01
Feb 16

KARA

Who said the Star Wars hype was already over? Written and directed by Joe Sill, KARA is a lovely short fan film set in the Star Wars universe. If you are an old school Star Wars geek, or if you recently discovered the force and are already hooked, you’ll definitely enjoy this film!


26
Jan 16

NYC Gifathon

If you enjoy and use gifs, other than for texts and sharing mean cats, you’re going to really enjoy today’s post. Last November, James Curran spent a month in New York City where he animated a new GIF every day for 30 days inspired by something that happened during his stay. Make sure you follow James for more animated goodies!


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Jan 16

Raul Alejandro x Hallmark

TheeBlog-RaulAlejandro_Hallmark You may remember my homie Raul Alejandro from an interview back in 2014 (HERE), or you may recognize his work from your IG feed. I’ve always been a fan of Raul’s intricate and inspiring work, and his IG account is one I constantly share with students or type and lettering lovers. Today I am glad and proud to share Raul’s latest project/collaboration, with none other than Hallmark Signature cards. Each card in this new series features Raul’s lovely and signature lettering style, meaning that yes, these are definitely not your grandma’s cards! Check them out at the link below and buy one, or two :) Congrats again, brother!
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Jan 16

Nike Flyknit Projection Mapping

Berlin played host to the global launch of the Nike Flyknit Lunar2, the latest running shoe innovation from Nike. 100 international guests were treated to a Flyknit experience that included exclusive tours of the new Nike store, bespoke fittings, a thrilling 4D projection mapping show on the Europa Centre, a run through Berlin led by four-time Olympic gold medalist Allyson Felix – all culminating with an intimate after party at the top of the Europa Centre.
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14
Jan 16

The Holiday Card: The Movie

If you work or have worked at an advertising agency, this will make you smile – and then cry a little inside. We’ve all been through this, and many of us have survived the dreaded ‘Holiday Card’. A project so iconic and important for very, very few people. Check out this mini trailer and show it to your friends… $100 says they still won’t get it.


12
Jan 16

Space Odity

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This is an oldie, but I felt today was a perfect day to not only share this lovely work, but to also celebrate the life and music of one of music’s biggest icons, David Bowie… Canadian Illustrator Andrew Kolb created a beautiful self-promotion book inspired and based on the lyrics of David Bowie’s classic ‘Space Oddity’ and posted it online, for the world to enjoy and share. Take a look and enjoy one of the thousand pieces of work David Bowie inspired during his lifetime.
Rest in Peace :(
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08
Jan 16

HOLORAMA: An Optical Theatre

File this under WOW! Inspired by the great tradition of optical theatres, Holorama brings several iconic scenes from the history of cinema back to life. From Twin Peaks to The Big Lebowski, Holorama gives these famous scenes a third dimension using a simple holographic process based on a semi-transparent screen, mixing the image of an extremely faithfully built model with the characters extracted from the original scene. A new perspective and a tribute to cinema, accessible to all.


07
Jan 16

The Stormtrooper Life

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You don’t have to be a Star Wars geek to love Stormtroopers. We all do! But in case you were still on the fence, thinking they are evil and mean, these freakin’ brilliantphotos by Stockholm based Kristina Alexanderson might make you reconsider and appreciate them for how cool, caring and ‘real’ they are. After all, it’s just a job… Check out this great collection of photos after the jump!

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06
Jan 16

Hi, I’m Scott

TheeBlog-KidCudi_TED I’ve always believed that we are all talented and creative. The only difference sometimes is the level of drive and passion we put into achieving our goals. In a recent TED Talk, Musician Scott Mescudi, aka Kid Cudi, returns to his high school to talk about growing up, get real about his insecurities, his career path in the music industry, and how he got where he is now.
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04
Jan 16

What makes a truly great logo

Happy New Year friends!!! It is the first post of 2016, and to celebrate the new year – and to hopefully start it n the right foot, I wanted to share this video I found during the break. With so many logo controversies last year, and the few that might come this year, Joe Posner created a helpful video in collaboration with Michael Bierut, that reviews what a logo is or isn’t, what it represents, and what it needs in order to be successful. It’s always good to review the basics every now and then, and what better time than the first week of the year. Enjoy!


29
Dec 15

Nike Basketball: Bring Your Game

When it comes to branding and advertising, very few -if any- brands can compete with NIKE. In this new spot by NIKE Basketball featuring LeBron, Kobe, KD, Kyrie, Paul George, Elena, and Anthony Davis, a group of kids try to figure out how some of the best players bring their game and who’s their favorite. Enjoy!
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28
Dec 15

Walls of Change

In 2009, The Cinemart traveled to Wynwood, Miami with the late Urban Visionary Tony Goldman to document his efforts to re-invent the Neighborhood with Street Art and Entrepreneurial Innovation. The result was Here Comes The Neighborhood. After the Series premiered in 2011, the team continued to work with the Goldman Family and Artists from around the World to document this remarkable transformation: from a dormant industrial quarter into the global Mecca of Street Art and one of the fastest nieghborhood revitalizations in American history. Over six years in the making, “Walls of Change” taps into a deep film and photo archive, featuring over 25 of the World’s biggest names in Street Art and Graffiti and exclusive photographs from legendary documentarian Martha Cooper.


15
Dec 15

Stance x Star Wars

TheeBlog_Stance-StarWars Collaborations between brands have become a hot trend when it comes to fashion – or any type of goods. The mix of two great companies working together to produce limited edition or rare products is something collectors and fans find extremely hard to ignore or miss. Look at Jordan x Supreme for example! To celebrate the release of Star Wars’ newest film, Stance decided to partner up and create a limited edition set of really cool socks featuring the saga’s iconic characters. Being the sock geek I am, and considering Christmas is approaching, I had to share this as soon as I found it.
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04
Dec 15

Copa Basel 2015

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If you are into art, sneakers, and soccer, you’re going to love this post! My cool friends at Kicks To The Pitch, in collaboration with a couple of sponsors including the MLS are hosting a great event this Sunday. The event, called Copa Basel combines art, soccer, sneakers, and a variety of cool things to do, drink and see. Unfortunately this year will be the first I miss Art Basel because I am out of town, but if you are in Miami, make sure you stop by! Thanks again for the invite Marcus and congrats on such a fun event!
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03
Dec 15

Sneakerheadz. The Documentary.

TheeBlog_Sneakerheadz You know that saying “You can always judge a man by his shoes”? Well, it is true. Shoes have the power to represent who we are or how we feel. And although that saying was probably meant for men rocking brogues or double monk-straps, now you can tell a lot about people by their sneakers. You can say I am a humble collector based on the pairs of NIKE sneakers I own, and yes, I admit I’ve gone out of my way and perhaps spent good money on special sneakers, but I’m not even close to the level of dedication and serious money sneakerheads are willing to invest. What once sounded “crazy” is now a lifestyle. A very lucrative and passionate lifestyle…
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02
Dec 15

Behind the scenes – Pirelli Calendar

If there’s something I enjoy more than lovely photography, is the passion, creativity and labor that takes place behind the scenes. When most people get to experience or see the final product, some of us get to experience, and enjoy that hectic, arduous and intense process even more. Today I want to share a video Pirelli + Harper’s Bazaar recently published, featuring behind the scenes footage of the different photo shoots done by Annie Leibovitz – extra bonus! Enjoy.


25
Nov 15

Captain America. Civil War.

Because we all love geeky MARVEL movies, and you might need some entertainment at work if half your office is out today :) Enjoy!


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Nov 15

2oolander


16
Nov 15

Le Petit Chef

I love to see how projection has grown and expanded to different mediums and different methods. The range keeps increasing, and that is a good and fun thing. Le Petit Chef is a cool project by SkullMaping scaled down to be featured on a table and narrate a story by combining 3D animation and motion capture. Bon appétit!


12
Nov 15

Lovely Origamy + Type for KIKK 2015

TheeBlog-kikk Branding or designing an art/design conferences is truly a challenging task. I mean, you are designing for designers, so the bar is always set higher, expectations are greater, and you must dig deep to challenge yourself and do something unique. This is exactly what talented London based Designer Dani Wolf did for this year’s KIKK Festival. His combination of lovely paper patterns, origami and type is not only beautiful, it is hypnotizing!
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08
Nov 15

Best Gambling Ads of All Time

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Online gambling has come a long way. Many have managed to incorporate lots of features you’d expect to find in regular casinos all without ever having to leave your home. It can truly be an exhilarating experience without the hassle of going out. After conquering tasks like this though, you’d expect that appealing the masses wouldn’t be hard, eh? Well, unfortunately in advertising things don’t always go to plan. Marketing is a tricky business. Sometimes marketers get things very right. For example, check out how Lexus managed to have us all salivating over the new Lexus RC F.
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06
Nov 15

Infinity Room

Infinity’ is an immersive environment project by Refik Anadol. Project is an integral part of artist’s ongoing ‘Temporary Immersive Environment Experiments’ which is a research on audio/visual installations by using the state called immersion which is the state of consciousness where an immersant’s awareness of physical self is transformed by being surrounded in an engrossing environment; often artificial, creating a perception of presence in a non-physical world.


05
Nov 15

What Spec Work sounds like…

I know we’ve addressed the issue of spec work before, but until we all agree on stop doing it either as freelancers or agencies, I’ll continue to share campaigns and try to end this terrible virus. To prove how terrible spec work really is, the folks at Zulu Alpha Kilo decided to create a video campaign showing how professionals in different industries react to what some agencies and designers have come to accept as normal questions and business proposals. Spec work is not good and will never be good for you as a professional. It is unacceptable and it has to stop. Spread the message!


03
Nov 15

The Gentleman’s Wager II

Johnnie Walker Blue Label has followed up last year’s great ad spot featuring Jude Law and Giancarlo Giannini with a second part, a second wager. This time, featuring a lovely vintage car and Jude Law racing around Monaco. These ads are brilliantly produced and beautifully executed – a bit too good for an ad some might say – but I say NO! If you’re going to work in advertising and create a campaign or ad, go all out! So kudos to Johnnie Walker and Anomaly (agency) for continuing to raise the bar. Oh, and if you didn’t catch the first ad, don’t worry, you can watch it after the jump…
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21
Oct 15

Fueled by the Future

To celebrate Back to the Future day, Toyota released this lovely ad spot featuring Marty and Doc Brown as well as a micro site (HERE) dedicated to their new fuel cell vehicle, the Toyota Mirai. As you know, I am a huge Back to the Future geek, and considering the Pepsi’s fiasco with Pepsi Perfect, I am glad that at least one company got their shit together and were able to deliver on 10/21/2015. (We’ll go back to Pepsi’s shit release later). Enjoy!