Thursday, May 28, 2009

Jim Stoten: two hours in two minutes

I have got to get around to that learning to draw thing.

Tide Ambient

Great work happens when a good product benefit meets a good idea and a great execution.

New Friends

Oh Wonderbra, you cheapen me with your ingenious wit.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009


A new tool is emerging, it will be interesting to see how it is used. This cover was entirely created on an iphone with a ten dollar app. Pretty cool. New tools, same talent.


Yep, simple idea that is easy to execute, will remain memorable and will win over dog owners. Saatchi & Saatchi, Sydney, Australia

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


This isn't great story telling, it just happens to be great medium. The entire thing is self animated (minus the early bits) using some pirates legos and Mindstorms. The medium is the thing with potential. Couldn't pass this up to share it with you.

Pet Adoption

This ambient would absolutely tug at the old heart strings. Love to see more of this, the work that tells a story in a highly engaging way. TBWA/Frederick, Chile.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Smell-o-vision?? Seed Design Series
Audio, visual and tactile senses always win. Christophe Laudamiel, a professional perfumer, describes how important olfaction (or the sense of smell) is to memory, association and concentration. The nose has over 300 receptors; the eye, just 4. Smell can be powerful stuff! Check out his work and involvement with products and spaces in this lecture from Mind08 at the MOMA last year.

Friday, May 22, 2009

ADCD Judge Numero Quattro. Entries due Friday May 29.

Call-for-entries for ADCD Annual Show has been extended to May 29, friends. And for good reason.

While we’re getting great response from all Denver-creative types, we want the crème de la crème for our rockstar judging panel, which now includes Will McGinness out of the legendary San Francisco treat of an agency known as Goodby Silverstein & Partners.

Will made his mark early at Arnold lassoing the highly-prized VW account, and soon became a playa in helping Goodby redefine the agency as a force in holistic marketing. His efforts for, a breathtaking game for Got Milk? as well as the Comcastic web site alone shows his fearlessness in smashing through new walls to find creative ways to tackle new media. He’s also worked on Saturn, Rolling Rock, Doritos and Hyundai. Along with the tons of awards he’s won in virtually every show, he was the Interactive Jury Chair for the 2008 One Show.

Lots of great work rolling in. Is yours among them? Should be. The 2009 ADCD Annual Show is gearing up to be one of our best ever.

Go to and show us your babies.

Thursday, May 21, 2009


There are no bad brands, only brands waiting for great ideas. Leo Burnett Mexico, Mexico City

French Team Redesigns Sustainable Energy

Read the full article here. This is brilliant. The old idea that you have to build new platforms and infrastructures seemed generally accepted, until now. One of the greatest ideas in the field. One of those ideas that once you see it, it just seems obvious. Well done.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


This just made my year.


The LEGO Group and Brickstructures, Inc. to produce and distribute Frank Lloyd Wright Collection® LEGO® Architecture Building Sets

The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation announced today that The LEGO Group is now the exclusive licensed manufacturer of Frank Lloyd Wright Collection® LEGO Architecture sets.

The LEGO Group and Adam Reed Tucker of Brickstructures, Inc. officially introduced the LEGO Architecture line in 2008. The line currently consists of six buildings – now including two of Frank Lloyd Wright’s most famous and recognizable buildings, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and “Fallingwater.”

Nothing has been so welcome since the combination of chocolate and peanut butter.

Insane Office Freakout Remix

Josh Weinberg delivers yet another hilarious video, check out more videos by Josh at

Nice work by local photographer Randall Bellows

Take a stroll on over and check out his work.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Come see this Guy, if he survives

RSVP now.

Ikea Again Again

You say the newspaper is dead, I say hold on there buckaroo. This appears to be a new idea on bringing an ad to life, or at least new to me. Fantastic job bringing life to the declining medium and to something as seemingly mundane as closet space. If only this would spark new readers. 303 Group, Perth, Australia.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Are you an animator seeking work?

Ran into this guy, Dan Cornell, at the Adult Swim event the other night. His site 3denver is chock full of job opps and events happening in the area. Check it out.

Scratching the surface

Amazing work, cinematography, soundtrack. Inspiring.

CAI High Five

If you are unacquainted with the acronym, CAI stands for our friends over at Colorado Alliance of Illustrators.

They just had their award show (in partnership with ADCD and AIGA) which features some great work you can see here via more of our friends over The Ink Lounge (aka Idaho Stew). Highly recommend taking some time a visiting. In the meantime, the awards are by popular vote and the results are in, the winners are:

Steve Shader

Tiffany Miller

Sarah Bergman

Brandan Styles

Andy Musser

Congrats to the winners.


remarkable, memorable, unique. This would work well.

Different Strokes

I always knew it. Funny how mood changes with simply a new sound.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Big thanks to the creatives from Adult Swim

Creative Director Jacob Escobedo and “Bump Man” Michael Cahill brought a great presentation, full of laughs and, more importantly, a reminder that great work isn't always easy. It is however, always worth the struggle. Great guys, great work, great inspiration and a great presentation. Look for bumps from Denver, we hope.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

The war on Allergies

Love the cinematography and I swear this is what it was like this morning.


applead from Gizmodo on Vimeo.

First, "I'm a Mac and I'm a PC."
Then, "Were all PCs."
Soon after, "We're still a Mac."
and now, "they are still PCs"

Turning out to be a fun cola war.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

This American Life

Quimby The Mouse from This American Life on Vimeo.

If you are a fan of public radio, as I am. You are well aware of Ira Glass' work. Witty, pithy, poignant. This is a new wrinkle they added when they had their live show. Just pure fun. Enjoy.

8 Bit Relaxation

Not To Scale - Ubik ~ Voxel from on Vimeo.

Check out the animation. hard pixels, soft movement.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Type Guts

This is just beautiful.

Break Out

It's no the prettiest metaphor, but it could be much worse. Besides, I really like the illustration quality.

Evening Standard

Signs of the time? Maybe, just maybe, newspapers are starting to realize that yes, they have issues with the abundency of media and choices, but maybe they also have issue with relevancy. This might be worth paying attention to. McCann Ericson, London.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Good With Color

Think you have a good eye, this is a great way to see it. literally. Head here, organize the color by hue and see how well you score.

Oh, Mr. Lincoln

This is Russian, it is for a bank, and it is unlike anything you have seen before, for a bank.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Everything You Want

Check out the art from Steve Lambert, makes you want to rethink you career doesn't it?


Dominoes Everywhere from Jared Lyon on Vimeo.

Something very hard to look away from, Dominos.

Chase Jarvis

Photography, Social Media, finding your way. Come see this video in real life, much longer, and more personal, it might even answer our questions. RSVP here.

Some of the best Inspiration for a long time.

From TBWA, it just made my morning.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

The Writing is on the Stall

Jacob Escobedo (CD) and Michael Cahill (“bump man”) from Adult Swim are visiting in May. And we’re giving you a chance to win some swag.

Just send us your best bathroom stall line, we’ll pick the best one and the winner will get an event poster signed by the Adult Swim guys.


Send the submissions to our Twitter feed. Please keep it clean–if you wouldn’t say it in person, don’t Tweet it.  

Coke Dresses for Summer

Love it when a brand is able to take small risks with their branding.

Something's Radiating in New Mexico

The careers of most creatives seem to hit a certain spike where they do that one grand slam project. You know the one. It grabs checkered flag after checkered flag at the award-show circuit, and takes the pole position of your portfolio. Quite frankly, it becomes difficult to find anyone who repeats such success and churns out great work after great work after great work. We got a little lucky when we found Bart Cleveland, one of our judges for the 2008-2009 Art Director’s Club of Denver Annual Show.

Bart Cleveland is that rare bird who isn’t running a sprint, but a marathon. With two decades under his belt, Bart has created knockout branding campaigns for Coca-Cola, CNN, Cartoon Network and many clients that don’t begin with the letter “c”. And over those two decades, that work has garnished multiple showings in The One Show, CA, D&AD and the Clios.

He has been at many agencies in the Atlanta area, and today, he is the Creative Director/Partner of McKee Wallwork Cleveland in Albuquerque. His team’s last campaign for Porsche cracked the coveted Communication Arts Ad Annual last year. Oh, and he’s a total class act.

The call-for-entries is out and the work is rolling in and it looks good. Is yours in the mix? You can enter everything online at Our entry fees have still stayed the same low price. And if you’re a member, you can spend a ceiling fee of $700 and can enter everything under the sun.

Now this will get Attention

Ha, we laugh at you trying to print your self into the books, we dare you to use real people, that will work. Ha ha ha. Amnesty International against Human trafficking. Serviceplan, Munich, Germany.

Damnit! Which one of you kids spilled the ketchup?

If we had chairs made of mustard, then we really have something. A John Nouanesing design.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009


OMG, three of my favorite things, sculpted crayons, reverse cinematography, and melting crayons. Wheeee. Now I only wish my other favorites were there: bunnies, wholly functional idea, parsnips and good copy. Still, looks pretty.

Helvetica vrs Ariel

It's not great, but it is about fonts and it does educate you, almost.


Experimentation on YouTube. Darren Solomon from Science for Girls is looking for you to play anything as long as it is in bflat, you can go to his site, and play any of the uploaded videos in any order and creat your own artistic piece. Really wild stuff. Here are the guidlines:
-Sing or play an instrument, in Bb major. Simple, floating textures work best, with no tempo or groove. Leave lots of silence between phrases.
-Record in a quiet environment, with as little background noise as possible.
-Wait about 5-10 seconds to start playing.
-Total length should be between 1-2 minutes.
-Thick chords or low instruments don't work very well.
-Record at a low volume to match the other videos.
-You can listen to this mix on headphones while you record.
-After you upload to YouTube, play your video along with the other videos on this page to make sure the volume matches.


They are definitely havin' some fun. Sellin' glasses, not sure.

Unique Billboard

I applaud the thinking and the stopping power.

Monday, May 4, 2009

F is for Fail

Brent Barson pulled this wonderful film that catalogs the creative Process alphabetically, and while I experienced it all today, this more than made up for it. Oh, and if you want to know the font, its Proxima Nova.

Pepsi Throwback

Remember when sugar was bad, now it is good again. I can't keep up. Either way I want this because it doesn't have the crappy logo on it. Yea throwback.