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Friday, December 24, 2010

Jump Man



I am really big and into flash sites. Especially sites done in flash with high interactive media and content, animation, and a strong content management system. One site I feel is the best at flash with CMS is the Jordan's Nike Jumpman23. It has very good animation and is updated often with new images and great stories. The site doesn't appear to be done in Flash at all. Flash sites have this typical look to them but with this one has a seamless integration with the nike.com base site, which has both html and flash embeds. The site does have a preloader, and a typical front page banner, but the site is set up in a modular grid to organize the content in an understandable and usable hierarchy.

Jordan's have always been great shoes. And people line up by the boat loads to get the next addition to the line. I don't know, maybe it's tradition, to stand in long lines and be the first to rock the newest entry. But maybe, just maybe, its the brand. The brand doesn't hold up one bit, in terms of presentation, as they follow through very well with this site. Its gorgeous, has great functionality, and the shoes and apparel are just beautiful . I mean I travel through this site checking out the retail items and i just can't get enough I have to click on Show More to see more and more and yet even some more of the items. I love how its allocated by year too; that has to probably be one of the best user friendly components I have ever seen when it comes to brands that have a tradition to release dates. The release date has always been an importance to them and this time allocation celebrates that subliminally. What this site has, which I think answers a lot of usability questions, is a use of the back button from your browser and it still has common animated functionality reversed back to its original states before page to page linked animation.

I just finished browsing and below I am sharing some of my favorites. Maybe it will come in handy this holiday season:

JumpMan23 | Footwear

Jordan Elements


Jordan 16.5 Team


Air Jordan 11 Retro


Air Jordan 13 Retro


Air Jordan 2010


Jordan Team Elite II


Jordan23 | Apparel

beanie and scarf


Jordan Franchise Translucent Jacket


Chain Link Tee



Quilted Biker Jacket

Thursday, December 23, 2010

twitt-back 12|2010


twitt-back 12|2010
Originally uploaded by Sun Rhythms
This is my new twitter background...


Poetry Lyrics:
My LOVE is for THE DAWN,
And... I Long For Her...
Her glowing touch,
Her colorful echoes,
Her time stretched hands,
That seeketh me With Healing Warmth,
An Honored remedy repeated slow and honey glaized,
Sweetened by those Sevenths advented in a Homage,
After flirty smirks and subtle chuckle,
At My Lovely Thirsty Firsts,
Blackened,
Tanned by brightly lit carbon graphite bites.
On cooling lines written bleached on white.

and, I sit here in midst and in await for her liberties as raised it be in on oneness strands equal to a thousand days of placid wake on paradise shored memory as this day is president beyond the norm and boxed reproach of melancholy dismayed in complacency.
But it is just a day
And has no difference from the days before,
that pasts its brilliance into blue.
YET, ANY Day is Blessed SUN Finds
Reason within SUCH BEAUTY,
on heated temps and curvaceous hues.
Her accented lean on me is GOD’S GIFT
for her presence is GOD’S KISS and my soul is liberated far beyond rapture afterwords and called to praise in the justification and glory between me and everything ...

and I do.
I PRAISE.

I praise within the subtleties found in
between everyday breaths and a heart that
beats a mimicked logic of the universe’s
bang and big star reached heaven.

with a familiar sutra sung silently
to the fourth and back of mind
Tempoed by THESE ACTIONS
teasing at her royalty
AS WE FIND EACH OTHER
WITHIN EMBRACE.

PJ - Barber | Business Card

Business card created for PJ - The Barber Extraordinaire. An independent barber in the Greater Birmingham, Alabama area.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Apple iPad Artists...

A growing trend right now is doing finger painting art on the Apple IPad. It's all the rave. People are going out of their way to push the envelop and the use of the iPad to the next level. Some of the art work created is really astonishing and amazing works ... Check out a couple of images and vids below. I guarantee you will be impressed. Now if you like the idea of being able to do some artwork on your iPad here is a quick list of apps to get the job done:

1. Brushes – iPad EditionBy Steve Sprang ($7.99. Steve Sprang)
Create art anywhere, with Brushes on your iPad!
Brushes is a popular painting app, specially designed for the iPad. Simple to learn, yet powerful enough for pros — Brushes has been used to create 4 different New Yorker covers!
Check Out Our Brushes Flickr Group

2.Layers - Pro Edition for iPadBy Gotow.net ($5.99, J. Benjamin Gotow)
Want to doodle, draw on photos, or paint a masterpiece on your new iPad? Look no further! Layers packs in everything you need to be creative on the go. The pro edition of Layers provides more brushes, more layers, and more advanced layer operations than the standard edition. Enjoy more control over your brush tip using the brush offset option, and email your paintings as layered PSD files to transfer your work to the desktop!
Check Out The Gotow Site!

3.Sketchbook Pro ($7.99, AutoDesk)
"Drawing App of the Year" - Macworld's 2010 App Gems Awards

"This drop-dead gorgeous app for digital artists packs a rich feature set into a surprisingly intuitive interface." - WIRED Magazine.

Find out for yourself what has made SketchBook Pro the industry standard for digital sketching!

Autodesk SketchBook® Pro for iPad is a professional-grade paint and drawing application. Using the same paint engine as its desktop counterpart, SketchBook Pro delivers a complete set of sketching & painting tools through a streamlined and intuitive user interface designed exclusively for the iPad experience.

Whether you are an occasional doodler or a professional illustrator, SketchBook Pro transforms your iPad into the ultimate digital SketchBook.

If you love SketchBook Mobile for iPhone, you will adore SketchBook Pro on the iPad.

Autodesk SketchBook® Pro Video







Travel 01 – Nikolai Lockertsen


colline – Mathieu Reynes


Portrait of A Distracted Man – Timothy Wilson

If you don't have an iPad and looking to get started you can either go to apple.com and check out the selection and get more information, head over to your nearest apple retailer location, or take a look at the list below:

Monday, December 20, 2010

Mr President - The Air Force 1








One of my favorite shoes has an awesome website done in flash. This website does a great job of showcasing the brand and an even greater job showing off the development of the shoe with a cool documentary. These shoes were once known as the ultimate hustler shoe and it was and is extremely important to never let these shoes get old or dirty. The price tag associated with the shoe makes the term "ultimate hustler" somewhat convincable since it can range well into hundreds, depending on the make. There are also other things cool about the website, like the downloadable versions of the vid for the comp and the psp, or perhaps, the downloadable desktop wallpapers.