Prouk’s Picks: Abraham Lincoln, Super Bowl Ads, The Great Gourd

Applied Arts friend and advertising legend Gary Prouk, of Sebastian Consultancy, provides links that will help you kill time, avoid work and find inspiration and entertainment. Fascinating Business Cards of 20 Famous People: Wonder what kind of business cards Abraham Lincoln, Albert Einstein, Isaac Asimov, Walt Disney and other worthies handed out to business contacts? See them [...]

Prouk’s Picks: Bowie knives, neon signs, Swedish Hollywood

  Applied Arts friend and advertising legend Gary Prouk, of Sebastian Consultancy, provides links that will help you kill time, avoid work and find inspiration and entertainment. Best Bowie – 2010 Edition:  Blade Forums shows the best custom-made Bowie knives from 2010. In explaining its eligibility rules, the group provides this: “Definition – Flayderman wrote an entire book in [...]

Prouk’s Picks: Comics, Krone and the walking dead

Applied Arts friend and advertising legend Gary Prouk, of Sebastian Consultancy, provides links that will help you kill time, avoid work and find inspiration and entertainment. Mike’s Amazing World of Comics:  “From Bedrock in the stone age to the far future of the legion of superheroes, Mike’s Amazing World brings you the best in comics. [...]

Prouk’s Picks: Bob Dylan, Katz’s Deli and the Art of Manliness

Applied Arts friend and advertising legend Gary Prouk, of Sebastian Consultancy, provides links that will help you kill time, avoid work and find inspiration and entertainment. Bob Dylan’s Hand Lettering Experience: Leandro Senna, a designer based in New York, does this fascinating handlettering interpretation of  Bob Dylan’s 1965 song “Subterranean Homesick Blues,” recreating the effect of Dylan [...]

Prouk’s Picks: Circuit board maps, NYC in objects, alphabet history, graphic T-shirts

Applied Arts friend and advertising legend Gary Prouk, of Sebastian Consultancy, provides links that will help you kill time, avoid work and find inspiration and entertainment. London Underground Circuit Map Radio: Presented on Design Boom, this image is part of a series developed by Japanese sound artist/designer Yuri Suzuki as part of the Designers in Residence Program, [...]

Prouk’s Picks: Sandwich graphics, bold words, committing hara-kiri in posters

Applied Arts friend and advertising legend Gary Prouk, of Sebastian Consultancy, provides links that will help you kill time, avoid work and find inspiration and entertainment. ‘wich: According to the description on this Behance gallery: “This is a visual identity project for a new sandwich restaurant in Hong Kong. Their sandwiches are high-quality made and they would like [...]

Prouk’s Picks: Reimagining movie posters for another time and place

Applied Arts friend and advertising legend Gary Prouk, of Sebastian Consultancy, provides links that will help you kill time, avoid work and find inspiration and entertainment. What if . . .: This offering from New York designer/illustrator Peter Struits reimagines movies for another time and place. How about Peter Sellers and Mary Tyler Moore in Groundhog Day? James [...]

Prouk’s Picks

Applied Arts friend and advertising legend Gary Prouk, of Sebastian Consultancy, provides links that will help you kill time, avoid work and find inspiration and entertainment. Third Chicago International Poster Biennial: Sadly this Kickstarter proposal by Lance Rutter,  designer and president of the Chicago International Poster Biennial Association, fell short of hits funding goal. It’s aim was to “undertake a [...]

Prouk’s Picks

Applied Arts friend and advertising legend Gary Prouk, of Sebastian Consultancy, provides links that will help you kill time, avoid work and find inspiration and entertainment. Pepsi Bottles: I include this link because it shows David Carson’s famous type designs fit to Pepsi bottles, done in the 1990s (see above, left). Now look at this ad [...]

Prouk’s Picks

Applied Arts friend and advertising legend Gary Prouk, of Sebastian Consultancy, provides links that will help you kill time, avoid work and find inspiration and entertainment. 3D Geometric Light Paintings: Feel Desdain offers the stunning three-dimensional light graffiti of photographer and light painter Trevor Williams. Williams, a Canadian who does work in Japan, uses various LED and [...]