New Stuff and Inspiration
This is a really cool spot for Skype. The fact that these two girls have so much in common and have become such great friends via Skype makes for a no-brainer of a great spot. Warning: this thing will pull at your heart strings.
Street artist Daan Botlek seems to know how advertising creatives feel
Street artist and illustrator Daan Botlek is based in Rotterdam, Netherlands, and it almost seems like he gets the game we creatives go through on a daily basis, searching for a fresh insight. We often must shed our preconceived notions and look deep within ourselves, or others, to get to that one great idea that really sings. And sometimes getting there feels like you’ve been flattened by a rock.
The beauty of elderly animals
The photographer Isa Leshko undertook a long-term project photographing elderly animals. She became open to what these animals offer after a long experience of caring for her own elderly parents. Now, these photos comprise a traveling exhibition that has already generated an outpouring of response from viewers. You can see them from November 7 through January 11 at Corden Potts Gallery in San Francisco.
In her own words:
“Photographing geriatric animals enables me to immerse myself in my fear of growing old. I have come to realize that these images are self-portraits. Or at the very least, they are manifestations of my fears and hopes about what I will be like when I am old.”
Dogs are neat
Typicall, there’s a few pooches strolling the grounds here at Sukle, so we’re always pleased to come across some visually stunning work that includes them. Hence our posting of this video that’s a tease for the book Shake. The book is filled with hilarious shots of dogs mid-shake, drool a-flyin.
My, how the neighborhood has changed
We used to find Mad Dog 20/20, then Colt 45 on the stoop when we’d come in. Next, it graduated to PBR. Nowadays, this is the kinda stuff we’ll find when we get here in the am. Just a sign of how much this neighborhood has changed in the 12 years we’ve been in this building.
High tech dog collar
Guess it was only a matter of time before you could check in on your dog during the day with your smartphone. Really cool concept.
The Wyoming 8
The Wyoming 8 was a group of cross country runners from the University of Wyoming that were killed by a drunk driver 12 years ago on the 16th of this month. When they died, there was a lot of media attention. Everyone felt so bad for these poor kids and their families. Folks vowed not to drive drunk anymore, that they couldn’t let something like this happen again. And guess what? Since then over 600 more people have been killed by drunk drivers in Wyoming. Apparently people haven’t learned a damn thing from these kids dying.
We knew we needed to take the occasion (the anniversary of the runners’ death) and honor these kids. We also knew by honoring them, we’d be reminding everyone about their untimely desmise, and that they’ve not done a good enough job with driving drunk since then. We were up against a very (very) microscopic budget, but knew we could manage to create something that would get out to people of Wyoming, and hopefully would strike a chord with them. We ran this heavy the week of their death, and so far it’s gotten all sorts of great media coverage, so we’re excited to see if our efforts can help minimize this deadly problem. Don’t drive drunk, people.
This, friends, is one helluva film/psa from New Zealand about the dangers of driving blazed. It’s funny, has great child acting and doesn’t come across as one bit preachy. Well done.
We are happy to have a new word maker here at Sukle. Welcome Elliot Nordstrom (cue applause). We are looking forward to having him here as well as making him contribute to this blog. And to making him wear a bow tie every day.
Stay above water
We at Sukle are sending love and thoughts to anyone in our home state dealing with flooding today. Things have been crazy around these parts, and many of our own employees are dealing with all sorts of flood problems. Fortunately, our office is located in the ‘highlands,’ so as you could guess we’re ok up here. But, many friends and family are dealing with the repercussions of this crazy backhand from mother nature, and we just wanted to let everyone know we’re thinking about them and sending dry thoughts.