• Cool Stuff You May Have Missed: Art with Lasers

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    Beautiful stop-motion piano player animation by Ryan Cashman.

    Light-Paint Piano Player from Ryan Cashman on Vimeo.

    (Via The Ad Mad)

    The Blackfriars Railway Bridge, whose supports still remain in the water, has been lit up with green lasers as part of a group exhibition, called Drift. This particular piece is by Keith Bowler.

    (Via Creative Review)

  • Cool Stuff You May Have Missed: Home Decor

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    Sweet sheets that look like cardboard boxes. A portion of the proceeds go to a foundation for homeless young people in the Netherlands. Buy ‘em.

    The dumpster hot tub, perfect for a little lovin’.

    The Dali clock inspired by Salvador Dali’s surreal paintings and LCD. Buy it.

    The PacMan living room set, yum. Buy it.

    (Via The Ad Mad)

    The seesaw bench, only good if you have a friend.

    And when you leave home on a rainy day, you can tell the rain just what you think of it. Buy it.

  • Cool Stuff You May Have Missed: Bagvertising

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    We’ve been seeing more and more agencies put bags on streets to use for the brands they represent. The first tries to gain donations for CNCF.org to aid hungry children in Vietnam and Mongolia. Agency: Leo Burnett, Hong Kong.

    (Via Adland)

    The second is for Mentos gum, inspired by the plastic bag animal art of Joshua Allen Harris.

    (Via Comunicadores)

    The third is a spot for the Campaign for Environmental Defense Fund that was actually created by Joshua Allen Harris for Ogilvy NY.

    (Via Osocio)

  • In The Egotist Inbox: W3BD3V

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    Seth Reid is a skilled developer who worked at The Integer Group as a Content Engineer / Interactive Developer and now works as a Media Consultant at Smiz.biz. His coding skills are diverse, including Actionscript 2/3, HTML/DHTML/XHTML, XML, CSS, Javascript, PHP. We really dig the site he developed for communications consulting agency, XL EDGE. Give his book a look.

  • Cool Stuff You May Have Missed: Politicking

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    Someone re-dubbed the debate audio, with McCain laying into Obama using some entertaining profanity.

    (Via Boing Boing)

    Someone brewed up this animated bit on Sarah Palin and her rape kits.

    Someone created this hilarious Sarah Palin fictional quote generator.

    Some kids made douche bags of themselves making up a song about Obama and performing it Napoleon Dynamite-style.

    Someone created the bumper sticker of the millenium for the McCain | Palin ticket.

    (Via Ask A Copywriter)

  • HOW the...?

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    HOW magazine just listed The Denver Egotist as one of their Top 10 sites for designers to see this month. Flattering and cool from a publication we read and respect. Check out the rest of the list.

  • Local Haps While We Were Out

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    >> MCA DENVER announced an exhibit of Damien Hirst’s signature works, including the piece Saint Sebastian, Exquisite Pain, 2007 from the Natural History series, which features animals preserved in formaldehyde and displayed in large glass vitrines. The exhibition opens October 7, 2008 and runs through August 30, 2009.

    >> Cactus added Lauren Hudson as account executive, Amy Dillon as account supervisor, Meg Wohlschlaeger as account coordinator and Lee Perlman as copywriter (nice) to its rapidly growing team.

    >> Chris Cox of Cactus and Changethethought fame designed some killer new posters for DATA.

    >> The Lumper interviewed local illustrator, Scot Lefavor.

    >> rabble+rouser, “specialists in advertising 2.0,” hired Erick Collier as an interactive art director, launched the H.A.R.D. Nutrition website and helped re-launch a site for Weber Grills. (Cooool.)

    >> The Magnet Mafia has an official art studio on the SE corner of 31st and Blake Street in Denver. They’ll be having magnet making workshops/parties every other week, so check in with them for a schedule. (This news has been in our inbox for a few weeks – hence the reason for our “catch-up” hiatus.)

    >> The work of The Tenfold Collective, a Loveland-based graphic design, branding and web design firm, was recognized for its excellence by the San Francisco chapter of the Society for Marketing Professional Services for their corporate identity and website work for Smith + Smith, a San Francisco-based landscape architecture firm.

    >> The Art Director’s Club brought on a new board, including President: Chris Thomas, Secretary & FAC Committee Chair: Stephanie Fay, Chairman: James Pelz, Advisors: Jonathan Pite & Jimmy Diffee, Administrative Assistant: Tonja Roth, Education and OutReach: Kimberly Carey Putnam, Events: Scott Lary, Communications: Andrew Webb, Marketing & PR: Brett Amole, Membership: Ingrid Lantz, Student Advocates: Dustin Stanton, Joshua Catalanotto & Rebecca Wood. They also announced their 2008 award show winners.

    >> Someone found our site searching the term “assporn” and the term “ways to make people horny.”

  • New Editorial: The Egotist Interviews: Modern Dog Design Co. >>

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    They’re speaking at an AIGA event tonight. We spoke to them about the value of AIGA, politics, the importance of thick skin and many other things in our latest interview. Check it.

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