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.
In more Geoff McFetridge related news, he’s also a part of the new Vans and Simpsons collaboration going on. Vans got 14 artists together to create Simpsons inspired pairs of shoes, the above image being Mr. McFettridge’s interpretation. They go for $100 a pair, and go on sale this saturday, July 14th, at the following locations:
Conveyor at Fred Segal (Santa Monica)
Supreme (Los Aangeles)
Daveâ€™s Quality Meat (New York)
UNDEFEATED (Las Vegas)
Blends (San Diego)
Proper (Long Beach)
HUF (San Francico)
St. Alfred (Chicago)
British designer Lizzie Finn does a lot of rad projects using sewing and sewing tehcniques… and shit. Anyway, she’s really great at it, so check out her site!
Mathieu Hubert is a French designer who has made the most amazing buttons ever. Although, I may have liked them more if they were flesh colored. Blech.
He also has some really great photography projects. I especially liked the one about Calenders.
Oh my Zeus these don’t even look real! Sandra Backlund is a Swedish designer who’s recent collection, based on Rorschach ink blot tests, are absolutely astounding! I love the dress on the left that looks like it’s made out of little tetrahedrons, it’s so mathematical yet so elegant looking.
Not that you could ever wear that out in public.
I saw the cover to the new Chemical Brothers album, We Are the Night, and totally freaked out. It’s sooooo awesome looking!
It was designed by Kate Gibb, who also designed the cover for the CB album, Surrender. I also found the image for the single off the album, Do It Again, which I think I like even more!
Also, I’ve heard the album a couple of times, and I like it a MILLION times better then their last Grammy award winning album, Push the Button. It’s a lot less commercial feeling, and features some cool appearances by the Klaxons, Midlake, and Fatlip. Be sure to pick it up when it comes out on July 2nd (UK) & July 17th (US).
All Rights Reversed (ft. The Klaxons) / Chemical Brothers
I must admit that I envy Carson Ellis’ life quite a bit. Not only is she a fantastic illustrator, she’s also dating Colin Meloy, the nasal-y mastermind behind the band, The Decemberists. I’ve always admired her covers for the Decemberists’ albums, and was once again reminded of her talent by an illustration she did in last Sunday’s issue of The New York Times Magazine.
P.S. That’s a Dogboy, not a Yeti.
Continuing my love for amazing patterns, I present Julia Rothman, a RISD graduate currently working in Brooklyn, NY. She makes some really great patterns which she’s put onto clothing, fabrics, and in the pictures above, wallpaper. She’s also an amazing illustrator, with tons of work on her site. If you have some extra time, be sure to pour over all her amazing stuff!