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Sunday, December 19, 2010

Gary Vaynerchuk: Do what you love (no excuses!)

At the Web 2.0 Expo, entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk gives a shot in the arm to dreamers and up-and-comers who face self-doubt. The Internet has made the formula for success simpler than ever, he argues. So there's now no excuse not to do what makes you happy.

Gary Vaynerchuk's Wine Library TV combines an irreverent approach to wine and a shrewd social media strategy. It won him web fame and the cachet to spin off book deals, new businesses and his own… Full bio and more links

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Milton Glaser on using design to make ideas new

From the TED archives: The legendary graphic designer Milton Glaser dives deep into a new painting inspired by Piero della Francesca. From here, he muses on what makes a convincing poster, by breaking down an idea and making it new.

If his career began and ended with "I [heart] N Y," Milton Glaser would still be a legend. But over his multi-decade career, his body of work is sprinkled with similarly iconic images and logos. Full bio and more links

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

carlos celdran

Charles P. "Carlos" Celdran [born November 10, 1972] is a Manila tour guide, cultural activist, and performing artist. He started his career in art at the age of 14, as the youngest-ever cartoonist and illustrator for Business Day newspaper, drawing a comic strip called "Bar Sins" that discussed both local and esoteric issues. A year later, in 1987 he became the youngest member of the Samahang Kartunista ng Pilipinas on the recommendation of Nonoy Marcelo. After comics, he worked as a t-shirt illustrator at a clothing store he co-founded with his sister and others.

source: wikipedia

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Jason Fried: Why work doesn't happen at work

Jason Fried has a radical theory of working: that the office isn't a good place to do it. At TEDxMidwest, he lays out the main problems (call them the M&Ms) and offers three suggestions to make work work.

Jason Fried thinks deeply about collaboration, productivity and the nature of work. He's the co-founder of 37signals, makers of Basecamp and other web-based collaboration tools, and co-author of… Full bio and more links

Monday, December 13, 2010

jennifer aniston

Jennifer Joanna Aniston [born February 11, 1969] is an American actress, film director, and producer. She gained worldwide recognition in the 1990s for portraying Rachel Green in the television sitcom Friends, a role which earned her an Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award.

Aniston has also enjoyed a successful film career, having appeared in several Hollywood productions. She gained critical acclaim for her performances in the independent films She's the One [1996], Office Space [1999] and The Good Girl [2002]. She has had her greatest commercial successes with the films Bruce Almighty [2003], Along Came Polly [2004], The Break-Up [2006], Marley & Me [2008], and He's Just Not That Into You [2009].

source: wikipedia

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Raghava KK: Five lives of an artist

Raghava KK: Five lives of an artist | Video on

With endearing honesty and vulnerability, Raghava KK tells the colorful tale of how art has taken his life to new places, and how life experiences in turn have driven his multiple reincarnations as an artist -- from cartoonist to painter, media darling to social outcast, and son to father.

Raghava KK's paintings and drawings use cartoonish shapes and colors to examine the body, society, our world. Full bio and more links

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Steve Jobs: How to live before you die

At his Stanford University commencement speech, Steve Jobs, CEO and co-founder of Apple and Pixar, urges us to pursue our dreams and see the opportunities in life's setbacks -- including death itself.

The once-and-again CEO of Apple, Steve Jobs has spearheaded a few of the most iconic products in technology, entertainment and design. Full bio and more links

Friday, December 10, 2010

Naif Al-Mutawa: Superheroes inspired by Islam

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In "THE 99," Naif Al-Mutawa's new generation of comic book heroes fight more than crime -- they smash stereotypes and battle extremism. Named after the 99 attributes of Allah, his characters reinforce positive messages of Islam and cross cultures to create a new moral framework for confronting evil, even teaming up with the Justice League of America.

 Naif Al-Mutawa has created a group of comic superheroes based on Islamic culture and religion. They derive their superpowers from the 99 attributes of Allah. Full bio and more links

Thursday, December 9, 2010

James Cameron: Before Avatar ... a curious boy

James Cameron: Before Avatar ... a curious boy | Video on

James Cameron's big-budget (and even bigger-grossing) films create unreal worlds all their own. In this personal talk, he reveals his childhood fascination with the fantastic -- from reading science fiction to deep-sea diving -- and how it ultimately drove the success of his blockbuster hits "Aliens," "The Terminator," "Titanic" and "Avatar."

James Cameron is the director of Avatar, Titanic, Terminator, The Abyss and many other blockbusters. While his outsize films push the bounds of technology, they're always anchored in human stories… Full bio and more links

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Kyle Lambert: Rihanna Digital Painting

here is the link that will walk you through the painting process for Rihanna:

here's a speed painting video of how he arrived at the end result, so stunning:D

Kyle Lambert is a UK based artist who specializes in Painting, Illustration and Animation. his work combines his passion for art, technology and story telling. Kyle has a degree in Illustration with Animation and currently works as a freelance artist. this Rihanna digital painting is just one of Kyle's many masterpieces, find out more about Kyle Lambert

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Ed Ulbrich: How Benjamin Button got his face

Ed Ulbrich: How Benjamin Button got his face | Video on

Ed Ulbrich, the digital-effects guru from Digital Domain, explains the Oscar-winning technology that allowed his team to digitally create the older versions of Brad Pitt's face for "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button."

At Digital Domain, Ed Ulbrich works at the leading edge of computer-generated visuals. On a recent project, filmmakers, artists, and technologists have been working at a breakthrough point where… Full bio and more links

Monday, December 6, 2010

Paul Debevec Animates a Photo-real Digital Face

Paul Debevec animates a photo-real digital face | Video on

At TEDxUSC, computer graphics trailblazer Paul Debevec explains the scene-stealing technology behind Digital Emily, a digitally constructed human face so realistic it stands up to multiple takes.

Paul Debevec's digital inventions have powered the breathtaking visual effects in films like The Matrix, Superman Returns, King Kong and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Full bio and more links

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Denis Dutton: A Darwinian Theory of Beauty

Denis Dutton: A Darwinian theory of beauty | Video on

TED collaborates with animator Andrew Park to illustrate Denis Dutton's provocative theory on beauty -- that art, music and other beautiful things, far from being simply "in the eye of the beholder," are a core part of human nature with deep evolutionary origins.

Denis Dutton is a philosophy professor and the editor of Arts & Letters Daily. In his book The Art Instinct, he suggests that humans are hard-wired to seek beauty. Full bio and more links

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Daniel Wade Hammonds

great find! this is an amazing website offering step by step tutorials and videos about digital photorealistic paintings. the artist is Daniel Wade Hammonds, his tutorials are very popular on the internet. he shows you many great techniques like how to paint hair, make skin look wet, add sweat, and more. find out more about Daniel on his webpage: devotion graphics