All posts by Dave Kiely

noma bar visual awesomeness

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i was recently bought two books for my birthday, one that i had seen and expressed an interest in and one that i hadn’t even heard of, these books where by a graphic designer by the name of noma bar, now i had only seen very brief section of one of the books and didn’t really know what to expect, what i got was like someone turning on a light and punching me in the face, the two books where “negative space” and “guess who”, both of these books are just incredible.

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the skeletons of dead media

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you may recall i once posted about an erika iris simmons set on flickr called ghost in the machine, which used old tapes to create amazing portraits of famous people, you can see the post here, well it seems erika isn’t the only one to find amazing uses for old cassettes. an atlanta based, chicago born artist by the name of brian dettmer has taken old cassettes and given them a new lease of death, so to speak. check these out.

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bench press advertising

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check this out for thinking outside the box, an ad agency in aukland called ddb have literally been stamping advertisements onto members of the public, altering benches to make them press an advertisement for a clothing chain, superette, into the bare legs of people who sit on them, it reads “short shorts on sale superette”, brilliant

that madden

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chris madden is from salford, a self proclaimed lover of tea, hater of mushrooms and all round muppet enthusiast. and as you will soon see a brilliant illustrator. happily drawing pictures for a living, he’s churning out some awesome work and has been featured in some big publications, such as the times educational supplement, wired, aat magazine, the guardian and the mail on sunday, to name but a few.
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the times educational supplement
its nice to see in this time of disappointment and redundancy that someone is starting to get the recognition they deserve. his website is full of brilliant pieces of work, and definitely worth a visit.
to stop me from just copying his entire site onto here, you should head over there now and check it out, also make sure you click on the sketchbook section for a refreshing look at the work behind the scenes
and on that note i’ll leave you with a couple of my favourites from the site
make sure to check out his site here
follow him on twitter here
follow him on tumblr here

and finally on facebook here

olly moss – star wars reimagined

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he’s only gone and done it again

olly moss has redesigned the original trilogy of star wars posters and has once again created something incredible, it would appear this man can do no wrong; take a look at these beauties.

when handling something as cherished and adored as the star wars franchise, it would be very easy for some people to tear into olly for whatever reason, but it would appear that these posters are loved by star wars fans and non star wars fans the world over.

“It was so intimidating!” olly told Wired.com in an e-mail interview. “There is such a wealth of greatStar Wars art out there already, from paid professionals and from enthusiastic fans. I suppose my main aim was to make a set of Star Wars posters that were a little different from what people are used to seeing from the franchise, but still retained that essential Star Wars feel. I started by re-watching the original movies with a sketchbook on my lap, and just sort of went from there.”

400 of each of these posters have been officially printed and were on sale for $50 each, however the only place you’ll probably find these now – if you’re lucky – is ebay. if you find any please let me know, i’d probably sell a lung to get hold of these.

feel free to check out the rest of olly’s awesome work at his website here
follow him on twitter here
follow his tumblr here

“If you’re as big a nerd as I am, you just can’t say no to Star Wars”

 Olly Moss

haven’t i seen you somewhere before…?

well this is how i see it:
we can either go over the fact that i’ve had a few of months off, with me telling you i needed some space and time, before moving onto how it wasn’t you; it was me…or we can just accept that sometimes things happen and sometimes they don’t and now, it would appear, it’s happening again.
many things have happened in the last 3 or 4 months and unfortunately this blog kinda fell of the list but now it’s back; hopefully better than before.  i will try to post more often than just mondays, so check back regularly to see whats going on. also worth pointing out; i’m working on the design change so please excuse the mess.
thanks for your patience, 
let’s go