Friday, July 30, 2010

Friday Afternoon Creative, July 30

1500 Block South Acoma, Denver, 80223
5:30 - 7:30
Networking, food, bevs and general good times.

James Pelz - you rock!

ADCD advisor and past president James Pelz - Integer AD - is moving - to Catapult Marketing in Connecticut - congratulations, though personally I'm going to really miss him. James is one of ADCDs formidable past presidents, bringing the club back from the brink and hard-pushing it well ahead of itself. He brought amazing speakers & judges to Denver - in a synergistic synchronicity to Denver's transition to the national stage. He worked closely and passionately to unite the creative community (NDAC, AIGA, Egotist) as well as celebrate their unique attributes and strengths. Most of all, he's passionate about creativity and community, and a really nice guy. Best of luck bro!

- Jonathan Pite

Monday, July 26, 2010

Robert W. Taylor, 1938-2010

As principal of Robert W. Taylor Design in Boulder, Bob started out majoring in fine arts in college and pursued advertising art and design at the Colorado Institute of Art in 1962. He then headed out to California to launch his career in graphic design. After a few jobs, he got an opportunity at the noted Saul Bass and Associates, where his versatility and hard-working attitude kept him busy for the next three and a half years.

In 1975, Bob founded his studio in Denver. Clientele included high-tech, consumer products, energy, education, construction and healthcare. In 1991, his studio designed the Denver International Airport's official logo.

Bob served on ADCD’s board of directors in 1979 as Acting Historian, a roll he held until 2005. He served as Vice President of the Club from 1980-82. Bob was one of the founding members of AIGA’s Colorado Chapter in 1989. In 2003, he was ADCD’s first Legacy Award winner, an award given to a member that has given their time and effort to the club over the years. In 2004 he received AIGA’s first Fellow Award. In 2000, he created the ADCD Past, Present and Future commemorative booklet showcasing the 45-year history of the club. The booklet showcased the Club’s growth and changes in advertising and design in Colorado through the 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's and 90's. “Bob was a great resource. He could tell you anything you wanted to know about the Club from any time period. He kept in touch with past members and brought them together each year at the Annual Show. As historian, he kept a vast collection of our history meticulously organized in excellent condition,” Jennifer Beam, ADCD Historian.

In the spring of 2010, the Denver Public Library accepted Bob's ADCD collection and named it “The Robert Taylor ADCD Collection 1955-2000” as part of the libraries permanent archive. Bob talked about the collection by saying, “This is a complete story of the organization and how it reinvents itself every few years. To have it all together in one place is amazing.” The collection is organized by year and includes event posters and brochures, annual show booklets and awards. It is an inspirational body of work. Once the collection is available for viewing, the Club plans to hold an event there to showcase our history.

Bob will be sadly missed. He was a huge contributor to the club with his time, knowledge and creative talent. Visit for more about Bob. Please visit to sign online guest book.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 29, 2010, at the First Christian Church, 2230 13th St., Greeley. Interment at 2 p.m. Thursday Linn Grove Cemetery. Bob is survived by his daughter, Jennifer and her husband Ron of Golden; a granddaughter, Taylor of Golden; and a brother, Jack Taylor of Greeley.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

No Comment Needed

Extra Fine

Now, that brings a product benefit to life in an eye-catching way. Would love to see the brief. Grey, Barcelona, Spain

3D Printing

With 3d printing becoming more prevalent, the way designers think about design will dramatically change. Take this idea for example from While You Sleep:
While you sleep’ was commissioned for ‘New simplicity’ and exhibition about simple design curated by design critic Nuno Coelho. Nine designers were asked to investigate the possibilities of using 3D printing technology as a manufacturing tool in the near future.

We decided to question the traditional key cutting service, and propose a product/service scenario where the use of the 3D printing technology will facilitate the copy and storage of keys as data.

Since 3D data can be managed by parametric software and allow easy customization, the type of head can be chosen, and also the texture or color to differentiate the garage key, from the one for the front door house.

Post Office branches could provide the scanning service, and from the data your key would be made easily. You can then send it by e-mail to the key-printing machine, or store it online on a virtual safety box. If you ever lose you key, it will be ready for you to download and print. Making a key could be as easy as using a photo booth or a cash point.

The keys head shape has been redesigned so they can be clipped together without using a key ring. Accessories include a wristband and buttons where is possible to clip one or two keys.

A part from the pieces built with 3d printers, a variety of products which value simple solutions over visual complexity are also exhibited.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010


A bottle with two necks to symbolize the simple, yet powerful idea, that when you prosper, we prosper. Given as a gift to new clients by Romania based design firm Ampro Design. We could all do to remember this.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Salty Ogres

Really think the illustration brings you in on the ad, then you get to educate. Who says education has to be fully functional. Taproot India, Mumbai, India


This simply made me smile and we could use more advertising like that. Fallon in London

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Four Star Business Card

This has to be the best business card out there. It's for model makers, is an actual model and uses only typography. How can this not be the best card out there?

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Improv Everywhere

Reporting Annually

Home Retail Group – Reporting outside of the box from SAS on Vimeo.

What was the last annual report you actually read? What was the last you found entertaining? Wait no more, this innovative report is both informative and a pleasure to watch. Nice thinking.


Got to love watching things melt, even if it is a bit too CGI.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


TRI▲NGLE from Onur Senturk on Vimeo.

Beautiful art posing as motion graphics.

Buy the Gum

Memorable, especially since the gum competition is stiff.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Chasing Birds

Cours Toujours - animation short film from Cours Toujours Team on Vimeo.

Amazing work produced for that always-around often overlooked client, Just For Fun.

Bear in the Books

If only I had the space, this would be an excellent way to display all those design books.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Pixel Goodness

Douglas Coupland is the mind behind this glorious dimensional pixel art outside the Vancouver Convention Center.

Mobile Sound

Nomadic Sound System from Chris K Jones on Vimeo.

This is just begging for a savvy client to exploit.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010


OK Go - This Too Shall Pass from OK Go on Vimeo.

More Proof a good idea is all you ned to market yourself.

I love this because it is fun. Fun is a wonderful thing to get at. That and clear communication.

Best Buy Ap

Maybe not the most interesting way to tell the story, but the ap idea is fun and a great way to be involved with a partner. The idea that someone is sitting in the theater next to you and getting any info you are not is a wonderful way to drive you to texting in. The only question will be what Best Buy will do with your phone number.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

iPhone Camera

The iPhone Fashion Shoot - Lee Morris Shoots With The 3GS from FStoppers on Vimeo.

High? Rez Photos on nothing more than an iPhone Camera (with a dig at Olympus). Proving that it isn't the camera you have. It more about the hair, makeup, talent, lights, studio space... and oh, talent. Mostly the talent.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Levis and Work

Jeep is doing this too, touting the american worker. Both work well, though, Levis has a stronger heritage and a quicker connection to its brand and is just a bit more effective. Wieden+Kennedy, Portland, USA

McD's Getting all Clever

Love it when Brands have a strong understanding of who they are at the core and the strength to be that brand. Simple idea that is more than the sum of its parts. Heye & Partner, Munich, Germany

Thursday, July 1, 2010


Try to guess the company before the last 10 seconds. It's almost a Pixar quality movie.


iPhone 4 versus Canon 7D from Take Zero Productions on Vimeo.

Sure the antenna on the phone is a major issue that needs to be solved, but there is more to the device than a phone.


Nice Copy too.

Informative and Entertaining

There is really something to these lecture serious that only an artist can add. With the addition of a wonderful art style it becomes even more informative, reaching a much wider target audience.