Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Bertelli Biciclette Assemblate

I'm drooling over these bikes...

“Start With A Photo”

I'm a big fan of the 5 second projects over at Greyscale Gorilla, and this weeks (deadline Nov 22) especially caught my eye.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Great album...

Life in the Alphabet

Amazing A5 penciled typography from Saint Petersburg based Eibatova Karina.

Quick update...

So it's been about a month since I posted anything new, reason being I quit my job at BBDO, left Atlanta, moved to New York, started freelancing as a motion designer, and got a sweet bike from Mission Bicycle. Things have been quite crazy the past couple of weeks, but they're starting to settle into place so I'll be posting more often.

Tuesday, October 06, 2009


Lately I've been twittering more than blogging, so follow me @jasondrakeford to get your dose of inspiration... Thanks peeps, see you on the other side!

Monday, September 07, 2009

New Tattoo??

Deciding on a tattoo (my first) this weekend, the work of Deth P. Sun is amazing, trying to decide on which piece to customize, found more of his limited work on Giant Robot too...

Thursday, September 03, 2009


Today I start pre-production on a music video for the band Sealions. We'll be posting the progress online on Tumblr, not much up today but there will be progress in the coming weeks, storyboards and more.

Roland Tiangco

Love this interactive print piece from Roland Tiangco.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Two Weeks - Grizzly Bear

This fan vid from Gabe Askew is pretty dope, the 3d work is very very nice.

Monday, August 10, 2009

new reel is up!

Updated my reel this weekend, added 3 new projects (REI, Save the Children Foundation, and Taxi Etc short film) plus a new track from Spoon. You can watch it in HD too :)

Friday, August 07, 2009


Shorts by Lernert Engelberts & Sander Plug.

Summer of Love

Saiman Chow has some great illustration pieces that make you look twice.


Photographer Pieter Hugo visited Nollywood (third largest film industry in the world in Nigeria) and made these amazing surreal photos.

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Keith Schofield

I look up to this guy as one of the best music video directors ever. He's currently directing Charlotte Gainsbourg + Beck, and all of his videos are amazing. Check out his crazy site to watch them and get inspired! I especially enjoyed "CSS, Move" and "Supergrass, Bad Blood".

via this month's Anthem interview: "...execution can account for more than half the battle in crafting a good video and Schofield’s gifted knack for comedy is key to his mounting success... there’s something youthful, fresh, and darn satisfying about his take on modern creativity what with the rise of YouTube and the tandem decline of our collective attention spans. His oddball ideas are strangely global in reach."

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Anoush Abrar & Aimée Hoving

Very nice photography, especially love the Falcon series, and how the wardrobe blends with the environment.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Built by us & you

I'm in love with Republic Bikes custom bike generator. Building mine now!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


WOW. I'm saving up for one of these puppies for the next short film. The depth of field is staggering, you can basically attach any film lens to your camera. I've been shooting on an HF10, so the Letus35 Mini is perfect.

Here's an example video shot with one:


Nick Campbell from Digital Kitchen gives a presentation on how to be creative and get paid. The presentation is geared towards students trying to get into the industry, but is pretty much relevant all creatives.

International Sweetheart

Universal Everything’s new MTV international channel spots are very nice, even though I hate MTV and the ever dumbing down of it's broadcasting (excluding the exceptional

If you like this spot, check out Greyscalegorilla's particle system tutorial, very helpful if you're thinking of doing anything like this.

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Grip Wrench - The Man

One of my all-time favorite illustrators Rex Crowle is releasing his new animated series "Grip Wrench - The Man" soon, check it out!


Great little animation from James Jarvis, directed by Richard Kenworthy, and music courtesy of Caribou.


Terri Timely is an amazing short film and music video director. The latest film "Synesthesia" is simply amazing.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Our 48 Hour Film Entry!

This film was made for the 48-Hour Film Fest, 2009 this past weekend. Everything was created in 48 hours including it being written, shot, directed, acted, music, editing, post effects, sound, etc. I kept the crew super small at only 5 people. Click here to watch it in HD!

The requirements were:
Genre: Drama
Line: "I think I can do it"
Character: "Allen Knight" Transit Employee
Prop: Art Supplies

Thursday, June 04, 2009

The Parachute Ending

Mind-blowing new video from BIRDY NAM NAM, co-directed by Will Sweeney and Steve Scott.

Alex McLeod

Toronto based Alex McLeods artwork has a feeling of impossible set pieces, a stunning and unique art form (entirely in Cinema 4D), his work is seriously a digital artist from .


Wednesday, June 03, 2009


So I took the month of May off from writing, sorry for the lack of updates I've been designing non-stop for an upcoming self-published magazine based off Hushpuppy Gallery. Check out the flickr set so far, enjoy :)

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


Just got back from F5 Fest, extremely inspiring and I'll be posting my notes this week, stay tuned!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Friday, April 10, 2009

New identity spots

Here's the sneak preview of the new channel identity for QOOB in 2009, created by Studio Ade. Their work is super fresh, add them as a friend if you're a member of Qoob!

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

F5 Fest!!

I am jumping out of my seat right now in excitement...less than two weeks away is F5 Fest (which I'll be attending!), above is a quick trailer, check out the site for info on speakers, etc... This is THE event of the year to get inspired with short film/motion/music video work.

Monday, April 06, 2009

The Newer Wave

My favorite project creatively is to make photo collages, so when I saw the work of Oliver Wasow I was instantly given a dose of inspiration. I really like the fact that most of his work looks like it should be in an old museum in the 80's!

Struggle Against Reality and Unreality

Fumi Mini Nakamura originally hails from a small town called Shimizu, Shizuoka Japan, but now resides in NYC and creates amazing illustration pieces. I especially loved her "Buy Art Not Shoes" Exhibition Custom Vans, killer work!

Friday, April 03, 2009


Zena Holloway is a SCUBA instructor and has a passion for shooting amazing underwater photography and film. The photo above was for a campaign for Greenpeace.

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Tropical Toxic

I always greet a new blog post from Tomer Hanuka and Asaf Hanuka with great excitement, especially the one's that show going from concept, sketch, illustration, to final product. Their latest post got my attention this morning about creating a cover in a series of novels by Mehmet Murat Somer, staring a Turkish Audrey Hepburn deadringer transvestite detective.

Side note: They were also involved in the production of Waltz with Bashir, which I haven't seen yet, but can't wait to check it out. The trailer looks amazing.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Our stories live on...

The vaults have been opened over at the Canadian National Film Board, where 700+ full-length films, trailers and clips, are available to view... simply a goldmine of inspiration.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Joug Exhibit

Gavin Potenza has some seriously inspiring work on his site. I'm really diggin the Ampersands book.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Tattoo Fever!

I've been really into the idea of getting a tattoo lately (mostly because of my prodding girlfriend) but on the other hand, really baffled as to what to get, that is until I re-discovered Megan Whitmarsh this morning!

Friday, March 20, 2009


Luke Byrne has some great photography, and his design work is top notch.


FILE magazine focuses on graphic design, art and visual communication. A magazine to watch & read. With its accompanying DVD, featuring over two hours of short films, music videos and interviews, and a commissioned limited print for each issue - FILE is a survey of the current visual culture.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Moody Motorcycle

Great music video from one of my favorite bands of last year "Human Highway".

Friday, March 13, 2009

Puma Lift

Amazing new work for Puma called “Lift” from production company MJZ, directed by Rupert Sanders and Droga5.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Le Tigre

Living in Paris as a freelance illustrator, Emmanuel Polanco is an amazing collage artist.

Unarmed and Unagitated

Love the small pencil and watercolor drawing style of Sidney Pink. American born, has lived and worked in Japan for four years where he found inspiration for his art.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Sunday, February 15, 2009

A New Breed of Documentary

Photographer and photo editor Geoffrey Hiller has created Verve to feature photos and interviews by the finest young image makers today. Verve is a reminder of the power of the still image. It also points you to new photo agencies, publications and inspiring multimedia projects.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Meet Me In The Middle

Great quirky music video directed/drawn/animated by O W L S - George Mellor & Hugh Frost

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Coeur de Pirate "Comme des enfants"

Beautiful video and song from Coeur De Pirate

via Leigh

Mykonos - Fleet Foxes

...also check out behind the scenes!

/ M / A / S / H /

Mash, an Australian based design/branding shop has some pretty inspiring work, especially love the pyramid nav!

Friday, February 06, 2009


Autograph is a brand consultancy with solid Typography and Art Direction. I especially like the Shadow Sans typeface...

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Colonel Blimp

Nice new redesign from Colonel Blimp, by far the best feature being able to save the videos in high res...

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Bolda Display

I'm really digging this new typeface from The Infamous Foundary.

Friday, January 30, 2009

The Tale of How

Directors: Jannes Hendrikz, Ree Treweek and Markus Smit from The Blackheart Gang. Check out the behind the scenes look, I especially love the breakdown of one of the many 300+ layered scenes (4:50)!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

This is Japan!

Be sure to watch this in HD, it's way better.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Låt den rätte komma in ("Let The Right One In")

I was quite surprised after watching Swedish filmmaker Tomas Alfredson's "Let The Right One In" tonight. All I can say is GO SEE IT NOW! It's quite simply a masterpiece, the cinematography reminded me of the Sigur Rós documentary Heima, another must see.

+/- {Plus/Minus} "Unsung"

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Design Loves A Depression?

Michael Cannell recently wrote an article in the The New York Times "Week in Review" a couple of weeks ago titled "Design Loves a Depression". A couple of days later, the Design Observer released an objectionable response. Great reading, but where do you stand on the subject?

Friday, January 16, 2009

Fleet Foxes - A Take Away Show

Check out the article too! Thanks for the link Leigh :)

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

2008 Albums of the Year

Instead of blabbing on about the obvious choices for the best albums of 2008 (ex. Fleet Foxes, MGMT, Bon Iver, Vampire Weekend, etc..) I present my alternative choices... DRUMROLL!!!!

Album of the Year:

Runner-Up Album of the Year:

Most Playtime Album:

Happy-Go-Lucky Album (1/2 Islands+Unicorns!):

Biggest Surprise (no vocals?) Album:

Best Soundtrack:

Tuesday, January 06, 2009


Above is the trailer for Feist, the winner of best overall game made with UNITY. Very impressive!