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December 31st / 2008

I am done with this! 366 days of creativity and I have learned a lot. Thanks all for the support. Stay creative!

January 2008

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February 2008

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March 2008

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March 1st - A critical piece. Even though I will most likely employ 75% of the listed techniques.
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March 2nd - What did I say? Sketchy block type. Just some experiments.
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March 3rd - I always loved the shape of stains that coffee cups make, so I tried shaping letters with a cup.
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March 4th - A humble tribute to the inspiring Pelican book covers.
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March 5th - Another one. This piece speaks for itself. :p
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March 6th - Inspired by the Hagakure.
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March 7th - PLACES - Bold type and lomography.
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March 8th - Simplicity. A quote by Jan Tschichold.
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March 9th - I wanted to do something cool but then decieded not to.
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March 10th - Continuing the quilt from February 27th/28th.
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March 11th - Part 4 of my Infinistration, will show the entire thing when it is done.
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March 12th - First original piece created on my MacBook Pro. Conceptual.
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March 13th - I heard this is the next big thing.
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March 14th - Some more angry typographic experimentation.
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March 15th - Another typographic experiment. Double sided adhesive tape and sugar pearls.
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March 16th - Playing some more with materials and typography.
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March 17th - I finally caught up! Typographic scrap and sketches from the last few days.
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March 18th - To succesfully establish a daily routine, just follow this timetable. Simple Typography again.
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March 19th - From infinite possibilities to one unique creation.
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March 20th - Yes. The creative business ain't easy.
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March 21st - Big 22 today!
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March 22nd - Type sketches and scrap from this week.
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March 23rd - Trying out those glossy and glowing styles. That's what a design workout is for I guess.
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March 24th - Jazz visualized and interpreted in colors.
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March 25th - Playing with Typography again. Stencils and spraypaint.
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March 26th - Another free texture pack! 6 different sorts of paper this time. Check the download section
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March 27th - Sorry for the lack of ideas lately, but I always got my sketchpad with me. :)
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March 28th - Hand drawn type and a nonsense-illustration. Mööp is the german honking sound.
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March 29th - Telefancy! A running gag we got going at work that depends on the caller ID.
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March 30th - Toying around in Illustrator. I love that blocky style, it's like playing Tetris.
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March 31st - A rather relaxed month for me, considering I was on spring break.
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April 2008

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April 1st - A+ Student Training, first in a row of logos done for practice.
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April 2nd - Very traditional logo done for practice again.
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April 3rd - Carl's Coffee! Sketching around a bit, definitely a work in progress.
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April 4th - digital.crate records. OMG! 90s Techno is back! Greetings to TDR.
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April 5th - ECO»IT. Today I focused on the visual language of the brand rather than the logotype.
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April 6th - Fancy Footwork Dancing School - Definitely Chromeo inspired, my 60 minute time limit saved me from a seizure, too.
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April 7th - Green Suburbia Gardening Service - Focusing on the concept here.
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April 8th - Hot Dough Cookies! This brand would probably live entirely off pot-heads...
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April 9th - I thought it was about time these guys started representing a bit.
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April 10th - For the letter J I did some random calligraphic sketches which are my intitals or name.
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April 11th - KLICK - Mobile Indulgence. Not sure which product this company would be selling but I had this idea...
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April 12th - The Lucullan - Restaurant. Simple and classic.
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April 13th - Mega Mart. More of a critical statement against visual pollution than a logo.
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April 14th - I hereby present you the concept of nothing. along with a few explanatory snippets. Don't call them - they call you!
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April 15th - Onomatopoeia is ony of my favourite words, the endless amount of vowels at the end flows so nicely.
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April 16th - I somehow got stuck on the speechbubble-thing. Not intended since I always start off finding a word to work with. :)
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April 17th - Definitely work in progress. Sketching around with cubes and geometric shapes.
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April 18th - Registered - Brand Building. The idea was to reverse the role of the registered mark and the company name.
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April 19th - Work in Progress - Inspired by Asamovs Oldschool Boom Bap!
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April 20th - Transcon. Not much to say to this... I like blocks, boxes and arrows.
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April 22nd - Brandsketch for the letter V. The idea was to display the concept of beauty in a rational way.
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April 23rd - A technically simple conceptual work for people who find stuff (not google). yes I'm a little burned out
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April 24th - This is a real gap in the market! Apply today! No Pyramid scheme and instant PROFIT!
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April 25th - Not to be taken too seriously. Kind of expresses my current mood. Moving on.
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April 26th - I finally made it from A - Z! This one is mainly a photoshop playaround.
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April 27th - Free vector cardboard boxes! I dare to say that these are even more useful then the vector wood! Check the Downloads Section!
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April 28th - I remixed this months logo project and made it into an alphabet. I guess I just love making thumbnails.
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April 29th - I thought the ECO IT brandsketch I did was one of the strongest, so I pushed it a little further.
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April 30th - My time statistics for April. The logo project was intesne and I spent more time on it than I intended to.
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May 2008

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May 1st - This month I'm trying my hands on character design. Starting off with some vector haircuts. ;)
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May 2nd - Collected recent character sketches. I really need to practice but it's a lot of fun.
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May 3rd - Evolution of the little pixel people. The nerdy character is based off a rigid grid.
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May 4th - More sketches! I kind of got stuck on the blockheads but the style stills needs a lot of work. My brother did the blonde girl in the bottom right.
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May 5th - Doodling in Illustrator. Playing with eyes and glasses.
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May 6th - Mannfred and Horst.
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May 7th - Skyscrapers! I am really struggling to find a style here...
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May 8th - Took my sketching into Photoshop. One Layer, no erazer. How many faces can you spot?
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May 9th - More square heads! What I learned from making these: Simple is better.
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May 10th - Was sitting in the sun today sketching around, I think I am slowly getting the hang of it.
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May 11th -I fell in love with the blockheads! Some more illustrated cubic head goodness.
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May 12th - The Wayfarer II in vector format in 15 variations for you to download! Check the download section!
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May 13th - I am really focusing on this style right now, sorry for the lack of variation lately but it just feels right :)
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May 14th - I guess these are the first three finished block people. Lucy, that Guy and the prof.
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May 15th - BIRDS!
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May 16th - Had a busy today but I managed to do some character sketches.
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May 17th - Self-portrait with clock. Thought I could use some practice. Template was a photo.
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May 18th - I went back to the books and did some basic anatomy. Then gave it a techy flavour.
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May 19th - I added muscular tissues and strings to the anatomical illustration and it somehow got out of control...
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May 20th - I have to apologize today. I wanted to continue the anatomy series but got seriously distracted and this happened.
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May 21st - Freehand study and some wild sketching. Felt somewhat liberating for some reason.
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May 22nd - Mixing up the concept a bit here. The idea extractor.
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May 23rd - Mixing up the concept of character design a little further. cut and paste fun!
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May 24th - Serious Business! Freehand doodle colored with Photoshop.
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May 25th - Catalogues and Mailings are such a waste of resources. Here is a good way to recycle them:
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May 26th - The sad bunch - except for one - Marker drawing colored and textured in Photoshop.
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May 27th - The Happy bunch! Markers + Photoshop again.
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May 28th - Final piece of the series: The super bunch. It somehow went from sad to happy to hysteric. Nice.
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May 29th - The Viking! Collaboration with Benne from Crack Entertainment, he drew the character and I colored it.
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May 30th - Abstraction and Expansion. I love ink pens way too much.
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May 31st - Statistics for May. No dramatic changes from last months statistics.
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June 2008

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June 1st - This months theme will be “Photographic Expansion“. Which means photo experiments, collages, special effects and more wild stuff!
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June 2nd - Sneak peak of a uni project I am working on with some fellow students. Letters made of cable and vinyl.
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Reality vs Fake. Photo of a Set I shot for Jonas and Tobias, who had the idea. The image is not photoshopped!
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Photography + C++ = This. Collab with audiophil. He ran a photo I shot through a C++ App he wrote, applied some black magic and this is the result!
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June 5th - Kassel Galaxy! Collab with Christian Rudewig who shot and created the circular panoramas and I placed them in space.
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June 6th - Quick and dirty photo manipulation. That is Hamburg + Berlin.
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June 7th - More photomanipulation fun! Landscape shot by imaginaryfriend at photocase.
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June 8th - Photographic experiment with long-time-exposure and a flashlight. 30 seconds and I was almost blind afterwards.
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June 9th - Leftover of a recent project brushed up a bit. Aural impregnation.
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June 10th - Experimental Polaroids. I love these things.
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June 11th - Less experimental Polaroids, shot with an Polaroid AF 660.
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June 12th - Lomography! I dug out an Holga shot from my archives and touched it up. Triple Exposure in 6x6.
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June 13th - The beauty of used audio equipment.
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June 14th - What the piece says. been taking it easy for my own benefit and took a break from the digital life today.
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June 15th - Constructed Nature . Digital photo collage. I really feel like doing some more pieces in this style.
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June 16th - Flying Island - Photomanipulation. This is really fun even though it is quite time-consuming.
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June 17th - Pouring Sky. Digital photomanipulationcollagesketchsomething.
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June 18th - Lovely Lomography! Today I got five rolls of film developed and they are full of this multi-exposure messy beauty of visual poetry.
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June 19th - Accidentally awesome double exposure shot with a Yashica FR-II and a 28mm lens.
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June 20th - Visualizing sound - Photographic experiment with a tuning fork and different light sources.
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June 21st - Semi-poetic photo collage. I enjoy doing these since they come straight from my sense of aesthetics but I am out of practice.
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June 22nd - 50 Skies - Nothing more, nothing less. All overlayed with 2% saturation.
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June 23rd - Speechless - Spontaneous and fun midnight photo session with Jonas and Tobias.
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June 24th - A fresh pack of textures for you to download and use! 10 sky photos in different variations.
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June 25th - One out of a million possibilities of what to do with the sky and cloud texture pack. ;)
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June 26th - Visualizing Sound Part 2. Photgraphic experiment.
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June 27th - Fun Photo-Scrap-Vector Collage.
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June 28th - Final piece in the series "Visualizing Sound". This time drums and light.
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June 29th - Photo-Vector-Type Collage that turned out to be almost a layout or spread. Pretty happy with this.
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June 30th - Statistics for June. A very busy month. The "Other Stuff" part fell from 25 to 15 percent.
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July 2008

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July 1st - Detail crop of a project Christian Rudewig shot the panoramas for and I did the composing. Original is 95,5x128cm
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July 2nd - DONE at the Rundgang 2008 Exhibition at the Kunsthochschule Kassel.
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July 3rd - Sneak peak of a top secret upcoming project.
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July 4th - Hello in about 30 languages. Fun with handdrawn type.
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July 5th - Work in progress. A short story set in the shape of a drop of water. Still needs refinement.
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July 6th - My entry for the Coversutra record cover contest done for fun at supertopic.
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July 7th - Home. Nothing more, nothing less.
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July 8th - Another entry for the Coversutra record cover contest done for fun at the german design community supertopic.
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July 9th - My follow-up spoof to a spoof that followed to Apples iMac marketing comparing it to a Dell computer.
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July 10th - Something I think about every now and then…
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July 11th - I really enjoy designing random record covers. It is a pretty good design exercise.
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July 12th - Digital collage that started with composing the lettering „fade“.
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July 13th - Good Morning! Lomo Love.
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July 14th - Fun Photoshop-Tennis collaboration with Max Marohn. 6 rounds - 15 minutes each.
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July 15th - A feature download provided by „Welcome to the Block“. Check out the download section!
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July 16th - I just love my trusty LC-A and its malfunctions.
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July 17th - Taking my first break to party at MELT Festival! :) I will be back on monday, have a nice weekend!
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July 18th - High Fidelity - First sketch of a typeface made out of scanned record parts. A - O
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July 19th - High Fidelity Part 2 - First sketch of a typeface made out of scanned record parts. P - Z
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July 20th - Children coloring books are the best. Collage and Watercolor.
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July 21st - Big Update today - Back from MELT Festival. Analogue and digital collage.
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July 22nd - Reminiscing MELT Festival.
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July 23rd - Very early project sketch for the concept of developement.
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July 24th - Participating in a Coversutra Record Cover Contest again. A jazz-like record this time.
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July 25th - My message of the day to you! Dont worry, I will not be doing those daily, haha.
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July 26th - So I got stuck and did this. Thanks to John Cage and Bruce Mau for the inspiration.
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July 27th - Sorry about that! Inspired by QBN and how they really hate Frank Chimeros kerning!
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July 28th - Comparsion of the concepts of design and art.
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July 29th - Understanding the design process. PS: Write me E-Mails!
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July 30th - The nature of feedback. Thanks for your mails. Feel free to write more!
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July 31st - Statistics for July. A rather relaxed summer break month. :)
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August 2008

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August 1st - Here a diagram of the natural reactions to creative feedback.
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August 2nd - The positive reaction to devastating feedback.
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August 3rd - Typographically illustrating demotivation.
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August 4th - Today the counterpart of yesterday: A typographic interpretation of motivation.
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August 5th - Your brain and google.
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August 6th - Remixing Jonathon the Dog. A possible shirt design.
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August 7th - When professionally practicing design, there are a few basic things that should be kept in mind at all times.
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August 8th - Idea for a shirt design for the Europe Meet of TheRoot42.
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August 9th - Wordplay I tweaked a bit to make an image advertising for Norway (Personal).
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August 10th - Important memo for all office workers!
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August 11th - A little indie music story. Best enjoyed in colored Wayfarers without glasses and a Pabst Blue Ribbon.
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August 12th - My take at Information Graphics.
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August 13th - Idea for a poster with the topic Environment.
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August 14th - Visualizing the process of creativity in an abstract way.
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August 15th - And then there is the inability to be creative. That occurs from time to time.
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August 16th - The effect of over-consumption on creativity. Yes looking at other design is considered consume, too.
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August 17th - The effect of reflected and thoughtful consume on creativity. Last one of the series.
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August 18th - There is something really fascinating about birds, I mean besides their ability to fly.
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August 19th - Stovepipe hat bird, beard bird, fashion bird, smoking bird, big hair bird, pirate bird and more previously undiscovered species!
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August 20th - I think this is the advice Casanova would still give any young talented lad.
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August 21st - Yes, we are all a bunch of biters.
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August 22nd - I was lazy today... made a mixtape... for hot summer days... and this is the cover for it.
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August 23rd - Experimenting with shapes, colors and audio equipment.
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August 24th - Scan THIS!
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August 25th - A collection of six different circuit diagrams in high resolution for you to use in your designs.
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August 26th - My good friend and fellow designer Rina draws these monsters all the time. She did this one for DONE. :)
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August 27th - Ok I have to admit this ins entirely random. Design for fun.
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August 28th - Today I carefully illustrated my headache. And no, it did not really help.
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August 29th - Very messy type doodles. Trying to pick up pen and paper again.
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August 30th - Fogel Wanted! Possible promo postcard for the fogel project.
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August 31st - Statistics for August. A relaxed month. Nothing spectacular. ;)
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September 2008

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September 1st - A co-worker is leaving the studio this monday so I made this card where everyone else in the studio can leave a short greeting or compliment for him
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September 2nd - Very early logo sketches for an actor. Mostly playing with the initials.
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August 3rd - So I finally dared to bring some variation into my tree illustrations.
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September 4th - Birds. Tree. Harmony. That rhymed.
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September 5th - Going to Berlin over the weekend to meet up with fellow designers and friends from TheRoot42. Reporting back on monday!
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September 6th - What an awesome weekend! Hopefully we will do this again next year. :) Photos by Alaa Mendili and Christoph Sevcnikar.
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September 7th - Some digital and analog sketches for the fogel project.
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September 8th - We present you the long awaited follow up to Adventures in the Arteries! Collab with Catherina Mathias.
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September 9th - Another fun collab with Catherina Mathias. Nonsense.
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September 10th - Enduring Techno is Loving Techno. Just trying to make you think it is 2002 again.
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September 11th - An upcoming project I am working on with, yep Catherina Mathias. Word on the street is we are on fire!
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September 12th - Photoshop Tennis with Rina. Each round was 15 minutes.
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September 13th - Second round of Photoshop Tennis with Rina. Each round was 15 minutes.
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September 14th - I made some more cardboard fögel today. Will spead them around town soon.
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September 15th - Fögel on a wire! I am somehow in love with them.
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September 16th - Beautiful Berlin. Sketching practice.
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September 17th - More sketching practice. This time an old factory building.
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September 18th - Neon golden like all the lights. Neon golden - Do not leave me here for I glow. The Notwist - Neon Golden
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September 19th - When developing logos I really like to keep pushing. Sometimes with interesting results. Original job done for plusx.de
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September 20th - Part 2 of a Logo pushed way too far.
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September 21st - Logo for the actor Alexander Bornhütter developed togeteher with Benjamin Weymann who also did the photoshoot for this project.
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September 22nd - Quick and fun album cover design done together with Catherina Mathias for the Supertopic Coversutra Battle.
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September 23rd - Quick and dirty digital sketching fun.
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September 24th - Shirt design by Rina for Fogel!
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September 25th - Illustration for Fogel that might be transformed into a little promo piece.
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September 26th - OH NO I DID NOT!
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September 27th - There are 10 camouflage Fögel hiding in this picture.
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September 28th - I make this observation quite often. People must think techno is that crap from the 90s still, but it is not. It has grown up.
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September 29th - OH YES I DID!
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September 30th - September Statistics. It is about time Uni starts again ;)
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October 2008

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October 1st - I made a little storyboard for a possible promo trailer.
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October 2nd - Rina initiated this fun side project where each of us draws two panels one after another. This is an early preview.
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October 3rd - Trying to find a Fogel direction. I am having a lot of fun doing this.
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October 4th - Been sketching on and off. Here is a recent sketch.
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October 5th - Birds spy on us!
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October 6th - My life is really digital at the moment. So sketching is a good way to balance things out.
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October 7th - Music and Image.
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October 8th - Techno Tuesday inspired! I bet the Beatles loved Techno, too.
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October 9th - Dirty brush calligraphy practice.
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October 10th - This scientifically approved flowchart will answer all your questions concerning triangles.
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October 11th - First small series of Fogel canvasses.
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October 12th - I built this city (not on Rock and Roll but with vectors).
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October 13th - C M Y Cake!
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October 14th - Done to get over my chronic urge of actually doing this.
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October 15th - Tree Illustration-Experimentation.
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October 16th - Very early sketches of a logo that involved an excavator and a brain...
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October 17th -Two records covers made from the same source photo for the Coversutra Battle at Supertopic.
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October 18th - More Fogel stuff. CMY Forest.
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October 19th - Geometry and Symmetry Experiment.
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October 20th - Concept for an organic energy drink. Making food packaging look tasty is really a discipline of its own.
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21st - A little diary-like entry from the weekend. Those are not my hands but Tanja's, she's helping me with the fogel project.
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October 22nd - A new texture pack for you to download! Includes book cloth and covers, a dusty 7inch and more!
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October 23rd - A collection of recent sketches.
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October 24th - Simulationg Terrain in Illustrator.
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October 25th - Another Coversutra entry. I took a typographical approach.
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October 26th - Cosmetic Stamp for a dancing club who does a boxers theme for their next dance.
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October 27th - Part 2 of the collaborative comic Rina and me are doing. We each do two panels and then pass it on.
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28th - Can't stop the Fogel! 11 canvasses finished. :)
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October 29th - Digital Decay - an illustrator experiment.
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October 30th - If digital folders could actually age...
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October 31st - October Stats - Stressful times due to University and a traffic records of a little more than 25 GB!
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November 2008

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November 1st - 2 recent character sketches.
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November 2nd - My next entry for the record cover contest called Coversutra at Supertopic.
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November 3rd - A business card concept for a printer that recycles their cropped wastepaper with a die-cut sticker on top.
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November 4th - My subtle contribution to this important day in the USA.
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November 5th - Dug out my Wacom and did some airbrush practice.
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November 6th - More Balloonheads! I think this could be a series.
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November 7th - Part 3 of the Balloonheads. This time the photo was kindly provided by Benjamin Weymann which shows his Grandpa and a buddy in the Fifties.
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November 8th - I just love adapting the formal language of maps in design.
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9th - Two mixed media pages from the sketchbook.
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November 10th - Sometimes you just have to accumulate a bunch of stuff and it ends up looking like sunday morning.
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November 11th - Everyone should have a top five list of their favourite numbers!
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November 12th - Record cover fun. I took the hand drawn route this time.
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November 13th - Involute Baby! Experimenting a little more with that cord style I tried out yesterday.
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November 14th - I can go on with this for the sole reason of having fun doing it?
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November 15th - Digital mixed media piece.
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November 16th - Sunrise - Lomograph + Manipulation.
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November 17th - Digital Collage, compositional experiment.
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November 18th - Photo Manipulation made from several photos + Illustration.
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November 19th - Print - Cut - Fill in recipient - Share - Fun will ensue!
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November 20th - Small sketchdump from the last few days.
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November 21st - Triangles! I have been randomly experimenting a bit lately.
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November 22nd - The famous ironic reaction of Robert Venturi to Mies van der Rohes classic statement „Less is More“
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November 23rd - Custom classic heavy metal logo for a record cover I am working on.
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November 24th - The complete record cover using yestredays logo.
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November 25th - Another illustration for a record cover. This time my entry for a community compilation at HQ42.
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November 26th - Recent sketch dump! I really want to get back into sketching and drawing more...
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November 27th - Quickly colored sketch from the Moleskine. It is more about the idea than the technique...
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November 28th - My opinion on AndPartners creative process diagram.
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November 29th - 19 vintage illustrations of plants in vector format for you to download! Check the download section!
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November 30th - November statistics! Lots of sleeping due weather related sickness.
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December 2008

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December 1st - German Kebap joints usually have bad logos and bad design so I tried making my own.
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December 2nd - A personal and very rational self reminder. Maybe you know the situation.
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December 3rd - The theme was „Random Quotations“ so I picked some random popular styles and cited them visually for this cover.
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December 4th - Weekly sketches. 2 pages from my Moleskine. Naive type experiments and interpreted glasses.
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December 5th - Diagram depicting the outlook on a working situation.
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December 6th - The Eames Lounge Chair. I can't afford it but I can draw it. Digital tracing/overpainting.
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December 7th - The beatuy of paper crafting in digital form. I need to get off the computer more...
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December 8th - Typographical interpretation of some philosophical thoughts on reality.
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December 9th - Had some more ideas for the Reality series so I made second part.
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December 10th - Lego bricks have feelings too!
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December 11th - So I decieded to play some more with that Lego in a non-lego way.
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December 12th - My weekly sketchdump. I am focusing more on drawing type recently.
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December 13th - Color experiment in a soup dish done in CMYK together with my girl Tanja.
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December 14th - Color dripping extravaganza!
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December 15th - More type sketching.
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December 16th - Fogel content again! Ornithological overview poster over all basic species.
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December 17th - Simple infographic trying to explain the relationship between mainstream and independent culture.
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December 18th - Two recent shots from a roll I shot with a really crappy toycam. Love the pictures, tho.
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December 19th - Since I have got a cold and I could not think of anything creative I decieded to flex my photoshop skills a bit.
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December 20th - More technical exercises. Battery icon done in Illustrator.
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December 21st - I experimented some more in Illustrator. So here is a literal experiment...
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December 22nd - So yes, I am serious about that drawing letters thing.
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December 23rd - More type drawing fun. This time in color.
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December 24th - Fogel wishes you Happy Holidays!
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December 25th - You can blame my sloppy hand but not me for doing it again.
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December 26th - Type Sketching - Now with 500% more detail!
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December 27th - Today - A religious piece...
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December 28th - Fogel logo in worm-look. Hand drawn and digitally colored.
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December 29th - Here is a pictue of a guy with a mustache who looks nothing like me pointing at a framed picture saying TODAY NOTHING.
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December 30th - One day early - Statistics for the entire year of 2008. It was a good year.
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December 31st - I am done with this! 366 days of creativity and I have learned a lot. Thanks all for the support. Stay creative!
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