will.i.am on logos

06 August 2013   //     Comments Off   //   design, logos, video

How to create logos with problems. And India!

(Here’s the link.)


Indie Ferris Bueller

23 March 2011   //     8 comments   //   clever, video

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off was the ultimate coming-of-age movie for us Gen-Xers. It portrayed rebellion, soul-searching and fear of the future in a witty, charming and slapsticky package. And it even had Charlie Sheen winning way before Charlie Sheen was winning. If it came out today, instead of 1986, how would it fare against the sea of sensitive, coming-of-age, navel-gazing movies? This fantastic “new” trailer, recut by UK filmmaker Joseph Brett, makes me think it would do just fine.

Here’s the YouTube link if you can’t see the video below.

(Thanks Holiday Matinee!)


The Abominable Brainstorm

29 July 2010   //     3 comments   //   kids, video

My awesome nephew Val (age 14) just got back from summer camp at the Flying Cloud Institute in Massachusetts. He was part of the team that made this fantastic video.

How much fun would it be to go to summer camp in the 21st Century? So much fun, right?


your business card is crap!

20 May 2010   //     Comments Off   //   design, video

One of the most brilliant pieces of unintentional comedy I’ve seen in a good long time.

(Thanks Andrew!)


newton’s ipad

13 May 2010   //     2 comments   //   advertising, history, video

This is awesome. And just one of the oh-so-many reasons I have always loved Apple and always will. Watch the two videos one after the other.

Don’t you especially love the assertion at the end of the Newton spot that “if there’s anything this world could use, it is more communication.” Hoo boy!

(Thanks SMCLT)


beam drop

21 April 2010   //     Comments Off   //   nature, video

Thank you Jen Dawkins for sharing this amazing, zen-like video with me on my birthday.

I could have watched this for an hour and been amazed anew with each drop.


the fantastic mr. anderson

28 January 2010   //     1 comment   //   clever, video

(Can’t see the video? Try this link.)

Found this at kottke.org the other day. Amazing acceptance speech from Wes Anderson, made in stop motion animation.

Not only cool, but also appropriate: he was accepting the Special Filmmaking Achievement Award from the National Board of Review. Special filmmaking indeed.

And I love the rabbit half offscreen. With her stripes and her neckerchief.


mom 2.0: defining a movement

28 January 2010   //     2 comments   //   announcing, conferences, happy, thought provoking, video

(Can’t see the video? Try this link.)

The brilliant and beautiful Katherine Center has done it again. This time in the form of a video addressing the statement Mom 2.0: Defining a Movement.

I can’t wait to see Katherine in Houston next month at the Mom 2.0 Summit. I feel like time spent with her, regardless of what we’re doing, is quality time. Do you know people like that? I’m lucky to.

Speaking of Mom 2.0 Summit, have you registered yet? Please do. I promise you won’t regret it.



18 January 2010   //     1 comment   //   caught my eye, design, video

Logorama by H5 is an short animated film about a world made entirely of logos and trademarks. The Pringles man drives a truck, the green and red dots in the Stop & Shop logo are actually stop lights, and Microsoft butterflies flutter across the screen. The plot sounds like an LA shoot-em-up (between the Michelin man and Ronald MacDonald), and from a visual standpoint, I can’t wait to see it.

Check out the trailer here.
Information about the film here.

(Thanks Design Observer)


adventures in art direction

15 December 2009   //     1 comment   //   design, funny ha ha, video

So real it makes me wonder if they listen in on conversations at our studio. Or, probably your studio too.

(Can’t see the video? Watch it here.)


Also, the whole site, called Xtranormal, is super cool. You can make your own videos using their scenes, characters, voices, camera angles, actions and more.



I made a goofy 30 sec movie to try it out.
But please consider yourself warned: it’s extremely goofy.

(Also find it here.)