• In The Egotist Inbox: ToolStudios

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    Despite this losing economy, boutique agency ToolStudios is winning. At year’s end in 2008, the shop reached a 40% increase in revenue compared to ’07. Pair that with a six-year history of steady 20% annual increases, and you’ve got a pretty impressive thing cooking.

    ToolStudios, a full-service advertising and design agency located seven miles north of Boulder in Niwot, has achieved this glowing report card “merely by word-of-mouth and client referral.” Tool specializes in brand interactive building, identity development and print design. Check out their site to see what they’re all about.

  • One More Bum on The Denver Streets

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    Except this one actually will work for food. His name is Steve Perfors and he’s been standing on the corner of Speer and Auraria in his Sunday’s best with his trusty sign all week, looking for a job. Perfors is 26 years old and currently attends the University of Colorado at night.

    In the past three weeks, he says he’s put in more than 400 applications for jobs ranging from corporate careers to janitor’s positions. (At least that’s what he’s telling the media and his old man who always said, “When you’re unemployed, your job is finding a job.”)

    Ever considered art direction, dude? That’s one fine-ass sign.

  • Oh, Hell Yes.

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    Words cannot….
    Click for the full size beauty and soak it in. Soak it all in.

  • Crispin Porter + Bogusky Officially Opens in Europe

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    What began with the acquisition of interactive firm texturemedia in Boulder one year ago, now sees CP+B jumping the pond with a major acquisition of a Swedish digital shop.

    Crispin Porter + Bogusky announced today that they are expanding their European base of operations with the acquisition of renowned Swedish digital agency, Daddy. Currently CP+B has service offices in London, Spain and Germany but will now count Gothenburg, Sweden as its first creative hub and factory within Europe.

    This is a true launch of CP+B Europe with Gothenburg as the center of European operations. The move strengthens CP+B’s global presence and allows them to better serve their current global clients, Burger King and Microsoft, as well as pursue new business with global demands.

    Founded in 2000 and based in Gothenburg, Daddy has gained global recognition for their innovative approach to interactive design and development. The firm specializes in interactive brand building and business development, visual identity creation and digital strategies. Their high profile client list includes Scania, Ciba Vision, Heinz, SAS, Philips, Capio, TeliaSonera and Autodesk.

    “There is really only one agency in the world we can imagine being a part of. That agency is CP+B,” said Gustav Martner, Executive Creative Director and founding partner, Daddy.

  • Nate Williams' Denver Book Mobile

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    Mega-talent Nate Williams illustrated the artwork for these outer space-themed Reading Rocket Bookmobiles said to be cruising the streets of Denver – delivering books to children throughout the city. The bookmobiles were created through funding by Janus Mutual Funds for the Denver public library system to encourage reading and literacy for children. Anybody seen these fatties rolling streetside?

  • It's Like The Wave... Only with Dancing

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    Thanks, Michael

  • The Barbie Flagship Store, Shanghai

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    This is pretty over-the-top. Bump over to Comunicadores and designboom for some amazing shots of the exterior and interior of the property designed by New York-based firm Slade Architecture.

  • Haps at Crispin Porter + Bogusky

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    Copywriter Chris Kahle started the trend with his Twitter campaign. Now more creatives are knocking on CP+B’s door with interesting promos – this time a pair of Miami Ad School grads. How’s this one hit you?

    Also, Fast Company has chosen its 10 most creative people in advertising and marketing. They’ve deemed Alex Bogusky No. 1. How’s that hit you?

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