New Stuff and Inspiration
Wood carvings from one single piece of wood
The only comment necessary is to reiterate that this guy carves these out of ONE SINGLE PIECE OF WOOD. Talk about creative vision. These are done by woodcarver John Merrit, and don’t you just love how casually he shows you all this stuff, like it’s no big deal?
These are not photos
We stumbled upon a really cool posting on buzzfeed that features 27 stunning works of art you won’t believe aren’t photographs. Really amazing stuff, go check it out and be reminded that there are some very talented humans among us.
One more Kmart
I posted the “Ship my Pants” spot last week, so even though this one isn’t exactly “fresh off the presses,” I felt compelled to post it as well. When I was first informed that these spots existed, well before I saw them on TV, I replied “is Kmart even around still?” That goes to show how far they’ve fallen. So, it makes total sense to come in with some very edgy spots like these, ones people are sure to remember. I mean, who doesn’t like big-ass-savings?
Here’s a really cool illustration of a bull by Austin graphic designer Erick Montes. This guy has a superb book if you’re looking for some sweet, sweet eye candy. I posted this particular image, though, because this is how we’re steaming into summer over here – like a charging bull. We’ve been absolutely cranking full speed for the last 10-12 months and we’ve officially started renovating our space, which makes us quite excited (aside from the drywall dust in our socks when we get home at night). And, the best part is we’d like to cordially welcome our newest Sukleites, Dana Cohen and Sara Nelson, who will be big additions to the team going forward. Add a dash of summer fun in the mix and you’ve got what we like to call the Sukle-zone.
Think with your mouth
Thought this was a pretty interesting and unexpected campaign from McDonalds. It seemed like Micky D’s was insistent on pounding the public with ads about how fabulously amazing great and real their ingredients are. Said pounding has me in a foggy haze, ignoring every bit of McDonald’s messaging, when suddenly, like a light from above, errrr, in front of me- something comes on my TV screen. Something that’s actually interesting, and my fog suddenly lifts and I think, “what a refreshing change from the typical vanilla spots they air. These ‘Think with Your Mouth’ spots are deliciously odd.” From the retro feel to the wonderful strangeness, these things are alright in our book.
Festival for Water
Yay, this weekend is the 2013 Festival For Water — a music festival hosted by Water For People, a Denver non-profit. The goal of the festival is to promote water awareness and conservation, locally in Colorado and worldwide. The festival happens June 9th at Civic Center Park, so head on down and rock out like no one’s business.
These are some really neat long exposure photographs taken by photographer Yume Cyan. The photos were taken in the forest around Nagoya City, Japan. By leaving the shutter open at a low aperture Yume is able to capture all the flashes from the lightning bugs, which creates a really beautiful and moody image.
We were happy to learn last week that we had two campaigns featured in the Obies this year. The Obie Awards are an industry awards show that celebrates creative excellence in outdoor advertising.
Our “They’re just as excited to see you” campaign for the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo was featured as a Silver winner, and last year’s Denver Water campaign was featured as a finalist. We’ve been on a bit of an Obie tear, getting things in there nearly every year, but that doesn’t make it any less exciting to get this news and keep the streak alive. Yay, Suklites!
So flippin’ fun
Summer has arrived, and with it come the screams of joy from the amusement parks. We were lucky enough to be asked to do some work for our local park, Elitch Gardens. These guys are all about providing a smiles for adults and children alike, and we were tasked with reminding the citizens of Denver that a good time was right under their nose. A flippin’ good time, in fact. So, we played off the slinging, spinning, twisting, speeding, zipping and, of course, flipping that their rides allow visitors enjoy. So, when you see these billboards and train wraps around town, proceed from wherever you are directly to Elitch Gardens. And have fun, Denver.
Photos by Brian Mark
One of our in-house artists drew this today. Kidding, this is a 30 hour time lapse of artist Paul White creating a new pencil drawing. This drawing took 30 hours, but we are lucky enough to see it all in 2 minutes.