Friday, January 30, 2009
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Years ago Tokyo plastic hit the scene with some beautiful web work and animation. Since then they have had multiple hits, even a few posted here (I'm sure that hit their radar). Now they have a few more beautiful, thought provoking films, The Electric Koi and The Prayer Machine on their site, no explanation other that the moniker "Year of the Machine" two of them are out, two more promised to come. Worth checking out. TPFlims.
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Not that this is the newest idea around but there is still some love for the pure creativity of the idea and the characters. Plus, when the lip yawns itself inside out, that's just gold. If anything they are memorable. Wieden + Kennedy, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
This is a helpful sign in the streets of Japan. In the wake of a disaster, floods due to global warming, earthquakes due to over population, or Godzilla attacks due to his need to attack, these sign will change to display helpful information. Like where the nearest underground, military/scientific base is. How do you ask. Epaper my friend, sure we have it, but while we were trying to put it on magazines, the Japanese were using it for good. It can be adjusted over wifi, stay that way until you adjust it again and needs very little energy. If only we could get it here. My guess is it would take a national sponsor, like Nike. I can see it now, earthquakes in LA, the advice, run.
Monday, January 26, 2009
Hey kiddies, looking for that oh-so-hip Superbowl event? Need to hang out with brilliant ad guys, an talk about how you did that idea last year, boy do our friends over at the NDAC have the event for you, click the visual to get the full details. Also know that behind that effortless exterior lies a killer combo of Photographer Bryce Boyer and the cats at the studio Hero. Want more, go here.
Brazil's 50 Graus (50 Degrees) has had some beautiful work out for a while.. All of it attention stealing. This work may be their best yet. A maze around the drinking fountain, demonstrating the diffuculty of clean water in the not-so-distant-future. Brilliant, engaging, better that most advertisers with giant budgets.
While, I think there may be a better technology out there to do this, I love the idea and the insight. What better way to pull someone into the idea of the show than to stop them and beg them to interact. Bravo–uhhh, great, HBO.
Friday, January 23, 2009
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
It takes a lot to put yourself out there. Much less submit it for our blog, all of Denver looking. So you have what Andrew has. The courage to prove you are an up-and-coming designer/web/illustrator? Do you have the chops to get The Egotist to use your idea. HMMMM? Well?
Check out the work of local Alison Vagnini Photography. She has a mix of people, fashion, commercial and place including Southeast Asia. What strikes me the most about her work is the seemingly effortless ability to capture the real and the intimate, but that is me just waxing randomly, instead give her a look. You'll most likely, well–like.
According to the NY Daily News, your audience knows when your design sucks:
This logo is a no-go.
The Mets and Yankees, both preparing to move into new stadiums this year, recently unveiled commemorative patches to mark their inaugural seasons. The verdict from fans: The Yankees hit it over the fence and the Mets struck out. A Daily News Web poll showed 92% of fans preferred the Yankees' logo to the Amazin's nondescript, anonymous rectangle of blue and orange.
"There is nothing that mentions Mets there. It looks more like a Dominos [pizza] box," said Mets fan Jason Montalvo, 30, a database administrator enjoying a burger at the ESPNZone Tuesday.
The commemorative patches, which will be displayed on the teams' uniforms, are available for sale to fans and will be emblazoned on T-shirts.
Fans saw no reason to pick up the Mets' patch, since it doesn't include so much as the team's name or any reference whatsoever to the new ballpark, Citi Field.
"It can be the inaugural season for anything," surmised Karen Bischer, a magazine copy editor from midtown. "If you are a Mets' fan, the colors give it away. But it has no meaning."
On message boards across the city, fans bashed the patch for being so vague and dull, with one poster even speculating that it was drawn by a Shea Stadium peanut vendor.
Matthew Cerrone of the popular MetsBlog.com blasted it as "one of the most basic, uninspiring designs I have seen in quite some time. I mean, what team is this patch even for? What stadium is it for? It doesn't say."
The fact that the Yankees managed to create a patch their fans could embrace made Mets lovers feel even worse. And fan Carlos Pena, 22, went so far as to suggest that the boring logo was actually a bad omen.
"If the logo is that bad," he said, "it makes me feel like the season is going to be bad again."
More proof the audience is smarter, paying attention and not going to let you fake it.
Monday, January 19, 2009
Now, if you hurry, grab a flight out to pick it up, can celebrate the inauguration in style. Dan Tague can do more with a dollar bill than most people. Seems he can find any message, and now it is one of hope. Get yours here.