You may have heard that the Marvel Avengers universe is spinning off into a television show called S.H.I.E.L.D. While the show is still in the planning stages (and was only announced a few weeks ago!) graphic designer ADAM LEVERMORE is already angling for a job on the show in the coolest way possible. Adam created a short video, set in the S.H.I.E.L.D. universe, of himself interviewing for a design job at the organization. Spotlighting some of his past work—which is full of nerd cred—and with a cameo from a Buffy alum, this has to be one of the best job applications ever.
Hey Joss Whedon: HIRE THIS GUY! Hire me too, if you’re handing out jobs!
Last year, I posted an illustrated advice series by SCOTT WISE called ALWAYS REMEMBER. Now he’s back with a set of visual puns in “Words A Part.” Adding a space into every day words, Scott creates a clever new series that I find myself, once again, wishing were available as prints. More from this series and from Scott at his website, WISE IDEA.
Designer and illustrator DAN MATUTINA created the adorable and fun “Versus / Heats” series. Each heart depicts a pair of pop culture enemies whose rivalry, way deep down, might actually be all about love. You can see more images and follow the whole series on the VERSUS / HEARTS TUMBLR.
Much like when Andy Rutledge used his downtime to REDESIGN THE NEW YORK TIMES, creative agency NEW! is attracting attention with a proposed redesign of WIKIPEDIA. On their own time and dime the folks at New! spent “two spring months on this project, looking for the ways how to make it better, reader or editor friendlier, clearer and aesthetically satisfying.” While I’m not 100% sold on their result I of course agree it is sleeker and far more aesthetically pleasing than the current Wikipedia UI. Tons more images plus explanations and reasonings behind the design at WIKIPEDIA REDEFINED.
Larry David proclaims in this first episode that Jerry Seinfeld finally has “made a show about nothing”. But just like Seinfeld in the 90s, this show is hilarious. With Larry there it’s like a 13-minute episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm. Upcoming guests include Ricky Gervais and Alec Baldwin, each one riding around with Jerry in one of his classic cars and getting coffee. Can’t wait for epsiode 2.
1ST AVE MACHINE has brought Google Maps’ blue dot to life in this incredible new spot. Roaming through a 3D cube representation of New York on its way to Brooklyn Bowl, the little blue dot gets help from Google Maps through live traffic updates and detours. Creative execution and a beautifully shot commercial.
Oh my gosh this is quite possibly the best thing I have ever seen! Cookie Monster (and Sesame Street) spoof Carly Rae Jepsen’s hit song “Call Me Maybe” with “Share It Maybe” — an ode to sharing your cookies with your favorite blue puppet. I also like that this video simultaneously spoofs the version Carly, Jimmy Fallon, and the Roots did for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, playing only instruments found in an elementary school music room (watch that HERE). Great job by Cookie Monster the Sesame Street gang!
Alex Chadwick from the CHICAGO MUSIC EXCHANGE plays 100 Famous Guitar Riffs – in chronological order! Seamlessly transitioning from one to the next, Alex performed this 12-minute mash-up in one take. Amazing! You can also enter to win $17,000 worth of vintage gear, courtesy of the Chicago Music Exchange, by clicking HERE.
What’s that? You didn’t think about a Sailor Moon – Avengers mash-up? Me neither. But they’re still pretty awesome. Plus I love the illustration technique used. Created by ANN MARCELLINOLINO. Prints available HERE.