Posted On:January 2009 | Greyscalegorilla


Psyop Hits Again: Coke Heist

January 30, 2009 - By 

Another beautiful coke spot from Psyop. It’s great to see a spot like this on such a huge Quicktime.

More Coke from Psyop: Happiness Factory


Context is Everything

January 29, 2009 - By 

Thoughtful post from Derek Powazek. Think about the context when you take your next photo. Everyone will be taking photos of the fireworks/band/performer/star. Try capturing the context as well.



Calendar Lens

January 28, 2009 - By 

I want one.


Of Muppets And Men

January 27, 2009 - By 

Behind the scenes at The Muppet Show. Watched it all this weekend. Jim Henson and Frank Oz are brilliant together.

Related: Big Bird at Jim Henson’s Memorial. Beautifully Sad.


MGFest and Others

January 26, 2009 - By 

I had a great time this weekend at the MGFest. My presentation went well and I met and mingled with a ton of great artists. Including…


How To Be A Motion Graphic Designer: Bonus Material

January 23, 2009 - By 

Thanks to all of you that came to the Motion Graphics Festival presentation today. Here are some links to articles of mine that should be helpful in the journey to become a Motion Graphic Designer or in any creative field. For those of you not at the show, I will have a filmed version of the presentation up by this weekend.

EDIT: I found out that the video may take a few weeks to post. The festival filmed all the presentations, but I have to wait until they post it before I can show it here. It will be up as soon as available. Thanks.


Here are some of the sites mentioned in the presentation.


Presentation Reminder: How To Become A Motion Graphic Artist

January 22, 2009 - By 

Just a quick reminder. I will be presenting at the Chicago Motion Graphics Festival tomorrow. Don’t forget about the after party at Bridges Media Group. Hope to see you there.


About Page

January 21, 2009 - By 

Lou has some nice things to say regarding my About Page. Thanks Lou.


Top Ten Things They Never Taught Me in Design School

January 20, 2009 - By 

Great article From Design Observer via Graphics Mafia. The first three points are particularly great and apply to all creative fields.

1. Talent is one-third of the success equation.
Talent is important in any profession, but it is no guarantee of success. Hard work and luck are equally important. Hard work means self-discipline and sacrifice. Luck means, among other things, access to power, whether it is social contacts or money or timing. In fact, if you are not very talented, you can still succeed by emphasizing the other two. If you think I am wrong, just look around.

2. 95 percent of any creative profession is shit work.
Only 5 percent is actually, in some simplistic way, fun. In school that is what you focus on; it is 100 percent fun. Tick-tock. In real life, most of the time there is paper work, drafting boring stuff, fact-checking, negotiating, selling, collecting money, paying taxes, and so forth. If you don’t learn to love the boring, aggravating, and stupid parts of your profession and perform them with diligence and care, you will never succeed.

3. If everything is equally important, then nothing is very important.
You hear a lot about details, from “Don’t sweat the details” to “God is in the details.” Both are true, but with a very important explanation: hierarchy. You must decide what is important, and then attend to it first and foremost. Everything is important, yes. But not everything is equally important. A very successful real estate person taught me this. He told me, “Watch King Rat. You’ll get it.”

Read the rest at Design Observer.


Inauguration: Obama Clicks and Posters

January 20, 2009 - By 

Add some more clicks on this historic day.

Don’t forget to pick up this fabulous print from Patrick Moberg


So Simple: Posterous Polaroid Blog

January 16, 2009 - By 

I have been using posterours for a few days for my new Polaroid blog. What a fantastic piece of online software. No setup required. Just send an email to and your blog is started. Super simple. Now, I just take photos with my iPhone and email the result to make a post. Other sites, take note. This is how simple it should be.


Superfad Durex Spot

January 15, 2009 - By 

Great concept and animation for this Durex spot. Don’t forget to check out the out-takes.