Some people may argue that Threadless superstar Nathan Pyle has the greatest hair in all the land, but that’s not why we’re talking about Nathan today. The reason we’re so stoked for Nathan is because yesterday his first published book hit the shelves (and e-shelves too)! Nathan’s book, titled “NYC Basic Tips and Etiquette”, lays out the unwritten rules for fitting in and surviving on the hectic streets of New York City.
How do you tell the difference between the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building? What is appropriate food to eat on the subway? What the heck is a bodega? These are just a few of the questions that are answered in Nathan’s new book, so go check it out and learn to survive in NYC!
"The concept and the character are an export of a ton sci-fi movies. A giant visitor from outer space named "Octorg" (probably an octopus and an alien’s affair). The design is based at a ’80s sci-fi movies poster aesthetics, adjusted to our contemporary times. 3D software and photoshop are the tools that were used."
Interested in how 3D software was used in this design? Check out the rad process photos:
If you’re still working on your designs for this challenge and need some inspiration, check out some of the Re-enFACTments that have already been brought to life! There’s an adorable panda vinyl toy by Frank Kozik, some culinary knowledge from Andrew Zimmern, and the awesome video above, in which a new size 879 sandal was created for the Statue of Liberty!
Nathan Pyle hails from Ohio and now lives and works in New York City. In addition to art, he produces non-fiction television programs for a variety of networks. He has a degree in theology, loves taking photos, and he is free this Saturday if anyone is playing flag football in Central Park.
There’s an awesome event going down in your city this Thursday at the Music Hall of Willamsburg. Cut&Paste are bring their CHARACTERIZED Tour to you!
What is the CHARACTERIZED Tour?
“Lightly competitive yet with no shortage of creative pride, each CHARACTERIZED Tour 2013 event blends a unique perspective on characters, with a visceral exposure to designers’ techniques and instincts. In partnership with HP, CHARACTERIZED incorporates Cut&Paste’s experimental team format to bring character designers together for an onstage throwdown. Teams of 2 artists each will create throughout multiple rounds of design, using computers and analog tools to make original characters. A jury decides the winning team by consensus, who receives a HP® ZR2440w 24-inch Display. Each event promises to be a dynamic mashup of designers as an audience witnesses work broadcast on projection screens while teams make designs in real-time.”
Create a t-shirt inspired by your own soundtrack and submit it to the Threadless + Sony Design Challenge. The chosen design will be displayed in Times Square, plus the artist will get $5,000 cash, a pair of Sony X headphones worth $300, and more! Submit your design at Threadless.com/sony (Taken with Instagram)