Design

Travel Posters by Heads of State

December 1, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Philadelphia design firm The Heads of State launched a great new web site today with a treasure trove of impressive poster and illustration work. They also have a fancy new store with some prints for sale, including this great travel series.

 

 



Design

Watches from Uniform Wares

December 1, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Dead sexy new watches from Uniform Wares available this month in three configurations: the 100, 200, and 300 series (in reverse order above).

 

 



Photography

Light Painting by Twin Cities Brightest

December 1, 2010

Christopher Jobson

These are just five images of thousands created by Twin Cities Brightest, whose web site leads me to believe it’s the work of a single individual with maybe some help from friends. Using light swords, fireworks, custom light suits, and gadgets I’ve simply never heard of, TCB is making stuff so far beyond anything I’ve ever seen before. Do yourself a favor and get lost for a bit in their Flickr sets. Tutorials included.

Side note: I found this via Michael over at Yewknee a blog that’s quickly become a favorite in a blogroll exceeding about 150 sites I read each day. Check it out.

 

 



Design

The PNC Christmas Price Index

November 30, 2010

Christopher Jobson

It’s been weeks if not months since I’ve seen a truly engaging Flash-based website that I’ve felt the desire to explore as the designers intended. So this crazy interactive site for the 27th PNC Christmas Index completely blew me away and goes to show that Flash definitely has its place for some online experiences. So just what is the PNC Christmas Index?

PNC is the third largest bank in the US and each year, for the last 27 years, they have compared the prices of the gifts in the song “12 days of Christmas” and compared them to the years before.

The brief was to make a pop-up book out of the price index. A straightforward brief with a lot of room to be creative. The solution we opted for was a full 3D render with a linear but very much interactive storyline. We wanted to give a very simple interaction but give full control and therefore possibility to see the book fold in and out.

The result is a funny mix of a childish and very lifelike pop-up book filled with highly valuable financial information.

Check out the full experience PNC Christmas Index site. The creative director behind the project was Pelle Martin, and you can see lots of sketches and behind the scenes work in his portfolio. Very nice work.

 

 



Music

I Hope This Gets to You: a Song Sung with Hands

November 30, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Classic girlfriend moves across the country, guy secretly creates elaborate hand-puppet viral music video set to a song he wrote to woo her back. (via egotist)

 

 



Design

Owl Prints from Lumadessa

November 30, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Some wonderful owl prints by Josh Brill over at Lumadessa. Available as giclees in three sizes and 5% of the proceeds are donated to charity. (via omg posters)