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MTV Just a Relic in the new “Music Video” Wilderness

It wasn't that long ago that MTV actually played music videos was it? I'm not that old, and I remember it. But then again, not only was that before Jersey Shore, but I'm pretty sure that was even before Laguna Beach. A link recently made the rounds that caught my attention. It was the video for Arcade Fire's "We Used to Wait". I'm not even sure "video" is the right word. The experience is wholly ...

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Pouring One Out For The Campaign That Died

Some of my absolute favorite ideas from inside the walls of MERCURYcsc never made it to market. It really bums me out to see them living as a digital file on a server where the masses will never see them. Ever. If you’re in the advertising game you’ve had to let go of some really good ideas. For one reason or another great ideas get canned, or worse, watered down. I teach graphic design at Montana State University ...

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Show Your Work

One of the greatest principles of my life—and I’m generalizing here, but only a little—is a phrase that was first shared with me in elementary school: “Please show your work.” Back then, this was tantamount to a death sentence because it was usually attached to a math problem, and, creative stereotype that I am, I struggled with the logic and order of those kinds of classes. I have vivid memories of sitting at the kitchen table with ...

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What We Read: Double Take

Kevin Connolly is slated as the keynote speaker for one of our pro bono clients, Special Olympics Montana, at the opening ceremonies of their State Summer Games, May 12 in Bozeman. Born in Helena, Montana in 1985, sans legs, Kevin has explored the world, established himself as an important photographer, won a silver medal in the X-games and recently penned the Harper Collins memoir, "Double Take." The wince-inducing passage in his book where Kevin splinters his jaw on an avalanche ...

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