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Interview: Aerosyn-Lex Mestrovic on Art, Technology and Business

November 2015, by moocrew | Add a comment

What do you get when you mix the ancient art of calligraphy with cutting-edge technology? When artist Aerosyn-Lex Mestrovic is at the helm, it’s a colorful commentary on the relationship between the language and forms of yesterday and tomorrow.

 

Mestrovic is a New York City-based artist who explores the intersection of art, technology, and culture through calligraphy, design, painting and video. His work ranges from film (the haunting Scriptura Vitae) to “Living Paintings,” a set of high definition videos examining the process of putting ink to canvas.

These days, he is getting ready for next month’s SCOPE Miami Beach, where he’ll debut CODICES — a large-scale sculptural piece …Continue reading this article…

Art Meets Product: MOO + SCOPE Limited Edition

November 2015, by moocrew | Add a comment

Throughout 2015, we’ve been collaborating with SCOPE Art Show to showcase the work of artists who transform the everyday medium of paper into a truly creative experience. It has been wonderful.

We end the year at SCOPE Miami Beach with an exclusively commissioned installation by artist Aerosyn-Lex Mestrovic. To commemorate the event and the partnership, we’ve created an exclusive SCOPE+MOO Limited Edition collectible (after all, we can’t all get to Miami right?!). Toby Hextall, MOO’s Head of Product Design tells us all about that moment when the idea for it, ahem, slotted into place…

A collaborative concept

At MOO, we are incredibly proud of our partnership with SCOPE Art Show. …Continue reading this article…

A. Moret’s ten to see at SCOPE Miami Beach 2015

November 2015, by moocrew | Add a comment

Something huge is about to go down in Miami.

SCOPE Miami Beach 2015 runs between 1-6 December and showcases some of the best contemporary art and multi-disciplinary creativity from across the world including CODICES, an exclusive installation for MOO by artist Aerosyn-Lex Mestrovic.

With 118 international exhibitors from 22 countries and 57 cities also showing at the event, it could be easy to miss something, well, unmissable. Fear not, we’ve got your back. A. Moret, curator extraordinaire and editor of Installation Magazine, shared her list of the some of the most exciting artists who will be exhibiting their work at the event. Here’s her list of the ten …Continue reading this article…

Colour Yourself Happy: Colouring-in just grew up

November 2015, by abbie | Add a comment

Sometimes we get stressed. Chief chocolate tasters and professional water slide testers aside, there will be times when you need to take a step back and chill your beans. Thankfully we’ve got just the way to rid you of your woes.

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Petit Fou! What a Wonderful Idea!

November 2015, by moocrew | 1 Comment – latest by Kat Forsyth

Got a big event to go to, but you’d rather not spend lots of money on an statement accessory? Petit Fou may be the answer to your sartorial stresses. Petit Fou design beautiful clutch bags made out of paper. Yep, you read that right, paper. We gave Petit Fou’s Creative Director (and MOO customer), Daniela Gilsdorf, a call to talk all things foldable. Continue reading this article…

5 Image Trends you Need to Know

November 2015, by moocrew | Add a comment

Trends have a great influence on what we wear, what we say, what we buy and pretty much everything we see. While there are plenty of trends that we all know about and possibly avoid (yes, that’s you manbun!), they also exist in the images we see. If you’re running a business it’s important to be aware of them as they could make sure you’re appealing to the right customer. I recently sat down for a cold-brew coffee (they are SO in) with Hannah Myatt, MOO’s Graphic Designer and Georgie Lord, photographer and asked them to share some of the trends you should know about.

1/ ODDLY PAIRED OBJECTS
Random objects paired to create fun …Continue reading this article…

Profile: Laura Fernandez-Villar, MOO Developer

November 2015, by moocrew | 2 Comments – latest by Megan

We are big on innovation here at MOO. We invented printfinity, we were the first company to launch NFC-enabled Business Cards and when our customers needed a way to design their products online, we built a team to create a tool for them to do just that. Laura Fernandez-Villar is one of the members of that team. We sat down with Laura and asked her what it’s like to work as a developer in ‘MOO’s Create Crew’. As well as coding, it apparently involves cake. We are big on cake here at too.

What’s your job title, what do you do?

I’m one of the developers of the Create Crew here at …Continue reading this article…

Profile: Etsy’s Julia Hoffman on Setting & Leading the Creative Direction

November 2015, by Jonathon | 4 Comments – latest by Brigitte

What is it you’re after? Maybe it’s a roast dinner on a plate on a ring, or a headband made entirely of eyes, or it may well be a taxidermy chicken doing a handstand; whatever you’re looking for, chances are you may be able to find it on Etsy.

So, when I was told I had the opportunity to speak with their Creative Director, Julia Hoffmann, I jumped at the chance. After gaining her design chops at the likes of Pentagram, CPB, and MoMA, Julia’s decision to move on was cemented by the ‘Hand Made Portraits’ video series. She now finds herself at the creative helm of a globally recognised brand.

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What a treat! A doggy-themed collaboration with Ace Hotel

November 2015, by moocrew | 1 Comment – latest by Kat Forsyth

For the past few months we’ve been working with Ace Hotel to create experiences across the world including a dance performance in New York, avant-garde art nights on their Los Angeles rooftop, and a Summer School in Palm Springs, CA.

And what better way is there to follow all of that than with a doggy-themed project with Ace Hotel London? We totally agree, there’s none at all.

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The Business of Fashion Blogging: Mini Penny

October 2015, by Mary | 2 Comments – latest by Desains

Immaculate Instagrams, beautiful meals, and even better clothes — it’s all a day in the life of a fashion and lifestyle blogger. The style icons behind Continue reading this article…

Please Explain: Responsive design

October 2015, by Mary | Add a comment

Please Explain Responsive Design

A long time ago, in a internet far, far away…

If you’re as old as me, you may remember the strangely comforting crackle of your 56k modem connecting you to AOL in the golden days of early Web 2.0. Continue reading this article…

Please Explain: Internet of Things

October 2015, by moocrew | 2 Comments – latest by abdulraheem

Internet of things

It’s that time again, where we do our best to explain something that’s a bit techy. This week we’re talking the Internet of Things.

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Ohh Deer’s Jamie Mitchell on how illustration can draw in customers

October 2015, by Jonathon | 2 Comments – latest by Phil Davies

Our new Limited Edition cards

You may not have heard of Ohh Deer, but chances are you’ve seen some of their designs while out shopping – they’re the ones that make you laugh-out-loud in the gift store. In just four years, Jamie Mitchell has gone from freelance illustrator to co-founder of a creative collective whose designs are stocked internationally.

In celebration of the launch of our Limited Edition collection of colouring-in postcards, he tells us how illustrations can draw in clients and shares his favourite illustrations.

How many artists do you have in the Ohh Deer collective and where are they based?

Everyone seems to think all of our …Continue reading this article…

Please Explain: Live Video Streaming

October 2015, by Mary | Add a comment

Live Stream

What can you do: on the toilet; on the train; hiding in the basement at work; and in the local park? Yep, you guessed it: today we’re talking live video streaming. Whether it’s your favourite band playing at a festival, a computer gamer that you idolise or just a foreign lady teaching you a new language, there are plenty of ways to get involved.

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A poem about MOO by comedian Jack Rooke

October 2015, by moocrew | 1 Comment – latest by Julie

Earlier this year, we introduced you to British comedian Jack Rooke. Since then, he has completed a very successful run at Edinburgh Fringe, watched approximately 11.5 hours of TV soap Eastenders on catch up* and penned us a beautiful poem. We were so touched, that we animated his words for you to enjoy. Continue reading this article…

Maker of the Month: Sugru

October 2015, by Jonathon | 2 Comments – latest by Bonnie

Looking for an almost supernatural way to fix whatever bits and bobs you have broken around the home? Are your kids’ shoes falling apart at the seams? Toys arms snapped off like some cheap horror movie? Sugru might just be the answer you’ve been looking for. They call it “mouldable glue,” but from my personal experience it’s easier to imagine blue-tac that, after 24 hours, turns into rubber.

Jane ni Dhulchaointigh came up with the idea back in 2003, since then the brand has grown exponentially and it’s messages of re-use, create and repair are sticking in the minds of their growing fan base the world over. We popped down to their London HQ to meet Jane and find out more about it all.

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Launching a Fashion Brand: Along came Just Polly

October 2015, by moocrew | Add a comment

We love the birth of new things, it means the start of something new and a whole load of adventures to come. But what about that crucial stage before the actual birth? You know, the time when you need to balance looking ‘glowing’ with a job, sleepless nights and planning for the launch of your…business?

We asked London-based stylist and designer Polly Hayward who has just launched maternity fashion label Just Polly. Continue reading this article…

The Analogue Rituals of Business Cards

October 2015, by moocrew | Add a comment

Printfinity

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In Japan there’s a whole ritual to handing over business cards. When the cards are exchanged they are handed over simultaneously by both people’s right hand with all the details facing the receiver. A bow of 45 degrees follows with a short study of the details by both people. You never write on the card, treat it casually, fold it or just put it in your pocket. A far cry from how we treat them in the West. Continue reading this article…

Five Tips for Real Estate Agents to Expand Business Networks

October 2015, by moocrew | Add a comment

Ah the life of a real estate agent… hours are spent driving to and from viewings, making and taking calls, all with the aim you’ll find someone’s perfect new home and get your commission. With about 2.5 million real estate agents in the U.S. alone, surviving in the fast-moving and highly competitive real estate market requires dedication and determination. The key? Building and maintaining a strong network of contacts who can help drive new business. Here are five strategies that real estate agents can use to expand their networks and keep the clients coming.

 

1.Partner with a registered broker

Sure, there’s something good about going it alone. But if you partner with …Continue reading this article…

MOO supports #IAMTHEMANY

October 2015, by moocrew | Add a comment

We’re extremely proud to support “I AM THE MANY” a poster design initiative which forms part of ACT/ART’s strategic partnership with The White House. Continue reading this article…

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