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Vino La Cabra & La Bota

Posted: November 26th, 2014 | Author: Derrick Lin | Filed under: Alcohol, Europe, spain, Wine | Comments Off

Creative Agency: JOHNAPPLEMAN
CEO and Art Director: John (Juan Manuel Domínguez)
Project Type: Produced, Commercial Work
Client: Bodega Pagos de Indalia
Location: Almería, España , Spain

We create a label for wine cellar with a story. We use a real story of the winery for inspiration in creating the wine name and image Goat & The Boot .

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Spanish studio Querida designs a cool optical catalogue

Posted: November 26th, 2014 | Author: Rebecca Fulleylove | Filed under: Uncategorized | Comments Off

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Featured back in January, Barcelona-based studio Querida has had a busy few months churning out more of their stylishly colourful and well-considered design work. One of its latest projects is this catalogue for Spanish opticians, Optiques Prats which takes the form of an incredibly stylish magazine catering for the optically challenged.

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A thought-provoking project focussing on 48 hours with Ron Jeremy

Posted: November 26th, 2014 | Author: Rob Alderson | Filed under: Uncategorized | Comments Off

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It’s generally accepted that society gets the celebrities it deserves, that fame doesn’t just happen and we have to understand why certain people get put on a pedestal. Nowhere is this more interesting than in the case of Ron Jeremy, the world’s most recognisable porn star. Recently Ron went to Sydney to promote a new rum that bears his name, and filmmakers Ingvar Kenne and Cameron Gray were given full access to him for 48 hours, travelling in his stretched Hummer to various parties whose organisers had applied on Facebook to have him turn up.

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Chewing over last night’s food-themed Nicer Tuesdays

Posted: November 26th, 2014 | Author: It's Nice That | Filed under: Uncategorized | Comments Off

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Food was on the proverbial table at last night’s Nicer Tuesdays, with four speakers who engaged in all-things-edible talking us though their work in experiential food design; print and publishing; illustration and, perhaps most obscurely, edible insects.

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Annabel Miedema creates a beautifully strange series of family scenes

Posted: November 26th, 2014 | Author: Maisie Skidmore | Filed under: Uncategorized | Comments Off

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Annabel Miedema describes her series Acting Future as “an experimental journey with my family,” and the word experimental is certainly apt. The series sees Annabel, a young Netherlands-based photographer, reimagine what the future might look like if time were to collapse. and the cultural behaviours of the 1960s and 70s to become au fait again.

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Powerful words and punchy colours in Amy Woodside’s new series

Posted: November 26th, 2014 | Author: James Cartwright | Filed under: Uncategorized | Comments Off

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Time and again Amy Woodside gets in touch to let us know about new projects she’s cooked up and time and again we’re powerless to resist them. The New York-based artist is focussed to a fault on her fine art practice where iconic letterforms emerge from meticulously registered screen printing and frantic flourishes of spray paint. Where first she caught our eye with multicoloured wordplay, the constant reduction and refinement of her process has resulted in a new series’ of totemic words like ‘Hero’, ‘Cash’, ‘Hoax’ and ‘Like’, pre-loaded with cultural context and double meaning, writ large on the canvas. What’s the meaning behind them? The interpretation is up to you, but Amy always seems to be critiquing pop culture with its own visual vernacular and playing fast and loose with our ambiguous use of language.

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How to Get 90% of Your Work Done Before Lunch

Posted: November 26th, 2014 | Author: Allison Stadd | Filed under: Uncategorized | Comments Off

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Over on Inc., Neil Patel, co-founder of KISSmetrics, shares 16 tips for getting 90 percent of your work done in the morning, after which you can push back from your desk to enjoy a leisurely lunch.

His approach is built on the Pareto principle, which holds that 80 percent of your results come from 20 percent of your efforts. Arrange the layout of your work day by front-loading, so that you’re executing the meat of your workload when you’re freshest and firing on all cylinders.

A few favorites from his suggestions:

Schedule your day the night before. Every day, you should list all your tasks and when you’re going to do them the following day. You will not be productive unless you plan out everything you’re going to do the next morning. Quick tip: Don’t schedule too much. Keep your to-do schedule light to actually accomplish real work.

Make 60-second decisions. Decision making is a time-draining vortex. When you’re faced with a decision in the course of your work, give yourself a one-minute limit. Your decision will be just as good, but it will take less time.

Do your writing early on. Writing is one of the most mentally demanding tasks. However, writing also has the power of focusing your brain and improving your productivity. Do you writing early in the day, and you’ll improve both the quality of your writing and the rest of your day.

Reward yourself at a certain time. Set the clock–a countdown timer if you have to. At a certain point, you’re going to stop. So, stop. Break out the kazoos, throw some confetti, and do your happy dance. It’s time to reward yourself.

What better motivation than a refreshing mid-day break and the knowledge that you’ve drilled through the bulk of your workload? You’ll be primed to zero in on the remaining 10 percent.

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The editor of MR PORTER talks online content and commissioning artists

Posted: November 26th, 2014 | Author: Liv Siddall | Filed under: Uncategorized | Comments Off

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One minute magazines are down the pan, the next minute they’re holy items being sought after by big brands in order to put something – nostalgia, mainly – into the grabby hands of their customers. Hard to find a trendy brand these days that doesn’t have some sort of editorial arm, but it’s safe to say that few do it with as much style and care as MR PORTER’s Journal.

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Superb pared-back branding inspired by freight containers

Posted: November 26th, 2014 | Author: Emily Gosling | Filed under: Uncategorized | Comments Off

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It’s wonderful when graphic design perfectly unites two seemingly disparate concepts – and Commission Studio’s branding for a Lewes-based homeware brand is a quietly brilliant example. The project saw the London studio (which designed our 2013 Annual) create the look and feel for a range of delicate, subtle pieces like candles and soaps with a name that deliberately sounds anything but delicate and subtle – Freight.

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The inimitable Harley Weir on beauty, saliva and snogging for i-D

Posted: November 26th, 2014 | Author: Maisie Skidmore | Filed under: Uncategorized | Comments Off

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Harley Weir is an extraordinary talent. Her work is bold and unreserved, whether it be part of a personal project investigating the border between Israel and Palestine, a vibrant fashion editorial for the likes of British Vogue, or a series of ethereal portraits capturing redheads with all of the eerie stillness of Millais’ Ophelia.

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