New Stuff and Inspiration
We NEED An Art Director
Sukle needs an art director. Because without an art director, our account supervisors would do all of the layouts. And they only know Keynote and Kid Pix.
Sukle needs an art director. Because without an art director, our copywriter would only concept long copy ads. Long copy billboards. Long copy banner ads. He’s even started suggesting 57-part long copy tweets.
Sukle needs an art director. Because without an art director, our designers would go direction-less. And you know what that means. Yep, daylong Google research into the early childhood of Bodoni.
Sukle needs an art director. Because without an art director, who else will our production artist call “Fart Director?”
Sukle needs an art director. Because without an art director, our accountant would take over our blog. Sample blog post: PCAOB Audits Audit Report.
Sukle needs an art director. And we’re accepting applications now. Potential candidates must have at least 7+ years of conceptual art direction and design experience. Your portfolio must be full of interesting thinking and exceptionally executed print, outdoor, broadcast, digital and non-traditional work. And, of course, a shelf or Tupperware full of awards is always nice.
Submit your portfolio to email@example.com. Because without art director portfolios, HR will have too much time to dream up dress codes and team building activities.
Thank you, Anthony Burrill. We really needed a kaleidescope that meets our design standards.
WalMart Called, Your Holiday Photos Are Ready
To help everyone get into the spirit, we thought we’d post a few funny Holiday photos we found here (go for more images).
Ed Norton Loves His Droid
This is our favorite Christmas idea we’ve seen so far this year. Seeing the passengers reactions to getting these gifts is pretty darned heart-warming, and sure gets us in the spirit.
Rubik’s Cube Building
Imagine playing a Rubik’s cube the size of a building! This is a project by Javier Lloret, where users interact with a specially-designed interface cube that controls the corresponding LED lights on the building. The difficulty is magnified as players can only see two sides of the building, but as the interface cube is turned, all sides can be viewed. Fun stuff.
The Copenhagen Wheel
If you’ve read this blog in the past, you know we’re bike fans here at Sukle. Whenever we get the chance, many Suklites will bike commute to work. Thankfully, Denver is pretty flat, minus the one hill up the Highlands where we’re located, so it’s a pretty easy ride. However, that hill sure would be less sweat-inducing if we all had Copenhagen wheels!
This invention seems like it might just change the face of bike commuting. You install this device in your wheel and it stores up energy as you pedal and brake, then when you need it, the motor kicks in and helps make pedaling easier. Take THAT, one hill up to Sukle.
Copenhagen Wheels are available at Super Pedestrian, where they are taking pre-orders and even giving a $100 discount to the first folks to order. I think this think might be on a few of our Christmas lists.
Furniture From Computer Parts
Designer Benjamin Rollins Caldwell is making good use of old computer parts- he’s turning them into furniture. He’s been turning other found objects, like bottle caps and soda boxes into furniture, but now he’s reusing of all the old computers we discard, which is mighty green of him. Caldwell leaves as many parts moving and working as possible on his furniture, which seems intriguing. They look like you’d get a processor chip in your crack, but they’re apparently actually quite comfy to sit on. See more at psfk.
Lessons in Sport
Check out this great tumblr blog featuring minimalist designs depicting famous sports figures and what they’re known for. It’s called Lessons in Sports, and it’s pretty entertaining. The blog’s mastermind is illustrator Andrew Janik, and he explains that it’s a project he concocted that combined his love of sports and his love of simple illustration. Oh, and if you didn’t guess, the pieces we featured go as follows: Jose Canseco, Bob Knight, Howard Cosell, Patrick Ewing and Doc Gooden/Daryl Strawberry.
I’d Hang This On My Dorm Room Wall
Bob Marley died of cancer at age 36. If cancer wasn’t such an asshole, college kids across America would be enjoying his new music–instead of listening to Legend on repeat. And, instead of hanging this poster, they’d hang one that looked like this. Because this is what Bob Marley would look like today!
These portraits come courtesy of Sachs Media who created a series of digital portraits showing us what some of history’s greatest musicians would have looked like if they hadn’t died young. See the whole series here.