Yesterday I had a cool class about book printing. I know that most of you people really enjoy some print design, so here is a video that I got to know yesterday during class. There are like, a thousand ways of having a book printed. This cool cool video clip by a band called Shitdisco, shows us many printing styles in a single book. I bet you'll like! Enjoy, people! Cheers! ;)
It's been such a long time since we had our last video of the week that I has to post some cool videos I found this week. It's about the awesome Hummer, and got a great concept. The creaters of this ad were really thinking outside the box. These commercials are really great and brilliant at the same time. You'll guys will love it, I know. Enjoy!! Cheers! ;)
The video of the week is the stunning LONECLONE VFX Reel. It was a suggestion from a reader and I was totally amazed by the Hannes Appell work, a digital artist from Erlangen, Bavaria. I highly recommend that you check his site out at http://loneclone.de/ Hannes Appell started LONECLONE VFX as a brainstorming experiment in 2002 and after several successful recloning procedures it's more alive than ever in the year 2008 and beyond! Infusing digital artistry with the perfection of digital cloning, LONECLONE delivers visual effects for feature films, TV projects, commercials, video or pc games. Some Stills
It's always nice to know that there are good designers in the city where you live. At least I really like, even more when they are very good. That's the case of this studio from Porto Alegre, my town, Santa Motion. Their work is simply awesome and it's definitely worth checking their site out, the URL is http://www.sant.at/. Santa Motion Reel Some Work
Some time ago we've had a few posts about stop motion. We've featured a list of stop motion inspiration and also we gaveaway some software. Not to mention those awesome light paiting pictures and videos we've posted. But what about mashing those two techniques? That's what a girl called Kaki King made for hir "Pull Me Out Alive" music video. It's really awesome to see both techniques at the same time, it's indeed an outstanding result. Check it out: I wonder if any of you guys have done something similar, mixing two or more techniques like that. Did anyone? Anyways, thanks Andrea Pelizzardi for the link.
Some design trends are a big mystery for us. When the subject is movie poster, there are some things that tend to repeat from time to time. We even had a post about hand drawn movie posters some time ago. What about that weird trend of flying heads? You don't know what I'm talking about? Then you should probably pay more attention to action movies. Here's a little list of movies that got posters with flying heads. Casualties of War Space Cowboys A Few Good Men Courage Under Fire Rules of Engagement and so many others... So, just for us to chill out a little bit during our busy day, watch this clever video. Cheers! ;)
Everybody knows and use or have used Helvetica, it's one of the most famous and used typeface in the world. It's so famous that there is a movie about it. Produced and directed by Gary Hustwit, Helvetica shows us the proliferation and how we are always surrounded by this great font created by Max Miedinger with Edüard Hoffmann in 1957 for the Haas Type Foundry in Münchenstein, Switzerland. Also we have one copy of the film to give away. Helvetica is a feature-length independent film about typography, graphic design and global visual culture. It looks at the proliferation of one typeface (which will celebrate its 50th birthday in 2007) as part of a larger conversation about the way type affects our lives. The film is an exploration of urban spaces in major cities and the type that inhabits them, and a fluid discussion with renowned designers about their work, the creative process, and the choices and aesthetics behind their use of type. Helvetica encompasses the worlds of design, advertising, psychology, and communication, and invites us to take a second look at the thousands of words we see every day. Interviewees in Helvetica include some of the most illustrious and innovative names in the design world, including Erik Spiekermann, Matthew Carter, Massimo Vignelli, Wim Crouwel, Hermann Zapf, Neville Brody, Stefan Sagmeister, Michael Bierut, David Carson, Paula Scher, Jonathan Hoefler, Tobias Frere-Jones, Experimental Jetset, Michael C. Place, Norm, Alfred Hoffmann, Mike Parker, Bruno Steinert, Otmar Hoefer, Leslie Savan, Rick Poynor, Lars Muller, and many more. Trailer: Helvetica Trailer from New Video Digital on Vimeo. Poster Helveticais now available as a digital download for USA iTunes users. Giveaway To win a copy of the Helvetica Film just leave a comment with your email. The winner will be announced next week. For more information about the movie, visit http://www.helveticafilm.com/
The video of this week is about Aurora, a concept video created by Adaptive Path with Mozilla Labs and it shows an idea of how the future web and browser. I really recommend you to check that out, simply because Jesse James Garrett, the guy who created the Ajax term, is behind the video, I think that's enough. This is Part 1 of Aurora, a concept video created by Adaptive Path in partnership with Mozilla Labs. With Aurora, we set out to define a plausible vision of how technology, the browser, and the Web might evolve in the future by depicting that experience in a variety of real-world contexts. The release of Aurora is part of the launch of Mozilla Labs’ browser concept series, an ongoing initiative to encourage designers and developers to contribute their own visions of the future of the browser and the Web. Over the next couple of weeks, we’ll be releasing more video segments, as well as background material showing just what went into imagining the future of the Web and translating that into a video. Tomorrow on the Adaptive Path blog: How do you predict the future? - Jesse James Garrett - Adaptive Path Aurora (Part 1) from Adaptive Path on Vimeo.
This week, a friend of mine linked me a video that brought back some bad memories. Every designer knows how difficult is to deal with picky clients, who don't know what they want... instead of keeping all things simple, they want a logo here, a sign there, a title on the top. This video portraits perfectly the struggle between client and designer, how we get to do most things they want... I said most things, not all things. I'm still willing to pick the jobs I want, not everyone that comes to me. Anyways, enjoy (if you can)! ;D Creating A Stop Sign - Watch more free videos
One of the greatest things about design is how some people get to use classic references in their work. This week's video has that classic touch, and uses the theme song from 1952 film, Singing in the Rain. But not only uses the song, they also manage to turn the song into something new, yet, really enjoyable. Now add a dude breakdancing. Cool, huh? No, wait, now add cardboard boxes... breakdancing. Done. NOW it's cool. Thanks to Eric for the link.
Today we've got great videos for you guys. The First one is something I've never seen before. A "code video" for Radiohead's song House of Cards, really impressive and beautiful. We also got an awesome extra video, a video clip featuring Santogold, Julian Casablancas, and N.E.R.D. (I've never heard about them before, actually), where they are paper cut-outs. Really great! Thank you Peter for the suggestion. :D Radiohead - House of Cards Produced By Pharrell - Santogold, Julian Casablancas, N.E.R.D.
It’s always nice to see how people express their creativity, especially when using such common objects, like a treadmill for instance. Ok Go's video for "Here It Goes Again" shows that special effects aren’t needed to produce a quality piece of work. The music video of the song - which was arguably responsible for the song's U.S. Top 40 success - is an elaborate performance of the band dancing on treadmills in a single continuous take. Choreographed by Trish Sie and directed by Sie and the band, it took a total of seventeen attempts to complete the video. As in the band's video for "A Million Ways", Tim Nordwind lip-syncs the lead vocals instead of Damian Kulash. The video debuted on YouTube on July 31, 2006 and, as of June 9, 2008, has been viewed over 35 million times making it the 26th most viewed video on the website of all time. Notably, the music video is also the 4th most favorited Youtube video. It premiered on VH1's Top 20 Countdown that same day. OK Go performed the dance routine live at the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards. The music video won the 2007 Grammy Award for Best Short Form Music Video and the 2006 YouTube awards for Most Creative Video.
In a dying world where people struggle to get richer by polluting our own planet, it's always a relief when you find people trying in some way to make other people think. Paul "Moose" Curtis is one of those. The Reverse Graffiti project brings clean spots in filthy city areas. And those clean spots are transformed in art! In Moose's words: "It's a cold realization that the world is really, really dirty."
As far as we've seen, there are not too many great cellular phone companies advertising out there. And on those terms, Nokia is actually way ahead in the race for customers, since good commercials sell so much. Next, you'll see an animation created to Nokia, by designers James Taylor and Mark Warrington. It's just great to see how good design makes you wanna buy stuff! In this case, it's not even a cellular phone itself, but a feeling... and if these dudes managed to sell the felling of "union", "peace", or something between these, then they got my thumbs up. Hope you like it! :)
Fact: dudes love cars. If you're a guy, and you haven't drolled at least once in life for a car, any car, you gotta check your own sanity (haha). Honda hit the jackpot hiring this advertising company (does anyone know its name?). It has been doing some superb commercials, like the one where parts from a Honda are used like a acme mechanism. Now, they came up with another great commercial, which reminds us why we all love cars... the magic of driving one! ;)
We've seen some cool speed paintings... from John Locke to Optimus Prime. And now, it's the turn of Iron Man. Have all of you seen already the movie? Maaan, isn't that freaking awesome? Well, here are 2 speed paintings of Iron Man. Hope you all like it.
Past week I've posted the "Awesome Light Graffiti Pictures" article an it was pretty intense. We made it to Digg's frontpage once more, all because light graffiti is totally cool. We also had some comments about this Sprint Celular commercial that was done with light graffiti, and man, it's freaking sweet. For those of you who didn't see it yet, this is the video of the week! Sprint Light Graffiti Commercial