CANNES CYBER WINNERS

US dominance of cyberspace was underlined yesterday with the announcement that American agencies had won both Cyber Grands Prix and dominated the award list. Crispin Porter + Bogusky, Miami, won the integrated campaign GP with its work for the new Volkswagen GTI – a campaign which also took the Promo top prize. The award for […] [Read more]

CELYN’S MAGIC CAT

The Italian version of Animal Planet recently commissioned Nexus Productions to do a series of animated short films illustrating the relationship between children and animals. Director Celyn came up with the ‘Magic Cat’ series of films about a little boy and his trippy adventures with a mysterious time-travelling cat. Sweet and snappy instead of cloying […] [Read more]

BDA = BORING DESIGN AWARDS

Who cares about a bunch of old white males giving out too many overpriced wannabe-Oscar/Emmy statues. Watch this instead – it may help you remember why you got into this business in the first place.     [Read more]

SCI FI INVADES 2006 BDA AWARDS

The big winner in the BDA World Gold Awards tonight in NY was the Sci Fi Channel, abducting 23 shiny pieces of hardware: eight Gold, nine Silver and six Bronze Isis awards. Britain’s BSkyB, design house Ink Project and National Geographic Channel Asia tied for second pace with 11 Isis’ (Isii?) a piece.  More details […] [Read more]

BL:NDED IN NY

I promised I wouldn’t tell a soul so… word on the street from BDA is Bl:nd are feeling their way to Gotham this September. The Santa Monica-based design/animation studio is reportedly still recovering from sticker shock at the price of quasi-shitty Manhattan office space but are commited to the eastward expansion. Experienced NY EP’s take […] [Read more]

Doudouboy

Doudouboy is a French director with a film in this year’s onedotzero festival. See Magic Lantern.  [Read more]

METHOD CREATES KICK ASS “DANCE TRON”

Spike DDB + Stylewar + Smuggler + Method Studios = One f#$%ing awesome mega dance bot. Method is taking the look of last year’s ‘Kevin Garnett carrying the population of a small city on his shoulders‘ to a whole other level. One question, who would win in a dance off – a bionic Pepsi dancer […] [Read more]

Lenski and Click 3X team up for Zero 7′s Latest Video

  If you don’t live in the U.K. or haven’t purchased the new Zero 7 album from iTunes you probably haven’t seen the group’s latest video for the track, "Throw it All Away."  Matt Lenski directed it and shot it entirely with digital still cameras. Something like 8,000 stills went into the video when all […] [Read more]