• So Close, Yet So Far Away

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    We presume these films, one for Heineken and one for Budweiser, are both advertisements (whether they come out and say they’re ads or they’re disguised as virals). They’re very similar, yet one bitchslaps the other. Just thought we’d point it out for you on this glorious morning.

  • It's Here: The New Sony Foam City Spot

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    What a glorious way to wake up on a sunny spring Monday morning. We’ve been waiting for this. It’s beautiful and epic in scale, like the other spots in the campaign. We need to view it throughout the day to see if it has the same impact. What do you think? Check out the Sony Foam City microsite here.

  • Flex it Out, Help the World

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    The Good 50X70 is a project created to help give back to seven global charities. It’s also a great opportunity to flex your brain. With organizations like Greenpeace, Amnesty International, WWF, and UNICEF involved, you’ll likely find a cause near and dear to you.

    There are 7 briefs from 7 charities on 7 issues that affect thousands of people around the world. All you have to do is pick a topic that inspires you and submit a poster on that theme. 210 posters (30 from each brief) will be selected by our jury of leading designers and exhibited around the world and published in a catalogue, but more importantly they’ll be presented to the charities for their use as a potential campaign.

  • << You Should Know About Rocky Mountain Recorders

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    These guys have been making sweet sound and music for nearly 20 years. Paul Vastola and his tight-knit “family” of audio experts deliver great work — from voice recording to original music, album work, and sound design, to film mixing in 5.1 surround. They also have an extensive library of needle drop for licensing – but when you have talent like this at your disposal, we say make it original. Some big name acts have even been known to drop by at odd hours to lay down a track or two when passing through town. Ask for stories.

    So you know, these folks aren’t just pushing buttons and turning dials. They have opinions and they have ideas on how to make your work better. And we like that. We like that a lot. Find them on our list of Recommended Resources.

  • << You Should Know About Jack Ryan Schuler

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    As much as having raw talent counts for something, having interesting life experiences is often what delineates the great from the not-so-great in our business. Jack Ryan Schuler has the talent and the experiences – in doses.

    After graduating from Art Center College of Design, he lived above skid row in a loft in downtown L.A. (not on it, mind you), working for Shimoda Design Group, a premier architecture firm, that did commercial interior work for Museum of Neon Art, Lord’s Couture, Rolex and MTV Networks. He also very nearly ended up on MTV as a back-up guitarist for the band of the Prince of Darkness’ daughter herself, Kelly Osbourne. His design work is solid, striking and certain. Jack’s looking for a gig and someone who he can share the rest of his stories with. You can find his info on our list of Recommended Talent.

  • Infected Art

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    A Romanian artist and MessageLabs, a computer security services company, have teamed up to provide renderings of what the world’s most deadly malware might look like.

    What does a computer virus look like, really?

    (Via PCMag.com)

  • Terry O'Leary Has a New Website

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    Local recommended art director, Terry O’Leary, has just informed us that he’s put up a new website with his portfolio, bio and resume.

    Thanks for the heads up Terry, and keep up the great work.

  • Catch Some Tail

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    From an exhibit called Come Up To My Bedroom at the Gladstone Hotel in Toronto, Canada.

    (Via Electro Plankton)

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