By Ilan Adler
Shalhevet sent me this brilliant clip, which drives home an amazing point about consumerism, and what type of society we have become. We are addicted to screens all day long, staring at our phones in the morning, working on our computer in the office, checking our phone again on the commute home, and finishing it up on the TV or tablet, when we are supposed to be home relaxing. I don’t want to sound judgmental, as I love being on the computer and discovering new things on the internet, but I am pushing off upgrading to a smartphone as much as I can.
All day long I see people staring mindlessly into their phones, and when they receive a message or a push notification their concentration just goes out the window, as they cannot delay the gratification of seeing what that message is. I am so afraid because I worry that this will happen to me as well, and that’s why I like sticking with my old school ‘dumb’ phone (along with the fact that it can fall down the stairs and nothing will really happen to it).
These guys at BLR VFX really nailed down what these phones do to people, whether its interpersonal communication, the consumerist desire to keep on buying newer things, or the mental effect a broken down phone has on people. I haven’t even mentioned the ‘herd’ phenomena that goes on today with buying new technology.
I urge anyone to carve out 4 minutes and watch this:
By Ilan Adler
Wedding invitations have really taken on a life of their own in the last 10 – 15 years. Instead of just boring old calligraphy on a thick piece of paper, you can now find wedding invitations in all kinds of forms, like video, audio, and special typography and printing processes.
Some great types of invitations can be found at The Firecracker Press, a awesome St. Louis based graphic design studio and letterpress printshop. I really recommend this place, they have some unique fonts, and the printing press is a truly vintage relic from the past.
1. The high end self-playing record playing invite:
2. Graham Carter Illustrated Wedding Invite:
3. Fingerprint Heart Wedding Invite
4. The Stop Motion Wedding Invitation (reminded me of our Stop Motion Pregnancy Short)
5. The 40’s Detectives wedding invitation:
6. The mug shot wedding invitation:
7. This is so punk rock:
Off course there was our wedding invitation as well, which was a type of origami cube, along with a couple other wedding invitations designed by the Putchka Design studio.