Posts Tagged with “iphone”

Bentley Intelligent Details: The Bespoke Driving Jacket

Last year, Bent­ley pro­duced a short film shot entirely on an iPhone 5s. They’ve pro­duced another Intel­li­gent Details film for their bespoke dri­ving jacket, and this one was shot entirely on an iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.

Two things fas­ci­nate me about this film.

First, it’s amaz­ing the level of qual­ity the iPhone cam­era can pro­duce. This film is beau­ti­ful. Granted, pro­fes­sional film tech­niques were used by pro film­mak­ers, but it’s incred­i­ble what can be achieved with the iPhone. The only qual­ity the footage is still lack­ing is shal­low depth of field. You do get some bokeh on the iPhone 6, but not shal­low enough to where it gives the footage that dream-like film look. Maybe one day.

They also pro­duced a behind the scenes show­ing what went into cre­at­ing the film. I love how they used an anamor­phic lens to pro­duce a wide 2.4:1 aspect ratio.

The sec­ond thing that I love about this film is the peek into the bespoke tai­lor­ing world. I love fash­ion, and to see it done at this level is won­der­ful. The film fea­tures four bespoke houses from Sav­ile Row design­ing and tai­lor­ing a bespoke dri­ving jacket for Bent­ley. My favorite designs are from Henry Poole and Gieves & Hawkes.



As you may already know, pho­tog­ra­phy is some­thing that I have a pas­sion for. I just don’t do enough of it, so I went ahead and cre­ated a blog called Mil­limetr where I’ll be post­ing my pho­tos. It should be a nice moti­va­tor and hope­fully it will get me to take more pho­tos. Most of what will be fea­tured will be taken with an iPhone 4S using a won­der­ful app called Mat­te­box. I’ll also fea­ture pho­tos taken with my Canon T2i, but I expect a major­ity of the pho­tos to come from my iPhone since it’s always with me. There is a known quote, not sure who said it, that I believe to be true:

“The best cam­era is the one that’s with you.”

Peo­ple stress about which cam­era to buy, but at the end of the day it’s about tak­ing pic­tures. I’m hop­ing this works out to be true for me.

I’ve also whipped up a logo for the blog using the type­face Prox­ima Nova Extra Con­densed by Mark Simonson.


iPhone 4


The iPhone 4. Sim­ply amazing.        

Type Nuts


Well, it’s good to be back! I want to wish every­one a happy new year.

To start off the new year we have a sweet site by John at I Love Typog­ra­phy called Type Nuts that fea­tures type-themed & type-inspired iPhone & desk­top wall­pa­pers. Some really nice stuff on there includ­ing a new wall­pa­per I designed for the site.        

FontShop Releases FontShuffle


Today FontShop Berlin announced the release of FontShuf­fle, a type spec­i­men cat­a­log for your iPhone or iPod Touch. When I read this I jumped out of my chair. I’ve been wait­ing for an app like this since like for­ever dude! But after down­load­ing it and play­ing around with it this morn­ing, I’m a lit­tle dis­ap­pointed. First I’ll start off with some of the good things about this app and then I’ll get into the stuff that makes this app fall flat on its face. Read More »

Sun Silo


I used to be obsessed with pho­tog­ra­phy, so much so that I was about to leave my career in graphic design to pur­sue a career in fash­ion pho­tog­ra­phy. It didn’t end up that way and I’m glad, but I still have a great love for it. I use to have a nice pro cam­era and would snap tons of pho­tos a day, but now I have a basic point & shoot that I use for fam­ily pics and I haven’t shot a nice photo in a while.

Recently I’ve been mess­ing around with the cam­era in my iPhone and in cer­tain sit­u­a­tions I’ve been some­what impressed. For instance this shot I took today of the NYC sky­line. The light was amaz­ing and it was the per­fect time of day where the sun was cre­at­ing some amaz­ing sil­hou­ettes. So I launched the cam­era app and snapped away and got some excel­lent results. The res­o­lu­tion of the cam­era isn’t great at all but this photo is pretty much straight from the iPhone with some slight tweak­ing in Pho­to­shop. You can see a cou­ple of more pho­tos from this series includ­ing a nice panoramic shot I stitched together in Photoshop.

On a side note, a lot of pho­tog­ra­phers frown upon the use of Pho­to­shop to enhance pho­tos. I think that’s a load of rub­bish. I started shoot­ing before the dig­i­tal crazy and I love film but in the dig­i­tal age, using Pho­to­shop to adjust an image is the same as using a dark­room to adjust an image. Pho­to­shop is the dig­i­tal dark­room of today. Just how pho­tog­ra­phers keep the film soak­ing in the chem­i­cals longer for dif­fer­ent results, I adjust the lev­els, curves, color bal­ance, sat­u­ra­tion, etc. in Pho­to­shop to achieve my results. In the end it’s all the same but just using a dif­fer­ent tool.        

The Time Has Finally Come


I’m upgraded to this bad boy today. Last night I installed an unof­fi­cially ver­sion of the 2.0 soft­ware so I can play around with all the new apps and I must say this new phase of the iPhone is going to be rev­o­lu­tion­ary, not that the first phase wasn’t. The third party appli­ca­tions and games are mind blow­ing. Noth­ing you’ve ever seen on a mobile device.        

iPhone 3G


Apple has just announced the iPhone 3G that will be avail­able July 11th. The phone will sup­port 3G (obvi­ously), GPS map­ping, enter­prise sup­port as well as some new cos­metic changes like a full black or white back and metal but­tons. The price is pretty amaz­ing as well, $199 for the 8GB and $299 for the 16GB. Also avail­able around the same time will be ver­sion 2.0 of the iPhone soft­ware which includes the App Store that allows you to down­load third-party applications.

I can’t wait!        

iPhone Web Clip Icons

iPhone Web Clip Icons

With the intro­duc­tion of Web Clips in the iPhone 1.1.3 a new craze as been born for Web Clip icons. You can cre­ate cus­tom icons for sites you own, sites in sub­di­rec­to­ries and sites to which you have no server access to, like The New York Times. Very excit­ing indeed! Hope­fully soon every­one will get on the band­wagon and cre­ate their own icons, but in the mean­time I’ve gone ahead and cre­ated some for pop­u­lar sites. I’ve cre­ated icons for Flickr, FFF­Found, Media Tem­ple, Bank of Amer­ica, Fan­dango, IMDB and The New York Times. You can down­load a zip file which includes all of these icons. I’ve also set up an icon for AisleOne so when you cre­ate a Web Clip to this site, it will auto­mat­i­cally use it.

Here’s a lit­tle tip if you want to cre­ate some on your own: The default size seems to be 57x57 but it was later dis­cov­ered that a 60x60 image cre­ates a much shaper icon.    

Miggidy Macworld

Miggidy Macworld

For all you Apple fans out there, today is the big deal. What rev­o­lu­tion­ary, life alter­ing gad­get will Jobs release today? There’s a ton of rumors float­ing around on what might be announced like the Mac­Book Air and iTunes Movie Rentals but per­son­ally, I’m hop­ing there’s a lot of new iPhone announce­ments. Specif­i­cally new appli­ca­tions and an upgrade to the OS. Since the release, Apple hasn’t added any­thing BIG to the iPhone and I think today is going to be the day. We’ll see.        

Urban Signage

Urban Signage

I snapped a pic today with my iPhone of this beau­ti­fully designed sign for an pub­lic park. Def­i­nitely has a mod­ernistic look to it which I love and I wish I knew who did it. I’m going to look around to see if I find more. Can you name that typeface?        



All Things


Here are 3 more wall­pa­pers I designed over the last few days. You can down­load them from the Wall­pa­pers sec­tion.

I was going to make iPhone ver­sions of these but a lot of the detail is lost when scaled down so I decided not to. If you really want one for your iPhone or iTouch just ask and I’ll make it.