Friday, July 31, 2009
There is some great thinking here. Love the idea of how to search the fonts and there are some definitely experimental interfaces going on. Would like to see the evolution (whether it is us or the tech) and how this becomes practical.
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Both ads were on I Believe in Advertising, both seem to have been briefed by the same people. Nothing new, either way, although the mime babies seem to make Bose's ads better. VW: Ogilvy, Cape Town, South Africa Bose: Euro RSCG, Singapore
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Couple thoughts, the technology is really catching on in the states, finally after years world wide. People are now beginning to find meaningful uses for it. Playstation has the hardware to really beef it up which is the pro, the con, it still seems removed form your interacting with it and, right now, seems to be best used on a mobile device that allows you to move around any where. Great start, we may be seeing a shift in interactivity towards leaving screens, just not there yet. Oh, and the reporter in the video sucks, there is no reporter on the table, again, there is no reporter on the table.
The Ads for the new Palm Pre are at best, different when different is good, at least people will pay attention and talk. Then there is this "fan-boy" remix that completely changes the mood. Amazing what a little editing can do, but you already knew that.
Snubbing obstacles is old strategic territory conquered well by Jeep, Hummer, and Land Rover. Magazine ads and commercials have shown this time and time again. So it's interesting when it trickles into new media, as this iPhone App shows that getting from Point A to Point B can be devoid of kinks.
Interesting in that cute and clever (and likely unrealistic despite its tongue-in-cheekness) is now moving into unfamiliar media vehicles.
What do you think? Does it work?
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
Whimsical, beautiful. I have a soft spot for really great designers that get away from the computer, or at the very least, appear to do so. But to do so and have such a wonderfully honest approach to manly insight raises the bar. See more of the work from Omar Tehawkho on the Behance Network.
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
Which brings us to an important topic: the future. We at ADCD have ideas in the oven on what to do for the rest of 2009 and all of 2010. But the C in our name stands for Club and we want to here from our friends across the Front Range.
What do you want to see? More interactive? More design?
Who do you want to visit?
What programs would you be interested in?
Let's fill up that comments box below with your ideas.
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
We've been doing this for 54 years. I have been heavily involved in this club for 5+ years. In that time, I have been privileged to see, meet, discover some of the brightest of what Denver has to offer. I have always found that leaving a board meeting, a speaker, an event leaves me full of hope and inspiration (I encourage everyone reading this to find out for themselves if they have not already). In the time spent with ADCD, I have always received more then I gave. Then, events like last night do even more to surprise and delight me.
Pecha Kucha is an experience I'd highly recommend to anyone wanting to discover Denver. Whether it was learning more about Cypher 13 or Double Butter or just being encourage to hang out under the bushes, Denver once again showed its best side, the side that is brimming with talent and potential and unknown to varying degrees. One that I encourage you to see. Explore and discover.
Last night was wonderful, a big thanks to Pecha Kucha Denver, Buntport Theater, Double Butter, Cypher 13, Bruce Mau, Lawrence Argent, Charles Carpenter, Scott Lary, Ted Schultz, Brandi Shigley and Ravi Zupa.
That now has moved beyond burgers with the inception of BK.com. Just like you can put whatever on your burger, you can enjoy the fast food behemoth's Web site the way you want.
Nice work, CPB. Simple. Clean. The fun beings at BK.com.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
The sixth PechaKucha (means chit-chat in Japanese, BTW) will be Tuesday, July 21 at the Buntport Theater, 717 Lipan Street. Dozens of presenters will be there including cypher13, EBD, Bruce Mau Design, Argent Studios. You’ll see sculptures, fashion, furniture…the list goes on.
It’s a FREE event, folks (suggested donation of $5). It starts at 8 and the first presenter begins at 8:20. But keep in mind, this is an outdoor event. So bring a blanket or a chair. If it rains, it will be moved indoors with limited seating. Want to learn more? Go to
Monday, July 20, 2009
Sunday, July 19, 2009
These are... viral, beautiful, odd and promoting a book about the financial industry, so they are timely and cathartic too. I'm entertained, informed and maybe a bit smarter. Ok, not smarter but definitely entertained.
Advertising Agency: Breed London
Illustrator: Neal Murren @ Breed London
Developed in 2007 by Oscar Diaz this prototype is part genius part art, completely innovative. I'm even in love with the functional typography. Check out the fresh portfolio of the same guy who brought us the recycled soap bottles.
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
The clock they did last year was amazing. If this even comes close, it will be great. The Japanese "Gap" clothing store design team has a wicked sense of humor and an eye for design to match. This may be one of my personal favorite companies. Enjoy.
Emmanuel Gallery is pleased to announce our second summer show featuring the graphic designs of Phil Risbeck. We will open Phil Risbeck: The Poster on Thursday, July 16th with a reception for the artist from 4:00-7:00pm. Featuring almost 40 posters from the 1970’s to the present, this exhibition will be the first to showcases the graphic talents of Risbeck for the Denver community.
Risbeck has recently won several recognitions including a distinguished professor award, an award for service to the performing arts, and legacy and teaching awards from the Art Directors Club of Denver. In 2004 he was recognized by the UN for outstanding contributions to the international poster movement. In 2008 Moscow artists formally recognized his efforts in “poster diplomacy”. In 2009 he was appointed an honorary faculty member of the Hubei Institute of Fine Arts in Wuhan, China.
Emmanuel gallery is always free and open to the public. Hours are Tuesday – Friday from 10-6 and Saturday from 11-5. Join us for Phil Risbeck’s first Denver show! For more information visit our website at www.emmanuelgallery.org. Thank you!
Read on for some new ideas and good reminders from Ilise Benun of Marketing Mentor.
Monday, July 13, 2009
Received in our inbox, Tod Kapke is a local artist doing some very interesting work mixing photography and illustration. Here's an article via Ape on the Moon that describes his work process and philosophy.
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Great idea, take Star Wars: A New Hope. Cut the movie into 15 second pieces. Let your audience calim those pieces and refilm them, submit them and then put them back together. that last part, is currently in the making. We'll keep an eye on them, this should be fun.
Doublebutter's write up is best:
Prisencolinensinainciusol, the name of the track playing over this stop-motion video, is, in an incredible coincidence, the cockney term for Armadillo Product Testing. Or at least that's what Darnell told us and if you've met him you'd admit that does seem like the sort of thing he'd know. Fittingly, the Horsehead Crating crew (DoubleButter's in-house strangeness group) orchestrated some product tests on our Armadillo coffee table to accompany the song. The table shown is a prototype square version (the casters are just there to help it roll for the towing segments), and it's the same table in every scene. We performed the tests (with the help of a few friends) while the Tillmans worked the cameras (Clovis, Darnell, and, in her DB debut with the HH crew, Hollah Jean). The results: if the table can handle a Molotov cocktail we're sure it can handle your wussy mojito.
It's Denver, cool and they have a web site. What more do you want?
Friday, July 10, 2009
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Shaw Nielsen, a Denver illustrator, has made it into the pages of the newest Communication Arts and we say congrats. His style is mirthful and fun, quirky and thoughtful. If you don't know Shaw, check him out here. Love seeing local talent getting national exposure.
Monday, July 6, 2009
Thursday, July 2, 2009
The video from our Speaker/Judge at the end of May.
I was recently invited to speak to the Art Director's Club of Denver and the ASMP about creativity, and subsequently delivered that keynote two weeks ago. This video is a recording of that talk. Hope it strikes a chord with you.
I had a blast connecting with some of the creative community in Denver/Boulder while I was in town, and it was also a great honor to judge your annual advertising awards show with some rather distinguished ad gurus from around the country. Thanks to the ADCD for being such gracious hosts.
Additionally, the video should be downloadable via my iTunes podcast within the next 24-48 hours.
Big thanks to Chase (and all our Judges) this year.
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Bad jokes aside, your mail might now have a little 'ol letter from ADCD announcing that (cue the trumpets) your work got into the 2009 ADCD Annual Show. If so, congrats. Hundreds entered, but only several dozen made the cut.
And those several dozen are going into one helluva book. Of course, we'll need digi files (300 dpi and 8"x8", por favor) to the ftp site listed in your letter.
One more thang: go to the show, September 25. Lots of surprises this year. Lots.
The Economist has always had some great advertising, or at the very least, they are not afraid to let you think and are pretty sure you can, if you are their target. This however may be my favorite, an very understated point, classy and wonderful. Really dig the metaphor they draw here. AMV.BBDO and directed by Tom Carty.
These are just beautiful. Really looking forward to the full blow out of design for the rest of the games now. But if you need reasons why these are great (and can't do it from looks alone) here is the description:
The Vancouver 2010 official poster represents both the beauty of the Host Region and the spirit of Canada’s Games. Cropped within the shape of a maple leaf, the bold Vancouver 2010 graphics are inspired by Canada’s cultural and environmental diversity as well as the energy and spirit of the Canadian people.
For the first time in history, both the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games official posters are represented in a unified manner; when displayed together, the two halves of the maple leaf join to create a whole.
Created by hand using paint and mixed media prior to digital composition, the techniques employed to produce the original piece of art complement the modern and dynamic style of the Vancouver 2010 graphics.
The Look of the Games graphic elements in the poster were created by members of the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) design team, while the concept of the poster and the unique interpretation of these graphics were brought to life by designer Ben Hulse.
You can get your own Giclee prints online here.