Monday, August 31, 2009

Comrade Shoots Stashes for MN Lottery

Moneystaches, that is... Colle & McVoy AD Dustin Black came to Michael Rodriguez (aka Comrade) recently with a wacky campaign riffing on the Monopoly board game's iconic character for Minnesota Lottery's Mega Monopoly game. Shot in-camera in Los Angeles using a custom mustache prop and a combination of agency and "real people" talent. The portraits were lit using Rembrandt as an inspiration, and a oil-painting effect was applied to the images in post to further push the classical, kitsch direction.
Here's what they look like as bus shelter posters...

Redpath and Cossette Team Up for Pro Bono

Anthony Redpath and long-time collaborator, Rob Sweetman, now CD at Cossette Communications in Vancouver, BC teamed up with AD Andrew Alblas on a charming campaign to generate donations to the Vancouver Society of Children's Centres, a non-profit who's aim is to provide high quality child and family services to people in need. Ahhh.. Where's my wallet??

Eva Kolenko Shoots Third Eye Blind

Third Eye Blind front man Stephen Jenkins was introduced to Kolenko through Mary Scott, the Chair of Graphic Design at Kolenko's alma mater, the Academy of Art University, who he had enlisted to design the packaging for the band's long awaited fourth album, "Ursa Major". Eva shot a huge variety of individual and group shots over the two day shoot at a friend of Jenkins' mansion, which were eventually whittled down to the twelve selects used throughout the packaging, which we're told is in record stores now. Here are a couple more of my personal favorites...


In case anyone noticed the lack of blog entries here lately, I've got a good excuse. We got away for two vacations in August, one to Oklahoma for a family reunion and a two week home exchange with a family from Rouen, France. Ready to put the "pedal to the metal" for our Fall business push now that I'm back, but there is ALOT of news to share in the meantime, as Annika and the gang were busy while I was gone. First, here's a self serving picture of me and the family on our bicycling tour of the gardens at Versailles...