Mittwoch, 23. März 2011

A Brief History of Title Design - Video

A Brief History of Title Design from Ian Albinson on Vimeo.

Found this on swissmiss. Good stuff before a good night of sleep!

From & For Berlin: Timelapse Wallart

Spandau's got talent! Saw it live and it was impressive!

Close Your Ice Timelapse from Bob And Drews on Vimeo.

Samstag, 19. März 2011

The Perfect Presentation...or at least a good one

Preamble: With this post I am not trying to say that I can make the best, or even a perfect presentation. I just wanted my last presentation at university to, you know, look good or lets say standout a little. Therefore, I gathered some tips that I used and want to share them with you now.

So lets get started.

My friend Eric kinda started all this. He send me two presentations which deal with the craft of making GOOD presentations, or lets put it this way: To not suck at PowerPoin and bore your audience to deatht! You will find the presentations below my key learnings.

Besides those presentations I also watched some videos on youtube, which where about Steve Job's presentation techniques and googled around some more, reading some articles about different techniques from other speakers.

After all this input, I summarized all the key elements of a good presentation for myself and now maybe even for you:

1. Have a really good opening slide (high resolution image, contrast, color, etc).

 2. DO NOT USE A PP TEMPLATE. Seriously. Come up with your own color scheme and layout. To check whether a color combo is aesthetic and appealing use Follow this path to see which color combos people really like: BROWSE > PALETTES > MOST LOVED. At colorlovers you can also see what fashion companies or magazines use!
3. Use really good stunning visuals, such as high resolution pictures and videos. No pixelation. And always remember to design your presentation for the guy in the last row, not for the one in the first (font size etc).
4. There are more fonts than Times New Roman, Arial and Verdana. Check for some other good ones. I used Delicious in my last presentation.
5. Avoid too much info on one slide. Keep it relevant. And get rid of the university logo on each slide. That is boring.
6. Preparation. You want to sell an experience and not just bore everyone to death. Also try to make it look effortless. Be enthusiastic and passionate. As well, try to engage the audience. Build up your presentation like a movie, with highlights and a climax (e.g."...and I have one more special thing for you..." or "...but the best thing about this is...")
7. Analogies help the audience to connect the dots. Make numbers meaningful such as: "4 million units sold, thats 20.000 a DAY..DANG"
8. Maintain a visual and verbal balance. Make sure the slides complement the speaker without distracting.
9. Extend the presentation beyond the moment, eg. complementary material or put the presentation online.

That's it. I used those tips for my last presentation and got some good feedback. Give it a try. Your presentation just can get better :)

If you have liked the tips I summarized, please leave a comment and let me know! Also if you want to add something or think that all my tips are bullshit.

As promised, here are the two presentations which helped me the most:
View more presentations from @JESSEDEE.

And also this one here:

You Suck At PowerPoint!

View more presentations from @JESSEDEE.

How to Marketing

Isn't this creepy? Imagine this box just sitting IN your home, popping up from nowhere.
It was created by the Santiago, Chile office of ad agency DDB.

Or how about this one, from Erasco:

Advertising Agency: Young & Rubicam, Germany
Creative Directors: Helmut Schulte, Christian Daul
Art Director / Photographer: Bruno Petz

Dienstag, 8. März 2011

Orelha Negra - M.I.R.I.A.M. X Vhils VIDEO

Alexandre Fartos also known as Vhils is a streetart artist from Portugal and he teamed up with Orelha Negra to make a great video! I first saw this vid over at Facebook when a friend of my girlfriend posted it! Since I am a slow motion addict and I like the music in the video, I wanted to share it with you! Fartos is using explosions and not spray cans to make his art on or IN the wall.

PS: If you like the music, get the free mixtape HERE!!!

Orelha Negra - M.I.R.I.A.M. X Vhils aka Alexandre Farto from Vhils on Vimeo.

via lesmads

TZ likes Mankindgrooming Commercial

This commercial for a man grooming studio has everything a good commercial needs: Good video material quality, a little tease, a funny story and so on...
Mankindgrooming Toronto!

Montag, 7. März 2011


Source: goffgough

Quote of the Day

There’s a little truth behind every ‘just kidding’, a little curiosity behind every ‘just wondering’, a little knowledge behind every ‘i don’t know’, and a little emotion behind every ‘i don’t care’.
(via theomartins)

Sonntag, 6. März 2011

Kochhaus Berlin, Schöneberg

On saturday I had to go to Deko Behrendt in Berlin, Schöneberg, to buy a costume for a carnival party. After standing in line at the shop and struggling with crowd in the shop I had to get a coffee and a little break. Kochhaus was just around the corner. I already saw it on the way to the costume shop and was curious for its offers.

Kochhaus is not sorting their products by category, but by dish! Hence, you don't have to buy a full package of mushrooms, tomatos but just as many as you need for the dish! Isn't that cool?

My girlfriend wasn't the biggest fan of the idea after telling her about the shop, but I'll take her along anyways to buy one of those great pasta dishes for us two :)

Excuse the picture quality, I didn't have my Nikon with me, so I just used my iPhone (yes it's not a iPhone 4 yet).




See some more pictures HERE after the jump!

Samstag, 5. März 2011

Downhill Point of View: Valparaiso Polc 2011

Downhill biking is well known, but this type of CITY DOWNHILL is new to me. This crazy donwhill biker is using a HD Hero cam I think and riding down the city of Valparaiso. That is a city in Chile and one of the country's most important seaports.

The point of view while he is rushing down the streets is really breathtaking. It seems that he will knock over a curious watcher any second or hit a lantern every 5 seconds!
Would you park your car as close to the race track as in minute 2:36??? I wouldn't :) !

Also see this video here for antother perspective from a different rider!!

7 Billion: Are you Typical?

Some of you might have seen the "7 Billion" video by National Geographic.

I watched it a dozen times and still love it. My brother Steffen has send me just another great video by National Geographic. It is called "7 Billion: Are you Typical?", and I also read as a title "The Face of Seven Billion".
What is it about?

It is dealing with the question, of who is most typical on our planet. A male or female, which age, right or left handed, income and so on.

But, just watch it for yourself.

Again, just like the first video from National Geographic, I really like the composition of the video. The music harmonizes with the typographical and illustrational making! Wonderful.

Freitag, 4. März 2011

A Magazine is Born

Dang, dang, dang, this is good!! I just saw it on The Donut Project and MUST share it with you.ASAP!

Watch the video and see how the magazine Little White Lies is made, in a 2 minutes composition.
For me as a Photoshop nerd, it was stunning to see how they combined sketches, drawings and computer art! Just a great video!!

Robo Rainbow

To whom it may concern... or just adressing all of you who have not seen this yet!
Introducing: Robo Rainbow!

robo-rainbow from mudlevel on Vimeo.

Donnerstag, 3. März 2011

The Italic Poster

What designers come up with: The Italic Poster

Eivind Molvaer is responsible for this cool poster! I know, not many are so much into type, but it is the simple idea of the design that is fascinating the people!
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