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Blend Me In Best Plugin

Blend.Me.In Most useful plugin for Adobe CC

July 18th, 2014

Unless you have been living under a rock in the design community you probably already have heard of Blend.Me.in. The most useful plugin I have installed for Adobe Photoshop CC 2014, and Adobe Illustrator CC 2014 is ‘BlendMe.In.’. If you haven’t heard of it basically it allows you to do a quick in program search […]

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Augmented Reality

Layar.com + Google Glass

June 20th, 2014

The future is exciting when you can imagine something so out there and yet it actually starts to come to fruition. For me, I was stunned by the possibilities of augmented reality a few years back, when I discovered that it existed for the first time. I must have been living under a rock even back than because […]

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PSD mock-ups, graphicburger

New Mock-up Resources

June 19th, 2014

A few resources for PSD mock-ups that you may find helpful if your a designer or an illustrator or a marketeer. Pixeden.net *** I have used this in the past and their is nothing wrong with saving time by finding great assets pre-built ). But it costs $10 a month and frankly, after a few months […]

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Elephantik.com Rated in the Top 100 Design Blogs!

June 16th, 2014

Thanks to the team over at the Artfulclub, Elephantik.com’s blog is listed #75 in the top 100 Design Blogs! An infographic by the team at Artfulclub .

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Absolutely gorgeaous lincoln car commercial with beautiful type

How to say Hello, Again – Lincoln Cars

June 16th, 2014

If you have not seen this car commercial by Lincoln, you have to check it out. The typography and the original typography hand crafted for this spot caught the eyes of both myself and my wife last evening. Probably the highlight was best this flat capture ( which I used as the starting point for youtube […]

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By Elephantik 2014.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

March 16th, 2014

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Last Year I illustrated this poster original family crest and poster for the Maguire family.

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Photoshop Tip of the Day

October 4th, 2013

So I needed to load up around 50 logo images and resize them into a 120×70 pixel sized box. This sounded like a headache, but what I did is stopped and asked google how to accomplish this task in photoshop. What I resulted with was the find of the evening. http://digitalchemy.wordpress.com/2010/10/08/photoshop-import-multiple-images-into-one-layered-document/ But the problem with […]

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Flaticons.com Free Icons Goodness

October 2nd, 2013

Just found a relatively new site called flaticons.com, which features over 2500 icons to choose from and allows you to export them from their site in a variety of useful ways. Definitely bookmarkable. Enjoy.

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“Air On the Side of Humanity” – Jet Blue Spot by Mullen

September 26th, 2013

Just found this new advertisement by Jet Blue to be spot on. After my terrible experience flying American this summer, I can only imagine how many people have have felt similar experiences that this ad poked fun at and hit home with. I thought it was both comical, and funny for such an annoying subject. […]

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Конармия

Performance Artwork for kонармия

September 23rd, 2013

Performance Artwork for kонармия by Elephantik LLC. The poster is for a solo performance by an actor re-telling the life and short stories of the Russian author Isaac Babel. Feel free to read more about him here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isaac_Babel and about his great saga which was based upon his own diary of the conflict between the […]

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Google Chrome Marble Maze

April 8th, 2013

Just a nice random find, we thought this was cool. Enjoy.

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Guide-Player-ProfessionalWoman

An interview With Freddie Laker About Guide

February 20th, 2013

We Recently Interviewed Freddie Laker, the CEO and founder of Guide to get a better understanding about their new product Guide @ http://Gui.de First I want to say congrats to you and your team for launching such a unique application. I took some time to review your demo, and read just a bit about your […]

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MDfilms 3-Dimensional Motion Identity

February 8th, 2013

One of our favorite clients in the past, MDfilms, just released their latest 3d motion ident for their business. In the past we created their brand identity from scratch, and to see them activate and use this brand and make it come to life is just awesome for us. I hope you enjoy their new […]

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Tide Super Bowl Commercial 2013

February 4th, 2013

Well Done Tide, clever and simple.

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Doritos Live Mas Super Bowl 2013

February 4th, 2013

I really liked the Doritos Superbowl tv-spot, well done Doritos and it left you with a good feeling at the end.

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Go Daddy Super Bowl Commercial 2013

February 4th, 2013

As much as I wanted to enjoy this one with all of its hype leading up to it I really honestly could not watch the ad without leaving to go get a beer. Did you enjoy this one? Definitely memorable.  

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Audi Super Bowl 2013 Commercial

February 3rd, 2013

First one memorable for me. Not bad Audi.

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GuideGuide.me Best Interactive Grid Plugin for Adobe PS6

February 1st, 2013

If your in the interactive design community like me and you do this type of work for a living you probably painstakingly create grids using one of the many 960.gs or 981 golden rule grid websites out there if your using Adobe Photoshop. Well, there is a much easier way than posting a layer image […]

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Jameson International Film Festival

January 29th, 2013

More Good work from Ireland. Blinder, recently submitted this Film Festival campaign on behalf of the agency Boys & Girls. Both of these are pretty well done, but I’ll say that Cabin was the better of the two if I were to pick. Great work. “Heist” “Cabin” Advertiser: Jameson Agency: Boys and Girls Title: “Heist” […]

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No Nonsense Car Insurance from Publicis Ireland

January 25th, 2013

  Decent attention grabbing spots for a car insurance company from Ireland. I guess my favorite of the bunch would be ‘ready made’, but even so for a car insurance company you sure show a lot of car/general destruction. Albeit that will probably get the point across to a mass audience… sadly. Advertised brand: No […]

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BBC – Children in Need from Blinder Commercials

January 25th, 2013

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jE5toGfUzno&list=UUeZdy4YxWOFOaqepDLMvRBw&index=8 The video from Youtube is difficult to link to. Sorry for the lack of an embedded video. Once again a truly well done spot. I particularly loved the musicality in this one as well! On the youtube page they shared the spot’s soundtrack which I immediately downloaded from itunes! Well done and for a […]

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Peter Mark By Publicis Ireland

January 25th, 2013

Just really enjoyed this video’s art direction and musicality. Nice one Publicis!

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Neil Degrassi A Visionary

January 24th, 2013

“How Much Would You Pay… For the Universe” – Neil Degrassi You just have to watch this video and his series. This guy’s seriously one of my heroes. His Second Episode:

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TNT Netherlands Drama Launch

January 24th, 2013

Oh those crazy Europeans. You gotta love this. TNT your officially earned your brand’s name.

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Energie Fitness Clubs by Publicis, Dublin Ireland

January 15th, 2013

A new user submitted campaign from Dublin Ireland came in today for Energie Fitness Clubs. Someone might like ‘The Rock’ over there! Besides that these two new spots are amusing and catchy, albeit pure entertainment.  I think they hit on an international universal theme as well, Golds gym over here ran an ad not similar […]

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