Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Go Forth

I am really starting to love the new Levi's Campaign. Beautiful art, but a wonderful message. Even one that is can motivate the cynical advertisers, such as we.

Monday, June 28, 2010

3D Graffiti

Graffiti Analysis: 3D from Evan Roth on Vimeo.

Really interesting translation to an oft overlooked artform.

It's like a Kiss

Sure I'm a sucker for slow motion filmography, but the subtle smile really caught me.


Nice little bit of stop animation spot for the new SMART Board out of Sharpe Blackmore Euro RSCG. There's a soft spot in my heart for the effort of stop motion.

ADCD Winners Announced Mid-July

The calls are coming in. Some of you are getting antsy. We get it.

Expect winner's letters to be sent out around mid-July. 

We're busy getting them assembled as well as planning for the show. Know that it was a dogfight between all this great work, and in the end, we're excited for what will be a spectacular show.

Hang tight, and thanks for your patience.


Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Ohh, Go with the Threat

Now, a little humor could hurt. Eye-stopping approach. Y&R Not Just Film, Amsterdam

Tuesday, June 22, 2010


Who doesn't love a little behind the scenes action.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Trick Shots

Something nice about the intrigue of the fancy trick shots on the fuse ball table. But what is really great is the YouTube Extensions and the behind the scenes:

Either the shots are real, and they are pretty amazing, or the whole thing is fake, and that too, is amazing. I'm going with the latter, the shots don't look quite right, but the extended idea is quite intriguing.

Coke Cup Ads

Some amazing animation for the World Cup from Coca-Cola. Santo, Buenos Aires

Sunday, June 20, 2010


Simple idea that most of us, probably, missed. Only wish the art or message was a bit better.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

More OK GO!

Never seem to be uninterested in their latest videos. This is a mix of editing, time lapse and slow motion cinematography that just begs you to watch.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


Just in case you missed it, and we are pretty sure you might have, we held our Annual Show Judging over this last weekend. Big props and thanks to our esteemed judges, In order, top to bottom) Paul Elledge of Paul Elledge Photography, Sam Maclay of 3 advertising, Blake Bakken of Venables Bell & Partners, and Clint! Runge of Archrival. You can see them at work above.

They proved to have that wonderfully critical eye. Found what we knew to be true, there is some really top notch work in Denver. They even found a little time on Friday night to inspire. Who knows, if you look closely enough, you might be able to see your work under their approving eye.

Photos courtesy of Bryce Boyer Photography

See Underneath

At first I really loved the joke of a X-ray Pinup Calendar, then realized, it was as interesting as a regular pin-up calendar (maybe I just really like x-rays). But the brilliant part is who it is for. Butter, Berlin/Duesseldorf, Germany for EIZO medical imaging high precision displays.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Four creatives. One night. Recap.

ADCD just held judging weekend, and we're doing backflips over the amazing work they selected for the show, coming September 24.

Those lucky enough to be part of the panel were treated to intriguing and thought-provoking advice, as board member Matthew Wyne shares on his blog.

Thanks Matthew.

Third Person Life

Sure I was asking "Why?" when I saw the puppet, but the insight is so well illustrated I can't imagine this any better.

Friday, June 11, 2010

June Event :: Four Creatives, One Night

You’re invited to join a dialogue with some of the nation’s top creative talent.

Join ADCD and the Judges for the Annual Show in a panel discussion on youth marketing, photography and filmmaking, brand and identity development, business ownership and more.

Friday, June 11
6-7pm social, 7-9 pm panel discussion
Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design

Click here for more information and to register.

Free for ADCD Members
Free for RMCAD students
$20 Non Members
$15 Students

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Smart Bit of Origami

Seem like this is feasible, beats all those camping chairs.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

All That Glitters

These are really wonderful. Breakthrough communication. Rethink, Vancouver, Canada (Former ADCD Awardshow Judge was the Writer)

Golden Billboard: A billboard wrapped in 22-karat gold has been unveiled by Rethink to promote the new “Treasure!” summer exhibit at the Vancouver’s science-based museum. The 18.5-square metre billboard–which took three weeks and $11,000 to produce–is the first of its kind in the world, said Rethink spokeswoman Jennifer Newstead. The golden behemoth was created with the help of Brian Dedora, a master gilder in Vancouver. Located near the busy Granville Island market, the billboard was covered with gold pounded so thinly that only 56 grams of the precious metal was needed to cover the entire surface. The three-dimensional letters that spell out the headline “2 oz. of Gold Can Cover A Billboard” are covered with gold as well.

Diamond Billboard: A billboardwith glued 9,000 dazzling glass “diamonds” to a billboard to promote Science World’s Treasure exhibit, and to dramatize this fact: compared to most other gems, diamonds aren’t all that rare.

Popular Places to Take Photos

Sometimes the information out there can be beautifully simple. These are hotspot maps of uploaded photos, showing the increasing density of photos taken based on location. See more here.


Sometimes, things are just wonderfully simple. Even, at times, puns. Human Shaped Robot

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Our Modern World

Somewhere, someone is making money on the internet.

Waiting for Moby

Beautiful work. To bad it was for a contest to promote Moby. Like the video, like Moby, hate the idea of this and 499 other videos submitted to have a chance to "win." Not even sure this winning entry was paid for.

Clap Your Hands

This is entertaining, in an Orwellian way.

Senior Citizen Advertising

You hardly ever see advertising for the octogenarians outside of AARP, and it is rarely fun. Besides, the pigeon image is wonderful.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Animal Cross Training

Optus Secret Training Camp from Paranoid US on Vimeo.

Really well put together.

Knock up your iPhone

Love the idea and the spirit, can't imagine anyone really using it after the rubbing that is. Beyond that, great product tie in with the VR code and awkward/great insights. AKQA

All I Needed was a Hypnotist

You are thinking this is clever now, clever on the count of three. "One, Two, Three." Mohallem/Artplan, Brazil

Saturday, June 5, 2010

HOW Conference - Last chance to Save!

This is the last week to take advantage of discounted prices using these ADCD codes.

Take an extra $50 off the cost of full registration by using coupon code ADCD10.

When you sign up for a full conference registration, you'll receive a FREE guest pass to the Russell Brown + Adobe workshop.
Details about the workshop here.
Coupon code for Russell Brown workshop: ADCRB

This is a limited offer for the workshop, so first come first served and whatnot.

Have fun @ the Conference!
Register here.

Friday, June 4, 2010

In a Confused Galaxy, Far, Far Away

Undecided on this, but it is hard to look away. Not sure they are living up to their promise of celebrating originality by delivering a parody. Then again, I liked it better than the original anyway.

All Things Digital

As a longtime fan of a lot of the shows on NPR, consider this proof that National Public Radio has a sense of humor and it wants to expand its audience. Brilliant.

Interview with Sam Maclay, ADCD Annual Show Judge

Sam Maclay, creative director and a founding partner of 3 Advertising in Albuquerque, New Mexico, sits down with Art Directors Club Denver and talks about past projects, what it's like to run an agency and what he's looking forward to seeing in Denver. Meet Sam and the other judges June 11, 2010 at Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design.

Robotic Fruniture

Ikea Robotics - "marketing" video from adam lassy on Vimeo.

Smart idea, not practical yet, but innovative thinking.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Don't Think this was Shot Live

Pretty amazing CG going on, even if the copy is just a bit light.


Ground breaking content for McDonalds, even if it is from outside the states. BETC Euro RSCG, Paris, France

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

3dTV for Sony

Let the era of 3dTV clever advertising begin, because everything is better when it explodes. I might even watch soccer, if it explodes. Anomaly.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Instruction Manual

Out of the box - book from adrian333 on Vimeo.

NBot sure on what the cost would be, but the insight is fantastic and the method is wonderful. Brilliant idea. Designers Clara Gaggero, Adrian Westaway and Jaako Tuomivara.

Joy is Projected Augmented Reality

Seen a bit of this running around lately, but this is the first successful use of it for advertising that has come across our desks, and now yours. (We say it is successful since it is a strong message and strong medium)

Tea Bags

Great idea for a small, often overlooked, problem, what to do with the wet, used tea bag. Place taht spent tea bag on the coaster and have it create a work of art for you as you sip your tea. Simple idea that involves the tea-drinker. Makes the experience more memorable. Yuree S Lim and Jleun Yang