Archive for Print

And The Hero Will Fall

Posted in Artwork, Print, UAC Updates with tags , , , , , , , , on October 5, 2010 by bendey14

It’s just one of those weeks, I guess.

Another sneak peek at the UAC Tabloid Project’s LOST FILES.

Bendey

Clouds are Drugs

Posted in Artwork, Photography, Print, UAC Updates with tags , , , , , , , , on July 13, 2010 by bendey14

Another one from the Lost Files.

Yea…I’m feelin’ reckless tonight. No offense to anyone who enjoys drugs, I’m just sayin’ my high horse on cloud 9.5 has a pretty nice view…

Bendey

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

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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UAC Does Lebron James + Nike

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

What can you say about Lebron James?  I’m assuming quite a bit…and if there’s any point you didn’t cover, Skip Bayless could probably fill in the cracks.

Too young, too selfish, too lazy, too 23??  Lebron’s out to prove you wrong in 2010.

A little somethin’ I cooked up between my other projects.  I’ve got love for Cleveland all day… up until they face Detroit in late April.

[Note: Image by Sports Illustrated, logo by Nike.  This is NOT a real advertisement, nor is it endorsed by Nike, Lebron James, or S.I.]

UPDATE: You know Fernando Torres needs some love.  All my soccer/futbol fans out there, get at me for the full wallpaper.  (This isn’t endorsed by Nike, Torres, or the country of Spain either… )

Bendey

Oh yeah, it’s my 1ooth post, show some love.

Clever Print Ad Round-Up

Posted in Creative Campaigns, Print with tags , , , , , , , on December 24, 2009 by bendey14

Genuinely funny or clever advertisements are hard to find these days.  Especially in print.  In comparison to it’s cousins (commercials, billboards, radio, etc); print ads are projected to be dying off.  Advertisers are lucky to get a reader to actually look at their ad, let alone read it.  With this obstacle in mind, I’ve collected a few print ads that keep the reader in mind… captivating visuals, sharp headlines/taglines, and a creative approach.  Enjoy! (I’ve included the text on some for easier reading, happy holidays VU).

Fab Detergent

"Makes stains look harmless."

Maglite Flashlights

Che Men’s Magazine

"Let us keep dreaming of a better world."

Repella Insect Repellant

"Change the way insects see you."

Kraft Cheese

"With extra calcium for strong bones."

Hansaplast Ear Plugs

"You have never slept so deep."

Nikon

"The Nikon S60. Detects up to 12 faces."

Lifebuoy Hand Wash

"You eat what you touch."

Ephydrol Foot Medication

"Ephyrdrol. Gets rid of deadly foot odor."

Omax Wide-Angle Lenses

Sargam

"For better digestion."

Head Snowboards

"Jump higher."

Bendey

Schick Razors: Baby

Posted in Creative Campaigns, Graphic Design, Print, Products with tags , , , , , , , , on December 14, 2009 by bendey14

This recent print campaign for Schick’s Quattro Razors was created by JWT Venezuela.  Heavy emphasis on the baby-smooth skin you get after that morning shave.

Hipster Evolution

Posted in Creative Campaigns, Print with tags , , , , , on December 5, 2009 by bendey14

I had to do it.  This post comes straight from Paste Magazine’s Evolution of the Hipster spread.  The article and photographs are very well done and are worth a look.  Beards, tight jeans, mopeds, wrist ink, and your iPod addiction has never received such flattery.

Who’s on blast?

-That kid who shows up for class 15 min. late every day.

-Your older sister’s fiance.

Kid Cudi

-That new graphic design intern.

-Your roommates pot dealer.

-People that think Heath Ledger was Christ.

8th graders finally realizing 50 cent isn’t that cool anymore.

Savor it 2009, I’m bringing back L.A. Gear and Surge.

2000: The Emo

“The proto-hipster’s white belt and guyliner make for a soulful combination.”

2001: The Emo-Redux

“The skulls on her tour-only Death Cab tee don’t match the skulls on her Vans, so it’s not like she’s trying too hard.”

2002:  The Ashton

“His PBR trucker hat and faux vintage t-shirt reveal an obsession with irony.”

2003:  The Scenester

“A gaudy tattoo appears on her chest, and she is never spotted without her iPod.”

2004:  The Twee

“He adores his rare-vinyl collection and tobacco pipe. Despite 20/20 vision, he wears Buddy Holly glasses.”

2005:  The Fauxhemian

“She suffers for fashion, wearing a furry hat, boots and keffiyah even during the warmest months. Her new wrist tattoo is the Japanese symbol for beauty—or at least that’s what the guy at the tat shop told her.”

2006:  The Mountain Man

“He seeks working-class authenticity, taking pride in his full beard and the fact that he’s often mistaken for a homeless person.”

2007:  The Vintage Queen

“She shops at retro boutiques and posts Holga photos on her blog. She has said that the koi fish cover-up tattoo on her arm symbolizes ‘nature and love and peace and stuff.’”

2008:  The Williamsburg

“He thoughtfully hangs shutter shades in the deep-V of his white tee, and he’s often seen walking his fixed-gear bike around town while texting with his iPhone.”

2009:  The Metra-Nerd

“By wearing the popular Three Wolf Moon T-shirt, today’s hipster makes a mockery of herself. She has finally completed the full-sleeve tattoo.”

Guilty as charged…

Bendey

Goldstar Beer

Posted in Graphic Design, Print with tags , , , , on January 15, 2009 by bendey14

Found these clever print ads for Goldstar beer at hellofrancis.  Great use of simple symbols to show the difference between men and women.  Possibly a bit offensive depending on who you are, but definitely worth a look.  I personally like the diagram for using the bathroom.  What do you think?  Offensive?  Funny?

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