• Submissions for @AIGAStl Design Show 19 Due by 5 p.m. Today

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    This friday, instead of slacking off and getting nothing done, why don't you flip thru your best work over the past year and submit it to the AIGA St. Louis Design Show 19?
    And yes, it has to be today. No late submissions will be accepted.

    Click the image to submit.

  • Simpson's Opening by Sylvain Chomet

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    Here's a real delight for any fans of the The Illusionist or Triplets of Belleville.

  • New Editorial: Making Great Stuff is the Best Way to Meet Great People by @Marshal of @NeedWantInc >>

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    Here's a detailed and insightful read from Marshall Haas, the co-founder of Need/Want. His company recently made waves by moving away from the SF startup scene all the way to St. Louis to continue developing their products. In this latest editorial, Marshall talks about the pathway of producing tangible items that has led him to where he is today.

    It's a wonderfully transparent and inspirational read for anyone who is trying to create a product or business for themselves.

    "When you execute on ideas, you are forever associated with a tangible thing. People remember tangibles, not ideas."

    Read it here.

  • #SiteLaunch: @AntidoteSTL Celebrates 5 Years with New Logo, Site & Reel

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    Marking their fifth year in "brewing magical videos", Antidote announced a rebirth of their brand in changing up their logo, website and releasing a new reel. Five years is kind of the determiner of if you're really going to be a serious creative entity or if you're destined to wither away and die. We're proud to announce that Antidote has decided to establish themselves here and produce some very nice work that we admittedly have not delved into enough in the past.

    Right off the bat, the new logo is a vast improvement over the old one (which we can't find). The custom typography is a much sexier and on-target look for the type of work they execute and they've somehow managed to the make the normally tired color palette of orange and grey feel fresh again. The tear-drop-with-a-name-tag-in-the-circle-thing is still around, but hopefully the typography will rise upward and knock it out of the picture in the future.

    Co-founder Michael Francis shares his thoughts on the new mark:
    "The new logo maintains the recognizable drop which has been a part of our branding identity since we opened. We wanted to change the logo just for change sake, but we didn't want to lose any brand equity we might have built so we settled on a refresh. The new logo incorporates the drop, now anchored to a more casual and relaxed font style. We take what we do seriously, but sometimes our industry feels a little pretentious or too cool for it's own good. We didn't want that and we feel like the new logo is reflective of our attitude and approach."

    The website coincides with the renewed freshness of the logo and gets to the work straight away - which we're always big fans of. There's a somewhat confusing home page dashboard of different areas, but with only 4 pages on the site, it's not hard to get potential clients to the goods quickly.

    The website is a complete redesign including an updated show reel for 2014 along with the usual items of interest (company info., staff, work samples, etc), but presented in a much more user friendly format. The old website domain (thinkantidote.com) is gone, replaced by antidotestl.com. The new domain combines two of our greatest passions, our company and our city.

    Top it all off with a slightly long but clearly capable reel and you have a pretty perfect relaunch of a creative studio that we look forward to seeing more from (and showcasing) down the road. Congratulations Antidote!

  • The Exploration of Instafame - @SylvainLabs

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    This interesting documentary looks at the life of Shawn Megira, a teenager from Long Island who has 81K Instagram followers. What do you do with that much fame? What are the ramifications of instant success and social media? What the effects staggering popularity can have on a 15 year old? These are some of the areas this short 12 minute film answer. The short piece was created by Sylvian Labs with the help of Greencard Pictures.


  • The 2014 Marketing Awards Won't Judge You for Being a Giant A-hole

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    They pretty much nailed most ad people we know.
    Agency: lg2, Quebec.


  • Second-A-Day Video Concept Used by @SavetheChildren to Great Effect

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    Very powerful piece employing a bit of relativity in order to show what would happen over the course of a year if war hit the UK. It's not that difficult to translate the idea over to the US and it's all in the name of raising awareness for children in Syria (and elsewhere) who are currently experiencing every day like this.

    Find out more here.

  • Kegs With Legs #12 @TOKYbd Recap

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    In what was easily one of the top Kegs With Legs yet, TOKY brought the mardi gras madness to the creative masses last Thursday evening. Live music, good food, fortune telling and plenty of booze flowed freely thru the hallways of their midtown headquarters.

    If you weren't able to make it, take a look-see thru some of the mugshots from the night; there was heavy police presence on hand and just about everyone got booked and locked-in the drunk tank over night to dry out.

    See all of the photos on Facebook.

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