Monday, February 23, 2009

Laika trip

This week I'll be out in Portland at Laika shooting some stop motion spots for work. Laika has had a lot of press lately for their work on Coraline. I'll be sure to post some pics from the trip. If you haven't seen it already, go see Coraline 3D while it's in the theater. It's a beautiful film.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Ogilvy Action : MTV Switch

I dug this one up Via Pep Talk. The hands are inflatable fake hands but with little details like wrinkles and rings. Smart stuff.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Crystal Barlow

Check out Crystal Barlow's site and blog. She's kicking it over at Graphiculture in Minneapolis doing some killer work. The Hotel Mpls stuff was a collaboration with Chad Olson.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Aaron Pollock : Design Smoke

Design Smoke just launched a new episode about Aaron Pollock. Very nice indeed.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Kraft Rebrand - Boo

Hate to vent about the new Kraft logo, but generally when a big corporation spends lots of money to rebrand, they try to eliminate elements to strengthen the read and to keep brand recognition. A good example is when Federal Express changed their name to FedEx so that consumers could see it on trucks from a block away and then added the negative space arrow to make the core concept stronger. This Kraft logo has so many words that it's starting to look like body copy. How about the arbitrary burst icon. Looks like a poor rip off of the Walmart logo which also has no concept. Reminds me of bad student work. Boo.

Steven Harrington

Check out Steven's site over lunch today. The guy can illustrate like nobody's business. 

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Vincent Matassa

Vincent Matassa is a brilliant Art Director from Minneapolis. His work for Rapala is epic.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Sara Lintner : Too Many Suitors

Sara Lintner is a local designer with a love for the craft. If you like her work, go spend some loot over at Too Many Suitors.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

General Mills Retro Packaging

General Mills just launched some retro cereal packaging. Available at Target. I'd go buy a set if it didn't have that free t-shirt BS on the front.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Dan Funderburgh

Dan Funderburgh is a master of fancy patterns. Hire him on your next pattern filled project.

123 Klan

Some good & trendy design & illustration at

Friday, February 13, 2009

Cue Book

Cue designed a little book of optimism for 2009. It's a 32-page perfect bound book featuring cut-paper illustrations. They mailed them to clients, friends and partners around the world and they've been a big hit. Cue decided to bind the make-readies and make them available for the price of a stamp. Go here for more info on ordering.

Paul Sieka

Paul Sieka is one of the fantastic designers over at Cue. Check out his work this beautiful Friday afternoon.

Saatchi & Saatchi Ads

I'm a sucker for simple print ads. Great job Saatchi & Saatchi.

Lucky Bunny Worldwide

Buy some goods over at the Lucky Bunny Worldwide etsy site. Love that connect the dots poster. You can see the whole portfolio here.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Lab Partners

A great collection of prints called Hunt & Gather by Lab Parners.