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]