Introducing Erik

Lets begin this editorial column with a simple observation about a simple practice… sketching. No one does it anymore! That initial spark of an idea that once yielded a creative union of flesh to No. 2 has now moved onto plastic and glass.

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WTF / Nike_Football

nike launches an epic spot_


Nike + Trainer / Audio



Saw a show with the artist/designer/collective Byul this past weekend. What can I say? Quite amazing. And the more that I research now, the more interesting connections seem to be made. The music is awesome and now after exploring their website for quite some time, their design work is quite stellar too. Have a look see at what is a pretty at times, cryptic website with lots of goodness to be uncovered if you just look. BYUL.

Julia Randall

Gorgeous colored pencil drawings from Connecticut based artist Julia Randall. Check it.

Jpgaday With A New Engine..

So a project several huggers have been steadily working on has just got a seismic retrofit. And my oh my does it make a difference. On a new server now, the browsing of these daily jpgs has become an actual pleasure. Have a look see when time permits. JPGADAY.

Mohanad Shuraideh

Mohanad Shuraideh works as art director for TBWA Dubai and has a seriously impressive array of projects in his portfolio; representing the current cream of the crop for the UAE region, with campaigns produced for clients such as Galaxy, Harvey Nichols and Japengos. Inspired stuff.

MASH updates

One of our all time favorites here at the Hug, the fine and friendly folks over at MASH, have updated with some new and once again, wonderful works. I am always intrigued and amazed at the execution of their works and their ability to convince folks that thinking outside of the confines of a box is actually healthy for everyone. Have a look see at again, an amazing body of work. MASH.

Apollo 11 Saturn V Launch (HD)

This has to be the most amazing footage I’ve seen in a long time. It is an HD transfer from a 16mm original of a launch of a Saturn V rocket. Thanks for the link Olivier. :D

SUPERLUXE a project by Crystal Chou

It appears one of our very oen, the very talented Crystal Chou has a window installation up in San Francisco.

This installation is part of her thesis work which is exploring a re-definition of luxury and asks the question, can luxury not be super? You can see more about the installation and her thesis here:

The installation will be up until May 14th June 12 and is located at 74 New Montgomery St in downtown San Francisco.

Have a look see as time permits!

Jonsi World Tour

brilliant_one of the most epic music / theatrical performances of all time.

set design by 59 productions

sinking friendships-live

Life In 2050

A great looking new exhibition launches this week in London depicting Life in 2050. This forthcoming exhibition has been created by Transmission for the 9th Sci-Fi-London Film Festival.

Studio Transmission have set the dial 40 years from now and commissioned 22 leading and emerging contemporary artists from around the world to create an original piece of work depicting their vision of what life will be like in 2050. The eclectic mix of contributors include Universal Everything, Alex Trochut, Mario Hugo, Tom Muller, Dan McPharlin and Tom Gallant. For a full list of artists check out life in 2050.

The exhibition will run at the Proud Gallery from the 22nd April – 4th May.

OurType Updates

Whoah, looks like one of our favorites, OurType has updated. Their last site, truly a classic, had withstood the tests of time. This site, looks like it has taken some of those classic elements and slightly twisted them for an enhanced experience. Overall, both are deserving of a thumbs up and will thus receive, the hug. Looks like they have some nice new typefaces up as well. Fayon looks lovely. Does anybody know if group94 did this as well?