There are people in this world who are good at nothing, there are people who are really good at a few things, and then there are amazing people like Kashiwa Sato, who happens to be a genius at everything. He’s a designer in the truest sense of the word. He’s done everything from art directing, environmental and graphic design, product design, directed commercials, advertising… you name it, the guys done it.
I recognize his work from the creative direction he did for the Uniqlo Soho Ny store he did, as well as the UT Store he did in Harajuku, which is the image above. I feel like he’s a part of this elevating presence of 40-something Japanese designers who are really starting to finally get noticed in western culture, along with Naoto Fukasawa and Masamichi Katayama.
As for his work, it’s some of the best I’ve personally ever seen. Everything he does is so detailed and seemingly perfect. I went on a ‘binge’ of sorts and grabbed a ton of photos from his site, which are all under the cut. I highly recommend everyone take a second to check out all the amazing stuff he’s created.
Every now and again I’ll come across a portfolio of work and think, “Wow, they’re really good.” Okay, now take that, and multiply it by a million.
Started by Doris FÃ¼rst and Malte Haust, Bionic Studios has a breadth of work that most people would kill for. It’s hard for me to know where to start describing how great all of their projects are. I browsed through their site for hours, going over all of the tiny details and finishing touches that went in to each project.
I’ve stuck a bunch of examples of their work under the cut, I’d suggest anyone who reads this to go check it out. Really impressive and inspiring work.
Marcus Walters is a graphic designer/illustrator from the UK who does has a really great portfolio site. I Spent a good chunk of time searching through all of his work, and everything is really beautiful. I especially liked his hair illustrations he did for Wonderland Magazine, the colors and halftones are awesome.
Also be sure to check out his blog, which he seems to update often.
Link via Kanardo
Based out of Copenhagen, Denmark, Goodmorning Technology is a design studio with some pretty rad looking work. The top image is a logo design for a theater, and the bottom image is packaging for hearing aids. How awesome would it be to get hearing aids in a box like that? It’s looks like an Apple level of styling. I know I’d want to wear them more if they came in a sick package like that.
Check out the photography of Ramona Rosales, a California photographer who has a pretty good sense of humor.
The top image above is from a Small Paul ad, which is absolutely amazing! In fact, everything I’ve seen of the Small Paul advertising has been simply wonderful!
Words simply don’t do justice to the amazing portfolio of work Platinum has. Based out of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Platinum creates digital masterpieces for advertising clients, and I have to say, it’s some of the most amazing things I’ve ever seen.
When you first go to the site, it’s kind of bland, and the portfolio pops into a full screen window, but bear with it, I absolutely guarantee you’ll be amazed!
P.S. To see the image above REALLY big, click here.
Round is an Australian design company who does some FANTASTIC work. A lot of design companies these days kind of fit into the same little niche, but I really feel like Round is doing an incredible job of being creative and lively.
But most of all, they love what they do, which is the best attitude you can possibly have.
Pictures by Elise Thompson and rdr07
Okay, here’s another Simpsons post, but I’m pretty sure this promotion tops all of the others. Eleven 7-11s are being turned into genuine Kwik-E-Marts like the ones featured in the cartoon. They’re being stocked with authentic Simpsons stuff, like Squishees, Krusty-O’s, Buzz Cola, and the trademark pink sprinkled donuts Homer Simpson loves so much. The store featured above is in Burbank, California, and is going to be a Kwik-E-Mart for an entire month.
LAist has a whole lot more pictures here, as does this Flickr account here.
This is truly advertising at it’s finest and most fun.
I wanted to let everyone know that I posted about the billboards going up around LA for the Vans Sky Gallery over at LAist. Go read it now!
BBDO New York has created some new ads for BBC Worlds arrival in America. Pretty clever stuff, and the photographs work so perfectly with the campaign.
Click here to check out a couple more examples.