02.01.17

Coen Brothers for Mercedes

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TV commercials, especially those for the Super Bowl, usually suck. But thanks to the legendary writing/directing team of the Coen Brothers, this one sucks a little less than the others. Check out this spot for Mercedes which is as much playful nod to "Easy Rider" as it is to "Raising Arizona" (think 'Lone Biker of the Apocalypse').

Video courtesy of Mercedes-Benz USA©2017

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01.25.17

Abstract: The Art of Design

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We have high hopes for this new docuseries from Netflix. "Abstract: The Art of Design" is set to begin airing on February 10 and will feature eight creatives who apply their skills and vision with passion. Watch the trailer above.

Video courtesy of Netflix©2017

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01.18.17

P1 Brand for Benny Gold

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Long time friend, fellow skateboarder and SCAD alum, Benny Gold, recently invited me to do a Guest Artist Series graphic. We've turned the design into a few graphic tees and a cruiser deck (crafted by the legendary Paul Schmitt/PS Stix Factory) and it's available now at BennyGold.com! You can also see the product in person at their new store in San Francisco at 968 Valencia Street.

Thanks Benny!

Shop here-https://bennygold.com/j-filipow-artist-black-tee/

Photo courtesy of BennyGold©2017

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01.12.17

The Gap by Ira Glass

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This one goes back a few years, but it's worth revisiting.

Writer, storyteller and broadcaster, Ira Glass, has his words of wisdom come to life in this short titled The Gap. David Sax is the creative mind behind the animated sequences of clever and thoughtful type settings. Sax states-

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01.05.17

Freitag - Out of the Bag

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We've been fans (and customers) of the Freitag bags for many, many years. It's a great idea translated into a great product with mindful design at it's core.
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07.30.16

Grace Jones 1985 Car Commercial

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Watch this amazing Citroen car commercial from 1985 featuring the iconic Grace Jones. Pretty spectacular considering that CGI was still a thing of the future...directed by Jean-Paul Goude.

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05.19.16

Iconography of the American Highway - Route 66

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The History Channel examines the Iconography of the American Highway with this documentary on Route 66.

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05.19.16

Route 66 - The Rolling Stones 1976

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The Rolling Stones do "Route 66" in 1976.

 

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05.12.16

Roger Steffens for HUF/The Family Acid Collaboration

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Dig this new project from the Los Angeles-based HUF label. The Family Acid Collaboration exposes the work of photographer Roger Steffens to a whole new audience, and hopefully, to his new book, The Family Acid, as well. Great images including a snapshot of the legendary Peter Tosh, a yellow Caddy, American soldies in Vietnam and gas station signage are available on tees here

It's always rad to see brands like HUF take a chance on more obscure collaboration like the one above.

 

 

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05.12.16

Meet the Godfather of the Lowrider Bicycle

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Gotta dig these kind of stories; one guy that tirelessy chases a passion that inadvertently ignites a whole subculture...meet Joe Manny Silva of Manny's Bike Shop in the above short.

 

 

Video courtesy of GreatBigStory©2015

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