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I think I need a nap….wait, it’s Friday! I need to PARTY!
Partners Violanie Orsoni and Jérémy Schneider are creating gorgeous work that blurs the borders between illustration, design and art. Now leave me alone, I’m going to drool over these for awhile.
Circle K announced a rebrand a few weeks ago and it’s pretty walk-by-ably forgetable.
When you work to win awards you do a disservice to your clients. Just because a piece of work didn’t win an award doesn’t mean that it didn’t move the needle for the client.
From comic book inspired fine artists to animated album covers: it’s the Weekend Jumpoff!
It’s Friday! Beers: activate!
Why shouldn’t our televisions be as much a personal statement as the other furniture and appliances in our lives?
This Friday we’re exploring the weirdo conspiracy-underbelly of the internet. Strap on those foil hats!
Mission statements suck. They rarely say anything worth saying and almost never do what a mission should do: to give you a reason to show up in the morning.
I came across this brilliant piece of advertising the other day and since then I’ve been unable to stop thinking about it. It’s perfect. It does everything it needs to do.
Guess what! It’s time to Jump-Off. Every Friday BIKLOPS shows off all the internet treasure they found/looked at/got inspired by/smelled this week.
I don’t even know what to say about how dope this is. About Blank has some serious motion graphics skill. It looks like it would fit in nicely among the BIKLOPS world where things inexplicably start melting.
Oh hey, Look what we found this week! Every Friday BIKLOPS bares it all! Well, not EVERYTHING but we do post a few decent links. Behold!
Love Hultén is a Swedish designer, craftsman and all around badass.
Why would one of the world’s most iconic brands change their look—particularly when there’s nothing to gain competitively? I believe the answer is surprisingly simple and arguably mundane.
It’s Friday. I don’t know about you but I need a nap. And a beer! But first, let’s jump this weekend off!
The American is Kansas City’s iconic fine-dining restaurant. Lead by chef Michael Corvino, The American creates delicious, artful food. BIKLOPS is honored to have created a new brand and website for the restaurant.
Your website is the perfect place to get across what your brand is about. So why do so many brand’s forget to tell us who they are on the web?
It’s Friday! Time to see Fantastic Four again! J/K!
I don’t know about you but I’m ready for this week to END and it’s only MONDAY!
But sorry we’ll have to wait 5 more days, oh well hopefully this will help. Also, sorry for being lame and forgetting last Friday. FORGIVE US!
Masanobu Hiraoka is a freelance animation director in Tokyo. His work is as if Takashi Murakami’s paintings were to suddenly come to life.
It’s Friday, It’s 4:45pm (somewhere), it’s time to party.
Over the years it’s become clear that there’s a startling difference in the quality of students coming out of the different graphic design programs around town.
T.G.I.F.F! Right? I’m SO psyched it’s Friday. Let’s put the coffee down and grab a beer!
I don’t remember when exactly I first encountered Serial Cut but it was early in my career as a designer. I do have a vague memory of seeing them in an old issue of Computer Arts magazine and being blown away by how weird, wonderful, and artful the work was. I love design work that is just barely […]
Road Lyfe is the travelogue and professional alias of Adam Smith, one of my best friends and my favorite photographer. Earlier this year Adam made the life-changing decision to sell everything he could and pack up the rest, buy a eurovan, and travel the world documenting nature and the personalities he encounters on his journey.
It’s Friday and I’ve got some bad news for you. We’re going to need you to work this weekend. I kid!
If you could chose between a 1,000 more “likes” or truly impacting a handful of people which would you chose?
Blobby Barack is an artist, or a vidoegrapher or…I’ll be honest I couldn’t find any real information on this enigmatic .gif maker but what I did find was a huge cache of genius work fixated on the same thing we are here at BIKLOPS: color, classical iconography, and a sense of the mysterious. Awesome stuff.
Stop pretending you’re doing any work and let’s kick this weekend off!
Just a small list of things that make us cringe. We love making beautiful things, and it hurts our souls when we can’t. However, a little education can go a long way, and we always try to educate our clients whenever possible.
Last night, exhausted, I opened my newly delivered copy of Sex Criminals Vol 1 thinking I’d read for a few moments before passing out. Instead I read the entire thing and found myself on Amazon this morning ordering volume 2. It’s just that. damn. good.
What do you do with a student who doesn’t have enough experience or skill to be an intern?
in 2011 large corporations threw more than twice as many dollars at boutique agencies than the big boys. Here’s why.
Happy Marriage-Equality Friday Everyone! I kind of feel like what’s the point of posting some silly internet-finds on such a momentous day, but…it’s Friday. Let’s do this!
What if this atrophying western financial system was replaced by an economy of feminine ideals? A way of doing business that is more inclusive, cooperative?
I’ve never been so excited about something so walk-by-able. This redesign has been out since March, but given my previous repulsion to the Open Table brand it’s no wonder I hadn’t come across this until last week when Jeff was implementing a reservation form an the new American Restaurant website we are currently developing.
Our robot overlord is here, and she’s nice. And creepy. Mother is a friendly, smiling robot schmoo who, armed with 5 “motion cookies,” can monitor various objects and activities around the house. Did you forget to brush your teeth? Mother will remind you. Did you forget your medication? Mother will remind you. Did you buy […]
It’s the freakin’ weekend! Here’s what kept us clicking, re-clicking, and bookmarking.
Every Friday BIKLOPS celebrates the end of the work week by posting the best damn stuff we saw/heard that week. It’s the freakin’ weekend let’s have us some fun!
I use binder clips for everything and wanted to share some of my favorite uses.
There’s a solid business reason to avoid the “CEO trap”—you’re killing the one distinct advantage your early-stage company has at launch.
Really enjoying the stark simplicity of this work by Matthew Craven. It could be that he’s touching on some of our current obsessions, but it’s also just badass.
After creating a simple but still web design gallery worthy one-pager for Kansas City restaurant The American, I’m proud to say that we’ve just entered the development stage of a new, robust site for this iconic KC dining experience.
Hate is a strong word for a reason. But seriously, all my friends hate advertising.
The genius folks over at Strong Odors started the Futuralbum project this year: a vast collection of designers each re-imagining classic record covers using only the font Futura and images from Flickr’s Internet Archive Book Images. Check out our contributions below as well as a few of my personal faves and then head over to Futuralbum to see the complete stream to-date!
Every Friday BIKLOPS celebrates the end of the work week by posting the best damn stuff we saw/smelled/heard that week. Behold!
Branding is hard. Your new startup is going to have a hard time creating a memorable brand identity. But whatever you do, don’t do this.
Director David Sandberg’s INSANE celluloid (ok, digital) love poem to the 1980’s is finally out and available for free on Youtube! Uh, you haven’t pushed play yet?!
These are the first 10 designs we finished and plan to hop back on ASAP, so keep your eyes pealed and your ears open for the next batch of 1o to drop.
Just a few days ago we kicked off a new project—design and development of a portfolio website and blog for my good friend and badass nature-travel photographer Adam Smith. Check out some sneak peaks of the design inside.