Insane crowd-sourced project that reimagines Katsuhiro Otomo’s Akira with a full cast of Simpsons characters. The project was initiated by James Harvey and has seen some insane storyboarding and cartooning coming out of the Tumblr community. Can’t wait for the full volume, soon to be available by torrent. Pages are submitted by number based on the original manga and put through the committee for finalists.
Akira is the jam.
Good job Jebbia.
I feel like a fool for buying into this brand for all these years (read: two). At the end of the day, the rebellious, skater-wannabe side of me felt the rewarding sense of cool and crispiness to be able to push a cap down over my face and have the front read “Supreme”. I feel like a fool for believing a streetwear hype generation engine could be anything remotely value, rebellion or “street”-driven, as if the entire foundation of the brand wasn’t built on appropriation. </3
Has it been ten years of ramen fueled ninja adventures from the lovable Naruto and pals? I know I’m still wishing for shadow clones to fetch me food and rob banks. In commemoration of a decade of east/west migration, a slew of manga illustrators reinterpreted and reinvented Naruto with original art. This one is from Innocent and Strawberry 100%‘s Mizuki Kawashita.
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There is something awesome and daunting about space. We live in it but we also design for it. In advertising and art we design around endpoints, while fashion is designing for that space in between. This is the area where aura and aesthetic really begin to establish and should be the area of concentration. This is why experience is the core of growth and business.
“…It’s when you go to shut a window or door and leave a space. We need this space, so I design space. Space has always been very important in Japanese traditional art of every genre – like painting, sculpting, or theatrical expression. The space of expression is even more important than the visual or written…”
Actually, let Yohji tell it.
“…Clothes are supposed to be about experience—the damage, the patina, accepting it and enjoying it, making it part of life. We all get impatient when things are too prim…” – The prince of darkness
WSJ interviews Rick Owens at his home.
Background Back when we owned pieces of business around AARP global onboarding, this cycle helped us envision how prospects became members and ultimately referral engines through word of mouth.
The Doc Diagramming is really the easiest way to understand the evolution of a target. In this case we can think of the awareness to retention funnel but for services and true franchise brands like AARP, the lifetime value of a single member is directly related to understanding how they begin to perceive value through consistency of communication and relevancy.
Making the decision might look like the acquisition barrier step and the key crux of the conversation but I would argue that ensuring RM cadence is “seamlessly” integrating into daily life is the real volume driver, simply from the word of mouth qualification. AARP has massive list buys of all people over 50, which means acquisition is never but a few clicks or ads away. Retention and a better understanding of the franchise benefit (everything from life insurance to click to chat) is most important here. Hence, why RM can change people. Volume flow, growth and granular control.
† Happy birthday to this fool †
Background We are building a ground up strategic document to detail how patients from key COPD demographics are making the switch decision from pre-diagnosis to last line treatment experience. COPD is a debilitating upper respiratory disease that often afflicts older patients that deal with a plethora of psychological and co-morbid conditions that can patients off treatment, not-compliant and truly treating-adverse.
The Doc The customer experience journey is a critical starting point that allows the entire tactical continuum to fall within a conversation around actions, barriers and ultimately, volume drivers and trickle down. At this stage, we have a very top level, stage-based breakdown of how COPD patients trickle through various stages in the disease cycle based on treatment. Although rudimentary, it is a critical piece of thinking from customer experience, and tactical planning process.
Let me be clear, this is no big ah-ha for many UX and strategy pros out there. But too many times I’ve worked on accounts without a proper idea of documentation and with clients arguing against channel mixes, tactical objectives, CTAs… This is a critical step to a methodical approach to understanding how customers interact with their product experience (the best mapping is irrefutable).
Business of Fashion with the full scoop and creative differences that led to Nicolas Ghesquiere’s leave from Ballin’ciega. I was talking to Candy about this and she said this year’s Wang Balenciaga sort of played it safe. I feel like the first year for a major designer under a house brand is really about wild deviation or reinforcement.
At what point into the job at Balenciaga did you realise you needed to wise up to the business side of the brand?
NG: Straight away. It’s part of being a creative because the vision you have ends up in the stores. It actually makes me smile today when I think about it because it was me who had to invent the concept of being commercial at Balenciaga. Right from the start I wanted it to be commercial, but the first group who owned the house didn’t have the first notion of commerce; there was no production team. There was nothing.
Awesome film series shot by a personal favorite photog of mine, Joshua Gordon of FucknFilthy. Featuring pieces from Our Legacy, Wood Wood and Soulland. Gritty androgyny. Hits all my check boxes.
Love the styling and fuck off attitude of these shots. The girl also kind of reminds me of Jayne.
Beautiful concept and direction using Boston Marathon running shoes as a symbol of love and remembrance. Great use of space, framing and overall feel, arranged by Brian Struble, shot by Mitch Feinberg of Boston Magazine.
I found this old Mickey style sheet done by one of the OG Disney animators, Walt Kimball, while today digging through some hard drives. Love the variations in style and tongue in cheek-ness.