Marvel’s The Avengers Wallpapers

A couple of day’s ago I went to see the Avengers. And I honestly believe that you need to go see this movie. I love Tony Starks humor, which made me watch Iron man all over again. In case you missed the trailer, you can watch it below. I also included a featured, but for more content, which include Tony Stark burning Richard Castle form the tv series Castle and screaming fans amongst more clips of course, you can go to the Marvel Youtube account.

The Wallpapers

Over at Toys “R” Us, they released a series of wallpapers for the fans. All the posters are 1280×1024. Just click on them to go to the full size.

The Avengers Background 1

The Avengers Background 2

The Avengers Background 3

The Avengers Background 4

The Avengers Background 5

The Avengers Background 6

The Avengers Background 7

The Avengers Background 8

The Avengers Background 9

The Avengers Background 10

The Avengers Background 11

The Avengers Background 12

Which of the Marvel characters would you like to see teaming up?

I great thing about the Marvel movies, is that they show a little clip at the end of the movie, to show you what is about to happen next. I’m not going to spoiler anything, but I would love to know what you think is going to happen next, or even better, what Marvel characters you would like to see teaming up. Let me know in the comments below.

‘My design is’ by Sérgio Almeida

Sérgio Almeida is a designer from Aveiro, Portugal, who is focussing on animation, illustration and design. As a promotion to the d&da students awards 2012, he made the ‘My Design Is’-project. For this project he made illustration cards, which describe his designs. Along with the cards he made a video where you can see him making the illustration poster. The illustration is a self-portrait and every part of it portrays a visual description of what design is to him. In the end the illustration reads:

“Everything is about having good ideas.”


Sérgio on the web:

Jean Paul Gaultier for Diet Coke

A couple of weeks ago Jean Paul Gaultier announced that he is going to be the new creative director for Diet Coke and with this he released a new limited edition bottle work and campaign. The print ads, shot by Jean Paul Gaultier’s friend Stéphane Sednaoui, featured two models in a day & night theme holding a the limited edition bottles and a cardboard with JPG face. The bottles will be available in 9 countries in Europe and a third limited edition bottle will be released later this year.

With this bottles comes also the mini series “The Serial Designer”, starring Jean Paul Gaultier and several marionettes. The marionettes all have a problem related to fashion, when JPG comes to the rescue. He drinks Diet Coke and gets energized and overflowed with ideas for the perfect outfit.

Pebble: E-Paper Watch for iPhone and Android

Kickstarter is a beautiful place to find funds for your project, and a lot of amazing projects went to production because of Kickstarter. But never have I seen a project being funded this quickly. The Pebble, a digital watch that can connect to your iPhone or Android phone, needed to collect 100,000 dollar to go to production and collected the money in only two hours! The project still has 36 days to go before the investment period ends and the counter shows somewhere around $744,000 at the moment. And this number is going up rather quickly.

With the Pebble, you can go cycling, control your music, go running, and obviously do a lot more. With a SDK, developers can build their own app to support the Pebble. It has a build in accelerometer, a vibrating motor, an ARM microprocessor and a nice e-paper display. It connects trough bluetooth and has a battery life of 7 days.

If you would like to have a copy of the watch, as long as it is a Kickstarter project the watch will cost you $99. When the Pebble goes to production it will cost something like $150. It surely does have a lot of potential if you ask me, and I am seriously considering buying one. I think it is awesome that you can see who is calling you, just by looking at your watch. What would you like to do with a Pebble?

View this project on Kickstarter

Game Art for Towers by Lucas Galoto

Take a look at these amazing illustrated buildings by Lucas Galoto on Béhance for the Facebook game Towner developed by MetroGames. Towner is about creating your dream city. You have to build different types of buildings to attract people to live in your city.

All the different famous buildings that were illustrated for this game look really amazing. Some of the buildings made for this game are the Eiffel Tower, the Statue of Liberty, Mount Rushmore, Saint Basil’s Cathedral and many others. Obviously not all buildings are after famous buildings, but it is fun to recognise the famous ones and detect the style of the artist.

Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Saint Basil's Cathedral
Saint Basil’s Cathedral
La Sagrada Familia
La Sagrada Familia
Statue of Liberty
Statue of Liberty
Eiffel Tower
Eiffel Tower

Created a new blog

It took me some time, but it is finally here. When I started blogging a couple of years ago over at the CRD website, I mainly made inspiration galleries, like most blogs do nowadays. But I soon realized that that wasn’t enough. I wanted to meet new people and ask them about their experiences. So I’ve interviewed a couple of designers and developers and they told me their insights. Due to some site difficulties I stopped writing over at the CRD website, but I did wanted to keep on blogging, only this time on my personal website. So that is when I developed this site.

Currently I’m working on a book and a documentary for my graduation project. I’ve interviewed a couple of people from the Netherlands and from England and I have to say that it is tremendously interesting to hear different opinions on design. The book I’m writing is about the perfect portfolio for freelance graphic designers and will have chapters on design for screen and print, marketing, communication and social media, technology and applications and of course content. The documentary is an addition to the book and shows different people from different fields in the design business.

More news is that I’ve also been offered to write for Other Focus, which I gladly except. The articles there will show some overlap with this blog, but I will keep this place for my personal posts. There will always be topics that just don’t fit on Other Focus, so that is why I have this place.