Friday, September 21, 2007


An incredible thing the book is. More incredible are the many ways in which people find creative ways in which to use them. Take Brian Dettmer for insatnce. While book carving is probably best known for hiding pistols, knives or other (such as we see in old movies), Brian carves into them revealing their artwork within; creating complex, three-dimensional sculptures that are to say the least, astounding.


Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Trees, Parking Garages, Knitting, and more.

Lens Culture : Myoung Ho Lee
Myoung Ho Lee a young artist from South Korea, has produced an elaborate series of photographs that pose some unusual questions about representation, reality, art, environment and seeing.

Eureka Carpark
Eureka Carpark in Melbourne, Australia just had some amazing environmental graphics put up ... designed by emerystudio... Inspired by the work of Swiss artist Felice Varini—whose perspective-defying installations look a lot like giant vector art superimposed on buildings or interior architectural spaces—the team designed colorful forms that are both two- and three-dimensional.

Newsknitter is a data visualization project which focuses on knitted garments as an alternative medium to visualize large scale data. The exhibition consists of ten unique sweaters that are produced as sample outputs of the News Knitter project. The patterns of the sweaters are generated by using online global news of a particular day or local Turkish news of a particular time period.



Visuals of the World
Here's another cool project to get involved in Visuals of the World. Be part of the longest visual website in the world!

Thursday, September 6, 2007

It's Been A WHILE. Catch-up Time.

Phew... it's been a long time coming everyone... sorry we've not kept up with the ole blog, summer completely smothered us! So here's a nice long blog, full of great design and art to get you all back up to speed. Oh, and participate in our next project: 10 Crayon Colors!!!

First off, thought we'd feature some of our good friends -- some are 3R5 members, some aren't (but should be! hint hint) so chew on this:

Steve Raggie
Steve Raggie is one of 3R5's longest running members. While skilled in graphic design, photography, and printmaking ... his forte is truly drawing and painting. He's been in multiple shows and is currently preparing for a big one -- don't worry we'll post the opening info as soon as we get our hands on it.

Myles Karr
Myles Karr is not only a kick-ass illustrator who runs a crafty lil side shop called "so little lions", he's also one popular tattoo artist. Check out his insanely immense portfolio of illustrations and tattoos. And call him to book an appointment.

Katie Crimespree
Katie Crimespree, originating in TROY, is not only a longtime friend and member of 3R5, she's one crazy talented draw-wer. And by crazy ... I mean, crazy. Her illustrations have a truly hilarious narrative and sometimes she uses her writing skills in comic book collaborations.

Paul Garcia
Paul Garcia former Brooklynite, now LA-man is another illustrator who kicks ass with the paintbrush and the pencil. Along with his mix-n-match paintings... his drawings are true collages of what goes on in his brain.


Now let's look at some of our new favorite designers, starting with

Marian Bantjes
Marian Bantjes is amazing. A typographic queen. I was so impressed with her autobiography that I decided to include in excerpt of it for you: "I’m Canadian, and I love being Canadian. I love being self-deprecating even though Americans see it as a sign of weakness. I love being politically left of center (actually, quite far left, if you must know). I love being honest, and nice and polite and caring and kind. (Although sometimes I really do wish I could be a total bitch without feeling guilty about it.) I’m amused by my own respect for authority and rule-following instincts." Read the rest here.

Laura Snell
Laura Snell is a brilliant British graphic girl, her designs are bright, geometric, snappy and smart. Look out for this one.


Just to be well-rounded, here's a cool project to get involved in Face Your Pockets.

We're going to be better about posting, so keep checking in! xo - 3R5

Thursday, June 21, 2007


As observers, participants and interpreters of a contemporary world, MASIF sets out to explore various "design affairs" of a sensitive and utilitarian culture that interests, intrigues and motivates us.


Friday, June 15, 2007

Tropism: Commonwealth vs. Joshua Davis

espeis™archetype gallery has a new show opening tomorrow (June 16th, 7pm) featuring the collaberative efforts of Commonwealth and groundbreaking artist Joshua Davis. Traditional artistry versus design technology.... a must see.

Curated by: Maxalot
Music by: activaire


Friday, June 8, 2007


This past week, I took a roadtrip up through Canada -- Montreal + Quebec City -- it was beautiful and lots of fun. Filled with amazing food and art and design. I met some great designers, gallery curators and shop owners ... one of my favorites was PAPRIKA, a local design shop. Their work is clean, smart, and absolutely stunning. I loved them so much I had to buy a set up their prints ... see below ... go to their site and check out the rest of their work. Fantasmo.

Thursday, June 7, 2007


I Am Always Hungry is the work of Nessim Higson. With a unique and innovative website, his "multidiscipliary eye" for design is showcased in an interesting and playful way, which seems to add that something extra to the presentation. Great stuff, make sure to check it out!


Friday, May 18, 2007


TOKO. They're just so fresh and so clean clean.


Monday, May 14, 2007

LightFair 2007

The World’s Largest Annual Architectural and Commercial Lighting Trade Show and Conference.

The 18th Annual LIGHTFAIR INTERNATIONAL is North America’s premiere annual Lighting industry event for architectural and commercial lighting products and services. Showcasing LIGHT in all its aspects, LFI 2007 offers a complete diverse range of applications, high-end design and modern cutting edge technology.

Here's a photo of TRAXON's Tile 64PXL ... pretty rad stuff ... it's one of the many technologies I'm using in a work project!

Friday, May 11, 2007


Non-Format is the creative team of Kjell Ekhorn (Norwegian) and Jon Forss (British) based out of London, UK. Their works not only challenge type and design through use of cutting edge and experimental explorations, they prove why it's so important to pay attention in type class.


Friday, May 4, 2007

Unkempt Studio

Unkempt Studios is the collaberative works of Richard Bacon and Martin Thompson of AllYourPrey. Super high-end and clean design.

Thursday, May 3, 2007

Design Observer

Design Observer is a great site with a huge collection of intersting and at times controversial articles on art and design.


Cinders Gallery

Cinders Presents a 2 Person Show:

Half Shut Knife
Kiersten Essenpreis

Oh, Glory. Rivulets.
John Orth

May 4th - June 3rd 2007
Opening Reception Friday May 4th 7 - 10pm 2007

Cinders Gallery
103 Havemeyer (btwn Hope + Grand)
Brooklyn,NY 11211 (718) 388-2311
Open Wed - Fri 2pm-8pm   Sat 12pm-8pm   Sun 12pm-7pm

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Red Interactive Agency

There are Interactive Agencies and then there is Red Interactive Agency. Enjoy.


Tuesday, May 1, 2007


I'm not really sure what This Is Wanted is all about ... but I definitely enjoy the teaser they have up right now. I'm going to keep an eye on this site.

Oksana Badrak

"Plants and animals are an endless source of inspiration. I brake for supermarkets with foreign produce and indecipherable packaging. Objects exhibiting a weathered sense of luxury are my latest obsession."

Oksana Badrak's work has been published in Entertainment Weekly, Travel + Leisure, Playboy, Fast Company, and the New Yorker. The artist's diverse client roster includes Nike, Warner Brothers, Nokia, Showtime, and Target.

Monday, April 30, 2007


WORKS 1971 - 1979

MAY 3 - JUNE 2, 2007
Opening Thursday May 3, 6 - 9 PM

NEW YORK, NY 10013
212 343 7300

Deitch Projects is pleased to present a retrospective exhibition of Francesco Clemente’s work from the 1970s. Created in Rome, Delhi, Madras and Srinigar between 1971 and 1979, the approximately one hundred works in the exhibition document the development of Clemente’s artistic vision. The works reflect the cultural and political context of Rome in the 1970s as well as Clemente’s artistic, literary and musical influences.

[ He's one of my most favorite artists. Most. ]

National Television

National Television is the creative works of Brumby Boylston, Chris Dooley and Brian Won. Super show reel with a client list to boot!


Thursday, April 26, 2007

Adobe CS3 Mural Installation

Brand New School is certainly no stranger to the design world. They recently shared honors with Psyop and Buck as "Design Studio of the Year" at the Cream O' The Crop Awards back in Febraury. Once again they show us why they are one of the best design agencies out there with their latest Adobe CS3 Interactive Mural Installation.


Audrey Kawasaki

Audrey Kawasaki's work both erotic and disturbing, but innocent. Influenced by both manga comics and Art Nouveau, she paints with a sharp graphic quality on natural wood grain surfaces.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

James Welling

James Welling has a different take on the oh-so-popular silhouette technique. Truly stunning photography.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

We Feel Fine.

We Feel Fine is an exploration of human emotion on a global scale.

Since August 2005, We Feel Fine has been harvesting human feelings from a large number of weblogs. Every few minutes, the system searches the world's newly posted blog entries for occurrences of the phrases "I feel" and "I am feeling". When it finds such a phrase, it records the full sentence, up to the period, and identifies the "feeling" expressed in that sentence (e.g. sad, happy, depressed, etc.). Because blogs are structured in largely standard ways, the age, gender, and geographical location of the author can often be extracted and saved along with the sentence, as can the local weather conditions at the time the sentence was written. All of this information is saved.

We Feel Fine was nominated for three 2007 Webby Awards in the following categories: Best Navigation/Structure, Best Visual Design / Aesthetic, and Net Art. Vote for them!

While You Were Away

While You Were Away is a great platform of experimental and professional works, focusing mainly on interactive design and information architecture. Simple and clean, WUWA's site is an excellent example of the importance of considering functionality and user experience when designing and developing an easy to navigate and easy to view portfolio.


Monday, April 23, 2007


Featured in Computer Arts Magazine, Semi Permanent, Los Logos and Web Design Index by Content 2.0 to name a few, DREZ (a.k.a. Karoly Kiralyfalvi) shows a great variety of talent from logos and digital prints to spray paint cans and clocks; a true sign of a designer constantly at work.


Friday, April 20, 2007

The Strengths of Nations

Dick Klavans, Bradford Paley, Kevin Boyack, and ISI data, developed this amazingly insane information design poster which studies the variations in how different nations pursue science. Holy crap. Way to go smart design.

What is Castle?

Castle Magazine is an online pdf mag consisting of illustrators, designers and fine artists from around the globe. Check out the latest issue and view their blog. Some high quality stuff.


Thursday, April 19, 2007

Lillian (Lilly) Piri

Another young talent, Lilly Piri's drawings are ethereal but strangley resilient. She's been showing in galleries since 2004, and has been published in many magazines (such as Black+White, Hotpress, Harper's Bazaar) and books (like Semi-Permanent05 & 06 London Books, Faest 5, and Curvy Three).

Linotype FontExplorer X 1.1.2

Linotype's updated FontExplorer X 1.1.2 (released January 4, 2007) is the latest font managing system that seems to have it all. With a nice clean set up (similar to iTunes), new features including: customizable conflict tables, an updated font detector enabling you to purchase missing fonts directly from linotype, and plug-ins allowing for missing fonts to be activated from CS applications, this program comes off as the possible missing link to easy font organization. Free and available for both PC and Mac.


Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Just Say AH!

Most commonly known for his stylized renderings of women - super heroines, damsels in distress, figures in fantasy - Adam Hughes can be put right up there with Alex Ross and Jim Lee. Best known for his incredible "naturallistic" renderings, his style has graced the likes of Wonder Woman, Cat Woman, Tomb Raider, GEN-13 and Justice League to name a few.

Drawn & Quarterly

Drawn & Quarterly is a great Canadian Publishing house ... many of you have seen their books, but perhaps never checked out D+Q. They've become one of the most influential art and literary comics publishers in North America, if not the whole world. They represent over 40 artists -- Chris Ware, Chester Brown, and Gabrielle Bell ... to name just a few.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

The Preps

Jacques Sebastian-Alton shows off his incredible talents on his newly redesigned site Did I mention he's a self taught 19 year old graphic designer/finance and law student? Be sure to keep your eyes on this kid.


Laura Owens

Artist Laura Owens has released a new book, available on YouWorkForThem ... her work creates fantasy landscapes through a beautiful mix of abstract and representational worlds.