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Arming ourselves with the design and communication skills necessary to bring about positive change. Advertising. Graphic Design. Industrial Design. Environmental Design. Automotive Design.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

PICA TBA 2007 ad



We (FI5T) just finished a spot (Pop Art) for the 2007 PICA (Portland Institute of Contemporary Arts) TBA (Time-Based Art) Festival (Festival). Watch it. Then go. It's pretty fun and there's some good performances. You can download a pdf of the events here.

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Saturday, July 21, 2007

finally, clarity: 08 presidential candidate issue stances


This is something that I've wanted to see for some time now. 2Decide has compiled a chart of all major campaign issues and which side of the fence 2008 presidential candidates fall.

We often get so caught up in the fanfare of campaign or the charisma of a particular candidate that we forget if the actually represent the views we espouse. This chart acts as a good check of reason.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Genius and geniuser

Watch one.



Then two.

Graphis Diagrams









I am an absolute sucker for beautiful information graphics, and this collection of graphic diagrams from Graphis is one of the nicest I've seen. There are a few available used copies at Amazon which has both Graphis Diagrams 1 and 2.

For more in information design, see Feltron.

From: Things to Look At via swissmiss and dendeffe's flickr photoset

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Economist Ads





I'm sure you've seen some of these, but I just thought I'd share.

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Nike Vintage Collection


Nike has just released their Nike Vintage Website to reveal the new Vintage Line. A nice throw back (though heavy on the cheese) to the the early days of Pre, Bowerman and Phil selling kicks out of a van. The shoes are beautiful, with details to mimic actual vintage. From awkward hand-cut swooshes to yellowed foam outsoles to dirtied laces, Nike has done an excellent job of keeping the feel of the original.

Maybe Nike should get a a 70's van and drive around to track meets and sell these shoes. Maybe.

Alls I knows is I'll be in line at the employee store come July 21st. Gonna get me six pairs of Waffle Racers; one for every day but Sunday. That's church.

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Saturday, July 14, 2007

stolen red giant tcr2


alchemi gets a lot of readers in the Portland area, so I'm asking for your help.

My 05 Red Giant TCR2 Road Bike was stolen from Old Town/Chinatown in Portland. It was locked on a bike rack inside a locked garage. It was taken from NW 4th and Flanders, probably by the drug dealers that hang out in that area.

It is a Medium frame with a carbon fork and carbon seatpost. It has red water bottle cages, a green and black saddle bag under the seat, black clip-in pedals and front and rear led lights.

It had NO TUBE on the rear tire.

Please help me find this. It's my baby. Please respond to my Cragslist posting if you have any information. Thank you.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Wii Power Pad

I guess I can give up on this now...

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Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Wii Fit



Nintendo announced today a new peripheral for the Wii. The Wii Fit is a device that allows you to do push-ups, balance exercises and jumping-rope to instruction on your Wii. The game monitors your health rating and helps to get you in shape with games.

The device measures your balance, and even calculates your weight (body mass index.) It is wireless via bluetooth, and will ship later this year with the software title.

This in combination with the Wii Weights might be all you need to get dat ass fly.

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Tuesday, July 03, 2007

MTV Switch: Global Warming Campaign

12 has come and gone. The reason for my recent lack of entries is not a lack of interest, rather a lack of time. Wieden+Kennedy Portland decided to hire myself and four others from 12.3 to begin a five person creative team. All of us art directors, writers and makers who float from project to project. The last few months have been crazy and hard and wonderful. More to come, I'm sure. But enough about the present, on to the past.

The last project that we worked on in 12 was a series of commercials for MTV's global warming campaign, Switch. We had a budget of $10,000 to produce ten commercials. Here are a few. The rest can be seen at MTV Switch. Enjoy. And try to listen to the message. That's the important part.



For this spot, we filmed 2,400 tealight candles with an HD Camera on a speedrail in a loading dock. 2,400 candles is unbelievably hot and we almost melted a $4000 camera. After filming, we animated the candles using a stop motion effect.



Awkward.







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