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September 5, 2012

Adam James Turnbull

Sometimes it’s nice to work with a fucking pro. It just makes your life easier. There’s no hand holding. No primadonna whining. No. Headaches.

I recently had the pleasure of working on a quick-turnaround-low-budget-conceptually-limited project that required the skills of an illustrator to see the concept through to completion. Lucky for me, I got to work with a fucking pro.

Thanks, Adam. Next time, Immuna make like Kenny Effin P and throw you a fast ball right down the middle so you can really hit for the bleachers.

 

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July 18, 2012

Snarkitecture

In doing some research for an environmental design project recently, I found Daniel Arsham’s work by way of Kristy’s post here on the greatness. Daniel recently started “a collaborative practice operating in territories between the disciplines of art and architecture… Snarkitecture aims to make architecture perform the unexpected.” It’s awesome to see installation artists crossing not just the line between function & form, but also the line between art & commerce.

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July 16, 2012

Polygon Wild

Damn do I love these polygonal illustrations from Timothy J. Reynolds. I’m usually not crazy about this kind of work, but his color palette & composition work is outstanding. I’d love to see a movie done in this style.

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July 12, 2012

You’re a Winner

Thanks to everyone that participated in our giveaways! An especially big thank you to our sponsors for graciously donating such amazing art. Everyone do us a favor & visit their shops and buy something nice for someone you admire. Or something vicious for someone you hate.

Without further ado – the winners of this fine set of giveaways are as follows:

Giveaway #1 – Karla W!! Hi-five, Karla. We’ll be in touch soon for your address!

Giveaway #2 – Callie P!! Slamma-jamma, Callie. We’ll holler in a jiffy with details!

Giveaway #3 – Ethan G!! Veal done, Ethan. You know what’s coming.

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June 29, 2012

Redesign Giveaway #3

‘All good things come in threes.’
—Me, just now.

The Best Part – Day and Night in San Francisco

Lucky you! You get more amazing goodies from Jason Dean of The Best Part. For this giveaway, Jason donated two prints representing the fabled battle of FIRE & ICE. That’s not entirely true, but that Sriracha print does like hot & damn if that ain’t a cool ‘I’ print.  Don’t forget to check out his glow-in-the-dark poster from Giveaway #2!

Runaway Clothing – 10,000 Leagues Under the City

Alright you durty Durhamites. Time to show these internets you mean business, because Gabe of Runaway Clothing has donated his DURM package to our 3rd giveaway. Included are these awesome tees, hats, and lighters to Giveaway package #3. Don’t forget to check out the Runaway goods from Giveaway #2.

What’s better than entering a giveaway for free stuff? Not having to enter at all. Gabe has donated these free iphone wallpapers which you can download right here. Now you’re a winner.

Download Sendak Tribute   |   Download Runaway Bones

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A HUGE THANKS goes out to everyone that donated to our second giveaway pack. Y’all are about as awesome as this guy.

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TO ENTER TO WIN TO BECOME HAPPY

You may enter all three giveaway contests using three different methods. If you enter using all three methods below, you will be entered into this giveaway a total of three times. That’s math & that’s awesome.

1. Enter by commenting below.
2. Enter by sharing this post on twitter & commenting on this post with a link to your tweet.
3. Enter by sharing this post on facebook & commenting on this post with a link to your facebook post.

Submissions close for Giveaway #3 on Friday, July 6th. 

Good luck & remember to enter Giveaway #1 and #2 as well!

 

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June 28, 2012

Redesign Giveaway #2

Still standing after Round 1!? Well pack #2 should put ya on your back.

The Best Part – Day and Night in San Francisco

Jason Dean of The Best Part is an old friend of the blog who actually started his blog right around the time we did. Jason has been doing some awesome work over past few years, but one of my favorite pieces from him is this SF print. As Jason puts it, ‘by day, this glow-in-the-dark poster features a quaint vignette of San Francisco. But when the lights go out, a town full of crime, sex, guns and pirates (and a few extra hidden surprises) appears.’ If you like this print, there’s more to come from Jason in Giveaway #3!

Runaway Clothing – 10,000 Leagues Under the City

Runaway is a southern lifestyle brand based out of Durham, NC. I met Gabriel Eng-Goetz a few years ago and have watched him grow his business over the past year, and I couldn’t be more excited to have Runaway participating. Gabe donated this awesome tee to Giveaway package #2. Big thanks are due to Gabe, because the Runaway love spills over big time into Giveaway #3 which drops tomorrow.

Sonnezimmer – Art Directors Club of Tulsa

I’m pumped that one of my all time favorite art & design teams, Sonnenzimmer, graciously donated this kick ass 5 color screen print. Sonnenzimmer is the Chicago-based studio of Nick Butcherand Nadine Nakanishi. If you love Sonnenzimmer, then help them get their book published!

Ammo Magazine – Issue #9

Last but not least, the good people of Ammo Magazine out of England have generously offered up their latest issue! If you’ve never heard of Ammo and you’re even remotely interested in illustration, go check out their deals on back issues RIGHT NOW.

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A HUGE THANKS goes out to everyone that donated to our second giveaway pack. Y’all are about as awesome as this guy.

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TO ENTER TO WIN TO BECOME HAPPY

You may enter all three giveaway contests using three different methods. If you enter using all three methods below, you will be entered into this giveaway a total of three times. That’s math & that’s awesome.

1. Enter by commenting below.
2. Enter by sharing this post on twitter & commenting on this post with a link to your tweet.
3. Enter by sharing this post on facebook & commenting on this post with a link to your facebook post.

Submissions close for Giveaway #2 on Thursday July, 5th. 

Good luck & remember Giveaway #3 kicks off tomorrow!

 

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June 27, 2012

Redesign Giveaway #1

Let’s get this giveaway extravaganza kicked off right, shall we!?

Brainstorm – ‘Planets Poster’

The amazing duo Brainstorm from Portsmouth, who recently teamed up with another amazing duo we all know so well, has generously donated one of their kickass screen prints! The print is signed & stamped by Brainstorm and at 16 x 20 it will fit most standard frames.

Carolin Harris – Stick Stack

Our very own (we’re lucky to have one!) Carolin Harris has graciously offered her latest screenprinted poster ‘Stick Stack’. This poster is rad, people. (Pro tip: rollover Carolin’s author tag on her posts to see a sneak peak of her printing the poster!)

Bound Custom Journals – Designer Camouflage Journal

Finally, another good citizen of OK Greatland, Michael Faber & his team at Bound Custom Journals has donated one of their limited edition journals. Details from Michael: A Bound “Uncustom” Journal from the folks at http://boundforanything.com.  The Designer Camouflage edition is a short-run (only about 30 made) of memo notebooks with alternating dot grid and lined pages within.  And we’ll throw in a sticker.  And maybe some other Bound loot, too.  YOU NEVER KNOW.

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A HUGE THANKS goes out to everyone that donated to our first giveaway pack. Y’all are about as awesome as a bloomin’ onion.

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TO ENTER TO WIN TO BECOME HAPPY

You may enter all three giveaway contests using three different methods. If you enter using all three methods below, you will be entered into this giveaway a total of three times. That’s math & that’s awesome.

UPDATE – Please enter via twitter & facebook while we fix our dang commenting system. Thank you! Commenting is back up & running!

1. Enter by commenting below.
2. Enter by sharing this post on twitter & commenting on this post with a link to your tweet.
3. Enter by sharing this post on facebook & commenting on this post with a link to your facebook post.

Submissions close for Giveaway #1 on Wednesday, July 4th. 

Good luck & remember Giveaway #2 kicks off tomorrow!

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June 25, 2012

OK Great Two Point Oh!

You can file this away as some of the most important news you’ll read all morning: OK Great finally bought a new pair of pants.

Four years and four months after we began, we’ve finally redesigned our site and we couldn’t be: 1. More pleased with how it turned out and 2. More shocked that it’s actually, finally, seriously done! If you’re brand new here, here is a link to the posthumous original site (recreated to protect the dignity of all of us designers) as a reference point to how far we’ve come. Take some time to poke around the new digs & please let us know what you think.

First off, the crew at OK Great would like to thank Todd Synan for being such a generous & patient dude. He’s the genius behind the saucy rollover functionality on our striped header. Yaaaaaaaa. Needless to say, Todd is an outstanding front-end developer so please help us repay our debt by hiring him on your next web project. (Ask about his specials on powerpoint & keynote layouts!)

We’d also like to thank all of our readers for their dedication over the past four years. This is an absolute labor of love for all of us here, so we truly appreciate all of your love & support!

Finally, to further revel in the glory that is our new site, we’re going to run THREE giveaways starting tomorrow!! We’ll be posting one giveaway a day from Wednesday the 27th through Friday the 29th. You can enter all three giveaways and you can enter each one multiple times by 1. commenting on the post; 2. sharing on Twitter; 3. sharing on Facebook.

 

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May 31, 2012

Akos Major

I think it was the deafening stillness of Akos’ work that grabbed me in this week of absolute chaos in the office. It’s not hard to lapse into a place of tranquility when staring into some of these incredibly framed images. And tranquility is what this dude needs. What’s also awesome, and somewhat unique I’ve found these days, is that some of his work is available for purchase as limited edition prints – ya just gotta ask him.

 

 

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