I have the most immense respect for the work of these people, whom I only know through their agency name, Platinum. You are about to see the biggest-collection-in-a-single-spot of the most inspired, brilliant, and pertinent art direction that you couldn't find anywhere else. As an experienced art director myself, I consider I have a lot to learn from these guys. Each piece of their portfolio is nothing short of jaw-dropping, with perfect execution and great attention to detail.

Without any further drooling, ladies and gentlemen, the extraordinary work of Platinum FMD from Brazil.





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From the Handselecta web site: "Handselecta is an evolving project dedicated to the geographic styles of urban calligraphy that have emerged and developed over the last 30 years. We are a font foundry creating innovative new product while we document and write the history of handstyles in the world of graffiti."

Already, contributors from the US east and west coast styles already gave a hand to the foundry's type selection. If you feel you could add your own dexterous calligraphy to handselecta, or just want to check out some fonts, travel to Handselecta.com right here.



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Here's the online portfolio of artist/illustrator David Foldvari, from UK. Most of his (quite inspired) work features monotint illustration, making use of shadow and light techniques - sparsely visited by inspired colour interventions. Just like I did, you might already recognize some attempts at imitating his style from various sources, nowadays. And yet, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, as the poet said - and I'm sure he takes it all in good sport. Or he sues the bastards. Who knows :)




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The 1K project is a 3 minute animation featuring cars racing, and a cool tune ("Flower", by Moby). It was done by overlapping 1000 replays of the PC game TrackMania, and creating some new skins for the cars. All it needs is some car company to add its logo and BOOM! Instant Cannes. (If you're an agency interested in buying the project, and you want this post removed when you think you're about to do it, hey - no problem. With money and love, everything can be arranged.)



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