Posts from February, 2010

February 19, 2010

The DOUGHMAN is coming

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Gear up Durhamites, The DOUGHMAN is coming on May 29, 2010.

For those of you that don’t know about the DOUGHMAN, it’s probably the coolest event you’ll ever hear about.  It’s the world’s premiere team-relay-quadrathalon-slash-eating-contest and it’s coming back to Durham for the third year after a ridiculously successful 2009 race which was featured on Man vs. Food.  This local tour-de-gastronomic-force will feature some of our favorite Durham delights like Hog Heaven, Local Yogurt, Dain’s, LocoPops, and more.  Each leg of the relay journey involves casually enjoying wolfing a meal at one of these fine establishments and then heading off on an athletic event (running, biking, ‘water activity’) and then meeting the whole team for a final dessert course and sprint to the finish line.

The DOUGHMAN is also a charity event, and has raised over $12,000 for the Durham Inner City Gardeners (DIG) through sponsorship and donations over the last two years.  This  year, SeeSaw Studio will also be a beneficiary of the event.

So why talk about this on OK Great?  Well first of all, it’s Durham, it’s awesome, and that’s just what we do here.  Secondly, last year’s poster was designed by some of the talented folks writing for this blog, and this year, we (myself and a partner) were given the unenviable task of trying to follow up their great work from last year (see above, click to embiggify).  Hopefully ya’ll like the poster, and maybe you’ll even see it around town over the next months before the big date.

If you are interested in participating, rally up a team of three of your pals, head over to www.doughman.org starting on March 1, and sign up your team.  And start training!

And if you’re not into the whole athletic side of things, but want to get involved with the whole eating delicious local food side of things, the DOUGHMAN will also be hosting their second annual Local Foods Banquet at Durham Central Park Pavilion on the Saturday evening following the race – more deets about that will be coming soon on their website.

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February 17, 2010

Tim Simmons

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Tim Simmons is a talented photographer from across the pond who shoots some seriously stunning photos. He is a man that truly understands the importance of preparation. His work is a mixture of proper lighting, staging and a ton of prep work that creates all these CG-like photos. He does a great job of taking something recognizably natural and twists it to appear almost alien.

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February 17, 2010

Grycja Erde

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Grycja Erde is an amazing artist/furniture designer from the Ukraine. I love the quirkiness and the mood she establishes in each of her pieces. I’m always really blown away by designers that can work well in both 2-D and 3-D, and I think it’s really interesting to see Grycja’s style carried out in different forms.

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February 16, 2010

Vancouver Fever

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I love the Olympics. Sit me down in front of the TV and it’s over. Last night you would have found me glued to pairs figure skating. I know, it’s bad, but it also reminded me of the incredibly deep poster archive at Olymperial.com.

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February 16, 2010

Rodier Kidmanm

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There’s lots of awesome, over the top work to embrace on Rodier Kidmann’s site. In his own words.. ‘Rodier kidmann is a young argentinian in the search and production of sensations. Through this visual ride you will find his different random styles in graphic works.’ Also, be sure to grab the free ‘plasti puzzle’ font in the sidebar!

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February 15, 2010

Minotauro

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There is an insane amount of work to pour through in Dennis Pomales’ portfolio.  This dude must have fun every single day making these illustrations. His ‘specimens’ series is a must see.

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February 12, 2010

R.I.P. Lee McQueen 1969-2010

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News of Alexander McQueen’s suicide has been all over the news, blogs and papers but I feel like we should say something too. Just take a minute to recognize one of the greatest and most innovative imaginations of our generation. It may not happen again for a long, long time.

McQueen, you will be missed.

More images and a collection of links after the jump.

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