Tuesday, March 31, 2009
The New Denver Ad Club begins its speaker series for 2009, Outside Voices, with Creating Cult-like Belief Systems for Brands: A presentation by Steffan Postaer sponsored by Crispin Porter + Bogusky. The details start with Thursday, April 23, 2009 5:45 PM - 8:00 PM, but you can find more here.
Monday, March 30, 2009
Then Saddle right up here and play the Shoot-the-Font Game. First, the Kerning game, then this. Finally, a genre for the visually stimulated, er... Designer, in us all. From the creative agency, Deep, all the way over the pond.
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Created by Josh Weinberg, The Website is Down: Sales Guy vs Web Dude, was so popular it actually crashed the server. Be sure to check out part 2, The Website is Down: Excel Hell, posted below. (Click on name to link to website for easier viewing)
Created by Josh Weinberg, The Website is Down: Excel Hell part 2 from The Website is Down: Sales Guy vs Web Dude, features Chip the "master salesman" again asking for help from the Web Dude. (Click on name to link to website for easier viewing)
Slagsmålsklubben - Sponsored by destiny from Tomas Nilsson on Vimeo.
Given the assignment to re-imagine the story of Little Red Riding Hood, Tomas Nilsson developed this. While the art isn't perfect, the idea is fantastic. Well done. Well Done.
This is fun, you may remember a few of the actors, but you'll never forget the copy. I imagine this was great for the time, most likely innovative. Now, it mostly just fun. My favorite line is "climb in and see why they call it a Stingray." Why, will it kill?
Monday, March 23, 2009
The guys over at Cyber 13 and Joy Engine, in Boulder have launched Tweeeeet Design. You now have the ability, thanks to them, to see what is on the mind of many, and I mean many, icons of design. Head over there and chew on some good thoughts.
Silk and polyester collected mothballs for a day as paper owned the runway at the ADCD Paper Fashion Show, last Thursday at the Mile High Station. Camera flashes flooded the tavern as hundreds of attendees cheered on the all-paper designs worn by a few dozen models. Design firms and talented individuals brought the beautiful and bizarre to the stage to compete for top prize. In the end, four judges selected a peacock dress designed by Section 45 and Philosophy Communications as the Best of Show. Second place went to the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design while third place was awarded to a dress from Tricia Hoke. Many dresses went up for auction following the showcase where the proceeds went to charity. Congrats to everyone who jumped into the fray and made this rockstar event one of our best ever. See you next year!
Photography by Randall Bellows III
Thursday, March 19, 2009
It's the poster for the Annual Paper Fashion Show. It's a damn nifty piece of flair for your outfit that night. Whichever it is, it is the work of the locals from Monigle and Associates. Longtime dress builders, turned step-in-and-pitch-a-great-idea guys and gals. Next time you see them, thank them for us would ya?
Oh, and if you have no idea of what this is, first, where have you been? And second, check out some of the shots from Mark Stevens here.
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Just Spotted this. An equally stunning idea pulled from Shepard's campaign poster's controversy. If you are not aware, the controversy stems from Shepard using/stealing (dependent on your view) from AP's photos to create his poster. Frankly, he did steal the image and heavily altered it, both sides have a case, however, as any smart Art Director/Photographer/Designer knows, Shepard could have easily avoided the whole issue. Either way, this is as great a statement, even if it is a rip off of Shepard's work. The poster is a teaser for Armando Iannucci’s In The Loop, the feature-length spin-off from his wonderful political comedy The Thick Of It. It is almost as good as this.
This isn't advertising, design, copy, illustration, heck, it's not even really an idea. It is just plain cool and you my friend, deserve some thing cool. Ain't science grand. By the way, thats a Tesla Coil, and yes it could kill you. Via Gizmodo.
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Two of the toughest skills to master have been elegantly blended with amazing results. The eye popping light painting/calligraphy you see here is the work of photographer/typographer Julien Breton aka Kaalam light caligrapher. As a fan of both, these are amazing.
The screen shot you see above is from Getty Images. Their new enterprise centers around some of the amazing photography you can find in Flickr and, in a sense, funding it. They will be handpicking (really, how do you do that digitally?) thousands of photos to put in their Flickr collective. Photographers now have a new way to be corporately discovered and rewarded.
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Look to your local Target to bring these retro cereal boxes back. That is very cool. The design i cleaner, more impactful and more meaningful, but that is according to me. I'll be interested to see if the true target, kids (as Kix ix for) will be as impressed. However, winning the Pontiac may sway them.
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Monday, March 9, 2009
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Siftables are cookie-sized blocks that can communicate to one another and allow users to develop unique narratives in seconds. These toys can do math, create music, talk to their friends and are pushing the boundaries of what screens are and what screens can do. Goodbye GUI. Welcome TUI.