Thursday, September 30, 2010

AIGA Bordo Bello, Tonight!

Boards, Beers, and Artists. What more can you ask for?  Tonight, AIGA Colorado will be hosting Bordo Bello, a skateboard art charity fundraiser, in which all proceeds from the auction will fund their mentorship programs and other local non-profits.

Tickets are $20 dollars at the door and the event goes from 6 - 10 at Artwork Network, 9th and Santa Fe.  So come and enjoy the work of local and national artists. You could even end up walking away with a few raffle winnings..  See you there.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Scam Alert: Designers & Developers

Our firm was recently asked to design & develop a website for an NGO working in Africa for the relief of Malaria. They agreed to our terms: 50% advance, 50% prior to launch. They sent website content (text & photos) and payment in full including hosting/maintenance for a year, though it was not specified in our contract for payment in full in advance.

I was out of town but my admin deposited the advance (an overnight money order which in 4-days bounced). The client called the day the check arrived but I was unavailable. I'm assuming this was a typical Nigerian ploy to write-back a check for the 50% of funds that were mistakenly paid. No work had begun on the project and to date I have not heard back from them.

In the event you're next, here's their information. They found us through our website's form mail: Raymond Winston Grey: Email: Phone: 002348063810464

Monday, September 27, 2010

And the Winners are..

Bronze, Silver, and Gold are nice, but the 2010 Annual Show's Category Winners stole the show Friday night.  From Print, to Multimedia and Interactive Websites, these 15 designs deserve a round of applause.

Design Identity 
 Genesis, Inc.
"Meyer May House Logo"

Print Advertising 
Izze Beverage Company
"You'll Love What's Inside Campaign"

Design Broadcast 
Mrs. K
Best Buy
 "Best Buy IDs"

Ink Lounge
"2010 Calendars"

Interactive Website 
Izze Beverage Company

Design: 3-Dimensional
Wyoming Dept. of Health/Youth Science Prevention
 "Let it Out" Poster and Skateboard

Broadcast Advertising
!mpossible Pictures
Genghis Khan
"Genghis Khan"

Social Media
Denver Museum of Nature and Science

Printing Excellence 
Ink Lounge
"HOW Design Conference Denver"

Bryce Boyer Photography
Westward Magazine
"Pirate Signal"

Design Printed Materials
Studio JenVenn
University of Wyoming MFA Creative Writing Dept.

Design Poster
Denver Center Theatre Company
"New Season Campaign Posters"

Mixed Media Campaign
Genesis, Inc.

Public Service
Genesis, Inc. 
Colorado Symphony Orchestra
"Colorado Symphony Poster Series"

Self Promotion
Self Promotion

Wow, is it hot in here?

Hey there, we apologize for the lack of posting in the last week or so - it's been a tad busy here @ ADCD Headquarters, not to mention our day jobs! Anyone else keeping really busy out there? We'd love to hear about it. We will be posting award winners in the next day or so and we really appreciate your patience. The ADCD Team

Friday, September 24, 2010

ADCD Annual Show :: September 24, 6pm

Beautiful and compelling work. Commiserating and laughing and with friends in the industry. A gorgeous setting. Drinks, food and entertainment. It's all happening on September 24th. Please click on the link below and we will see you there. Thanks.
RSVP Here by September 20

Friday, September 17, 2010

Randall's Quest to See Denver's Best

Randall's Quest To See Denver's Best from Art Directors Club Denver on Vimeo.

Hee hee - this is fun! For Annual Award Show - get your tickets today!

Bigfoot @ Hurley

Cool show, Big foots Ominous Compositions from the Magic Mountains
Bay Area-based, nature-loving artist BIGFOOT has been a major influence in the skateboard industry for more than a decade. Despite his reclusive nature, Bigfoot has a very active presence in both the sports and art world, designing skateboard graphics and footwear. He has exhibited in galleries in the US and Japan, and in 2004 unveiled his first vinyl figure through Strangeco. His eponymous character and love of heavy metal – especially the masked rock group KISS – play a major role in his studio work, as well as his highly recognized street art. Pics via notcot

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Interactive Magazine covers

Good to see innovations in print, especially magazines. These two new covers from Wallpaper* and Huck add a little interactivity to the mix. Check the Huck cover video for a creative brief, asking you the reader to destroy and remake the cover, then submit it to them for possible inclusion in a future issue.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Photos by Vivek Sharma

From the photographer - "These are from my recent stay in India, reflecting the soul of the country."
Contact Vivek

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

True Life Costs

Shot in tilt-shift style, this site by VW offers up an idea as to what things (not just automobiles) really cost and how it relates in our lives. Stunning really and very fun to play with.
Check it out over here.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Colette Baumann Krol, ADCD Board Member, Passed Away

Colette Baumann Krol: October 22, 1971 - August 29, 2010

Colette Baumann Krol passed away on August 29, 2010. Colette was born October 22, 1971 and grew up in Boulder. She attended Columbine Elementary, Centennial Jr. High and Boulder High. In her early years she was an accomplished pianist, a competitive gymnast and a member of the Boulder High Pom squad. Following graduation from Metro State, she lived in Denver and later moved to Portland, OR. She used her creative talents as a graphic designer, an event planner and a project manager.

Surviving are her husband, Michael, their children Sophia, age 5 and August, age 3, her parents Jerry and Sandra Baumann of Durango, CO, brothers Greg of Urbana, IL, and Paul (Jennifer Sundt) of Boulder, CO, many nieces, nephews and extended family members.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Peter, and nephew, Brady.

Colette’s philosophy was, “I’m not dying of cancer. I’m living with cancer.” Her favorite quote during her fight with breast cancer was, “Don’t wait for the storms to pass; learn how to dance in the rain.”

Colette’s oncologist wrote the following, which speaks for those who had the honor of knowing and loving her: "Colette was one of the most beautiful, inspiring, positive women I have known in my life. Her grace and dignity throughout her fight with breast cancer was extraordinary. She truly was loved by all of the staff from the front office to the chemo nurses and of course very much loved by me. I think of her often and consider her an angel with me as I work to fight breast cancer in other women. I will miss her."
A celebration of her life will be held in Portland in October.

Donations may be made to her children’s college funds: Sophia and August Krol; Account #: 0QF-730297; Payable to: National Financial Services; 110 West A Street, Suite 1800, San Diego, CA 92101.

Friday, September 10, 2010

27 Letters site

Photostimulation and trend spotting in one smooth interface.
It's over here.

Extreme Baby Carrots!!

New spot for Bolthouse Farms, from CP+B. via Creativity

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Eric Ronshaugen - for hire

Great stuff here by a new transplant from the NYC area, having left his Executive Creative Director position at TracyLocke. His work speaks for itself. Find more about him here. We look forward to seeing more from Eric in D-Town.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Fourmile Fire - How you can help

As of noon today, The Fourmile Canyon Fire near Boulder County has burned more than 7,000 acres and 92 structures, 54 of which are homes. 8 people have been reported missing.

While thousands of residents have been evacuated, 600+ fire fighters continue to work around the clock to try curtail the progression of the fire.

Evacuees are still waiting on the OK from city officials to return to the area. Due to falling trees and powerlines down, the area is deemed unsafe it could be days before any word.

During this time, the Red Cross has set up overnight evacuation centers and are accepting donations for Colorado’s Disaster Relief Fund

The Longmont Humane Society is also accepting donations for animals that have been displaced.

The Push Pin Paradigm

A retrospective gallery show spanning 2 decades of some of the earlier work by Push Pin Studio artists Seymour Chwast, Paul Davis, Milton Glaser and James McMullan. The show is running in Tokyo through Sept 28. via Steven Heller

Friday, September 3, 2010

Number 1 Viral Campaign of All Time

According to AdAge, the #1 viral campaign of all time isn't Evian's roller-skating babies or Old Spice, but the antics of Blendtec! Seems their Will It Blend campaign has been around for 4 years and has garnered over 134.2 million views. That's a lot of brand awareness via web-based adverts alone. Here's a fun one that will make you cringe, and want to watch @ the same time.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Dos Equis by Artist Kaws

An entertaining look @ labeling.
Artist: KAWS
Client: Dos Equis
Production Company: Another Company
Director: Jake Sumner
via Creativity Online