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The Black Harbor The Black Harbor is an online account of the work, ideas, and inspiration of a tight-nit collective of creatives. Over the years we have created things together, attended school together, fought together, and partied together. We have grown beyond the simplicity of friendship. We are now a family. Our purpose is to celebrates the work of the collective and explore creative work in the world that truly inspires us driving us to be better at what we do. Our hope is that as we document our work, process, lives, and inspiration that you will also be inspired and share your work with us.
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Bill Baird (of Sunset) put out a rad new album this year that is a slight departure from his old stuff. Dig on it
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A playlist created by photographer and artist Eric Carroll relating to his Rayko Photo Center show titled Plato’s Home Movies.
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Your stressed out. You need to chill the fuck out and take this in.
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This album has been doing the trick for me lately. I’m a sucker for anything western and psychedelic.
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Carl Bender
// co-creator // designer // illustrator
Carl is a designer / illustrator living in Oakland. He currently works as an Art Director at Tomorrow Partners and has been a part of launching / creating I Shot Him, The Black Harbor and Made Legend. When not directing art he stays busy putting his time and love into the many projects he’s a part of.
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I recently completed two infographics spreads for the travel magazine, AFAR. These spreads are featured in a section of the magazine called “Curious Planet”, and cover one topic through the use of s ... Continue reading →
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I Shot Him recently worked with Rogue Paper and Sunken Castles to create an iPad app for the folks at Dickhouse and MTV called Jackass: 10 Years of Stupid which is now available for download at the iTunes Store.  The ... Continue reading →
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I was doing a little apartment cleaning this week and came across some old sketchbooks I hadn’t cracked open in a while. These are all from a few years back but there is something I really liked about seeing them a ... Continue reading →
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Thought I’d post this rejected t-shirt design I was working on a while back for Santa Cruz based electronic band Sound Tribe Sector Nine. I had a lot of fun finessing the type into shape and was pretty happy with t ... Continue reading →
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Over the past few months I’ve been trying to draw more and sit in front of the computer less while away from work. Part of this process has involved allowing my mind to wonder while attempting to give up as much con ... Continue reading →
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Just finished up the identity and collateral for this years AIGA S.F. Portfolio Day 10. Aside from doing the design work for the event, myself and Ben Davis will be giving the keynote presentation in which we’l ... Continue reading →
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This past week I received a fun little present and hello note from Portland based Jolby. Jolby is the collaborative design and illustration studio founded by Josh Kenyon & Colby Nichols. Their partnership be ... Continue reading →
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I was blown away by these conceptual photographs found via synaptic stimuli today. The photos were created by Richard Selesnick and Nicholas Kahn who have been collaborating since 1988 on a series of complex narr ... Continue reading →
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Watson & Co. is a New York based firm led by William Richmond-Watson.They specialize in branding and have a good bit of quality projects in their portfolio. I’d love to design a retrospective book cove ... Continue reading →
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Designers United is a design team that was brought into being by art directors Dimitris Koliadimas and Dimitris Papazoglou. They create print and digital graphics for businesses, art institutions and other orga ... Continue reading →
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Atipus is a very talented mid-sized studio based in Barcelona. The studio was started in 1998 and has been knocking out great work since. They have a very clean / simplistic approach but there are hints of playfulness ... Continue reading →
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Some super great illustration work coming from UK’s Owen Gatley. His illustrations have so much character and make me think of some favorite book of mine from when I was kid that I can’t quite remember. A ... Continue reading →
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