Creative Everyone

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Have you ever been a little frustrated that you didn’t quite make it to that last creative event and wondered how everyone knew about it and you didn’t? Well, there are so many events happening in so many places now that it has become damn near impossible to keep track of all of them or even decide which one you want to attend. Creative Everyone is a new website (still in beta) hoping to catalog practically every event that is going on out there so you can go to one place and find every date, place, time and description of any and all events you may actually want to attend. Good idea.

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Offset 2010

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The Offset 2010 event in Dublin, Ireland will soon be kicking off from October 1st through the 3rd. Last years event included speakers such as Massimo Vignelli, Chip Kidd, James Jean, House Industries, The London Police, Sir Peter Blake, Oliver Jeffers, Pentagram, Dave McKean, Experimental Jetset and Tara McPherson. This years event is being hosted at Grand Canal Theatre, situated right in the heart of Dublin’s Docklands. It’s a really great venue for a meeting of the creative minds. We wish terribly that we could be there. Hopefully next year. What better reason do you need to visit Dublin.

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Bike From Work Bash 2010

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My Art Direction alma mater Cactus is once again hosting the ‘can’t miss’ party of the summer. It’s time again today for the Bike From Work Bash celebrating the end of Bike To Work Day here in Denver, Colorado. The festivities will kick off tonight around 5 and end when Cactus can finally get what I am guessing will be a couple hundred people or more out of their parking lot. We will be attending late after a client meeting we have scheduled at 5. So set aside a cold one for us guys because we can’t wait to see what you have cooked up this year. It’s going to be one helluva party, so don’t even think about missing it.

Here’s where to go at 5pm:
2128 15th Street
Denver, Colorado

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Illustrative 09

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The artwork from this years Illustrative 09 event are online and there is some beautiful work to behold. The above piece is by Aya Kato and is entitled ‘Evolving Moment’. Be sure to read up on the Illustrative event while you are there as well.

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Cactus – Bike From Work Bash

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Next week on Wednesday June 24th, the official Bike to Work day here in Colorado, Denver-based advertising agency Cactus (for whom I work as an Art Director) is throwing its inaugural Bike From Work Bash . I can personally guarantee a seriously kick ass throwdown the likes of which will be stuff of legend forever recorded in the mythical annals of Denver lore. You have to seize any available opportunity to use the word ‘annals’.

There will be Illegal Pete’s burritos, Breckenridge beer, Amp energy drinks (and Amp Energy girls), a live DJ (my good friend Tom Metz), bike stunts by Yellow Designs, bike valet service from Bike Denver along with security provided by the Denver Roller Dolls. I also designed the materials for the event, although it was a collective effort with my Creative Director Norm Shearer, Art Director Matt Chiabotti and Copywriter Lee Perlman (he’s the crazy guy in the helmet in the video above). Consequently, Indyink will have have larger 2-color screenprinted Bike from Work posters available at the event as well. As far of the event overall is involved, it was a big team of us at Cactus who put our heads together to pull this off and we poured the love in all the way to the top.

There will be also be a ‘Revenge of the Nerds-style’ tricycle relay race. The race is being hosted by Ad2 Denver and will benefit Wish for Wheels, a non-profit organization dedicated to supplying bikes for kindergarten students. Relay teams will consist of 5 members and the cost per entry is $100. There will be prizes given to teams with the most creative uniforms and tricycles. Maybe a team of luchadores?

You really can’t miss. There is going to be stunts, food, drinks, pretty people, money going to charity and you can rub elbows with the local creative and advertising people. I will be there for the duration of the party helping set up and break down (I am in it to win it). So, if we have yet to meet, stop by and say hello. It’s going to be a lot of fun.

The mayor said he wasn’t coming but that’s just an added reason to turn the volume all the way up to 11. Especially after turning down the best invitation ever.

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Mad In Spain 2009

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Plans for the 2009 Mad In Spain event have already been set in motion. A long list of designers/artists/illustrators/motionographers etc. has already been posted. Might be a nice excuse to finally get out to Madrid. Stay tuned and visit the MadInSpain site for more.

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Glug: The Wizards Hat

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February’s Glug (Nottingham) features an exhibition by the Wizard’s Hat illustration house which was in part founded by our news poster Jeffrey Bowman along with Andrew J. Miller. They will be exhibiting a series of prints lifted from the first 3 issues of the Wizard’s Hat zine.

The work itself comes from some very well known illustrators, including Mike Perry, Jon Burgerman, Damien Correll and Alex Bec among several others.

Event Date: Thursday February, 19th 2009 – from 6.30pm until we fall over.
Location: Brownes, Goose Gate, Nottingham

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Congrats Jeffrey, I wish I could be there.

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F5 looks like it could be a really great event to attend this year if you are looking for a sincere creative recharge. The event is taking place April 16-17 in New York City.

Here is a little about the event:
“F5 is founded on the belief that true change occurs when you look outside your world and explore new horizons. The festival fosters creative collisions—unexpected insights from sources you didn’t see coming. The goal is nothing less than to change the way you think about your work and your life.


  • Two-days of inspiring presentations and discussions that will alter the way you think about work, life and everything in between
  • Practical workshops from world-class talent
  • An international showcase of cutting-edge artwork and design
  • A relaxing bar/lounge to recharge your batteries and make new friends
  • A reason to visit New York City, one of the great creative centers of the world
  • An amazing after-party”

To find out more visit the official F5 website where you can sign up to purchase tickets to the event. Good times guaranteed in NYC.

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Pause NYC: Free Tickets

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I have two free tickets to FITC’s Pause NYC event next week. All you need to do is answer the following question correctly in an email sent to hire[at]changethethought.com:

“What was Mark Romanek’s first feature film and who was the lead actor in that film.”

The first two people to email the correct answer, your name and email address will receive the tickets. 1 ticket per person only. So two people will win. I must have the answers, names and email addresses in to FITC by Wednesday this week to confirm the tickets, so act fast or miss your chance.

This is going to be a great event for anyone involved in the motion graphics side of the creative industry so don’t miss a chance at a free seat, especially if you already live in New York City.

Here is a little more about the event:
FITC is on the move with an imaginative new event for the broadcast and film community. PAUSE: Ideas in Motion debuts November 10 – 11, 2008 at the BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Centre in NYC. From 30-second commercial spots to feature films and experiential design, PAUSE NYC examines the concepts, techniques and principles that drive the world’s leading creative studios.

The two-day event features 12 one-hour presentations, a panel discussion, special screenings, and nightly socials as only FITC can deliver. Confirmed presenters at release time include: BTRY, Brand New School, BUCK, Digital Kitchen, GMunk, HUSH, Joseph Kosinski, MK12 and UFO.

PAUSE NYC is open to anyone who works with 3D and motion graphics technologies — whether After Effects, Combustion, Maya, Motion, or a combination of these and other bold new toolsets. Delegate passes range in price from $59 to $249 US (Student and Regular). Early bird discount rates apply now through October 10, 2008. Go to www.pausenyc.tv for details or to register.

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Mad In Spain

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The new Mad In Spain website is live. They already have a roster of speakers.

So, how do you get invited to speak at one of these conferences anyway? I want to speak at one of these. I’d be happy to leave my job and go somewhere amazing and talk about my obsession. Hook it up.

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