Archive for Matthew Bender

UACTP: The Lost Files (PREVIEW?)

Posted in Artwork, Graphic Design, Print, UAC Updates with tags , , , , , , , , on June 16, 2010 by bendey14

Some of you may be familiar with the handful of posters I released a while back under the title “The UAC Tabloid Project.” What you didn’t know is that there were several that I chose not to release, due to their very personal and somewhat inappropriate subject matter.

Well it’s been a weird past few weeks and I have been thinking it might be “about that time” all of a sudden. But who knows? Maybe I’ll change my mind and never release the posters befittingly titled, “The Lost Files.”

Aside from my uncertainty, here’s one I call, “Plagued” that I’ll leave you to think about.

Bendey

The Travis Kingma Band

Posted in Artwork, Commercials + Virals, Film + Video, Music, Packaging, Print, Products, UAC Updates with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 10, 2010 by bendey14

Peanut butter + jelly.

Summer + BBQ.

Baseball + hotdogs.

TKB + UAC.

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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 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

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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The UAC Tabloid Project

Posted in Artwork, Graphic Design, Print, UAC Updates with tags , , , , , , , , on April 29, 2010 by bendey14

So I was thinking the other day (yeah, I know, weird) and came to the decision that I was going to spend this week designing posters of my own favorite personal quotes.  By “personal quotes,” I mean the retarded stuff I tell myself when the going gets rough… or just phrases I think about that make me smile. I don’t want to release them all yet, but figured the 8 people that follow this blog could use a quick taste.

These 2 posters are meant to be viewed in succession and are my current favorites.  They also took a loooooong time to develop.  The random sketches are a ton of swatches I pulled from the margins of my high school/college notes over the years.  Hell, you might even see the earliest inspirations for some current paintings I’ve done!

Stay tuned for more…

Bendey