Posted May 28, 2014
Sad news this week – the great designer and teacher Massimo Vignelli has passed away. He was 83.
I recently was able to watch a great documentary on Vignelli and his wife Lella, on an Air Canada flight of all places. It’s called Design is One, created by Kathy Brew and Roberto Guerra, and I recommend watching it. Vignelli is also featured in Gary Hustwit’s Helvetica.
Read more about Vignelli, his legacy and his passing, on Creative Review.
Posted May 27, 2014
Isn’t this cute and useful. Vittel has launched a water bottle that actually reminds you to drink more water. With a timer and a super cute little red flag that pops up. Love it. Agency is Ogilvy Paris.
Watch a video showcasing the bottle on Vimeo. Currently the video’s setting are not set-up for embedding (please fix that).
Posted May 15, 2014
Netdiver, one of the first online design portals, has revealed their new identity – and it’s lovely. The identity was developed by Gregor Žakelj from studio VBG and the new site is due to relaunch in the coming months.
Posted May 12, 2014
Toronto-based photographer and director Christopher Wahl has launched TheHeatherProject.org, a microsite which features a detailed portrait of Heather Ogden, a principal dancer from the National Ballet of Canada, and her daily routine to maintain physical strength via exhaustion and exertion.
Wahl says that the project is an extension his still portrait work, “a photographer’s view of the moving image, as if to point the camera but not press the button.”
Posted April 30, 2014
LA-based LOOKEFFECTS breaks down their work on Wes Anderson’s latest film, Grand Budapest Hotel (so good).
Posted April 25, 2014
Here are the opening credits to the movie Forrest Gump if Wes Anderson had directed it.
Created by Louis Paquet, a Montreal-based art director. Music by Mark Mothersbaugh. Enjoy.
Posted April 15, 2014
Greenpoint Pictures grows its creative offering with eight new signings and a fresh online look.
Brooklyn-based full service production company Greenpoint Pictures has jumped into Spring with a string of new signings and a brand new website. More than doubling its talent pool, the creatively-driven company has diversified its roster with eight new directors and a boost to its in-house post production facilities.
The new signings are pictured above from left to right:
Row 1: Evan Dennis, Tank + Bunker (Judah Lev-Dickstein and Justin Liberman), Alex 2tone
Row 2: We Are Not Pilrgims (Chaddy Chad and Sam Sneed), Logan Roos
Row 3: Olivier Agostini, Aleysa Young, Va$htie
Posted April 11, 2014
Vancouver-based The Embassy has just sent out a newsletter with their latest work – which includes working with Marvel Studios on Captain America Winter Soldier. The team at The Embassy created effects for a key scene featuring stars Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson. The Embassy has previously collaborated with Marvel on all three Iron Man films.
The newsletter also features advertising projects for Hyundai, EA (For FIFA World Cup) and Rogers.
Posted April 9, 2014
Ok, these are not official LEGO pieces but who doesn’t love the idea of a LEGO and Game of Throne collaboration?
Citizen Brick has re-used LEGO elements, that have been repackaged or altered from their original form, to create 12 different mini figures, which are available in four different sets of three . It says “every sets comes with crazy detailing: uniquely pad printed body parts, weapons, and custom cloth elements.” Cool. You can buy them here, but they aren’t cheap – $220 per set.
Scooped from LikeCOOL.
Posted April 1, 2014
Emmy-nominated flame artist Chris DeCristo joins Los Angeles-based digital production and design company Timber as Lead Flame.
DeCristo has amassed a broad body of work over his many years in production and VFX. DeCristo has freelanced for many of the top visual effects and design studios in Los Angeles before landing at Timber, including Superfad, Digital Domain, Method and Psyop. During that time he lent his talents to numerous advertising campaigns for a ton of top brands, including Sony, IBM, Hyundai, Kia, HP, Lexus, Bacardi and Nike. Many of those commercials went on to win VES awards.