GO Forth!

The new Levi's "Go Forth" campaign is amazing. The "OPioneers" commercials for the campaign is really powerful. I love how well the voice over and the imagery gel together even though they are representative of two completely separate eras. Walt Whitman + young hipsters running around = me wanting to enlist in the military and fight for my country... WEIRD!

The campaign was done by ad agency Wieden + Kennedy, Portland to help revive the idea of Levi's as the quintessential all-American denim brand... and I think it is really effective.

The print campaign is also quite powerful, thanks to the photography of Ryan McGinley. The imagery is really strong, non-traditional compositions and artistic without taking the focus off the product, which people forget about a lot in todays ads. Also, the typography is beautifully done.



Dirt Nap

Love this !
by Carl Bender


So I can.. So I can

Damn you Corey Hart...damn you. I heard this song on the way home from work and I could not get it out of my head. So I had to design a poster to remedy it. Will go to print with is soon - let me know if you guys want one.

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Network Promo

This is brilliant! SO clean and solid.

"Booklet containing information and research found during experimentation of Visualising Networks. The aim of the booklet is to promote the benefits of networking in this day and age, from students through to career professionals. The booklet is displayed with the installation piece and is intended to be taken away with the viewer to keep."

By Jason Rubino


Indie Rock Coloring Book!

I just saw this post over at the CR Blog and had to share!

Originally Posted by Mark Sinclair, 16 November 2009

Like indie rock? Like colouring in? This may well be the book for you...

Yes, the Montreal-based nonprofit Yellow Bird Project has published an Indie Rock colouring book, with illustrations by Andy J Miller, that nicely reflects the DIY spirit of many of the bands contained within.

For instance, you can...

Colour The National's Fake Empire:

Find all the birds in Devendra Banhart's beard (and colour them yellow):

Draw a reflection of a projector, just like on The New Projectors' Twin Cinema album; or colour-in Joseph Arthur's numerous pieces of musical equipment:

Or, and my personal favourite, colour-in the picture "that proves that the water supply was enchanted in the Wisconsin cabin where the [Bon Iver] album For Emma, Forever Ago, was written." Maximum twee points there...

The Yellow Bird project works with musicians to create T-shirt designs, which are then sold on the YB website, with the proceeds benefitting charities of the musicians' choice. More at yellowbirdproject.com.

The Indie rock Coloring Book is published by Chronicle Books; $9.95. You can see more of Andy's work over at Koma Design.


Velvet at the Black Cat

New [velvet] poster from Fenetik Design.


The Dead Weather

Last night, while working, I listened to the Dead Weather album about 3 times. ( yes, i love to fall into musical worm holes) This morning the first thing I saw at OMG Posters was this new print for the Dead Weather show in Edinburgh. So I had no choice but to purchase it.

It's pretty amazing! All the Dead Weather posters that have come out in the past few months have been BAD ASS! I really like the ones that The Silent Giants have done. I might need to jump into this and make a poster of my own.