Field Notes – share the love

We love Field Notes notebooks and we love print and this video shows why.

That’s the way to promote your product: show people you love what you do and that you’re competent at it.

The Little Apple – New York as Toytown in The Sandpit

We first showed a tilt shift movie with the video Little Big Berlin and this film, which makes shots of New York seem like a toy town is also a must-see. Surely it’s only a matter of time before this technique is brought to wider public attention in a music video, advertisement or film – it’s an innovative, charming and quirky way to show a city at work.

Lifetime Collective’s unexpected new video

The du jour brand for hipsters. Lifetime, started as a DIY basement outfit and have steadily progressed to creating full collections. Watching this video shows they still haven’t lost their edge. It’s nice when brands mess with clichés.

John Cleese – Creativity 101

John Cleese here chatting about how to be creative and how he’s observed the creative process across his career.

If Comic Sans Could Speak

McSweeney’s is a brilliant site at the best of times but this imagined sideswipe at designer elitism from Comic Sans is genius.

WARNING TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF POTTY-MOUTHED LANGUAGE

Sample Quote:
It doesn’t even matter what you think. You know why, jagoff? Cause I’m famous. I am on every major operating system since Microsoft @£$%ing Bob. I’m in your signs. I’m in your browsers. I’m in your instant messengers. I’m not just a font. I am a force of mother@£$%ing nature and I will not rest until every uptight armchair typographer @£$%-hat like you is surrounded by my lovable, comic-book inspired, sans-serif badassery.

You know what? I still hate Comic Sans.

iPad + Velcro =

Genius!

Monopoly Hotel Bus Shelter

When it comes to promoting the Minnesota State Lottery, Colle+McVoy got creative on their assets.

Diehard with a letterpress

Innovation and inspiration are what we like to see on welovecreative and often that means that new technology is involved, simply because it’s easy to be innovative with new tech. When people get innovative with tech that’s nearly 600 year’s old that is mightily impressive.

Which is why we’re fans of Stukenborg who have created these beautiful abstract patterns by using blocks of die with a letterpress… and you can buy the prints.

Volkswagen Independent Cinema Sponsorship Ads

By DDB London, try and guess the films, and don’t cheat by looking at the filenames.

Smuin Ballet Company Posters

Stunning Smuin Ballet Company Poster campaign by Evolution Bureau, USA

The Book Cover Archive

If you like design and books and typefaces and imagery and reading then the Book Cover Archive is a great place to spend a little time. In the meantime here are a few of our favourites.

Parkour Flip Book – Extreme Animation

This works brilliantly, it’s fresh, captures the dynamism of the pastime and it’s just about torn paper…

Another iPad concept – this time for Marie Claire and by our friends at Ceros

Curious one this, in that Ceros is a Flash-based platform and the Flash is like Kryptonite or at least Lex Luthor to the iPad.

Creative use of stairs for advertising

Drink fat Coke? You could use the exercise.

The perfect Jeep ad.

A creative reminder to donate your books to the Literacy Association.

Get organised at Ikea.

An clever awareness campaign for the American Disability Association.

Learning French through great design

Caroline Fabès is a freelance graphic designer who has created a great little typographical animation for a key scene in Raging Bull

This is the actual scene. With pictures.

Letterpress stop motion

Here’s a beautiful video following the process of printing a book and binding it. Made up of over 300 photographs, it’s a fascinating insight in to the world of letterpress.

Creative erm… Barcodes?

Thanks to Neil Mohr for these amazing barcodes from Japanese design company d-barcode.com

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Random Cutaway Illustration

Totally random image of a cutaway VW camper, beautiful!

 

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Big Headed Designer Genius

This is the best use of downtime I’ve ever seen, Eric Testroete gives a full and frank description of how to achieve this on his website… essentially he uses 3ds Max and photoshop and a load of paper and created a wireframe of his head and printed it out. Clever chap that Eric.

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It’s The Perpetual Pin Badge Fridge Magnet Calendar

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This is another one of those amazingly/annoyingly simple ideas that just work. Pin badge sized fridge magnets that act as a calendar. This won a graphic design award at the Kiev International Advertising Festival and should, hope fully be hitting the shops soonish.

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We saw this, and thought of you…. ahhh… nice.

Great Editorial Illustration

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This image was created by Kevin Van Aelst to illustrate a piece in the New York Times concerning dad’s of internet age children who either just do or just don’t get the internet (eg “can I get to my Internet from your computer?”) and I thought it was a great example of getting the imagery just right. The minute you see it you know what the article is about.

It also reminds me of this famous painting by Magritte.Magritte

Get Real – The paintings of Alyssa Monks

These spookily realistic painting by Alyssa Monks are getting her lot of attention with stories in the Daily Mail and the New York Post.

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That’s LIFE! Well, 1,860 issues of it scanned by Google and free to you anyway

This brilliant archive of  US classic LIFE magazines went online this week thanks to Google. Every page of every issue is here including ads. See the archive here (60s issues are particularly good – great interviews, unbeatable photography, laughably dated ads).

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That's (quite literally) LIFE

That's (quite literally) LIFE