The year 2008
This is the time to stop, ponder and observe where a person stands in this journey called life. We, at antzFx, are fortunate to execute some designs, some people liked some of them and some recognition and criticism came our way. We will be recording all our adventures in 2009 too in this space.
Dear reader, we wish you a happy and prosperous New Year 2009! May all your dreams come true…
Continue reading Design — Poster for IISc Centenary Run
First year of professional life is a milestone in any fresher’s life. It’s the point where he/she gets to shed their “fresher” title. Last month was the transition period for eleven of us. We wanted to have a quiet celebration.
What is more appropriate than a poster?
I was all set except for an idea. Since I wanted to cook something simple, I rejected all the obvious ideas that flooded my mind — a cake with a lighted candle, a one rupee note with our names on it, etc. With every passing idea not working, I became disheartened.
Chaos to Clarity
A flashback of the last one year puzzled me more and clouded my thoughts. What was I doing all these time? What did I leave behind? People were not amazed about me; but nonetheless they were impressed. After all, I am leaving my mark in the corporate space. Suddenly everything fell into place. I knew what I had to do; what I had to write; the confusion simply vaporized. So, the flashback did do me good.
Since we have been imprinting our impressions on each and everyone we come across, the punch line could be nothing but
“We have been leaving our prints all over company for the last one year now”
With a thumb-impression and snapshots of my fellow ex-freshers, the poster was complete.
Seeing the poster, one of my seniors exclaimed, “So you people were responsible for the pile of printouts around the printer!”
Author: Davide Guglielmo , Italy
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS3
Design date: 03-Sep-2008
“Smile please…” requests a press photographer.
“Autograph please…” requests one of my fans.
“Wow!” A child couldn’t hide her surprise when she saw me waving at the crowd.
“Well, I think…” I mumble when my opinion is sought by the TV crew on an international political situation.
I am famous. I am a celebrity. I am a star.
Who doesn’t want to be popular?
Continue reading Design — Poster for Magazine
Have you ever seen any self promotional ads done by advertising agencies?
This is a Disclaimer
A commonly mouthed phrase in advertising field is that “Yes, we know the ad is just an average one. It is because the client does not share our vision and the budget was not enough. It is a pity. When are we going to have a perfect client?”
Go out and see (that means, do a ‘Google’) a self-promotional ad done by an agency. I am 90% sure that you will find it equally bad and non-creative. Tell me, what is the reason for this ‘no-show’?
Just now I designed and uploaded a website promoting myself. I am 100% sure that you will find it as boring, lacks content, lacks animated stuff and not a ‘new-age’ thing. And the website claims that I am the only designer in this whole universe who is capable of doing wonderful and creative designs. Blah!
Continue reading Design – Website