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Nick Zegel is a designer currently living in Long Beach, CA via Philadelphia, PA. This blog serves as a playground for original work, photographs, ideas, doodling and inspiration.

Brian Butler “Drawings Made at Concerts”

Last year myself and Brian Butler set out to surf some couches, catch some shows and enjoy a week in Austin at SXSW. Along the way I took some time to document Brian’s passion for drawing at live shows.

Shot on location in Austin, TX at Scoot Inn, Mohawk, Hotel Vegas & Spiderhouse Ballroom.

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BLEITCH’s ‘This is Our Youth’

I’m excited to finally share some images I snapped back in August during the shooting of BLEITCH’s debut music video ‘This is Our Youth’. My good pal and director Per-Hampus, who directed the video, invited me to tag along for the day to document and lend some muscle. You can watch the beautiful end result above and have a look at some photos from the day below; some of which were just featured on some celebrity blog called Just Jared? Cool!

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Welcome to New Jersey

A soggy Wednesday morning mission after waking up in Brooklyn…Running down the steps underground, stepping foot onto the L. A quick transfer and a mad dash through Penn Station with little less than a minute to spare. New Jersey began to reveal itself outside the train’s windows; lush and green forest, mediocre suburbia surrounding the coastal route bound for Long Branch…

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