Tag Archives | Designers

…Denim factories are interesting places?

Denim Factory

David Friedman recently had a chance to tour through a denim factory in Kentucky that specializes in high-end jean distressing for top labels and designers, and if you’ve ever wondered what goes into making the perfect fade or loosening just the right amount of fabric to make those hundred dollar and up jeans you always see at the stores, then it’s definitely worth a look.

[David Friedman – Photo Essay: The Denim Factory]

[Via: Kottke]

…It’s Things Thursday: 1333 Minna?

1333 Minna

If you’re looking for a unique fitted hat that combines contemporary urban style and aesthetic with old world craftsmanship and precision, then look no further than 1333 Minna.

1333 Minna is part of the Goorin Brothers hatmakers group, and “is an evolving alliance of artists and designers based in the heart of San Francisco. Each seasonal collection is crafted form fine fabrics adorned with custom patterns and inspired illustrations”.

This spring, the collection is designed by Reyes, Steel, Retna, and The Mac, all members of the world famous seventh letter crew. Each item is designed to challenge the limits of traditional design, while telling the stories of the artists through color, texture, and patterns.

There’s no denying that hats like these take a bold style to pull off right, but if that’s your thing, then 1333 Minna is for you.

[1333 Minna]

[Goorin Brothers]

…Motive will teach you how to shoot?

Motive Photography

Getting good car shots is a mix of art and science that few can master. Designers spend countless hours shaping each curve and crease so that it pleases the eye (and the wind tunnel), but without simple techniques and basic knowledge, you’ll never be able to transfer that beauty onto film.

Motive Magazine has been on top lately with their photography style, capturing the fluid lines and sultry speed of the automotive world in a way that is nearly unrivaled. Thankfully, for the automotive artists among us, they have put together a post that shares some of their tips and tricks that they picked up along the way.

From knowing your equipment and picking the proper camera setting to waiting for the right time of day and the rule of thirds, it might not make you a professional overnight, but it’ll definitely help you get closer to the shots you’re envisioning when you press the shutter.

[Motive – Just Shoot Me – Motive’s Car Photography Tips]

…Adobe has unleased its Creative Licnese?

Adobe Creative License

When it’s Adobe’s time to show off, you know it’s your time to pay attention.

Creative License is their demonstration to designers of just what’s possible with the Adobe Creative Suite, and their demonstration to regular Joes that they will never have even a tenth of the skill that these guys have.

Prepare to be impressed:

[Adobe – Creative License]