Archive for May, 2010

UAC Viral: “Inhale, Exhale”

Posted in Artwork, Commercials + Virals, Film + Video, Graphic Design, Music, Photography, Print, UAC Updates with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 27, 2010 by bendey14

Figured I should get up on this whole “viral video marketing” biz. Here’s the first official ad for Underground Art Concepts. Nothing spectacular; just a seizure-inducing clip of projects and artwork I’ve done in the past few years.

Hope you enjoy, and try not to pass out.

Inhale, Exhale:

Bendey

The Burj Birdmen

Posted in Film + Video, Random BS with tags , , , , , , , , on May 26, 2010 by bendey14

I absolutely love it when people do incredibly insane stuff. And don’t meet a horribly unfortunate end. And act like it’s not a big deal. And then film all of it.

These two guys take a trip to Dubai to illegally attempt the world’s first and only base jump off the Burj Tower (the world’s tallest building–still under construction).  Such a great story and footage of two guys with some serious balls.

Bendey

Nike – Write The Future

Posted in Commercials + Virals, Creative Campaigns with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 21, 2010 by bendey14

Wow, this full length version of Nike‘s 2010 World Cup campaign is nuts!  Features a handful of megastars; Didier Drogba, Wayne Rooney, Cristiano Ronaldo, Ronaldinho, Homer Simpson, and Kobe Bryant to name a few.  A MUST-SEE for any soccer fan.

The World Cup is right around the corner my friends (kickoff on June 11)–and this guy is very excited.

Bendey

The Perfect Color

Posted in Artwork, Graphic Design, Photography, Print, Products, UAC Updates with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 20, 2010 by bendey14

I’ve been slaving over a ton of projects this week and am currently running on half a plate of pad thai and 4 Oberon’s, so this will be a short update.

I’ve been keeping this gig under wraps for a while because of the uncertainty behind the project, but looks like I’ve landed a page in a special creative book based out of Grand Rapids, MI.

I’m pretty stoked about it, especially because I’ll be featured among some really talented people/studios/agencies.

Ya’ll should see an update on this very soon…

…nah, screw it, I’m exhausted–here’s my page.  I’ll just explain it all later 🙂

Bendizzardly

Foot Locker – Spank

Posted in Commercials + Virals, Products with tags , , , , , , , on May 16, 2010 by bendey14

I love how this spot isn’t promoting any particular shoe, but instead pokes fun at all the sneaker heads out there.  I love kicks (and the occasional spank), but I’m definitely not THAT good.

Bendey

Bleed Your Colors – Nike Sportswear

Posted in Commercials + Virals, Interactive, Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on May 16, 2010 by bendey14

Really unique commercial for Nike Sportswear. Kind of a blend between an old video game and a Tim & Eric Awesome Show skit. I thought it was awesome, but then again I’m a huge fan of soccer, funny music, and things that leave you wondering “WTF did I just watch?”  What do you guys think, too weird for Nike? Or a nice change of scenery for the sneaker giant?

The Vader Project

Posted in Artwork, Products, Sculpture with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 15, 2010 by bendey14

So I caught wind of this on Fubiz today, thought is was such a neat idea!  The Vader Project is an exhibition showcasing the work from a wide array of popular artists and their allegiance to the dark side. Check out a handful of pics and the complete artist list after the jump. Some of these are just insane.

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Black Lab 5ive x UAC

Posted in Creative Campaigns, Graphic Design, Print, UAC Updates with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on May 14, 2010 by bendey14

Black Lab Five is a local advertising agency/design studio here in Kalamazoo, Michigan making big things happen with a total workforce of 3. I first caught word of them a few years ago while searching for internships when I used to spend my summers back home. >>Fast forward 3 years, and whaddaya know, I’m in the studio posting up for a few days helping them out with some really badass projects.  When I say “badass,” I’m talkin’ BEER, MEAT, TATTOOS, and CLOTHING.  Sounds like my wheelhouse, right?  Just stay tuned Undergrounders, big things are going down in the ‘Zoo.

Here’s a small sample of our latest work together; the 2010 posters for the Michigan Brewer’s Guild Summer Beer Festival.

Might be part of a few ads soon, all though I’m not sure where yet.  More beer work will follow!

Bendey

The UAC Tabloid Project Exposed

Posted in Artwork, Creative Campaigns, Graphic Design, Print, Products, Typography, UAC Updates with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 12, 2010 by bendey14

I just did all these posters because work is slow… and ya’ll know I’m bored as hell.

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Pretty Loaded

Posted in Graphic Design, Interactive with tags , , , , , , , on May 10, 2010 by bendey14

I recently stumbled onto the work of Big Spaceship and their ode to the infamous pre-loaders that once graced the web with there unique counting abilities.  Thought I should definitely share this!

Pretty Loaded is a website dedicated to paying tribute to the web’s creative and (strangely mesmerizing) interactive pre-loaders. Each one appears and disappears in seconds (like we always wished back in ’95) with a chunk of information about the work listed below. Some of these are just so cool, but I can say they are much better viewed faster.  Am I right, or am I right?

Yep, I’m right.  Check out Pretty Loaded!

Follow them to stay up to date with recent adds too, @prettyloaded

Bendey