DO I HAVE TO SPELL IT OUT FOR YOU?

Spelling out a song’s lyrics in a music video has been around for… well, at least 1965 when Bob Dylan stood peeling away white cards revealing hand- written typographical snippets of "Subterranean Homesick Blues". The recent re-emergence of the technique (some would say tiresome over-use of the technique) continues with these two new and very […] [Read more]

MOTOMICHI’S NEED FOR SPEED

Several updates from Motomichi recently but these inflatable character designs are definitely worth a closer peek. The Brooklyn-based designer/animator/VJ developed the balloons as part of the "Need for Speed:ProStreet" game from EA. Check more designs and the new game trailers here.     [Read more]

HIFANA+W+K+TOKYO

Check out the latest video release from Japanese hip hop/electronica duo Hifana and record label/production company W+K Tokyo Lab – it’s a multi-media extravaganza/comment on your embarrassingly out of control buying habits called “Connect”. Directed by Eric Cruz and Woog.     [Read more]

PERSEPOLIS OPENS OTTAWA ANIMATION FEST

The Ottawa International Animation Festival opened yesterday with Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis the animated feature about growing up in Iran during the 1979 Islamic Revolution (she created the graphic novel of the same name as well). Earlier this year, the film picked up the jury prize at Cannes. To find out the time and venue for […] [Read more]

CUT&PASTE ROCKS PORTLAND SEPT 21

The only event on the planet to treat designers like the rock stars they want to be invades the Wonder Ballroom in Portland, OR this Saturday and promises more of the free beer and raucous real-time graphic competition enjoyed by the sold-out crowd last weekend in NY (check the pics below). The New York event […] [Read more]

BOOGEYPEOPLE AND ELVES FROM GLASSWORKS

That’s "boogey" as in under your bed and it’s one half of a campaign for the Bank of Ireland from Irish International BBDO and director Rory Kelleher through Company Films. Both spots feature interviews with mythical Irish creatures and extensive post/VFX by the London studio of Glassworks (who just opened a spanking second facility in […] [Read more]

NBC UNIVERSAL TO SHAKE UP NY BROADCAST DESIGN SCENE

Before the end of the year NBC Universal will consolidate their various broadcast design departments including NBC News, NBC Sports, Bravo, Sci Fi, CNBC, MSNBC, USA, Sundance and Telemundo into one central studio on the fifth floor of the NBC tower at 30 Rock. After a year-long search the NBC brass finally chose former ABC […] [Read more]

HOWLING MONKMUS

The eclectically labeled Howling Monkey energy drink line that has always steered clear of mainstream marketing by relying solely on word-of-mouth and viral ads has just launched a new website. The site features the quirky yet sincere design talents of Hornet Inc. repped Monkmus who worked in collaboration with WDDG. Watch a montage of Howling […] [Read more]