Friday, July 23, 2010

Top 10 July 23

Hello and welcome back, to another volume of Top 10 - List by Jon.
This will be the last list before I'm off on vacation, but not to worry sooner then you think thanks to the amount of American vacation days, I'll be back feeding you the Crème de la Crème (Fri Aug 13)

Until then knock your self out with this challenge:

Powerful technologies and tools for creativity and filmmaking used to be exclusively in the hands of professionals. The cost of entry was high and the learning curve steep. With the recent launch of Apple's 4th generation iPhone, consumers can now carry in their pockets a device fully capable of capturing, editing and publishing HD videos. This is an exciting prospect–no more grainy, pixelated, thumbnail-sized videos of our funniest or most beloved moments or the latest breaking news story.

Only a few short days after iPhone 4 hit the marketplace, an exceptionally impressive example of the film-making potential of the device surfaced. This film, "Apple of My Eye" directed by Michael Koerbel, was shot and edited entirely on an iPhone 4 in under 48 hours.

The gap between professional and consumer production quality is narrowing and we're excited to see what people will create with these new tools. The iOScars is a platform to celebrate this. Do you have a story to tell? Let's see what you can do.

Enter your iOS 4 iPhone film HERE

Take care and see you 3 weeks.


1. Anders Krisar

Anders Krisar was born in 1973 in Stockholm, Sweden, where he lives and works.
See more work by Anders Krisar HERE

2. Corriette Schoenaerts

Corriette Schoenaerts is a Dutch photographer mostly known for her editorial work. She takes on commissions from various magazines, mostly working on fashion shoots as well as other promotional photographs that are both refreshingly colourful and visually challenging.

See more of her work HERE

3. Micah Lidberg

Hi there, I am Micah Lidberg. I grew up in the Middle West of America and since the mid 80's I really enjoyed it. I've since parted ways with the middle of the country - I’ve switched to the eastern beach. If for some reason I am not at the beach, you can probably find me in one of three cities - Kansas City, Minneapolis, or New York as these are my homes away from home.

As for my work - I'm shaken up by nature - every bit of it. It's certainly a very deep and very wide thing. With nature, there's plenty of room to explore and plenty to share. It’s an entertaining venture.

My interests include but are not limited to - drawing, friends, people, America, places outside of America, strangeness, and occasionally tea.

Represented by Hugo & Marie
For Commissions contact Jennifer(at)

See more work HERE

4. David Brownings

Hello, my name is David Brownings.

I am an illustrator based in Bristol and am currently in my 2nd year at UWE doing illustration.

Here is a list of things that i like:

Pop up books
paper mechanics
different types of pens
different types of paper
melted chocolate
things that people have made with their hands
screen printers
hand drawn type
steak (rare)
tea (milk, 3 sugars)

See more work by David Brownings HERE

5. Jasper James

Jasper James on Jasper James:
Over the past decade I’ve lived and worked in New York, London and Beijing, covering assignments around the globe for some of the worlds leading magazines, design and advertising clients.

Client list:
Ferrari, British Airways, Wrigley's, Volvo, Bosch, China Mobile, Marks and Spencer, Bank of China, QQ.Com, Ritz Carlton, Mandarin Oriental, Dockers, Wallpaper, Traveler, Travel and Leisure, Departures, Mens Journal, Telegraph Magazine, Dwell, Vanity Fair, Monocle.

See more work by Jasper James HERE

6. Pilot Handwriting

Write by hand on your computer!
Go to, turn your handwriting into a digital font and send handwritten e-mails to your friends.

7. Fabio Viale

Fabio Viale is a young Italian Sculptor who is based in Turin, Italy. From one aspect he is the traditional sculptor who uses marble to create his sculptures, on the other hand though, these sculptures are no ordinary sculptures. Who ever thought that marble would offer such opportunities in creating these distinct contemporary pieces that speak the language of today with the know-how of yesterday?

For those who are acquainted with the procedure of working with marble, they surely know that this material is not easy to handle as it requires both mental and physical efforts by the artist from the minute that the idea is conceived to its realization. Despite its difficulty in handling there is a translucency in the material that gives any marble sculpture a visual depth beyond its surface and this evokes a certain realism in the works created. This is the case with Fabio Viale as his works do not seem to be created from bulky marble but rather seem like they have been created by lightweight styrofoam.

The spectator creates a wrong message regarding the material which he sees. In a way, Viale “teases” the spectator by deceiving him into believing that what he sees isn’t there! It is a true irony to believe that the everyday object such as the paper airplanes, the tires, or the boat is not actually there and it is a demonstrative repeal of the expected. Such examples of deceivement are found in almost all of Viale’s works ranging from 2008 to his early works in 1998 (images follow).

However, we have to admit that his latest works Souvenir David, Il vostro sarà il nostro, and Kouros have wowed us with Nico’s secret tattoo pigments!

See more of Fabio HERE

8. Teagan White

Teagan White is a freelance designer and illustrator from Chicago, currently a student at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Her experience working with a diverse range of clients, from those in the music, fashion, and editorial industries to small business owners and individuals, has allowed her to reject much of the sterility of contemporary design in favor of an aesthetically-focused approach that bridges the perceived gap between graphic design and illustration. Intricate linework, naturalistic rendering, and subdued color are integral to her visual identity, while a fascination with natural history, antiquities, and mortality drives the content of her work.

See more of here work HERE

9. Thomas Prior

Thomas Prior is a Brooklyn-based photographer. He was born in Los Angeles in 1979 and raised in London and New Jersey. In 2002, he earned his BFA in photography from the School of Visual Arts in New York City.

In 2010, he was selected as one of PDN’s "30 Emerging Photographers to Watch," and in 2009, was awarded an honorable mention in the Hey, Hot Shot! Second Edition competition.

Thomas is working on several documentary projects that look at beautiful and dangerous recreation spots around the world.

See more work work by Thomas HERE