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May 29

PROJECT 2501 : HOMAGE TO GHOST IN THE SHELL from Ash Thorp on Vimeo.

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A respectful homage to Shirow Masamune’s manga and Mamoru Oshii’s seminal film “Ghost in the Shell”, this is a modernized direction that still tries to stays true to the original creator’s vision. What started as a photo tribute directed by Ash Thorp and Tim Tadder (photography), soon became a worldwide collaboration of more than 20 artists from around the world, with each and everyone coming together to help breath life into the project, resulting in the artistic interpretation you see below.

For a film that was a comment on the uber-connected society of the future, Project 2501 ended up being itself an example of how this collaborative group of creatives are so connected ourselves. Many of us never met beyond the communications provided by the vast and infinite net, but still came together to make the ultimate tribute to “Ghost in the Shell”.
Everyone of us wanted the opportunity to pay homage to a ground-breaking film that gave us so much.

We sincerely hope you enjoy our effort to capture the energy and beauty of the original film’s title sequence.

THE TEAM:

Ash thorp - Director / Producer / CG Artist
Anthony Scott Burns - CG Artist
Chris Ford - CG Artist
Colin Thomas - CG Artist
Filipe Carvalho - Art Director / Designer
Franck Deron -  Editor
Furio Tedeschi - 3d lead / CG Artist
Gavriil Klimov - CG Artist
Hanno Hagedorn - CG Artist
Kevin Kwok - Web builder
Maciej Kuciara - CG Artist
Michal Misinski - CG Artist / Compositor
Milton Fernandes - CG Artist
Simon Jones - CG Artist - Simulation Artist
Vaughan Ling - CG Artist
Valentin Sorokin - CG Artist
Wedge & Lever - Poster Designer

POLAND CREW

Juice Studios
Adam Tunikowski - Additional Compositing Artist
Aleksandra Rafalksa - Animation
Jaroslaw Handrysik - Additional rendering artist
Kuba Pietrzak - Sound Design
Michal Misinski - Supervisior
Piotr Bialousz - Additional CG Artist
Tomasz Dyrdula - CG Artist

SAN DIEGO CREW

Tim Tadder - Photographer
Dahlia Snyder - Shoot Producer
Mark Peery - Tim Tadder Assistant
Taylor Abeel - Tim Tadder Assistant
Kevin Joelson - Behind the Scenes Photography
Rebecca Joelson - Behind the Scenes Photography
Natalie Bohlin - Hair and Makeup Artist
Christine “IDiivil” Adams - Talent

SINGAPORE CREW

Fizah Rahim - Photographer 
Rezaliando - Photographer 

SPECIAL THANKS

Our Family and Friends
Bahi JD - Advisor
Kaz Oomori - Cultural Design Consultant
Ryan Hawkins - Additional 3D modeling
Tomasz Dyrdula - CG Artist
Vitaly Bulgarov - 3D asset contributor

(Source: elguardianinvisible)

May 22

PUMA RE-CUT PROJECT: RECYCLES DENIM FOR NEW SHOE COLLECTION

PUMA has launched the Re-Cut Project, a new line of shoes with a recycled denim upper that positively impacts an orphanage in Vietnam. Through this initiative, PUMA is giving back to the community near Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam where both the PUMA office and Be Tho Orphanage are located. 100% of the profits from this 2014 footwear collection will be donated to the Orphanage. 

The Be Tho Orphage is an important part of the community around Ho Chi Minh City, caring for approximately 136 displaced children ranging from newborns to 16 year olds. The profits from the Re-Cut Project footwear will help to fund recreational activities, meals, and medical care for these children.  

The Re-Cut Project footwear is produced using leftover denim test panels. The panels are cut from finished jeans and used by the factory to test the fabric’s color and shrinkage. Instead of these scraps going to waste, PUMA used them to create the shoe upper.

PUMAVision Program Manager Justin DeKoszmovszky said: “PUMA is dedicated to creating products that work towards the closed loop model and have a lower impact on the environment. Initiatives such as the Re-Cut Project are a demonstration of how this can be achieved whilst benefiting a local community.” 

The Re-Cut Project shoes are a lightweight and low cut casual lifestyle shoe, with a denim upper. The new line is available to purchase now, online at puma.com and in puma stores nationwide. 

All Profits to Benefit Orphanage in Vietnam

Apr 27

Amazing Packaging design for Kotä Records. more of the work here: http://www.kotaerecords.com/releases/papa-srapa-vtol-joyful-breeze-ramzan/

PUMA “Translucent” Pack
Expect Brazil, beach and world cup theme this summer 2014 from all your favorite sneaker brands and one perfect examples are the Brazil inspired “translucent” pack, this combines beach-ready hues with futuristic, clear materials. The release takes two of the brand’s classic silhouettes and integrates performance-inspired materials with eye-catching colors. The Future XT features transparent mesh windows on the sides and a transparent heel, while the new Future Disc Lite is refreshed with a translucent cage and unique all-over design. The PUMA “Translucent” pack is now available at your good Puma stockist worldwide.
Apr 27

PUMA “Translucent” Pack

Expect Brazil, beach and world cup theme this summer 2014 from all your favorite sneaker brands and one perfect examples are the Brazil inspired “translucent” pack, this combines beach-ready hues with futuristic, clear materials. The release takes two of the brand’s classic silhouettes and integrates performance-inspired materials with eye-catching colors. The Future XT features transparent mesh windows on the sides and a transparent heel, while the new Future Disc Lite is refreshed with a translucent cage and unique all-over design. The PUMA “Translucent” pack is now available at your good Puma stockist worldwide.

IL BISONTE 3 PIECE KEY RING IN NAVY
An elegant and simple keyring handcrafted by the master leather artisans of Il Bisonte. Made in Italy -Thick brass ring. -3 screw clasps attached with premium cowhide straps. -Stamped with Il Bisonte maker’s mark. -Ring diameter 1 3/4”. -Screw clasp 2” long. available now at http://unionmadegoods.com/product/il-bisonte-3-piece-key-ring-in-navy/
Apr 11

IL BISONTE 3 PIECE KEY RING IN NAVY

An elegant and simple keyring handcrafted by the master leather artisans of Il Bisonte. Made in Italy -Thick brass ring. -3 screw clasps attached with premium cowhide straps. -Stamped with Il Bisonte maker’s mark. -Ring diameter 1 3/4”. -Screw clasp 2” long. available now at http://unionmadegoods.com/product/il-bisonte-3-piece-key-ring-in-navy/

Del Toro x Erik Bjerkesjö Cross Trainer
Miami footwear label Del Toro has teamed up with Stockholm fashion house Erik Bjerkesjo to create its unique Cross Trainer silhouette. Merging Bjerkesjo’s fashion-forward aesthetics with Del Toro’s know-how in creating luxurious footwear, the Cross Trainer mixes the look of a deconstructed trainer with that of a Huarache sandal and features a premium suede base with leather strap and accents. Sitting atop a vulcanized rubber sole for comfort and durability, the Cross Trainer will be available this summer in red or blue from Del Toro for $400 USD.
Apr 11

Del Toro x Erik Bjerkesjö Cross Trainer

Miami footwear label Del Toro has teamed up with Stockholm fashion house Erik Bjerkesjo to create its unique Cross Trainer silhouette. Merging Bjerkesjo’s fashion-forward aesthetics with Del Toro’s know-how in creating luxurious footwear, the Cross Trainer mixes the look of a deconstructed trainer with that of a Huarache sandal and features a premium suede base with leather strap and accents. Sitting atop a vulcanized rubber sole for comfort and durability, the Cross Trainer will be available this summer in red or blue from Del Toro for $400 USD.

(Source: hypebeast.com)

Apr 11

Nike KOBE 9 Elite Low HTM a closer look via Hiroshi’s Blog

Earlier this week Nike revealed what looks to be the most exciting colorway/rendition of the famed KOBE 9 Elite. The HTM is the latest design collaboration with President and CEO Mark Parker and Fragment Design Founder Hiroshi Fujiwara and Nike’s Innovation Leader Tinker Hatfield and if you’ve been collecting sneakers for quite a while now you know this are going to be limited and almost out of reach for us regular folks, so we can just enjoy how it looks from infront of our screen. The low cut sneaker mixes three of the brand’s technologies: Lunarlon, Flywire and Flyknit to create a near weightless low-top. It comes in four colors and was released exclusively at Nike Stadium Milano and Excelsior in Milano. the only thing that makes me hate about this release is, i wont be able to afford and get one. sigh more color ways from 

http://nikeinc.com/news/the-first-of-its-kind-kobe-9-elite-low-htm#/inline/28692

Apr 11

interesting video on how neon signs are made

MCQ ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Textstripe Print Nylon New Sneaker 
For a $400+ shoe, the “Textstripe Print Nylon Sneaker” by Alexander McQueen does not disappoint the ‘bootie’ style silhouette is worth every penny, it’s loud but it whispers cool in every angle. It features Italian made printed nylon upper, fold over Velcro fastening, almond toe, white rubber sole and signature logo on heel Signature box included. available now at http://www.forzieri.com
Mar 26

MCQ ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Textstripe Print Nylon New Sneaker 

For a $400+ shoe, the “Textstripe Print Nylon Sneaker” by Alexander McQueen does not disappoint the ‘bootie’ style silhouette is worth every penny, it’s loud but it whispers cool in every angle. It features Italian made printed nylon upper, fold over Velcro fastening, almond toe, white rubber sole and signature logo on heel Signature box included. available now at http://www.forzieri.com

Akihito Takuma, Lines of Flight, op.422, oil on canvas, 2013
Mar 25

Akihito Takuma, Lines of Flight, op.422, oil on canvas, 2013

(Source: akihitotakuma, via nuuro)

Adidas Originals ZX 630 Blue/Red Zest
Adidas have been making waves lately by dropping great releases every week and there not about to stop. Among classic and well loved models there’s only a handful of adidas silhouettes that i really like and one of them is the ZX 630, though i only own 1 pair of this model this however will have a place in my heart, done with a base of deep blue suede and grey mesh, the shoe is accented with black and hits of red zest throughout the upper with matching laces, the shoe also feature adidas’s proprietary Kevlar TORSION bar, external heel clip, and a graduated midsole.
Mar 23

Adidas Originals ZX 630 Blue/Red Zest

Adidas have been making waves lately by dropping great releases every week and there not about to stop. Among classic and well loved models there’s only a handful of adidas silhouettes that i really like and one of them is the ZX 630, though i only own 1 pair of this model this however will have a place in my heart, done with a base of deep blue suede and grey mesh, the shoe is accented with black and hits of red zest throughout the upper with matching laces, the shoe also feature adidas’s proprietary Kevlar TORSION bar, external heel clip, and a graduated midsole.

Nike x Undefeated x Nathan Cabrerra for airmax day 
A series of digital illustrated Posters are made by graphic artist Nathan Cabrera, in collaboration with Undefeated and NIke to celebrate the Air max day in March 26 2014, 50 singed pieces by the artist will be given away to the lucky few and together with 5 airmax signed by none other than Thinker Hatfield will be given away as part of the celebration.
more illustrations and information from the event here http://undefeated.com/airmax
Mar 23

Nike x Undefeated x Nathan Cabrerra for airmax day 

A series of digital illustrated Posters are made by graphic artist Nathan Cabrera, in collaboration with Undefeated and NIke to celebrate the Air max day in March 26 2014, 50 singed pieces by the artist will be given away to the lucky few and together with 5 airmax signed by none other than Thinker Hatfield will be given away as part of the celebration.

more illustrations and information from the event here http://undefeated.com/airmax

Honda NM4 Series Motorcycles
Honda introduced a new line of production intent motorcycle at the 30th Osaka Motorcycle Show in Japan. This slick geometrical inspired machines will soon bee rolling out of the factory in the near future The NM04 series, comprised of the NM4-01 and NM4-02 (a utility-focused sibling), takes aesthetic inspiration from the canon of Japanese manga and illustration – “mechs,” to be specific. Each version will sport the 745cc twin-cylinder as seen on Honda’s NC series, paired with a Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) to facilitate gear switches in unexpected situations. While still in the concept phase, look for more news on this futuristic design as the year progresses.
Mar 23

Honda NM4 Series Motorcycles

Honda introduced a new line of production intent motorcycle at the 30th Osaka Motorcycle Show in Japan. This slick geometrical inspired machines will soon bee rolling out of the factory in the near future The NM04 series, comprised of the NM4-01 and NM4-02 (a utility-focused sibling), takes aesthetic inspiration from the canon of Japanese manga and illustration – “mechs,” to be specific. Each version will sport the 745cc twin-cylinder as seen on Honda’s NC series, paired with a Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) to facilitate gear switches in unexpected situations. While still in the concept phase, look for more news on this futuristic design as the year progresses.

Converse - Premium CT 1970’s All Star
The classic 1970’s style Chuck Taylor has returned, but with a few improvements. The classic silhouette is slightly re-crafted featuring a higher foxing along the sole, added cushioning and a slightly more substantial toe box. Additional vintage details include stitching on the sidewall, vintage branding on the heel, and a super heavy - grade canvas upper.
Mar 12

Converse - Premium CT 1970’s All Star

The classic 1970’s style Chuck Taylor has returned, but with a few improvements. The classic silhouette is slightly re-crafted featuring a higher foxing along the sole, added cushioning and a slightly more substantial toe box. Additional vintage details include stitching on the sidewall, vintage branding on the heel, and a super heavy - grade canvas upper.

Nike Sock Dart
With rumors and speculations of its comeback, after Hiroshi Fujiwara wore the shoes on the latest NEIGHBORHOOD Spring/Summer 2014 Editorial  a sneaker collector like me can only hope.
Originally release back in 2004 through limited Japan only stores, the “Sock Dart” silhouette is a proof the nike’s concepts and designs, were way ahead of everyone else during that time, such models like this, help brand basically defined the directions of the footwear trend for years to come and they’ve done it almost decade ago. Like every Japan releases, collectors and Nike connoisseurs prays for its comeback and this time with a global release. 
Mar 11

Nike Sock Dart

With rumors and speculations of its comeback, after Hiroshi Fujiwara wore the shoes on the latest NEIGHBORHOOD Spring/Summer 2014 Editorial  a sneaker collector like me can only hope.

Originally release back in 2004 through limited Japan only stores, the “Sock Dart” silhouette is a proof the nike’s concepts and designs, were way ahead of everyone else during that time, such models like this, help brand basically defined the directions of the footwear trend for years to come and they’ve done it almost decade ago. Like every Japan releases, collectors and Nike connoisseurs prays for its comeback and this time with a global release.