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The Dutch Warriors

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Erwin Olaf has been making a name for himself as one of the most talented and influential photographers of our time. Having worked on campaigns for companies such as Nokia, Heineken and Microsoft, he is known for his stunning images and his style of mixing photo journalism and studio photography.

He was recently commissioned by Dutch newspaper, AD to photograph the Dutch football team as Spartan warriors. The players were photographed as gladiators in a “300” inspired theme with their bodies and faces covered in mud and scars. The players photographed were Edwin van der Sar, Giovanni van Bronckhorst, Nigel de Jong, John Heitinga, Rafael van der Vaart and joris mathijsen.

When asked why the players were made to look like gladiator. He responded “Football is War”, which explains why the set is entitled “New Warriors”.

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Written by Karan Bharwani

June 10, 2008 at 3:56 pm

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Spread Your Legs, Let Me See it

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You know when you see a movie poster that features a woman spreading her legs and the main actor looking right through it; it tends to get you excited at first, then it reminds you of a movie you saw that also had a similar art direction on the poster but ended up disappointing you. PRINT Magazine has a nice piece on this phenomenon that features a gallery of the evolution of the spread-legged pose on movie posters, covers and advertisements.

The human leg has evolved continually over many eons, adapting from an underwater propeller to its current form. But on book covers and on film and theater posters, the leg has evolved very little. In fact, the “A-Frame,” a cutoff-torso-spread-leg framing device, is the most frequently copied trope ever used.”

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May 21, 2008 at 2:57 pm

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Evil Celebrity Clowns

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The only place you get to see celebrities in their true form and uncensored is on Perez Hilton, otherwise they always seem flawless on camera thanks to a team of make up artists and stylists. But what happens when you let the public (people good at photoshop that is) play the role of celebrity make up artists? You get evil looking celebrity clowns of course. Worth 1000 recently ran a contest that asked the people to turn any famous person or celebrity into an evil clown. Some of the pictures submitted are pretty jaw dropping and disturbing at the same time.

Written by Karan Bharwani

May 19, 2008 at 1:16 pm

Kris Van Assche High Top Sneakers

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Since the departure of Hedi Slimane, Dior Homme has been in the good hands of Kris Van Assche. Aside from designing for Dior, Kris Van Assche also runs his own label. His spring summer 2008 accessories collection boasts some fine items including this high top sneakers that come in solid and metallic colorways. Pics via Skeleton Legs

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Written by Karan Bharwani

April 29, 2008 at 4:24 pm

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The Human Snake by Nokia

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Ask anyone the most popular mobile phone game ever and they are likely to say snake. Snake, in case you’ve been living in a shell for the past several years- is a game that comes pre-installed on every Nokia phone. So, for Nokia’s latest marketing campaign to promote the N-gage games, its no surprise that they use the snake game as their inspiration. Nokia has created a short film featuring more than 1000 extras to make up the largest human snake ever. The film has been shot with no special effects whatsoever, instead it has been captured using stop motion animation. It doesn’t end there; right after the video, you get to play a human version of breakout which is quite entertaining and funny at the same time. There is also a ‘behind the scenes’ video.

Written by Karan Bharwani

April 24, 2008 at 10:05 am

Links

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Dope Pose is a collection of Dope posing photos sent by dope people.

Banksy has created what is believe to be his biggest piece of art yet.

Ikea’s latest stunt involves converting the Kobe Portliner Monorail into a moving showroom.

Sony covers the streets of Miami in foam for their latest commercial.

Dr Romanelli x Converse (PRODUCT) RED

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April 23, 2008 at 3:25 am

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Old is the (New) New

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Graphic design has become a major part of our lives. Everywhere we go, we are always seeing graphics in the form advertising, packaging, and other stuff. Some are a feast to the eyes and some should have never been made. While contemporary designs are nice and all, it becomes too much and too monotonous sometimes. To break away from the normal contemporary graphic design, many artists and designers are now looking back to the good old days for inspiration. Smashing magazine has a nice feature on Vintage and Retro design from 1920-1980’s and also some current designs from designers and artists who make use of vintage and retro style in their work. Be sure to check it out.

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April 22, 2008 at 3:03 pm

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