Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

File this under IWITTDTF

I Wish I Thought To Do That First. Dice as letterpress fodder. Via Make.

A Little Sunshine for Your Day

Darwin Deez - Radar Detector from Lucky Number Music on Vimeo.


Music Video/Catalog

Part of Diesel's Be Stupid Campaign, the above music video showcases the clothing, go to the website so you can stop the video to get the details. Wonderful idea.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Pencil Lead

Dalton Ghetti carves really small things out of the graphite in pencils. Takes him ears, but the work is pretty amazing.

Recess anyone?

Jonah Lehrer, Rhodes Scholar, contributing writer to Seed Magazine, Wired, and Radiolab, author of "How We Decide" and "Proust was a Neuroscientist" just published an interesting article on his blog, "The Frontal Cortex"

The article describes how and why we lose our child-like creativity. In an experiment with undergrads, those instructed to think like 7 year olds were far more creative than those who were given no age association. Most profound were those described as introverts.

As we age, our brains grow larger and denser. The prefontal cortex becomes responsible for creating focused attention and inhibiting errant thoughts. We trade off youthful imagination for better function.

One bit of interesting evidence is that jazz musicians would supposedly "de-activate" their prefontal cortexes before performing to prevent the brain from interfering and inspiring worry. They were free to be creative and imaginative.

Read the entire article here.

SunShine Enema

I am in love with this packaging. Brilliant use of form, color and method for delivering this new music!
Innovative album packaging for Marrow's latest release, Sunshine Enema.


The images are a bit posed but the idea is very intriguing. DDB, New York

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Help For Haiti Posters

Moxie Sozo's, The Haiti Poster Project's, web site is up an live. Dig through the work and find the hope. Sales go live April 5th.

Never too early

Budding designer in the basket, maybe you could grab one of these from Grayson Byrd. Inspired by his brothers' typeface, Schoolblock.

Your Rolodex Could Be a Little Thicker

Creative Connections is another great organization dedicated to creative professionals that we've befriended over the last few months. They are holding their annual trade show this Thursday. You owe it to your career to check them out, just for the networking alone.
• Keynote speakers 
• Meet professional talents from all backgrounds
• It's FREE!

It's happening Thursday, Mar. 25 from 3-7.
It's at the Colorado Community Church, 1 block south of Hampden and Colorado Blvd.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

A to the D to the C to the D

Geek out to the pop-comic-culture-rad-ness that is the alphabet according to Neill Cameron.

Good GIF Action

Sure they are not moving up there, but they are here. Go now.


Find more videos like this on AdGabber

The ad feels off, but notice the packaging? Not the usual yogurt look. Got to admit, that alone is a smart move, or my personal favorite.

Conrad Gessner's Animals

The New york Times has a wonderful slideshow on Conrad's Gessner's woodcut animals. Some fictitious, all well crafted. Worth heading over there and reading the captions.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


With the mainstay of fear in politics, something like this is refreshing. Although, if you really think about it... it is still insurance. Which is really just about planning for the worst. Still good advice though.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Paper Fashiontastic

Pick a cliche and they all apply: You got to see it to believe it. A picture is worth a 1,000 words. It just keeps getting better and better.

Once the Paper Fashion Show 2010 came to a close, many started wondering how could we possibly top this in 2011. The answer's simple. It's us. All of us.
Let's start with the incredible commitment of our board members. Their passion was evident throughout the process and they made things happen. Then you have volunteers and ADCD members jumping on board and helping where needed. Then the sponsors, vendors, and media partners. Without their generous contributions, none of this would be possible. Together they put together a show that was memorable as it was magical.  

And that magic shined through fantastic fashion designs. Long days and sleepless nights paid off as inspiration owned the runway. I was privileged to walk backstage as the models lined up, and you just knew. The night was going to rock with 800 people flashing cameras and screaming from the first minute to the last. Best of all, everyone's contributions went to assist the spectacular DAVA. So a big thank you to everyone, and we'll see you in 2011.

It just keeps getting better and better.

– Jay Roth/ADCD President

Here were the winning dresses:

1st Place: Museum of Outdoor Arts

2nd Place: CSK Group

3rd Place (tie): Blue Team

3rd Place (tie): Gen Fem

Audience Favorite: Philosophy Communication/Section 45

Friday, March 19, 2010

ADCD PRESENTS :: The Paper Fashion Show :: Thursday, March 18 - 6pm :: Mile High Station

Pre-sale tickets for Paper Fashion Show are SOLD OUT.
A limited number of $30 tickets will be available at the door. Arrive early, doors open at 6pm!

Thank you, ADCD.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Over the large Pond

You can enjoy the Devo-ness.

Record Player

Innovative packaging that missed the market.

iPad Magazines

VIV Mag Interactive Feature Spread - iPad Demo from Alexx Henry on Vimeo.

With the hype and confusion of what the iPad may or may not be, this is a glimmer of hope for the future. It may even signify a few new worlds coming soon. High end motion publication and layout design that requires several new skills.

Ahh, the future never seemed so bright.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

One Thing to Watch Today

This an absolutely fun video by Diane Birch who is super cute and super energetic. The real show is how it was pulled together behind the technology. Take a look at them both and see for yourself.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Music Video

Nothing too special about the effects but the idea is solid.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Design Difference

Enough Said. Giovanni+DraftFCB, São Paulo, Brazil

Dog and Best Friend Posters

You have to love the posters that are for the dog, to make it even better, they smell of meat which makes the dogs head on over. If you own a dog, you love the poster idea.

Creative Connections Tradeshow

If you haven't heard about this group yet, you should take a closer look. Great networking to be had for all types of creatives.

They meet fridays from 9-10:30 a.m. The tradeshow itself is an afternoon event. We'll be there, hope to see you too.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Photo Juxtapositions

Heru Suryoko manipulates photos to make us think more about the creative scene that is happening than the product placement. See more here.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Material World

In NYC there is a magical place called "Material ConneXion" where thousands of materials live in a research library of sorts for students and professionals to explore. You can check out their annual Medium Awards here and discover new materials like stingray skin and flexible concrete.

Monday, March 8, 2010

The Sand Pit

The Sandpit from Sam O'Hare on Vimeo.

Perspective my friends. Beautiful, freeing perspective.

Zero Cost Diagnostics

This is based in comic book technology. Designed by chemist George Whitesides, can diagnose HIV, tuberculosis, malaria and more! Put a drop of blood on one side and the colors will help doctors diagnose various diseases. This is purely brilliant thinking that should see the light of day.

Don Cudney is Livin' Large

Friend of ADCD and Denver's own Don Cudney has pulled together a video of his most recent work life and it may be the single largest reason to stop what you are doing and become a photographer. Pretty women, top CEO's, sports, travel. Though, it may not work for you, if you don't have has talent.

Friday, March 5, 2010


Brilliant Storytelling that leads you right to the product benefit. Ogilvy & Mather Advertising, Beijing, China

Thursday, March 4, 2010

This Just needs Music

I don't know about you, but this is one of those things that just begs you to keep watching. When it is finished it should keep continuously looping for twenty four hours with nothing more than gravity, magnets, springs and know-how keeping it going. Bravo.

OK, OK GO may be smarter than you

The video is amazing, the behind the scenes thinkers are the most likely reason why. Oh, and they are in the band, making them more imaginative than you or I.


UK Artist Shauna Richardson creates these bizarre, life-sized crocheted animals. She uses a free crochet technique that usually takes months to create.