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Jason Yagan

Jason is the founder and Creative Director at Messy Design, Sydney, Australia. He has over a decade of hands-on experience across a range of creative disciplines and is inspired by ideas driven design, music and art.

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Tattoos and illustration by Jed

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By Jason Yagan in New Illustration on Wednesday 27 March 2013

In a past life, I worked in a rather large advertising agency and had the fortune of crossing paths with some very creative characters. Jed is just one of those people: an old friend who’s always had a real talent for illustration and ideas. He used to make his living as a creative in ad […]

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Animated music video for Ryan Hemsworth’s Charly Wingate

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By Jason Yagan in New Music on Thursday 14 March 2013

I was a little late to discover the awesomeness of Canadian producer Ryan Hemsworth, but I’m sure glad I did. Hemsworth’s tracks combine complex and moody samples with some pretty big names in rap. The resulting ambient, sometimes psychedelic, sound has me mesmerised and wanting more.

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Barnaby Ward

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By Jason Yagan in New Illustration on Friday 17 February 2012

At first glance Barnaby Ward’s illustrations seem quirky and fun. Look a little closer and you’ll notice darker underlying themes of innocence and naivety, juxtaposed with elements of danger and destruction.

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Wood Typography Engraving

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By Jason Yagan in New Art on Friday 17 February 2012

What’s not to love about beautiful type engraved into old wine barrel lids? Would happily hang this in our studio. Nice work from Ben Johnston.

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The Royal Dozen

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By Jason Yagan in New Art on Friday 17 February 2012

In her series The Royal Dozen multimedia artist Alexis Sinclair creates intricate digital images in the style of the Renaissance masters. With amazing attention to detail, she’s managed to create a complex yet majestic series by stitching together hundreds of illustrations and photographs.

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Stunning Starry Night interactive animation

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By Jason Yagan in Video on Thursday 16 February 2012

This stunning video by Petros Vrellis makes you wonder what Van Gogh could have created had today’s technology been available in his time.

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Lee Baker

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By Jason Yagan in New Art on Thursday 16 February 2012

When doing research on Japanese cityscapes, I came across Lee Baker’s site and was really impressed with his work. I like the way his paintings create tension between the stark cityscapes and ominous organic shapes that loom on the horizon.

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Brooklyn electronic duo: Blondes

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By Jason Yagan in New Music on Thursday 16 February 2012

A friend of mine recently introduced me to Brooklyn electronic duo, Blondes. Their sound isn’t altogether new, but it is beautifully layered house music, reminiscent of music pumping on underground dancefloors over a decade ago; which is exactly what I like about it. Good music to get the creative juices flowing.

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Stop Motion video: One Neat Little Package

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By Jason Yagan in Video on Thursday 16 February 2012

What do you do with over 1000 old business cards? We decided to put them to good use by creating a stop-motion video. The video loosely references the major aspects of what we do at Messy Design: thinking, problem solving, visual communication, ideas, and delivering results. All this and more, in One Neat Little Package.

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