Archive for the 'video/film' Category

the best focus group…

Every designer (or at least this one) knows it is smart to share your logo presentations with your kids before your clients. Our daughters have been giving us advice for years, and they are usually spot on.  They just see stuff…like Adam Ladd’s five-year old daughter does in this video. In fact, she sees stuff I haven’t seen (and am a little embarrassed to admit). The McDonald’s logo as an M made out of french fries? Very cool and pretty darned cute.


Eames: The Architect and The Painter

No question, Charles and Ray Eames are two of the most important designers of the 20th Century. I remember seeing Powers of Ten when I was in elementary school…it blew me away even before I knew what design was. Not only did they blend art and industry,  they blended curiosity with productivity. As someone who has shared a design studio with her husband for over 30 years (can it be?), they have always been the standard for a creative partnership. Can’t wait to see the new documentary of their lives and work.

lifecycle | the holstee manifesto redux

Last March I posted the Holstee Manifesto. Today Holstee released a fantastic video, celebrating the manifesto through bicycling.

Here’s what the fine Holstee folks say about it on their blog:

“The Holstee Manifesto is a call to action to live a life full of intention, creativity, passion, and community. We are amazed to see how rapidly these words have spread across the globe, and are honored by the countless people who have experienced these words to be a source of realization and inspiration in their own lives. We want the Manifesto to hold us accountable to living each day as fully as we can and are so encouraged by the amazing community of people joining us in that journey…. The wonderful team at Demonstrous Productions has done a brilliant job of bringing this to life on the screen by capturing the beautiful bikers who came out for the shoot, and we are so proud of this film.”
My favorite line is this: Life is about the people we meet, and the things we create with them.
Take a moment to check out the video, and then take another moment to check out the Holstee site for lifestyle goods, designed with a conscience. And then park the car and pull out your bike.

everyday symmetry

From Everynone and Radiolab.  The unexpected symmetry in everyday life, our yearning for balance, and how beautiful imperfect matches can be. Just watch.

automorphosis | pure joy

I have always loved art cars. One day I will have/make one. My glue gun and my collection of girl superhero dolls are just waiting for the right moment. In the meantime we have Automorphosis.

Featuring a perfect poster by Calef Brown:

Plus, access to camera van postcards (c’mon, you know you want to get a closer look).

And of course, a reason to visit Douglas, Arizona (to visit Art Car World).

The Ink-credibles

Eight minutes to slow you down and remember why we all love printing. The poetry of ink….I can smell it now.

The Girl Effect, Part Two

My favorite things all rolled into one: Activism for the power of girls, especially those living in poverty….a message carried through with power and persuasion… and simple, elegant execution. The Girl Effect’s latest video – The Girl Effect: The Clock is Ticking – just premiered at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York.  The first Girl Effect video was probably my favorite communications piece done over the past two years, and I am thrilled to see the follow up.

Don’t let the simplicity of this piece fool you, there is some incredible talent behind this. And from my point of view, not only a situation, but a solution.

For more on the Girl Effect, check here.