Currently Reading: Brand Thinking
In college, I was never big into fictional literature, so I typically avoided enrolling in any English classes that were based in the genre. Now that I’ve been out of college for a few years, I still like seek more knowledge about my industry from sources other than my bookmarks bar. I picked this book up a few weeks ago. (And by ‘picked up’ I mean bought online). Here is the...
Sign Painter Movie
This looks great. Being in a city surrounded by a bunch of small farm towns, it’s always awesome to see some ghost signs on brick buildings. See more at: http://signpaintermovie.blogspot.com SIGN PAINTERS (OFFICIAL TRAILER) from samuel j macon on Vimeo.
American Airlines at SXSW →
I’m generally not a big fan of brands crowdsourcing for new ideas or work, but I like what American Airlines is doing at SxSW by introducing the Paper Napkin Pitch Contest on a simple, white napkin and asking conference attendees to write/doodle their ideas down and submit them before the conference ends. Be limiting the timeframe and medium and targeting a specific group of individuals...
Love this video featuring the work of David A. Smith. This is the type of trade craft that cannot die: The Making of John Mayer’s ‘Born & Raised’ Artwork from Danny Cooke on Vimeo.
Biggest Oscar Snub: The Visual Effects Industry
I came across an interesting article today at work that opened my eyes to an issue I had no idea existed. Like many, I watched the Oscars last Sunday and remembered two distinct points throughout the night. One: When the cast of The Avengers botched the intro to nominees of the Visual Effects category (seriously, why do they let Samuel L. Jackson continue to speak on live television [ google...
Obligatory Super Bowl Ad Review Post
Ah, that wonderful time of the year has come and gone. With the Super Bowl (and football in general) in the re-view mirror, I thought I’d give my two-cents on my personal favorite spots. Dodge Ram Trucks I dig this ad for a couple reasons. One, the imagery is flawless and epic. And the way the photos are treated with a subtle 2 1/2D brings it over the top. The copy and VO is great...
Very interesting video about the future of user experience design and how we, as designers, need to think beyond the screen and into the physical environment of the human experience. Though some of the examples they rendered seem a little far-fetched for the near future, I think it serves it’s purpose well to get mind turning about how everyday activities could benefit from an improvement in...
Shaking things up a bit
Deciding to discontinue using my tumblr as an image-sharing platform. Instead, I’m going to work to convert this feed over to my professional blog. Time to grow. Stay tuned.
About Hear Nebraska (by Hear Nebraska) - Love these guys. Great work, Normans!
Absolutely stunning video work for Nike (again) :: THE CHOSEN PREMIERE (by Nike 6.0)
Great video-ESPN quality. Gets me excited for the CWS. Early Innings (by Rod Blackhurst)
EF Destinations | Albin Holmqvist
mattwrightsonblog: You have probably seen the immensly popular EF Live the Language promo videos featuring Albin Holmqvist’s typography. Now you can see the rest of the typographic logotypes he designed for the series. Holmqvist was commissioned to design type for 40 destinations, and he brilliantly captures the essence for each location. Check out more from the series here. via...
Perú for Peru
I stumbled across this ad tonight on the Chicago Egotist tonight. It’s a 15 minute ad for the country of Perú but filmed in a small Nebraska town called Peru. A bus load of real Peruvians arrived in Nebraska and took over the town and shared parts of their culture with the locals. Among the traveling representatives of Peru were chefs, dancers and musicians. Of course, there were the other...
Pretty cool campaign by Publicis. Although, I’d had to be the guy filming men urinate. I wonder how expensive it was to develop? (via McFarland: Pissalyzer - Print (video) - Creativity Online)
100 of Movie Set Locations →
What was filmed around you?
Design War Lincoln 2011
A couple quick picks snagged from this years Design War. Competitors had 25 min to come up with a album cover, logo or poster design based off a creative brief. most of the winners were pretty clear, but it was definitely harder than it looked. Props to the contestants. Debating whether or not I want to try this next year…