American Football As Seen By Photographer Elvis di Fazio

A little Terry Richardson, a little Marc Van Dalen and a little vintage Helmut Newton, Elvis di Fazio’s photography style is sexy and raw. Combining a little smut with a lot of beauty, he describes his own work as Kitsch Erotic. Read more

Soft Guerilla by Kyle Bean

soft guerilla by Kyle Bean

Soft Guerilla by Kyle Bean is a series of weapons made from harmless materials. The artist creates playful, imaginative work for a variety of clients that appear in editorial and commercial projects as well as installations for luxury fashion brands and events. These particular items and images were created for a feature article that centered around the topic of ‘Guerilla Gardening’ and ‘Yarn Bombing’. Read more

Athletes Recreate Iconic Album Covers For ESPN. All The Images, Side by Side Comparisons and Behind The Scenes Shots.

ESPN MUSIC ALBUM COVERS IIHIH HERO

ESPN Magazine’s Music Issue has a fabulous photo editorial that I simply had to share with you (along with some ‘behind the scenes’ shots). Photographed by Mattias Clamer, 14 athletes, all with a good sense of humor, let themselves be transformed to emulate musicians and recreate iconic album covers from the past few decades. Read more

Incredible Sound Mix and Editing Give New Life To Pixar’s Monsters, Inc. in Boo Bass

This three and a half minute visual and audio re-invention really impressed me. Boo Bass, an awesome remix by Nick Bertke, is a catchy composition using sounds from Disney Pixar’s ‘Monsters, Inc.’ with fantastically edited footage from the 2001 movie by David Kabisch. Read more

The Swatch Fashion Challenge. "True Colors" As Seen By Editors and Bloggers


above image is a crop of part of VISION Magazine’s entry


above image is a crop of part of All Magazine’s entry

The Swatch New Gents Collection True Colors Competition

Swatch challenged fashion editors, bloggers and trend setters to style the Swatch New Gent Collection, shown above, and discover their “True Colours.” Editorial magazine layouts and video presentations were submitted by well known magazines like Wallpaper, Interview, and i-D, fashion and style related sites like Style.com and bloggers like BryanBoy and Diane Pernet.

Swatch is now asking readers to vote on the submissions. By voting, you are entered into a drawing in which you could win one of the colorful New Gent watches.


Below are the competing magazines and a sample spread from each of them, in no particular order:  

Kinki:
   

Hooligan:
   

Cleo:
   

Neo2:
   

Open:
   

All Magazine:
   

Interview:
   

Wallpaper:
   

Elle Greece:
   

Faces:
   

Gustav:
   

Milk:
   

Vice:
   

1626:
   

Pulp:
   

Yoho!:
   

Tom:
   

VISION:
   

L’Officiel:
   

WAD:
   

i-D Magazine:
   

style.com:
   

Sleek:
 

The accompanying videos seem to be a combination of “making of videos” of the editorial spreads and on camera explanations and pitches from those who received the Open Brief from Swatch. Some seem to be music videos or motion graphics. It seemed unclear as to whether or not the submissions upon which you are asked to vote will actually appear as editorial spreads in the magazine or not, but a reader tells me they are. To see the accompanying videos (and to vote), go to the Swatch YouTube channel, The Swatch Facebook group site or The Official Swatch site.

 

At the time of this post, the submissions from ALL Magazine, Kinki and Neo2 have garnered the majority of the votes.

Designers Get Disney-ized. Cartoon Couture Fashion From Elle Espana.

In the August 2007 issue of Harper’s Bazaar, the Simpsons posed in couture and just this past week we saw SHREK posing in a fashion editorial for Vman magazine. Read more