DESIGN


How stuff works.

After tagging Air Force One, DROGA 5 goes viral again. For Guitar Hero World Tour.

At least one belongs on every christmas wish list: GENERAL ROBOTS

Hypnotic and very very addictive: AUDITORIUM

Advertisements

Wow. I just saw my personal commercial of the month. With “Spoken word” for Guinness beer, Saatchi & Saatchi London brings us a powerful piece of film whose impact doubtlessly exceeds its 60 second duration.

US directing collective SHILO, known for their design-infused approach to storytelling, shot the stunning ad in a New Jersey harbor. The philosophical monologue of “spoken word artist” Ainsley Burrows is illustrated by animated visuals that seamlessly blend into the live-action performance. Full marks!

CREDITS

Advertising Agency: Saatchi & Saatchi
Creative Director: Tim Hearn
Production Company: Shilo
Director: Shilo
Director of Photography: Martin Ahlgren
3D: Tamir Sapir
Music & Sound Design: Human

(VIA)

Print is dead.
(the internet)

They are easy to compile. They are space-saving. And they don’t wrinkle: PDF magazines are a powerful promotional tool for agencies and design collectives to showcase their work. Their content spreads from graphic design, illustration and typography works to in-depth articles and interviews on just about any field of visual and communication arts.

One of the biggest virtual newsstands is PDF-mags.com. With hundreds of PDF magazines from across the globe, the fast-growing site is swiftly becoming the hub for online magazines.

“It’s like The New Yorker – for mutants.”
(THE LOS ANGELES READER)

BLAB! magazine is the brainchild of Chicago-based art director Monte Beauchamp, who painstakingly edited, art directed and designed every issue since its debut in 1986.
“America’s leading anthology of sequential storytelling and narrative illustration” features the provokative work of some of the world’s most exceptional comic illustrators and graphic artists.

The latest issue is being kicked off with an exhibition in Los Angeles. The BLAB! Show. The opening party is tonight!

BLAB! founder Beauchamp used to work as an advertising creative before he wholeheartedly consecrated himself to his magazine. By the way: The annual publication doesn’t contain a single page of advertising.

They deleted every single public advertising space in a Vienna shopping district for two weeks. They turned a church into a Starbucks coffee shop. And they sold tickets for trips to the moon.

The irritating art projects of Christoph Steinbrener and Rainer Dempf invade public spaces and are provokative examinations of today’s consumption patterns.

TAKE A TOUR

Finally: The first live TV commercial.

A film school diploma work in Hollywood quality – The social commercial THEY WILL COME TO TOWN was nominated for the 2008 Young Director Award in Cannes. Director: Thilo Ewers

Why you might want to use a human translator. Seen in China.

The inflatable toast. The Glow-in-the-Dark Flesh Eating Zombies Play Set. The Sky Diving Sigmund Freud. The Bacon Flavored Toothpicks. And a couple of really strange things. All to be found at Archie McPhee.

Auto Couture – Fashion designers dress cars.

Ode to the Mac – A music video solely composed of Apple Macintosh desktop clips. And another proof that idea beats budget!

Logo remixes – Designer Mario Amaya challenges our viewing habits.

Painful and hilarious – Photoshop desasters

Oh, and if you ever come to Duesseldorf, and are up for some really good food and fantastic wine – make sure to drop by here!

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