Creepy cool reminder that projection doesn't always have to be on a screen, and doesn't always have to tell a story.
David Baker, a leading consultant of agencies in the design and marketing space, takes a swing at the top characteristics of successful project managers. He's right on target, as usual.
Check out this PSA written and produced by our team at AJ - including the visual identity for the 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance.
Begun in 1946 as a collaboration between Walt Disney and Salvador Dalí, this beautifully animated short film was completed 53 years later in 1999 and premiered in 2003 at the New York Film Festival
Read more about it HERE.
A friend of mine recently sent a collection of YouTube videos to me that showcase typography as artform. In the videos, words are animated to emphasize the writer's points and facilitate storytelling. The examples serve as creative inspiration for what can be done, just by cleverly laying out text and adjusting size, spacing, timing and position. My favorite is Typography About Language (seen below) because it riffs on the deterioration of effective communication in the i2.0 world. I feel that as we become more mobile and rely on type more it will only further emphasize the value of delivering a clear and concise message that is visually compelling. Something that is simple and ordinary can be redesigned and reimagined into a captivating work.
Check out the entire lineup HERE.
I always liked Google’s Super Bowl spot Parisian Love:
You can make your own HERE.
Ok Go has made a name for themselves creating interesting, outside the box, and innovative music videos. Their first hit was the Treadmill Dance, which was a hot item to perform at high school talent shows that year.
Then there was the absolutely awesome This Too Shall Pass whose list of collaborators, technicians, scientists, producers, and film crew rivals that of the huge conferences we produce.
I think their latest creation beats the rest however.
HTML5 is the latest revision of HTML and "its core aims have been to improve the language with support for the latest multimedia while keeping it easily readable by humans and consistently understood by computers and devices." The first Google Chrome and HTML5 experience I encountered was when Ned shared this Arcade Fire interactive film with me (view in Google Chrome). It allows you to put in your home address, and customizes the viewing experience with Google images of your street and house.
Well, Ok Go has teamed up with Pilobolus (one of my favorite dance companies), and Google to create an interactive film. You can insert your own message before viewing the video, and towards the end of the film, your message is displayed in a custom manner. I made one for AJ that you can view HERE (view in Google chrome). For those of you who don’t have Chrome, you can watch a not as cool and unpersonalized version on YouTube.
This bit bemoans the messy state of digital news and discusses how proper content design can help the ever distracted reader find what he's looking for. READ MORE