• New Movie Review: Last Chance Harvey >>

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    The Starz Film Festival has come and gone this year, but the good news is that we had a chance to attend the closing night movie. See what we thought of Last Chance Harvey here.

  • "Hey Man, What'd You Do For Lunch?"

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    “Oh, you know. Ran a couple of errands. Grabbed a sandwich. Read the paper. Oh and I strapped on a freaking jet pack and launched myself 1,500 feet over the Royal Gorge. You?”

    Here’s video of Eric Scott, the Go Fast! Rocket Man, successfully flying over the Royal Gorge in Canon City, Colorado. The stunt took place at noon today. What this video fails to show is the 1,100 foot deep chasm that opens to the Arkansas River below.

    Funny, whenever we drink Go Fast! we usually just get real chatty and end up at some half-sketchy house party in the wee hours. We’ll try this rocket thing next time.

  • Spy On Section 45

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    Local ad shop, Section 45, has set up a webcam broadcasting – you guessed it – their local ad shop. If you’re feeling a bit lonely working out of grandma’s knick knack-invested basement today, stop on in for a virtual look and chat.

    As a pre-warning to all employees, watch out where that thing’s pointing. Wouldn’t want the world to see what really goes on in ad offices, now would you?

  • Might Be Time To Take His Name Off The Door

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    According to AdWeek, the $1.5 million Exclusive Resorts account went out-of-town for their new campaign, bringing their work to Leo Burnett, Chicago.

    That’s right, Leo Burnett reached into Denver and picked up a $1.5 million account. This move shows little to no regard for the best way to spend a small marketing budget. Just a meeting at Burnett has got to ring the cash register at more than the majority of a campaign here in Denver.

    But at least the executives at Exclusive get to say they are working with Leo Burnett at their cocktail parties.

    The people we’ve got to question here are the leadership at what was once the pride of the midwest, Burnett. With their big building on the river, they were once the shining light of sensible, benefit-driven advertising doing memorable campaigns for McDonald’s, United and Altoids.

    Now they find themselves creating propaganda for the US Army and pitching $1.5 million dollar accounts.

    That’s not really reaching for the stars, now is it?

    (Thanks Jared)

  • Crispin and Plum TV Launch 'Mr. Internet'

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    Crispin Porter + Bogusky and Plum TV are launching their first co-production over Thanksgiving Day weekend, Mr. Internet, a 30-minute show hosted by vp, group creative director Dave Schiff that aims to be the Talk Soup of Web culture.

    The segments run the gamut from informational discussions about how to find relevant content on the Internet using tools such as StumbleUpon to a discussion about Web-made celebrity with Wired cover girl Julia Allison and the controversial online hunting site set up by Texas hunter John Lockwood that has been reinvented as a venue where users can shoot paintballs at live targets like girls in bikinis rather than bullets at live animals.

    Produced in-house at a small studio near the agency’s Boulder, Colo.-office, the show mimics Web communication with guests appearing in chat windows rather than in a studio beside Schiff.

    The trailer doesn’t do it much justice, but we’ll see where this thing heads down the line.

    More story at AdWeek.

  • Hello Everyone

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    Hello Everyone,

    It’s been a slow month. Many of my clients are cutting back or canceling ad campaigns. If anyone out there needs some help with graphic design. motion graphics, production work, even filing or answering phones, I’m available.

    Feel free to pass my contact info on:

    Heather Crank
    www.crank-design.net

    Thank you,
    Heather

  • Stuff To Do Friday Night: November 21

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    FAC – Ellen Bruss Design
    5:00 – 7:00pm at Ellen Bruss
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    Each quarter, AIGA CO + ADCD join forces to provide a unique opportunity for local creatives to take a look inside some of Colorado’s front range design firms and agencies. Our FACs are a fantastic way to meet and mingle with fellow creatives and take closer look at some of the outstanding creative work that is being produced here in Colorado.

    Applied Ideas – Talks on Design, Volume 3 Print Design
    7:30pm at MCA DENVER
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    Applied Ideas are open discussions on design and its relevance, theory, and practice. At a time when disciplines are converging, how does the role and application of design change? Each program brings leading creative professionals together to discuss relevant topics on the design horizon. Curated by Ian Coyle, this program aims to connect and engage Colorado’s creative community.

    Speakers:
    Rick Griffith, MATTER
    Chris Cox, Changethethought
    Aaron Ray, Legwork Studio
    Ian Coyle, Superheroes, Inc.

    Locals Night 2 at Ink Lounge Gallery
    7:00pm at Ink Lounge Gallery
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    Sample some of Colorado’s finest print artists during Ink Lounge Gallery’s second annual Colorado printmaking exhibit, opening Friday, November 21. Visitors will rethink ink as they gaze upon an oversized woodblock printed apron, ponder gritty screen printed baking sheets, peer into a letterpress house of cards, and rest their eyes on a woodblock print robot pillow. We have 20+ professionals and students representing the community for this exhibit – all doing things a little bit different and unique with ink for this show that runs through January 7, 2009.

  • New Rant: Don't Be Afraid to Shoot the Sick Dog >>

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    Just when you thought you read the best of Felix’s advice, he hits you in the face with this. BAM!

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