August 30, 2012
With everything from designing some pretty awesome t-shirts to filling up the KARL pop-up stores floor to ceiling with great design, I Love Dust has been working with Karl Lagerfeld quite often these past couple of months on his self-titled line, KARL. We asked the team if Mr. Lagerfeld has told I Love Dust any good (or bad) jokes since they’ve been collaborating. We’re still waiting to hear back for the full story and can’t promise that we will… but are pretty sure it has something to do with a mouse.
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August 29, 2012
Douglas Friedman is not an easy person to impress. “I’m such a jaded traveler, because I’ve been so many incredible places. I wasn’t expecting to be so enchanted by somewhere new,” says Friedman. However, when traveling through out Morocco to cities like Marrakesh, Essaouira, Fez and Tangier with DuJour Magazine it’s hard not to feel like your traveling through a storybook.
“I think Fez was the place that I’ll remember most of all about my trip to Morocco. Walking into the Medina was like walking back in time. It’s a city that didn’t care so much about me, it just kind of existed and went on about its business without paying any attention to me. I liked that…it felt authentic, and isn’t that what we are all looking for when we travel? An authentic experience.”
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August 28, 2012
and sometimes playing with stacks of money isn’t quite as luxurious as one might think. Craig Ward and the team behind New York State’s lottery’s ongoing ”Yeah, That Kinda Rich” campaign got their hands dirty for this fun, two month long shoot.
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August 27, 2012
Its not often that we find Todd Selby running around and setting up house, but for this shoot with Urban Outfitters Home Catalogue it looks like The Selby knows how to create the perfect, bright and comfy environment we so often see in his explorations. So how does The Selby decide on what makes the cut?
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August 24, 2012
Running around the LES of New York City with Kareem Black and all the cool kids for Steve Madden’s Ditch Club really makes us want to lace up our boots, pull out our studded backpacks and head back into the 90′s.
Kareem gives us some tips from his class cutting days:
1. Make friends with the school staff, the security etc. they are usually down to make deals or turn the other cheek if they feel respected.
2. I grew up in Philly and it is illegal to lock the doors of a school in case of fire. They cant all be guarded at once.
3. Sometimes the best ditching can take place inside the school itself. You don’t have to leave the premises at all. I remember days in high school where I ate lunch 3 or 4 times!
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August 22, 2012
HAZE reunites with Casio to design logo and packaging for the 30th anniversary of the G-Shock watch. The collaboration celebrates the rich history of G-Shock technology and the artistry of HAZE. The popular 110 model features a HAZE imprint band with paintwork in red, black, and white, and other features including shock and water resistance and a high-brightness LED backlight. HAZE also created a commemorative t-shirt that will be launched at select sites with the watch this fall.
We spoke to HAZE about the collaboration, his work with other brands, and what is ahead for him in the next year.
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August 21, 2012
Michael Flores shot the launch campaign for the Seven Bar Foundation’s new Empowered by You underwear collection. Designed by the former Polo Ralph Lauren Blue Label senior design director and recently featured in WWD, $1 from each panty’s sale will go to the foundation, it’s mission to enable “an underprivileged woman to spearhead her own business and rise out of poverty via microfinance.”
Styled by Flores’ longtime collaborator, Moses Moreno, the team shot Eva Vai at the Seven Bar Foundation’s beautiful Meatpacking District offices taking down the mean girls, burning her mistakes, and shattering the glass ceiling, amongst other forms of empowerment. Flores says it was “a great team to work with and everyone really came together to make a great campaign for a great cause.”
See more of Michael Flores’ work here.
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August 17, 2012
In the competition for best dressed at the 2012 London Olympics, the Jamaican team was the clear winner. Harris Elliott styled the athletes in uniforms designed by Cedella Marley, daughter of the late Bob, in collaboration with Puma and Droga5. The brightly colored clothes honor the designs and colors (green, black, and gold) of the Jamaican flag. The uniforms especially stood out on Usain Bolt, who confirmed his legacy as the fastest man alive at this year’s games.
See more of Harris Elliott’s styling portfolio here.
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August 16, 2012
The Audi A3 gets a sleek and stylish upgrade for 2012. Emir Haveric captured the updated model for the car company’s new campaign. The car features an intuitive MMI touch system and the ultra-lightweight technology. The minimalist silver and red set was built from scratch with a stone wall and hundreds of meters of flooring. Haveric says of the shoot, “Great team, very cool people from the agency and very relaxed client who trusted us.”
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August 15, 2012
For ESPN Magazine’s special college football preview issue Jamie Chung had the pleasure of photographing eight live animal mascots: four dogs, a hog, a tiger, a rooster, and an eagle. A self described animal lover, Mr. Chung spent about two weeks driving around the American South with a mini studio to shoot these college mascots, mostly owned by private citizens. The LSU tiger proved to be quite a challenge for our Jamie — he had to carefully capture the untamed animal through its enclosure. With the help of ESPN’s Senior Photo Editor Jim Surber, Jamie was able to produce a series of poignant, amusing, and magical animal portraits.
See more of Jamie Chung’s lively animal portraits
August 14, 2012
Steven Heller of Imprint interviews Olaf Hajek about his new monograph “Black Antoinette.”
How long have you been painting?
I studied graphic design but started to become an illustrator nearly 18 years ago. I was always painting and never worked digitally, so the work with galleries somehow came natural over the years.
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August 13, 2012
Michael Warren and Stephen Wilkes win in Communication Arts 53rd Photography Annual. Both photographers were awarded prizes in the Editorial category. Only 125 winners were selected from nearly 5,000 entries. The publication’s annual selects the best photography from the past year in categories such as Advertising, Editorial, Self-Promotion, and Institutional.
Read about Michael Warren and Stephen Wilkes’s winning photographs
August 10, 2012
Jason Madara debuts a new portfolio of photographs based on California’s top lawyers. “The Lawmen” portraits are from a fifteen-day commercial shoot Madara completed at Hanson-Bridgett law firm in Northern California. At first glance the photographs appear to be classic corporate portraits. The lawyers are all wearing suits and sitting at a nondescript table. However, with Madara’s choices in how the portraits were composed—cropping frames in close, showing the lawyers’ hands, capturing a few in portrait—the images take on new life.
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August 9, 2012
Emily Nathan photographs coastal fashion for the Summer 2012 issue of Ritz-Carlton Magazine. The ten-page spread was inspired by the area’s earth and sea tones. The shoot took place at the Ritz-Carlton in Half Moon Bay, California. Half Moon Bay featured a wide expanse of settings including manicured lawns, rugged cliffs, and the hotel’s own room side fire pits.
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August 8, 2012
HAZE collaborates with Nike on an installation inspired by the 2012 London Olympics. The 8-foot by 16-foot installation at the sportswear brand’s Soho flagship features HAZE’s signature star and arrows patterns arranged in an American flag theme. Integrated components include historical symbols from basketball, track and field. The installation can also be broken down into 2-foot by 2-foot individual icons both with and without the letters USA. The original artwork was intended for use in global retail installations throughout the summer, with the actual painting configured specifically for the Soho flagship. HAZE also painted a mural on the store’s main south wall in free flowing india ink.
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