• Fanboys Movie Coming to Denver

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    This indie movie about a group of friends who go on a road trip and break into George Lucas’ Skywalker Ranch to watch the seminal sci-fi picture together, Star Wars Episode I, before the film’s actual release to the public, has been getting its share of attention.

    It’s just been announced that Fanboys will be released in 10 additional markets, including Denver. It opens tomorrow (Friday) at American Multi-Cinema, Inc. Westminster Promenade 24 Westminster, Kerasotes Theatres Colony Square 12 Louisville, and Regal Entertainment Group Denver West Village 12 Golden. Worth a trip to ‘burbs to check it out? Seemingly.

    (Thanks, Zach)

  • FUNK Sunglasses: No One Needs To Know

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    Beautiful detail in these pieces that won a Bronze Lion in ’08 at Cannes. Illustrator: Craig Zuckerman. Advertising Agency: DDB Germany.

    P.S. Seems to be some discrepancy over who owns this idea on Ads of the World. If the comments under the ads are to be believed, the original concepts (seen here and here) were first developed as spec for the creative team’s client in Brazil, then re-purposed for a new client by the same team after moving to DDB Germany. Puzzling and not so cool.

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    (Via Design You Trust)

  • Subaquatica Interviews Illustrator John Fellows

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    Subaquatica has chosen Recommended Illustrator John Fellows as their “Artist of the Month” for February. Accompanying the honor, is a great interview with John about his techniques and philosophies. He’s also updated his own site with new illustration and design goodies, so go peep it.

  • New Humpday Poll #26 >>

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  • Colbert v. O'Brien String Dance Off

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    (Thanks, Heather)

  • Kraft's New Logo Makes Us Hate Things

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    Good ol’ American dinner staple Kraft Foods has redesigned their logo, cramming everything we hate about politically-correct big businesses into one two-inch space. This includes: a smiley mouth, a rainbow, a burst (that doubles as a butterfly), ugly fonts and a ridiculous tagline. Congratulations, how much cash did you spend on that rebrand? For a slideshow of how cool the logo used to be, check out BrandWeek.

  • The Purchase Brothers: Escape From City 17

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    The Purchase Brothers, a two man film directing team from Toronto, caused a YouTube sensation this weekend with the release of the first in a series of shorts based on the well known Half-Life video game. The short, entitled “Escape from City 17” was posted last Friday and zoomed to over 1/2 million hits in a 24 hour period and more than 12,000 posted comments on YouTube, achieving the number one top-rated video of all time. By the end of the weekend the film had surpassed a million hits with no signs of slowing down. The video Monday registered No. 1 top viewed in the world.

    “Half-Life Escape from City 17” was initially conceived as a single 5 minute piece for the brothers’ demo reel which includes other spec projects. The brothers were such avid fans of the Half-Life game that they developed “Escape” into episode 1 of a series and are currently working on episode 2. They worked with a budget of $500 for costumes and props, but the film has the look of a big budget action movie. The two brothers did all filming and post production themselves. Valve Corporation, the developer of the original game, flew the brothers out to Seattle for some face time after viewing the film. What a great story.

  • To Do In Denver: Party With Oscar 02.22.09

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    The only place in Denver to watch the Academy Awards on the big screen will be at the Starz FilmCenter where the Denver Film Society hosts its 18th annual Party with Oscar®. Expect a touch of Rock ‘N’ Roll style mixed with Hollywood glamor. It’s like the Super Bowl for chicks.

    Complete with a live band, rocking DJ, games with great prizes, pinball, as well as Rock Band® on the big screen; and great drink specials as well as food being served all night long. Should be good, so go!

    Happening: Sunday, February 22, 5:00 PM
    Duration: 240 Minutes
    Venue: Starz FilmCenter – Gallery 30

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