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Archive for June, 2010
Secret World Cup correspondent has captured some moments of World Cup Madness. This time it’s USA vs England. Check out the faces of Fra and Barwick at the local pub. If you look closely, Studio Hall of Famer, Floyd is in the mix as well. Captain America even made it out to the match.
USA is happy to squeek a tie with the country that invented the sport. But we’re more happy that we caught the looks on a few our beloved studio mate’s faces.
Come on England!
Not happy about that.
USA gets the goal!
Studio working hard to make your dreams come true. Even using microsoft products. Video by Mikula.
Check it out. Studio’s Matt Blum, Kelly Wright, and Brad Simon came up with this. It’s amazing. Wooden portion contributed by the talented Mr. Weeman.
When artist, Diem Chau, sent us these crayons she had deftly wittled, we had suspicions that she was in possession of tiny gerbil hands. Further inspection on her site indicates her hands to be quite lovely and normal sized. Regardless, she didn’t sleep much during the production of these little wonders and everyone in studio has been admiring them (until Kelly yells to put them down before they destroy them with their meaty designer paws.)
Holy crap additional thanks to Ademar, Denise, Erik, Shari, Jackie, John, Joani, Katie, Krystle, and Kyle!!!
Process artwork shot by Diem Chau.
It’s time for summer. We got some more stuff in the store, so you look good at the summer cookout.
Then six o’clock rolls around
You just finished wiping your car down
It’s time to cruise so you head to the summertime hangout
It looks like a car show
Everybody come lookin real fine
Fresh from the barber shop or fly from the beauty salon
Every moment frontin and maxin
Chillin in the car they spent all day waxin
Leanin to the side but you can’t spead through
Two miles an hour so everybody sees you
There’s an air of love and of happiness
And this is the fresh prince’s new defintion of summer madness
Sometimes we find things on the internet that make us happy. This happens to be one of them.
Last month, via W+K alum Asia Wright, Joe and Rehanah got the interesting opportunity to re-design an internal Nike presentation showcasing one of Nike’s most interesting and unique endeavors – 255 Studio in NYC.
255 is a one of a kind design/retail space where Nike hosts top talent from the New York creative community to mix seasonally relevant sport and design and give consumers a hands on product experience. Consumers can select from a robust assortment of unique apparel and embellishment created exclusively within 255 Studio, or can customize the experience with a 255 Studio Design Consultant. These one-on-one appointments allow the consumer to choose from a menu of applications applied to Nike Sportswear icons. A consumer can also draw inspiration from the available graphics to embark on a bespoke experience resulting in a garment that is truly one of a kind and available immediately.
The books we created needed to reflect this sportswear culture as well as the unique qualities of the 255 Studio. They were printed and stitch-bound to stay with the bespoke apparel theme, and covers and end leaves were silkscreened with black ink on black paper stock. Each book was packaged in its own zippered pouch, sewn in-house from cotton fleece in organic heather grey and black. We created five color-ways and embellished each pouch with custom 3D embroidery.
Nice work guys!
How did you get here?
I was picked up from my portfolio show at The Art Institute of Portland a few years ago. Our recruiters made a visit to my table and next thing I knew, I was working on the redesign of oldspice.com the following Monday.
Who/what inspires you?
My boofaces. Friends. Family. Co-workers. Mentors. Pretty much the people I’m surrounded by everyday inspire me.
What do you work on here at Wieden+Kennedy?
I’m part of the digital department and since I’ve been here, I’ve worked on Oldspice.com, Career Builder, Levi’s Go Forth, and my latest was the redesign of wk.com.
What’s outside of work?
I play! There is plenty that keeps me entertained. I’ve got my boofaces(booface.com) who I see pretty much everyday and the rest of the booface family who always has something going on. We play in a few different sports leagues: Softball, Flag Football, Tennis, Golf, Kickball… And I also spend much of my time freelancing as well. There’s just never enough time in a day to do it all.
What’s a random, fun fact that others would love to hear?
I once drank a whole jug of pickle juice for a free round trip ticket to Vegas.
What do you love to do?
I love being with family and going on random adventures. I don’t care, when or where… As long as it’s not going to terrify me.
What’s the best thing that ever happened to you?
I moved to Portland.
And what the hell is booface?
I’ve totally dropped that word four times so far without explaining or going into detail of who and what a booface is. booface is a term of endearment used to describe a best friend whom you’d call family. We believe family comes in all different shapes, colors, and sizes – the people who are there when you need love the most. Those are our boofaces. My best friends and I coined this term and created a brand around it. The core belief is to treat friends like family and family like friends. We live this lifestyle day in and day out; supporting each other in every endeavor no matter how small or how big, creative or not. As different as my boofaces and I are, we grew up with the same core value — family first. It’s the idea of going beyond yourself and helping one another out, not for personal gain but for the family. One team one dream. Everyone needs family.
The original boofaces:
See the work of the Vo: