02.18.13

The Windows of New York project is a weekly illustrated fix for an obsession that has increasingly grown in me since chance put me in this town. A product of countless steps of journey through the city streets, this is a collection of windows that somehow have caught my restless eye out from the never-ending buzz of the city. This project is part an ode to architecture and part a self-challenge to never stop looking up.

I am a Graphic Designer living in New York City. I’m into all kinds of visual things, sharing good stuff with great people, and apparently, staring creepily at windows.”

A project by Jose Guizar.

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10.26.12

I’ve always been very public about my love for all things Mario Hugo and he’s given me more to love yet again with a nice site update featuring a few new choice projects.

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06.25.12

Kyle Stecker has some fun, kinetic and pop-infused illustrations in his ever-growing body of work. He is currently based out of Brooklyn, New York and is accepting commissions.

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01.25.12

“Photography for me is much more than the act of “taking pictures.” I use photography as a way of literally opening my eyes to the surrounding world… and that particular perspective carries over to even when I’m not photographing…

So often we either live in the future or live in the past … that is to say, we’re either worrying about what comes next or we’re re-living trivial moments out of the past. Consequently, we’re blind to what’s happening around us!

The act of photographing forces you to live in the present and concentrate on “the here-and-now”… a very good thing in and of itself… Others achieve this through meditation and religion….Photography is a way of achieving this state of mind… and be creative at the same time… a great “two-fer”!

Flickr is an inspiration. It’s nice to see there are lots of other people like me out there.

My thoughts and commentary concerning some of my photos are included in the introductory section of my sets entitled, “New York Streetscapes,” “NY in the 80s,” “WTC” and “NJ Meadowlands”. Here are links to these sets:”

www.flickr.com/photos/stevensiegel/sets/72157600382916817/

www.flickr.com/photos/stevensiegel/sets/72157626376913418/

www.flickr.com/photos/stevensiegel/sets/72157600382734172/

www.flickr.com/photos/stevensiegel/sets/72157600383109538/

Wow, this guy is a lawyer. But he is also a damn fine photographer and that makes for an interesting blend.

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09.27.11

Topher MacDonald used to live right here in Colorado around the corner from Denver in Longmont. But now he has transplanted himself to New York. Now why would you go and do something like that? He’s got some great work in his book and is currently accepting commissions.

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09.14.11

“Craig Redman and Karl Maier live on opposite sides of the world but collaborate daily to create bold work that is filled with simple messages executed in a thoughtful and often humorous way. They specialize in illustration, installation, typography, as well as character, editorial and pattern design.

Craig & Karl have exhibited across the world, most notably at the Musée de la Publicité, Louvre. They have worked on projects for clients like LVMH, Nike, Apple, Vogue, Microsoft, Converse, MTV and The New York Times.”

It’s probably best to keep an eye on this dynamic duo because even before joining forces they were attracting a lot of attention. And from the looks of their portfolio they are going to be attracting a whole lot more.

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08.21.11

Ignacio Torres was born in the border city of El Paso, Texas. In the fall of 2010 he received his BFA in photography from the University of North Texas. His work has been exhibited in the Dallas/Ft.Worth
metroplex and was awarded the Cora E. Stafford Scholarship for an emerging photographer in 2010.

Ignacio is currently working in personal projects that explore youth, identity and scientific theories through the use of photography, animated gifs and video. His most recent work “Stellar” is featured on The Ones 2 Watch. He lives and works in New York City.”

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08.02.11

Pratt graduate Sachin Teng lives in NYC and has some wonderful illustrations in his portfolio that blend a mix of influences, styles and references to modern technological culture that definitely peak the interest in his work. This is some of the best stuff I have seen in the past couple of weeks.

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07.26.11

Mario Hugo has kept busy with multiple ventures in New York lately but not too busy to update his personal portfolio which he recently did. There are some, as always striking new images in his portfolio earmarked for 2011.

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03.28.11

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Aerosyn-Lex Mestrovic is a Designer, Typographer & Creative Director of The KDU (the world’s largest private design society.) Originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina; Lex is a graduate of both Pratt Institute and Temple University of Japan, and has lived and worked in New York and Tokyo. He is currently based in Brooklyn.”

There’s some high gloss in that there portfolio.

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03.03.11

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Designer Kevin Stanley Harris on Designer Kevin Stanley Harris: “I have honest intentions. It would make me happy if we made something together. I don’t know how electricity works. I just moved to NYC. I was born in the 90′s.”

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02.01.11

“Conductor turns the New York subway system into an interactive string instrument. Using the MTA’s actual subway schedule, the piece begins in realtime by spawning trains which departed in the last minute, then continues accelerating through a 24 hour loop. The visuals are based on Massimo Vignelli’s 1972 diagram.”

Created by: Alexander Chen.

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01.24.11

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Jennifer Mundy lives in New York city and makes some wonderfully colorful illustrations that read like they are ripped from the pages of a pop fairytale.

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01.15.11

New York based film, animation, motion and FX studio Charlex put together this amazing little short and it’s a testament to the brilliant combination of their amazing skill and equally amazing imagination. Brilliant work.

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12.22.10

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Famed design personality Stefan Sagmeister has updated with a brand spanking new website just before the new year’s bells begin to chime. The site itself features a home page that shows and an overhead view of his rather cramped workspace that updates once every minute. No studio nudity so far although I am sure some is to be expected or at least some X-acto blade self mutilation. One can only hope.

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10.03.10

Oh Buck let me count the ways you inspire me. I have had the unique experience of working for an agency that hired Buck and was totally mind blown by what they produced. They are still high atop my list of the very best motion, animation and creative film studios out there. Above is plenty testimony to that fact.

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09.26.10

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It’s been over a year since I last wrote about art director, designer and illustrator Michael Freimuth. He’s continued to fill his portfolio with unusual and yet original work that showcases a wide range of talent. He works full time as an art director at Tender in Manhattan. He is also the creative director at large for Chicago based magazine and design journal Matériel.

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08.27.10

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Illustrator Nathan Manire reached out to inform us that he has updated his portfolio with more of his intricate portrait work. This time the update comes with an illustration of famed basketball giant Lebron James who made a lot of people happy this year and also pissed off an entire city/state upon his recent decision to uproot. It’s crazy how much his likeness has popped up recently in design and illustration circles. The economy he has fueled around himself and his career is impressive.

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