New Stuff and Inspiration
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.”
It's a perfect day
This is a cool ad for the PS 4. The soundtrack really makes this one, and the effects and cinematography are amazing.
The art of collaboration
Here at Sukle, we live in a world of collaboration. Working in a smaller shop means everyone works with everyone, and collaboration is the name of the ‘make it better’ game. If you’re not good at collaborating with your coworkers and clients, you’ll not last long here. Thankfully, everyone plays fabulously together.
This post on Colossal really intrigued me, though. We always look to our peers when it comes to collaboration. We typically write off the little people in our lives as being ‘just kids,’ that they would only mess up, gum up or just plain ruin a project if we let them loose on it. But this artist, Mica Angela Hendricks, found out that sometimes they add something we jaded adults just can’t.
Hendricks was drawing in a new sketchbook one day when her daughter asked to draw in it too. Hilariously, the artist admits to not wanting to share her sketch book with ANYONE, but her daughter turned her mommy words against her saying “if you can’t share, we’re going to have to take it away from you, mom.” Classic.
To her surprise, the body her daughter drew on the unfinished head was amazing, playful, expressive. Amazing. From there she let her daughter continue to draw and what came out is pure beauty. (see more here and here).
If this tells us anything, it’s that good ideas come from where you least expect it. Always be receptive to suggestions and explore all ideas.
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.
Sukle Advertising & Design is in search of a Production Manager to manage all print, outdoor,
and non-traditional production. Successful candidates are not be daunted by producing a multipage ,brochure or a multi-story structure of 50-gallon oil drums. Overall responsibilities include scheduling, budgeting/estimating, vendor sourcing/selection and on-time/accurate delivery of projects. These responsibilities will be accomplished through collaboration with the creative director, art director/designer, account team and traffic manager. Production Manager will also manage workflow within the in-house studio as well as traffic/distribution of all produced pieces to media vendors.
– Source and estimate production on all print, outdoor and non-traditional projects
– Meet and negotiate with vendors, triple bidding all projects
– Work with account team on production schedules/timeframes
– Issue purchase orders to selected vendors
– Create and manage creative rotations for all new campaigns
– Review vendor invoices for approval
– Manage mechanical artwork and fabrication process/timeline
– Manage proofing/press checks (quality control throughout)
– Traffic/delivery of final materials
– Managing agency filing systems
– Maintain photography/illustration usage right files
– Art buying
– Minimum 8 years experience in print production management
Please submit your portfolio, resume and references to email@example.com.
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.