From the new agency murmure (Julien Alirol, Paul Ressencourt & Simon Roché).

Ólafur Arnalds

22 September 2009

There’s a little inside look at Geoff‘s studio and the titles he’s working on for the trailer/movie. More pics at the Where The Wild Things Are blog, We Love You So.

Making of The Shining

12 September 2009

Interesting behind-the-scenes look at one of Stanley Kubrick’s masterpieces. His then 17-year-old daughter, Vivian, filmed the documentary, making for a really raw feel. Video with commentary from Vivian Kubrick here. Via /Film.

Voltage

24 August 2009

From Bam Studio in Brazil. See more or their videos on Vimeo. Via Juxtapoz.

Them Crooked Vultures

19 August 2009

I’m kind of exited about the new group Them Crooked Vultures. Band consists of Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl (drums), Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme (guitar), and Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones (bass and keyboards). You can’t get your hands on any music yet, with the exception of some cellphone video from a show in Chicago, and as far as I can tell you can’t see where or when they’ll be playing next. Quite mysterious. I think these guys have potential though (despite “super group” reputation), sounds like they rock pretty good.

Behind Typeradio

30 July 2009

We recently got a note from Blocter who just uploaded a short video/interview with the people behind Typeradio – the very cool radio channel (podcast) on type & design.

Really clever ad campaign for The Zimbabwean newspaper, executed by TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris in Johannesburg. They scooped up 7 awards for the campaign at the 2009 Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival, including the Grand Prix for Outdoor.

The campaign was designed to raise awareness regarding the plight of The Zimbabwean newspaper and consisted of various creative elements, including a billboard, all made up entirely of Zimbabwean dollar bank notes. The newspaper, the brainchild of journalists driven into exile, is committed to providing independent and fair comment on Zimbabwe to Zimbabweans, and has had a ‘luxury’ import duty of over 55% added to it by the Mugabe government, thus making it unaffordable to the average Zimbabwean citizen.

Flickr set of the campaign here.

AIGA Philadelphia speaks with Michael Bierut on design’s rising status. Nice bit of insight from the ever popular Pentagram partner. Via swissmiss.

Maxim Zhestkov updates

02 July 2009

Maxim Zhestkov adds some new motion work. Above: short film for the Onedreamrush 42 second film festival in Beijing; with direction from Matt Pyke/Universaleverything and sound design from Simon Pyke/Freefarm.