kaws Blitz

29 07 2006

kaws blitz

The latest creation from the legend kaws, Blitz. Available in three colours. Stands about 5 inches tall. There are only 500 world wide, so we are expecting prices to rocket ‘sorry about the pun’.  Comes in three different colours – Blue, Green and Gray
The kaws Blitz will be landing at the phd store very soon…..

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MOB + KAWS Bikini

29 07 2006

kaws bikini

What can we say…..

A total of 100 were made and are only available at ALife, New York; Colette, Paris; and OriginalFake – a new shop created by Medicom Toy Co. and KAWS in Tokyo.





James Jarvis exhibition at Meltdown LA

25 07 2006

Meltdown Comics in LA will have James Jarvis exhibition on Friday July 28th. A secret toy will available on the night of the event. These hand drawn A4 sketches map the early development of the artwork, and include early versions of the main characters.

See more at: Meltdown





Welcome to phd

24 07 2006

Welcome to PHD Design Blog.  Here you will find the very latest design ideas, concepts and products from around the globe.

Please feel free to drop knowledge and remember ‘keep the hype flowing’.





Design Janet Jacksons New Album Cover

19 07 2006

The cover of Janet Jackson’s new album, 20 Years Old, due out September 26, will be designed by a fan. On July 18, Janet launched a contest giving fans an opportunity to create the artwork for her ninth studio set.

The Design Me contest requires participants to download images of Janet, create proposed album covers, and to post the creations on the contest page. Contestants will vote for their favorite submissions, and Janet will select her top four favorites, which will be used for the first one million copies of the album.

Janet and her beau Jermaine Dupri, President Virgin Records, Urban Music, came up with the idea for the promotion. “We were going on the website and looking at all this creative stuff the kids were doing, and it amazed us,” Janet says. “They were taking old pictures and they were just very creative with all the designs. We said, ‘Let’s have these kids design our album cover.'”

Janet hand-picked dozens of images, new and old, to be used in the contest. “They told me that I should pick maybe 20, 30 photos, but I think I went a little crazy,” Janet says. “I picked way more than that. I gave them some of the new stuff I just shot for the album cover shoot. So they have some really recent photos as well as some stuff from 20 years ago.”

Janet does not give participants any parameters for their designs. She wants them to be uninhibited and to “go for it.”

“That’s what it’s really about,” Janet says, “for them to manipulate it and get creative, and go wherever their images takes them.”

To enter the contest, contestants should visit: http://designme.janetjackson.com.

To see a video of Janet explaining the contest click here.





Become a Pixel Hype Blog Reporter

12 07 2006

We are looking for new members to write and publish stories of the very latest design idea, concepts and products on the Pixel Hype Blog.

If you feel that you have what it takes to produce new stories, please contact us with your name, email and your website address.





Street Artist

12 07 2006

This artist has created fake people and animals, placing them all over Washington DC and New York. Take a look at some of his work….

> Street Artist