Monday, August 31, 2009

Get the Work You Want

On my drive home tonight, I saw a handwritten message taped to a stop sign. It read: Garage Sale. Buy our stuff so we can eat.


The world seems out of whack these days, and many creatives feel stuck in neutral.

ADCD takes this to heart as we believe all creatives deserve a creative life. With that, a good number of our board members and close friends to our club congregated to pump out this whimsical little read.

Get the Work You Want is a friendly reminder of the little touches we need to progress. Network. Stay organized. Propsect. Fine advice from some of Denver’s finest talent: copywriter Jordan Sher, illustrators Shaw Nielsen, Jarrod Wheaton, Ali Colby, Steve Schader, Sarah Bergman, Liz Richard, and Paul Vismara.

Download it here, please.

Friday, August 28, 2009

What the Font?

How loyal are customers? It's one thing to change a soda formula, or offer some offbeat product or service. But in the case of IKEA, changing its iconic typeface has actually stirred one hell of an uproar. So much, that Time Magazine wrote a feature article about it. Check it out here.

Art & Copy Keeps Rolling

Couldn't leave the office before your usual time of midnight to catch Art&Copy? Have no fear. The Denver Film Society has extended its showing by a week. You'll just miss it for another week, because you're at the office until midnight.

Just sayin'.

Best Website 09: Italy

Sorry kids, the half-dressed man dancing around furniture idea has already been done.
Check out: Cantori's website. It won Premio Web Italia this year.


This is wild, I only wish I spoke Japanese. Via Gizmodo.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Cinematic Effects through a Century

This is pretty fun to watch. It's a mix of movie geek, effects geek, and just plain geek.

Infomercial Stopper

Nice parody of advertising's best parody.


Doctor Popular VIA Make.

Stainless Steel

Looking for a gift to give to that Has-Everything-Creative? I can think of nothing better to say I really like/dig/love you but get back to work than the Stainless Steel Sharpie. You know you want one. Link

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Something New

Haven't seen this for an anti smoking campaign, other that the threat message, but at least it is a different visualization. Would love to see how effective it is. Neogama/BBH, São Paulo, Brazil

This is Either Amazing or Nasty

The Feedbag makes Chicken McConfit with from The Feedbag on Vimeo.

Either way, it makes for great internet viewing.

Office Escape

Not sure what they are saying but am really entertained by the inventive office camouflage. Any translators out there? Put the translation in the comments.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Could you do this?

Type specs from back in the day.


Some amazing animation using nothing more than Legos.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Art and Copy, A new film just premiered on Aug 21

You knew it'd be good, inspiring, motivating. What you didn't know is you should 1st see it, then make sure anyone you work with should see it. Then call your clients, they should see it too. Big thanks to Mary Warlick and the One Club, The Starz Film Center and Rebecca Wood for bringing this to Denver. Catch it before it leaves town.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Best Use of Pangea

Beautiful animation for the Olympic Committee. Cole & Weber United

Typographic Love for You Today

Your welcome. Trying to find the source, anyone out there know?

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Oh Sherry!

Did Sherry die out with the dodo? Not according to Creature Seattle. It simply went underground at

Art on Two Wheels

Yes. Art. Beautiful. The Exclusive P120 Fighter - Combat Edition Motorcycle by Confederate via Twisted Sifter.

Oddly Funny

Just watch. Wonder why MTV turned them down?


This are beautiful. Simple clean design, let the product talk for itself. Remember KISS, we sometimes forget it in the world of client demands to "COMMUNICATE EVERYTHING OR THE CONSUMER WILL MISS UNDERSTAND!" Design from Blidholm Vagnemark Design, Sweden (ahh, the Swedes!)

See the Dark Side of Edinburgh

See it? SEE IT? Clever stuff for Stv's new Show Rebus.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Quicksilver - The Spot

One of the best pieces of animation and Flash I've seen in a while.
Let it load and watch the WHOLE movie, I promise it's worth it.

Monday, August 17, 2009

The New World Order

It has been a long time since we all decided to change the world and always have a camera on us. So it was only a matter of time before the iPhone became the most popular camera used for flickr. Chase was right. Pixels be damned. Via

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Ji Lee's 10 Layers of Intimacy

Yo may know Ji Lee from Google where he is a/the lead CD or from his fantastic work on his very own Bubble Project. Now he is here to clear the way for you to understand intimacy on a social network scene. Think of it as a filter of how much you are "into" that girl/agency/client/friend.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


While YouTube mashup vids are no new news, and iPhone apps are becoming more mainstream, there is something to the power of 8bit sounds that is hardwired into our souls. That makes thi hard not to like. The app is NESynth, and available for download, although the skills to make the music good are not yet available for download.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


This is fun and it does seem to have some actual physics to it, wish it were more believable though.

Uhhhh, just watch.

Lets see, thin, yep. Light, portable yep. Fast? Memory? Battery Life? Viral probably. Which means that your brand will be recognizable, but not for a computer, certainly for ass catching. So I looked up the website, and yep, they don't sell ass catching. So I'm left wondering, how did I miss the market segment that likes to associate their asses with their computer. Even if they think it is funny.

Which begs the question: How far will you go for brand awareness at the cost of brand experience. Love to meet the guys who sold this in.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Stiller and Shaq

This is a fun gem of a commercial. It might just be the completely random combination of elements, or the inspiration from faster, better internet, or maybe the simple joke of Ben barely over the wheel of the car that makes me have to like it.

Photography as Film

Red One, Canon 5D Mk II, and Panasonic Lumix GH1 Footage Comparison from marty meyer on Vimeo.

Check out the test between Red One, Canon 5D Mark II, and Panasonic Lumix GH1 with a range of lenses for film quality. These are beautiful and one should see the next milestone for film making. the lines are blurring between film and photography, and we all should be excited (or I'll be excited on my own). Vimeo has the HD version worth seeing, via Gizmodo.


See, even tubers can be fun if you have the right idea. Love the installation. Juniper Park, USA.


Clever without trying too hard to be so. DDB, Denmark

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Art & Copy, a new film coming Aug. 21

Just Do It. Arguably the most iconic tagline of the late 20th century.

Did you know Dan Wieden crafted this masterpiece for Nike shortly after hearing a captured serial killer say “Let’s do it.” to a firing squad?

Migrate south from Portland to San Fran, and advertising legend Hal Riney tells a more personal story. He opens up about his father being hauled off to prison, which later steered Riney into advertising as an outlet for self-expression.
On a surface level, that’s not exactly a stirring story. Then again, consider Riney masterminded the commercial for Ronald Reagan that all but locked him in for a second presidential term.

Such stories may be a far cry from the days of Mad Men, yet have been vital factors in molding modern American culture. And such stories loom large in Art & Copy, a new film produced by The One Club and premiers August 21 at Denver’s very own Starz! Film Festival.

Directed by documentary filmmaker Doug Pray (Scratch, Surfwise), this hypnotic visual treat glides us through historic campaigns and the advertising luminaries who conjured such powerful ideas. The film captures the energy and passion of Lee Clow (Apple), George Lois (MTV and Tommy Hilfiger), and Phyllis Robinson (Clairol). Rare interviews from Jeff Goodby and Rich Silverstein, Cliff Freeman, Jim Durfee, Mary Wells and Dan Kennedy also splash onto the silver screen.

We get a unique peek under the tent of the creative process and show how products jumped off the shelf to become lifestyle icons the world loves and embraces. And in a world polluted with junkyards of bad advertising, it’s important to observe and celebrate the power of good advertising.

Art & Copy captures that.

We invite you to come see Art & Copy, with wine and food served following the showing. This mesmerizing film will be introduced by Rob Reilly from Crispin, Porter + Bogusky. Rob is a partner and co-executive creative director, who served as global creative director on Burger King (yes, he’s responsible for the creepy King). Today, he and his partner oversee digital and brand communication for powerhouse clients at CP+B such as Volkswagen, Microsoft and Coca-Cola.

Art & Copy
• Sponsored by Art Director’s Club of Denver and Denver Film Society.
• Premiers Denver, August 21 at 7:30 p.m.
• Starz! Film Center at the Tivoli (9th and Auraria, Denver)
• Appetizers and wine, following the show
• Tickets available at (click on August 21)
• General admission: $9.50. Seniors and students: $7. Denver Film Society members: $6.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Interactive Building

La Vitrine - Montreal from steven bulhoes on Vimeo.

Very cool installation for Montreal's Sainte-Catherine Ouest. Would be great to see more of this.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Go, Bees, Go

Do you know what Colony Collapse Disorder is? It's worldwide condition that's wiping out honeybees at catastrophic rates, and nothing can be done about it. Goodby Silverstein & Partners and their ice cream client, Haagen-Daaz beg to differ.

All hail, an educational format that eggs on people to make active leaps and bounds for different causes.

The smorgasbord of social media (Twitter, Facebook, flickr) has side dishes of challenges, including eating nothing but natural foods for seven days straight. Getting your own virtual bee, and planting flowers are delightful applications you can engage in.

Stella Artois

When you are going to do retro, do it right, that would include bringing Robert McGinnis out of retirement to bring his iconic style to life. Mother did just that and the results are stunning (admittedly more than the average consumer will get) and well worth the effort. Even the pencil is amazing. McGinnis still has it.

Samsung Camera Trick

Samsung seems to have figured a new way to crack the YouTube Viral Video phenom: Magic. They put in this well produced, amazing trick, featuring a camera, and its video quality (nice job there) and then ask the audience to tell them how they did it. To one up that idea, they can track how users use the video. Pretty great thinking and production, especially on a YouTube exclusive.
Read the full article on AdAge.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009


This is just fun, via Make and Daito Manabe. Lots of ideas jump out at me.

More Backlash

Erin Hanson's geniusness.

Nikon Coolpix

Why is it that brands immediately jump to cheese when the product benefits are revolutionary? Cool product that with product usage that just feels lame, especially the "on the shirt guy."

Mertin Design Group

They are looking for creative individuals, including writers, P.R. professionals and designers to share office space and business opportunities. They have a wonderful location on Old South Pearl Street, complete with a drop dead gorgeous garden area and lots of good karma. They are near all the businesses and restaurants on South Pearl, close to Washington Park, South Broadway and highway access. They have offices and a beautiful garden house to rent.

Please contact Barry at, outlining your background and how you might fit into their creative compound.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Painted Animation

The Dog and the Butcher by Jonathan Holt from Jonathan Holt on Vimeo.

Can you not fall in love with the art of this. Painted 3d, lovingly put together by student Jonathan Holt of Ringling College of Art and Design.

Prius Energy

This is how you make the consumer happy about advertising, give them something they need and want but keep it close to your core messaging. Not interuptive, helpful. More brands should think like this. Add the bonus points for how visually dynamic it is. Saatchi & Saatchi, Los Angeles, USA


Simple idea that may not have been easy to discover, none the less, brilliant. Cramer-Krasselt, Milwaukee, USA

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Wide Lenses

Now that we know what women think, now its set to what men have in mind. Wide angle lenses, that's right. Publicis, India

Men, not so good

In any language, men will always be viewed the same, not as good as chocolate. Del Campo Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi, Buenos Aires, Argentina