Saturday, December 8, 2007


I don't know what I like more: the clothes, haircuts, period graphics equipment. And sure, who doesn't like giant hands. What is this from? There has to be a story.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Sunday, November 11, 2007

You gotta like this guy:

From his blog:
"The rules are simple: I put the self-timer on 2 seconds, push the button and try to get as far from the camera as I can."
What more can I add? You must follow the link to his site; one is interesting, 100's are delightful.
See a lot more at Running From Camera
Found at Swiss Miss

Wednesday, November 7, 2007


Copy by The Undisclosed Agency

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Hola Chica

I like these stems that employ an orange/lemon rind for a wineglass. And that it employs a strong had me at, "rare earth."

via notcot

Monday, October 8, 2007

New Economist Campaign

I've been a fan of the work BBDO has done for The Economist; it's clean, clever, and most important: thought-provoking. (How's that for punctuation?) And changing it at this point is, in my mind, akin to changing the Absolut campaign after just 3 years. But their new stuff is just as clever, bright, and stand-out good. Shows that the first campaign wasn't a fluke. These Creatives got depth of talent, and the highest professional ability.
Link to more samples.
Via Advertising/Design Goodness

Monday, October 1, 2007

Dove Follows "evolution" with "real beauty"

It's hard to follow up after a triumph, (see Sony Bravia) but I guess if your message has legs, your concept rolls out easier.
As a father of 2 young daughters, I like this. A girl likes to be a girl, and put on makeup and dress pretty; but the fashion/beauty industry has gone overboard with convincing women they're just not pretty enough...but can get a little closer to acceptable with " ". Playing games with girls' self image to sell them 20¢ worth of grease paint for $6.95, 40¢ worth of shampoo for $16.50, and still they can't measure up. I'm left with more respect for the tobacco industry.
Great campaigns don't seem to start with, "Let's sell more of this stuff," but with a notion to redirect society, change thinking. Sometimes it's just recognizing a movement waiting to happen and getting out in front.
Only thing that bothers me is; there's no such thing as a boy or man in Dove-world. I don't know if that's a step up from the normal ad-fact that "men are idiots."
by Ogilvy via Adverblog
Ref Evolution video Dove Film Dove True Colors

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Vacation Postcards

Laura Schreiber, a freelance illustrator, took a nice vacation on a lake. She painted some watercolors and sent them as postcards to her friends here. Each was beautifully done, but the real gas was when they line up together. Click the changing picture above to see.
*The artist tells me this is an ocean, not a lake. Oops. I thought those were lakegulls.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Studio Crew in 3-D

I finally got to try some 3D phtography myself, with a second-hand Bell & Howell Colorist camera. I'll go into some tech details later in the comments. Here are some of the great 3-dimensional folks I work with; and a good capture of their brilliant spirit.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Nice Basic Bookbinding How-To

Designer Michael Shannon shares a sweet little tutorial on bookbinding. No real detail on correct cover making, but it's goodness is it's simplicity. Sewing and joining signatures with easy steps and clear pictures. Just enough to inspire a person to make a first attempt. What could be better.