UMERIC reloaded. The Sydney based motion design studio relaunched their website. A visual feast from down under.

Explosive slow motion skateboarding directed by Spike Jonze. Epic.

Revealed: The true secret of GUINNESS.

MACHINE GUN IN WATER. Oil on canvas. The strange and beautiful art of Benjamin Anderson.

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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.

Pretty funny. Even though the idea evokes a couple of déja-vus.

(VIA)

The most important thing when it comes to outdoor advertising: The perfect placement. Like at this chinese metro station.

(VIA SOJAHUND)

“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.

Welcome, Jonas!