SXSW News!

So much excitement over on the blog lately...

Today, we're pumped to announce that two (that's right... two!) of our title sequences have been nominated for Excellence in Title Design at the 2017 SXSW Film Festival!

Can you guess which ones? (Hint: see above.) Yup, Animal Kingdom and Dr. Strange!

We don't like to toot our own horn, but per SXSW: "Inspired by an essential part of the theatrical experience, these are works of art in their own right. The 27 sequences selected represent the very best and most original of the past year." You heard ...

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FITC Toronto

Anyone looking to take a trip to the Great White North this April? Yeah, we know it will just be getting warm here in Chicago (and elsewhere in the northern US)… But Canada just might be calling your name, because…

We’re thrilled to share that Erin will be speaking at FITC Toronto this year!

The event will take place this April 23-25th. If you decide to attend, you’ll be one of about 1,200 ready to listen to Erin’s presentation : “The Do’s and Don’ts of Motion Design Domination.”

More details can be found here… Hope ...

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Graphic Design USA

The editors at the venerable publication Graphic Design USA have established a tradition over the past 50 years, where they begin each new year with a feature called “People to Watch.”

You are sure to recognize many of the luminaries they have put in the spotlight: Milton Glaser, Primo Angeli, Walter Landor, George Lois, Massimo Vignelli, Saul Bass, Ivan Chermayeff, Stefan Sagmeister, Lou Dorfsman, Ken Carbone, Margo Chase, Sean Adams, Debbie Millman, Tina Roth Eisenberg, David Carson, Su Mathews, Jessica Walsh, Ashleigh Axios, Chip Kidd, Justin Ahrens, Tobias Van Schneider, Alex Center, and many more.

As we ...

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Top Ten: Super Bowl LI Prop Bet$

Who's ready for Super Bowl LI this weekend?? There's no bigger group of football fans out there than this gang of nerdy, pale graphic artists! Just kidding... We've got a few aficionados around here. They mainly come from the tech department (exhibit : the above artwork), but still.

Mark, resident sports expert and lifelong Bears 4th Phase member, has compiled a list of Top Ten Prop Bets to make this Sunday... So get your bookie on the phone and let's go!

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Abacus Screenings

So... Who hasn't seen the incredible documentary (and therefore, our work on it), Abacus: Small Enough to Jail, yet?! Well, you're in luck. Kartemquin Films has several screenings coming up this spring. Here's the full list... But for those of you in Chicago, mark your calendars for February 23rd.

University of Chicago Thursday, February 23, 2017 7:00 PM

Logan Center for the Arts 915 E. 60th Street Chicago, IL

Oh, And Director Steve James will be in attendance. (!)

Hope you'll all head out to check out this awesome and important film!

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