7/7/14 - Neon Trees Live at SummerStage ‘14 Central Park NYC

Tyler Glenn crowd surfing while belting out “Sleeping With a Friend”

Camera: iPhone 5

A17: Alive 2017 Design Concept Series

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A17 is a celebration of Daft Punk, and the fervent anticipation of their next worldwide tour. All images were crafted by myself, only using the album covers, a few downloaded fonts, and trusty Pixelmator. Enjoy the images, and please feel free to leave a comment with questions, comments, requests, or fun Daft Punk trivia. 
P.S. Favorite Track: Prime Time Of Your Life / Brainwasher / Rollin’ and Scratchin’ / Alive

Phoenix
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a minimalist combination of the iconic pyramid against a vivid setting sun, inspired by the Get Lucky single album cover.
UFO
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an attempt at Alive ’07’s tribute to representing the venue, or basically trying to predict what the stage could possibly look like in 2017. I imagine the duo being in an enclosure, but with a platform for live artists to jam, given RAM’s nature. the extended platforms are also for the musicians singing, playing guitar, etc. the back would likely be large screens for clips, colors, effects, etc. also, the stage roughly resembled a UFO opening (extended platforms are legs, stage is the body, circular background screen the lid), fitting for RAM’s space themes (there’s no way Contact isn’t a spaceship taking off). also, Grammy ’14 colors!
Delta
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my rendition of someone’s flatter design of the robots’ snazzy necklaces (I want one badly). I spent a while considering which robot would be in front of the other (went with height difference: more of Thomas IRL, more of him on cover)
Hex
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a very vague representation of a possible stage design. the robots would be in an elevated circular pod, with featured artists like Pharrell or Nile Rodgers in separate pods at different heights and sides of the main pod. also, the central pod is indeed a nod to the Grammy ’14 helmets.
TurnTable
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I was entranced by the RAM Unboxing promo, and given the overall message of RAM and its making, I thought a simple vinyl icon would be fitting.
SplitStrum
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this one I’m rather fond of, a RAM-eqsue split design with some guitar thrown in. given the frequently guitar strumming of the latest album, and “hey, maybe it’ll look cool”, I thought this design was worth trying.
Bonus: Four
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simply a tribute. the font chosen is Kabana Bold, the same used in a lot of the marketing and ads for the album. some of the covers had to be simplified to fit the entire image, and plus because I’m not terribly skilled with the software :)
good to be back, guys
-M

Project TWO: @SearchingBigData

Workflow - this independent science research project required a design, or diagram, and I couldn’t resist. Check out our site here, I created the entire thing with Weebly, calling the design shots. I also wrote some of the boring stuff as well. 

Psst. You. Yeah, you. If you go to our site’s profile screen, and try clicking a few things, something cool might happen. Hint: Mr. Reader

-M

Project ONE: Robotics

imageGear - based on one of my earliest creations, this classy logo will grace a particular Robotics Team in their endeavors

imageGear-MouseOver - a little iOS 7 shoutout if the mouse happens to hover over the logo in the site (being finalized)

Do I know how to be quiet. Life is way too messy, but I haven’t been idle. I worked on two fairly major projects, one being designing the logo and graphical UI of a high school’s robotics site. I’ll share the fruits of the other sometime this week.

If I had things my way, I’d be on this site way more, but alas, things are how they are. I’m going to try some more literature, don’t know if you guys like mine, but I have some material ready to go. 

Lastly, feel free to hit me up on my site’s email. Comments, questions, requests, whatever. Stay classy.

-M

"Purple Dreams" - still couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw the glorious sunset out my door. I saw, I snapped, I savored (and still savor).

iPhone 5, stock camera

"Glowing Hill" - simple, a cool gradient, and just a touch of something extra…kinda similar to my icons, maybe? the comet makes things interesting, but if your prefer it plain, I retouched the area a bit

iPhone 5, stock camera

"Colors" - sweet detail of this awesome leaf, with a lovely green blur
iPhone 5, stock camera

"Colors" - sweet detail of this awesome leaf, with a lovely green blur

iPhone 5, stock camera

My Scapes

hello hello! i’m sorry i’m so sporadic as of late, but life is life. 

i like photography, but not in a very conventional way. i see something cool, snap with my iPhone, and move on. well, recently, i was scrolling through my photos and some of them came out pretty good. 

i’ve queued up a few for this weekend, and hopefully you guys will like how they turned out! feel free to send feedback about anything with the blog or whatever. peace

-M

I make stuff. I post it here. Enjoy.


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