Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Daily Peeps


Agency: Rethink, Vancouver
Creative Directors: Ian Grais/Chris Staples
Art Director: Ian Grais
Photographer: Hans Sipma

Think Centre: Missing

Advertising Agency: The Alchemy Partnership, Singapore
Creative Director / Copywriter: Alvin Wong Twei
Art Director: Irene Lau
Published: August 2007
Photographers: Rajesh Mulani, Loh Seow Khian, Stock
Digital Artist / Retouching: Chui Ser, ProColor

Svenson: I need to note this is stock photography! whoa...
Title: Svenson Deforestation - Rebirth, Hope and Salvation
Advertising Agency: Publicis
Agency Location: Singapore
Client: Global Beauty International Pte Ltd
Product/Service: Svenson Hair Centre (Singapore) Pte Ltd
Regional Chief Creative Officer: Calvin Soh
Executive Creative Director: Sandip KT
Art Directors: Chong Wei Lun, Koh Que Din
Copywriter: Ho Pei Ling
Photography: Stock (Getty Images)
Digital Imaging: Christopher Ng (Procolor Imaging)
Agency Producer: Stephenie Lee
Production Manager: Daniel Tay
Account Service Credit: June Chu
Client Credit: Aileen Chua
Additional Credit: Celeste Cheong (ProColor), Joel Choo (Getty Images)


The holidays are quickly approaching and lucky for all of you, I have stumbled upon the perfect gift for any designer...or anyone that appreciates good design or just awesomeness in general.

The Crackpot 2008 Calendar
provides a new page of characters and illustrations from around the world every week, yes week, not month, so you only have to wait 7 days for the next jolt of creative inspiration. The calendar can be hung or propped on your desk and costs a mere $20. Check out the images below and I think you'll agree that this gem is worth much more than its price tag:

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Daily Peeps

Cheeky Monkey:

Product : Cheeky Monkey
Advertising Agency : Clemenger BBDO
Agency Location: Sydney, Australia
Illustrator: Christian Borstlap
Creative Director: Rocky Ranallo
Art Director: Paul Sharp, Gary Dawson
Copywriter: Paul Sharp, Gary Dawson

FEDEX Truck:

Agency: BBDO Duesseldorf, Duesseldorf
Chief Creative Officer: Ralf Zilligen
Creative Director: Carsten Bolk
Copywriter: Andreas Walter
Art Director: Jacques Pense
Photographers: Sabine Beaujean/Jacques Pense
Illustrators: Erik Thijssen/

Leica 12x Zoom:

Advertising Agency: Advico Young & Rubicam
Agency Location: Zurich-Gockhausen, Switzerland
Creative Directors: Urs Schrepfer, Christian Bobst
Art Directors: Christian Bobst, Isabelle Hauser
Copywriter: Johannes Raggio
Photographer: Christian Bobst
Account Supervisor: Sandro Breu

NOKIA E65 "Real Time News":
Agency: Bates Taiwan, Taipei. "The Instant Vacation Floor Sticker - Skilift":

Agency: Scholz & Friends, Berlin.

Thursday, October 25, 2007


If you know me, you know I have a thing for owls. There seems to be an owl trend lately, with the wise nocturnals popping up everywhere from jewelry to furniture to t-shirts. I stumbled upon the Owl Movement site and its a wealth of owly-goodness. Here's some of my faves, many more designs available for sale on their site.

Daily Peeps

CK Koo Namecard:
The namecard for fashion stylist CK Koo consists of a base card depicting girl in her undies with transparent cards for accessories overlaid on top. The transparencies can be slid & layered to create different ensembles–the perfect promo piece for someone whose profession is mixing, matching & layering.

Agency: DDB, Singapore
Creative Director: Terrence Tan
Designer: Teoh Sin Eng

The Vonnegut CD:
Rethink of Vancouver created a CD case which transforms into a house. You can punch out the band's characters and play with them–sort of a modern Barbie dreamhouse.

Agency: Rethink, Vancouver

United Visual Artists for Chemical Brothers:
United Visual Artists recently created graphics for a Chemical Brothers show in Trafalgar Square using code-based, generative 3D vector art using software they actually wrote in-house! Watch the video here

From Motionographer

Design Meltdown

Ever have what you think is a great idea for a website, only to find out after spending 20 hours on the design that your idea doesn't work as well on screen as it does in your head? Or have a really great printed piece, but aren't quite sure how to translate it into web application?

Well, lucky for us there's an awesome site for web design inspiration that breaks sites down by color, design elements, site types, etc. so you can see how ideas similar to yours pan out on the web: Design Meltdown. This is my first inspiration stop when starting a new website project. The site has very easy navigation w/ thumbnail previews of each site example–they even have a tutorial section which walks you through creating certain effects such as drips and sprays. You have to love the "SOS" logo which subltely calls visitors out for needing their help. Screenshots below, checkout the web goodness here:

Thursday, October 18, 2007


Not only is "palindrome" a cool word, its also an amazing design studio out of Portland, OR specializing in wedding invites and other letterpress cards. Run by Alisha Henson, Palindrome Press aims to create successful design by "slowing things down and embracing the handmade." To top it all off, the studio makes every effort to be "green" using soy based inks, chemical-free press cleaners and recycled paper.

An example of Palindrome's approach to wedding invites. Can you tell the father-of-the-bride is an art director? :)

In case anyones in the market, Alisha's offering 15% all orders placed in October.

Daily Peeps

There's always a plethora of design goodness to be found online, here's a sampling of things worth peeping at today.


Agency: P4 Ogilvy & Mather, Panama
Creative Director: Victor Chizmar
Copywriter: Victor Chizmar
Art Directors: Raul Correa, Ana Carolina Castro, Marleny Garrido, Giancarlo Bianco
Photographer: VFX

McDonald's Salad:
Agency: Leo Burnett, Chicago
Chief Creative Officer: Mark Tutssel, John Condon
Creative/Art Director: Vince Cook
Creative Director/Copywriter: Gary Fox-Robertson
Copywriter: Avery Gross
Art Director: Brian Shembeda
Prop Engineering/Painter: Michael Shapiro
Horticulturist/Landscape Architect: Greg Pierceall

Both from AdDesignGoodness

Infinite OZ "Tin Man" mini-site for Sci-Fi:

The site takes awhile to load, but considering Fallon, B-Reel and nine artists from around the world collaborated to create the motion & sound masterpiece, its worth the wait. click the link, go make a sandwich or something, then enjoy!

ANTIGIRL - Bleed Deeply:

AntiGirl's Tiphanie Brooks just released her newest set of collage wonderment titled
Bleed Deeply. Check out the collection, as well as her other work, here:

Two Paperdolls

I've been working on a wedding invitation set for a friend, and in my search for inspiration I came across Two Paperdolls.
This site is a goldmine of type, pattern, color & format inspiration for invitations, envelopes, cards and all other collateral. They really get to know their clients and the end result is always a highly unique, totally cohesive product that's a perfect representation of their client's personality.

Images below, many more on their site (which is also well-designed and easy to navigate):

(PS-see how cool this lime green suitcase is! well for you locals in Savannah, you can have one for your very own for $8.99 at Parker's Market on Drayton...I picked up a green and purple one for my little sister, and they also have tomato red in various sizes)

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Daily Peeps

Today's finding from perusing the best design blogs...

MTV Base (from TwentyFour)

Nike Soccer from AdDesignGoodness

Agency: DDB Paris, France.
Creative Directors: Alexandre Hervé, Sylvain Thirache
Copywriter: Julien Kosowski
Art Director: Stéphane Soussan
Art Buyer: Marine Rolland
Advertiser’s Supervisors: Thomas Granger, Paul Ducré
Account Supervisor: Thomas Fabre
Illustrator : Si Scott
Touching-up: Bepong

Tokara–Wine Made Art (from TwentyFour)