14 February 2013

George Lois

2012/11 George Lois from CreativeMornings on Vimeo.

If you can judge a man by the covers he has created, George Lois will stand out.  George Lois put the iconic into Esquire magazine covers during the sixties and seventies.  Best know for creating iconic images that brazed newsstands, Mr. Lois also took advertising into a direction anew.  Know for creating work that is controversial and thought provoking, he designed for the times of our society.

The video above from a recent Creative Mornings talk shows George Lois presenting this work at the Met.  This presentation is wonderful and allows him to comment and give insight to many of his more famous covers.

To see more of George Lois' work, visit his website. On the site are various projects including many of his Esquire covers explained, campaigns and logo work plus info and links about the 10 books he has put together over his long career.

(Many, many thanks to Tina Roth Eisenberg for developing Creative Mornings and posting the many videos from around the world of these wonderful speakers. You rock Tina.)

03 February 2013


The newest and hottest app has to be Vine.  The app for iPhone and iPad lets you record 6 second videos and share them.  It is Instagram but video and it is every fun.  The app has been out but a week now and is blowing up.  I have been playing with for a few days and loving every 6 seconds of it.  Fun, simple and entertaining, Vine lets you venture into the world of video sharing on a whole new level. You can find your friends, follow and share your life in video.

Download the app.  You can follow me at Daniel Gross and to see the power of this app, follow the actor Adam Goldberg.  His shorts are killing it.

Happy videoing with Vine.

01 February 2013

The 1849 Connection to Football

This Sunday is the Super Bowl between the Ravens and the 49ers.  The 49ers are named after the gold miners that came to California in 1849.  The Ravens are named after Edgar Allan Poe's famed poem, The Raven.  Poe died in Baltimore in 1849.  Thus the connection to 1849 in history to two modern football teams.

Now the Raven will win this Sunday. The Ravens, after all, have a MUCH better logo design and branding then the 49ers, so we will leave it with that alone.  Enjoy the game and commercials, I know I will.  Go Ravens!