Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Dogs in Slow Motion



First, ask yourself, can you go wrong with dogs in slow motion? Then ask yourself, have you ever paid this much attention to dog food?

Octopus and the Model

Octopus from steve morel aka ekion on Vimeo.


Look away, just try.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Men, Man


Old Spice smell like a man, in ten second announcements. Love the degree of irony they bring to every shot.

Monday, February 22, 2010

It's a small world





What a beautiful world we live in! Find all 137 winners of Nikon's 2009 Small World contest here. Above photos are an aquatic fly larvae, and cotton fibers. All the photos are astoundingly beautiful with countless colors and textures.

Biodegradable


Kudos to one company that believes doing the right thing will get more customers.

Slow the News


Really have to step back and applaud the papers that can give a rational reasonable reason to read them. Maybe print has a comeback on its way.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Hearts in the right place


Speaking as a Coloradite, a member of a non-profit-come-in -and-meet-with-us and a general American, is there anything yo9u could do better than beer? Puma, the athletic company, doesn't think so...so they launched a new brew to go with their new line-up.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Nike Chain


Wonderful story telling and metaphor creation. Really love the effect that becomes the message in this one. Beautiful.

AR Next


The almost natural next step for the tech, of course you could just get the tattoo. Or bring it to life. But then you wouldn't be the bad ass you really are now would you? Interesting application.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Bryce Wymer: Poster Process























































You see the poster at the top of the blog, now see the poster on a wall in NYC. And in process in Bryce's sketchbook. And read about his process:

I designed this poster for a lecture on the Art of Process that Rama and I will be presenting for the Art Directors Club of Denver on February 18th. I wanted photography to portray each of us as if we were two hours shy of a serious ass kicking. I figured that if we were going to be discussing the creative process that it would only be appropriate to exemplify us as slightly defeated, while simultaneously posed in a stance of empowerment with clearly absent facial features.

I have included some of the process work involved in creating the design:

1. The gathered reference of the design. I looked at a lot of Diane Arbus.
2. Above is the sketchbook page that I did all handwritten type within.

The presentation is February 18th at 7:30 pm at the RMCAD Auditorium. Should be mad fun!

Big Ups To Murphy Paul for the help on the photo shoot.

How cool is that guy to not only agree to come and speak with colleague Rama Allen, but to fully embrace the art and process of getting the word out?! And now, if you had a chance to sponsor some print for this, are you kicking yourself? Next time, eh what?


Quote and images from Bryce Wymer's Website.


Digital Kitchen's Bryce Wymer


Just for the sake of eye candy. Oh yeah, that and he's coming to Denver with Creative Director Rama Allen to chat about process in 3 DAYS, so get your tickets here and now.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

BMA 2010 Gold Key Awards



We are fortunate to be associated with other great organizations in our creative hood. BMA being one of them. Their call for entries has been submitted. Check it out!

Have you shared your stories of marketing success this year? That’s the purpose of the BMA Colorado Gold Key Awards – the ultimate reward for people working together to weave a successful campaign. The designer and the account person, the writer and the marketing director – you all work together to fit the pieces together.

For over 30 years, BMA Colorado has been hosting their annual Gold Key Awards - honoring the very best in business-to-business marketing and communications.  There are 43 categories to enter - ranging from the traditional print advertising and public relations and direct mail to the new media of websites, blogs, online branding campaigns, and SEO.  There is even a Potporri category if your work doesn't seem to fit any of the other 42 categories!

All entries are submitted online - no boards to have to worry about.  Entrants can work on their files up until the entry deadline.: FEBRUARY 19 - and for the really late procrastinator - MARCH 5 at midnight is it! 

For more information, visit www.bmacolorado.org/goldkey

Meet the Creative Connection!

Over the past few months, we have become friends with The Creative Connection, a networking group based here designed for creative entrepreneurs and business with over 500 members.

They will have their Second Annual Trade Show, March 25. There will be industry speakers, great networking opportunities, and a new Marketing Ideas & Technologies.

It will go from 3-7PM at the Colorado Community Church, 3651 S. Colorado Blvd. at Colorado and Hampden. This is a free event!

You may call 303-951-4987 or go online to www.meetup.com/creative-connections.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Massive Attack


Wrap your eyes around this work of art. Beautiful.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Paper Genius


Love the use of paper. Ogilvy, Dubai, UAE

Augmented Overload

Augmented (hyper)Reality: Domestic Robocop from Keiichi Matsuda on Vimeo.


This is partly a worse case scenario meant to be humorous and somewhat fear-inducing. I tend to see a ton of really cool opportunity there. Isn't that why we have designers in the first place, to avoid this confusion.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

T-Shirt War


Say it with t-shirt stop motion. And then watch them sell it.

Hey Kids, This was what they did before computers


Way back in time, a time called the 80's, HBO was a pretty big thing that came in your box. Outside that box was a tiny little world with LEDs, Chrome, Model Makers and big hair. It was a time where you had to sing the action. Come back in time and see computers that you had to run code on to actually get them to do anything. VIA Gizmodo.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Bit Confusing


But oh so cute!

No Pants, No Service



I love that this commercial was followed by the Dockers No Pants Commercial.



Full 60 seconds of things no one should see on broadcast TV. I can see that in the morning.

Best use of Fawww..vv..ruh

Doritos Slap


Yes it will score well. At the very least, it's better than the dog version. Just want to know why they have to be about blatant violence?

Best use of Betty White


Gotta love me some Betty White, and I am comfortable with that.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Speaking of Digital Kitchen, Bryce Wymer























If you don't know yet, we're bringing two NYC creatives from Digital Kitchen to Denver in Feb. One of them is Creative Lead Bryce Wymer, who is prolific outside of work, as well. Shown here are some custom skate decks from a gallery show at Canary in New Orleans. Bryce also shows in Brooklyn and Miami.

Come out in Feb. to hear Bryce and Creative Director Rama Allen talk about the creative process at Digital Kitchen. See details here.

Harvest


Now even more delightfully twisted. TBWA\Chiat\Day, New York, USA

Sometimes it is Enough

macro kingdom from clemento on Vimeo.



Just to watch.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Help Moxie Sozo Help Haiti


THE HAITI POSTER PROJECT seeks limited edition sets of posters from artists, designers and design firms from around the world. The donated posters will be sold online to raise money for Doctors Without Borders. As designers, we have the collective ability to do what we love, AND to create a difference. THE HAITI POSTER PROJECT has been conceived as a collective effort by the design community to unite and effect change through our work. In order for this project to be successful, we are counting on designer participation. Our goal is to raise at least:

$1,000,000 FOR DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS
PLEASE HELP SPREAD THE WORD.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Client Talk From Michael Bierut

2010/01 Michael Bierut from CreativeMornings on Vimeo.


Hour long, but worth the time. VIA SwissMiss

A c-store not like any other.



Let me be completely frank: I'm afraid of most c-stores. I find them to be sketchy, dim, dirty, and filled with unsavory smells, looks and people. I will only go in one if I'm on a very, very, very long road trip and my only other restroom options are large plants. But, Cumberland Farms may have me second-guessing my c-store aversion. They have totally redesigned their logo, their store layout, their philosophy and their online presence. You can become a fan of their "chill zone" on Facebook, watch YouTube videos of their new flavors and actually provide suggestions for improved quality on their website. A C-store that focuses on c-store things like dairy products, frozen drinks and coffee, but without all the c-store grossness. Check out their new online digs here.

File this under IWITTDTF


As in "I Wish I Thought To Do This First." Arial, you cheap knock-off of Helvetica, at least you changed ever so subtly. VIA YOUMIGHTLIKETHIS

Ad Hype



Let the ad hype Begin! or if it is too late...
Let the joining of the ad hype BEGIN!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Too Much Stop Motion For Just One Monday


But, have a little more.

You will like this


If
A. You like Japanese Pop
B. You Like Stop Motion
C. You are zealous about crafting work
or
D. All the above

The Precursor to the Advertising

VIDEOGIOCO by Donato Sansone from Enrico Ascoli - Sound Design on Vimeo.



This things still amaze me to no end. Warning, a bit graphic.

Vanishing Point

Vanishing Point from Bonsajo on Vimeo.


No witty retort, just sit back and enjoy this more than pleasing work of art.

Find Your Opportunities


Best Described by the originator:
The full cost was for a package of poster board at Staples — which is what, for me, felt remarkable about the run, it was dirt cheap, and took no time at all. But how did this come to be? I worked for a few years at Simon's Stamps, a custom rubber stamp shop in Massachusetts where they have a gorgeous 150-watt laser engraver, and 95% of the time they're making interoffice memo stamps on it. While employed by them, I started sticking around after work so as to figure out what else I could burn with it — no one else really knew what to do with the machine outside of running rubber and sign plastic through, using the automated program, with the material presets that came with it. The boss was hoping to expand his product base, and I sort of shifted my job from sales and typesetting to ordering material samples, making stuff and showing everyone else how to do what I was doing. After I moved on to a traditional design job at a newspaper, I remained with the stamp company as a part time consultant, with the provision that I be allowed to come in whenever and use the machine.

Always be on the lookout for your next opportunity.