Sunday, January 31, 2010

Sunday Sketchbook

HI! It's time for some Sunday Sketchbook. Most of this stuff was pulled from an older sketchbook of mine from last year. So 2009. Enjoy.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Some inspiration

I found this video on For my creative-type readers, it will be a cool rehaash of the process that has been pounded into our heads over and over. For my other readers, I hope that it is just cool what this fool did to the sketchbook. Actually, now that I think about it, this process can work for a bunch of types of professions; that means everyone can learn and enjoy! NICE!

Rethink Scholarship at Langara 2010 Call for Entries from Rory O'Sullivan on Vimeo.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Cool Movie Title Sequences

So I am working on a project in my Color Theory class that has me designing packaging for men's formalwear accessories. You know, cufflinks, money clip, pocket squares, scarves (it is winter after all), bow ties and the like. Anyway, my influence for this project is the late and great Saul Bass, designer extraodinaire! even if you don't know who he is, you have no doubt seen his work. Many of the logos he designed 30-40 years ago are still in use today, such as At&t, United Way, Girl Scouts of America, Kleenex, Exxon, United Airlines, Minolta, Bellsouth, you get the point. Also his title sequences revolutionized the industry and have been the influence of many of todays great film openings.

I thought that I would post some title sequences that I thought were pretty sweet. If you have any favorites, post them in the comments and I will add them to the post!

Saul Bass' title sequence for the Hitchcock film North by Northwest is made all the more incredible because back in the day, all this stuff had to be done by hand and the photographed!!

Love this one for Catch Me if You Can.

I mean, almost all of the James Bond movie intro's are great, but this one is super great!

Se7en, super creepy, super amazing.

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Dead Man on Campus.

True Blood, not a movie, but still cool.

Zombieland. Gotta love zombie movies. RUN!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Pants on the Ground

Lookin' like a fool with your pants on the ground! Love the dance at the end. Awesome that this guy is from my hometown.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Super Effing Sweet!

With the D&AD, One Show, Andy's, Art Directors Club, and Future Lions deadlines all approaching, I thought maybe I would share these kick ass posters with you! The trick to winning in these award shows is to capture the judges attention quickly and get your idea across in a fresh and succinct way. You must always remember that there are thousands of entries, so if you can make yours stand out and be clever, you are pretty much golden (or silver or bronze as the case may be). In the spirit of these award shows, I am not going to say anything about these posters (besides that they kick ass). I will simply step aside and let them do the talking. All props and respect goes to Alexander Nedelev for these intelligent designs.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Sunday Sketchbook

Hey guys!
School started back this week and already I am super-busy, which is crazy and probably means that I will be even busier next week and so on. But that isn't gonna stop me from updating this blog by golly! I mean, where else would I be able to use the phrase "by golly" without massive amounts of ridicule? Exactly!

Anyway, I figured I would post some stuff outta my sketchbook. Just a few random pieces. I didn't spend too much time on any of them and they don't even really have any relevance to a greater project or concept. Just drawing for the sake of it. Hope you enjoy it. If you don't keep it to yourself!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Fun Animated Short

Hello, and Happy New Year! I hope that 2010 has found everyone in good spirits. I got a feeling this is gonna be a very interesting year. I found this short while surfing around (I'm watching the Falcons' game and it is super-boring so far xP). It is a cool parody of the James Bond movie intro sequences. Aptly named "2 Russia with Love," I am pretty sure this was made with only After Effects and Illustrator (maybe some Photoshop). It just goes to show the amazing stuff you can do when you use these programs together and don't mind spending a little time. Enjoy!

Adelphoi : 2 Russia with Love from Adelphoi Music on Vimeo.