Marketing and branding

Your Biggest Fans

Angeline | July 23rd, 2008

Today, we are very excited to announce a collaboration with heavy metal gods Judas Priest for creating their official online tour poster. They are a band that’s been around since the 1970’s and have sold over 35 million records worldwide. There’s a lot to be said about Judas Priest’s longevity in an industry where so […]

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Not-So-Creative Design: EcoGeek vs. Intel

Angeline | July 17th, 2008

A while ago, Ross began an interesting primer on Concept Copying, an issue which often comes up in the design world (Look for him to finish up Part 3 shortly). Regardless of whether creatives are graphic designers, musicians, or filmmakers, they all draw inspiration from other works. Take a band like British rock act Oasis, […]

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Cell phone ads for all my friends!

Mike | July 16th, 2008

The NY Times recently published some data on cell phone text advertising. In May, almost 20% of cell phone users received one or more ads in the form of text messages. Yikes. But this does bring up some interesting possibilities for our community and perhaps opportunity is bubbling. Instead of text messages, why not graphic […]

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Creative Rap – Design Coding

Ross | July 9th, 2008

Creativity is without limits. Just about anything that can be done, can be done creatively. Take for example the subject of developing an SEO (search engine) friendly website. There are thousands of blogs, forums, articles and experts talking about this subject every day. And as with everything else – there are many ways to talk about best […]

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Creative Font Design: FontStruct

Ross | July 8th, 2008

There are usually two elements to a logo design – images and letters. Some logos contain only one of these elements – the Apple logo, for example (image), or Coca-Cola (letters). Except for companies whose marks (Nike, Apple) have gained prominence to stand on their own, a large percentage of logos are composed of both […]

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Concept Copying – A Primer (Part 2 of 3)

Ross | June 12th, 2008

In part 1 of our discussion about concept copying, we defined concept copying, and illustrated an example, from an Apple patent application. Concept copying is a very important subject in the design community – both for professionals and non-professionals. After all, while it’s commonly accepted that all design is inspired by other design, mere copying […]

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Innovative Advertising – Adidas Football Statues

Ross | June 10th, 2008

I was fortunate to be in the center of Milan, Italy (watching and then celebrating, with MANY Italians) on May 23, 2007 when AC Milan played Liverpool in the final of the 2006-2007 UEFA Champions League. As most of the world knows, the 2008 UEFA European Championships began this week (Italians were not as happy […]

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