The Sky is Falling

Posted by: Trent Design @ 5:59 pm | Date: April 30, 2008 | Comments Off on The Sky is Falling
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Movie poster of The Night the World Exploded!, 1957Design Observer paints a picture of existential gloom and doom in this article focused on interpreting the end of the world.

Aptly named: The Sky is Falling

These are the kind of things that shoot through my brain on any given day. And my reaction to all-out-armegedeon is share it with the rest of you. Visit my cloud of unwholesome global devastation for a minute won’t you?

Read the rest of the story here.

Vier Minuten

Posted by: Trent Design @ 5:42 pm | Date: April 29, 2008 | Comments Off on Vier Minuten
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Flipping through Apple’s website, i decided to see what kind of films were due for release.

“Vier Minuten” or “Four Minutes” is definitely a keeper. Here’s a run-down of what it’s about:

Jenny is young. Her life is over. She killed someone. And she would do it again. When an 80-year-old piano teacher discovers the girl’s secret, her brutality and her dreams, she decides to transform her pupil into the musical wunderkind she once was.

There’s more about the film over here at it’s website.

And here’s the trailer:

New Work: The Detroit Festival of the Arts

Posted by: Trent Design @ 4:51 pm | Date: April 28, 2008 | Comments Off on New Work: The Detroit Festival of the Arts
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The festival logo was upgraded and rests on a horizontal baseline this time.

Trent Design has completed updating the graphics that accompany this year’s annual Detroit Festival of the Arts. The new design is supported by modern colors, a complete website and content management system overhaul, extended advertising through trade publications, a new bi-fold look, dynamic promotional posters and 4×6 postcards. The design is based off artwork provided by Local Artist and CCS educator, Gilda Snowden.

Now in its 22nd year, the Detroit Festival of the Arts presents outstanding visual and performing artists from around the world, while showcasing the City’s premier cultural institutions clustered within its boundaries. This year’s festival is scheduled to take place in midtown from Friday, June 6th until Sunday, June 8th.

The new website features a completely customized content management solution that lends itself to easy and administrable updates.

This year’s Promotional Poster

Festive bi-folded brochures help to hone the look of the festival and give visitors an accessible guide to some of it’s biggest attractions.

The Festival holds a broad audience of visitors and to communicate beyond it’s thousands of patrons, ads were designed and submitted in spanish to publications like the Latino Press.

Finally, a promotional postcard assists in tying together a complete look for the festival. It only function, to help to promote the overall attitude of the event to recipients.

To find out more about the Detroit Festival of the Arts, visit:

What is it with Graphic Designer’s and Music?

Posted by: Trent Design @ 1:45 pm | Date: April 28, 2008 | Comments (1)
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Writer and all around observer Adrian Shaughnessy talks about the effects of music on the designer and their ubiquitous connection.

“I’ve never worked in a design studio where music wasn’t played pretty much constantly. Nor can I recall visiting a studio where music wasn’t being played, or where designers weren’t wired up to headphones and bobbing rhythmically to unheard sounds. What is it with graphic designers and music? Is there a symbiotic relationship between the two? Are there studios where music is considered a hindrance? Or does music aid creative thinking and make us better designers?”

View the rest of the article here

Via Design Observer

Pixel Graffiti

Posted by: Trent Design @ 1:43 pm | Date: April 27, 2008 | Comments Off on Pixel Graffiti
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Pixel Graffiti spotted on 9th Street between 2nd and 3rd avenue circa New York City.

Finders credit goes out to: dpstyles, nickgraywfu, and Gothamist