Socratis Avgitidis's Blog – June 2012 Archive (10)

iWatch - Concept Design

Swedish designer Anders Kjellberg has developed a stylish concept design for Apple’s eagerly anticipated iWatch. Kjellberg’s design features an iWatch with FaceTime capabilities; it has an 8-megapixel camera built into the face of the watch that is also able to record videos in HD. 

The watch will be equipped with a ‘Retina Multi-Touch display’, allowing users to switch…


Added by Socratis Avgitidis on June 30, 2012 at 6:00 — No Comments

The Heimlich Maneuver-Starring Erin Wasson

Erin Wasson is cementing her status as supermodel-turned-designer-turned-actress playing the leading lady in a new short film. Vs. magazine teamed up with jewellery designer Georg Jensen to create The Heimlich Maneuver, a film launching on Thursday June 28, to promote the labels' new Grape collection.…


Added by Socratis Avgitidis on June 29, 2012 at 13:30 — 1 Comment

Incredible Photos of Steve McCurry


Chances are you already know Steve McCurry as the man who took one of the most iconic photos of our time. It was of a 12-year-old Afghan refugee girl who's piercing green eyes told us her harrowing story. The image itself was named "the most recognized…


Added by Socratis Avgitidis on June 22, 2012 at 6:00 — 1 Comment

"The Art of Word"

Ralph Ueltzhoefer blends words and images to create 'Textportraits'. The detail in his work is incredible.

Typography is much more than just graphic design or illustration with some text thrown in. It’s an art form in itself that combines carefully chosen and arranged fonts with visual elements, sometimes as a relatively straightforward communication device and sometimes as…


Added by Socratis Avgitidis on June 22, 2012 at 6:00 — No Comments

Yves Saint Laurent to Change Name

French fashion house Yves Saint Laurent is undergoing a name change to Saint Laurent Paris. Supposedly the idea of the label's new creative director, fashion designer Hedi Slimane, the name change is expected to take effect in Spring 2013, when his first collections are expected to debut. 

Slimane’s inspiration for the house’s branding makeover reportedly comes from…


Added by Socratis Avgitidis on June 21, 2012 at 16:49 — 3 Comments

Kiss of Death-Sculpture

Located at Barcelona's Poblenou Cemetery, this magnificent sculpture, titled Kiss of Death (El Petó de la Mort in Catalan and El Beso de la Muerte in Spanish), depicts death (in the form of a winged skeleton) planting a kiss on a young man's forehead. According to the story, in 1930, the Llaudet family was mourning the death of their son and created this…


Added by Socratis Avgitidis on June 18, 2012 at 7:55 — 3 Comments

Dancers Among Us - Photography

Dancers Among Us is a vast ongoing photography project led by Jordan Matter. In the spring of 2009 he began featuring top professional dancers in everyday situations throughout the United States and by next fall a book with a selection of those pictures will be released. No digital manipulation was used to create the images. All types of places and different enclaves witness…


Added by Socratis Avgitidis on June 11, 2012 at 8:27 — 2 Comments

Hot Air Balloon Desk-Design

This incredible desk was created by Dublin ad agency Boys and Girls for their reception area. After some scientific research, they teamed up with Twisted Image to start production of this whimsical design. Permanent hot air balloons, strong enough to carry the weight of the desk, were created with a new type of rubber composite to make air-tight balloons that would never degrade.…


Added by Socratis Avgitidis on June 6, 2012 at 7:00 — No Comments

Leading Men for Prada


LEADING MEN: After getting some of Hollywood’s most respected actors to walk for her fall men’s collection, Miuccia Prada has secured four of them for the brand’s ad campaign, as well. 

Gary Oldman, Garrett Hedlund, Jamie Bell and Willem Dafoe will be the new faces featured. Lensed by David Sims.


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Added by Socratis Avgitidis on June 5, 2012 at 16:00 — No Comments

Stately Sandwiches

Chicago design Student Kelly Pratt, created sandwiches for each of the 50 states of the USA, hence the name Stately Sandwiches. "Before I make each sandwich I do research on the Internet, call local sandwich shops, ask foodies on twitter and check out a few books to be sure I do my best to properly represent a state."



Added by Socratis Avgitidis on June 5, 2012 at 16:00 — 1 Comment

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