• Littlefield Featured on Communication Arts

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    Well look who it is! Congrats to the Littlefield team for being featured on the Communication Arts website for their Ditch Witch campaign.

    About the campaign: "Ditch Witch, an American brand of underground construction equipment built by The Charles Machine Works, wanted to portray the care and quality of workmanship that goes into the building of each of their construction machines. In an ode to the workers, Tulsa, Oklahoma-based Littlefield Brand Development created these larger-than-life banners to hang from their factory ceiling throughout a multi-day equipment seminar."

    Katy Kite, Art Director
    Matt O'Meilia, Writer
    Jason Jordan, Associate Creative Director
    Mike Rocco, Creative Director
    John Amatucci, Photographer

  • Type Around Town: Pedestrian bRRidge

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    We love a simple sans-serif stencil. Does anyone know the story behind the double R on the 31st Street pedestrian bridge on Riverside? Photo submitted by Tina Fincher, Senior Art Director at Cubic, Inc.

    Snap a photo of typography around Tulsa and send it to tulsa@theegotist.com. Include the location and your name and/or company, and we'll be sure to link to your profile or your company's website.

  • Prometheus UI Sketches

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    If you haven't seen Ridley Scott's lastest film, Prometheus, what are you waiting for? Go! We won't guarantee you the story will sweep you off your feet but if your heart isn't moved by the incredible art design and visual effects, well then you must have no heart. Stunning visuals from beginning to end, Motionographer takes us behind the scenes of the UI created to make the science and technology not only beautiful, but believable.

    Click here to read the original interview posted on Motionographer 6/9/12

    Fantasy UI Designer Ash Thorp was was hired to help concept some of the UI sequences for Prometheus by Prologue. The images here are from that exploratory work — and it shows the sort of design explorations that were made. It’s really cool stuff, and so I posed a couple questions to Ash:

    Q: What was the assignment?

    Ash: The assignment was to design an interface the crew of Prometheus interacts with as a communication beacon of sorts. It carries data and information that expresses who we are as humans and our culture to the aliens. Its a time capsule of sorts. I was asked to provide my own design ideas as to how it would look, function and feel in frame with the actors interacting with it. I was hired on as a freelance designer from the amazing team at Prologue. I believe the original concept phase had about 4 designers on it (dont quote me though).

    Q: How did you approach the work?

    I approach each project differently. This project really got me excited as I am a HUGE sci fi fan and once I heard who was directing it I was immediately enthralled to dig in and start building ideas and solutions. I have been developing a way of taking in the information from a client and thinking about it long enough to pull the ideas from my mind and bring them into reality either on paper or in a program. Its a bit of a muscle to work out but when things are clicking and my ideas are firing off I let them go and really try to produce things that are new, and inspiring in a way. At least I try haha. So I would start with the idea in my mind as to how I would picture it in the shot and then quickly draw the concepts out in my sketch book or using my wacom on the screen and then after pulling everything from my mind I dig in to designing and building a grid like layout to match type and other objects to. Once I get to a point I am happy with I will then take all that information and start to paint it in to the film plate and from there ist more about pulling things out and building things up until the shot looks as it should. Every project is different, but this is usually my general creative path.

    Q: How do you think this work influenced what appears in the film?

    This is a small piece of the entire film and I am not sure how much of my original idea made it through once I left the job and it was placed in post production. I can only hope that the core of my idea makes it on screen and that it fits harmoniously within the world it lives. That is the most important goal for any design within a film. I believe that if a designer can pull off that harmony then he has done his job.

  • Olympic Brand Exclusion Zone

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    Click the photo for the original story from Gawker

    Be careful wearing that Nike t-shirt or carrying your Pepsi bottle into the Brand Exclusion Zone around London's Olympic Park. Olympic officials will be scouring anywhere cameras might be to rid the area of unofficial (read: not McDonald's or Coca Cola) advertising. Obviously this won't be entirely possible, and we're kind of excited to see who is going to break into the zone and conspicuously post their logos in protest (USA! USA! USA! Someone do it!). But they better watch out, the "branding police" are going to be out, who will "have the power to scour even the logos from toilets in the bathroom." These games are not just for the athletes.

  • International Distribution for The Rock 'n' Roll Dreams of Duncan Christopher

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    Congratulations to director Justin Monroe and the rest of the talented cast and crew of The Rock 'n' Roll Dreams of Duncan Christopher. This award-winning Oklahoma film and soundtrack were both released internationally by Gravitas Ventures and Velvet Blue Music, respectively.

    The Rock 'n' Roll Dreams of Duncan Christopher is a quirky and endearing comedy that tells the story of the awkward and mostly untalented Duncan Christopher, who, after an early mid-life crisis, moves to the big city of Tulsa to pursue his rock ‘n’ roll dreams and face his demons in the brutal underground world of competitive karaoke.

    “It was our dream to shine a light on Oklahoma, to reveal the beauty and heart of this place,” said Justin. “When we left Hollywood to come back home, we hoped to create a unique, heartful, and infectiously fun movie that could communicate across a wide demographic, across social-economic borders, and across oceans. Finally being at this moment, where companies as significant as Gravitas and Velvet Blue are releasing your film and soundtrack to the world on one day and then iTunes is singly promoting you on another day - well, it’s pretty amazing to say the least. Honestly, it’s a dream come true!”

  • 100 Years of Paramount Icons

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    Paramount Pictures celebrates 100 years of iconic films with what else - icons. We love it. Can you name all 100?

  • Best Thunder Designs

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    Did you watch the game last night? We were definitely Thundering Up, and we want to know who else is Thundering with us. We want to showcase some of the most creative and well-executed Thunder designs. T-shirts, Facebook cover photos, posters, etc. Send us a photo or a link: tulsa@theegotist.com

    Here are a few ways OKC agencies are showing their team spirit:

    Photos via The OKC Egotist

  • Wes Anderson Film Color Palette

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    Tulsa is still waiting for it's turn to watch Wes Anderson's latest film, Moonrise Kingdom (that "Coming Soon" teaser poster at AMC is not cutting it). If this photo is any indication, we will love just as much as Anderson's other films.

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