Tuesday, March 31, 2009

sangriento brillante

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Wednesday, March 25, 2009


Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Not all cops are fat.


Monday, March 23, 2009

Errol Morris: Commercials

If you have time, check out this original High Life campaign by Wieden+Kennedy, shot by Errol Morris. Maybe my favorite campaign ever.

Errol Morris: Commercials

The Devil in Long Island - The New York Times

Cool story referenced by Errol Morris today in pre-pro. His friend apparently wrote it.

The Devil in Long Island - The New York Times

Thursday, March 19, 2009

God, Explained.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009


Friday, March 13, 2009


I found an awesome new wallpaper, so make it your desktop or spend some cash to get it printed really big like me!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Stephen Hawking, Noam Chomsky, and Me

Thanks to you guys, I've hit the big-time. Click on the picture to see:

So what's next for me? Well, after I join the exclusive ranks of Academia.edu, I'm planning a book, a speaking tour, and possibly even a movie deal. I'm thinking the title could be The Cult, and maybe Matthew McConaughey will play me. I'll have a cameo as an old-tyme elevator operator at UCD.

Now all I gotta do is sit back and watch the awards (and the money) pour in. Life is guuud.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


Normal People Who Are In No Way Geniuses,

Here is that site I was telling you about:


TED is in fact an invitation-only event where leading thinkers gather for inspiration and insight.

Sometime during the break, or simply whenever you need to feed, may I recommend watching one or many of the videos on this site. Here's the one we saw in class:

Elizabeth Gilbert on nurturing creativity

Some other good ones I've seen:

Malcolm Gladwell on spaghetti sauce

Ken Robinson says schools kill creativity

Stefan Sagmeister shares happy design

Have a good spring break. See you all on the 24th.


Monday, March 9, 2009


Sunday, March 8, 2009

A Creative Process

I thought I would quickly share a new process that I came up with that has been working really well for me. As Brian said, not everyone has success with the same process, but none the less this has proven useful for me.

After doing the research and drafting a creative brief, I worked at creating a mind map. The next day I took a highlighter and selected various things that stood out or I thought was interesting.

I then took those highlighted phrases or words and googled them in the image search. I then printed off the images and glued them into my notebook (for easy travel to the book store or coffee shop)
After the images were on the pages, I began writing short narratives with the specific scene or object depicted in the image. The narative had to relate back to the product in someway. By the time I got to the end of the short little story, I always seemed to land on a rough idea, an intresting association of sorts.

Anyways, this was a little something I discovered that has been working well for me, and i thought I would share.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Nine Inch Nails at Dance Party USA

and Trent is not happy about it.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

What a Great Idea.

This is so simple, it's almost too simple. But what a charming, insightful idea: photograph families from different countries along with everything they eat in a given week. Check it out:


And there's a bunch of photos posted on Facebook here. Fascinating:


This is a good example of what Mark Fenske says: that one good execution is clever, two are interesting, three are a campaign, and 10 are art.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Genius Vanity Fair Photos

Art Directors Club Scholarships

The deadline is in June, but this is something you should be thinking about applying for:



Where there two awards for everything?


ooooh, Fort Worth Addys. Little cheaters.