A few weeks ago, I drove 30 minutes to the east coast listening to classic calypso tunes on my favorite radio station (Q FM), bought a bottle of water, and ran a few kilometers along this beach:
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I love that Gillian Welch and David Rawlings devoted so much time, effort, thought, and (coffee) creativity to their new album’s CD packaging, The Harrow & The Harvest. It’s this kind of passion for the arts; music, illustration, design, and printing that will keep these physical pieces alive. I look forward to hearing the full album and holding the work of art in my hands. I may just have to go for the Hatch Show Print bundle which includes a poster from the iconic letterpress shop I blogged about a few months ago!
My vote for best super bowl ad.
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Another fabulous Ann Arbor Folk Festival! Once again, Q developed the promotional materials, including the poster, t-shirt designs, advertising, and program book. This year, Q introduced the tagline, "Find your folk" which resonated strongly with our client, The Ark, and the event. ‘Folk’ encompasses such a vast array of artists, each time you attend the Festival (or an Ark show for that matter), you discover the type of folk music that you’re attracted to. And on the other side of the coin, you meet and greet so many wonderful, interesting people at the event.
Q Wiesbaden has a client relationship similar to ours with the Ark and the Ann Arbor Folk Festival. They are design sponsors for the annual Rheingau Musik Festival. And, like Q Ann Arbor, they like to unwind with some good wine, interesting music, and great food. Last week, they invited Tom and I to their annual sponsor party for the Rheingau Musik Festival. Tanja, Q’s resident photographer, took some fabulous shots of the event, which took place at a beautiful winery in the Rheingau region outside of Wiesbaden.
More photos after the jump.
This past weekend many of us Qsters attended the 33rd annual Ann Arbor Folk Festival, a two-day collection of innovative local and national artists. The Ark celebrates its 45th year of music and community in 2010 and what better way to mark the milestone than by selling out two nights at Hill Auditorium. Headliners were Iron and Wine, Ben Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie) & Jay Farrar (Sunvolt), Rosanne Cash, and Richie Havens. Stand-out performances came from Hoots & Hellmouth and local duo Nervous But Excited.
Kudos to the University of Michigan School of Art & Design for their excellent Penny W. Stamps Distinguished Visitor Series – a series of free lectures held at the venerable Michigan Theater on Thursdays at 5:10 pm.
While recently flipping through the October issue of Stereophile magazine, I came across a familiar looking CD cover accompanying an article. Oh that’s right, I’ve seen that around the Q office – the new David Grier CD designed by our own Jeff Callender.
This past weekend, I was invited by our friends at the Ark to their annual fall fundraiser. This year’s theme was the TropARKana, featuring the music of Raul Malo.
Last week, the Q crew (even the out-of-towners) took a break and ventured out of Ann Arbor, due east.
Our first-ever music event was held on Thursday, September 17th. What a great night!
On Labor Day weekend (early September in North America), thousands of fans helped the Detroit Jazz Festival celebrate its 30th anniversary, with perfect weather, great music, and spectacular fireworks.
Early this summer State Farm embarked on an integrated multiplatform campaign aimed at connecting with U.S. Hispanics at every intersection in life via TV, radio, digital, print and experiential programs. Alma DDB, the agency spearheading this effort, found their branded entertainment project was a spark for a bigger idea.
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