Creative shops ebb and flow, but great designers don't. Andy Sherman is one of those. Today he finds himself in an ebb (or is it a flow?), waiting for a new path to reveal itself. Does his path cross yours? It should if you're searching for a designer in Denver.
The Gazette is reporting Lamar Advertising has rejected a bus shelter that was set to appear in Colorado Springs – featuring the furry pink cleavage of Lucy the Slut. The character, a puppet, stars in the touring Broadway show “Avenue Q,” but will no longer star in its advertising. The cleave was just too much for a city over-saturated with and overpowered by the conservative Christian right.
The CU Ad Club is crowdsourcing their new logo to 'the best creatives in the front range.' The prize? The winners’ design will be screenprinted on the front of their 2010 t-shirt and other schwag – and the winners’ agency will be showcased on the back of the shirt and be awarded a shiny trophy.
No offense to the fine staff at CU's ad school, but who the hell is polluting the brains of the next generation of ad professionals with this crowdsourcing shit? Making crowdsourcing more prevalent is a good way to assure that none of you will ever be paid to work in advertising – a job that's actually pretty likable most of the time. Open your eyes to the bigger effect you're having, people.
GuerillaGarden and Eric Heights collaborate on a experimental film showcasing the talent this Denver studio can offer, including murals, fine art, design and advertising. All footage and artwork was shot in one day. Music by The Pirate Signal.
One of our favorite Denver film and motion design companies, Mrs. K, has just completed a poetic set of promos for the UEFA Champions League exclusively on Al Jazeera Sport. Next, Mrs. K will be tackling the World Cup for the same client.
EP: Peter Thron
Director/Sr. Creative Director: Jeanne Kopeck
Design/Sr. Creative Director: Mitch Monson
DP: Andrew Turman
Producer: Lauren Worth
Line Producer: Erin Ward
Original Music: Don Grady
Editor: Herman Nieuwoudt
"The Inspiration Sessions," the highly acclaimed short-form series has been greenlit for a second season as part of Sundance Channel's music/talk series "Spectacle: Elvis Costello with…" Impossible, a Denver design and visual effects studio, was called upon by the network and sponsor Infiniti for a second straight year to bring both legendary and current musical phenoms to their viewers.
The 13-part series profiles dynamic artist and producer pairings within a candid free-flowing conversation about inspiration. This year's pairings include Sir Elton John with Scissor Sisters, Nelly Furtado with producer Andres Recio, Smokey Robinson with producers Brian French and Gary Gold, and David Gray with producer Ieslyn Polson. A new episode of "The Inspiration Sessions" premieres each week during "Spectacle."
Developed and produced for Sundance Channel by Impossible and sister company Flying Saucer Films, each 2-minute episode explores an aspect of inspiration such as the songwriting process, studio techniques, and collaboration both inside and outside the recording studio. As brand-sponsored entertainment, the series seamlessly integrates Infiniti messaging and branding to keep viewers engaged during breaks -- time otherwise devoted to commercials on other networks.