Thursday, March 29, 2012
Nathan Jurevicius is renowned for his whimsical character design, and Vannen Watches is pleased to present his first timepiece, Haven. Textured like a treehouse, the watch is home to a canopy of colorful avian inhabitants. An overseer owl gazes out from the face, keeping time with prismatic eyes. Two birds tweet at each other in an engraving on the back casing. The crown completes the motif with a mystical third eye. Highly stylized and kaleidoscopic, Haven is a modernist fusion of wildlife and wearable art.
Haven is limited to 150 pieces and retails for $85, with every box signed, numbered and doodled by Nathan Jurevicius. To make this release even more special, we hid an original Jurevicius owl drawing inside one random watch's packaging. The lucky person who finds the drawing will get a one-of-a-kind, collectible bronze-tone 5" Akis figure, designed and signed by Jurevicius, and produced by LA-based art-fabricators, Cherry Vinyl.
The owls come out Thursday, March 29th at 12:01AM PST, so seek Haven at VannenWatches.com and select retailers around the globe.
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Hiii Photography International Competition is calling for entries! The competition open to all photographers, creative professionals, publishers, agencies, representatives, students and teachers from all the world.
The Competition has two parts: the Published and the Unpublished. All participators only upload their works to www.hiiibrand.com can be treated as taking part in the competition. Several international well-known judges will select the winners, consisting of 1 Grand Prix, 20 Best Works, and 200 Outstanding Works. All winners will be complied into the Hiii Photography APP on Mac Apple Store.
Joachim Ladefoged / Denmark
João Carlos / Portugal
Julia Fullerton-Batten / Germany
Martin Brent / UK
Free participation fee
October 31, 2012
Monday, March 19, 2012
Whether it happens to be what they specialize in, or something that they are only called upon to undertake from time to time, almost all designers enjoy putting together the collateral for a meaningful private event. The freedom from the often suffocating demands of a commercial brief are part of the attraction, as is the satisfaction that comes from giving immediate pleasure to people and being temporarily welcomed into their world. In this issue, we have sought the opinions of 21 creative units on how to make that very personal party go with a bang!
Friday, March 16, 2012
The amount of time, effort and money poured into a 30-60-second TV commercial these days can equivalate to that of a medium-budget feature film. Yet as the means of reaching a target market change with the proliferation of new communications technology, the reliance on big-money, big-star advertising could soon become a thing of the past — which is good news for innovative producers with compelling ideas, however niche. We have come up with a block-busting 50-plus examples of what their creators think is good TVC in the hope that you will be as inspired as they were.