Roundhouse x Adidas Originals x Utility Crossbody Bag

by / September 25, 2018 / The thing we found fairly interesting about this short bit of media work Roundhouse did for Adidas is the unique format of the video. Very street coupled with a very low-key feel. We imagine this was a spot designed for social media, again given the odd aspect ratio. We really dig the immediacy of this 15 second piece, though. To us, that is the power of advertising in today's economy. So much m[Read More]

Velvet Spectrum and MUCH Creative Go Vaporwave Celebrating SweetTARTS

by / September 25, 2018 / MUCH Creative enlisted the talents of Portland-based studio, Velvet Spectrum, to help create a new spot for the launch of a new SweetTARTS gummy line. The story (abstract as it is), “...focused on exploration and discovery, working with shapes such as: planets, rockets and hashtags, lead to a surreal, candy world full of playful interactions.” The short spot has a very retro, 80's feel. Team[Read More]

New Ad for PlayStation Classic Makes Us Yearn for Retro Gaming

by / September 25, 2018 / Last year when they released the old school, miniature NES pre-loaded with games it sent everyone into a shopping frenzy. Sony is next in line to bring a classic back to the retro gaming scene. The PlayStation Classic comes miniaturized just like its NES cousin and pre-loaded with 20 classic games from rockstar franchises like Zelda and Final Fantasy. Just watching this ad got us all jonesing for [Read More]

Industry: Vancouver Developers Join Forces in New Slack Group Focused on Networking and Community Support

by / September 20, 2018 / Bedroom communities can often take a back seat to their larger, more suburban neighbors. In the case of Portland's small Washington-based neighbor to the North, Vancouver, the design and development communities there have long lived vicariously through their Oregonian cousins. But something is changing. A newly formed Slack-based networking group, Vancouver Developers Group (or just VanDevs for sh[Read More]

Gary Hustwit Releases Trailer for New Documentary, Rams

by / September 20, 2018 / Filmmaker, Gary Hustwit, has released the trailer for his upcoming documentary about design icon, Dieter Rams. Hustwit, known for his design-based documentary films (Helvetica and Objectified) has been working on this exploration of the life and career of Dieter Rams for the past few years. From what we can tell in this trailer, it looks like Hustwit has found another great design vein to explo[Read More]

The Need to Be Alone

by / September 19, 2018 / Filmmakers,Tom Fisher and Catherine Prowse, have compiled a meaningful and engaging short about the benefits of being along. The Need to be Alone is about an introvert and how his time alone makes him a better friend. The short was done in collaboration with Alain de Botton for The School Of Life, and carries with it an important message—one that we too often forget. In our social media engage[Read More]

W+K Portland and KFC Have the Good Talk

by / September 19, 2018 / Another official W+K Portland and KFC team up. Just one thing...we must have had the wrong conversation with our parents. We don't remember anything about hot honey chicken in THAT talk.    CREDITS Agency: W+K Portland Creative directors: Jarrod Higgins, Freddie Powell Art Director: Kate Digilio Designer: Dave Hagen Director: Matt Dilmore  Editor: Steve Sprinkel[Read More]