I should know. I grew up knowing that Elvis Presley and I share the same birthday.
Wow. So last elections, it was Palin for Vice President. Now, a presidential candidate is showing signs of equal stupidity.
Kickstarter: Ben Huff, The Last Road North
Completed in 1974, Alaska’s Dalton Highway (known locally as the haul road) is the northernmost road in America. At 414 miles, the predominately dirt road follows the northern half of the Trans-Alaskan Pipeline, and is maintained solely as the transportation route for the oil fields at Prudhoe Bay. The road was opened to the public in 1994.
The road is void of stop lights and stop signs. Void of crossroads and shortcuts. There are no mailboxes or power lines. No fast food. No coffee shops. Only north or south. Advancing or retreating. At the end, always oil.
I have been driving the road, and making photographs of the landscape, people, light and life since early 2008.
I’m very close to realizing, visually, the story that I have endeavored to tell. I’m confident that I can complete the work this year - one more late summer trip. This time, instead of heading north from Fairbanks, I’ll be making the drive (and a ferry ride) from my new home in Juneau, through Canada, up to Fairbanks and ultimately the road. Currently, I can not make this trip without support.
read more— here
Our Kickstarter go-to for the week — Let’s help make his goal a reality. Show your support by stopping by his kickstarter page.
Concept & Design by Dowling Duncan.
I’m really, really digging the idea and the design. Makes me sad that our own notes redesign was a letdown. I still don’t think the use of Myriad for the type was appropriate. But, at least we got the color differentiation right (which, if approved, would be a first for the US dollar).
Anyway, I can’t stop looking at these:
Participant Media - Pledge To See This Film
Our professor, Nico Puertollano, for Creativity Foundation 1: Basic Design & Composition, showed us this motion graphics project which he thought was really really good. Having seen its entirety, I would have to agree. I wish, by the end of my course, I would be able to create something in this standard.
This video marks our first collaboration with takepart.com and our second with Participant Media and director Davis Guggenheim (we worked on a little Oscar winning documentary he directed called, “An Inconvenient Truth”). All backslapping and name tossing aside, this animation is for a startling documentary called, “Waiting For ‘Superman’” that highlights some very serious issues in America today and it made us feel good to make it.
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Music and mix by CypherAudio.
Creative Director: Ryan Honey
Executive Producer: Maurie Enochson
Producer: Eric Badros
Art Director: Joe Mullen
Animation: Jorge R. Canedo Estrada
Original Music: John Black
Carolyn Sams: Co-Producer
Wendy Cohen: Co-Producer