"We all want to be Young" is an interesting 10 minute video created by Brazillian research company, Box1824.
Resulting from 5 years of research, "We all want to be Young"is a short film addressing youth culture, its origin, evolution, where it is today and where it’s headed in the future.
I have always loved mixed media and when I came across these beautiful pieces using old torn paper & magazines, pencil, pen, crayon and watercolour I am completely in love with argentinian based artist Diego Naguel.
Tusk have had a great working relationship with the team at Wasp Diesel since 2008. Print campaigns, online marketing media, brochures, signage, internal documents and presentations... etc.
With the brief for a new corporate brochure came the need to create a new master image, one that that was not your typical in situ product shot, on that would demand more interest and could be used effectively across collateral in a new campaign. So with the fuel savings gained by the Wasp Diesel approach, what could happen to the fuel providers?
Below is a before and after of the new Wasp Diesel master image. The original stock image being treated and manipulated to create a new image - something far more compelling that tells the story.
View a little more of the work we have completed for Wasp Diesel here - click here
Apart from having a cool name, Californian based Wolfgang Bloch is an amazing artist. Having grown up in Ecuador, he quickly discovered the joy of surfing, and in the process, Ecuador's coastal scenery that would forever serve as his source of inspiration. Subdued palettes, modest and unexpected materials strip these traditional seascapes down to their basics - creating something eerie, beautiful and intense. Amazing!
We love Summer, and although it's been a little wet we've been out and about making the most of it. Below is small gallery of images taken by Tusk shot on an iPhone 4 around the east coast of Aus over the summer.
You could be excused for thinking that Facebook had taken over the world at the moment. Not content with monopolizing the social networking arena, the Facebook movie ‘The Social Network’ walked away from the Golden Globes last night the unrivalled champion with an impressive four awards: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Score. Seriously, who knew Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails could compose an award-winning score? Certainly not I!
In a world where everything is instant and communication is rarely face-to-face, ‘The Social Network’ highlights the grand irony that the world’s largest social networking site was created by a Harvard misfit who remained socially inept even after his resulting billions of dollars and millions of online ‘friends’ he amassed in the process.
Said the movie’s producer, Scott Rudin, in his acceptance speech for Best Picture:
“I want to thank everybody at Facebook – Mark Zuckerberg for his willingness to allow us to use his life and work as a metaphor through which to tell a story about communication and the way we relate to each other.”
We here at Tusk specialize in Facebook marketing, so if you feel that your company could benefit from harnessing the power of this online medium, don’t hesitate to contact us here.
Slightly off topic, but did anyone else enjoy watching Ricky Gervais spectacularly burn his bridges in Hollywood quite as much as I did? I could care less that it was slightly bitter and terribly mean-spirited: it was goddamn hilarious.
Click here to watch Ricky Gervais' opening monologue insulting Angelina Jolie, Johnny Depp, Tom Cruise and the entire cast of Sex And The City, to name but a few.
As a Gold Coast based agency, we are so close to the floods, yet have not at all endured the grunt of the hardship. Though not directly affected, we have come across clients whose offices are underwater, staff members whose families houses are water soaked, friends who are stuck atop Red Hill and paper suppliers who cannot meet their delivery deadlines. We have been munching down on Flood Relief cupcakes from our local coffee shop and shoving our donations in any money box that we come across. We feel deeply for those affected by the QLD Floods and urge everyone to reach out in this time of need.
Photographer Alex Ormerod recently spent a day on the ground in Brisbane giving a helping hand and documenting the crisis as it played out in front of him. The captivating images speak to the ability of a community to band together in moments of crisis and to act as a unified force. A selection of his shots are featured above and several more can be viewed on his blog.
After a big 2010, Karen, Jen and the team at Karen Neilsen Collection have hit the ground running in 2011. Both the Brisbane and Gold Coast January Issue of 'Style' magazine features Karen Neilsen Collection's 'Fellini Pom Pom One Piece’. We're looking forward to another great year working with KNC and seeing what Karen has install for 2011.
The Sartorialist blog is a long standing favourite of mine and has grown vastly in populairty over the years. This beautifully shot depiction brings Scott Shumann's views and insights to life, in a visually rich film. Selected as one of Time Magazine's Top 100 Design Influencers, The Sartorialist continues to shape fashion history and is a captivating visual resource. Scott Shumann's significance is noted across many industries which may account for his inclusion in the Intel 'Visual Life' campaign. The campaign invites others to share their lives, interactions and inspirations through film and photography, it essentially asks of people to share and creatively express their 'visual life'.
To check out the infamous blog, The Sartorialist - Click Here
To watch the short film, featuring blogging icon, Scott Shumann - Click Here
To see more about the Intel 'Visual Life' campaign - Click Here
An interesting study into the minimilisation of some well known brands by Antrepo . An interesting study into the minimilisation of some well known brands by Antrepo . They have provided the original variation, a simple variation and a more simple variation for each. What do you think - less is more?
"National Geographic Magazine aims to educate their readers in order to inspire them to protect the planet. We chose to focus on the threat to Africa’s endangered species in our calendar. The calendar is designed in such a way that, as the weeks pass, you can see Africa’s most endangered animals literally disappear. We hope that this will create awareness and inspire people to take action to protect our endangered species.
The look and feel reflects National Geographic’s objective tone through the straightforward handling of type and very structured, simplified layout and imagery."
Summer is in full swing albeit a little wetter than most of us would like. The guys at Unit Riders have had a huge summer already with their 'High Summer' range flying out the doors. The guys are making great inroads into the US which has kept us busy with backend developments to the site keeping all website and media content, online sales and stock management handled through one centralised system.
Check out the great Unit Riders 'High Summer' video above - if you like what you see you best get in quick - you can buy all the latest Unit gear online, shipped to your door, through their online store - built by Tusk
TUSK were delighted to be approached by global sportwear company Canterbury of NZ (CCC) and comissioned to develop a new online teamwear design tool. The brief was to design a 'playstation - like' tool that Canterbury customers could use to design their teamwear garments. The challenge was to design an exciting and visually appealing application whilst providing a high enough level of customisation for the the end user without overwhelming them with too many steps or processes to work through.
Orignally comissioned for the Australian and NZ arms of Canterbury of NZ - other global branches soon saw the value of this development and were brought in. The system is now being rolled out as the global teamwear design tool Canterbury NZ worldwide.
Along the with the launch of the Gold Coast SUNS and the development of the new Gold Coast Stadium, comes some exciting new corporate hospitality options for the Gold Coast and south-east Queensland. Working with the Gold Coast SUNS, Tusk have developed an online corporate hospitality brochure showcasing providing an exciting and easy to follow guide to the new facitlies and the options available.
We're loving the idea of "The Lounge" - casual, indoor/outdoor bbq terrace, bar, cafe and even live music! Check it all out here - you'll have to be quick though as 'The Deck' has already sold out.
Our friend from Dubai recently sent us this beautiful picture taken of the Burj Khalifa in the evening. (Image, top left.) The Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world and can be seen from anywhere in Dubai. I was fortunate enough to enjoy a sunset view of this spectacular building on my first evening in Dubai whilst eating a delicious Lebanese feast. (Image, top right).
Even more amazing is the sight of the Burj Khalifa during the 2011 New Year celebration. The video above captures the building and its impressive fireworks display.
TUSK have again teamed up with the Gold Coast SUNS to complete a comprehensive 2011 Membership portal for their website. Along witha load of information and advice relating to each of the membership options, we have developed a membership 'wizard' to walk prospective members through the process of discovering which Gold Coast SUNs membership package best suits their requirements.
Find out which packages best suits you - here