Monday, December 21, 2009

From the in-box : Pite Creative iPhone Gallery

An interesting way to personalize a site and invite conversation and sharing is this add to Pite Creative Services website. It shows Jonathan's passion for photography and adventure and gives more of an insight into his personality.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Augmented Identity

"Augmented ID is a TAT concept that visualizes the digital identities of people you meet in real life. With a mobile device and face recognition software from Polar Rose, Augmented ID enables you to discover selected information about people around you. All users control their own augmented appearance, by selecting the content and social network links they want show to others."


Minute Maid Design

Check out the fresh new packaging from Duffy and Partners. This is the second complete revamp they have worked on for the brand and this is one fresh look (Thursday pun alert). Really clean and open look this year with an eye to on shelf, but you kind of expect that from the powerhouse design company.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Hand Pulled Calendars

It's that time of year. Time for you to get some great gifts and refresh your old calendar. Lucky for you, your friends Nicky and Stuart Alden have both covered. They are currently selling these and many more delightful art pieces that double as a calendar. All screen printed and, word is, some of them glow. Get yours before they are gone.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

A Little Darkness for Balance

Wonderful Time lapse in combination with a little animation makes for a surreal story line of survival.

The Shack

Wouldn't have predicted saying this earlier, but Radio Shack has successfully updated their image (television anyway) to a more quirky, attention grabbing look and feel. I actually like seeing these. Who knew? Butler, Shine, Stern & Partners / San Francisco, California, USA

Monday, December 14, 2009

Clever Twist

Simple twist to what they had to know would be eye catching. Scantily clad and conceptual, who knew? Mercury360, Bucharest, Romania

C-Tree Business is a Boomin'

You may or moy not care about the business of Christmas trees but, add in a pretty graphic and now you care. The beauty of design.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

**Nerd Alert!** Surrealism + Science = Brilliant.

When art can help communicate science and bridge the gap between the expert and the novice, I admit, I get a tad bit giddy. Exquisite Corpses used for more than just surrealistic party games... how awesome is that? Check out more of the brilliance here.

The Exquisite Corpse of Science from Tim Jones on Vimeo.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009


Some one was going to do it.

Merry Christmas Baby

The voice over is spot on, although I don't believe it was intended for the states, and the copy is delicious. Top it off with some wonderful-impromptu cuts and editing and you have one wonderful spot that centers around their product. Joy to watch.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Keeping with the theme du jour:

A new exhibit at the Werribee Open Range Zoo, in Melbourne, Australia allows visitors to get up close and personal with the wildlife. The back of the jeep up to the windshield is outside of a protected, glass enclosure. The hood is laden with meat to entice the predators up within a whisker's length of the spectators. Woah. Learn more here.

Thanks to Aaron Pilcher!

Good old Fashioned Augmented Reality

Not a new idea, just took some time for the always busy Tattoo shops to catch on to the idea. Love the idea since you probably couldn't find anyone who would try this and not like themselves with a tattoo.

Best Use of Augmented Reality...So Far

In Japan you can now use AR in a Vending Machine, good idea. Users can bring a printout or use your cell phone to access it, ok, not so intuitive (especially since there is a window with actual product right there). Afterwards (and here is where there could be gold) you hold the product up and get (awesome so far) to see the (wait for it) ingredients and nutritional value... let down!

If only they would have been entertaining, I guess we'll have to give them some time, they are sooooo close!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Ping Pong Anyone?

Metal on Metal "BASTARD" from The Glue Society on Vimeo.

Some times you get to see an idea that few could think of. This is one of those golden nuggets. Maybe a bit too graphic for my taste at the end but wonderfully cast and shot. Director: Matt Devine, The Glue Society for Metal On Metal.

The Most Famous

You know you have arrived when you can convince the client not to use the product shot, or the logo. DDB, Stockholm, Sweden

The Evolution of the Hipster

Oh, the map of the cool I wish I copuld be. VIA Paste Magazine. Highly recommended read for all the agency types.

Show Stopping Simplicity

How could you not be mesmerized by the simple window technique by artist Tokujin Yoshioka for Hermes.

Friday, December 4, 2009


7th Annual ADCD Design Meets Fine Art Holiday Art Bus Gallery Tour Get your retinas ready. The art bus is back, ready to take you on a whirlwind tour through Denver's most talked about galleries and studios. Bring your camera and your wallet! This is one social event that is as fun as it is inspirational!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Locals You Don't Know: Sam Adams Photography

You may not know him yet, as he just moved to Denver, but if you are looking for that outdoor action/beauty shot, you may want to look in your back yard. Or just go to Sam's Website.

Hey, Here's My Beard

What a seem-less way to give a beard. Nice idea that had to start with how much someone wanted all the world to know what it is like to thoughtfully stroke your beard.

Dockers Be A Man

Never really thought of Dockers as a real mans brand, but props to them for being aware of the environment and cutting a niche for themselves.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

What Wonderful Type Posters

Just read them, they need no comments. Then get 10 Pounds over at Brighten the Corners.


Just try to look away from the product benefit. Just try.

Ruining Santa for 5 year-olds

I will never be able to think of Mrs. Claus in that way...(I was going to say again, but that feels wrong too)... but I will remember this ad for a long time. Nice Christmas Extension of a fun campaign.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Milk Worth Picking Up

We could all use a little better design on the packages, especially if it brightens up a commodity that doesn't really want to change. Here's to posting it so someone picks it up. Concepts by illustrator Sanna Annukka via TheDieLine