Thursday, April 29, 2010

RGB for the Home

For the Milan Design Week, Italian studio Carnovsky created a series of wallpapers that react to different coloured lights. Brilliant idea, for that really cool home.

Info Graphic Contest

Another design-it-for-us-so-that-we-can-publish-it contest. When will these things stop? While I applaud the work the designers have done, maybe Good should have chosen one person and paid them. Great work, for a much needed explanation, for a lousy cause. Good

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

See the Shiny New Artist

Each spring Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design's Office of Career + Alumni Services host an Employer Open House for people to see the work of their spring graduating class. This is a casual event designed as a way for professionals to see work from all majors and interact with graduates. This is an opportunity to find artists and designers that might be a good fit for your organizations as well as interns and freelance employees.

The event is free and will be held on Thursday, April 29th from 6-8pm on the RMCAD campus in the Philip J. Steele Gallery. There will be light refreshments served.

If you plan to attend please RSVP to by April 27th.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Colorado Alliance of Illustrators High 5 Exhibit

This is the 20th Annual Exhibit.
Opening night Friday, May 7th, 6-10pm
Anam Cara Living Arts Studio
445 S. Saulsbury Street (Block 7 Belmar)
Lakewood, CO 80214

Free food.
Free beer donated by Del Norte Brewing Company.

Public Service

Great method to sway violence, which is unfortunate. The violence that is.

Putting Your Money Where Your Vodka Goes

Product benefit anyone?

Monday, April 26, 2010

So Many degrees of AWESOME



LOVE the art direction here.

It's Home

Less advertising, or Music Video, though it does qualify as both, more of a feature film. Leo Burnett, Sydney, Australia.

Monday Pun

Not a new feature, and our sincere apologies. However, this did catch me off guard and made me smile. Buy it here.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Glass Car

Is the making of the video better than the idea of the ad? Does the client care?

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Drop the Beat

Gravité from Renaud Hallée on Vimeo.

Literally. Both posts today have a see-beyond-the-obvious quality today. Might just be the rainy weather, but I'm finding comfort in the new-ness of the ideas and the possibility in exploring.


This was created on a micro scale for the magazine, Creative Review. MicroCrafted locally by Frank Conrad, “a friend of a friend,” of Craig Ward, an immunologist at the University of Colorado in Denver. Pretty Cool idea.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

HOW Conference - Get your discounts here!

In the spirit of giving and sharing, we've partnered with the good folks putting on the HOW Design Conference, the In-HOWse Designer Conference, and the Creative Freelancer Conference (all happening around the same week in June).

Use this promo code for $50 off when you sign up:

See you there!

Beards, How trustworthy are they?

And now you know.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Graffiti Analysis

Graffiti Analysis 2.0: Digital Blackbook from Evan Roth on Vimeo.

This is beautiful and highly impressive.

Graffiti Analysis is an extensive ongoing study in the motion of graffiti. Custom software designed for graffiti writers creates visualizations of the often unseen motion involved in the creation of a tag. Motion data is recorded, analyzed and archived in a free and open database,, where writers can share analytical representations of their hand styles.

Hit their site for more.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Need Help with Choosing a Typeface?

By no means could this be all encompassing, but it is an admirable start, especially if you are just new to design.

The Juicer

In The Know: Should More Americans Get In On The EZ-Go Juicer Craze?
Love this commentary on news networks from the even more pseudo news network, The Onion.

Little Tiny Headaches

Headaches are just so adorable, when visualized this way.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Take that Symmetrical Cars

I have got to believe that this is direct response to the on major complaint. And it a wonderful response. TBWA\PARIS & TBWA\G1, France

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


Star Wars Uncut "The Escape" from Casey Pugh on Vimeo.

15 second re-enactments spliced together in this word for word recreation of a cult classic. Be ready to be blown-away/amused/confused.


Simple ad for a simple idea that makes a product seem, simple. DDB, Brazil

Human Trafficking

Unique usage of media for a often overlooked problem. Wonderfully new way to raise awareness about Human Trafficking.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


The Keep Calm Gallery has a new letterpress poster for sale, but they are going quickly. The ampersand identification chart. The New must have for your new office space.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Bread and Butter by Design


Small Blue Dot

We Are Here: The Pale Blue Dot from dmahr on Vimeo.

As you get caught up in the deadlines and the must haves of your day, we offer a little perspective. In the words of Carl Sagan, "Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark." Storytelling at its best.


Beware the 8bit overlords.

Sucking Power

Not sure it sells vacuum cleaners, but creepy magicians? Sign me up. Publicis, Zurich, Switzerland.

Thursday, April 8, 2010


Dr. John Mullaly of Muskegon, Michigan, and the doubleplus clever advertising agency as Cramer-Krasselt, USA. Who says all the good ideas are taken?

5 Directors, 1 Script

Five directors (Greg Fay, Johnny Hardstaff, Carl Erik Rinsch, Jake Scott and Hi-Sim) were given five lines of script and given license. This is what they produced for Phillips to emphasis the manufacturers cinematic qualities. All the films are viewable in hi-def at

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Wonderfully Simple

In contrast to the ornate below, this is absolute minimalist, yet inviting. Love this, maybe even more.

Wonderfully Ornate

Not usually a fan of the too much, however, the typography on the cover (can you really call that since it is only about 10% of the illustration) sucked me in. The use of elements and the care to put them together is so intricate that this would have to be a really great (if not hard) read. The use of gold is inspired. "I Wonder" book design by Marian Bantje, due to hit stores in time for the holiday season 2010 (pub date September 28th).

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


When a brand is confident about it's place in the world, it is willing to make the judgement calls that allow it to connect with its audience. Love the spot for Nike. Love the idea. Even love the willingness to put its highly paid spokespeople in place to pull it off. A bit of a departure for a brand who is almost always serious.

Sunday, April 4, 2010