Friday, May 28, 2010

ADCD Annual Show Call for Entries, Now May 27

Hi everyone!

We're thrilled to already get tons of entries. We're also thrilled to get tons of phone calls asking for an extension. It means once again we will have a strong show from Colorado's finest.

So here's the scoop:
Everything is due Thursday, May 27 by 5 PM.
You can enter now at

Please join us @ Bryce Boyer's photo studio for a Call for Entries Drop off Party at 3845 Lipan Street 5-8pm.
Not familiar with Bryce? You should be.

All other drop off locations are still available, check here for those locations.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

The Big Caption

Companion to the big picture, this is wonderful. The proof that typography might just save the world. The Big Caption

Best Insight

This is nearly perfect, great insight, wonderful photography, even casting is really well thought through. One of the better ads seen for a while. ACW Grey, Tel Aviv, Israel

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Yeah, that'll do it.

“It’s a Quick Fix. Coroa Hand Tools.” Ogilvy, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Something Stronger

Hey look, Typography. Almap BBDO, Brazil.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010


This was here for the sound track, then the idea was too great to not share. Lovely.

Choose the Omega 3

These seem a bit menacing, like if you don't choose the right food he'll haul you, but maybe that is just y fear of polar bears in my freezer coming through.

Pixel as art

Worth the 10 minute watch.

Monday, May 24, 2010

HOW Conference - get your discounts here!

An Exclusive Invitation from Adobe’s Russell Brown

Join me at the HOW Design Conference and find out firsthand why the industry is all abuzz about the brand-new Adobe® Photoshop® CS5 software! Try it out – FREE -- at HOW Design Conference’s special 1-1/2 day workshop, Russell Brown @ HOW.

Join me in Denver June 5 – 6 to take advantage of this exclusive workshop (a $445 value)and as a ADCD member, you can attend FREE when you register for the HOW Design Conference (June 6-9) or In-HOWse Designer Conference (June 6-8).

Because of its limited class size, you’ll get one-on-one time with me and my team, providing you with in-depth instruction on Adobe’s Creative Suite 5 applications. This unique, project-based class gives you time to ask questions of industry experts and network with others in your field. If you like information-and-inspiration packed events, then this is what you’ve been waiting for!

To participate, you’ll need to bring your own Mac or PC—you'll even get a free trial version of Photoshop CS5 prior to arriving at the workshop so you can start exploring all the new features right away!

This is an exclusive invitation to ADCD members. Be sure to use discount code ADCRB when you register for either the HOW Design Conference or In-HOWse Designer Conference. This code will automatically deduct the $445 cost of the Russell Brown @ HOW workshop from your total registration fee summary.

For additional information on Russell Brown @ HOW and to see the complete schedule, check out

Then register at Be sure to use the exclusive discount code ADCRB when you register. Your Russell Brown @ HOW 1-1/2 day workshop will be absolutely FREE!

But hurry … the Russell Brown @ HOW experience and HOW Conferences are right around the corner!

* This exclusive discount cannot be combined with any other discount offers. ADCD code applies only to individual and group registration rates.

Epic Advertising

Seems Nike has found a new story to tell. Love the epic lives lived in success and failure.

Strategic Thinking

Half of me says "YES!" and that is repudiated by the other that wants to do more. Either way, you can get the poster from Baltimore.

Friday, May 21, 2010

May 21 : Friday Afternoon Creative @ Foils + Dies : 999 Tejon St., Denver CO : 5:30pm-7:30pm

Enjoy the wondrous playland that is Foils + Dies. A must-see for every designer and artist! Think of it as a giant candy store for inspiration. Bevs and food and your friends will be there, will you?

Free event, come on down and do some netwerkin' whilst your @ it.

No need to rsvp, but these directions will definitely be of use!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

London 2012

The logo wasn't a total success, but these might be. Time will see if they can remain contemporary for two years.

"Our brief was to create mascots that would excite and inspire young people and encourage them to get involved in sport. We wanted everyone, especially young people, to be able to take part, so we asked ourselves, ‘Why have one mascot when you can have millions?'" says Grant Hunter of Iris."

But UK agency Iris


Simple Idea that makes for a fun execution. Doesn't separate it from the competition, but it does make it memorable. the balance is in there somewhere. Scholz & Friends, Berlin, Germany.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


The Flame and the Fantastic Flood from Frito Lay Dips on Vimeo.

Tostitos has taken an interesting direction with some amazing animation.

Ahh, The World without Craftsman

Makes you feel good, huh? Wonderfully crafted spot.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

The World We Live In

Logorama from Marc Altshuler - Human Music on Vimeo.

Opened Sundance 2010, screened at Cannes 2009, won a 2010 Academy award, and here for you. H5, France.

Interview with Paul Elledge, Annual Show Judge

I was able to grab a few minutes with Paul Elledge, photographer, and one of our 2010 Annual Show judges, to talk about past projects, funny moments and what he is looking forward to seeing when he comes to Denver. I had a great time talking with him and you can meet him too when we fly him out for the Annual Show judging in June. We'll post more information on that soon. In the meantime, make sure you get your entries in, the deadline is fast approaching!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Mice are Nimble?

Not sure the line is that clever, but the idea of making the ad itself is at least noteworthy, not to mention the fun it would be to set up the demonstration.

Augmented Reality

ENVISION : Step into the sensory box from SUPERBIEN on Vimeo.

We've posted something like this before, but it looks to have evolved. Beautiful.

Conference them in

Saatchi and Saatchi Bejing's new office toy. Despite being beautiful, it also rotates.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Hire him

Another great idea, now go get your own.

Less Plastic

This is wonderful, the message is not (because it is true) but the music and visuals make it so. Video from TakePart.


Proof we Love what we do, we can sit through this and be fascinated with it. Oh, we believe you could too.

A behind the scenes look into Pantone as they launch their new line of products, Plus.

Great Quote

From Leeclowsbeard (Twitter)

Try being inspired by the world around you. Better to rip-off God than CA.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Followers of no one

Funny, just yesterday I was wishing I could do this.

Nike Figures

NIKE SPORTSWEAR: NSW+FBGT from fla on Vimeo.

LOVE this spot for Nike, mixes a bit of vinyl with a bit of witticism and a good old helping of insight. Really fun from Sticky Monster Lab in Korea.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Introducing the NEW 2010 ADCD Annual Show

At ADCD, the creative community has always been our top priority. From digital to traditional, photography to illustration, advertising to design, we believe Colorado should be well represented in all facets of creative marketing.

That’s the goal of our new show. You want to win the category you enter.

There will be fifteen category winners that will stand out as the best of our creative community. You want to win the print advertising category. You want to win the illustration category. You want to be at the top of a category of strong work.

Judge’s choices are gone. Best of Show is gone. You can still win gold, silver, or bronze.

But what you really want in this show…is for your work to represent Colorado’s creative marketing scene. You want it to be part of the greater creative circle.


Honest, Real...Nope

The pacing on this sets you up so well, it just makes you watch. refreshing considering all the sports/MTV cuts you see out there.

The 111 Navy Chair

Made from the plastic of 111 plastic Coke Bottles. Iconic brand being iconic again. Even the release of this wonderfully quiet film protraying the freezing and shooting process is beautiful. Bravo. Once again proving you don't have to be flashy for a big idea, it just has to resonate.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Never Reach

Clever bit of insight and wonderful illustration to boot. I might add that there are places your tongue should never reach, but that, alas, is another post.

House, Shot on Canon 5d mark II

Not one to post TV shows. Mostly, there isn't a real reason to, but you might want to flip to Fox on the 18th as they will be shooting this episode all in a HDSLR. Should be some fantastic images, if the 1st two minutes are any indication.

Could this be the new Cinematographic face of entertainment?

Sunday, May 9, 2010

The Review: Lori Sheng, Best in Process Book

At the Review two Saturdays back, we were shocked at how many great books already look so senior, and yet they've only been in school a year or two. Lori Sheng's fits this category, and we awarded her the Best in Process Book. She was awarded a 3-in-1 printer, sponsored by our friends at Epson. Way to go, Lori.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Meet Miya Kobayashi, Second Best Book

We also expect to see Miya making waves in the design world too. Another sparkling portfolio among the many books we were fortunate to see last Saturday. Congrats, Miya. Beautiful work.

Meet Jesse Spencer, Top Portfolio at the Review.

We were surprised and delighted by the incredible professionalism and maturity of our candidates at the Review. Jesse certainly stood out. His portfolio and passion stood out. We hope to see Jesse rocking and rolling the community soon.

The Review. A Review.

The Review. A Review.

The future of design is in good hands, friends and colleagues. ADCD and AIGA held The Review, an annual get-together where students share their portfolios with top design professionals, who provide constructive feedback and career advice.

Congrats to Jesse Spencer, a UNC senior, who won Best Finished Book and a $1,000 scholarship, courtesy of our friends of AIGA.

Also congrats to Miya Kobayashi, another UNC senior, who was recognized with the Second Place Finished Book. Maya will receive a $400 scholarship, courtesy of the Creative Group.

The Best In-Process book goes to Lori Sheng from Metro State. She received a 3—in-1 printer, thanks to Epson.

Huge thanks to so many. All of the reviewers who sacrificed their Saturdays to lend a hand to budding creatives. All of the great students (of course). Peter Regenold Bergman (Visiting Assistant Prof. of Communication Design at Metro State, and ADCD Education Chair) and Tara Pederson (Owner Intentio Studios, AIGA Education Co-Chair, and Affiliate Faculty at Metro State) for orchestrating the event. Charles Carpenter, AIGA President, and Jay Roth, ADCD President for judging the top books.

Also thanks to Chipotle for providing lunch, and Ink Lounge for holding the network event at the Rialto.

How are your hand skills?

Then participate in the sketchbook project.
Do it, do it now.

Thousands of sketchbooks will be exhibited at galleries and museums as they make their way on tour across the country.

After the tour, all sketchbooks will enter into the permanent collection of The Brooklyn Art Library, where they will be barcoded and available for the public to view.

Start the Young Typographers Early

Studio 3, an in-school design agency at the Graphic Design Department of Westerdals School of Communication just produced this workbook of typography for designers. The intent is to maybe teach something. However, the way it was styled would be perfect to introduce solid typography to young budding designers, really young. Hit the link to flip through the book or purchase.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010


No Doubt that game platforms are wonderful story telling devices. This brings the story out of the box. Nice bit of film without dialog. Even better since they did not feel the need to show the game footage.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Identify Yourself

Promote yourself and have unexpected success (click the image and zoom in to read the headline (love the honesty). H-57 Creative Station, Milan, Italy

Sunday, May 2, 2010