PENTAGRAM REBRANDS CHRISTMAS

Responding to an invitation from WNYC public radio to redesign Christmas, the legendary NY design firm Pentagram analyzed the problem and came up with a thorough and smile-inducing "new inclusive brand architecture for the holiday" that includes a variable naming structure that permits any number of words and symbols to precede the universal suffix “mas” […] [Read more]

THE END OF ’06 AS WE KNOW IT

Mel, spinach, little Kim and big Dick get the Buck treatment in this new promo for Comedy Central’s Last Laugh ’06 special. [Read more]

BASISM update

Hugo also known as Basism strikes again, he is a great art director and better animator. These are his new motions. Please stand up. BASISM [Read more]

ROBOT VS. ROBOT

On December 15th, ‘Asimo’ the Honda humanoid robot made his UK television debut in a 90 sec spot to kick start Honda’s new "Warm Technology" campaign. As Asimo explores the Berlin Science Museum, we’re treated to his uncannily human mannerisms and subtle musings on his surroundings. Peter Thwaites of Gorgeous Pictures directs, The Mill did […] [Read more]

HOT CHIP RE-CAP

Antville just chose Hot Chip’s "Over and Over"  – from Partizan director Nima Nourizadeh – as the best music video of 2006. I could not agree more (great group, great song, great way to poke a little fun at us vfx types) so I put a nice QT of it here for you to enjoy […] [Read more]

NATIONAL TELEVISION FOR VOLVO

National Television bring their signature combination of fun and polished production to these two snap-happy contributions to the new Volvo C30 "Voice of the People" campaign through Euro RSCG/Fuel. Love the warm muted pallete in "Picnic". Watch "Sea" Watch "Picnic" [Read more]

BLOWING A GASKET

Various spraying liquids are the order of the day at Minneapolis design and animation studio Gasket. This tastefully mellow piece is one of a pair for Korbel champange done thru Carmichael Lynch and will run XL on the Jumbotron in Times Square and XS in online banner ads. But you have to see "Wheelchair Groove" […] [Read more]

TALKING SHOES FROM PETER SLUSZKA

Two new Nike Air Max spots from Peter Sluszka of Hornet. Nice work on the laces and the jump shot. [Read more]