Kinetic Typography

Network won an Oscar, thanks to this brilliant speech, now someone’s gone and illustrated it in type.

The movie title stills collection

Someone very geeky is collecting opening and closing title stills from classic movies. This is shaping up to be a great resource for movie logos and motion graphics. They are gathered here for your pleasure

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Entertainment Weekly magazine – now with video!

The September issue of Entertainment weekly contains the worlds first video ad. Unlike Esquire’s quirky, but disappointing animated cover last year, the CBS season preview ad is full video, with sound, and lasts for 40 minutes. Is this the future of magazines or just an  expensive willy-waving exercise by CBS and Pepsi who were determined to be first with this technology to bag all the press (including this blog post)?

World's first video-embedded magazine

Art & Copy trailer

Even though this documentary is about US rather than UK ad creatives, it’s still a big screen documentary about creatives. A rare thing and it looks good! Here’s the HD trailer followed by the official blurb…

ART & COPY is a powerful new film about advertising and inspiration. Directed by Doug Pray (SURFWISE, SCRATCH, HYPE!), it reveals the work and wisdom of some of the most influential advertising creatives of our time — people who’ve profoundly impacted our culture, yet are virtually unknown outside their industry. Exploding forth from advertising’s “creative revolution” of the 1960s, these artists and writers all brought a surprisingly rebellious spirit to their work in a business more often associated with mediocrity or manipulation: George Lois, Mary Wells, Dan Wieden, Lee Clow, Hal Riney and others featured in ART & COPY were responsible for “Just Do It,” “I Love NY,” “Where’s the Beef?,” “Got Milk,” “Think Different,” and brilliant campaigns for everything from cars to presidents. They managed to grab the attention of millions and truly move them. Visually interwoven with their stories, TV satellites are launched, billboards are erected, and the social and cultural impact of their ads are brought to light in this dynamic exploration of art, commerce, and human emotion.

More Beautiful Letterpress

This time from Boxcar Press in Chicago, check out their portfolio, and flickr stream

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Pulse concept bike by Teague

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This new concept bike from Teague has got some nice ideas as well as looking lovely. It’s a fixed gear bike with twist grip handlebars that activate lights on the bar ends and an aluminescent frame which glows in the dark. The pedals are also counterweighted so that they always stay upright for your feet to fit comfortably into.

See more here…

http://www.pagegangster.com/p/hhbSM/

Mattias Adolfsson

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This is how Swedish artist Mattias Adolfsson fills his Moleskin sketchbooks. There’s literally thousands of amazing illustrations like these on his blog site…

http://www.behance.net/MattiasA

 

and digital Moleskin sketchbooks to flick through here, Ceros style…

http://mattiasa.blogspot.com/2009/07/moleskine-sketchbook-12.html

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I √ This

Karl Maier‘s design. Simple, brilliant.

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Inky Calendar

An ingenious idea by Oscar Diaz. Here’s how he describes it…

“Ink Calendar make use of the timed pace of the ink spreading on the paper to indicate time. The ink is absorbed slowly, and the numbers in the calendar are ‘printed ‘ daily. One a day, they are filled with ink until the end of the month. The calendar enhances the perception of time passing and not only signaling it.  The aim of the project is to address our senses, rather than the logical and conscious brain.”

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Check it out here. And more of Oscars work here.

Behind The Scenes at the Typography School

“The basic principles of typography haven’t changed.” So says David Dabner, lecturer at the London College of Printing, in this imaginative documentary where he further explains his view that computers get in the way of thinking when it comes to design. You need to see this though, not because it makes you think but because it’s a brilliant 5-minute film.

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This is what Mark Webber has been working on for the past 6 months, a massive typographic map of Paris.

He has more stunning Lino prints on his website.

Anna Rusakova’s Moleskin

If you are going to ruin a Moleskin by using it, this is the way to do it…
More here…
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Anna Rusakova's Moleskin notebook

Anna Rusakova's Moleskin notebook

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Is this the best business card ever?

I SO want one of these next time we reprint. We could put ‘content’ in the search field followed by Did you mean: www.futureplus.co.uk
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Such a cool business card

Such a cool business card

Sometimes the simplest ideas…

Shouldn’t it just be the law for all clubs to have these stamps? Genius. Bookmark and Share

SUCH an obvious yet brilliant idea

SUCH an obvious yet brilliant idea

More mystery boxes please

ALL. CREATIVES. MUST. WATCH. THIS.

J.J. Abrams brilliantly traces his love of the unseen mystery back to its own magical beginnings, which may or may not include an early obsession with magic, the love of a supportive grandfather, or his own unopened Mystery Box.
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You wash, I’ll dry

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Designer tea towel site, To Dry For, flew around the office on various emails this week. The consensus is that tea towels are a great way to display brilliant illustration while drying the pots. Plus it’s a welcome relief from the many t-shirt, screen printing collectives that pop up online straight after graduation. Also Trellick Tower (pictured above) is one of the last things us Bath-based, Future Plus folk see before our train pulls into Paddington Station (simply look left just before you pull into the station).
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