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The Visual and Written Chronicles of Phillip.

Who Be He?
They call him Phillip Retuta. He calls himself a visual & interactive designer, motion graphics artist, and illustrator -- an all-around artist. He's 29 years old, from Chicago, living in NYC, and has a lovely husky-lab mix named Nico. Currently employed as Senior Designer at a digital and social media firm.

What's All This Then?
Well, it's a fairly random tumblog of current and upcoming art endevours, photographs, comic sketches, creative philosophies, inspirations, and generally incomplete art projects.

So yeah, it's like a sketchbook.

Demo Reel 2012-2013

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The Hindsight/Foresight Project: using this (old) project for a new project.

"It’s not like I want to see the world end on December 21st, 2012, but I invite the possibility that there’s just a cosmic button that resets my life, society, everything."

"It’s not like I want to see the world end on December 21st, 2012, but I invite the possibility that there’s just a cosmic button that resets my life, society, everything."

Burning Text Into Your Polaroid (The Impossible Project Stock Film).

I ran into this cool tutorial on their blog. Needless to say, it works: just cut out some stencils into a completely opaque, paper-thin material, and as soon as the picture pops out of your Polaroid camera, immediately tape the edges of the stencil to the picture (this way, no light can enter around the corners) and develop it under a bright light.

It works best if 1) your camera’s exposure setting is dark, and 2) your subject is wearing dark clothing.

My birthday was yesterday, and my friends took me out for dinner. I figured, what kind of party would it be if there weren’t party favors?

I baked cookies and attached thank you notes to them — each note is also a voucher for one favor or act done without question. Call it me being grateful that I have good friends.