• 1+1=2 Fest! Couples Photos from @LouFestSTL by @JGExposures

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    While we await some of the inevitable onslaught of great concert photos from our talented pool of local concert photographers, we fell upon this series of couples shots from the two day festival this past weekend. We really enjoy these tender yet funny snaps that show just how amorous we St. Louisans really are.

    Good work by Jarred Gastreich for focusing his lens to the show off the stage.


  • You Waste a Lot of Time at Work

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    Here's a beautifully illustrated infographic by Atlassian to get your week started productively. Everyone knows that pointless meetings and worthless little distractions add up. Now you have some numbers to support that. And remember, the STL Egotist is never a waste of time; just mark the Research/Development check box on your time sheet.



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  • Sloup is Helping Creative Projects Get Funded at @LouFestSTL This Sunday

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    Sloup this month is setting up outside of LouFest for "SloupFest". The premise: local artists submit quick proposals for work they'd like to implement around the community but need a little seed funding. Attendees pay a suggested donation of $10 in exchange for some donated soup (gazpacho at this event), bread and beverages and vote on their favorite proposal. The proposal that gets the most votes receives all of the money from the pot, plus exposure.

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    This is a fairly quirky yet completely charming idea that's been in existence for awhile now - grassroots fundraising for local creatives all with the power of soup. The organizers wanted to let the community know that proposals can be sent up until today for consideration at the Sloup event on Sunday. Also, the winners of the slouping don't just receive the suggested donation pot but also includes donations from external donors, so the prize pot can end up being fairly substantial.

    Submissions can be emailed to: stlsloup@gmail.com
    Make sure to read the (loose) guidelines before applying.

  • Nike Football & Aardman go stopmotion for CTR360 Maestri III

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    It's Friday and this great work from Aardman Ads for Nike Football will certainly foster your creativity for this weekend. It's directed by Patrick Boivin, a French Canadian best known for his stop motion short films.

  • The Art of Animation & Motion Graphics - @PBSOffBook

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    Yet another great installment in the Off Book Series by PBS Digital Studios.

  • #ShitToHit Tonight: @Rebus_STL Happy Hour at Nick's Pub

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    There's a ton of shit happening tonight and we're doing our best to let you know about it. REBUS, the network of young advertising colleagues sponsored by AdClub is having a happy hour at Nick's Pub tonight. So, if Midtown Alley is too far of a haul for you southron princes, then saunter into the dimly lit drinking establishment to network with some other young & hungry creatives.

    RSVP on Facebook.

    This video also has our unofficial award for the funniest thing to be made by a local creative outlet in the past four days. Scroll down the news feed to view the losing team.

  • Bones Brigade - New Skateboard Documentary from Vans

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    Vans is releasing a new documentary about the teenage outcast skaters of the 1980s, Bones Brigade: An Autobiography. To hype the release, they're inviting users to post Bones Brigade memories on Instagram with the hashtag #BonesBrigade for a chance to be included in the DVD artwork for the new film. They're also giving away a free download of the classic The Search for Animal Chin in exchange for your email address. Come get it.

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  • #ShitToHit Tomorrow: @Atomicdust's Midtown Alley BBQ + Competition

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    From their blog:
    Over the summer, we've been enjoying quite a few Friday barbecues in our back alley, and issuing challenges on HappyMedium's Facebook Page, so we thought it was about time we lived up to our word and invited our neighbors (and other marketing and design friends) over for a friendly BBQ competition.

    Seven agencies are participating for the title, Best in BBQ, which will be decided by a very respectable panel of judges:

    - Three-time James Beard Foundation Nominee and Chef/Owner of Niche Restaurant, Gerard Craft
    - Executive Director of Food Outreach, Greg Lukeman
    - Executive Chef of Bogart’s Smokehouse, Skip Steele

    Challengers include: Switch, Scorch, Toky, Marketplace, HappyMedium, Spot Creative and Atomicdust. (We're expecting big things from Marketplace since this is their forté).

    We'll have plenty of BBQ (including vegetarian options for you non-meat eaters!), beverages and even bluegrass music, thanks to Charlie Haller and the Bates Street Band. All we ask is that you consider bringing a donation for our friends at Food Outreach St. Louis.

    Although they might saaaay it's friendly, you can expect some serious competition when a trophy of this caliber will be going home with the winner:

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