’m back!).


Posted by: Raine

I just found this beautiful little video that mixes two of my favourite things: books and stop-motion animation! It doesn’t get any better than that. The craft in this video is phenomenal, I’ve had to rewatch it a couple of times to fully appreciate the scenery and little details that one may miss on the first go round.

Gahhhh after trying for a while I finally gave up on embedding the video. Sorry everyone, I don’t think Vimeo is integrated with wordpress. Here’s a link to the video.

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The video marks the 25th anniversary of 4th Estate (a publishing company by Harper Collins). They have a couple of other videos on Vimeo – check it out here.

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Posted by: Nae

So I am officially out of holiday hiatus. It’s a good thing we have Raine to keep the momentum going on the Blaahg! Here is a little something from Saks. They recently re-branded and I think we should get out our furry Russian hats and celebrate the fantastic design. The re-branding was done by Shepard Fairey who was inspired by the work of  Rodchenko when designing the new campaign.

“Saks Fifth Avenue, which has surely felt the recession’s sting, is taking just such a fist-raising stand with its spring marketing. The campaign is inspired by the bold graphic designs and propaganda spirit of Constructivist art–although it is intended to be tongue-in-cheek.” The New York Times Click for the entire article

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a winter note

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Here’s my winter note to you all:

If you have 5 flights of stairs to get to your house in Whistler and your roommate is on crutches, don’t leave shovelling the snow until it is 2 feet high and has turned into ice. Because as much as I don’t mind coming over and helping shovel, I think it would be easier if you just bought some salt.

Love, Raine

(And because I didn’t have any exciting pictures to put up with this post, you can enjoy the bouncy dog below).