• W+K Radio

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    Wieden + Kennedy, Portland is going to start broadcasting a live radio show on Monday January 5th at 9am (PST).

    The radio extension exists to inspire creativity through provocative conversations, interviews and artistic expressions relating to arts, culture, media, and music. We’re starting small with minimal programming hours, with a goal to eventually share an equal amount of programming between our seven different offices and their communities worldwide. Stop by the studio if you have something to say.

    Sweet stuff. You can listen here: wk.com/radio.

  • Oh Brother

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    We spent a few moments on the sofa on New Year’s Day. Okay, about 800 moments if you must know. TNT was promoting the heck out of Trust Me, a new series premiering later in January. The show stars Eric McCormack (cute) and Tom Cavanagh (ridiculously cute) as a creative team at an ad agency. We can’t recall if they were referred to as a “hot shot” team, but let’s assume. It’s hard to say if this show will be the least bit watchable, but one line of teaser VO is stuck in our heads. Here it is: “In the high stakes world of advertising, only the best of friends will survive.” So think about that, those of you who go to work each day with mere friends and co-workers. Better make ‘em your BFFs or your days are numbered.

  • In Case You Missed It

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    Hopefully you spent your New Year’s Eve anywhere but in front of the TV watching Anderson Cooper in Times Square. If that’s the case, please enjoy this short clip in which Kathy Griffin deftly handles a (presumably) drunken heckler. Ms. Griffin, your chutzpah humbles and inspires us. You’ve earned a standing invitation to become a guest editor of The Egotist.

  • Save Ink, Save The Planet

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    SPRANQ, a creative communications company in The Netherlands, created a new font called Ecofont. It’s designed to reduce the amount of ink used to print our everyday documents.

    Appealing ideas are often simple: how much of a letter can be removed while maintaining readability? After extensive testing with all kinds of shapes, the best results were achieved using small circles. After lots of late hours (and coffee) this resulted in a font that uses up to 20% less ink.

    We like this idea. Think of the last 11-page “brief” you received. Then think of the number of times the account team reprinted it after changing two words. It adds up quickly.

  • Awake But Still Dreaming: Free Art

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    Matt Scobey, along with some others, is having an art opening Saturday night at Emmanuel Gallery from 6-10 PM. All of the stuff Matt is showing is free to take off the wall. So, come by and take something home. Sweet New Year’s gift if we do say so ourselves.

  • In The Egotist Inbox: Chun Lim

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    There’s some nice motion graphic design work on the reel of Chun Lim, who has worked with many of the agencies and productions houses in Denver. Give it a watch.

  • The World's Top Advertising & Design Blogs

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    As ranked by Alexa. The Top 25 Ad Blogs here. The Top 90 Design Blogs here. Lots of exploring to do in these two lists.

  • The Far Side Reenacted Through Photography

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    This Flickr set features Gary Larsen’s The Far Side cartoons reenacted using photography. You can even create your own and get it posted. It’d be nice to see the original cartoon they’re mimicking next to the shots.

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