This video infographic gives a visual understanding of how quickly the news of Egypt’s President Mubarak’s resignation spread on Twitter. Fascinating to watch the power of visual communication!
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Super Bowl Monday. The day after the game when everyone is clamoring to give their opinion on this year’s batch of Super Bowl ads—while 99% of them have never had the pressure creating one themselves. The Flores Shop hasn’t had the opportunity to work on a Super Bowl ad (yet), which is why we’ve never taken an official stance on any Super Bowl ads in the past. Truth is, we have so much respect for all agencies that are asked to develop memorable, water-cooler-worthy tv spots for the Super Bowl. There really is no other assignment that generates higher expectations and pressure. Some companies have even been known to put themselves in a ‘make it or break it’ scenario based on the success of their one-time Super Bowl ad! Judging these ads without knowing the behind-the-scenes dialogue, client history, legal limitations, and hundreds of other obstacles that creative teams must account for when developing :30 of pure, money-making gold seems a bit brash. Kudos to all creative and account teams fortunate enough to have the opportunity to work on the most highly-anticipated ads of the year!
It is with great delight that The Flores Shop announces the nuptials of one of our own (Jared Boggess) to a lovely lady (Danielle) at one of our client’s venues (the Hanover Tavern)! Talk about a triple threat!
Congratulations, Jared and Danielle! Here’s to years and years of happiness, which we don’t think should be a problem.
Photograph by James Linkowitz
Yesterday, Kevin asked our Facebook followers a thought provoking question: “The Flores Shop is here to make you __________.” One friendly follower trepidatiously answered “Jump, jump,” to which I say – RIGHT ON! Kriss Kross’ Top 100 hit came out in ‘92 when I was a tender lass of eight and it was probably the last rap song I played on repeat (although tape players don’t really have repeat buttons…). However, I’ve decided rejoin the world of hip-hop rappers after discovering this gem of a poster by Pop Chart Lab. I have serious penchant for bright colors and fancy infographics that provide no real valuable information, only hours of time-wasting opportunities. The Grand Taxonomy of Rap Names provided so much joy, entertainment and eye candy, especially on a subject I had dismissed to the lower recesses of my memory, I decided to make the ultimate commitment to the rappers lifestyle. I generated a rap name. So please, you can now refer to me as Rich Ice W. You’ll find me somewhere between Physical or Metaphysical Attributes and Alphanumeric.
We came across these amazingly miniscule sculptures on the KRonikle site recently and just had to share! Visit the original post to see more examples of Dalton Ghetti’s work. Here’s what the site had to say about this unique artist…
Brazilian born, Connecticut based, Dalton Ghetti carefully crafts the tips of pencils into amazing micro sculptures. These miniature masterpieces are a side project for the professional carpenter, who has been perfecting this art for the last 25 years. Dalton uses a razor blade, sewing needle, a sculpting knife, a steady hand and lots of patience to meticulously carve the graphite which can take anywhere between a few months to a few years. Over time he has broken many works in progress and keeps them in what he calls the cemetery collection. One of the most fascinating things about these tiny works of art is that he has never sold them, only given away to friends as gifts.
Whitney Stanton is a pixel slinger at The Flores Shop in Ashland. What’s that, you ask? She’s technically the art director. Stanton also designs clothes, jewelry, bags and other accessories. Watch her HYPETube feature to learn more about our talented designer. We’re so proud! (VIS: *Cheek Pinch*)